One of the most popular treks in India is the Triund trek. This is one of the best and the easiest Himalayan treks that you should try once in your lifetime. Overlooking the views of the Kangra Valley along with the snow-covered ranges of Dhauladhar, this is one of the most magnificent views that you will ever witness in your life.

If you want to go on a hassle-free trek, then this is the best destination for you. This is a weekend trek, and you can easily try it with your family and friends. This is a short trek but quite steep. But you will have your path paved with oak and rhododendron trees.

This one is considered one of the easy treks, and it is also easy to access this place from McLeod Ganj or Dharamshala; this is a very popular trek. Because of its popularity, it is difficult to enjoy its serene beauty as the place gets overcrowded.

It is difficult to access this place during the holidays and the weekends. To enjoy the quiet of the place, it is better that you visit the place on weekdays or during off seasons. 

Let’s Get Started

The Triund Trek

If you are a beginner, this is one of the best treks that you can start with. You will get to see some amazing views, and you will not have to climb as many stairs. It does not require you to go deep into the valley like the treks of Manali and climb for days to get the amazing view.

From the point you start the trek, you get a view of Arthur’s Peak, Rifle Horn, Moon Peak, and, of course, the mighty Dhauladhar range. There is also a small forest section that you have to pass through, and this small trail is going to make your trek worthwhile.

What Should I Carry For Triund Trek?

If you are going with a travel agency, then they are going to prepare a list for you, and you have to carry it accordingly. But if you are traveling on your own, you have to carry a good tent while you are going on a trek.

It is better if you carry a sleeping bag, along with the tent, which is going to withstand the temperature when it reaches 0 or even negative. Carry a high foam mat as well.

Basic Necessities

  • Trekking shoes: The distance that you have to cover in the trek is long, and you have to walk a long distance, so you are going to need comfortable trekking shoes.
  • Backpack (40-60 liters): You are going to need a sturdy backpack with supporting straps and a frame, and it is important that you get a rain cover for the backpack.


  • Trek pants: Carrying a pair of pants is going to be enough for the trek. But to be safe, you can carry another pair if the first pair gets wet accidentally. Avoid jeans/denim and shorts.
  • T-shirts: Always carry lightly when you are going for a trek. Carry lightweight full-sleeved t-shirts to protect yourself from sunburns. Do not make the mistake of wearing the same t-shirt throughout the entire trek. Even though it is cold, you are going to sweat while you are going uphill.
  • Thermals (Optional): If you wish, you can carry one thermals with you for the night as the temperature drops and gets chilly.


  • Sunglasses: It is going to protect you from snow blindness.
  • Sun cap: You are going to need this because the sun is going to be harsher with you at high altitudes. You are going to need the cap to protect your neck and face.
  • Hand gloves: You should carry a pair of wool or fleece gloves and another pair of water-resistant gloves.
  • Balaclava: If you want, you can use woolen scares as well.
  • Socks (1 pair): It is needless to say that you should carry a pair of extra socks with you and a woolen pair as well for the nights.
  • Headlamp or LED torch: Mandatory
  • Trekking pole: It is important that you carry a trekking pole with you.


  • Toiletries: Sunscreen, light towel, moisturizer, toilet paper, lip balm, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, toothpaste. Do not carry wet wipes since these are non-biodegradable, so use toilet paper instead.
  • Sanitary waste: Do not leave behind your used sanitary napkins; bring them back with you. Carry a separate zip lock bag and keep the used napkins in there.
  • Cutlery: Carry your coffee mug, spoon, and lunch box.
  • Two water bottles: Carrying bottles of 1 liter each is going to be beneficial.
  • Plastic covers: Use plastic bags to separate things and make compartments for things. Carry a few extra bags as well.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  1. Paracetamol- One strip
  2. Avomine (for motion sickness)- 1 Strip
  3. Combiflam- Half Strip
  4. Muscle relaxant – One Strip
  5. Digene- One Strip
  6. Avil- One strip
  7. ORS- 6 packs
  8. Knee Cap 

Permissions And Permits For Triund Trek

You will not require any permission before going on the Triund trek. But you have to carry a valid ID, as there is a forest checkpoint at the beginning point from the Gallu mandir temple. However, there is no entry fee. They are going to check your backpack and ID.

Make sure you trek with responsibility and keep the place clean. Keep the mountains clean, and do not litter the place. Get your non-biodegradable waste back with you. Do not carry alcohol on the trek; they will not let you carry alcohol.

⁕⁕Note: You have to leave before 2 pm. After that, they will not allow you to leave the checkpoint.⁕⁕

Trek Route

Trek route

The total distance that you cover in the Triund trek is around 9 kilometers, and it takes around  4-6 hours to cover the entire round trip of 18 kilometers. The trek begins from Gallu Devi Temple, Dharamkot.

It takes around 4-5 hours to get to the summit point and around 3-4 hours to get back to the point from where you started. But it depends on your pace.

Dharamshala to Triund Trek

Triund appeals to the tourists with its beauty, and the best part is that it is close. The distance of Triund from Dharamshala is 19 kilometers. This is an amazing option for a short trek, and the mesmerizing view you get to witness is a bonus.

McLeodganj to Triund Trek

McLeodgan is an even better option than Dharamshala, as it is closer. The distance between Triund and McLeodganj is around 9 kilometers. This is a good option for those who want to witness the view but do not want to travel much.

Dharamkot to Triund Trek

Dharamkot is the closest one to Triund. This is a suburb in McLeodganj that is popular for its picturesque views. It is just 7 kilometers from Dharamkot to Triund. Trekkers who prefer a less strenuous trek along with a shorter hike as compared to the other two, choose this one.

Tips For A Successful Trek

Tips For A Successful Trek

Triund trek is considered one of the easy treks. Even though it is easy, it is around 3000 feet in altitude. And covering the trail continuously could be challenging for some people who lead a sedentary lifestyle.

Cardiovascular Endurance

If you are starting with a fitness routine, take it slow and increase the pace gradually with each day in this manner:

  • Try to complete a brisk wall of 5 kilometers in 50 minutes in the beginning.
  • Then increase the pace and walk 5 kilometers, 3 times a week.
  • Once you get comfortable with this, include jogging in the routine.
  • Then, increase your jogging distance until you can cover 5 kilometers in 45 minutes.

You can also try cycling if you do not want to run. Try to cover 12 kilometers in about 60 minutes in the beginning and then go up to covering 15 kilometers in an hour.

Strength Training

This is something that you should work on before going on the trek. This is going to help you get through the trek comfortably. Work on your knees, calves, and glutes. Moreover, work on your core strength.

Try doing a plank, along with its variation, to build your core muscles. Also, here are some exercises that you can try and do in 4 sets for squats and 20 in every set.

  • Planks
  • Lunges
  • Squats


Flexibility is going to determine how long your bones and muscles can work as you walk up the trail. This helps you complete the trek comfortably, along with the backpack. However light it is, it can put a lot of strain.

Whenever you start planning the trek, make sure you start doing light exercises. Go for jogging and stretch your lower back muscles, hamstrings, and hip flexors. This is going to keep your tissues relaxed and help with the trek.

Wrapping up!

Whether it is your first trek or your first solo one, the captivating beauty, along with the stunning sunsets in vibrant hues of pink and orange, is something you cannot miss. Here is everything that you need to know before going on the Triund trek, so prepare yourself for an amazing journey. You are going to come back with the memory of a lifetime.

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Subhasree Nag

Subhasree is a content writer who is passionate about traveling, writing, and reading books. In her leisure time, she is seen listening to music and watching web series. Writing along with music and dance are ways in which she expresses herself.

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