One of the most popular treks near Dehradun, Nag Tibba ('Serpent's Peak') standing tall at 9,915 ft is an ideal weekend trek suited for most people looking for a refresher from the boring routine. Nag Tibba Trek can be done throughout the winter season when most of the treks in higher Himalayan ranges are closed. Nag Tibba from Delhi is only 3 days hike which makes it a perfect winter hike nearby. Given its easy level of challenge, anyone with a normal fitness can do this trek. You will get a glimpse of the famous Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black peak and many more peaks from Nag Tibba. The Nag Tibba range offers some of the best camping locations. The route goes through thick deodar forest and with only a day into the trek, one reaches to a 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. The total Nag Tibba trek distance is 19 km. The best months to do Nag Tibba Trek for snow are December to March as the trails are completely snow-laden during these months. On Naag Tibba, the temperature at times goes as low as -7 degrees. Continue reading here for all important information like - Naag Tibba Route Map, Weather Conditions, Itinerary, Photos, Videos, and Reviews.
Drive to Pantwari & Trek to Nag Mandir Campsite (5.5 kms)
Reporting time at Dehradun bus stand is 07:00 AM. We will drive to Pantwari from there. We will reach Pantwari at 10 AM (Approx). Nag Tibba Trek starts from here. Freshening up & breakfast will be in a hotel on the way to Pantwari. From Pantwari start trekking to the base of Nag Tibba summit with packed lunch. The trek is uphill & will take 4 to 5 Hrs. We will stop en route for lunch. After reaching the base by the late afternoon we will set up camps. Explore the surrounding area, take pictures, and have loads of fun. Be ready for the cold night, as the temperature could get negative.
Nag Mandir - Nag Tibba Summit & Return to Nag Mandir (5 kms)
Wake up to the sound of chirping birds. Enjoy the morning views of first light falling on the high mountain peaks all around. After Breakfast head for Nag Tibba Summit with packed lunch. From Naag Tibba enjoy the views of the snow clad mountain ranges of Garhwal and Himachal. You will get to see the famous Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black peak and many more peaks from here. Spend some time enjoying the view. We have our packed lunch here. After lunch, we head back to Nag Mandir by the same route.
Nag Mandir to Pantwari (5.5 kms). Depart from Pantwari.
We wake up early in the morning. After warm-up & breakfast, we head back on the trail leading to Pantwari. The trail is mostly downhill with only a few sections of uphill. We are expected to arrive in Pantwari by 2-3 PM calling an end to the Nag Tibba winter trek. From here we board the vehicle for Dehradun. We are expected to arrive in Dehradun by 9 PM. If you are booking your Dehradun- Delhi transport on the same night, you are advised to book it around 11 PM.
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 a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.
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.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
Click here for text packing list.
The base camp of Nag Tibba Trek is in Pantwari Village of Tehri Garhwal District. Since it is a circular trek, the start and end point of the trek are different. The trek ends in Auntar Village.
How to reach Pantwari
Pantwari is located 90 km from Dehradun and 140 km from Rishikesh. You can take a shared jeep from Dehradun to Pantwari at a reasonable cost. Or hire a private taxi from Dehradun which will cost you around INR 2200.
Dehradun is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport. Here is how you can reach:
There are not direct buses for Pantwari. You can take overnight HPRTC 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 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 well in advance.
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.
How to come back from Auntar
You can catch a local bus/shared taxi from Auntar to Dehradun. The frequency of these buses & taxis is quite less & most of them start in the morning. You can also book a private taxi @ 2500/- approx. Once you are in Dehradun, you can use any of the modes explained above (road/rail/air) to travel further.
There are no connectivity issues till Pantwari Village. BSNL network is available on most of the trail till the top but other networks are sketchy.
There are number of places to visit in Dehradun and Mussoorie. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ in Dehradun 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 mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwali Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.
The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
The months of December to March are the best to do this trek.
We will be trekking on the same day as we reach the basecamp of the trek. During the trek, we will be camping on the trail.
We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.
In case you opt for transport, we will drive you to Pantwari the base camp of the trek from Dehradun and back to Dehradun at the end of the trek.
The temperature drops up to -3 degree celsius during the nights.
A trek leader will be assigned to lead you on the trek.
Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.
For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure