My self I am Phaneender.I Would Like to Share my Experiance of Triund Treak.

Started To Delhi From Hyderabad 

The trend of being in North India during November continued this time as well as I headed for a 1 day trek in the Himalayas.

—>A trip which ended even before we could sink in the feeling that we were away from home in the lap of the Himalayas.
—>A trip which was finalized just hours before we Reached to Delhi.
—>A trip which was completely unplanned yet looked pretty planned after its completion.

So let me take you through my short and sweet trip to the snowy ridge of ‘Triund’ and glaciated ‘Laka’ in Himachal Pradesh.


7th November 2015:



8 am: My cell rang. I blabbered something in sleep. It was my friend Madhu who had called me. I called him back and it was decided on the spur of the moment that we were moving out of Hyderabad to the cold vibes of the Himalayas.5:30 pm: We boarded the HRTC bus to Dharamshala from ISBT, Delhi. Fare: Rs 297. Distance: 530 kms.(approx). Out came the pullovers and jackets. One hell of a journey that was bumpy and agonizingly cold.






8th November 2015

5:30 am: Dharamshala bus depot was eerily empty (but obvious). Our next destination was Mcleodganj where we had to find a guide for our trek. We walked up the stairs which led to Dharamshala market. Share jeeps ply between Dharamshala and Mcleodganj every 10-15 mins. We were lucky enough to find one. Reached Mcleodganj at 6:30 am, 10 kms from Dharamshala. Fare: Rs 10.After a hot cuppa tea, we leisurely walked towards Bhagsu Temple(2 kms) enjoying every bit of the beautiful Sunrise(rare sight for people like me who generally wake up when the Sun is right above the head :))






In Bhagsu, the search for a guide continued until we found Terrestrial Adventures. Struck deal with those guys there and we were ready to leave by 10:30 am.
10:50 am: Myself, Madhu and Amith (guide) hit the trail to Triund via Dharamkot- a distance of approximately 9 kms.




I noticed a cow which had a lovely nose :) Enlarge the pic for better results.









At around 1 pm, we had our lunch just a few yards beyond the so claimed Oldest Chai Shop which is exactly midway between Mcleodganj and Triund. We were happy to know that we had covered 4.5 kms:)





We could now clearly see Triund, our destination, a ridge lying just below the snow capped Dhauladhar range as seen in the pic.


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3:30 pm : The mighty Dhauladhar range stood right in front of us. We had reached Triund(9200 feet approx). We spent the first few moments just gazing at the impressive range which seemingly was at stone throwing distance. As the distance between us and the mountain was less, it looked humongous.









On top of a ridge, beautiful vistas of the Kangra valley on one side and the colossal Dhauladhars on the other, a cup of tea in my hand…ahhh….it couldn’t get any better.

To my surprise, the Reliance phone network had not gone. I called home and informed that we had reached the top. I must say Reliance has a very good coverage all over.

We spent the evening wandering around the ridge having a gala time with Johnson.




he tea shop owner left for Mcleodganj that evening and gave us the permission to stay in his tea shop that night. We were in two minds whether to stay in a tent(which is fun) and bear the shivering night or stay in his tea shop which might give us some respite from the cold. We chose the latter as it was indeed very cold.




We bid good bye to Triund and swiftly made our way towards Mcleodganj.




Back in Mcleodganj. Snacks time. We left Mcleodganj only after thanking God for our wonderful trip to heaven. We visited BhagsuNag Temple, Saint John’s Church and Namgyal Monsatery.


Headed to Delhi. Temperature was 9 degrees celsius.From There took a Train To Secunderabad.


we reached To hyderabad with wonderful memories.

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