Nag Tibba ('Serpent's Peak'), 3,022 metres (9,915 ft) is an ideal weekend trek suited for most people looking for a refresher from the boring routine. This trek can be done throughout the year. If you are not looking for the circular itinerary, 2 days are sufficient to complete this trek. Given its easy level of challenge, anyone with a normal fitness can do this trek. The trek offers some of the best camping locations. The route goes through thick deodar forest. With only a day into the trek one reaches to very remote region with almost no habitation. A great refresher and trailer for new trekkers who are yet to see the full movie of a long trek.
|3||Maximum altitude||3004 M|
|5||Food||Nutritious food suited for trekking|
|6||What is included in the fee||Food as per menu on the trek (Starting Lunch on Day 1)
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers.
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation from Dehradun to Dehradun
|7||What is not included in the fee||Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Portage of personal rucksacks
|8||What to Carry||Click for the List|
|9||Expected Temperature Range||From Dec to Mar : 10 to15 degree during the day. 0 to 5 degree during the night.|
|10||Day wise trekking distances||Day 1 : 5.5 Kms,Day 2 : 8.5 Kms|
|11||Max. Group Size||15|
|12||How to Reach Dehradun by Road||You can check availability & book seats in Volvo or Ordinary buses between Delhi & Dehradun on Uttrakhand Roadways' Website
alternatively you can also book this travel with us. In case you wish to do so please select this option while booking.
|13||How to Reach Dehradun by Train||You can check availability & book seats in Trains between various stations & Dehradun on Indian Railways' Website|
|14||Best Season||Round the Year|
Reporting time at Dehradun bus stand is 07:00 AM . Trek’s starting point is Pantwari which is approximately 90Kms(3hrs Drive) from Dheradun. We will take a brief stop at Nainbagh for freshening up and Breakfast. After Nainbagh, Pantwari is just 45 mins drive. We will start trek for the day at around 11:00AM. Today’s trail is 5.5 kms and should take around 4 hrs from Pantwari to Nag Mandir. From Pantwari trail is mostly moderate climb till half way where there is a water point. We will take a short break for lunch here. After lunch point there is a brief steep climb after which the trail enters into thick rhododendron forest. After walking for about an hour and half through this thick forest trail opens up into a small meadow which is our stop for the day. There is a small temple here named Nag Mandir. View from here is quite enchanting you get your first glimpse of snowcapped peaks of mighty Himalayas from here. We will camp here for the night
Today’s the summit day and we will start our day early. After having light breakfast we will head towards Nag Tibba summit with packed snacks. Total distance from Nag Mandir to summit is approximately 1.5 Kms. Climb from here is a little steep but easily negotiable with or without snow. Approximately it will take 1.5-2hrs. We will have light snacks on reaching the top. From top you can have a 360Deg view of all the prominent Himalayan peaks. Peaks visible from here are Banderpoonch, Black Peak, Swargarohini and many more. You can even spot Mussoorie from here on a good day. After having a brief halt here and enjoying the view we will head back to Nag Mandir. We will get our hot lunch on reaching Nag Mandir. After having lunch and resting for a while we will head back to Pantwari. From Nag Mandir to Pantwari should not take more than 2.5-3 Hrs. We will reach Pantwari by evening. We will board the vehicle waiting for us at Pantwari, we will reach Dheradun by late evening.
April - Just after the snow has melt. The hike is easy with possibilities of occasional rainfall, July - October - The monsoon melts down all the snow and the trail is teeming with hues of green all around.
Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of great Himalayan treks. The trek provides with a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the middle of nowhere.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience
The base camp of Nag Tibba Trek is in Pantwari Village of Tehri Garhwal District. Pantwari is located 90 km from Dehradun and 140 km from Rishikesh. You can take a shared jeep from Dehradun to Pantwari at reasonable cost. Or hire a private taxi from Dehradun which will cost you around INR 2500 - INR 3000.
Dehradun is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport. Here is how you can reach:
There are no direct buses to Pantwari from Delhi. There You can take overnight UK Roadways or UP Roadways buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Dehradun. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is about 247 km. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Dehradun. The journey in the volvo will take around 5- 6 Hrs.
The nearest railway station to Pantwari is 73 km away in Dehradun. There are a number of trains running between Delhi and Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express, Nanda Devi Express. It is advisable to make your train bookings a month in advance. Overnight journey.
The nearest airport from Pantwari is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 155 kms away from Pantwari. You can reach Dehradun from New Delhi by flight. However, the airport is quite far from Dehradun ISBT or Railway station, around 28 Kms towards Rishikesh.
There are a number of places to visit in Dehradun and Mussoorie. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. The waters of the spring are believed to have medicinal properties. Robber’s Cave or Guchhi Pani is a famous picnic spot for fun-loving enthusiasts. Visit the holy Tapkeshwar Temple on the bank of Asan River which is believed have one of the oldest Shivling.
Enjoy the splash at much touted Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The highest place in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwal Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.
There are no connectivity issues till Pantwari Village. BSNL network is available on most of the train, til lthe top. No other mobile network is properly available. However, there can be sketchy connection at certain places.
From : Sanchi Bhatia
Nag Tibba Trek - 2015
"There was unlimited snow with just our group and no other inhabitants. For the first 10 minutes my mind couldn’t register the vastness I was witnessing. I lied down on my back to feel it. Yes, that was it. Craziness got us over, someone was sliding down, some were playing with the snow and some like me, just gazed around in amazement."Read More...
From : Smilee Ganesh
Nag Tibba Trek - 2015
"By the time we reached Rishikesh, I had already started to miss those unforgettable moments. As my first trek, this journey would always be special and close to my heart. I tested myself, conquered some of my fears and challenges, made some friends and most of all ... Had loads of fun!"Read More...
From : Ritvij Srivastava
Nag Tibba Trek - 2015
"When one among the group was struggling with her fear of walking on the snow that came from a past accident, I am really proud to share that the whole group came right behind her. Such comradery among a group of people who met only a day ago! well you wont see often!"Read More...
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