Nag Tibba lies on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, North-East of Mussoorie. The peak is at an altitude of 3100 m. It offers spectacular views of Mussoorie, Vikasnagar, the Banderpoonch range and spurs created by the Yamuna river valley. Nag Tibba is a typical ridge peak on the Nag Tibba Range of the lower Himalayas. In fact, along with the Pir Punjal and Dhauladhar, the Nag Tibba range forms one of the 3 main ranges of the lower Himalayas. It is mentioned in the very famous book ‘7 years in Tibet’ which chronicles the escape of Austrian climber Hienrich Harrer from the British jail into Tibet.

There is a temple dedicated to Nag Devta and the range owes its name to this temple. Snakes have always held an important status in the Hindu religion. According to Hindu mythology, snakes are considered as the representation of rebirth, death and mortality, due to its casting of the skin and being symbolically “reborn”. Since the days when religion and worship was a response to a way of life rather than a reason for existence; snakes have been given a cult status. In some places snake gods are associated with fertility. There are many snake god myths and iconographic symbols associated with them in the Hindu mythology like that of Sheshnag( Vishnu’s resting couch),ananatnag( the endless snake), Kaliya( Krishna’s dance),Vasuki (churning of the ocean), Padmanabha ( guardian snake especially in south India), Manasa devi( snake goddess) etc. For the villagers in this part of the mountains he is the protector of their cattle and sheep. Domesticated animals are their biggest assets and Nag Devta their protector.

Why Choose Nag Tibba Trek!

There are plenty of reasons to choose this trek, we hope you find yours!

  • The trek takes you to an altitude in excess of 3,000 meters, which is a great feat for a two day trek!
  • The Nag Tibba Peak offers splendid views of Six Thousander, snow capped Himalayan Peaks of the Bandarpoonch range, such as Black Peak, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch I, II etc.
  • The Nag Tibba trek is known for its beautiful campsites and lush Rohdodenderon forests. Come June you can relish at the wild strawberries that you find across the trail and around the top of the Nag Tibba peak. 
  • The trail gets covered with abundant snow in the winter months and is a joy to visit, despite not being too far away from Northern Plains.
  • The biggest boon of this trek is that it can be done over the weekend. A three and a half hour drive takes us to the road-head for the trek and is a delight for anyone residing in or visiting the vicinities of Dehradun, Chandigarh, Rishikesh and Delhi.
  • If you are a beginner or are not looking for something too strenous, the Nag Tibba trek is for you.

Day 1 :- Dehradun to Pantwari village and trek to Camp 1

We will pick you up from Dehradun railway station around 7 in the morning, starting on a 4 hour uphill drive to village Panthwari at 4,640 ft. The road passes through a Mussoorie-the queen of hills, to Kempty Falls, and with the Yumuna river trailing our side on to Nainbagh from where we turn on the Nag TIbba road, reaching Panthwari at around 12 pm. We will be stopping for a light breakfast on the way. Also, Mussoorie is the last stop where an ATM is available.

At Panthwari, we will have a filling lunch and after some rest, head off for the trek. The hike begins at the end of a motorable road till which we will be reached by car. Beginning on a well defined cemented path, we will find our way to a rocky trail. You will find 2-3 water points on this way, the first of which comes after 15 minutes in the trek- a reservoir of stream water. Fill your bottles from here and move ahead.

30 minutes into the trek, you will come across a cluster of thatched roofed huts- a small village on cliffs, lined with terrace farmlands. During the harvest seasons, you will find these stretches in a wave of different shades in green and yellow. The locality of Panthwari can be seen lying down far below. Before reaching the ridge connecting the Panthwari side of the hills with Nag Tibba, you will come across ‘Goat Village’—an interesting eco-tourism resort.

After a while, the rocky mountain trail enters a thicket of oak and rhododendron and the ascent curve almost levels out. The next landmark on the trek is an isolated hut by a stretch of farmland, from where our campsite will be another 5 minutes walk. The campsite is a small clearing with the forests for a background and the rolling abyss out front. To find clouds like smoke rising from beneath in the gulf just in front of the campsite ledge is a mesmeric experience.

Day 2 :- Camp 1 to Nag Tibba top and return to Pantwari Village and drive to Dehradun

Day 2 needs to start very early as it’s a long day ahead. After catching a quick breakfast, finishing by 5:00 am, we start on the hike to the top. A trail on the right of the campsite continues through a thick forest cover. With snow enveloping the path in the winters, it becomes a little challenging to locate the trail which is otherwise well defined. Within 20-30 minutes from the camp on the forest trail, you will reach two open patches of land, clearings by the forest fringes. From this point on, the trek is almost a level walk on very gentle undulations.

The Nag Tibba temple marking the base of the Nag Tibba hill is situated on the third clearing that we find on this trail. From here, on a clear sky day, the Garhwal Himalaya peaks meet the eye.

The trek continues from here into the forest on a steep incline, likely to be submerged in snow in the winter. This part of the trek really raises the bar for challenge and makes for a swashbuckling summit experience. Close to the top, the trail will turn through a ridge and finally take you to the flag marking Nag Tabbi jhandi, or summit. One possible route of descending from here is a trail passing through Devalsari village, visible on the reverse side of the mountain.

The view from the summit brings us face to face with the Garhwal Himalaya’s most amazing. The canvas of the sky lights up with ice capped ranges of Bandarpoonch, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kala Nag, and more.

If the trek runs according to schedule, you can spend some time on the top, then make the way down by the same trail. Lunch will be at the camp. Panthwari will be reached by sundown and a 4-5 hour drive from there will take you Dehradun from where you can arrange an overnight journey.

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Inclusions
  •  Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  •  Guide and cook fees.

  •  Rent for camping equipment.

  •  Forest entry charges.

  •  Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  •  All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  •  Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  •  Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  •  Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  •  Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  •  Accommodation in Dehradun.

  •  Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

Trek:  3,500   3,000

Transport :  1,500

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 1 Night, 2 Days

Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1 :- Dehradun to Pantwari village and trek to Camp 1
Day 2 :- Camp 1 to Nag Tibba top and return to Pantwari Village and drive to Dehradun

Additional Information

Grade: Easy
Maximum Altitude:  3,020 meters
Temperatures

25° Max/ 10° Min – Summers

18° Max/ -5° Min – Winters

Road Head/s:  Pantwari
Best Months

April to June

September to January

Possible in other months subject to weather conditions

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Nag Tibba lies on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, North-East of Mussoorie. The peak is at an altitude of 3100 m. It offers spectacular views of Mussoorie, Vikasnagar, the Banderpoonch range and spurs created by the Yamuna river valley. Nag Tibba is a typical ridge peak on the Nag Tibba Range of the lower Himalayas. In fact, along with the Pir Punjal and Dhauladhar, the Nag Tibba range forms one of the 3 main ranges of the lower Himalayas. It is mentioned in the very famous book ‘7 years in Tibet’ which chronicles the escape of Austrian climber Hienrich Harrer from the British jail into Tibet.

There is a temple dedicated to Nag Devta and the range owes its name to this temple. Snakes have always held an important status in the Hindu religion. According to Hindu mythology, snakes are considered as the representation of rebirth, death and mortality, due to its casting of the skin and being symbolically “reborn”. Since the days when religion and worship was a response to a way of life rather than a reason for existence; snakes have been given a cult status. In some places snake gods are associated with fertility. There are many snake god myths and iconographic symbols associated with them in the Hindu mythology like that of Sheshnag( Vishnu’s resting couch),ananatnag( the endless snake), Kaliya( Krishna’s dance),Vasuki (churning of the ocean), Padmanabha ( guardian snake especially in south India), Manasa devi( snake goddess) etc. For the villagers in this part of the mountains he is the protector of their cattle and sheep. Domesticated animals are their biggest assets and Nag Devta their protector.

Why Choose Nag Tibba Trek!

There are plenty of reasons to choose this trek, we hope you find yours!

  • The trek takes you to an altitude in excess of 3,000 meters, which is a great feat for a two day trek!
  • The Nag Tibba Peak offers splendid views of Six Thousander, snow capped Himalayan Peaks of the Bandarpoonch range, such as Black Peak, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch I, II etc.
  • The Nag Tibba trek is known for its beautiful campsites and lush Rohdodenderon forests. Come June you can relish at the wild strawberries that you find across the trail and around the top of the Nag Tibba peak. 
  • The trail gets covered with abundant snow in the winter months and is a joy to visit, despite not being too far away from Northern Plains.
  • The biggest boon of this trek is that it can be done over the weekend. A three and a half hour drive takes us to the road-head for the trek and is a delight for anyone residing in or visiting the vicinities of Dehradun, Chandigarh, Rishikesh and Delhi.
  • If you are a beginner or are not looking for something too strenous, the Nag Tibba trek is for you.

Day 1 :- Dehradun to Pantwari village and trek to Camp 1

We will pick you up from Dehradun railway station around 7 in the morning, starting on a 4 hour uphill drive to village Panthwari at 4,640 ft. The road passes through a Mussoorie-the queen of hills, to Kempty Falls, and with the Yumuna river trailing our side on to Nainbagh from where we turn on the Nag TIbba road, reaching Panthwari at around 12 pm. We will be stopping for a light breakfast on the way. Also, Mussoorie is the last stop where an ATM is available.

At Panthwari, we will have a filling lunch and after some rest, head off for the trek. The hike begins at the end of a motorable road till which we will be reached by car. Beginning on a well defined cemented path, we will find our way to a rocky trail. You will find 2-3 water points on this way, the first of which comes after 15 minutes in the trek- a reservoir of stream water. Fill your bottles from here and move ahead.

30 minutes into the trek, you will come across a cluster of thatched roofed huts- a small village on cliffs, lined with terrace farmlands. During the harvest seasons, you will find these stretches in a wave of different shades in green and yellow. The locality of Panthwari can be seen lying down far below. Before reaching the ridge connecting the Panthwari side of the hills with Nag Tibba, you will come across ‘Goat Village’—an interesting eco-tourism resort.

After a while, the rocky mountain trail enters a thicket of oak and rhododendron and the ascent curve almost levels out. The next landmark on the trek is an isolated hut by a stretch of farmland, from where our campsite will be another 5 minutes walk. The campsite is a small clearing with the forests for a background and the rolling abyss out front. To find clouds like smoke rising from beneath in the gulf just in front of the campsite ledge is a mesmeric experience.

Day 2 :- Camp 1 to Nag Tibba top and return to Pantwari Village and drive to Dehradun

Day 2 needs to start very early as it’s a long day ahead. After catching a quick breakfast, finishing by 5:00 am, we start on the hike to the top. A trail on the right of the campsite continues through a thick forest cover. With snow enveloping the path in the winters, it becomes a little challenging to locate the trail which is otherwise well defined. Within 20-30 minutes from the camp on the forest trail, you will reach two open patches of land, clearings by the forest fringes. From this point on, the trek is almost a level walk on very gentle undulations.

The Nag Tibba temple marking the base of the Nag Tibba hill is situated on the third clearing that we find on this trail. From here, on a clear sky day, the Garhwal Himalaya peaks meet the eye.

The trek continues from here into the forest on a steep incline, likely to be submerged in snow in the winter. This part of the trek really raises the bar for challenge and makes for a swashbuckling summit experience. Close to the top, the trail will turn through a ridge and finally take you to the flag marking Nag Tabbi jhandi, or summit. One possible route of descending from here is a trail passing through Devalsari village, visible on the reverse side of the mountain.

The view from the summit brings us face to face with the Garhwal Himalaya’s most amazing. The canvas of the sky lights up with ice capped ranges of Bandarpoonch, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kala Nag, and more.

If the trek runs according to schedule, you can spend some time on the top, then make the way down by the same trail. Lunch will be at the camp. Panthwari will be reached by sundown and a 4-5 hour drive from there will take you Dehradun from where you can arrange an overnight journey.

End

Inclusions
  •  Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  •  Guide and cook fees.

  •  Rent for camping equipment.

  •  Forest entry charges.

  •  Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  •  All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  •  Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  •  Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  •  Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  •  Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  •  Accommodation in Dehradun.

  •  Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

Trek:  3,500   3,000

Transport :  1,500

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 1 Night, 2 Days

Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1 :- Dehradun to Pantwari village and trek to Camp 1
Day 2 :- Camp 1 to Nag Tibba top and return to Pantwari Village and drive to Dehradun

Additional Information

Grade: Easy
Maximum Altitude:  3,020 meters
Temperatures

25° Max/ 10° Min – Summers

18° Max/ -5° Min – Winters

Road Head/s:  Pantwari
Best Months

April to June

September to January

Possible in other months subject to weather conditions

Quick Contact