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  • Trip introduction

    This is a great trek for beginners as well as veteran trekkers who want to enjoy the winter landscape. Set in the beautiful and unique Kangra valley, the varied terrain, ample snow and fabulous views of the Dhauladhar range add to the beauty and make it a trekker's paradise.

    Destination

    The trek starts from Dharamsala/McLeodganj which over the years has become a well-known vacation destination in the hills. This bustling Tibetan Buddhist town is home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile. While in McLeodganj, we visit monasteries, museums here and the local Tibetan market.

    There are some fantastic camping sites at Triund with unending views of the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar range and the underlying Kangra valley.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy spectacular views of high Himalayan peaks | Photograph the majestic landscape and local flora and fauna | Explore the local Tibetan market

    Activity Details

    8200

    10892

    6561

    40 kms

    15 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 – Trek from McLeodganj to Triund

    After an early breakfast, we drive to the Galu Devi Temple which is a 30 minute drive, from where we begin our trek towards Triund. The trail passes through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar, and is steep but boasts excellent views of Dhramkot and Dhramshala valley. We reach Triund after trekking for around 5 hours. A flat meadow on top of a ridge, Triund receives a lot of snowfall during the season. Enjoy panoramic views of Dhauladhar range towards the north and Kangra valley towards the south from here. Overnight in tents.

    Camp at night under the stars.

    Day 1 Milestone

    McLeodganj

    Triund

    07:00 AM

    Food

    None | Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg||
    Day 2 – Triund to Snowline Cafe
    Day 3 – Triund to McLeodganj
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps and also once you book a trip with us the 'GIO Trekking Manual' which will cover this aspect extensively will be couriered to you. This is sure to help you enjoy the trek in very good shape.

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability. GIO's senior team can assist you with this, so when contacting us do mention if you need guidance on this front also refer to the trek grading system (physical rating scale). Once the right trek is selected comes your preparation. Once you have booked a trip with us we will courier the 'GIO Trekking Manual' to you which will have a complete practice drill explained in details.
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Kund on single/double occupancy basis and in high quality tents, clean fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, camping stools and tables, mess tent, toilet tents with portable toilet seats while camping.
    • All meals starting from lunch on Day 1 till lunch on Day 3 as well as snacks, tea and coffee
    • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First aid kit
    • Service tax

    Excludes

    • Porter/mule for personal bags

    • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
    • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
    • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack
    • Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents with:
    • Sleeping bags - fresh and clean
    • Camping mattresses
    • Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek)
    • Stools and tables
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
    • First aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T-shirt
    • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Down jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Camp shoes (sneakers/sports shoes)
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Small light weight towel
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
    • Walking stick/Trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books, if you like reading
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in
    • Rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings (in case of heavy rain)
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only
    • We carry a first aid or medical kit