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Nag Tibba Trek - The Best Weekend Destination

  • Region : Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Duration : 2 Days
  • Distance : 16km
  • Altitude : 9,910ft ft.
  • Grade : Easy

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Overview

Nag Tibba trek is one of the best weekend treks for beginners. Generally, the Nag Tibba stands for Serpent peak, is one of the tallest peaks under the Himalayas of the Garhwal range in the nearby Mussoorie region of Uttarakhand. Nag Tibba range counts amongst three primary ranges of the lesser Himalayas including Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal.

During the trek you will find yourself at an altitude of 3025 meters. Naag Tibba trek starts from the village named Panthwari. With an excellent and attractive sight view, this is the best trek for adventure and thrill. It takes around one to two days to complete. This is good for those who want to enjoy real natural beauty in a short span of time.

At the mid of the Nag Tibba trek route, trekkers go through the dense forest trail where you will see Alpine, Cedar, and Rhododendrons forest. The beautiful meadows, waterfall, and snowfall during winter keep your eyes thrilled and your heart mesmerized. The sunset view from the camping site will surely make you happier than ever before.

Nag Tibba trek can be done any time in the whole year. This is a beautiful place for camping where the trekkers can go easily without any atmospheric hurdles. This trek is suitable for summer, spring, as well as winters. Nag Tibba trek can be also called the safest treks for beginners and full of thrills for experienced trekkers too.

A temple is found at the top of the peak from where you can have a breathtaking view of other Himalayan mountain ranges too, such as Banarpunch, Kedarnath peak, Gangotri peak, Swargarohini, Black peak, and the snowcapped peak of Chanabang.

You will be picked up at around 8 am in the morning from Dehradun ISBT and embark upon a 4 hour drive to the mountain village of Panthwari which is located at an altitude of 4,640 ft. The road travelles through the Queen of Hills - Mussoorie and Kempty fall with the river Yamuna flowing by our side. After reaching Nainbagh we turn to the Nag Tibba road and we will reach the Panthwari village by afternoon.

Once we reach Panthwari, we will have lunch and after having some rest we will start the trek. The trek begins with a well defined cemented road and heads into a rocky trail. You will find some water sources on the way to fill up your water bottles.

After walking for about 30 minutes, we will reach a small village located in the mountains. The villagers rely on terrace farming for their livelihood and during the harvest season, you can see the farms in different shades of yellow and green crops.

As we keep walking further, the trail enters a thick cover of Oak and Rhododendron, and the trail levels out. Soon we will be reaching our campsite, which is located in a small clearing with dense forest in the background & and beautiful clouds rising above in front of you. The view is mesmerizing and will capture your heart and soul with its beauty.

Brief overview of the day:

  • Pantwari village (4,640 ft), Camp 1 (7,630 ft)
  • Dehradun to Pantwari village drive 5-6 hrs, 85 Km
  • Via Mussoorie, Kempty Fall
  • Pickup at 8:00 am, reach Pantwari village by noon
  • Last ATM at Mussoori
  • Whole trek has phone network but limited connectivity
  • Start trek by noon, reach the campsite by late evening
  • 2 – 3 water points on the way
  • Pantwari to Camp 4 Km
  • Stay in tent

On the second day we will start early as we have a long day ahead of us. We start hiking to the Nag Tibba top after having breakfast around 5 am in the morning. The trail once again passes through the dense forest cover and if you are here in winters, you will find the trail completely covered with snow and therefore it becomes a bit difficult to find the trail during winters. After walking for around 30 minutes, we will reach two clearings surrounded by the forest. From here the trail once again levels out and is easy to cover.

As we walk forward we find the Nag Tibba Temple which is located at the base of Nag Tibba Hill. On a clear day, you can see the beautiful view of the Garhwal Himalayan range.

As we move on the trail once again enter into forest along with a steep descent. This part of the trail is a bit challenging and makes it a good summit experience. Near the top, we will reach the flag marking of Nag tibba summit.

From the summit, the view of the amazing Garhwal Himalayas will surely take your breath away. You will be able to view the famous ice-capped ranges of Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch, and others.

After spending some time at the Nag Tibba Peak we will make our way back to the camp where we will have lunch and head for Panthwari. We will reach Panthwari village by late evening and drive back to Dehradun which will take around 5 hours.

Brief overview of the day:

  • Altitude 9,910 Ft
  • Camp 1 to Nag Tibba top 4 Km, 3 hrs
  • Start trek with early breakfast
  • No water point on the way
  • Stay on top for half an hour
  • Lunch at camp 1 by noon
  • Reach Pantwari village late afternoon
  • Drive to Dehradun reach by late evening

By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun


By Train :-

Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

By Bus:-

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi?s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.

Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station

  • Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 5:00 pm
  • Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

Inclusions :-

  1. Accommodation. (Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  7. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  8. Mules to carry the central luggage

Exclusions :-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

A rough map of Nag Tibba Route, not to scale.
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Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the Nag Tibba Trek 
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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