Peaceful Buddhist monasteries, laid back cafes, sumptuous Tibetan food, beautiful valley views, and snow-capped mountains in the background. These were enough reasons for me to book tickets to Mcleodganj. But apart from everything else the prospect of trekking up the Triund hill was my top priority.
Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges. The hike up the hill is classified as easy to moderate level. Some blogs suggested that the trek is closed during the winter months of January and February owing to heavy snowfall.
Couchsurfing to the rescue
I started my journey from Delhi to Mcleodganj. Since this was an instant plan, there were no pre-bookings done. You need to shell out more money for accommodation in case of solo traveling. So instead of looking for hotel rooms, I contacted some active Couchsurfing hosts in the region. My presumption to land on a free couch was low because of such short notice. After several refusals, unexpectedly, a host accepted my request and agreed to pick me up to his place after completion of his college hours.