Why nAG TIBBA tREK ?
Nag Tibba Trek near Mussoorie starts from Pantwari Village which is just 4 hours drive from Dehradun, Nag Tibba is the perfect weekend trek which takes to an altitude of 3022 meters
- Short Travel Time: It takes just 3 to 4 hours to reach base of Nag Tibba Trek from Dehradun which in comparison to any other trek in Uttarakhand is very less.
- Snow Snow Snow: Nag Tibba Height is 3022 meters above sea level so in winters is covered under heavy snow and if you want to enjoy snow trekking then trek to Nag Tibba this winter trekking season.
- Stunning views of Greater Himalayas: From Nag Tibba one have uninterrupted views of himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Gangotri group of peaks and Kedarnath peak to name a few.
The Nag Tibba trek is a short and easy weekend trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) near Mussorrie. At over 3000 meters it is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Nag Tibba Trek is an ideal weekend trek which can easily covered over any extended weekend.
Destinations Covered during Winter Nag Tibba Trek : Pantwari, Nag Devta Temple, Nag Tibba Summit
What’s Included :
- Accommodation during Trek (Camping) on triple sharing basis.
- 3 Meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner and 1 Lunch)
- Basic First Aid medical kit.
- All logistic during the trek.
- Morning Evening Tea/ Coffee with light snacks during the trek.
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
- All fees and permits.
What’s Not Included :
- Meals during Transit
- Cost incurred due to natural reason.
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusion head
Note Backpack Offloading Cost is Rs 900 when book in advance and Rs 1200 if payment done at Pantwari
Here’s a short itinerary of Nag Tibba Snow Trek:
Day 1: Arrive at Dehradun Railway Station by 7.00 am. Depart for Pantwari and Trek to Kathian
Day 2: Trek from Kathiaan to Nag Tibba Top and trek back to Pantwari and Drive to Dehradun.
Detailed trek itinerary
Day 1: Dehradun – Pantwari via Mussoorie–Kempty falls–Nainbagh ( 6 hrs drive & 4 hrs trek).
Arrive at Dehradun by 6.00 am. Depart for Pantwari via Mussoorie–Kempty falls–NainBagh. Expected arrival time at Pantwari 11 AM. To reach Pantawri there are two routes one is Dehradun Vikasnagar Pantwari route and other one is Dehradun Mussoorie Pantwari route. We normally take Mussoorie route. Once we start from Dehradun railway station it takes around One and Half hour to reach Kempty fall which is our stop for breakfast and also to get freshnup. After short stop of 30 minuter we drive Pantwari via Yamuna bridge and Nainbagh. From Nainbagh Pantwari is around 15 Kilometers. Nainbagh is the last town on your trek if you want to buy something then you can in Nainbagh. It takes around 40 minutes to reach Pantwari.
Pantwari is a small village with market consisting of few shops, dhabhas and few hotels. Pantwari serves as the base for Nag Tibba Trek. To reach Pantwari from Delhi you can drive via Saharanpur Highway and then Vikasnagar to Pantwari and takes around 7 Hours to reach Pantwari from Delhi.
Once we reach Pantwari we start the trek to Kathian which is around 6 Kilometers and if you are short on time then you can cover 2 Kms of trek from Pantwari by driving. Initial Part of Nag Tibba Trek from Pantwari to Kathian through gravel which is very irritating and once you cross the Forest entry point it becomes enjoyable as well as scenic. We reach our camp and in the evening enjoy bonfire and sumptuous dinner. Overnight in Tents.
Day 2: Trek from Kathiyan to Nag Tibba Top ( 5 hrs).
We start the day early morning with quick breakfast and packed lunch at 5 in the morning so that we reach Nag Tibba summit on time. Trek from Kathian to Nag Tibba Top is through the thick forest of Oak trees. It takes around 2 hours to reach Nag Mandir from where the uphill climb to Nag Tibba start which take another 2 hours. After reaching the summit we explore the area (at the left side slope from the summit one can get a terrific view of the Himalayan ranges namely Swargrohini range, Gangotri ranges, Banderpoonch etc. ) and come back to Kathian (6 Kms). After reaching Kathian we will have our lunch and trek down further to reach Pantwari and drive back to Dehradun.
Fitness Required for Nag Tibba Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Nag Tibba Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required: The Nag Tibba Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
Things to carry for Nag Tibba Trek
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 30 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
2 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !
What is the Nag Tibba Trek?
Nag Tibba Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in Uttarakhand.
What is Nag Tibba Trek Best time?
Nag Tibba Trek best time is during the during the winter months of December to February when you find snow but you can do Nag Tibba Trek through out the year.
What is Nag Tibba Trek difficulty level?
Nag Tibba Trek difficulty level is considered by comparison an easy high altitude trek. But this Nag Tibba Trek 2 days which makes it a little tough so you need to have good physical fitness to complete this Nag Tibba Trek 2 days. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.
What are Nag Tibba Trek temperatures?
During the Nag Tibba Trek temperatures vary between -10 to 10 degrees celcius during winters and 0 to 20 degree celcius in the summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.
How is Nag Tibba Weather?
Nag Tibba is very near to Dehradun so this trek can be done throug out the year but best Nag Tibba Weather you get during the months of December to February when Nag Tibba Trek snowfall happens and this trek becomes really enjoyable and this also makes it the place at shortest distance to get snow or snowfall.
Can you customize Nag Tibba Trek from Delhi?
Yes we can organize Nag Tibba Trek from Delhi and for that you have to start early morning from Delhi 4 AM so that you reach Pantwari by 11 AM or else you can arrive in Pantwari Hotels, stay overnight and next day start the trek.
How long is Nag Tibba Trek ?
Nag tibba trek is 19 kilometers long from Pantwari to Pantwari.
Which is better Nag Tibba Trek 2 days or Nag Tibba Trek 3 days?
We recommend Nag Tibba Trek 3 days because this way you get to enjoy the nature most but if you are short on time and have good physical fitness then you can do Nag Tibba Trek in 2 days.
How are your Nag Tibba Trek Guide?
Our team consists of certified Nag Tibba Trek guide form Mountaineering institute like NIM and HMI and have experience suitable to handle all emergencies for this particular trek.
How can I reach Pantwari ?
To reach Pantwari you can drive directly from Delhi via Vikasnagar or if you are coming to Dehradun then you can hire a cab from Dehradun Railway station taxi stand to Pantwari.
What all mobile network available during Nag Tibba Trek?
You get BSNL, Jio, Airtel network during Nag Tibba at Kathian but they are sporadic and at Nag Tibba summit you get some signals.
How much we have to trek each day?
Nag Tibba total trekking distance is around 19 Kilometers from Pantwari to Pantwari. So we trek 6 Kilometers on Day 1 of Nag tibba from Pantwari to Kathian and On Nag Tibba Trek Day 2 we trek from Kathian to Nag Tibba Summit and return to Pantwari which is around 10 Kilometers. You can also cover first 2kms of trek by car as there is new road from Pantwari village.
What medicines should I carry during the trek.?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets
Is Diamox advisable?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.
Who will lead and who all will go along with us?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.
How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.
What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.
I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.
What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry
Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.
Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes are a must for the valley of flowers Trek.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.
What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Nag Tibba Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.
What is there in Food menu during a trek?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.
Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.
What type of vehicles are used for transportation?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation from Dehradun to Pantwari via Mussoorie and distance from Dehradun to Pantwari is around 90 Kilometers.
What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.
Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
Can you customize the Nag Tibba Trek?
Yes Nag Tibba Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customised trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.
What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund
What is your Rescheduling Policy?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Dehradun is the base location for our nag Tibba trek. Our meeting point in Dehradun is the railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Pantwari. The entire drive from Dehradun to Pantwari takes around 4 Hours.
Reaching Dehradun by Flights
Jolly Grant Airport is the Airport in Dehradun and is situated on the outskirts of Dehradun. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Dehradun.
Reaching by train
Dehradun is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.
Following is the list of useful trains to reach dehradun from Delhi:
12017 DEHRADUN SHTBDI
19565 UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS
22659 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14309 UJJAINI EXPRESS
14317 IND DDN EXPRESS
12055 DDN JANSHTBDI
12687 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14041 MUSSOORIE EXPRESS
12205 NANDA DEVI EXPRESS
For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.
Reaching Dehradun by Road (Bus)
Dehradun is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Dehradun which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar.
Here’s a short itinerary of Nag Tibba Snow Trek:
Day 1: Arrive at Dehradun Railway Station by 7.00 am. Depart for Pantwari and Trek to Kathian
Day 2: Trek from Kathiaan to Nag Tibba Top and trek back to Pantwari and Drive to Dehradun..