Triund Laka Glacier Trek
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Set out on one of the most popular short treks in Himachal Pradesh from McLeod Ganj to Laka Glacier via Triund. This 3-day trek, suitable for beginners, takes you on a well-marked trail with beautiful views of the Dhauladhar mountains. Going further uphill from Triund, you'll also spend a night at Laka Glacier, a fun experience of snow and ice in the early summer season. After a day of adventure, you'll sleep in cosy, alpine tents pitched with scenic views under a star-studded night sky.

    Destination

    The Triund trek begins from the colourful markets of McLeod Ganj and leads you on a grassy mountain ridge to Triund. Located at the foot of the Dhauladhar range, at an altitude of almost 9,350 feet, Triund is a vast green summit with an exhilarating view of the valley. You'll also spend a night at Laka Glacier, located higher at an altitude of almost 10,500 feet. The trail to the Laka Glacier is in close proximity to snow-covered mountains, taking you as close to the Dhauladhar peaks on a short itinerary.

    Destination highlights

    • Embark on the Triund trek, an easy trek in Himachal Pradesh.
    • Spend two nights in tents at scenic campsites.
    • Climb up to an altitude of 10,500 feet to reach the Laka Glacier.
    • Explore the lush green pastures of Triund.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Triund trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Triund trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Triund trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days before departure of the Triund trek: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made 11-20 days before departure of the Triund trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days: no refunds.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Triund trek to maximize the safety of the travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Triund trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Triund trek.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Triund trek.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    McLeod Ganj
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    End point
    McLeod Ganj
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    12:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    28 kms
    Start point elevation
    6831 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10499 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6831 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of the Triund trek: McLeod Ganj to Triund

    Arrive at the McLeod Ganj base camp by 9:00 hrs. From here the colourful markets of McLeod Ganj, you'll begin the trek and soon find yourself in the forests of deodar, oak and rhododendron trees. Once you reach the Triund ridge, you will be greeted with gorgeous views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains. Overnight in tents at Triund.

    Day 2 of the Triund trek: Triund to Laka Glacier

    Begin your day with the incredible view of a sunrise over the mountains. Today's trek will take you to the Laka Glacier. You'll hike to higher altitudes from Triund on an uphill trail with views of the overarching snow-covered peaks. The glacier offers a fun experience of snow and ice in the winter and early summer seasons. Overnight in tents at Laka Glacier.

    Day 3 of the Triund trek: Laka Glacier to McLeod Ganj

    Begin your return trek to McLeod Ganj. You will start your descent and retrace your steps over the same trail, depending on the weather conditions. You'll reach McLeod Ganj by early afternoon. Your Triund trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    McLeod Ganj
    End point
    Triund
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Triund
    End point
    Laka Glacier
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Laka Glacier
    End point
    McLeod Ganj
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents for 2 nights on a triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: alpine tents, sleeping bag and sleeping mat
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 3
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and McLeod Ganj
    • Upgrade to accommodation in twin-sharing tents (can be arranged for extra cost of INR 250 per person)
    • Travel insurance (can be arranged for extra cost of INR 350 per person)
    • Services of mules/porters to carry your personal luggage (can be arranged for extra cost of INR 1,800 per person)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Thick jacket
    • Trekking shoes
    • Woollen socks
    • Cap/hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirts
    • Track pants and shorts
      What not to Wear
    • Denim jeans
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as trolley bags, suitcases etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents for accommodation
    • All equipment required for camping: sleeping bags, mattress etc.
      You need to get
    • Backpack (up to 30 ltrs)
    • Torch
    • Cap/hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Personal medicines
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Daypack
    • Trekking pole (optional)
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, biscuits etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion and cold cream
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Personal toiletries
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towel and napkins
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Triund trek: McLeod Ganj to Triund

    Overnight in tents at Triund.

    Your trip begins as you arrive at the McLeod Ganj by 9:00 hrs. Please make sure to have breakfast before reporting to the starting point. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. Lunch will be a packed lunch served en route to Triund, and dinner will be served at the Triund campsite. You will spend the night in tents.

    Day 2 of the Triund trek: Triund to Laka Glacier

    Overnight in tents at Laka Glacier.

    Today, you will trek to the snowline at Laka Glacier. Your meal package will include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Triund campsite, lunch will be a packed lunch served en route to Laka Glacier and dinner will be served at the Laka Glacier campsite. You will spend the night in tents. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you. The campsite will be equipped with kitchen/dining and washroom tents.

    Day 3 of the Triund trek: Laka Glacier to McLeod Ganj

    Your trek ends by early afternoon.

    Begin your return trek to McLeod Ganj. Today's meal package includes breakfast served at the Laka Glacier campsite. You trip ends as you arrive at the McLeod Ganj base camp by afternoon.

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