Triund Trekking is a popular location among trekkers and hikers. It is the hill station suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district. It has an average elevation of 2,082 meters (6,831 feet).

Mcleodganj is the starting point of the Triund Trekking and Waterfalls available in India.

Whether it be a try-hard Minkiani pass trek, or an easy Treks to Bhagsu Nag Waterfall, Mcleodganj has it all for beginners and experienced trekkers. The waterfalls of Mcleodganj provide a very peaceful and soothing experience of the natural beauty of the Dharamshala region.

Here is a list of some of the Triund Trekking and Waterfalls to visit on your trip to Mcleodganj.  

 Trekking to Triund

Treks triund of Mcleodganj

Triund is situated in the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh. Triund offers some great overwhelming views of the glaciers of the Dhauladhar mountain range. It is one of the most popular treks available in India among both beginners and experienced trekkers.

The nights of Triund are so beautiful with star-lit sky and it up Kangra valley. It surely won’t let you sleep. Such stellar views and accessible location attract more. Tourists and trekkers are more attracted to trek-like activities.

It is a relatively easy trek and a good way for beginners to enjoy it. A tremendous long trek without any difficulties because of its well-defined trail and breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and Dhauladhar peaks are pretty picture perfect and feel like a reward after a long trek.

Trekking and Waterfalls of Mcleodganj

As this 9km trek is not enough for the experienced trekkers, Triund then acts as a stop camp spot to continue their trek further to Indrahar pass. Further trek to Indrahar pass is much more extended and steep.

indraahar paass Trekking

To reach the Indrahar pass, you need to trek to Triund first and continue further to Lahesh cave. It is a steeper 4-5 km of the trek ahead of Triund and takes up to 4-5 hrs of trek.

Lahesh cave is at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level.

triund Trekking Mcleodganj

After stopping for a night camp at the caves, you can either come back to Mcleodganj through Triund or trek further to the Indrahar pass, about 8-9 km from the Lahesh cave. It takes about 6-7 hrs to reach the pass from the caves. This high terrain trek is Situated at an altitude of 4300 meters. This high terrain trek is challenging and only recommended for experienced trekkers.

Winter Trek to Triund


During the winters, Triund experiences heavy snowfall. The trek becomes relatively complex as the trails are covered with snow, becoming more tiring. Due to snowfall, the shops and cafes are also closed. Hence you have to carry your supplies of food and water and tent.

Winter trek to Triund is only advisable with a guide or instructor to reduce the chances of misrouting and injuries due to snow. Although the snow-filled trek is relatively tricky,

but the view of the white snow-covered mountain is rewarding and satisfying.

Duration of a trek to Triund- 2days with a night camp &1 day without camping.

Duration of a trek to Indrahar pass- 2 days two nights

Best time to visit- March to December (excluding June & July due to monsoon)

If you want to trek in snowfall, January & February are the months to go.

How to reach Triund-first, you need to travel to Dharamshala. Upon reaching Dharamshala, travel to Dharamkot, Mcleodganj, from the trek. Any public or private transport will get you there. Carry only a limited amount of snacks as cafes and shops are available on the trail of a trek to Triund.

Cafes on the Trek-

1. Magic View café – 3 hrs from the starting point of the Triund trek.

2. Snowline café- At the top of the Triund trek.

 Kareri Lake

Trekking and Waterfalls of Mcleodganj

This trek to the altitude of 2934 meters is moderately tricky but can also be pursued by beginner trekkers. This trek is in the opposite direction of Triund. This trek leads to the freshwater lake in Kareri village, located south of the dhauladhar range.

It is a hike through pine and oak woods to get to the lake. Although the difficulty of this trek is moderate, one can encounter some steep uphill climbs, so it is advised to hire a guide.

Most Impotent gear up correctly before starting this fantastic trek

Minkiani Pass Trek

Trekking Mcleodganj

This trek o achieve a panoramic view of the peaks of northern peaks, this trek is the best available out there. This trek to the altitude of 4300 meters is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The trail of this trek seems like a pathway to heaven as it moves through clouds and high peaks.

This 14 km trek includes an overnight camp in the village. Due to the steepness of this pass, it is a fascinating trek and, on the other hand, a little difficult for beginners.

Bhagsu Nag Treks and Waterfalls of Mcleodganj

BHagsu nag Trekking

This short and refreshing trek is about 4 km long. There are two places to visit on this trek and one is the Bhagsu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, other is the Bhagsu Nag Waterfall which is just 20 minutes away from the temple.

Visitors often drench themselves in the cold Waterfall after the trek as it is pretty refreshing and fun. This trek is comparatively more accessible than other treks. 

Bhagsu Nag Waterfall

Waterfalls of Mcleodganj

What is a better prize after a 4km long trek than a dive into a cold, peaceful waterfall? One of the main attractions of Dharamshala visitors is the Bhagsu Nag waterfall.

An easy one-hour trek from Mcleodganj is the way to reach this Waterfall and is visited by several tourists for its adoring view. This spot is Situated 7000ft above sea level, and this spot is an absolute delight to the visitor’s soul.

Dharamkot Waterfall

dharamkot wataer fall Treking

Dharamkot waterfall is a less known and visited place. But trek and nature lovers may find the beauty of this place quite mesmerizing. To reach Dharamkot Waterfall, you have to follow the trail of a 4-5 km Trek from Mcleodganj itself.

After reaching the falls, a hot cup of tea will feel like a reward you can get at a small shop there. The sights of this gorgeous location will leave a significant impact on your trip. There are some best Treks and Waterfalls of Mcleodganj.


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