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Dainkund Peak

Dainkund Peak is located in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an elevation of 2751 metres above the sea level. This lush green peak is popular among trekkers due to its scenic trail and gorgeous vistas. The view of the beautiful Khajjiar Lake from the top of Dainkund also makes the trek worthwhile. Dainkund trek falls under the category of easy to moderate. It is a one-day trek that is 4.5 km long. Deodar forest and gurgling streams surround the trail that leads to the peak. The trek starts from a village called Alha which is at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie. Buses and taxis are available to reach Dalhousie. Frequent buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT leave for Pathankot from where you can find transportation to reach Dalhousie. Best season to visit Dalhousie is during the Summers. No accommodation option is available at Dainkund but plenty of hotels can be found in Dalhousie.
Heer Upadhyay
Indeed a thrilling trek experience. Around 1.5km of walk.In winter it is filled with snow so the stairs are not so visible which makes it a bit challenging, the snow was melting which added to the challenge of walking because it makes it slippery. It will be worth the effort once you reach the peak. Go further there is a beautiful temple too. The  serene view of kalash mountain is breathtaking.
Swati Verma
We booked a cab as the roads were very narrow and not really upto the mark. Nevertheless the beauty of the place made us overlook this fact and just immerse ourselves into the views which were surrounding us. We went to the Dainkund peak and made a short trek to the Pohlani devi temple at the top of the peak. Later we learnt from the tea sellers that a proper 4-5 day trek was available from here in case we had planned a longer visit.
Kunal Singh
After clicking the photographs, we started riding for our sight-seeing locations that we planned for the day. The first one was one of the two famous destinations closer to Dalhousie, Dainkund Peak or Kala Top. Dainkund Peak is famous for the scenic view of the Dainkund Temple which is surrounded by thick foggy clouds and Kala Top has this amazing, calming view from this hill-side cafe.Out of the two, we decided to stop at Dainkund Peak, since we had multiple destinations to cover and reach Dharamshala by the end of the same day. So we reached Dainkund Peak, and since half of the peak has this military setup and surveilence, so visiting the place is prohibited. The other side of the peak, where the temple is located, is equally beautiful and calm.
After freezing at night in -4°C, next day we were about to trek another peak of Dainkund highest peak in the region. We started trekking by 9 am & opening the route, reached at highest peak about 9600 feet.
Ghanshyam virda
With fresh morning at kalatop and after breakfast we started for trek to dainkund. One things happened, we stored water in one tank at night for morning use, but in morning it became ice on top.Dainkund is situated at 9038 ft from sea level. It is heights peak in Dalhousie with stunning 360 view.Always i realised when i complete trek at high peak pain, tiredness, depression, aggression run away... just feel that wind touching your ears, take a look to that beautiful nature around you, enjoy your winning battle.From dainkund many mountains like pir panjal range are visible.Indian air force base is also clearly visible from peak and not so far.It was fresh snow when we were there because just two days ago there was a snow fall. it's really fun to travel during winter if you love snow, it's also pretty good in summer and monsoon if you love greenery every where around you.When returning from peak sliding in fresh snow was best part near around 6:30 pm we reached back to kalatop base camp.Next day trek was for khajjiar but because of heavy snow fall on that route it was possible to trek there. it was sad news but on other also good news that we got time to spend on kalatop base camp. i was in love with that place till today that views are in my mind.