Trek to Triund Hill (McLeod Ganj) Dharamsala# Snow Covered Peaks of Dhauladhar
How to Trek to Triund Hill
This article will guide you on how to reach or Hike to Triund Hill without burning your pocket. One can access or Trek to Triund Hill and Laka or Illaqa in McLeodganj, Dharamsala, and Himachal Pradesh.
Triund Hill, with its actual top point at 10,632 feet (3240.6336 meters) and temple of Kunal Pathri Devi, hosts a ridge and the first camp-site Triund between 9150 to 9414 ft (2788.92 to 2869.387 m). The second high camp-site, SnowLine Café, is at around 3250 meters. One can trek to the real top point that is 10,632 ft (3240.6336 m) from the backside of SnowLine Cafe
From this top point you can enjoy 360° panoramic views of Triund Hill, Kangra Valley and wider view of Dhauladhar Mountains.
Rather than terming Trekking to Triund, it is more like Hiking as the trail is properly marked with 100% visibility and no chance of getting lost (unless one tries to get lost intentionally).
In Trekking you have to trace the trails and trek and sometimes do bush-whacking to make new trail, while in Hiking your just need to follow the laid out trek and trails.
Get to Dharamsala ISBT:
- By Road: Pathankot to Gaggal then Dharamsala or New Delhi to Chandigarh and then Kangra and finally Dharamsala.
- By Train: The nearest railway stations on the Simla-Kangra of narrow gauge line are at Jassur(Nurpur, Kangra, and Himachal Pradesh) and Paror railway stop near Nagrota(about 20 km south of Dharamsala). The nearest railhead of broad gauge is at Pathankot (about 85 km).
- By Air:Gaggal Airport (which is also known as Kangra Airport) to Gaggal market and turn left for Dharamsala no need to go Kangra.
Reach Dharamkot either on foot from Main Square of McLeodganj to a steep and rigid upward walk to your left hand side and take a walk of about 45 minutes via office of Regional Mountaineering Centre, Dharamsala.Turn left side from the three way intersection in front of the Regional Mountaineering Centre and then you will reach Dharamkot and stand in front of the Water Tank and the Govt Primary school of Dharamkot. You will also find a cafeteria here. Or you can hire an Auto Rickshaw or taxi/cab for INR 70/- and INR 500/- respectively to get a drop up to Dharamkot Primary School.
Just from the left side of the Water Storage Tank and the main gate of the Govt Primary School, Dharamkot a jungle trail starts which will consume one hour of walk and will lead you to Gallu Devi Temple.Or you can continue with hired taxi/cab/auto-rickshaw through a rough road up to Gallu Devi Temple. (It'll be costlier due to very poor road condition). Or If you are in Bhagsu Nag then you can follow a steep trek on the left of German Bakery which goes through shops and a temple and then Bhagsu Nag village and will finally end on the back side of Gallu Devi Temple. (This is a shortcut for Gallu Devi Temple, but a hard and stiff trek and will consume most of your energy, so try to avoid it).
After reaching Gallu Devi Temple, here you will come across another cafeteria/shop named Rest A While, and a new one Sun&Moon Café behind Gallu Devi Temple on top.From Gallu Devi Temple you can see Kareri and Bahl Village on North-West direction and BhagsuNag in East. Here you will also find three Guest Houses, providing rooms for stay for INR 500/- per night.
Follow a single trek going Northeast and in upward direction starting behind Gallu Devi Temple will lead you directly to Triund Hill.The track from Sh. Galu Devi temple gets a bit of tough, with steep curves and moderate trails.(Update* They have started horse and pony rides from Gallu Devi Temple to Triund)
It takes you about four hours (leisurely trek) and three hours (fast trek) to reach Triund Hill but for some it may take 6 hours to reach the top.On your way to Triund you will come across two refreshment shops first one named Magic View Cafė at a height of 2,500 meter (8,202.1 ft) run and owned by Shri Joginder Sharma since 1984 and other adjoining Magic View Cafė is Best View Cafė run by Shri Hemraj since 1998. Continue your trek after a rest and you will reach Triund Hill with in 1 or 2 hours depending upon your stamina. Parveen Tea Stall is the last tea stall you will find at the base of Triund Hill
QuestionIs it possible to take our private car to Triund?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. You can drive up to trail head, Gallu Devi Temple, ahead Dharamkot, and from there you must be on foot or horse/pony ride.Thanks!
QuestionIs there snow here during May and June?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. The snow is usually gone by April. Everything is changing. This season there was very little snowfall.Thanks!
QuestionHow long does it take to trek to Triund Hill?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt's approximately a three-hour hike.Thanks!
QuestionAre there any special things to remember while trekking from Triund to Inderhar?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerFirst of all, you must have someone who has knowledge of Lahesh Cave. After Lahesh Cave the trail is faintly marked with red arrows, but you still need good eyes and experience to trace those markers. It may be a good idea to hire a guide from Triund campsite or from Dharamkot McLeodganj. Take no risks if it is your first time.Thanks!
QuestionHow about a trek at the end of December? Is there snow or landslides at that time?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerDecember hikes are dependent on snowfall. A landslide is not likely, but you have to remain watchful on trails. If there is good snow on the trail you will need a guide. If there is little or no snow then you can go on your own.Thanks!
QuestionHow long does it take to trek Triund Hill?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt depends on your stamina. For the experienced hiker with good health and stamina, it takes around two-and-a-half hours. For a normal person with good health, it may take 3-4 hours. For a first-time hiker, it may take 4-5 hours more or less. If you want to enjoy your hike, then time is not the criteria, just go easy and enjoy the views.Thanks!
QuestionIs it possible to trek in December?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, but it is very cold, there is snow and the trek is tough.Thanks!
QuestionHow about a trek in January?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt will be cold in January. Make sure you are prepared.Thanks!
QuestionPlanning to go for this trek in March ,what is the temprature approximately? What is the difficulty level?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMarch hike is dependent on the level of snow and fresh snowfall. If no snow then it is an easy-to-moderate hike. With snow on the trail, it gets a little hard, but not that hard. For a snow hike, you need a guide. The temperature during the day should be around 25-35 but by evening, midnight and early morning it goes minus.Thanks!
QuestionWhat will the temperature be at Triund Hill in September?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAround 30 to 40 degrees.Thanks!
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- Reach early to pick up good camping spot
- If you are a first time trekker then start the trek early and trek in a non hurry mode.
- Water is scarce in the trail and is available some 1 km before the hilltop. So fill your bottle up and use wisely
- Reach before sunset.
- Do not walk on the outer steps of the trek and watch your steps. This trek is a moderate to easy category trek, so try to avoid any type of accident. Also please do not litter or throw garbage on the treks or down in the valley. Contribute and Help in keeping Nature Clean.
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