Triund Trek - McLeod Ganj - Himachal
Triund is a ridge situated at an elevation of 2875 mt in the lap of Dhauladhar mountain range. It is very famous tourist spot in the western Himalayan range. To reach to this point one has to walk for 08 km from Mcleod Ganj town. Triund is also the gateway to reach and cross the beautiful and tough mountain pass called Indrahara Pass. Triund and above there are many big grasslands where one can see many shepherd grazing there herd of sheep and goats. From Triund one can hike upto Kunal Pathri temple as well which is located at an elevation of 3200 mt. To come back to Mcleodganj either walk back by same way or can take the different route which is steep downhill.
Shepherds, “Gaddis”, who migrate each spring with their flock from the foothills of the Kangra valley to the rich grazing areas of Chamba and Lahaul regions of Himachal Pradesh, Gaddi people inhabit on the both valleys of the Dhauladhar region namely Chamba and Kangra valley.
McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans.
Event : Triund Trek - McLeod Ganj - Himachal
Region : Himanchal
Duration: 4 Days
Grade : Easy
Max Altitude : 9,350 Ft.
Trekking Km : 7 km (from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu village) | 3 km (from Bhagsu Village to Triund)
Date : 2nd July
Charges : 7,900/- Per person
Highlights / trip overview:
- Visit Dalai Lama monastery
- Visit the Tibet Museum
- Forest walk to Naddi River
- Camping at Triund
- Hike to Triund snow line
Day 1: We meet directly at Delhi as per bus departure timing at ISBT bus stop. From here, we board a direct Volvo bus to McLeod Ganj saying goodbye to our city lives.
Day 2: We reach McLeod Ganj early in the morning. Our home-stay is located in mcleodganj, a picturesque location which is just a 10 min cab ride away from us with spectacular views of the entire valley. After breakfast at McLeod Ganj, we head to H. H. Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, and the Tibet Museum. We will also visit the St. Johns in the Wilderness Church and then sample some local cuisine for dinner.
Day 3: Today is The big day! We'll trek to Triund, one of the highest snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar mountain range. After an early breakfast, we'll head to Galudev Temple. We'll make our way to Triund, which is 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. It is a day-long hike but the serene mountainous landscape, rare wildlife and a trail dotted with magical little cafés with breathtaking views will keep you going. At night well camp in tents facing the majestic snow-clad mountain range
Day 4: After experiencing an unforgettable sunrise, we’ll have breakfast and trek right up to the snow line. Small icy streams and glacial waterfalls are a common sight on this trail. After Lunch we say goodbye to Triund and start our descent, reaching our hotel in mcleodganj by Evening.
Day 5: Spend the morning exploring Bhagsunag waterfall or gorging on some Bhagsu cake. Late afternoon we meet and make our way towards Sunset cafe. Trust us, there's no better place to witness a sunset in this valley from. The evening can be spent shopping or wandering around the lanes of the McLeod market.
Day 6: After breakfast check out from homestay we'll make our final shopping calls at McLeod Ganj. Post lunch we head to Delhi by a HRTC bus.
Day 7: We'll reach Majnu Ka Tila bus stop early morning. Trip ends. Say goodbye to the hills and hello to nostalgia for the next few months.
-Rooms will be on a double OR triple sharing basis with washrooms attached
-The home-stays will have running hot water facility
-These are home-stays and not hotels. There will be no room service
-We will provide 1 meal a day
-We will take care of breakfast every day
-We urge you to go explore the various cuisines that Mcleodganj has to offer
-We will be traveling from Delhi to Mcleodganj and back in hrtc buses
-We will transit within Mcleodganj by taxis (Naddi only) and Walk
Inclusions and Exclusions
- Local Bus fares to and from Delhi and McleodGanj
- Accommodation in cozy, rustic and comfortable home stays/ Hotel with decent amenities triple or four sharing basis
- Accommodation in good quality tents and sleeping bags while camping at Triund
- Private internal transport (taxis) through the trip (Naddi)
- One meal a day i.e. breakfast
- All activities as per itinerary
- Visits to places as per itinerary
- Basic medical and first-aid kit
- All permits, tolls and parking charges
- Experienced local guides
- Experienced Backpacker Tours representatives
- Personal expense
- Bottled water
- Cost of emergency
- Insurance / Rescue
- Personal Porter Charges
- Local body / Govt Charges
- Things not covered in inclusions
THINGS TO CARRY
Back pack & rain cover ( 50 - 60 ltr)
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Head torch with extra batteries
Water bottle/Hydration pack
Personal Medical Kit
BE COMFY AT THE TREKS
Down feather / Hollofil jacket
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant
Trekking shoes , Floaters/flip-flops Gaiters Gumboots.
Moisturiser / Lip balm
Toilet Paper & wipes
Quick dry towel
THINK ABOUT YOUR HEAD
-In Delhi, we will meet at Majnu Ka Tila by 5pm. We will assemble near the Gurudwara. Please do not be late.
-On your return journey from Delhi, please book your train or flights post 1 pm (to be on the safer side in case of any delays)
-Despite this being a backpacking trip, we will be running on a fixed schedule. Punctuality will be appreciated.
-This is not a leisurely trip. Please be prepared for a good amount of walking up and down hills and hilly terrain.
-Carrying rain wear is very important if the trip is between June-Sept. Take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your belongings dry.
-While we're moving in groups to various places, try and stick to the group and not wander off.
-The trip schedule is subject to change. Day of visits to the mentioned places could be shifted back and forth.
-While booking your transport to Delhi, please try and book refundable tickets wherever possible (especially flights)
90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.
75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance.
50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance.
25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.
0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.