Nag Tibba Trek

If you think about a short hike near to Delhi or Dehradun, then Nag Tibba trek is almost a certain choice. Nag Tibba in local Garhwali means Serpent’s Peak. This is the highest point in the region, which is locally called Mussoorie range. Geographically its in the lesser Himalayas range inside Uttarakhand. Nagtibba top, standing at an impressive altitude of  of 3020 m/9905 ft offers surprisingly good view of the snow capped peaks straight to its north. Some easily recognised ones are Swargarohini and Gangotri peaks, Kalanag, Bandarpoonch and Srikantha. To reach the top you’ll cross dense sub alpine forest, sudden openings of sprawling meadows and some short ridge walks.

At Nag Tibba top
Snow capped peak views from Nag Tibba trail
Snow walk inside conifer forest

This place is accessible all over the year apart from the months of monsoon. The region gets decent amount of snowfall in winter. This comparatively easy trek is an excellent choice for beginners. Nagtibba opens up a window for those who don’t want to invest too much time and effort but are interested to know how it feels to spend nights camping in wilderness, away from the amenities and comforts offered by civilisation.

Trek stars from Pantwari village
Thath: Your campsite on the trail
Nag Mandir on the trail

 Nag Tibba trek brief itinerary: 

Day 1: Drive to Pantwari from Dehradun via Mussoorie and Nainbagh –  3/4 hours – 100 Km and trek to Thath – 2/3 hours and 4 Km. Camp
Day 2: Trek to Nagtibba top and return to Pantwari – 7/8 hours, 14 Km. Drive to Dehradun – 3/4 hours, 100 Km or drive to Mussoorie – 2 hours and 55 Km.

Important note:

  • You need to reach on your own to Dehradun on Day 1 morning by 7 am. Return to Dehradun on Day 2 evening (by 7 pm).  Arrange your tickets for inward journey and return from Dehradun accordingly.
  • Last ATM is at Pantwari although don’t depend till you reach here, in case you need one. Withdraw cash well in advance either in Dehradun or Nainbagh.
  • All major mobile networks work on the trail. However you may not get continuous network or patchy signal at times.

Altitude and distance profile graph for Nag Tibba trek:

Here you will get a pictorial representation of the trail for your understanding.

Nag Tibba trek: Altitude and distances of major points

TREK FEE: 4,950 (Pantwari to Pantwari) + 5% GST 

  • The above trek fee essentially includes everything that you need for the trek: all meals, a trekking permit, a trek guide, and a one-night camp. You need to bring personal clothing, a jacket, etc.; trekking shoes; and a backpack to carry your personal belongings.
  • The above TREK FEE is for a minimum of 4 persons. You may choose any date you prefer. For 2 or 3 persons, the TREK will be ₹ 5,950 + 5% GST.

For more detailed inclusions & exclusions, check the COST INCLUSIONS tab.

What should I bring for Nag Tibba trek?

This is a short hike and not going to high altitude. Although you need to be typically careful about your clothing during winters. Temperatures can easily drop to ~ freezing (0°C) or even below, especially early in the morning around Nag Tibba summit.

Normally you can reuse your sports shoes while you hike on this trail. Similarly you should be able to use your jackets/sweaters/hoodies to keep yourself warm. If you don’t have one particularly warm, then you can always use multiple layers.

  1. A rucksack or a backpack. Usually anything between 20 to 30 L should be good enough.
  2. A sports shoe with good traction. If you have a hiking specific shoe, that is simply great.
  3. A quick dry base layer (Dry-fit t-shirt).
  4. A warm jacket (Synthetic/Fleece jacket ) as middle layer in winters.
  5. A windproof cum waterproof with hood as the outer layer or or a raincoat.

Check here the detailed list of things that one needs for trekking in the Himalayas. This is important to check for small but useful things to carry while you are hiking.

Access to trek base (Dehradun to Pantwari):

We may arrange a pick up and drop to Dehradun. If you wish to hire a private transfer then the fare is approximately ₹ 5000 for a Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero one way. This can accommodate comfortably 5 and up to 8 persons.  Similarly from Mussoorie to Pantwari or a return drop ₹ 2500 for a Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero (5 to 6 may share), one way. This is NOT included in the TREK FEE.

It is also possible to reach trek base Pantwari independently and by public transportation. Catch any bus to Naogaon/Purola/Barkot/Sankri Nainbagh and get down at Nainbagh, which is on the Yamunotri road. You will get busses just beside Dehradun railway station or on adjacent Gandhi road. Multiple busses are there till 8 am in the morning. From Nainbagh take a shared ride till Pantwari. You have to wait till the car becomes full.

Here is a road map with major points enroute from Dehradun to trek base Pantwari.

Dehradun to Nag Tibba base camp road map
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Why treks with HT?

Trail Length18 Km
Highest Point3020 m/9905 ft
Expertise:10 years on ground experience
Support staff:Qualified local & office staff
Group size:Small groups up to 15
Insurance:Travel insured trek and tour itinerary
Easy Bookings:25% Booking Deposit

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