Himachal, My Experience, Triund Trek Triund Trek – 8 Things to must Know before you kick start May 29, 2019 ShareShareTweetPin16Share925 SharesReading Time: 7 minutesTriund Trek is considered a beginner’s friendly trek amidst mountains. But, are you scared of height with the fact that it is situated at almost 9,350 ft above sea level? You don’t need to ?: Because to conquer your fears you have to start from somewhere and the foothills of Dhauladhar are the best place to make a start. Table of Contents Some Insights before we StartTriund Trek Pictures from My last visit1. Triund Trek RouteThe Bhagsu RouteDharamkot Route2. Things to take for Triund TrekA.BackpackB. Water BottleC. Energy Bars3. Triund Weather4. Triund TemperatureA.Temperature in SummersB.Temperature in winters5. Camping facilities at Triund6. Don’t litter the surroundings7. Toilet Options in Triund8. Food Options in Triund Vansh Tiwari Some Insights before we Start Let me tell you something. About 2 years ago, I did Triund Trek and was quite afraid of the fact that height might play a role for a step-back and created doubt whether I will be able to do without giving up. With the trust of the guide, I gathered the confidence that someone is here to motivate and help in keep pushing my limits. Hence, took the courage that it can be done as others are doing it too. It took 5-6 hrs to reach Triund then. After 2 years, I returned to McLeod Ganj with much more stamina and confidence because of Solo Travelling and many adventurous activities that took place in between those 2 years. Started for Triund Trek as a Solo Trekker, meet people in between – People – Are you from here? Me – No, but why? People – because you are doing it so smoothly without any struggle on your face. Me – Yeah, it’s all because I am fond of trekking. My stamina and confidence have been increased from the past few years and Solo being my strength. And reached Triund within 3 hrs and guided people too. Gone Solo to Triund and came down making a lot of friends. (One accompanied while coming down). Also Read, Complete Chitkul Travel guide – Last Indian Village Just follow where you want to reach, people of the same Interest are bound to meet. What I am trying to say here is – You have to feel confident about your strength and stamina and self-belief that to become better at something continuous efforts are required. Triund Trek Pictures from My last visit These are my Triund Trek pictures from my last visit here. If I compare from then to now things have changed like – Opening of more shops ( Two more are in process in between if you take the trek route from Bhagsu point ). More commercialized Increase in number of trekkers More litter in the surroundings ( Most Importantly ) I used to take breaks every 10 min. It was a kinda snow trek during winters. Let’s get in the present now – things to know wait wait wait…….. before starting for Triund Trek take a day to explore Upper Bhagsu, Yes you will really enjoy this part. Now, shall we start? – 1. Triund Trek Route There are two routes to start Triund Trek. They are – Triund Trek from Bhagsu Nag Waterfall (Shiva Café) Triund Trek from Dharamkot The Bhagsu Route The Bhagsu route passes from Shiva Café and goes by Jungles and steep climb every time. By every time I mean after a few steps. This route is fairly difficult as compared to the other one and usually preferred by a bit experienced trekkers and locals. The Trek route is 6-7 km but steep, take you straight to the height. Also, follow me on Instagram for updates and queries. Dharamkot Route Triund Trek from the Dharamkot route is easier because of the proper walk-able steps been made. This Trek route is a bit longer, specifically 9-10 km, and goes in a circle and can easily be done by children and adults as I encountered while coming down. I started from the first route ( Bhagsu Nag ) and came down from the second route ( Dharamkot ). Note – If you ask me, an easier and hustle free route would be to start from the second route ( Dharamkot ) and come down from the first route ( Bhagsu Nag ). 2. Things to take for Triund Trek I am pinpointing three things to focus on– A.Backpack You must carry a light backpack with essential and necessary items inside. Backpack with a max. weight of 2-3 kg or as low as possible. B. Water Bottle At least 2 bottles if you don’t want to buy in between because the rate is Rs.40 for a bottle of water and increases by +10 on Triund, i: e Rs.50 C. Energy Bars The majority don’t give any preference to energy bars here, but I do. 2-3 packets of Bar one or Snickers would do because a point will come where your throat demands something to swallow and a heavy item will definitely not work. The cost of a Maggi on Triund varies from Rs.50 – Rs.70 and we will be willing to pay after the hard struggle and because of fewer varieties. So, That’s fair enough. Recharge or carry Power bank – Recharge your phone before or carry a power bank along with you. Q. What’s the status of Mobile signals on Triund? A. Yes, a full network is available during the trek as well as upon reaching Triund. 3. Triund Weather The weather which seems clear at the start of a Trek suddenly becomes dark upon reaching. Welcome you are in the mountains. Must carry an umbrella or a raincoat because conditions can change at any point in time. Trek to Triund at the time of monsoon is a big “NO”. One shouldn’t take deadly risks. If the weather permits you can also Trek to snowline upon reaching Triund which is about another 2-3hrs. Also Read, Kalpa Trip – A Guide to the Heritage Village of Kinnaur Valley 4. Triund Temperature The temperature on the foot of the Dhauladhar range mainly remains cool and pleasing. A.Temperature in Summers In summers, Triund Trek is mostly preferable to escape from hot and humid city life (May -July) It varies from 15-20 degrees. B.Temperature in winters In winter, the weather would be very harsh and it becomes a snow trek too (Dec – Jan). The temperature varies from (-)5-5 degrees. 5. Camping facilities at Triund You can camp?️ at the foothills of mighty Dhauladhar and the price range for camping would be around Rs 500-Rs 600 for a night. If you are doing it for the first time then you must camp to feel the vibe under the stars or else start early and come down before the sunset. Trekking and camping can be done further too at snowline and Indrahar pass but I would suggest Indrahar pass to more experienced trekkers as compared to beginners. Major Update – Camping at Triund has been closed for now because of Illegal structures and a lot of waste material being gathered there. I will update further when it re-opens. But you can go on a day hike. 6. Don’t litter the surroundings The most important thing to keep in mind that it’s our responsibility to make our surroundings neat and clean. Don’t throw cans, chips packets, etc. on the ground if you can’t find any dustbins, instead keep it in the bag and throw it in the dustbin when you come down. Note – Travel Responsibly. 7. Toilet Options in Triund Another most important part – Is there any availability of toilets in Triund? As such no toilet options are available apart from toilet tents. So, Enjoy nature at its fullest and practice squats. Note – Take a torch with you if you are going to camp, it will be used especially at night for toilets. 8. Food Options in Triund Okay, food lovers. Sorry this time, but you have to control your yummy tummy here. The food being served here is going to be Maggi, Omelette, and Chawal with Dal or Rajma or a mix of these items only. Earlier, when I had visited around there are not many food shops beside 1-2 but now more and more localities opening their shop seeing more traffic gathering on Triund year by year. Also Read, Some of the Weirdest Breakfasts in Asia and why you should try them The number has now increased to 5-6 shops making Triund like a picnic spot. This is what I felt Important to be shared before you start for Triund Trek. If you found anything more important comment down below and help everyone to prepare for the best. Keep Travelling! Vansh Tiwari Author Recent Posts Follow meVansh TiwariA Passionate Traveler who Explores to see every corner from his eyes and present it through visual and creative writing. The blog covers travel guides of cities and Landscape Photography guides. Follow meLatest posts by Vansh Tiwari (see all) How to Make One Exciting Month Exploring Solo in Goa? - November 15, 2020 Goa on Local Bus – The Best Way to Travel Long - November 8, 2020 How to Make a Short and Sweet Barot Valley Trip (For a Day) - October 15, 2020 ShareShareTweetPin16Share925 Shares Previous Upper Bhagsu in McLeod Ganj - A Solo Traveler's Guide Newer Dharamkot in Himachal Pradesh– An Unguided Journey You May Also Like How to do 5 Days Kinnaur Valley Road Trip Under 8k (With Itinerary) October 11, 2019 Delhi to Manali Circuit Solo Travel Guide for 4 Days with Budget July 2, 2019 Upper Bhagsu in McLeod Ganj – A Solo Traveler’s Guide May 24, 2019 4 Comments akaushiva May 29, 2019 at 11:56 am Reply Great post! So informative with lovely narration and beautiful pictures! When I visit India I hardly get time to take a break, but this looks like a good trek to go on. Cut off from the world for a while! Vansh Tiwari May 29, 2019 at 12:01 pm Reply Thank you Aditi for appreciating. Hope next time you gonna take long break in India and going to explore some offbeat ?. Christine June 1, 2019 at 1:16 pm Reply Oh wow! That looks like an intense trek! I’d be like you in the picture passed out on the ground taking a break lol. I love that you get to meet some furry friends along the way. Vansh Tiwari June 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm Reply Thank you for your kind words Christine. Yeah, it’s a beautiful trail to pass by. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.