Why NAG TIBBA?
Nag Tibba is a beautiful trek near Mussoorie, a mere 4 hour drive from Dehradun Railway Station. It takes you to an altitude of 3,000 meters, and it is unique because it is easy, accessible, and provides one of the best viewpoints of the Garhwal Himalayas.
- Weekend Trek: Nag Tibba can be easily completed over any weekend.
- Vantage Point: At 3022 meters, Nag Tibba is famous for providing the best vantage points of the Garhwal Himalayas from around Mussoorie.
- Peaks: From Nag Tibba, one gets fabulous views of the peaks ranging from Srikanta and the Gangotri massif on the left, to Kedarnath(6940 m) and the Chaukhamba massif in the middle, and Nanda Devi(7816 m) and the Trisul massif on the right.
Nag Tibba(Serpent’s Peak) is a short and easy weekend trek near Mussoorie. At 3,022 meters, it offers a brilliant panorama of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Destinations Covered During Nag Tibba Winter Trek : Dehradun, Mussoorie
What’s included :
- Accommodation (Camping) during trek on shared basis;
- Meals on the trek (All Veg. meals from Day One, Lunch to Day Two, Lunch);
- Medical first aid kits;
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and Support Staff;
- All fees and permits;
- Transport from Dehradun to Pantwari(Base) and return.
What’s not included :
- Meals during transit;
- Costs incurred due to natural reasons;
- Anything not aforementioned in “What’s Included”
Here’s a short itinerary of Nag Tibba Trek:
Day 1: Arrive at Dehradun by 6.00 am. Depart for Pantwari via Mussoorie–Kempty Falls–Nainbagh, arrive at Pantwari and trek to Kathian.
Day 2: Trek from Kathian to Nag Tibba peak and return back to Pantwari, then drive to Dehradun.
Detailed Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Pantwari via Mussoorie–Kempty falls and trek to Kathian Campsite ( 5 hrs drive, then 4 hrs/6 km trek).
Arrive at Dehradun by 6.00 am, then begin the drive to Pantwari Village via Mussoorie/Kempty Falls. Take a right turn from Nainbagh, and soon you’ll be at Pantwari.
Pantwari is a small village, and it serves as the base camp for the Nag Tibba Trek. We trek from Panthwari to Kathian, where we camp with a beautiful view of the surrounding ranges. Today’s trek is through a properly marked trail, with a beautiful view of the mountains on the other side of the river. Once you cross Goat Village, an even more vast expanse comes into view, and you get to see the beauty of the Shivaliks. (6 km/5 hrs)
Day 2: Trek from Kathian to Nag Tibba Summit and return to Pantwari, then drive to Dehradun(10 hrs trek and 5 hrs drive)
Since today is a long day, we’ll start early after breakfast. The trek to the summit of Nag Tibba follows thickly forested, yet properly marked trails. After trekking for 2-3 hours, you’ll reach the summit. Enjoy the vast Himalayan panorama laid out before you!
Experience Required: None
Nag Tibba is a beginner level trek, which means there’s nothing to worry about, first timers can do it too 🙂 !
Fitness Required: Nag Tibba in two days is a slightly tougher endeavour, as Nag Tibba is usually done in three days. Therefore, basic fitness should be present.
Here are 5 exercises to make sure you’re prepared! https://renokadventures.com/5-exercise-prepare-trek/
Nag Tibba falls into the category of easy treks. The trail is a well laid out path and has very few sections of steep ascent or descent. Nag Tibba in 2 days will test your stamina because you have to cover 21 km, so it is better to be prepared beforehand for Nag Tibba.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 km in 6 hours, although there might be a slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5 km per hour, which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6 km per hour.
You can also train yourself to run 3 km in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember to always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for the basic fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minutes of brisk walk, and then jog for 10 minutes, and then end with 10 minutes of easy walking.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk, then 15 minutes of jog, then 5 minutes of easy walking.
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk, then 15 minutes of jog, then 5 minutes of easy walking.
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk, jog for 25 minutes, then cool down your body.
Things to carry for Nag Tibba
Backpack (Minimum 30 Ltr);
Floaters or Sandals;
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants;
2 Pairs of Socks;
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket;
One Heavy Jacket;
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+);
Water Bottle 1 Ltr;
Headlamp/Torch with a fresh pair of batteries;
Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Roll;
Personal Medicine Kit;
(Recommended) Camera with sufficient memory and fully charged batteries!
What is the Nag Tibba Trek?
Nag Tibba Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the year, and it is particularly enjoyable during winters. Nag Tibba is situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
What is the best time for Nag Tibba?
The best time for Nag Tibba is in fact, any time, throughout the year. It is most enjoyable in winter when there is snow in such close proximity to Dehradun. Nag Tibba can be enjoyed in summers as well.
How difficult is the Nag Tibba Trek?
Nag Tibba Trek is considered an easy high altitude trek. But you need to have a basic level of physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardiovascular exercises is very helpful in preparing for this trek.
What is the temperature range during the Nag Tibba Trek?
During the Nag Tibba trek, temperatures vary between -10 to 10 degrees Centigrade during winters, and 0 to 20 degree celsius in the summers.There’ll be considerable difference between day & night, and in direct sunlight & shade, so it’s important to plan accordingly.
Distance trekked each day?
Normally our treks are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time, and on an average, trekking distance is roughly 4 km each day. It takes around 4-5 hours for an average trekker to cover that distance.
What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines that you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters;
Band aid – 10 strips;
Gauze cloth – 1 small roll;
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 and eco-tourism, which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a trek leader in our team, we will have local guides, a 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, because 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 things do we need to carry for the trek?
You can follow the packing list provided above.
Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter? What are the charges for the same?
Ideally and always, when you are in the mountains, you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. However, the charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about Rs. 300 per day.
Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes with an appropriate fit are a must.
How many trekkers will there be in a 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 familiarise him/herself with high altitude treks.To attain the optimum level of fitness you can go through our article: https://renokadventures.com/5-exercise-prepare-trek/
What are the meals during a trek?
We serve a wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks. The food is vegetarian, and it is preferable, as vegetarian food is easy to digest at high altitudes.
What type of vehicles are used for transportation?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.
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 in 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 is 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 trips is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.
What if the 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, if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’, depending upon the weather conditions. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever, there will not be any refund for any unutilised 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 at least 1 month before the starting date of the trek.
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 the railway network with the major destinations of India, since 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 being run by governmental and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Dehradun, which are available from Kashmiri Gate Inter-State Bus Terminal, as well as Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminal.