Trek to Nag Tibba or the trek to the Serpent’s Peak is probably the finest weekend trek in the country especially for Delhites. Though it is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie, it can be easily considered for beginners and always busy sounders. Nag Tibba trek route has beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations. Rich in flora and fauna and presents stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Changabang.
Why you must do Nag Tibba trek?
-It’s a wholesome trek that can be easily done within 2 days. This trek offers you a lot like Rhododendron forests, ankle-deep snow, and amazing views of some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas.
-It’s one of the easiest winter treks in India. The terrain is very gentle without long stretches of steep climbs. This makes it perfect for those with little or no trekking experience.
Day 2: Nag Tibba Temple To Nag Tibba Top And Return Down To Pantwari Village And Drive To Dehradun
Day one starts with the road journey from Dehradun railway station (The cab charges extra ,check ‘How to Reach” ) to Panthwari village via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, over Yamuna Bridge and up to Nainbagh on the road to Purola. There are three routes that you could take to go to Nag Tibba. This one via Panthwari village is the shortest, with a total trail distance of 8 km from Panthwari Village to the Nag Tibba Summit. A minute into the hike, Nag Dev temple will appear on your left. From this point the trail curves towards the left and the cemented trail is now replaced with a rocky shepherds trail. After walking for 10 minutes on this well defined trail you reach a motorable road. Cross this road and locate a trail going up the mountain straight ahead of you. It is a 15 minute walk between the first and the second road crossings. As you walk past the third crossing, you find your first water point. The stream drains into a cemented reservoir. After the fourth and last road crossing you reach a small village. From here, take a trail going up towards the left. It is an easy ascent and you can enjoy walking past vast tracts of farmland and the Panthwari village below. Face the Panthwari village, and you will find the connecting ridge to Nag-Tibba behind you. Then in 20-30 minutes we reach our twilight camping location.
As the day 2 starts we must rise early to get a head start as it is going to be a long day with lot of walking to do. From our campsite we are straightway going to the dense forest. Though it is an easy trek however, during the months of January and February snow makes it difficult to identify the trail. The landmarks on this 2 km trail to reach Nag Tibba Base are the two small open patches of land which you pass 20 minutes and 35 minutes from Camp 1. The estimated time it takes to reach Nag Tibba Base is around 45 minutes to 1 hour. The route is mostly a gradual walk with a small section of steep ascent for 10 minutes in between. Nag Tibba Base is a large clearing with a temple dedicated to the Serpent God. You also get a view of the Garhwal peaks through the forest. In winter one will encounter a lot of snow here. As you keep climbing look for a flag on the highest point called Nag Tibba â€œJhandiâ€ or summit. Looking down towards the other side of the ridge you will see the route from Deolsari or Devalsari village. On the left-hand slope from the summit one can get a terrific view of the Himalayan ranges of Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikanta, and Gangotri. The whole section looks beautifully carpeted in snow making it a true winter weekend trek. The remaining 8 km trek involves retracing the same route taken to reach the summit. Pace the trek so that you reach Panthwari before sunset. And finally return to Dehradun.
Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.
2 days 1 night Trek (Read Detailed itinerary on next Tab)
Accommodation during trekking in Twilight Camping on twin or triple sharing basis along with all the camping gears like sleeping mattress, blankets and other related items.
First aid Medical Kit
Permits of treks where permission is to be taken
Qualified & experienced Trek leader, Guide and support staff.
Proper food menu is followed based on each trek- its altitude, weather, number of days and health of trekkers. It includes 2 full meals (Check Food menu of next Tab)
Certified and experience Guides
No kind of insurance or medical expenses are included.
Any kind of personal expenses or for porters or ponies are not included.
Any other food & beverage charges other than food menu are not included.
Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances are out of our control.
Bag offloading up to 10 kgs comes with a fees.(need to pay in cash directly to porter And also confirmation of offloading must be informed us 2 days prior to trek starting day)
Haridwar to Joshimath and return in sharing cab/public transportation
We Recommend you to please read this carefully and bring all Essentials . You can also reach us for more clarification on Things to carry ,We will be glad to assist you .
Govt id card with name and address Backpack (40-60 litres) Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. HOW TO FIND A GOOD BACKPACK Daypack (20 litres) (Mandatory if you offload your main backpack,Please make sure to request for porter for offloading the bag 2 days before your trek) Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle . Can also rent it from campsite need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. COMPLETE GUIDELINES FOR SHOES Socks (3 pairs): 2 cotton (for trekking) 1 Woollen (for night while sleep) Sandals/Slippers for walking around in the campsite. Ensure they are light. CLOTHS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL Trek pants 2 (including the one you are wearing) Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing) Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts. Full sleeve woollen/ fleece (1) Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket. (If you have wind cheater jacket?rain jacket then you can pair it with Fleece jacket )Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight (optional ) Raincoat/poncho:1 Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation.(Mandatory as it can rain/snowfall anytime in Kedarkantha Trek) Woollen cap/ Balaclava: 1 (Must protect ears) Hand-gloves: Mandatory Sun-cap : Optional Sunglasses: Any dark colour but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek. Toiletries : Sunscreen – SPF 40+, moisturiser, light towel, lip-balm/chap stick, small soap, toilet paper(Mandatory), wet tissue (Always use dustbin at campsite)Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory Camera: Carry all accessories – Spare batteries, charger, etc. (optional) Put your battery and mobile phone in sleeping bag to prevent the quick drained of batteries Cutlery: Carry a plate, spoon, coffee mug & a lunch box.(Note : This is optional to carry though we provide all cutlery but don’t forget to bring Lunch box)Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each. Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Personal Medical Kit – Mandatory. (Don’t forget to bring ORS pouch or box And Antacid ) A DETAILED INFORMATION ON MOUNTAINS HAZARD
All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.
Trekking such long distances in high altitudes requires a lot of energy. Our cooks on the trek provide you with as nutritious food as possible. But it should be remembered that a lot of ingredients need to be carried on such high altitudes and it is only human to forget something. We request our members to keep an open mind and enjoy the best of what we can provide.
Let’s look at few food habits you need to follow while trekking:-
Breakfast is the first meal of the day before the beginning of the trek. Complex carbs break down and release energy slowly. This keeps providing you with a constant source of energy throughout the day. Drink at least 4-5 litres of water daily. (mix ORS in water which will maintain the water level) Granola Bars for post-lunch fatigue. (Optional) Trail mixes and granola bars of nuts and whole grains can be used to tackle post lunch fatigue which usually happens 2-3 hours after lunch. They are a good source of carbohydrates and vitamins. Electrolytes for rehydration. Towards the end of the trek, the body becomes dehydrated and depleted of salts and ions through sweating. Electrolytes like ORS should be consumed mixed with water to recharge the body. Carry multivitamin tablets for complications arising due to vitamin deficiency.(optional) Consume hot liquids at night to keep your body warm. (We provide soup at bed time at times )Strictly Avoid alcohol ,It’s prohibited during trek .If we found any banned drugs ,You will sending back instantly and we have rights to file a complain for the same . It is a common myth that alcohol keeps you warm in cold climate,Please avoid it .It makes you susceptible to hypothermia, makes your breathing shallow and accelerates altitude Avoid non-vegetarian food.Non-vegetarian food should be avoided as proteins take a lot of time to digest in high altitudes and cause various gastrointestinal complications. Eggs can be consumed in small quantities. (we do provide boiled eggs at times) Drinking water is not readily available in hills and hence the trekkers are advised to use water wisely and fill their water bottle every time when crossing or walking nearby the river or water springs .
Women safety is paramount. There have been no cases of eve-teasing on our treks. Generally Gender Ratio is 6:4 (M:F)
Our treks are conducted with keeping safety in mind. All the proper gears are provided, the guides are well experienced with the route and the Himalayan terrain.
For any trek cancellation, we should be informed at least 15 days prior to the trek starting date. No cancellation charges if cancel before 15 days of trek start date (100% refund except 15% SERVICE charges)
2. In case the cancellation is not made before 15 days then you can keep your money safe by informing us in between 8-15 days from trek staring date and can go for same or another trek on some other date as well. (No refund if cancelation made in between 7 days of trek staring date )
3. We have rights to cancel the trek without any prior notice ,in that case no expenses will be given to client like transportation ,Any hotel stay and any further expense which relate to this trekking trip with Himalayan Frontiers
Season: December To March
Duration: 2 Days
Highest Altitude : 9,914 ft
Trek and Camp under the stars
Exclusive guided trekking with birdwatching
Citadel of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur
Daily sanitization & hygiene protocols maintained