Treks and Trails
Village Bal Trail – Guna Mata Temple
Triund at 9350ft is the ideal destination for those seeking a hassle-free taste of trekking in the Himalayas. The trek can easily be done over a weekend. The trail to Triund is short but steep. The steep climb is well-compensated by refreshing walks amongst rhododendron and oak trees. There are also various songbirds in the forests along the trail which make it a birdwatcher’s delight. Best time to visit: March to May & September to December.
A lake standing tall at an altitude of 9626ft above the sea level is one of the most stunning lake treks in Himachal. The melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the source of water serves a mesmerising appeal to the place. The fact that it remains frozen during early December to March/April also adds to the charm. The forests that lead up to the lake are rich in both flora and fauna.
The Indrahar Pass Trek
Indrahar is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 14,245ft above the mean sea level, this pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts. The trek starts from Galu Temple and passes through the famous Triund, Ilaka Glacier and Lahesh Caves. The ridges over the Dhauladhar do not lend themselves to easy trekking and this one’s no exception. Somewhere between moderate and difficult, this trek is a window into the lifestyle of Gaddi shepherds and an access into some of the rarest of birds and flora in the region.