Day Hike to Triund

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Triund day Trek

About The Triund Hike:

Triund trek is an approximately 18km trek and can be easily done in 4-6 hours which makes it possible to do it within a single day but the best part is to watch the sunset. There are two routes to do this day hike, the easiest way is to take a cab to Galu temple and start your hike from there and the other route is from Bhagsunag waterfall which is short but steep from the beginning.

Triund Day Trek Quick Facts:

  • Start/ End Point of the Trek: Bhagsu Nag
  • 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


  • Day trek to Triund

    Trek to Himalayan foothills, the first range of Dhauladhar mountains. Leave McLeod Ganj after early breakfast and walk through the mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees. This is the most popular day hike. The trail is well marked all the way up to Triund. We can drive to Galu temple and start our hike from there it is 3/4 hours steep ascent to Triund. Small tea shops on the way can provide good refreshments. Triund is an alpine meadow situates atop a flat ridge with fine views of peaks of Dhauladhars on one side and Kangra valley on the other side. After light lunch at Triund start descending to McLeod Ganj from the other side crossing the biggest waterfall of Bhagsunag and if we have time we can visit Shiva Café to grab some evening snacks.


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10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon to Sat)



  • 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.

Available Group Departures:

  • 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

Triund day Trek FAQs

1: What is the altitude of Triund ?

Triund is located in the Dharamshala in the lap of Himalaya. It is 9600 ft or 2850 meter above sea level.

2: How long is the Triund Day trek?

If we start from Mcleodganj it is 9 km one way and another option is to drive up to Galu temple from there it is 7 km one way.

3: Can we do Triund trek in one day?

Yes we can do a day hike and return the same day, we just need to start early to complete it before sunset.

4: How difficult is the Triund Trek?

Triund trek is perhaps one of the easiest and beautiful treks to do in the Himalayas. It is a prime tourist attraction of the state.

5: Is the Triund trek safe for the kids?

Yes, it can be done by the kids also as they are more energetic. Ideal age for kids for a day hike to Triund would be 6 years plus.

6: Why is Triund famous?

Triund trek is known for its undulating and well defined trails which are steep and passes through the scenic forest lined with oak and rhododendron.

7: Which is the best route for triund trek?

There are two ways to reach the top one is from Galu temple and the other route is from Bhagsunag waterfall. Galu temple route is much easier as it has a well defined trail and it is good for day hikes.

8: Does it snow in Triund and what is the best time to visit?

Yes it snows in Triund and it is open all throughout the year.

9: Is there a mobile network available at Triund?

Yes the network is available throughout the trek to Triund.

10: Is there any Toilet facility available?

No, there are no washrooms available.

11: Is a guide necessary for Triund Day Trek?

I always advise that for any day hikes or treks you should always take a guide with you.

12: How far is the snowline from Triund?

Snow line is further 3 km from Triund top. one side

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