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Nag Tibba Trek Success : A Complete Guide

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Nag Tibba Trek

Summit climbs like Nag Tibba might not be easy at first but after the peak, it does become a rewarding encounter. In a literal sense, Nag Tibba means the Serpent’s Peak which is located at an elevation of 3050 m above sea level and is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas of the Garhwal region. It comprises 3 ranges of the Lesser Himalayas – Dhauladhar Range, Pir Panjal Range, and Nag Tibba Range. You don’t want to miss out on the thrill of trekking in the Himalayas, don’t you? So what’s making you wait? Do experience the Nag Tibba Trek as it is the easiest of all.


  • Why the Nag Tibba Trek? 


Nag Tibba Trek is the most suitable option and experience when it comes to winter treks in the Himalayas. Here’s why: 


Wholesome experience – 

You can experience most of the things in just 2 days that any other Himalayan Trek takes much longer to offer. These include- Rhododendron forests, ankle-deep snow, and amazing views. 

Lesser difficulty level – 


The terrain is very gentle without long stretches of steep climbs which makes it one of the easiest Himalayan Trek in India. If you have minimum or no hiking experience, this is the trek you shouldn’t miss. 

Takes less time – 


The trek duration may vary between 2 – 5 days depending on the route. To reach the hilltop from the base camp, it takes about 7 hours (10 km). 


  •  How to reach Nag Tibba


Nag Tibba Trek is divided into two parts which are 7 km from Pantwari, and further, it’s 3 km to the summit from the base camp. 


Nag Tibba by Road – 


   ⟩ ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi: Both luxury and normal buses for Mussoorie. 

   ⟩ Takes only 2 hours or even less. 

Nag Tibba by Airways – 


   ⟩ Jolly Grant Airport: Situated 60  kilometers from Mussoorie. 

  ⟩  Well connected metalled roads. 

  ⟩ Availability of Taxis from the airport to the city of Mussoorie. 

Nag Tibba by Railways – 


  ⟩ Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express. 

  ⟩ Dehradun Railway Station: located at a distance of 36 kilometers, nearest to Mussoorie. 

  ⟩ Very time specific. 


  • Things to remember before going to the Nag Tibba Trek

Want to have a successful trip to Nag Tibba? Do keep these simple tips in mind so that you don’t miss out on any amount of fun and thrill- 


  1. Keep yourself hydrated during the Trek if you don’t want to suffer from dehydration. 
  2. Break into your shoes so that you don’t want to have sore feet or blisters. 
  3. Keep yourself fit and healthy so that you don’t become out of breath. 
  4. Do carry your walking socks and backpack. 
  5. Choose comfortable and thick clothing to survive the heavy weather. 


  • Complete Itinerary for an ideal Nag Tibba Trek 


Follow these simple Itinerary tips before going on the trek: 


Delhi  →  Mussoorie                               (Day 0)


  • Journey on the bus.
  • Distance: 325 km
  • Travel time: 8 hours approx


In Mussoorie (Day 1)


  • Highlights: Sightseeing in Mussoorie, Overnight Stay, Acclimatization.
  • Must-visit places in Mussoorie: Lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake, Library Bazaar, and many more. 




Pantwari →  Basement Trek (Day 2)


  • Altitude: 2600 m above sea level.
  • Highlights: Road journey to Pantwari, Trek to the Base Camp, Bonfire and dinner at the camp, overnight stay. 
  • Journey Map: Mussoorie → Pantwari → Nag Tibba Base Camp
  • Distance: 60 km (2.5 hours)
  • Trek from Pantwari to the Nag Tibba Base Camp: 5 hours (7 km) 


Nag Tibba Summit Trek (Day 3)


  • Altitude: 3050 m above sea level.
  • Highlights: Breakfast, Trek to the summit, Lunch at the camp, Trek downwards Pantwari, Journey to Delhi by Road. 
  • Journey Map: Nag Tibba Base Camp → Nag Tibba summit → Pantwari → Delhi
  • Distance: 3 km, 2 hours
  • Trek from the summit to Pantwari: 10 km, 8 hours
  • Travel time: 9 hours


  • Nag Tibba Trek: Seasonal Guide

  • Nag Tibba Trek in Winter Season: 


  • Heavy winter wears to keep your body temperature normal.
  • Following company guidelines before going on the trek. 


  • Nag Tibba Trek in Summer Season: 


  • Bringing necessary equipment required for hiking, except winter clothes which are not required in summer.
  • Must bring a poncho which is required every season.


  • Nag Tibba Trek in Monsoon Season: 


  • Necessarily bring dry clothes as the weather is usually rainy during the monsoon season.
  • Bring at least 2 pairs of clothes.
  • During monsoon, it’s a bit cold in the morning and evening while in the day the temperature is favorable. Therefore, bring clothes according to your convenience. 


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