Triund trek is one of the most beautiful trek in Himachal Pradesh. Triund (9200 ft) is just10 Km from McLeod-Ganj - Dharmshala, in the foothills of the Dhaula Dhar range. There are two ways to do Triund trek, one is from Dharamkot to Triund (Trek start from Dharamkot 02 Km (by road) from Mecllod ganj and from Dharamkot to Triund 7 km walk. ) and second is from Kareri village to Bhal village and Bhal village to Triund.
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life ; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner and proceed to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 2: DELHI
Morning after a relaxed breakfast we will take you for a Walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. Your walk leader would be your guide who would unfold the colorful history of Old Delhi which goes back thousands of years. Walk from Chandani Chowk---Silver Square (Once the centre of Delhi), to the various places of interest- just as the Royal Mughals would have done centuries ago. The other attractions of this morning are Rashtrapati Bhawan (is the official residence of the President of India. Formerly the residence of the Viceroy of India, it has a magnificient view of the Rajpath and symmetrical North and South block Govt offices) and India Gate (is a majestic high arch,42 metres high, built as a memorial to the Indian Soldiers killed in world war 1). Afternoon pay a visit to The Qutab Minar (The 72.5m high tower dates back to the 13th century and is one of the greatest bequests of the Islamic culture). Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 3: DELHI - AMRITSAR
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Amritsar. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Evening visit the famous Golden Temple .The Golden Temple is the most exalted of all Sikh shrines, drawing pilgrims from near and far for centuries. Later on visit Jaliyanwala Bagh, next to the golden Temple. A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, Jaliyanwala Bagh is another must visit in Amritsar. Here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by British General Dyer. Presently the place also has a park. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 4: AMRITSAR - DHARAMSHALA
Morning after breakfast leave for Dharamshala. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is devided into two distinct parts : lower Dharamshala the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. Dharamsala (McLeodgang) is know a thriving little Tibet.
On arrival check in at the Hotel.Rest of the day free to acclimatize. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 5: DHARAMSHALA
Morning after breakfast proceed to visit: The private Residence of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the museum which throws light on the rich heritage of the Tibetans.
Namgyal monastery, also called Namgyal Dratsang in local language, was founded by Sonam Gyasto, the third Dalai Lama in 1575. The aim behind the monastery was to assist Dalai Lama in his public religious activities and perform prayers for welfare of Tibet. The monastery had also been teaching the young Buddhist monks and Lamas. After Chinese invasion on Tibet, many Tibetan monks fled to India and Nepal. Those coming to India prefered staying at Dharamshala and adjoining areas. The residence of Dalai Lama was shifted to Mcleodganj, and it was the time when the site of original monastery was shifted outside the residence of Dalai Lama. The monastery complex consists of a institute, monastery and small temples.
Tibet Museum has the credit of being the first modern Museum in Dharamsala. The Museum is settled in a huge plinth area with separate places for meeting, exhibitions and displays. The Museum is a real example of original Tibetan architectural style blended with modern style of constructions. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 6: DHARAMSHALA - KARERI
Following breakfast at our Hotel, we take the transfer to our start point to begin trekking! Our first few kilometres are undulating until we reach Satobari Village, which is where we start our descent through pine forests to Ghere Village. We stop at a mountain stream to enjoy lunch – a great spot! We continue after lunch with a steep ascent for about 2 hours to Kareri Village, where we set up camp next to the Laund River.
DAY 7: KARERI - BALH VILLAGE
After experiencing our first night under the stars, we continue ascending on a gradual trail passing through many charming villages, passing beautiful open meadows and pine forests on the way. We take a short descent to the mountain stream to stop for lunch, then ascend sharply afterwards to Balh.
DAY 8: BALH VILLAGE - TRIUND
We continue our trek by crossing over a suspension bridge then ascending through -0rhododendron and pine forests for approx. 2 hours. We’ll soon come across the local ‘chai’ (tea) shop where we can take a rest and enjoy our surroundings. All around us are the Gaddi Tribal people taking their cattle up to the high pastures of Lak and Triund. Continuing our ascent after lunch, we finally reach our camp on an alpine meadow facing the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Duala Dhar mountain range.
DAY 9: TRIUND - LAKA GOT- TRIUND
Our trek today is a challenging ascent to see the fascinating Laka Got, situated at the tip of a glacier. There will be an opportunity for us to trek on the glacier in order to reach Lahes Cave – an overnight shelter used by the shepherds traveling over the mountains with their sheep. After making the effort to climb up to the cave, we return to Triund for our last night under the stars.
DAY 10: TRIUND - BHAGSU NAG - DHARAMSHALA
Following our last breakfast in the campsite, we begin trekking over a grassy ridge which offers us lasting memories of the snow capped peaks that surround us.Our trek continues with a steep descent to the Bahgsu Nallaha stream – we cross the stream by hopping over the boulders with the help of our local guides. We push towards Bhagsu Nag, which has a divine temple and natural springs which we can visit before taking the transfer back to Dharamshala..
DAY 11: DHARAMSHALA - CHANDIGARH - DELHI
Morning after breakfast leave for Chandigrh by road and chandigarh to Delhi by train. On arrival check in at the Hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 12: DELHI DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to airport and board flight for onward destination.