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Overnight winter trek to Snowline cafe (near Triund)

Snowline café is a small tea shop, 3 kilometres from Triund on the Triund - Indrahar Pass trail. Nestled on a ridge this café affords a panoramic view of Indrahar pass and the Dhauladhars. A well marked yet narrow trail with a sheer drop leads to the café. This narrow trail becomes more treacherous in winters when the trail markers are often obscured by fresh snow and overnight ice makes this slippery. This trek, especially after a fresh snowfall, is in a different league when compared with the trek to Triund. Thus, we recommend that you tackle this trek, if you have the required winter trekking experience.

Overnight winter trek to Triund. What to wear and pack? A gear guide.

In this article we list what we wore and packed on our overnight winter trek to Triund. We trekked thrice to Triund and beyond in January 2015. On our treks, this gear provided us with adequate protection through a light snowfall and a night temperature that went as low as -5 degrees C. However, do keep in mind that this is only an indicative guide. Your final clothing and gear selection shall depend on what you already own and the weather. Therefore, research the weather for your trek days and dress accordingly. 

Overnight winter trek to Triund

A winter trek to Triund is an easy to moderate (depending on snow) 6 kilometre trek over a wide well-marked trail. Nevertheless, winter trekking does come with its share of challenges. Care is needed to negotiate accumulated snow and ice along the way. A pair of low flex, stiff soled boots is preferred for this trek.