Nagtibba is one of the beginner’s trek. In case you are near Delhi, and looking for some camping experience and trekking for the first time, Nagtibba is for you. We #ghoomophirosisters were completely thrilled and mesmerized by the beauty and closeness to the nature of the place. The best part of this trek is, it can be covered over a weekend.
About Nag Tibba:
Nag Tibba, also called as “Serpent’s Peak”. It is the highest peak in the lower range of Himalayas. It is located in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand state. It is situated at an altitude of 3022 metres (9915 feet). From Nag Tibba Top you can see the magnificent view of Bandarpunch Peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the peaks of China bang.
How to reach
There are mainly two routes to trek to Nag Tibba. One is Panthwari route and the other one is Devalsari route. Panthwari is the short one and Devalsari is the long one. But the route from Panthwari is more steep and difficult than the Devalsari route, and we chose Panthwari. Usually, it is your trek guide who will decide your route.
Total Trek Distance: From Panthwari: 17 km (up to Nag Tibba Base and down) & 3 km further more (Nag Tibba Top).
From Devalsari: 28 km (up to Nag Tibba Base and down) & 3 km further more (Nag Tibba Top).
Maximum Elevation: 2900 Metres (Nag Tibba Base) & 3022 Metres (Nag Tibba Top).
Day 1: Departure from Delhi. Took overnight bus to Dehradun
Boarded the bus from Delhi to reach Dehradun the next morning. A drive down the road takes approximately 8-10 hours.
Day 2: Dehradun to Pantwari village and starts trek to Nag Tibba Temple (4-5 hrs drive)
Our trek guide picked up from Dehradun bus stand and we started for Pantwari village via Mussoorie, Kampty Fall. Did overnight camping at Nagtibba temple.
Day 3: Nag Tibba Temple to Nag Tibba top and return down to Pantwari Village (4 hrs trek) and drive to Dehradun (5-6 hrs drive)
Early morning after breakfast, we started for trek to Nag Tibba Top (3084m), from where it was breathtaking view of Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Gangotri ranges etc. We had lunch at the peak,and the feeling was breathtaking. Post lunch we descended to Pantwari village and then drove back to Dehradun. Took the bus back to Delhi.
If you are a first time trekker, few Do’s & Don’ts:
- Carry sufficient water.
- Carry small sling bag and do not make your bag heavy.
- Carry sufficient food and the food which gives you energy like juices, fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, etc.
- Don’t go fast. Maintain your pace according to your stamina and stick to it.
- Carry a good pair of shoes.
- Carry personal utilities like sunscreen, small towel, lip balm, sanitizer etc.
- Carry a raincoat because on mountains you never know what’s gonna happen.
- No network is available at the top, though at some places, airtel and idea can be found.
So what are you waiting for, pack your bags for this weekend to Nagtibba.