Day 01: McLeodganj (2000m) – Triund (2875 m) Trek/4-5 hrs
After breakfast we drive to the Galu Devi Temple which is a 30 minutes drive. From here we start our hike for the day. The trek for the day starts with an ascent towards Triund. The trail passes through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees Trail is steep but the excellent views of Dhramkot and Dhramshala valley compensate for the efforts. Triund is a flat meadow on top of a ridge and receives a lot of snowfall during the season. From here panoramic views of Dhauladhar range towards the north and Kangra valley towards the south are worth memorable sight. Overnight in tents.
Day 02:Towards Snowline (3320m) Trek/4-6 hrs
This morning after a nice warm breakfast you climb onto the ridge and traverse towards the snowline café, this is where the snowline is generally found in the months of summers. Today we will again hike through forest of oak and rhododendron filled with snow. We’ll walk towards the snowline café till the trail allows us to go. Later we return back to Triund trek. Overnight in tents. .
Day 03: Triund to McLeodganj Trek/4-5 hrs
After breakfast we descend down to McLeodganj. Trek ends here. One is free to stay in McLeodganj or continue with their onward journey.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
It is very important for this adventure trip that you need to be equipped properly and with a bit of back up. Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen cap (Balaclava)
Inner fleece gloves
Outer water proof gloves
Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4 – 5 pairs)
Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
Raincoat / Poncho
Small light weight towel
Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Book, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
Transport Options (Delhi – McLeodganj – Delhi)
For travel from Delhi to McLeodganj & back, one can choose between rail & road. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. The closest railway station is Pathankot from where you could get local taxis and buses for McLeodganj. You could also hire a private taxi if you prefer one.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dharamsala/McLeodganj that cost about Rs. 1000-1400 per person. They take about 13 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
This snow trek is organized between end Dec & Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters are a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around 0 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -5 to 0 °C..
Duration: 3 Days
Region: Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
This is a great trek for beginners as well as experienced trekkers who want to enjoy snow this winter. Variety of physical features and ample snow makes it a very interesting option in the area. Set in the beautiful and unique Kangra valley, it is filled to the brim with hiking pleasures and fabulous views of the Dhauladhar range. We get to visit sacred mountains, ancient temples and quaint Hindu villages hidden inside the valleys and waiting to be explored. There are some great camping sites and the added joy of chilling in the snow; with unending views of the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar range and the underlying Kangra valley.
The trek starts from Dharamsala/McLeodganj which over the years has become a well-known hill vacation destination. This bustling Tibetan Buddhist town is home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile. We visit monasteries and museums here and roam around in the Tibetan market on the last day.