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A Complete Guide to Triund Trek Distance

by Geetika Gautam

The Triund trek is located in the eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. As it climbs a series of mountains and goes all the way to Triund village. It is situated at an altitude of 4,000 m. The Triund Trek distance is said that there are several temples and Buddhist monasteries along this route. It is an ideal trek for those who want to see the untainted Himalayan beauty of the beautiful highland.  

The Triund trek trail is considered to be one of the most dangerous treks in India. The trek starts from Manali, a well known ski resort town in Himachal Pradesh and ends in Triund where one can catch a bus from. This is a challenging trek with some sections of this route being at high altitudes which may cause weather changes and severe cold conditions during winters. As a result, the trek route is also dominated by large stretches of snow in the month of February. 

There are several monasteries also along this trail which are said to have been built during the time of Buddhism and rumored to be visited by Buddhist monks. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that can be reached at an elevation of 4000 meters. Nearby attractions include Kothi village and hot springs that could be explored along with the treks on this route. 

Triund trek distance

Best Time to Visit Triund Trek

There is no right or wrong time to visit Triund Trek. And it ranges from the winters during the months of December and January to summers during the months of May and June. Temperature range at Triund trek: 4-43 degrees Celsius. March, April, October are favourable months for the rainy season with a good chance of monsoon.

How to Reach Triund Trek Distance?

  1. Reach Chandigarh Airport, 9 kilometers from the city of Chandigarh via a bus or taxi service.
  2. At the airport waiting for a flight to Triund in Himachal Pradesh? No problem! This 8,500-foot high mountain is only one hour away by flight.
  3. Alternatively, take an overnight train to Kangra railway station and then hop on a taxi or bus to Triund which will arrive in 3 hours (van rides cost 2-4 hours).
  4. Or, take the bus to Mandi and then take a taxi or bus to Triund.
  5. All these options mean you don’t have to spend time searching for decent accommodation. And that you can enjoy a comfortable journey in the hills.
  6. From Chandigarh Airport: Take a taxi, or a private cab from Chandigarh Airport to Chandimandir, from where there are frequent buses available to Triund. Or use the Chandimandir-Mandi-Triund bus which leaves daily (except Sundays) at 8 am. The bus ticket costs Rs. 70 and the bus journey takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to Triund.
  7. From Kangra Railway Station: The Kangra Station is 3 kilometers from Thasu village on NH 22. Buses are available from the station to Triund in 4 hours for a cost of Rs. 142 per person (Rs. 105 for children).
  8. The nearest airport with an international service is Chandigarh International Airport (125 km).
  9. Triund is situated at the confluence of three rivers: The Sutlej, the Beas and the Satluj forming a single river called Moondli.

Reasons Why You Must Visit Triund

Trek to Triund and see the sunrise on the third day of your visit to Triund. A trek to this Himachal Pradesh, with an elevation of 10,842 meters, is a herculean task for anyone. It takes about four hours for you to reach the top. However, it takes about seven or eight hours for you to reach back down from the top. The views from atop are breathtaking with the world’s tallest mountains in focus. The trek to Triund from Kullu or Dharamshala is a treat for the eyes.

The trek begins from a small marker close to the base of Manimahesh peak over which sits the Himgiri village of Kullu. Here, you can have lunch and start your trek. The trek is about 4-4.5 hours through lush green fields and pastures and along tiny mountain streams and rivulets. From the first village, you can see the base of the Sun rise from behind one of the mountains. After a couple of hours, you come to Prabhal village. There is a small signboard with information about your trek. From here on, you start ascending towards the top which takes around five hours through patches of scrubland and thick forest. A short stretch remains before reaching the first mountain pass. This area has lush green vegetation but also has some barren patches covered with snow every year between April and May.

Itinerary of Triund Trek Distance

Day 1: Dharamshala or Mcleodganj to Triund trek

From Dharamshala, it will take about 4 hours. Therefore, it is better to start after breakfast. The ascent from Bhagsu Nag takes you through oak and rhododendron forests. Have lunch at a few eateries on the way. Enjoy the surreal view of Dhauladhar Ranges and Kangra valley. After sunset, enjoy a bonfire and dinner under the starlit sky.

Day 2: Ascent to Khabrotu and Descent to the Bhagsu village

Start after breakfast and move up to Khabrotu. This is an awesome view point that offers an awe struck view of Laka Glacier and snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar. After that start descending. Now take a different Triund trek route as you walk downhill until you reach the Bhagsu village. Enjoy the mesmerising beauty of Bhagsu waterfall. Therefore, it is also one of the best waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh. The Triund trek ends at Bhagsu village.

What’s the Total Triund Trek Distance?

This is one of the most beautiful and serene trekking destinations in North India. It sits right in the lap of the Dhauladhar range. The total Triund trek distance from McLeodganj is around 9 kilometres. But it takes about 18 km to reach the hilltop from Dharamshala. Once you reach the top, the mind boggling views as well as the pleasant weather make the trek worth it. A moderate trek, Triund is very popular among amateur trekking enthusiast travellers. It’s for people of all ages, and one does not need a high level of fitness to reach the top.



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