After a successful day at Palampur, where I saw tea gardens, visited the Sardar Sobha singh art gallery and Neuggal Cafe, very next morning, I started for Macleodganj. Before I put up my story, let me first brief about it.
Triund Dhar(Ridge) - Famous among all Trekkers
How to reach?
About Macleodganj to Triund trek:
Why is Triund famous?
"When you are alone on the mountains, no other noise, other than the your own feet and breathe, it is more than just a meditation."
While the conscience rises from the mundane mood, it grows in its size, and you start to observe the miniature details, mostly the beauties of the life. I reached the top within 2 hours, the reason for traveling so fast was that I was alone, and had a good stamina for walking.
You don't have to do the same, just enjoy the trek and keep the memory. When I reached top, I was myself surprised to reach so fast, contrary to the 4 hours time they suggest. Anyway, I walked sideways, up and down the ridge and clicked it from few angles. I gave the glance to the nearby peaks and valleys and wondered, what time it would take to cross them. My water bottle was almost empty, and the new one was being offered for INR 40.
I bought the same from market down below for 20, but the rates are justified at such an elevation, because they are brought here on the shoulders not on the motors. The other source of the water is a water stream, which they told to be at another one hour distance. I climbed further up few metres and found a solitary spot surrounded by big stones.
I ate the two paranthas, with most delight and it felt very much tasty, quite the same they tasted while we were on the Trek to Adi Himani Chamunda. It is good if you can carry a two litres bottle for a single person, but I had to manage with the one litre, which got finished here. Keeping your body hydrated is utmost important while you are at height with sun on your head.
My underwears were totally soaked with the sweat, and still I felt no heat. The ridge was crowded with the blue and brown tents, and people, most of them couples, were busy talking to each other. I had few words with two of the couples, and then with the guard of the forest rest house. He told me that the rooms are always busy, and the booking has to be done at the forest office Dharmsala.
If you come directly at the rest house, the chances are that the rooms would not be available. My downward descend was easy, but my knees were aching a little, so it took me one and half hour to reach at the Bhagsu Nag water fall.
First thing I did was to drink the enough water to save myself from dehydrating. In the evening I swam on the swimming pool, visited Galu Devi temple, and then Dal lake. It was a day well spent.
- Guide toTrekking in Himachal Pradesh by Minakshi Chaudhary.