When we talk about adventure in the Himalayas, then trekking is the first thing that comes into my mind. Trekking is the best way to explore the Himalayas. There are a lot of adventure treks that will take you so close to mother nature and sets you free to explore more. Some of the adventures are just a weekend away and some of requiring weeks & months. It is not easy to explore and experience the best of nature which is hidden up in the mountains. Here, I am gonna talk about my very first exploration of the Himalayas. Nag Tibba Trek, a perfect, easy, and weekend trek to see the serene beauty of nature.
My Nag Tibba adventure started in Delhi. As I read all the information about the trek, the trek starts either from Mussorie or Dehradun. The best part is Delhi is well-connected to all the states and cities of India. I booked an overnight bus from Delhi and reached Dehradun city early morning. With the cold chilly breezes and fog everywhere, I had a hot cup of tea to beat the cold. Further, I moved to the meeting point of the trek where the trek team gathered. I met the trek leader and other members and started the wonderful journey to Nag Tibba.
From Dehradun, a long drive took us to the basecamp of the trek Pantwari village via the hill station of Mussorie. Bandsari, Kori, and a few other beautiful villages are surrounded by Pantwari village. The total trek distance is 8km from Pantwari to the top. Nag Tibba trek will take you through ancient forests of deodars, oaks, rhododendrons, ankle-deep snow, exotic fauna, along with the views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. The trek can be cherished for a lifetime as one can experience adventure and peaceful surroundings all over.
Here are some amazing facts about Nag Tibba:
- The Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayas.
- Nag Tibba comes under the Nag Tibba range which is one of three ranges of the Himalayas: The Dhauladhars, Pir Panjal, and Nag Tibba.
- Nag Tibba is also known as Serpent’s Peak and it is dedicated to the Serpent’s God (Nag Devta). A temple is also located at the top where the locals offer prayers to the deity.
- The peak is perched at an elevation of 3050m (approx.10,000ft) above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
- In winters, the trek is covered with pristine white snow. One can experience snow trekking in just a weekend.
By reaching the top we all were welcomed by the great exotic vistas and panoramic landscapes of nature. Nag Tibba offer captivating views of Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, Srikanth, Kala nag, and many other Himalayan peaks. The tranquil surroundings and snow all around will make you not to leave the place. Camping at the top was an amazing experience that I will not forget for a lifetime. The lush green snow-covered meadows, ravishing views, forest walks, and amazing weather will freeze you right at the moment. I witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets of my life in the evening. It is a saying that nights are better than the sunsets & sunrises in the mountains. Laying under the stars and watching the sparkling galaxies of stars was unforgettable. And it is for sure that you can’t even imagine those nights in urban areas.
Nag Tibba trek starts from Pantwari village and ends at Auntar village. The next day, all the team said a hard goodbye to Nag Tibba and trek back to the Auntar village. The very beautiful trail with gradual ascent & descents took us to the end. Here, my Nag Tibba weekend journey ends.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Nag Tibba is from April to June and from October to December. If you are a snow lover, then January to March is the ideal time to visit Nag Tibba. The lush greenery of Nag Tibba is amazing in monsoon season. Though the trail gets slippery and muddy due to rains one should trek by taking proper safety measures. In winters, the tranquil and serene surroundings will soothe your mind and soul. You can also experience snowfall.
How To Reach?
Dehradun is well-connected to all the major cities like Delhi and cities/towns of Uttarakhand as well.
By Road: Take a bus from Kashmere Gate Delhi and reach Dehradun. Then take another local bus or taxi to reach Pantwari village. ]
By Air: Take a direct flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
By Rail: Take a direct train from Delhi to Dehradun railway station. Mussorie is located 36km from the railway station.
Here are general travel tips:
- Inform in advance to your family because there will be no network up in the hills.
- Travel light. Carry minimum weight
- Carry all the essential things not the extra things in your backpack.
- Always carry a water bottle and snacks in your bag.
- Always check the weather conditions before planning for the trek.
- Choose a good tour operator.
Nag Tibba adventure is a great winter adventure. The best part is Nag Tibba is just a weekend away. Plan your next weekend trip to this trek and feel the best of nature.
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