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Gallu Temple To Snowline Cafe – The Unexplored Route, The Dark Woods…

Till now the only way to reach Snowline Cafe (Mcleodganj H.P.) was via the Triund Ridge. Now Sarthak Ohri, an avid reader and hiker contributes a new route that links the best viewpoint in Mcleodganj directly with Snowline Cafe. Avoid the cacophony, be one with nature and enjoy this novel route. 

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Gallu temple to Guna Devi temple via Naddi village – A child-friendly and easy day trek

A 7 kilometre day trek that links Gallu temple with Guna Devi temple. The trail is easy and child friendly. It passes through Naddi town which has some beautiful viewpoints and through Bhated stream which is an excellent place for a picnic.

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Tip – two routes between Dharamkot & Gallu Temple (Mcleodganj, H.P.) you may not know about

Two routes that get you from Gallu Temple to Dharamkot town (Mcleodganj, H.P.). Gallu temple is the starting point for Triund, Guna temple and Durga temple (the best viewpoint over Mcleodganj) treks. 

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The best viewpoint in Mcleodganj no-one will tell you about. Durga Temple perched atop Gallu Temple ridge.

Last week we visited what we reckon is the second best viewpoint over Mcleodganj. Today we share the best viewpoint over Mcleodganj with our readers. It is a moderate 1.2 km / 1.5 hour trek to this viewpoint but the views along this trail are dazzling. Read on to find out more.

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The best viewpoints in Mcleodganj no—one will tell you about. Runners up – Durga Temple and Tibetan prayer flags near Gallu Temple.

Are there places other than Triund with an equally good or perhaps a better view over Mcleodganj?
We find two places that we reckon have an equally good or better view. The first of these viewpoints is the roofless Durga temple and Tibetian prayer site a few hundred metres from Gallu temple.

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Waterfall Cafe trek – A quiet and serene hike near Mcleodganj

If you find Triund to be loud and boisterous this summer, we recommend taking a quiet trek to Waterfall Cafe. The Waterfall Cafe trek is a 2.5-kilometre / 1-hour easy trek with a waterfall and a tea shop at its terminus. You may extend the length and difficulty of this trek by following the waterfall rivulet, upstream. 

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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.

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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. 

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