Nag Tibba Trek

Where is Nag Tibba?

Nag Tibba(3,022 metres) is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state and lend its name to the ‘Nag Tibba Range’ .

How to reach Nag tibba

Nearest Railway station : Dehradun is nearest railway head. Mussorrie is located 33 km from railway head.

Nearest Railway station: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant is nearest airport.Mussorrie is located 60 km from airport.

Delhi to Mussorrie: Mussorrie is located at 285 kms from Delhi. Buses and cabs are available easily.

Nag tibba trek Route

Delhi – Mussorrie -Pantwari village -Nag tibba base camp -Nag tibba summit -Pantwari-Delhi

Best time to visit

Though nag tibba is year around destination but the best time to visit is late September-March.How ever Mid november-March is best season for Nag tibba trek.

Base camp Nag tibba
Why Nag tibba is good for beginners
  • All in one package trek – During 2 days of trek, hikers experience most that much longer Himalayan trek has to offer.Pine trees, ankle deep snow and amazing views of some of the highest himalayan peaks
  • Short Duration : Depending on the route, trek may vary 2-5 days.It takes around 7hrs(10 km) depending on your speed to reach hill top base camp
  • Easier Winter trek- Nag tibba can be counted among easy winter trek.Terrain is gentle without longer stretches of steep climb.So this is perfect for people with less or no trekking experience.

Day 0: Departed from Delhi at 8PM .

Day 1: We reached Pantwari next day morning around 9 AM. After freshen up ,we started trekking for base camp.Distance from Pantwari to base camp is 5.5 km. Initial trek passed through goat village and then continues spur of the mountains.

Goat village Pantwari

Rest of the trek passes through dense forest and meadows. There are some steep streches during the trail. We were lucky to spot some big langoors in the forest.Make sure to stay with the group since you might get lost during the way to uphill. Night stay was in the camps.

Best part of this trek is that it can be done in any season without any prior experience.Walking into the wild away from the city fills your heart with emotions you have never felt before.Although the trek is easy but its not well marked so it could be bit challenging some time so its advisable to stay along with group.

Camps at Nag tibba base camp

Water sources are extremely important on the trek to Nag Tibba ,especially because they are so scare.Every one must carry atleast 2 litre of water bottle before heading out. We got the last water point right after goat village ,enroute base camp.

We reached base camp by 5 PM. It was now time for some snacks and tea with the beautiful sunset.

Sunset from the nag tibba camp site

We were lucky enough to have dark and clear night sky, dinner with bon-fire and starry sky view was the perfect end of the day. We tried capturing this beautiful starscape in our lenses!!

Day 2: We woke up 4 AM in the morning. After having delicious breakfast, it was now time to trek for summit. First point of halt was Nag Mandir. The hike from base camp to Nag Mandir was really steep. The journey from Nag Mandir to Nag Tibba Summit is of approx 2 hrs.

Snow covered area enroute summit

It is advisable to start early in the morning to catch the glimpse of the breathtaking view. The view comprised of Higher Himalayas peaks like Nanda devi,Bandar -Poop Chand and many more. Live the most of the views and trek down back to camping site at Nag mandir.

Descend by rolling down

We reached back to camping site by 2 PM. It was now time to have Rajma chawal in lunch. By 3 PM we started to descend ,since before sunset we had to reach the base village. Descend was easier as compared to ascend except some patches.

Delicious lunch after reaching back to camp site

At 8 PM we had bus from Pantwari to Delhi . Next morning by 6 AM we reached Akshardham metro station and marked end of this beautiful trek to Nag Tibba.

Check official website of goat village for cost stays and cottages

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