Mcleodganj is located on the outskirts of Dharamshala and is also known for being the Indian equivalent of “Little Lhasa (Tibet).” It’s a small but stunning hill station located with a peak of 2082 meters, which combines Tibetan and Indian tradition (6831 feet). It is located between the Dhauladhars mountains, which are mighty and make a wonderful getaway for those living in Chandigarh, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Ambala, and other cities in the vicinity.
It is a day within McleodGanj exploring the region including a monastery and The Bhagsu waterfall as well as the cafes on this three-day excursion departing from New Delhi. The location is well-known and the locals. The multicultural melting pot is so easily incorporated into the city’s daily routine. The next morning, after breakfast we started our trek to Triund which is a great trek that begins in Mcleodganj and continues to the summit. Triund’s top attractions include camping beneath the stars and breathtaking views over the valley and the sun rising over the mountains covered in snow.
You can also try Brahmatal Trek, which also a great trek located in uttarakhand.
What sights can be seen in McLeodganj or Triund?
McLeodgunj is McLeodgunj is a Himachal Pradesh hill station at 6,831 feet elevation. It’s surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and waterfalls. It’s an amazing place to visit in the absence of people, however, it attracts a lot of tourists during weekends, particularly from Chandigarh. Therefore, you should make sure that it isn’t in conjunction with any holiday, or you could end up stuck in congestion in McLeodganj.
Triund is reached following an extremely strenuous hike of 9 km starting from McLeodganj (it’s the best place you should be). Triund is a gorgeous plateau that offers stunning views. On Triund there are two small stores as well as a government guest house. You can also take an ice hike through Indrahar Pass. The trek is easy to moderate.
Triund Trek is a quick and simple Himalayan hike that’s perfect for those who are new to weekends. Mcleodganj is the point of departure from where the adventure is set to begin. Mcleodganj is a great spot to immerse yourself in the lively Tibetan tradition. The trek leads you to monasteries as well as prayer flags and also provides an intro to Buddhism. At an altitude of 2880 m, Triund provides breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar Valley on one side and the Kangra Valley on the other.
The most coveted spot in Dharamshala, Triund, is a vast area of lush green grasslands. The trek passes the Bhagsu waterfall as well as numerous streams that gush down as well as dense forests of oak, pine, and deodar.
Which is the most efficient way to travel to McLeodganj/Triund?
There are a variety of Volvo buses that depart from Delhi that can travel for about 10 hours from Dharamshala and on to Mcleodgunj. Buses leave McLeodganj in the afternoon or early evening and arrive back in Delhi early in the morning.
Based on your pace depending on your speed, depending on your speed, the Triund hike takes approximately 4 hours (one way – it’s a hilly terrain).
Which hotel should you choose in McLeodganj/Triund?
If you plan to take one day hike and return to your base then it is suggested to stay in Bhagsunath close to McLeodganj since it is less and less crowded. The prices vary from 400-5000 rupees. If you’re planning to travel for a weekend in high season, you should make reservations in advance.
What are the top tourist things to do in McLeodganj/Triund?
The entire USP of the trip is Triund If you’re only interested in this hike, you’ve done everything, however, there are a few spots you could explore.
The trail from the forest toward Dal Lake is very scenic. It is recommended to ask for directions before entering the forest. The lake is small but serene.
Dharamkot is home to a wide range of restaurants.
Glacier: Even though we did not get the opportunity to see the glacier that is above Triund (a hike) however, it is gorgeous and is worth a visit.
Trek to Mcleodganj and Triund Itinerary:
Day 1- Arrival in McLeodGanj and Sightseeing in the Area
The arrival time at Mcleodganj is in the early morning.
Transfers From Dharamshala to McLeodganj
After you have checked into your hotel, explore McleodGanj’s sights local to you independently.
Take a trip to Namgyal Monastery, the Bhagsu waterfall as well as The Bhagsunath temple.
Enjoy a night out exploring McleodGanj’s market and cafes in the local area and try a variety of Tibetan food options.
Retire back to your hotel in time for dinner before the night’s entertainment in the evening.
Day 2- Journey to Triund
Camping | Triund Hike
After breakfast, leave for Triund Trek early in the early morning.
Visit the Magic View Cafe on your journey through Triund for a break of half an hour.
Get to Triund around noon, to take in the stunning panorama of the Dhauladhar Mountains.
Later in the night, go back for dinner at McLeodGanj and check in to the campsite.
Dinner and a good night’s rest
Return the next morning
Things to know for future travelers:
- Make sure you plan.
- To avoid nausea and discomfort, limit your food intake during the journey.