On 16 Nov 2022 / By Shekhar Virdi
Triund is a small hill place in the Kangra region in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Triund is a part of Dharamkot. Triund is at the base of the Dhauladhar range and is at a height of 2,828 m.
Triund is a large land of emerald grass. One can see the great Dhauladhar variety. The edge altitude is between 2,810 and 2,875 metres. It is a one-day trek approx. 10 kilometres (one way) from Mcleod Ganj bus stand and under 6 kilometres (one way) from Galu temple near Dharamkot. The trail is stony and cut in steps at some places. From Galu devi temple there is an unmistakable byway which goes through a beautiful forest of oak and devdar trees. This stretch through the woods is known as 22 Curves, because of the 22 switchbacks one has to walk through to reach Triund.
Transportation and connectivity
The road transport of the near is a Pathankot to Gaggal then to Dharamsala and New Delhi to the Chandigarh and then to Kangra and lastly Dharamsala. The nearest railway stations on the Shimla-Kangra of narrow gauge line are at Jassur (Nurpur, Kangra, and Himachal Pradesh) and Paror railway stop near Nagrota about 20km south of Dharamsala to nearby Triund campsite. The nearest rail head of broad gauge is at Pathankot (about 85 km).Gaggal Airport (which is also known as Kangra Airport) to Gaggal market and turn left for Dharamsala no need to go Kangra. And then from Dharamshala to Mcleod Ganj. From there trek will begin from Dharamkot.There is another trek which goes by Bhagsu waterfall and Shiva Cafe, but this trek is quite difficult and challenging. So trek from Dharamkot is preferred.
Triund Campsite Climate
Triund is unapproachable in January and February due to heavy snowfall. The best time for the trekking is from March till May in the first part of the year and from September till December in the second half of the year. It is Rainy in June and July but still trekking is possible the meadow is lush green presenting out of this world.