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#1 Mar 16th, 2009, 13:48
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What is the best season for Triund Trek?
Will it be too hot in last week of May.
Is it doable with children aged 11 years?
How to book the Rest house there?

Thanks a lot

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#2 Mar 16th, 2009, 14:07
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It will take 4-5 hours, last leg being moderately difficult. You see the fitness level and enthusiasm of the kids.

The forest rest house can be booked from the Forest Deptt. office in Dharamshala (Ph:1892-224887)
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Thanks Delhiwala.
Can anyone tell something about average temperature during May end?
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moderate. it's never getting too hot in bhagsu or farther in triund. triund is not really trekking destination, it's just a sort of viewpoint and road to it is really road (wide, almost without stones and on 99 % does not involve climbing). so it's excellent choice for unhurried walk in sunday morning.
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Thanks A lot Davyd
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road to it is really road (wide, almost without stones
Does it mean we can also drive upto Triund?
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Originally Posted by The_Wanderer View Post Thanks A lot Davyd

Does it mean we can also drive upto Triund?
Thanks again
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Nope....you can NOT drive to Triund. Its approx 9kms from Mcleod ganj. You can drive only upto Dharmkot and a little further up and this might cut your distance by another 3-4 kms. You need to walk the remaning distance it takes anywhere from 3 - 5 hrs to reach Triund (from Mcleod ganj) depending on one's fitness level. Try to start very early, maybe around 6:30 - 7:00 am and carry lots of water / chocolates etc, although you will get these things at couple of places on the way.

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Hiya...

Mind you, the last kilometer before Triund is steep enough...

Check out my crazy adventure... Triund was on the way...!

http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...eodganj-india/

Cheers...!
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Thanks Manzey and Solo trekker.
What do you think would be better to do this around 14th April or around 25th May. These are the dates when I can spare 4-5 days at a stretch.
My younger daughter aged 11 is very enthusiastic and wants to so a trek that's why I decided on Triund as it is just one day trek and may be not very difficult. But as Solo trekker says last kilometer is very steep. please advice whether to go or not.
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Go right ahead...!

May-end will see more of a rush than in April...

Just take some energy boosters for that last stretch...
There are several Chai-Maggi shops at Triund...
Get yourselves some Hot Chocolate there in addition to whatever you might order...

As the return to McLeod Ganj might need to be done the same afternoon (its a total of around 18 km both ways included) - So, its best to have an early morning start from McLeod Ganj... Leave Triund by 3-3.30 or so...

Cheers...!
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mind you - the return leg is much quicker - maybe 5 hours up, 3 down
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Thanks Solo Trekker and Brisso.

Please also guide about the clothes to be taken. Reading Solo's adventure I think Rain coat is a necessity but what about woolens, Do we need to carry any woolens in yhe month of april.

Thanks again for all the help.
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raincoat, water and light woollens recommended (carry in a pack)- Triund is only 2700 metres - there is one slightly tricky bit crossing a small glacier if I recall. Care required with the kiddies ... just follow the other walkers' path at this point.

The paths throughout are "cobble" style - good rubber soles called for - no flip flops please.
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Thanks Brisso for valuable suggestions.
I don't intend to wear or even carry flip flops for I won't like to carry anything that is not absolutely necessary.
Would like to know about bedding and tent. Can I get it on hire from Dharamshala or Mecloadganj and morover Do I need these (I intend to stay one night at Triund) or Rest house can be booked easily and has proper bedding.
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Originally Posted by The_Wanderer View Post Thanks Brisso for valuable suggestions.
I don't intend to wear or even carry flip flops for I won't like to carry anything that is not absolutely necessary.
Would like to know about bedding and tent. Can I get it on hire from Dharamshala or Mecloadganj and morover Do I need these (I intend to stay one night at Triund) or Rest house can be booked easily and has proper bedding.
You might want to carry light wollens for evenings...but raincoat - I don't think it will rain during May.
Try to minimise your luggage in your backpack.

I have seen the resthouse inside. It has proper beddings inside. No need to carry beddings.
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Thanks Manzey, Nice to know that we don't have to carry beddings.n It takes a lot of space and is quite heavy to carry. You took off great load from my shoulders. Thanks again.
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