Till 5 years back, I loved camping at Triund as it was an easy escape from the city’s hustle bustle. Unfortunately, it has become very crowded in the last couple of years. I love it even now and always make a pit stop here on my way to Snowline or Lahesh Caves. Yes, Snowline. It's just 3 km trek from Triund. Last I went there was in 2017, and it only had one cafe and some 10 camps. You don’t necessarily need a guide to reach there as the path is very well-defined with markings on the rocks all the way. You’ll know you have reached when you see the SnowLine Cafe. It's situated on a beautiful spot, facing the three snow clad peaks at one end and a deep green valley at the other. The route becomes a bit treacherous during winters and might not even be accessible due to fog and heavy snow. I particularly like visiting in spring as it is green and sunny. The cafe usually keeps 10-15 camps with them, which they let you rent on a nightly basis. The cost might depend on the season and how well you bargain. I got a two-person tent for INR 1,200 a night, and it included the dinner, breakfast, and snacks. After I set my camp, I usually go for a hike to Lahesh Caves, which is about 2 km from Snowline. The route is pretty straightforward as you need to walk towards the peak. The best part about this path is that you get to cross the river which is basically freshly melted snow. Although it's exciting to go on your own, it might not be very safe as there is no clear path or people walking on this trail. I fear only because I saw a dead buffalo the next morning not so far from my tent. The locals also said that bears wander over there sometimes.
Trek To Snowline That's 3 Km From Triund & Offers A Prettier View
What Makes It Awesome?
What Could Be Better?
People should not play loud music.
How Much Did It Cost?
INR 1,000 - INR 3,000
Best To Go With?
Bae and Big Group