If you're holidaying in McLeodganj, and have just one day free for camping or want to indulge in some adventure activity, then go up to Triund Hill. Located above McLeod Ganj in the lap of the Dhauladhar range, Triund can be reached by a steep uphill trek from Dhramkot through rhododendron and oak trees. Dubbed as the crown jewel of Dharamshala, Triund offers a perfect view of the Dhauladhar Mountains on one side and Kangra Valley on the other. Both birdwatchers and stargazers are also well rewarded in Triund's environs. It's a beautiful three to four hours walk to the top. Of course, if you want to be little more adventurous, you can go over the Indrahar. In terms of slopes, the trek is easy, but the last kilometers are relatively steep. Along the way, there are many small tea shops where one can refresh during the hike.
Triund has compiled millions of trekkers to exploit its beauty. Lush greenery all around, clear sky puffed by mountains, meadows in the foreground and summits in the background, makes this trek an incredible experience for ardent trekkers. See below for complete itinerary.
Day 1: Delhi - McLeodganj (2196 Meters)
In the evening catch AC Volvo Coach for McLeodganj. Overnight bus journey.
Day 2: Arrive Dharamsala
From New Delhi get the AC Volvo bus or board the flight from Delhi Airport to reach the first destination of our trail Dharamsala. After reaching our executive will receive you and then, you will transfer to a hotel in Dharamsala and have some rest. In the afternoon, we will take an interesting tour of Dharamsala hill station, in which we will visit and explore the exquisite and serene H.H. Dalai Lama Temple, and Norbulingka Institute (Tibetan centre for learning and Preservation of Tibetan Traditional Art & Craft). We will stay overnight at the hotel in Dharamsala.
Day 3: Dharamshala - Bhagsu Nag To Triund (2875 Meters) 9 Kilometre Trek
After having the breakfast, we will begin the day's train from Bhagsu Nag. It is precipitous ascent with will take around 4 hours, en route we will be passing through the diverse mixed and thick forest of deodar trees, rhododendron, and oak to reach our destination Triund. We will take along the packed lunch on the journey.
After reaching Triund, we will check in the camp or lodge. Triund is an extensive alpine meadow located on top of a crest from where you can have fabulous vistas of the soaring peaks of the stunning Kangra valley on one side and the Dhauladhar Mountain on the other. We will enjoy the overnight at the camp set up in Triund. In the evening arrangements made for a bonfire and scrumptious dinner. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Triund - Khabrotu - Bhagsu Nag (13 Kilometers) - Delhi
After having healthy breakfast at Triund, we will hike further up and head towards Khabrotu from where you get the opportunity to closely view the splendid landscape of the imposing Laka Glacier and the soaring peaks of the Dhauladhar Range. After having some rest and spending some time exploring the impressive surrounds, we will head back in the direction of Triund. We will be having lunch at Triund. Soon after we finish our lunch, we will take another path to head towards Bhagsu. It will be a downwards hike for nearly about 3 to 4 hours to arrive at our destination Bhagsu Nag. On the way of our trail pathway, we will pass from the magnificent Bhagsu waterfall.
At the Bhagsu Nag Village, our trek will finish. From here we will drive to McLeodganj and take AC Volvo for Delhi. Overnight journey.
Day 5: Arrive Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning.