McLeodganj is base for many popular long and short treks. The most popular of the trail leads to Triund, which is a short trek of 9 kms from Mcleodganj but takes you to great seclusion from the worldly pleasures. Triund trekking is an adventure and nature lover’s paradise. In such short time it takes you from the city life to a different world. Triund is a magical place in itself! The first glimpse of this amazing grass top ridge and mesmerizing views of the ‘Moon Peak’ right next to it is bound to leave you speechless and turn you into a storyteller.
Situated at a height of over 2,800 meters, Triund offers you a chance to be as close to the mountains as you could get in a short 4-5 hours trek. Triund trek is open round the year, though a little difficult from December to February as is covered in snow. Those who want to catch up with snow shall trek further (5 kms) to Ilaqa Glacier, which is permanent snowline. Further one can go scaling the Moon Peak or crossing the Indrahar Pass.
The Triund trek in winters becomes a little difficult and the risk involved is higher in snow as the trail is hidden by the snow. Our local guiding team takes you to the top and makes sure that everything is safe. Do book this wonderful Trek to Triund with Crazy Peaks for some of the best memories of the lifetime.
A must read – A story that will help you plan for your Triund trek on our blog.
We start in the morning at around 9:30 to 10 am from the main square of McLeodganj. Our guide meets the group and we start our onward journey. The total trek is about 9 kms and takes 5 hours to reach. We pass through open Cedar, Oak and Rhododendron forest. We continue going higher and little beyond treeline, we reach at the top by afternoon. Have fresh lunch at Triund. Relax and enjoy the amazing views of the Dhauladhar mountains and Kangra valley. Dinner and Overnight at the camps.
We wake up in the mountains to the early sun. We quickly freshen up and after breakfast, we trek back to McLeodganj. While returning, your legs might feel worked out but it is okay. Trekking down takes less time and one is usually back by noon time to enjoy rest of the day in the town.
We run group departures for Triund every Saturday. Each departure is segregated into smaller groups of 8 to 10 members.
For a group size of 4 or more, we can arrange a private trek on any other day too at the same price. If you’re a smaller group or want a private trek, we can custom it to your requirements at an additional cost.
On Day 1:
Lunch – Mix Veg. Pulao with Pickle
Freshly Cooked Dinner – Indian Dal, Sabzi (vegetable), Rice, Chapati.
On Day 2:
Breakfast – Porridge / Stuffed Paratha with Pickle / Bread Toast with Butter, Jam & Omelet.
All meals will be cooked in hygienic and good quality cooking medium. Any allergies / special requirements must be informed beforehand.
Every adventure has its own set of risks and precaution one needs to take.
Triund Trek is a beginners easy-grade trek. But the same makes it risky because many first timers come who are unaware of the basic risks in adventure.
Risks in a fine weather day can be pain in the legs due to fatigue, injury due to slip or fall. Mountains can also present harsher climates which include heavy storm and rainfall, snowfall etc. They may add risk to the route.
Definitely, yes. We have crafted one basic backpackers package to suit weekend trekkers’ demands. However, we can custom make a program to suit your needs. We can add on premium services that upgrades everything from stay, to guide, to food menu and overall camping experience. We can even club the trek with add-ons like Mountain Yoga, Bird-Watching, Adventure Activities etc. in case you want.
Yes. Many people prefer private treks as one can trek at their own pace, there is a private guide and your privacy is maintained.
If you are a bigger group, then private treks are arranged without additional charge. However, smaller groups and individuals might have to pay little extra for private arrangements.
Yes, sure. We have a small office space in McLeodganj where you can leave your luggage. But please make sure that it is as compact as possible to have space for others too. Also, avoid any valuable in the bag and secure it nicely. At the end, responsibility lies with the keeper!
Unfortunately there is no firewood at Triund and it is all green wood. Also, there is an official forest restriction on bonfire at Triund. So, bonfire is not taking place on Triund Trek currently.