Triund Trek is one of the most visited treks in India. Almost 100000+ visitors hike up to Triund Trek every year. The beauty of this place has been spread among the people lately, therefore attracting nature lovers towards this stunning trek. The trek covers 7km of distance, which will take you 4 to 6 hours to reach depending upon your stamina. The Triund trek is easy to moderate.
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|Short Itinerary||Mcleodganj – Bhagsunag – Leta Village – Triund – Bhagsunag|
|Total Distance||14 km|
|Altitude Gain||2100 m to 2,850 m|
|Nearest Railway Station||Pathankot, PTK|
|Nearest Airport||Dharamshala, DHM|
|Nearest Inter State Bus Station||Dharamshala|
|Nearest Local Bus Station||Mcleodganj|
|Nearest Medical Facility||Mcleodganj|
Medication kit to carry for Triund Trek
Avomine : It is used to treat allergies, trouble sleeping, and nausea.
Crocin : It provides symptomatic relief from mild to moderate pain e.g from headache, or migraine.
Combiflam : It contains two painkiller medicines. They work together to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation
Muscle relaxant: It is used to mitigate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia.
Digene : Used against acidity caused by indigestion, providing quick relief.
Cetirizine : Used to relieve from allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching.
ORS : Oral Rehydration Solution, It used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea, a common illness in travellers.
Note: This is just an explanation of medication that may be required. Kindly consult your doctor for a prescription before trekking.
Safety in the Mountains
Dogs: When they are in the wild they are generally not dangerous, however, it must be considered that they are territorial animals and problems can arise. If the animal shows signs of aggression, you must not panic and do not run away, but retreat calmly and possibly interpose, between you and the dog, the backpack or a stick.
Bears: Triund is also known as “The Bear Valley”. But there are very rare cases of the bear encounter on Triund Trail due to aggressive tourism activities. To be safe, stay with your group or guide, avoid using deodorants or anything which has a strong fragrance, and don’t keep food in open. If the bear comes too close, don’t run! You cannot run away from the bear. Continue speaking in a calm voice and start walking away slowly. Any bear will most likely refuse to continue the encounter and leave unless it is aggressive. In the worst-case fall to the ground at the very last moment. Lie on your stomach with your legs spread slightly, or curl up in a ball. Cover your head with your fingers interlocking at the back of your head. In this position, you protect your face and neck. Wearing a backpack will help protect your back and neck. Don’t fight or shout. Stay still for as long as possible.
Stinging Nettle plant: Also known as “Bichu Buti” has the greatest number of medicinal properties but it is covered with stinging hair that can cause allergy and irritation as soon as you touch its leaves. If that happens, do not scratch the area instead wash it with soap and water as soon as possible and apply a moistened cloth and after some time irritation will disappear.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the activity may be cancelled and in such cases, you can reschedule your Triund Trek booking. However, no refund will be provided.
30 days or more: 90% of the total Package Cost is refundable
21-30 days: 75% of the total Package Cost is refundable
11-20 days: 50% of the total Package Cost is refundable
Less than 10 days: No refund
Yes, the total length of the trail is 7-8 Kms from Dharamkot. If you start early morning (6 am to 6:30 am) from Dharamkot, you can easily reach Triund Top in the afternoon. Stay there for 2-3 hrs, enjoy the view and then descend back to Dharamkot.
Triund Trial is properly marked and most of the time you will find people on the trail except in winters and rainy seasons. Therefore you can go alone for Triund Trek. If you are still confused, you can look for small cairns (piles of stones) made by locals on the diversions and follow them.
Triund trek is not so difficult as compared to other Treks. You can call it a moderate level trek because you don’t need many preparations before going for it. People of almost any age who are physically fit can do it easily. Most of the time people who do this trek are beginners.
Yes, it is safe to do this trek. Because the Forest department has constructed fences along the trail wherever there is less clearance or some risk. Moreover at the Triund Top also you will find cemented Buildings and Guesthouses which can be used in case of emergency.
There is no comparison between Triund and Kheerganga. Both have Different geography and features. If you want to enjoy a natural hot spring and flowing river along the Trail the Kheerganga is Best. If you want a clear view of the mountains and a beautiful sunset, then Triund Trek is best.
No, Alcohol is not allowed on the trek. Police officials will check your bags at the checkpoint and remove such items if found.
No, Triund doesn’t have any road. Walking is the only option to reach Triund Top.
Camping and Bonfire were banned in Triund from 2019. You can neither pitch a tent nor make a bonfire while on Triund Trek.
Total distance from Dharamshala to Triund is around 12 kilometers
Bring good quality Trekking shoes, Jacket, thermals, an extra pair of socks, a medium backpack and raincoat if you are planning for Triund Trek
Most of the time Triund Trek is open except if there are heavy rains or heavy snowfall. In case of heavy rainfall, Triund trek is entirely restricted however you can go on the Trail if it is covered with less snow and return back by the evening. For getting the latest info you can contact us.
In January Triund receives heavy snowfall, so most of the time in January you can only go up to a certain point on the trail and then you have to return back.
You can take a direct bus or book a direct flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. If you want to come by train then the first you should book a train ticket to Pathankot and from Pathankot, you can take a bus to Dharamshala or a toy train to Kangra.
Triund is at an elevation of 2850 m above sea level.
There is no specific meaning of the word Triund. Triund was used by locals as a pasture for grazing their animals. They were the ones who built these trails to reach there and temporary huts to stay there. They still use it for the same purpose. So if you visit Triund, don’t be surprised to see a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle grazing over there.
Triund Trek is at a distance of 6-7 km from Dharamkot.
Weather at Triund is always unpredictable. From January to March Triund receives heavy snowfall and temperature can vary from -5 degrees to 2 degrees. From April the snow starts melting and you can reach triund Top. Temperature can vary from 5 to 25 degrees. In June end, Triund receives heavy snowfall and most likely the forest department put restrictions on doing this trek. Late in August the temperature starts decreasing and you can visit triund and stay there till late December after that again it starts receiving snowfall. It depends on the amount of snowfall it received; if it is above 2 to 3 meters in thickness then the trek will be closed again.
Camping is banned in Triund, therefore you can’t hire Tents here. YOu have to book a package in which you can stay at Triund Guest House or you have to camp 2-4 km below Triund.
Most of the time it’s closed in June due to heavy rainfall and it’s not safe to visit hilly areas in such weather.
It is entirely safe because there are private as well as government guest houses on the top and most of the time you will find many other groups or families who will be there overnight. Moreover, the guides and locals are very friendly and helpful.
It is open most of the time. For the latest information, you can contact us
The best time to visit Triund is when it receives its first snowfall. The snow covers the mountains and during sunset, everything glows with that rich, golden colour that makes everything seem more cheerful.
Yes, it is open in august unless there are special restrictions from the forest department. If you plan to do it in august always make sure that everything is open by contacting us.
You can stay at Triund Guest House, do camping at Mana village which is 2-3 km below Triund or you can camp at Magic view (Midway).
There are three options. The first one is from Mcleodganj, you have to walk 9 km if you start from here. Second is Dharamkot, you have to walk 6.5 km if you start from here and the last is Gallu Devi Temple, you have to walk 5.3 km if you start from here.
There are other routes starting from Bhagsu waterfall and Khaniyara but they are only used by locals. You can also bypass Gallu Devi Temple if you start from Dharamkot and go through the village, but this path has many diversions and can be confusing.
You have to book the Package in which Guesthouse is included.
The average cost varies according to the starting point and facilities. Most likely it can be between INR 1200 to INR 2000.
You can book the Triund Trek Package on Uncia Trails website for ₹1499. This package includes staying at a guest house on Triund Top, Guide, Dinner and Breakfast. Other Package includes staying at Mana Village which is 2 km below Triund top.
If you continue on the Triund trail you can reach the snowline, Lahesh caves, Laka glacier, Indrahar pass, and Nag Dal. Other nearby treks are Thatharana Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, and Lam Dal Trek.
Mobile network is very unreliable throughout the trail. Dharamkot is the last point where you will get good signal strength. There are very rare chances that you will get a signal at Triund. If you have any emergency and you want to make a call, ask for help from the shop owners at the top. They will either tell you the exact place where you may get a signal or they will arrange it if it’s very urgent.
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