Triund and Ilaka combined is a 2-day trek from Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. The trek to Triund is fairly easy compared to other treks and first timers can do this trek (if unsure do take a guide). However, if an onward trek to Ilaka is being considered we would advice being escorted by a guide, as the path is a little treacherous in some spots. We had a few experienced trekkers and a few novices but the hotel advised us to hire a guide for the journey and so we did.
Pick your territory and set up your tent @ Triund
From Dharamshala or Mcleodganj, there are many options to reach the base of the Triund trek. Take an auto from Mcleod market to the starting point of the trek called the Golu Temple which is at the base of the ascent.