Name of the trek : Triund Trek
Duration : 3 Days
Location : Himachal
Season : Summer (mar – june)
Autumn (sep – nov)
Grade : Easy
It is a short trek on the oldest migratory route followed by shepherds of Chamba and Kangra. Years ago, the British began trekking to Triund on this route and today it is a poular trek route with the domestic as well as foreign tourists. The views from Laka are breathtaking and you occasionally come across shepherds rearing their flock of sheep in the green pastures.
Day 00. Delhi to Pathankot
Board the overnight train from Delhi to reach Chakki Bank early in the morning.
Day 01. Pathankot to Triund (2975m) 6-7 hrs
Drive about 2 hrs towards Gallu temple by car. Breakfast enroute. Start walking on the well defined trail in woods from Gallu temple to Triund 3 hrs. Camp overnight at the meadows in Triund .
Day 02. Triund to Laka (3350m) and back 4-5hrs
Have a relaxed start, after breakfast walk for 2-3 hrs to reach Laka. Laka offers an amphi-theatre view of the Moon peak and Dhaula Dhar ranges . Absorb the breathtaking views and start the downhill walk to reach the campsite for the hot lunch. One can also spend this day sipping tea, catching up with the local tales and just walking around camp.
Day 03. Triund to Pathankot 3hrs trek & 3hrs drive
Walk down to McLeod Ganj (originally established as a British garrison in the 1850s). Lunch in a restaurant and explore the township, which is more Tibetan than Indian. Home of his Holiness Dalai Lama McLeod Ganj is the capital of the Tibetan Government in Exile. Drive 3 hrs to the Pathankot railway station to board the overnight train.
Day 04. Arrive Delhi
Reach Delhi by 4.20am. Trip ends !
TREK TO TRIUND
ACCOMPANIED BY A GUIDE
ALTITUDE : 2850 METRES.
STARTING : 1750 METRES, McLEODGANJ
TIME : 8 HRS. TO AND FRO
DISTANCE : 18 KMS (BOTH WAYS)
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE :
McLEODGANJ-DHARAMKOT/GALOO MANDIR/MAGIC VIEW/TRIUND. GRADUAL CLIMB BUT STEEP AT THE END. FOREST REST HOUSE FOR RELAXING. FOOD IS AVAILABLE IN SEASONAL STALLS.
WHAT TO SEE :
RHODO AND CEDAR TREES-HIMALAYAN OAK TREES BEGONIA AND ORCHIDS (JULY AUG.) WILD GOAT-BLACK BEAR OR LEOPARD, SNOW PHEASANTS, KALIJ, KAKLAS, AND MONAL ETC. KITES-VULTURE AND OTHERS SEASONAL BIRD, FLOWERS AND HERBS.