Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek

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Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Ideal destination for solo travelers - Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal

This is a trip which can be covered in 2-3 days easily including local sight seeing and a one day trek. There are many volunteering options available for all those having some time and interest to devote time to help others. Locals are very helpful.

For someone planning a solo trip, this can be an ideal destination even for first timers as tourists are many and locals are very helpful.

Stay: One can stay at Dharamshala or McLeodganj depending upon the sequence of places one wants to visit. For trekkers, staying at McLeodganj and starting the trek in morning is a more convenient option.

Transport: Local transport is possible by hired taxis. For backpacking trip, local buses are readily available and are quite economical.

Get in: Dharamshala and McLeodganj are easily approachable by various buses starting from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate). Volvo/AC/Non AC options are available

Temperature: Should carry a jacket for mornings/evenings in Indian summer months.

Some points to remember for solo travelers:
1) As usual, travel light, especially while going on trek.
2) Do keep water and some high energy stuff to eat. You can get maggi, omelettes, tea etc at two points in between the trek and at the top of triund trek.
3) To the local people, time runs very slow and they always tell you the distance is easily coverable in 15-25 minutes whereas it actually takes a normal person 1-2 hrs easily. Otherwise the local people are very helpful.

Situated at a height of nearly 1300-1400 m (4000-5000 ft), this is a must watch especially for all cricket fans
Photo of Cricket Stadium - Dharamshala by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Triund trek - A one day trek with well laid out trail which can be covered easily even by first timers. The last 20 minutes ascent is quite exhausting but the view at the top is completely refreshing. Also, not to forget the maggi/omelette/ginger honey garlic available at two points en-route and also at the top.
Photo of Notice at the top of trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of On Triund Trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Triund Trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Triund Trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Triund Trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
Photo of Triund Trek by Vaibhav Khandelwal
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