Triund Trek: Camping under the Starlit Sky at Triund Meadow


Located in the Mountain State of India – Himachal Pradesh – Triund is a beautiful little hill station in the district of Kangra. The hill station is located at the foot of the Dhauladhar range at an altitude of 2828 metres. The Triund Trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. Nicknamed the Heart or Crown Jewel of Dharamshala and McLeodganj, the Triund Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas. Offering you with fabulous views of the beautiful Kangra Valley and the snow capped mountains of the Dhauladhar range, the Triund Trek also happens to be one of the shortest and easiest Himalayan treks. The trek will take you to an elevation of 9350 feet after covering a distance of 14 kms. Despite being a short and easy trek, the Triund Trek is filled with adventure and thrill!

Triund Trek: Enchanting, Breathtaking Views That You Will Never Forget!

The Triund trek will take you to the Triund meadow, which is a beautiful grass covered alpine meadow. The trek is the perfect choice for people who run on busy schedules as this trek takes two days to complete and can be easily done on a weekend. Despite being an easy trek for the most part, the trek will present to you steep trails at some points, which adds to the thrill and adventure of the Triund trek. 

Overview of the Triund Trek

  • Start/ End point of the trek: McLeodganj
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Distance: 14 kilometres, which is the total distance, to and from together.
  • Elevation of the trek: 9350 feet or 2850 metres
  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
  • Best time for trek: March to December

Day 1 | Dharamkot to Triund

The trek begins from Dharamkot, which is at a distance of 2 km from McLeodganj. The 8 km trek will take 4-5 hours to complete, and as you move along the trail you will get to see the beautiful Kangra valley on one side, and the Dhauladhar ranges on the other. We will reach Triund meadow before sunset, which truly is the best part of this trek. The Triund trek is known for the views of sunsets it has got to offer.

For the night, we shall camp at the Triund meadow itself, where you will get to witness the spellbounding view of the starlit night sky. Around a warm campfire, under the dark, clear night sky that dotted with stars –try to picture it; doesn’t it seem absolutely amazing! After this, you will have a delicious dinner and take a good night’s rest in your tents after the exhausting 8 km trek.

Day 2 | Triund to Dharamkot

Wake up early and witness the breathtaking sunrise from the meadow and completely enchanted by its magical beauty! After a relaxation filled breakfast we can start our trek downwards– back to Dharamkot. The descent will be easier than the ascent, and it will also be much faster. Don’t forget to stop every once in a while to take in the gorgeousness that will be present around you.

Things to Carry for Triund Trek

  • Water bottle
  • Valid ID proof
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen

Keep your baggage to a minimum as it will help with easy and comfortable ascent and descent. 

How to Reach


  • Public buses are available to Dharamshala or McLeodganj from major cities like Delhi or Chandigarh.
  • On reaching Dharamshala or McLeodganj,walk or book a taxi to get to Galu Devi Temple, the place from where the trek will start.


  • To reach Triund by train, the best option is the Pathankot Railway Station in Punjab, which is the nearest central station.
  • On reaching Dharamshala or McLeodganj,walk or book a taxi to get to Galu Devi Temple, the place from where the trek will start.


  • Book an aeroplane to Kangra-Gaggal Airport in Himachal Pradesh to reach Triund.


The Triund Trek can taken up by anyone with a decent level of fitness, as it is a fairly easy trek and requires not much prior experience. The Trek also nicknamed the “22 curves”, as the trek will have you traverse 22 curves before you reach Triund. A perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, solo travellers, backpackers. Triund has a lot to offer you in terms of scenic beauty, serenity, thrill, and adventure! So come on and book the Triund trek, and we assure that you’ll have no room for disappointment.