Lunch in Triund

Lunch in Triund

Tourists going back to McLeod Ganj after Lunch in Triund

Dare to follow a moderate trek up to Triund of 9km at an approximate height of 10,000 feet from sea level and stand face to face with semi-immortal, mighty yet humble Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas. Spend one night in Forest Department Rest House in Triund and on next day start another trek to Snowline and Lahesh Caves. Put up tents in cave and eat whatever is available and experience nomadic life for one night.  Get up early in the morning and start your trek to Indrahar Pass of Mighty Dhauladhar after reaching the Pass stay up for a while and have view of amazing horizon and Triund from the heights of Dhauladhar. Start your retreat for Snowline café and then back to Triund Guest House by evening. Spend another night in Triund Hill and in the morning climb down to McLeodganj.

 

Mountains and Humbleness

Mountains and Humbleness

Triund Hill and Dhauladhar being mighty mountains from centuries are still humble and their beauty teaches the fellow trekkers and hikers to be modest and generous to each other and in day to day life. Yet most of the trekkers going over Triund and pass Dhauladhar are reluctant to learn being humble instead they behave opposite. 90% of trekkers don’t greet fellow trekkers while they pass along nor even smile they simply ignore the fellow trekkers and move on. Trekking is no fun if one doesn’t greet or smiles to fellow trekkers. Without any politeness the trekking to such beautiful, lively and humble mountains is just like Show off and full of ego.

These mountains have been on this beautiful earth before humans and have seen generations of humans come and go.…humans will come and go but these mighty mountains will remain as they are till the end of the World…so we all should learn to be generous and humble to each other during trekking and in our regular lives.

Triund Hill Manali and Shimla

Though Manali and Shimla are considered to be the best hill stations in Himachal Pradesh but then it is like for everyone. Everyone can just drive up to in and around Manali and Simla for summer holidays, but then if you seek solitude, serenity and some fine moments away from regular crowded site seeing and holiday and regular shopping then, the best option is the one to five days trek to Triund, Snowline and Lahesh Caves and Indrahar Pass from McLeodganj in Dharamshala.

Dare to follow a moderate trek up to Triund of 9km at an approximate height of 10,000 feet from sea level and stand face to face with semi-immortal, mighty yet humble Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas. Spend one night in Forest Department Rest House in Triund and on next day start another trek to Snowline and Lahesh Caves. Put up tents in cave and eat whatever is available and experience nomadic life for one night.  Get up early in the morning and start your trek to Indrahar Pass of Mighty Dhauladhar after reaching the Pass stay up for a while and have view of amazing horizon and Triund from the heights of Dhauladhar. Start your retreat for Snowline café and then back to Triund Guest House by evening. Spend another night in Triund Hill and in the morning climb down to McLeodganj.

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Appeal of Triund 2012

Appeal of Triund 2012

The summer is here and the heat is going to hit its highest point down in the plains and the cities……and 90% of the people will be going to the hill stations and many other cooler regions for summer holidays, plus of course will be coming to Dharamsala and trek to Triund and other mountains passes or peaks around and in Dev Bhumi Himachal….so we wish all of you great time and request all not to throw the garbage on the trails of  the mountains and over the mountain peaks instead dispose off them at the designated points…enjoy the beauty of Nature and give credit to Nature by keeping Nature CLEAN  🙂

Triund 2012 February

 

Triund 2012 February this time there was very heavy snow fall in Triund and treks to

Triund Hill

were covered under thick snow for about at least two month and even the Forest Department Rest House was also closed. Even in January 30th we could trek only up Magic View Café and beyond the cafe the treks were still covered under 3 foot thick snow and even trek up to Magic View Café was dangerously slippery. Mr Joginder the owner of Magic View Café had removed some of snow up to café and made it accessible.

 

Avifauna on trail of Triund

While we were climbing down from Magic View Café, we noticed some movement in grass by the side of the rocks and on close observation noticed a pair of cute birds camouflaged in the color of grass (faint red brown) and the rocks (pale grey).

We hushed and took a few shots and later searched in Google the list of Avifauna of Himachal and found our birds in list titled as, “Alpine Accentor”.

There are 8 species found in India out of 13 species found Worldwide. They are apparently similar to sparrows and small, fairly drab species come from the family of Prunellidae. It is a native bird of bare mountain areas with little vegetation. Alpine Accentor somewhat resemble a House Sparrow with a streaked brown back. Adult Alpine Accentor have grey head with red-brown spotting on the under parts or belly.

Mostly found in Palearctic Ecozones, which consist of  the earthly eco-regions of Europe, in Asia the foothills of northern Himalayas, northern Africa, and the northern and central parts of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of the eight ecozones separating the surface of the Earth. Actually, the Palearctic is the prime ecozones.

On our next trek to Triund, we will add more on Avifauna of this region.

Triund and Snow

Triund and Snow

Triund Hill is still inaccessible, no shops open, Forest Dept Rest House too closed for Feb mid….and still there is plenty of garbage on Triund trail 🙁
There is about 2 feet snow on trails and at some point its up to 3 feet…..you can only go up to Magic View Cafe owned by Mr Joginder…trek up to Magic View Cafe resumed by efforts of Mr Joginder. Beyond this cafe trail is covered under thick snow….and there is possibility of more snow by Feb 2012 and a safer time may by end of Feb 2012 or in the first week of March 2012. This season there is heavy snow fall due to, climate change and you will see more snow next Dec 2012. Today Jan 30th, 2012 we personally went up to check the status and we could not go any further from Magic View Cafe…still if you would like to trek during Feb first or second week it is your choice but then this time you need to go in group with a guide and not as lone trekker….as there is very thick snow in most of trails and during Feb there is more of snow fall, then you’ll have to wait till March…still you can go alone up to Magic View Cafe at a distance of about 1 hour from Gallu Devi Mandir.