Triund trek is a popular Trek in Himachal with picturesque views. It is the perfect trek for people who are beginners. The trek is not very difficult and is counted among the easier ones.
The Starting Point
We started our trek from Galu. Some people start their trek from Bhagsu Nag waterfall. You can either start the trek from Mc Leodgunj or can come till Galu on a vehicle. The road till Galu is quite craggy and narrow but, the pahadi drivers are proficient enough to drive and drop you safely to the start point – Galu Devi temple. It takes approx. 4-5 hours of trekking to reach the Triund top.
It is recommended for new trekkers to take a trekking package from a reputed tour operator.
Triund Trek Package Detail
Our package had the following inclusions
- Accommodation in tents on sharing basis
- 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner & 1 Breakfast and tea or coffee
- Sleeping tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and toilet tents
- English-speaking professional mountain guide, cook and kitchen helper
When you walk up towards the mountain you will find narrow paths with beautiful views.
We kept on walking and the houses in the town started appearing tiny and then disappeared.
Throughout the Triund trek, you will find lush-green mountains, dense forest and beautiful views.
All that we could see was nature, pine trees and mountains. Somewhere below the white mountain covered with snow was the Triund Top – Our Destination
This journey seemed to be an experience of a lifetime. Although we had our phones on the name of technology, at this point it was just a mere camera for us and we had to save our batteries for the next day also. We were far away from our daily life surrounded by technology, laptop, desktop, online food ordering and transportation apps. We had to save our water, food and walk on our own, unlike our daily routines. Isn’t it an experience of a lifetime?
The best thing about trekking is that you do a lot of physical work and breathe fresh air.
The Mid of the Trek
By the time we started feeling tedious we saw this beautiful view which again energized us again.
Somewhere below the white mountain was the Triund top where we had to spend the night. I and my small group were completely mesmerized by the view and excited to reach the top.
Magic view point
The Change In Weather
As we trekked up the path becomes narrower and the weather unpredictable. From the last 20 hours, we had witnessed all the weather changes from a bright sunny day in Delhi to the pleasant cold weather in Mc Leodgunj and rain here on the way to Triund top. After the rain, our trek becomes a bit difficult due to the mud but it was doable. If Triund is 10,632 feet above sea level then we were approx 8000 ft above the sea level.
If your water and energy drinks are over do not worry because you will see small shops on your way selling essential items. But, the price was 3X or more of the MRP.
The Triund Top
We spent our night on in a tent. Dinner was provided by the tour operator. The mountain next to the top was appearing magnificent because of the full moon. The wind was quite violent and felt like it would take off our tent. But, you need not worry as the guides were there to take care.
The next day we woke up to a beautiful sunny day and packed our belongings to go down to the base camp.
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