NAG TIBBA TREK
Region: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Duration: 3 Days
Max altitude: 3048 meters
Approx trekking: 16 kms
Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. It is situated around 57 kms from Mussoorie in Tehri Garhwal region. It gives you a touch of natures’ sanctuary with the birds singing and chirping, the thick forests and the grassy patches. Nag Tibba is believed to be the abode of ‘Nag Devta’. Local people of Nag Tibba come here to offer their prayers to Nag Devta for the protection of their cattle.
The ‘Nag Tibba Range’ is amongst three principal ranges of the lesser Himalayas, which includes the Dhauladhar, and the Pir Panjal. Nag Tibba is an attractive place for camping and is frequented by trekkers and adventure lovers for its scenic beauty as it offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas. The trekker can enjoy the views of the Black Peak, the Swargarohini and the Bandarpunch massifs.
There are two ways to do this trek one, from Devalsari and the other from Pantwari. The trail offers a way through thick Deodar forests with its pleasing natural odor. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant which makes it an attractive camping spot.
WHEN SHOULD I GO?
Although the Nag Tibba Trek is accessible during anytime during the year, the most favorable months to visit are-
Winter: September to March end
Summer: May end to July mid
WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED?
Nag Tibba falls in the category of a beginners trek. The level of difficulty is easy. You must have habit of walking to complete this trek.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE TREK?
2 nights and 3 days
WHAT ARE THE DESTINATIONS COVERED DURING THE TREK?
Dehra Dun – Pantwari – Nag Tibba Temple – Nag Tibba Jhandi – Pantwari – Dehra Dun
WHAT IS THE TREK ITINERARY?
Day 1: Drive from Dehra Dun to Pantwari – Overnight stay at Pantwari
Day 2: Trekking from Pantwari to Nag Tibba Temple – Trekking to Nag Tibba Jhandi – Return to Pantwari
Day 3: Drive to Dehra Dun from Pantwari
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TREK?
Included in the cost:
- Meals while on trek (vegetarian food only). Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner
- Qualified & experienced guide
- First aid medical kit
Not included in the cost:
- Transport from Dehra Dun to Pantwari & back to Dehra Dun
- Meals during drive Dehra Dun to Pantwari & back to Dehra Dun
- Unscheduled stay due to road blocks etc.
Mineral water during trek
HOW TO REACH?
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport which is located around 27 kms from the Dehra Dun city has a daily flight from Delhi to Dehra Dun
By Train: Dehra Dun railway station lies in the heart of the city and is well connected by major Indian cities
By Road: Uttarakhand Transport Corporation and many private transport services provides road connectivity to Dehra Dun. There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehra Dun (ISBT Kashmere Gate to ISBT Dehra Dun)
WHAT ARE THE GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS?
1. Rucksack with a rain cover (50 to 60 liters)
2. Day Sack with rain cover (30 to 40 liters)
A sturdy rucksack and day sack with a water/rain cover is recommended as during the monsoon the rain showers will greet the trekker as s(he) walks into the majestic valley
3. Trekking shoes
A good pair if trekking shoes with a quality bottom is a must for doing this trek. Waterproof shoes are recommended. Avoid shoes made of foam and cloth.
4. Thermal wear (Upper and Lower)
Temperatures dip specially in night and morning even in June. Thus, make sure you keep thermal wear.
5. Cotton sock (2 pairs)
6. Woolen socks (2 pairs)
7. Undergarments (2 pairs)
8. Gloves (1 pair)
10. Trek Pants
11. Woolen cap
12. Sun cap
13. Heavy jacket
15. Water bottle
17. Sunscreen lotion
18. Toiletries: Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Toilet Soap, Tissue papers, etc.
19. Head lamp or torch with extra batteries
20. Personal first aid kit