First trekking experience – Triund Trek

27th Sep 2015

I am Delhi university bachelor student. This was my first trekking experience with two of my other female friends from the university. A spontaneous yet less planned out trip to Mcloedganj, Himachal Pradesh was excecuted once we hit the road. 2500 bucks was all we had, per person, when we reached Kashmere gate to take a bus to Himachal. With just some casual online research and a bag full of excitement we set out to explore a land where we havent set foot before. Earphones pitched to our ears we roamed around Dharamsala, Himachal pradesh where our bus stopped to let all the passengers leave for their further journeys. We booked a single room in dharamsala for two nights. We travelled in local buses, talking to local people, having local street food. Relying on google maps and friendliness of the place we reached mcleodganj and later dharamkot in HP. Then Triund happened.  We started our journey from dharamkot with fellow travelling trekking partners of our own without relying onto each other for support. Each of us did a trek of our own like it was thrill and adventure which was in search of us not the other way around. We reached a middle point of our trekking to sit for tea and some rest. Just like its name, Magic view, it was truely magical to watch majestic mountains in front of our bare eyes. After trekking for 9 kms, we reached Triund. It was truely a  ' Kahaan hoon main' moment for us all. Covering and uncovering of mountains by pure white shield of clouds was a treat to watch.Dark blue color tents and green fresh grass covered with dew set a perfect contrast to cloudy surroundings. Sitting 800 ft above sea level was a liberation that cannot be campared with anything else. 

It was win that we felt reaching the highest mountain top. A victory over ,what stops us from setting out for a journey which may bring thorny bushes on our way. A reminder to us to go and explore irrespective of our genders and prejudices.