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Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba Trek: Things to Remember

Nag Tibba, which means “Serpent’s Peak”, is located in the Garhwal region of the lower Himalayas near Mussoorie. The Nag Tibba trek is ideal for beginners as it is one of the easiest. 

Nag Tibba Trek is also an ideal place for camping as it experiences salubrious weather throughout the year. This trek is a circular one, as in some places you’ll see completely different landscapes inhabited with mixed forests of Oak, Cedar, Rhododendrons, and Alpine.

Why should you opt for Nag tibba Trek?

  1. Doesn’t take much time and can be done just within 2-3 days starting from Delhi.
  2. Ideal for beginners as it is the easiest. 
  3. Though short, it offers everything i.e jungle trails, Himalayan views, waterfalls, snowfall, and many more.
  4. One of the safest treks as well as it has no rivers for floods, nor any history of landslides. 

Best time to visit Nag Tibba: 

  • February to mid-June
  • Mid-September to end-November 
  • Last week of December and January is the best time to experience an easy snow trek) 

Details you need to remember about the trekking routes – 

Route 1: Devalsari Village (13 kms) 

  • The route from Devalsari to Nag tibba has no inhabitants and is covered with thick deodar forests. 
  • By taking permission from the Mussoorie Forest Office, you can stay at the guest house.

Route 2: Pantwari to Nag Tibba Base Camp (8 km)

  • One of the shortest routes to Nag Tibba Base Camp, Pantwari village is 50 km from Mussoorie and 80 km from Dehradun. 
  • Follow the guidelines of a guiding company as this route is a bit complicated.

Route 3: From Aunter

  • This route takes you to the Aunter path.
  • Here, you need to walk up to the ridge top to reach Aunter and the route is simple with gentle slopes.

Nag Tibba Itinerary tips you need to remember – 

  1. Dehradun → Pantwari Village drive → Nag Tibba Temple Trek
  1. Nag Tibba Temple → Nag Tibba Top, then return to the base camp.
  1. Back to Pantwari Village then → Dehradun. 

Remember to try these activities in Nag Tibba –

  1. Trekking: It takes 5-6 hours to complete the whole trekking. Do complete it to witness the enchanting lush green valleys, hamlets, oak forests, and other beauties of nature. 
  1. Photography: Don’t miss out on capturing every moment nature offers you. Do capture the breathtaking Milky Way and the stars at night. 
  1. Camping: One of the prime things you shouldn’t miss out on is Camping as it is a wholesome experience to camp under the pretty night sky with a bonfire beside the lake. 

Important Nag Tibba Trek Travel Tips you need remember – 

  1. Necessarily have an experienced company guide on your trek and follow the guidelines strictly.
  1. Keep checking on the weather and road conditions during monsoons before starting your trek along with the tour operators, local authorities, and tour guides, as you never know what might happen.
  1.  Don’t waste your time by checking out for any ATM in Mussoorie as the ATMs there are overly crowded.
  1. Keep yourself fit physically and mentally so that you don’t miss out on having any amount of fun on the trip.
  1. Carry sufficient and comfortable clothing to keep your body temperature warm and normal while camping, as the temperature drops when you move upwards. 
  1. Bring your camping equipment as Nag Tibba peak doesn’t have any accommodation options. Depending on your trek, you can also find a few budget-friendly guest houses at Pantwari or Devalsari. 
  1. At the Nag Tibba Summit, there won’t be any internet services or mobile connectivity. Therefore, if you have any important call to make, do so at Mussoorie. You can opt to carry a power bank as well because the battery drains easily due to the fall in temperature.

Food guide: Nag Tibba Trek

  1. You won’t find any food or tea stalls here so you need to bring your food supplements.
  1. It is advisable to carry a cook with you if you are trekking or camping with a group as the cook can prepare meals for you all when you halt and set up your camp at night. 
  1. To keep your stomach filled up during the trek, remember to carry some packaged food items with you. 

Must know the Myth about Nag Tibba – 

Legend says that Nag Tibba is the abode of ‘Nag Devta‘, a Hindu mythological character that is popularly worshiped by the Shiva (Hindu God) devotees. This is because the first name i.e Nag means ‘snake‘ and the second name i.e Tibba means ‘hill or peak‘. Due to the same, local villagers and many devotees come here to offer their sincereness and prayers to the Nag Devta for their protection and seek blessings. 


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