If anybody ask me about the coolest as well as pocket friendly destinations to explore I would definitely suggest him/her to visit Himachal Pradesh once and there are some very famous places where you can visit with your friends and family for example:- Kullu and Manali , Dharamshala, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Dalhousie, Kasol and many other.
So, here is my experience of triund trek (Dharamshala).It was a 23rd Dec.2017 early in the morning one of my college friend call me and said we have decided to go for a trip to mcleodganj and you are coming so be ready we will meet in ISBT bus terminus (ISBT is the oldest and one of the biggest inter state bus terminus in india opened in 1976). as it was not a planned trip we had not book tickets in advance so we faced some problems to get our tickets. I recommend you to book your tickets in advance. you can book your tickets from RED BUS.COM and any other website also now the main part what does it cost so here is your answer if you are travelling from
HIMACHAL PARIVAHAN (Ordinary bus) than it will cost around
And if we are talking about volvo A/C seater semi sleeper than it will cost around
800-1000( prices may fluctuate)
After reaching to dharamshala you need to take bus or any other transportation if available to reach mcleodganj one day is enough to explore mcleodganj there are some places that I personally recommend you to visit is bhagsunath temple, shiva café, and the soul of the place is BHAGSU WATERFALL .where you enjoy the very famous maggi, tea,eggs etc. before trekking to triund. we went to a restaurants for launch. and after taking our meal we started trekking if you are going to triund than I suggest you to book a guide they will charged 3000-5000 if you want to avoid the hassle is peak season it is better to book a guide. The amount include the cost of staying at triund. However there are other option of staying in tent in triund.
The trek to triund will take around 4-5 hours but it depend on fitness of an individual .on the way one can find the perfect view of dhauladhar mountains and beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron .along the way there are some chai shops to refresh you. we started our trek 3 pm and we reach our destination at 6 pm and it was great feeling to see mountains around you covered by white snow there were some students they also belongs to delhi sharing their ideas and their trekking journey we bought tent for 2000 Rs we were so lucky that we got tent because we had not booked tent but fortunately one extra tent was there.
Next day we waked up early in the morning and the view was incredible the sun was rising behind the mountain next day we got dawn from triund. we started at 9 am. it took two hours to reach mcleodganj. from there I had booked my bus back to delhi.