Trekking has nothing to do with hiking or mountaineering. Trekking means-walking in the mountains. When it comes to trekking, Himalayas is the only place we can think of going for trekking. Trekking is like meditation. Many people who look for solitude, want a break from daily life, bird watchers, nature lovers, and photographers go for trekking. India is an incredible county with endless sightseeing and adventuresome places. Indian states like Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are the most preferred states when it comes to trekking. Himachal Pradesh welcomes thousands of trekkers every single year. The state has some very beautiful trekking destinations. Hampta Pass, Kasol-Kheerganga, Kheerganga, Triund are some of the popular treks.
Region- Himachal Pradesh
Distance- 9 km
Starting point- Galu Devi temple, Bhagsu Nag Waterfalls
Triund trek is an easy trek and is for each age group. From an 8-year-old child to a sixty-five-year-old man are eligible to undertake this trek. The trek has scenic beauty and is very beautiful. You will be delighted by the spirituality and serenity of the trek. If you plan to do this trek, please consult your physician before undertaking this trek. If you are suffered from Asthma and heart-related problems, you must not do this trek. Triund trek means tranquil which means peace and calmness all around. Triund is a wonderful place which is situated in the Kangra district of Himachal. This beautiful and serene trek stands at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level.
Triund trek comes in ‘the easest treks of Himachal Pradesh’ category. This adventurous trek is nestled in the heart of the Dhauladhar ranges of the great Himalayas. This is considered an ideal trek for nature lovers and bird watchers. The trek is accessible all round year.
This 9 km long trek can be covered in a single day (in 5 to 7 hours). The starting point of the trek is from Galu Devi temple which is not far from Mcleodganj. From the summit, you will witness the great view of the setting and the rising sun. The trail to the top goes through dense forests of green oaks, rhododendrons, and alpine trees. The trail is surrounded by snow-covered pathways, lush green meadows and grasslands and a massive variety of flora and fauna.
The trek is not tough at all thus can be covered by each age group. The length of the trek is 9 km. out of which first 6 km are very easy to climb but the last 3 km are full of a steep climb and tricky paths. The trek has 22 sharp curves which makes it a little difficult otherwise, it is the easiest trek in the Himalayan region. The trek does not require any prior trekking experience. Anyone who has not done any trek before can also undertake this trek without any second thoughts.
The trek starts from either the Galu Devi temple of Bhagsu Nag Waterfalls. As per your convenience, you can start the trek from any of these two places. The view from the top of Triund is surreal and like a medicine to a wounded soul. You will get a chance to catch the mesmerizing views of the Dhauladhar ranges and the Kangra valley. Both places are breathtakingly beautiful. The view of the setting sun and the rising sun is jaw-dropping. The nights here are a way to better than the days.
If you go trekking there, do not miss the camping fun at any cost. Camping at the top is a fantastic and memorable experience. You will immediately fall in love with the place and will not want to go back home. Camping under the starry sky with a bonfire is like a dream come true.
Although the Triund trek is accessible all around the year, the best time to undertake this trek in summer. In the summer season (months from mid-April to late June or early July) are ideal months. In monsoon and winter, the terrains become slippery and there is fog all around which do not give a clear view of the surrounding. In Monsoon due to heavy rainfall, all kinds of adventure activities are suspended and in winter, due to heavy snowfall pathways are blocked and the risk increases.