Triund is the crown jewel of dharamshala , situated in the laps of dhauladhar mountains, it has the perfect view of the dhauladhar mountains on one side and kangra valley on the other. Triund is a very popular trekking spot . Triund attracts a lot of tourist every year from India and all over the world .
Triund trek can be described as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups . Triund has an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron . Trek is fairly easy for the first five kilometers but the last one kilometer may require a bit of toil , the last one kilometer is popularly know as the “22 curves” as it has 22 tiring curves before you finally reach Triund. Along the way there are many small chai shops where one can refresh during the hike. The traipse is worth it as the panorama when you reach triund is awe-inspiring and exhilarating .Triund is come-at-able for most part of the year except for when the byway to triund is cut off by heavy snowfall in the months of January and February . Trip to triund can be planed diversely.
The starting point of triund trek is galu , however there are many options to reach galu. Either you can hire a taxi from Mcleod Ganj till galu or you can start the trek right from Mcleod Ganj .From galu there is an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Although it is best if you can hike all the way but if you can not hike all the way then you can hire a horse /pony and enjoy the ride .
Triund is come-at-able for most part of the year except for when the byway to triund is cut off by heavy snowfall in the months of january and february . The best time for trekking is from March till May in first part of the year and September till December in the second half of the year. Though it is rainy in June and July but still trekking is possible ,the meadow is lush green presenting out of this world vista
In Triund, there is a Guest House operated by Forest Department Dharamsala and the booking can be done by visiting their office Forest Complex, which is behind Park Restaurant opposite to Dharamsala Police Station and General Post Office. (They have stopped booking over phone due to some tricky calls and some mischievous tourists) The rooms cost around 500 INR* (rates may vary) per day!.Clothing’s as per weather, shoes with good grip, water bottles, sun protection cream and hat/cap, First Aid Kit, and Chocolates and juice but remember to bring the empty pack of chocolate and juices or carry fruits like Orange, Banana as better options for Fresh Energy and also as these will not trash the Nature.