Not very far from Mussoorie, Nag Tibba trek s the highest peak in the lesser Himalayas region about 3022 meters high, situated 16kms away from Landour cantonment, around 57kms from Mussoorie in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is believed to be an abode to NAG DEVTA, nag-snake and Tibba-hill. It is a weekend trek or says getaway for all. For an alluring trekking destination for the weekends, Nag Tibba in the hinterlands of Garhwal is a ten-on-ten. With a 9,915 ft maximum altitude, it is perfectly suitable for beginners and children, and poses no threat of altitude sickness, offering a thoroughly enlivening trek instead. Anyone staying in and around Delhi can plan Nag Tibba- the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range in the Lesser Himalayas, for a rejuvenating weekend in the calm depths of forested mountains. With a couple of days added to the trek, “the queen of the hills” Mussoorie can be covered too.
It is quite famous as a Nag Tibb weekend trek. This trek is easily accessible from Delhi and NCR region.
Nag Tibba Trek starts from Pantwari Village in Uttarkashi District (Uttarakhand). It is a 2 days trek including travel from Dehradun. The total Nag Tibba Trek distance is 20 km from Pantwari Village.
Nag Tibba is an easy trek and good for first-timers. Read more – Fitness preparation for Himalayan trek.
The best time to do Nag Tibba Trek is between Mid-November to March.
During the trek, the day temperature will be 15 to 20 degrees and at night it goes down up to 8 degrees.
During the trek, you will be provided with 3 person tent on a twin-sharing basis and 4 person tent on a triple-sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekkers will be provided with separate tents.
Meals start from day 1 Lunch to Day 2 Lunch. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals, including breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.
The lowest altitude will be 4,640 ft at Pantwari Village and the highest at 9,910 ft at Nag Tibba Summit.
Route Via Dehradun
The nearest best railway station is Dehradun. From there 3-4 hr journey takes us to Pantwari via Dehradun, Dehradun to Pantwari distance is around 90 km.
We have fixed departures from Dehradun. The pickup point will be near Dehradun railway station.
The nearest best railway station is Dehradun. You can board Ddn Nzm Ac Express (2205), Nanda Devi expresses or Dehradun Express from Delhi. People usually prefer trains over flights because it is more economical. Take a bus or cab to reach Rishikesh.
There are regular buses from Delhi to Haridwar/Rishikesh, Delhi (ISBT Kashmiri Gate ). You can easily rely on government buses as they are also safe.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun. You can take a bus or local cab to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh. It just takes 30-40 min to reach Rishikesh from Dehradun Airport.
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation, and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose the proper equipment. Try to bring only what is necessary; this will help you and the field staff.
Pick up from Dehradun railway station around 7:00 am. Drive: Leave for village Pantwari which is at 4,640 ft. The time taken is 4 hrs. Trek: 6 km, time taken is around 4- 5 hrs Meals: Evening snacks & Dinner Stay: Tents The road passes through a Mussoorie-the queen of hills, to Kempty Falls, and with the Yamuna river trailing our side onto Nainbagh from where we turn on the Nag TIbba road, reaching Pantwari at around noon. At Pantwari, we will have a filling lunch and after some rest, head off for the trek. Upon reaching the Nag Tibba base camp relax and unwind. After dinner, retire to your tents.
Altitude: 9914 ft. Trek – 13 km trek(to the summit and descent). Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. After breakfast, we will head towards the peak. The view from the summit is so mesmerizing that every step taken to reach the top is all worth it. After a successful summit, click some pictures and then start your descent. Reach Dehradun by 5 pm.
Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. You will find water sources on the trek to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.
During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.
No, but there are shops on basecamp from where you can rent shoes, jackets and trek poles, headlights etc. (Inform us in advance if you want to rent something from basecamp)
You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.
A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.
The minimum age limit is 6 years. However, minors aged between 6 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents and guardians.
Nag Tibba is an easy trek and best for beginners. The minimum age for eligibility is 6 years but everyone should adhere to the fitness regime.
Yes, the network is available throughout the trek.
All high-altitude treks come with their share of risks. We pay utmost importance to the safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.
Since you will be starting and returning to Pantwari village, it is possible for you to leave some luggage behind, if required. However, make sure you do not leave any valuables. Nomad Adventures is not responsible for loss or damage to any belongings.
No, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of myths about Diamox.