Trihund Trek

Photo of Trihund Trek by Karan Singh

Triund Trek

Triund is a charming hamlet perched at an altitude of about 2,828 m, in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at the foothills of the Dhauladhar range and is considered as the heart of McLeodganj and Dharamshala, from where the trek begins.

Triund Trek is considered one of the most popular and easiest treks in Himachal Pradesh. Every year a lot of trekkers and tourists hike this adventurous trail.

Triund is a small hill station with large land of green grass, deodar, oak, pine, and Rhodeodaran forest.

This trek has a lot to give to its takers - an enthralling view of the Dhauladhar range as well as the Kangra valley, the pristine snow glittering in the sunlight, the bright colors of the wild rhododendrons popping out here and there, exploration of the forest amidst massive pine and oak trees, and most importantly, the all-pervasive serenity that makes any trip to the mountains so special.

The total distance of the Triund trek is 9 km (5.6miles) which can be covered in 4-5 hours. Beginners can also undertake this trek.

This adventure trek has two starting points one starts from Dharmakot and the other from Mcleodganj. We will start this trek from Dharmakot. Mcleodganj to Triund distance is 10 km.

Triund is accessible all around the year. The best time to visit Triund is in the months of May-June and September-October. The summer season is counted as the best time to visit and explore the beauty of Triund. For a chilly and snowy experience, winters are a good time to visit. In the monsoon season ( June & July) this place witnesses heavy rainfalls. In monsoon season it is highly advisable not to do trekking in Triund. Camping adds charm to Triund Trek. Experience waking up to the most beautiful sunrises and ending the day with scenic sunsets. In the night, the sky is all star-studded.

On this adventure, experience nature at its best and stay in camps overnight, sharing tents and sleeping in sleeping bags!

Nearby places to visit

Triund is a popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh and offers a majestic view of the Himalayas. There are a lot of interesting places to visit nearby such as Bhagsu falls, which is a popular tourist attraction and famous for its captivating and refreshing waterfall, Namgyal Monastery is known as the abode of Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader, is a great place with a tranquil atmosphere, the perfect place to learn about Tibetan culture. Mcleodganj has several trekking destinations which make the place a tourist hub; some of the treks are the karri river trek, the Guna Devi temple trek, and the Indrahar pass trek.

The best way to reach McLeodganj or Dharamshala is to take an overnight bus from Delhi. Dharamshala to Triund Distance is 8 km. You can also catch a train from Delhi. The nearest Railway station is in Shimla- Kangra District and from there you can take a direct bus to Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. Flights are also available to Dharamshala ( TheGaggal Airport or Kangra Airport) and from there you can take a private taxi to reach Mcleodganj.

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Photo of Trihund Trek 1/3 by Karan Singh
Photo of Trihund Trek 2/3 by Karan Singh
Photo of Trihund Trek 3/3 by Karan Singh