Day Hike to Triund

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Triund day Hike

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A day hike to Triund is considered one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Dharamshala region of India. This moderately challenging trek offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains, lush green valleys, and vibrant rhododendron forests. The trail starts from McLeod Ganj and ascends approximately 9 kilometers to reach Triund, with an elevation gain of around 1,100 meters. Along the way, trekkers pass through quaint villages, grazing pastures, and rocky terrain before reaching the picturesque campsite at Triund. This day hike is suitable for beginner to intermediate level trekkers and can be completed in about 4-5 hours one way. With its breathtaking scenery and relatively easy accessibility, a day hike to Triund offers outdoor enthusiasts a memorable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Triund Day Trek Quick Facts:

  • Start/ End Point of the Trek: Bhagsu Nag (Manu Adventures India )
  • Duration: 01 Day
  • Triund Trek Distance: 16 Kms
  • Triund Trek Height: 9350 feet
  • ATM: Last ATM is in McLeod Ganj
  • Mobile Network: AIRTEL/Vodafone works the best in these areas
  • Trekking Gradient: Easy To Moderate
  • Triund Day Trek Best Time: March till December
  • It takes around 7 hours to complete the entire Triund Trail. 


  • Day trek to Triund

    Embark on a journey to the Himalayan foothills, the gateway to the majestic Dhauladhar Mountains. Begin your day with an early breakfast in McLeod Ganj before setting off on a picturesque trek through a diverse forest of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees. This popular day hike offers a haven for birdwatchers, with various songbirds to be spotted along the trail. The well-marked path leads you up to Triund, where you can choose to drive to Galu temple and commence your 3-4 hour steep ascent to the alpine meadow. Along the way, small tea shops offer a welcome respite for refreshments. While some sections of the climb may be challenging, the serene surroundings of Rhododendron and Oak trees make the journey worthwhile. As you reach the Triund ridge, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar peaks and the Kangra valley. After a light lunch at Triund, begin your descent back to McLeod Ganj, passing by the impressive Bhagsunag waterfall. The return journey is quicker, allowing you to savor the beauty of the landscape. If time permits, make a stop at Shiva Café for evening snacks, admire the majestic Bhagsunag waterfall, and pay a visit to the Bhagsunag temple for blessings. This trek offers a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and spiritual experiences, making it a memorable excursion in the Himalayan foothills.


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  • Height: 2875 m
  • Distance: 16 Km
  • Difficulty Easy to Moderate.
  • Overview : Triund Hike is one of the most popular trek in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Triund trek is popular hiking route mainly because of ease and accessability.
  • One side stunning views of Kangra Valley and other tall snow capped Dhauladhar range.
  • Best time to visit: April to November
  • For Experts: December to March
  • Every 20 mins you will find cafes to buy snacks and water.
  • Mobile Network is available.

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  • Every Day

Note: Customization available

How to reach Dharamshala/Mcleodganj?

Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu, and Chandigarh. A number of state-owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Dharamshala. Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj.

Things To Carry for Triund Day Trek 

  • Warm clothes
  • Day pack (20-30l)
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking shoes
  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Energy Bar

**FAQs - Day Hike to Triund**

1. **What is the height of Triund peak and how long does the hike take?**

Triund peak is 2850 meters above sea level, and the hike is approximately 18km which can be completed in 6-7 hours.

2. **What are the best views to expect during the Triund day hike?**

The hike offers breathtaking views of Kangra Valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges. You can also see Moon peak, Rifle horn, and the mighty Dhauladhar range clearly visible.

3. **What are the two routes to do the day hike to Triund?**

The easiest way is to take a cab to Galu temple and start hiking from there. The other route starts from Bhagsunag waterfall, which is shorter but steeper from the beginning.

4. **What are some quick facts about the Triund day trek?**

- Start/End Point: Bhagsu Nag - Trek Distance: 16 Kms - Trek Height: 9350 feet - ATM: Last ATM is in McLeod Ganj - Mobile Network: AIRTEL/Vodafone works best - Trekking Gradient: Easy To Moderate - Best Time: March till December

5. **How long does it take to complete the entire Triund trail?**

It takes around 7 hours to complete the entire Triund trail.

6. **What is the recommended itinerary for the day trek to Triund?**

The trek starts from McLeod Ganj, passing through a mixed forest of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees. The well-marked trail leads to Triund, offering birdwatching opportunities and refreshments at small tea shops along the way.

7. **What can I expect at Triund once I reach the top?**

Triund is an alpine meadow situated atop a flat ridge with fine views of Dhauladhar peaks and Kangra valley. You can enjoy a light lunch before descending back to McLeod Ganj, passing by the Bhagsunag waterfall.

8. **Are there any specific recommendations for the descent from Triund?**

Descending from Triund back to McLeod Ganj takes less time than the ascent. Consider visiting Shiva Café for snacks, spending time near the Bhagsunag waterfall, and visiting the Bhagsunag temple.

9. **What is the best time to undertake the Triund day hike?**

The best time for the Triund day hike is from March till December when the weather conditions are favorable for trekking in the region.

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