There are still many left….but as of 2017, I got the opportunity to attempt Pass all thanks to one new trail mate also from Chamba. Manyank Jaryal, he too had attempt Pass and we were linked by the Admins of http://www.facebook.com/Triund. We shared details and made a rough plan of around 3-4 days high mountain hike and that too without guide. I would like to mention, though we chose to have no human guide but online there is good information on trail. So we read it (Though ground detail and online details, they are not same always…as on ground things change with Nature) and followed in. Our Hike and Trek to Dhauladhar Mountains…read here
Triund and Asian Bears
A warning for the trekkers going to the temple of Shri Kunal Patrhi Devi in Triund, there are reports of attack by a female Asian black bears on the trek to the temple….!
On May 26th, 2012 a group trekkers going to the temple of Shri Kunal Pathri Devi in Triund Hill (Triyund/Trinod), was attacked by a female bear and one of the trekkers walking behind the group had a narrow escape as the paws of the bear got hold of his backpack and as a result he fell in to the gorge.
On seeing this rest of the group chased off the bear and rescued the member of the group who had fallen in the gorge.
So even if you are in group, just be careful…..but as of the trek up to Triund, it is safe.
Asian black bears can turn very hostile to human beings and often attack humans without any provocation.