Triund hill lies about 10 kilometres from McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh, and is about 9278 feet high. Trekkers visit sacred mountains, ancient temples and quaint 'pahadi' villages hidden in valleys, waiting to be explored. There are rocks to scramble over, peaks swathed in mist, and in winter, snow crunching under your feet.
The Triund trek can be done in one day, so is perfect for a weekend getaway with friends. There are two routes for this trek: a longer one of 10 kms starting from Mcleodganj, or a shorter one of 6 kms starting from Galu Devi temple. It will take you 4-6 hours to get to Triund top, just in time for a spectacular sunset. You’ll be able to see absolutely breath-taking, 180-degree views of the mountains and the gorgeous Kangra valley.
There are some great campsites in Triund, with beautiful views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain range. There are also some lodges at the top, which are great options in winter when it can get very cold at Triund top.
Triund trek packages range from INR 1,800 to 6,900, depending on the number of days and the amenities and facilities requested.
The trek to Triund hill is open all year around, except in heavy snow or rain. The best time to visit is during the months of September and October, when temperatures are only moderately cold at dawn and dusk. If you wish to do a snow trek in Triund or even if you just love snowfall, then visit between November and March. The temperatures are sub-zero at night but the views are spectacular. The mighty Dhauladhar ranges and the Kangra valley are covered in a blanket of white snow during this time, and you’ll feel all the magic of a Himalayan winter.
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