When economies slow down, one of the first things most people cut on is luxury goods and services. This includes vacation trips abroad, or even weekend trips in a hotel elsewhere in the country. It’s therefore no surprise that more and more people opt to take a camping trip as opposed to spending large amounts of money on the luscious vacations abroad.
Maybe you’d like to go camping but lack the experience and are helt back by it. No worries, this is a beginner’s guide to camping and Hiring a tent in triund trek for solo or a group hike.
Triund trek Is a trek for Novice beginner best most popular treks among youngsters. Triund trek with some slopes and rough trails with a breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains.
Most of the people think its a easy trek to do, but the truth is it depends on your physical fitness and other health factors. Even the young blood do face many problems for the first timers.
You can start your trek trail from Mcleodganj or Dharmkot. It would take around 3.5-5 hours to cover the 9kms trek from Mcleodganj or 7kms from Dharamkot. Snowline is another option to keep it in mind because its just 1:00 hour to 1:30 hrs away from triund trek. I would recommend everyone who ever is planning to do the triund trek to spend a long time running and planning for the trek or start gymming.
Once you reach the triund hill which is placed at a height of 2,8,42 metres above sea level, the first thing comes to mind is the stay and food.
Be a good bargainer to hire a tent Triund trek
There are few options for camping and hiring a tent in triund hill . Firstly from small tea shops in triund hill, the average cost of hiring a tent in triund hill is approximately 600 to 1000 for 2 person with sleeping mats and sleeping bags in summers from March to August. September to February its less approximately 500 to 900 because of snow fall in winters. But always carry some extra money because of three main reasons.
- Stuck in Bad Weather.
- Tired and need more rest.
- If your not able to Bargain or if your a bad bargainer.
Solo Trip to Triund trek and camping with your own Tents
Essentially, the 3 main ingredients that make a successful camping trip are:
- Having a Good Tent
- Eating Good Food
- Paying Attention to Getting a good Night’s Sleep
How to choose the right Tents for triund trek?
We will begin by discussing how to determine the right tent for you and your camping party.
First let me say that the packaging on the tent displays can be somewhat misleading. I have personally found that if a tent ad says it’s a two-person tent, than in fact, two people can sleep in that tent, but that’s it.
This means there is no room for your gear or supplies. If it’s just you plus one other person, this type of tent would only work if you stash all your gear in a vehicle.
I suggest buying a tent made for the amount of people that are going on the trip + two more. This means a family of four should purchase a tent that advertises room for six people. This will insure that there’s plenty of room for everyone including your gear. Camping is new and different enough for a beginner so the last thing you’ll want to do is cramp your surroundings. Of course you can split your party accross multiple tents as well but it takes away from the family experience and your kids might not be old enough to sleep in their own tent.
Tents generally come in 3 types:
A-frames are generally very durable but small. They usually only fit 2 or 3 people and they can be a pain in the you know what to set up.
Dome tents are usually roomy – particularly in the center – which is mainly due to their sloping sides. These tents are also able to handle strong winds because of their shape. Moreover, they are by far the easiest to set up and pack away. This is therefore the tent I suggest for beginners.
Cabin tents tend to be very roomy with separate areas partitioned off. Unfortunately a major drawback is the fact that they can be difficult and time-consuming to assemble or take down and pack away. If you’re planning on staying in the same spot for more than a few days however, this is definitely a winner.
Cooking your own meal in Triund trek can be fun?
Although cooking over a campfire is part of a the camping experience, you’ll make your life easier by investing in a two-burner camp stove. I’ll leave it at that as you’ll easily figure out for yourself how handy these are. As for the food – you’re going to want to keep things relatively simple. If you’re bringing the children or grandchildren along, involve them in the menu planning!
Potatoes, corn on the cob, cabbage, and onions can all be seasoned at home and wrapped in tin foil before cooking them in the embers of the campfire. Simple yet tasty! Other campfire favorites are marshmallows as well as hotdogs. Don’t forget about using hotdogs in baked beans – kids love that!
Cut up some vegetables and have some dip available. Keep some fruit in your cooler – they make for great quick snacks. Cold cut sandwiches are also great for in-between meals.
Other favorites are cheese & crackers or peanut butter & crackers. Peanuts in the shell are also great for camping.
A Good Night’s Sleep Triund Trek @2,8,42 metres
Now for that good night’s sleep. First of all you need to plan ahead. Keep in mind that the nights are always cooler than the days so be sure to dress for that. Buy warm sleeping bags. Keep in mind that the Triund hill ground is most likely not as soft as your bed at home.
Another great purchase would be a sleeping pad which you’ll place right under your sleeping bag, trust me, this will make a difference. Another option is to use an air mattress or purchase a sleeping bag that has a built-in air mattress.
Planning ahead is what it’s all about. If you get an air mattress of any kind for example, make sure you have some way of inflating it. If you do end up forgetting your inflation device your lungs serve as a backup but it’s not easy or convenient that way.
Following the tips to cover the three basic components of camping should get you off to a good start to a safe, rewarding, and unforgettable camping trip.
Have a wonderful time and be sure to read our other articles!