Triund means walk over three heels, its 5 KM long walk, start easy but as you further it become more difficult especially last phase. Normal walking speed it will take 5 hours to reach up to top. In general summer is the best time for triund trek. First thing you need to check whether report before go on this trek because no medical or any other help easily possible. If you plan in advances then start treadmill with alkaline mode, at least every day walk up to one hour.
Up to galu devi you can take taxi, At Gulu devi base point Forest department make your entry for triund trek. Best time to begin your trekking is early morning. You reach on top around after noon. If the weather not allows staying you have chances to plan come back at the same day. Otherwise it is better to stay there for a night. You will enjoy the night view full of stars in sky. In morning if you have enough energy you can plan to go further up to snow line by your own risk.
No need to carry tents up to the hill you can easily get tent on top but you need to do good negotiation. (Less than Rs 400 per person tent with sleeping bag) They have some tents are in good condition some are in bed shape, when you hire a tent check the tent and sleeping and mattress properly. Once you get good quality then only pay. If you reach late that time very few tent left. In that case you get poor quality tent in high prices. Second Take it as small trekking, use nice trekking shoes and stick will helpful. No electricity on top, no washroom, strong stick will also use as weapon for monkeys when you go for toilet. Carry fully charged torch, extra batteries and power bank for mobile if you get signal somewhere. When you reach on top after hiring a tent you love to relax, better have a pair of slipper undo your trekking shoes, better to have some light night dress. You need windcheater on top; temperature goes 5 to 7 Celsius. List of necessary items (first aid kit, Tissue roll, sanitizer, Swiss knife,) only three or four shops, they also provide food but everything double or triple in cost.
Most important keep your luggage light but do not miss the necessary things. Do not carry to many bottles of water every 1 or 2 KM you get a small tea shop, you can buy water around Rs 50 per liter. You can carry enough sources of energy may be chocolates or some drinks.
If you have a good quality camera sure carry it with you, you will get plenty caches for better pictures, otherwise mobile camera consume all your batteries.
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