There is news of fire on the store and kitchen of Rest House of Forest Department in Triund due to lightening strike. As per the information this Store and Kitchen a 97 years old structure built by the British in Triund is totally burnt down, but the good thing is that no one is hurt. There was heavy rain and lightening strike up in Triund last night of May 25, 2011 and due to this accident Mountain Cleaners lost their equipments like blankets, coats and sleeping bags.
Below news detail courtesy from newkerala.com and UNI.31 students escape unhurt in Triund rest-house fire.
Dharamsala, May 26 :Thirty-one children and teachers of YPS School, Mohali escaped unhurt in a fire that broke out at a forest resthouse in Triund on Wednesday night, nine km from McLeodganj. Deputy Forest Range Officer Kamar Singh today told UNI that the outhouse in the premises of this nearly century-old forest guest house at Triund, was engulfed in flames due to lightning at around 2330 hrs on May 25. A store, kitchen and guard’s room were totally gutted and boundary wall of the rest house was also damaged in the blaze. The loss was estimated at about Rs 1.50 lakh. However, there was no loss of life, Mr Singh informed. He said a group of 31 students of YPS School Mohali, along with their teachers Jyotsna, Niranjan, Sudarshan Kumar (cook) and two guides Tarsem and Kewal Singh, were staying in tents, 20 metres from the forest guest house when the incident took place. It took them two hours along with forest guards, to douse the flames, the DFRO disclosed. Kangra District Additional Police Chief Sanjeev Gandhi said though rising flames created panic among the students, none of them was injured in the incident. –UNI
The people who write their experience about Triund or mention aboutTriund Hill is that they ignore about the height of Triund and just copy from other pages as such,“Triund is located at a height of 2827 metres above sea level”.
Triund is actually located at a height of about 2842 meter above sea level. Following are the co-ordinates of Triund Hill 32° 15′ 49.29″ N 76° 21′ 12.68″ E Some daring trekkers use the height of Triund for adventure activities like paragliding also.
Triund a paradise in its own is one day trek on one of the oldest migratory route seasonally used by Gaddi shepherds of Chamba and Kangra districts. Heaven on Earth for Nature Lovers and Hikers
Triund Hill is located at a height of about 2,842 meters above sea level and with a distance of about 9 km from McLeodganj ( located at height of 2,082 meters above sea level ) and 17km from Dharamsala ( located at a height of about 1,457 meters ).
During your trek if you are lucky enough can see the snow birds and black bear. Once you reach top of Triund hill you will find yourself standing in front of the mighty and humble looking snow-clad Dhauladhar (the mountain peak of Dhauladhar is at an altitude of about 4,800 meters from sea level).
Once you reach Illaqa your soul can experience the majestic and positive energy that Dhauladhar Mountain disperse off all around. The shepherds and trekkers cross over Indrahar-Pass (located at height of about 4,342 m above sea level) to reach Chamba .
On Trek from Mcleodganj to Triund you first reach Dharamkot and then Shri Galu Devi temple (located at a height of about 2300 meter) here you will find a small refreshment shop named Rest A While from here the trek gets a bit of hard.