Located in the Dhauladhar Mountains, Triund Hill attracts adventurers from around the world who come to conquer one of Dharamshala’s most popular treks. Starting from the colorful town of McLeod Ganj, the trail winds mostly uphill for just over 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) to the top of the hill (9,432 feet/2,875 meters), where hikers are rewarded with exhilarating panoramic views of the surrounding snowcapped peaks.
While strenuous, the Triund Hill trek is doable for most people. Small chai shops are scattered along the path, providing plenty of places to stop, catch your breath and have some refreshments. Many trekkers choose to camp at the top of Triund Hill in order to enjoy an early morning sunrise before heading back into town.
While the trail to the top of Triund Hill remains open for much of the year, the best time for trekking is March through May or September through December.