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Triund is the Jewel of Mcleodganj. Trust me, if you don’t complete this 3 hours trek to Triund, your McLeodganj visit is incomplete.
We planned the trek to Triund after we had explored Mcleodganj in 3-4 days. We were sure that the trek would be exhausting. So, we did not make any plans after the Triund trek.
Before starting the trek, we had to find a tent and sleeping bag on rent. There are close to 30 travel agents in McleodGanj who can rent you a tent and sleeping bag for Triund. Make sure you get the best deal. I asked all these travel agents and got the cheapest option. Drop a comment here and I will let you know which Travel agency will give you the best deal.
Tent & Sleeping Bag for Triund (Triund Trek)
We started the trek at around 12 pm, after having breakfast. We planned to reach the camping site before 4 pm. We didn’t want to miss the setting sun transforming the mountains from snow-clad to gold plated. So, we started the trek to triund, excited by the view that would delight us!
First Stretch of the Trek to Triund (Triund Trek)
The initial stretch of the trek was easy. We strolled at peace considering the complete trek to be such. Little did we know what was in store for us. This road was accessible by vehicles. A jeep offered us lift. But, we refused as we were determined to trek till the top. As the wind was spinning music through the stalwart trees, we kept hiking. It was peaceful and very close to nature. As we progressed on our way to triund, we witnessed some amazing views.
On our way to Triund (Triund Trek)
The next stretch of the trek was tougher. The path became steeper and the altitude higher. We were trekking with full vigour. As we were getting exhausted, we saw a herd of sheep. A shepherd dog guided these sheep along with the shepherd. This was the cutest dog ever! I have always been a dog lover. So, I requested the shepherd and took charge of the flock along with the shepherd dog. The funniest part was that this dog was scared by the sheep! How would it help the shepherd to control the flock?
The Shepherd & his dog (Triund Trek)
The Flock of sheep enroute Triund (Triund Trek)
This flock helped us to complete the moderate stretch. We were exhausted and decided to relax at a tea shop. This was not an ordinary tea shop. It was magical! The view from here was spectacular. As we sat sipping tea, overlooking the mountain, the best feeling sank in. The feeling of rejuvenation! The feeling of tranquility! It was phenomenal. We were so excited about reaching the camping site after this view!
Amazing tea with a view, Triund (Triund Trek)
The Magical view from Tea shop (Triund Trek)
We were exuberant to reach the trek. But, our body was against it! Once we spent some time at the tea shop, it was difficult for us to trek forward. The most difficult stretch of reaching Triund was starting now! We were now taking frequent breaks. Eventually, the trekking time was less that resting. As we struggled to reach the peak, we saw some european folks happily hopping on rocks and galloping towards the Triund camping site. But, our pace had slowed down a lot.
On the way to Triund, my exhausted friend, Akshat (Triund Trek)
We mustered all the energy possible. Finally, we reached the camping site. The 5-6 hours of strenuous trek was totally worth it! The view of the majestic, snow clad mountains was pristine! We found some fellow travelers. They were either setting up tent or spending jolly time. It was around 6.30 pm when we reached. We missed the gold-plated view of the mountains. But, what we were seeing, was still amazing. There was a small shop which had some stock of food. We enquired if he can cook for us. To our pleasant surprise, he narrated the available food items. We chose Alu Paratha with mixed vegetables and tea. As he prepared our dinner, we started setting up the camp. Meanwhile, the bonfire was also prepared. We sat around the bonfire with some foreigners and talked about their experiences from India. These travelers were from Israel, Italy, France, Russia and many other countries! I couldn’t help but appreciate their urge to travel the world!
The first view from Triund Camping site (Triund Trek)
Setting up camp, Triund (Triund Trek)
Campfire at Triund (Triund Trek)
The dinner was ready and a russian solo traveler joined us to relish some lip-smacking indian food. We talked about her travel experiences. While chatting, she noticed that I was shivering from cold. She offered me her jacket as she was not feeling anything! We were shocked! It was 2 degree for crying out loud! But, she was from Siberia. That’s no match. After having dinner, we again spent some time with foreigners. Finally, it was time to sleep. We slept like a log!
The next morning was pristine! We requested the shop owner to provide us breakfast and he readily agreed. It was the simplest breakfast. But, we enjoyed every bit of it. We soaked in the morning view for some time.
The Shop at Triund (Triund Trek)
Breakfast at Triund (Triund Trek)
Our Camp at Triund Site (Triund Trek)
The last pic at Triund (Trek to Triund)
After breakfast, we packed up our tent and started our descend. The next task was to get a foot massage and sleep for 2 days, straight!