Nestled in one of the five folds of Himalayas, Nag Tibba or ‘the serpent’s peak’ has a good belief behind its name. People believe the Nag Tibba range to be the home of the god of snakes. They have been offering their prayers since ages to this god so that the latter can save their cattle from snake bites. Such is the beauty of the place that when you reach the peak, not only would you feel connected to nature but you will also feel connected to the beliefs of the people there. Their prayers and faith have formed an aura of its own by now and till the time you will be there, you will notice the aura penetrate your skin.
Day 01: Dehradun to Pantwari (95kms drive) and 6kms Trek To Campsite
-Reach Dehradun by 8 am and then we will pick you up and move for Pantwari.Trek begins from Pantwari and then move for the Nag Tibba base camp which is a trek distance of 6 km.The Nag Tibba summit will be done the next day.
Day 02: Trek from Campsite to Nagtibba Temple 3Kms and Trek Back to Base Campsite
-We will start for the Nag Tibba summit the next day morning and then come back to the base camp.The total trek distance from Nag Tibba base camp to summit is 3 kms. We will then come down to Pantwari and take the transportation back to Dehradun.
It is rightly said that places hidden from the world hold the most beautiful gifts of nature. After all, the lesser travelled roads lead you to more splendid destinations. Nag Tibba locates itself in the league of such places. It is a pirate’s paradise as we would put it; concealed from the world yet richer than most of those revealed.
How to reach Nag Tibba?
To reach the peak, we will have to trek. Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the Garhwal region of lower Himalayas and situates itself about 57 km from Mussoorie. If you choose to travel by air, the nearest airport to Mussoorie located at a distance of 60 km is the Jolly Grant Airport. You can take a taxi from the airport to the city. The Dehradun railway station is the nearest to Mussoorie at a distance of 36 km. The roadways are a good option since buses are easily available from major cities till Mussoorie. You can also consider a road trip especially if you travelling from New Delhi. Further, after reaching Mussoorie, the trek will begin at Pantwari village which will en route the villages of Devalsari and Thatyur. The distance between Pantwari and the Nag Tibba endpoint is 8 km. The journey is exotic and exciting. So, get going, folks!
Best time to visit Nag tibba?
The best time to pursue this trek is in the summer months between April to June and the winter months between October to December. The months from January to March experience heavy snowfall which might elevate the difficulty of the trek but it is still worth it if you are prepared for the harsh weather conditions. Summers are pleasant and hit just the right temperature of cold during nights. Carrying light woollens would be suitable. Monsoons are a great time too but landslides are a major loophole. Landslides may terminate the trek for hours and cause a disturbance in the schedule as well as cause casualties. Winters are a beautiful time to visit Nag Tibba. Once you reach Nag Tibba, you will get an experience a clear and alluring view of the Bandarpoonch Peak, the Gangotri group of peaks and the Kedarnath peak. The calmness and the silence of winters add to the charm of this scenic beauty.
Things to do at Nag Tibba?
To begin with, Nag Tibba is a photographer’s dream. The right angles are already outlined in the natural beauty which the range offers and trust us, you won’t be needing any filters. While in Pantwari, you can take a look around as well as take out time to visit Mussoorie properly. After setting up camp at Nag Tibba for a night, you can carry your tents and trek up to Dodital Lake which rests at an altitude of 10,000 feet. If you are one of those who seeks thrill everywhere you go, then Landour near Mussoorie should be on your list. The Kempty Falls near Mussoorie will leave your spellbound so do not forget to visit. Also, pay your offerings at the Shedup Choepelling Temple.
Why Choose Nag Tibba?
The fact that it lies in the mighty Himalayas is in itself a great reason to undertake the trip. It is seldom that you find a trek in the Himalayas with such an easy trail. The allurement of Nag Tibba is breathtaking indeed but what surpasses such a beauty is the sparkling myriad of the mountain ranges and valleys which you get to see from the peak of Nag Tibba. Also, this trek is in the vicinity to Delhi which is the centre of most treks in the country. It is one of the safest treks with no record of floods or landslides. The trek is also a pocket-friendly one.
Nag Tibba is one place which shall give you vibes of positivity and magic Yes, magic. It is just too beautiful to be real after all. So, come on guys! We got your weekend sorted.