Triund Trek, Mcleodganj – A trekker’s delight!
The Flock of sheep enroute Triund (Triund Trek)
This flock helped us to complete the moderate stretch. We were exhausted and decided to relax at a tea shop. This was not an ordinary tea shop. It was magical! The view from here was spectacular. As we sat sipping tea, overlooking the mountain, the best feeling sank in. The feeling of rejuvenation! The feeling of tranquility! It was phenomenal. We were so excited about reaching the camping site after this view!
Amazing tea with a view, Triund (Triund Trek)
The Magical view from Tea shop (Triund Trek)
We were exuberant to reach the trek. But, our body was against it! Once we spent some time at the tea shop, it was difficult for us to trek forward. The most difficult stretch of reaching Triund was starting now! We were now taking frequent breaks. Eventually, the trekking time was less that resting. As we struggled to reach the peak, we saw some european folks happily hopping on rocks and galloping towards the Triund camping site. But, our pace had slowed down a lot.
On the way to Triund, my exhausted friend, Akshat (Triund Trek)
We mustered all the energy possible. Finally, we reached the camping site. The 5-6 hours of strenuous trek was totally worth it! The view of the majestic, snow clad mountains was pristine! We found some fellow travelers. They were either setting up tent or spending jolly time. It was around 6.30 pm when we reached. We missed the gold-plated view of the mountains. But, what we were seeing, was still amazing. There was a small shop which had some stock of food. We enquired if he can cook for us. To our pleasant surprise, he narrated the available food items. We chose Alu Paratha with mixed vegetables and tea. As he prepared our dinner, we started setting up the camp. Meanwhile, the bonfire was also prepared. We sat around the bonfire with some foreigners and talked about their experiences from India. These travelers were from Israel, Italy, France, Russia and many other countries! I couldn’t help but appreciate their urge to travel the world!
Campfire at Triund (Triund Trek)
The dinner was ready and a russian solo traveler joined us to relish some lip-smacking indian food. We talked about her travel experiences. While chatting, she noticed that I was shivering from cold. She offered me her jacket as she was not feeling anything! We were shocked! It was 2 degree for crying out loud! But, she was from Siberia. That’s no match. After having dinner, we again spent some time with foreigners. Finally, it was time to sleep. We slept like a log!
The next morning was pristine! We requested the shop owner to provide us breakfast and he readily agreed. It was the simplest breakfast. But, we enjoyed every bit of it. We soaked in the morning view for some time.
The Shop at Triund (Triund Trek)
Breakfast at Triund (Triund Trek)
The last pic at Triund (Trek to Triund)
After breakfast, we packed up our tent and started our descend. The next task was to get a foot massage and sleep for 2 days, straight!