Trekking To Triund & Beyond

Tripoto
2nd May 2015

Pitched our tent at Triund

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Vibrant sunflower fields of punjab

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First view of the snow capped peaks at Kangra

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View of the Triund peak from McLeodGanj

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Breakfast ! :)

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The trek begins from Dharamkot

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The initial part is easy..

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And we go deeper....

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The trail becomes rocky

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And narrow...

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View of Dharamshala

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A very narrow trail

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Best View Cafe...before Triund Hill

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View of Dharamshala from Best View Cafe

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Onwards to Triund

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And the weather gods welcome us

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The peak hidden above the clouds

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View from our tent

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Weather clears..Last rays of the sun hit the peaks

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Just loving the view

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View from our tent

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The peaks on a full moon night

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The bon-fire helped :)

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Sound asleep

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Hail

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Time for breakfast. Maggi & Cappuccino

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Time to trek to the Snow Line

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Enroute to Snowline

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Just rocks..

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Thats Triund Hill

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First encounter with snow

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Snow Line is just around that bend :)

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Welcome to paradise

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Illaqa

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Illaqa

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Illaqa

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Just snow and pine trees

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Time to head back

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Almost at the base

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And we leave, only to return someday

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Sunset over rolling hills

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The Four Seasons

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Chocolate Croissants at Llamoh's

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Coffee for the soul

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Graffiti at McLeod

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Graffiti with a message.

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And there they are...freshly baked chocolate croissants at Lhamo's Croissants

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Great place for Breakfast. Lhamo's Croissants !! :)

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The view from Magic view cafe

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Triund !!!

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Caught the last rays of the sun & moonrise from inside our tent.

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Trail to Snowline cafe & beyond to Illaqa

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Looking back at the trail covered.

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The view of Triund Hill enroute to Illaqa

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Good morning. Ready to trek to Illaqa.

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Triund campsite

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Setup the tent amidst a light drizzle...

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Moving on towards Illaqa

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Illaqa

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So beautiful but one wrong step is all it takes.

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The trek up from Illaqa to Snowline is killing...but worth it.

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Snowline cafe

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Almost there. Just crossed the snowline.

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Quite close to Magic view cafe /Best view cafe

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The trail after Gallu Devi becomes tougher....

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And much tougher....

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The climb towards Gallu Devi....

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Hitting The Highway....Sunflower Fields Of Punjab

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First view of the mighty Dhauladhar range :)

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Morning breakfast.

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Maggi & cappuccino. Does it get better? :)

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On the way back to Snowline.

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Caught between a rock and a hard place. Enroute to Illaqa.

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Back at Lobsangs Four Seasons Cafe. Amazing Tibetan and Italian food.

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Catching 40 winks after a long day of trekking.

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First view of snow along the trek.

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Of thin trails and travels...

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Continuing towards Gallu Devi temple...

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Start the trek from Dharamkot. About 2 km from McLeodganj.

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The Yak cheese wasn't enough. This is more like Breakfast :) Chicken lasagna, mushroom & capsicum pizza and hummus at Seed Cafe :) Yummy !!

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Breakfast on Day 1 - Sourdough bread and yak cheese

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View of the Triund peak from the Tokyo House hotel in McleodGanj

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