Nag Tibba ('Serpent's Peak'), 3,022 meters (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 a very remote region with almost no habitation, a perfect camping site. A great refresher and trailer for new trekkers who are yet to see the full movie of a long trek. The Nag Tibba summit gives trekkers with panoramic views of majestic mountain peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak. For people who wish to do a weekend trek from Dehradun and would like to venture into the world of trekking in the Himalayas, the Nag Tibba Trek is ideal for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Nag Tibba trek including Nag Tibba route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews. Scroll to the end to read Nag Tibba trek blogs.
Drive to Pantwari & trek to Nag Mandir Campsite (5.5 kms)
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
Nag Mandir - Nag Tibba Summit & Return to Pantwari (8.5 kms)
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.
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.
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The base camp of Nag Tibba Trek is in Pantwari Village of Tehri Garhwal District.
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.
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.
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