About Triund Trek, McLeodganj
Triund, situated at an altitude of 9,278ft. is one of the most popular trek to go over a weekend from Delhi and Chandigarh. This trek has a lot to offer you right from the starting of the trek. The trek gives a picturesque view of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges and the Kangra Valley. It starts from the town of Mcleodganj, which itself is famous for monasteries, temples, waterfalls, lakes, and other such beauties. Mcleodganj is also known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its large settlement of Tibetians in the region. Mcleodganj was named after Sir Donald Friell McLeod, a Lieutenant Governor of Punjab.
It is one of the most popular and easiest treks in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Every year thousands of trekkers from different corners of India come and visit this wonderland irrespective of the season.
The trail to the Triund top is full of green grass, Oak trees, Pine forest, and Rhodeodaran forests that has majestic views of the Dhauladhar ranges. The best time to do this trek is March to June or from September to December.
Triund is not less than any winter paradise, it gets fully covered with snow during the winter season and the white blanket of snow gives a serene view of the open ground and the snow-clad mountains surrounding it adds more charm to it, Monsoon season is generally not recommended as the trail is steep and gets slippery and becomes a bit risker for the first time trekkers. Only the experienced trekkers can pave their way out through the rough trails during the monsoon season.
Another fascinating thing about this trek is that it doesn't end there at the top, one can trek further to the Lahesh Cave and then to the Indrehar Pass. Indrehar Pass is at an elevation of 4300mtrs. so the trail gets much steeper at the end.
Day-1: McLeodganj to Triund Top
Start the trek as early as possible from McLeodganj, because the earlier you reach your campsite, the earlier you can sit for watching the sunset. Also, the trail is not that smooth enough and has a steep ascent at some points so it is always better to reach the location within daylight to avoid any problems in the unknown place. On way, you can take a quick break at the cafes to boost up your energy and have some food or drink.
Reach your campsite, freshen up, take a rest, and witness the most beautiful sunset ever while the cool breeze constantly refreshes you.
You will be served some hot evening snacks, with a bonfire (only if the forest official permits). As it gets dark you will get to see millions of stars just above you which is no less than a galaxy. Have your dinner and take a rest or stargaze and if you are good with cameras, then this can be your best night for astrophotography.
Day-2: Triund Top to McLeodganj
Try waking up early morning and witness the best sunrise before we start descending down to the town. The other beautiful thing apart from the sunset of the last day is the same sun rising today. The sunrise from the Triund top is not less than magic as the sun rays light up the entire Kangra Valley.
After having your breakfast with a splendid view of the mountains start packing your bag and gradually we start descending down to the town. The same trail looks so beautiful when the sun rays pave its way all through the forests making everyone fall in love with nature and mountains.
Some Important Tips
Try to make your backpack as light as possible. Carry a few warm layers as the temperature falls during the night and feels cold enough. Although the temperature can be freezing cold during the winter season.
Carry Headlamp or Torch with you which will help you in moving around the campsite in the evening.
Carry water bottles and some protein bars along with you which will help you in hydrating your body from time to time and gain some lost energy along the way.
Do not wander off on your own without informing your guide or trek leader, as this can be very dangerous for your life.
Carry proper trekking shoes because there are sections with rocks and boulders which can be very dangerous to walk on.
Cellular network connectivity is not that good in the valley so it is advised to make all important calls when you are about to start the trek.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek. Anybody found doing so would be terminated immediately.
Booking Confirmation Policy
The customer receives a confirmation about the booking via e-mail within 24 hours of successful booking. In case a customer has not received any e-mail from us on booking confirmation post 24 hours, he/she can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or can also call us at 8759990845.
In case we find that there are no slots available for a certain date, the customer will be given the option to reschedule to some other date or cancel the trek with full refund to their source account within next 10 business days.
If cancellations are made within the last 15 days before the start of the trek, 30% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
If cancellations are made within the last 10 days before the start of the trek, 50% of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek might get canceled. In such cases, operators will try their best to provide an alternate date or alternate trek to the customer. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same, customer can book some other tours for some other dates.
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The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
All the applicable refund will be done in the customer's source account.