Nag Tibba is 10 out of 10 in the hinterland of Garhwal for an exciting weekend hiking destination. It’s ideal for beginners and kids with a maximum altitude of 9,915 ft. It poses no threat of altitude sickness but an extremely lively walk. Anyone who resides in and around Delhi can spend a refreshing weekend in the calm depth of the forest mountains at Nag Tibba, the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range in the Lesser Himalayas. The Queen of the Hills Mussoorie can also be covered with a few days added to the tour.
The walk starts with a rocky ascent from a quiet hamlet in the vicinity of Dehradun-Mussoorie and enters the oak- and rhododendron-groves after a couple of hours of the track. In hot weather, you will be welcomed by summer flowers and greenery as winter is full of snow.
The campsite is at the edge of the forest in a clearing overlooking the undulations of the green pistes of the Lesser Himalayas which extend far away and beyond. The Nag Tibba trek continues up to the base and from here to Nag Tibba Top with a temple dedicated to the serpent god.
The highlight of the walk includes an overview of the Gangotri peak group. The highlight of the walk includes an overview of the Gangotri peak group. You can mark out the Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, and Chanabang from the high point of Nag Tibba—all the fascinating Himalayan snow peaks!
Who Can Go:-
- It can be applied to the first-timer, should have an interest in hiking.
- The climber must be fit and stable enough to cover the distance of 5 km without stress within 50 minutes.
- An 8 kg backpack should be brought by the climber.
- Heart, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy in this mission cannot be reconciled. The above conditions shall not apply to the climber.
Pantwari village Dehradun and Camping Tibba trek
We will pick you up at about 7 in the morning from Dehradun rail station and take you up a 4-hour drive up to Panthwari village, at 4,640 ft.
The route passes through Mussoorie, the queen of the hills, to the Kempty Falls and the Yamuna River, from where we turn to Nainbagh on the Nag Tibba road to Panthwari, at approximately 12 pm. For a light buffet on the way, we will stop. Mussoorie is also the final stop for an ATM.
We’ll have a full lunch in Panthwari and go for the trek after some rest. The walk starts at the end of a road that leads to us by automobile. We shall find our way to a rocky trail from a well-defined cemented path. You’ll find 2-3 water points, the first being a reservoir of stream water after 15 minutes. Fill in and move on to your bottles.
A group of stoning-roofed huts, a small village lined with terrace farmlands, will come to you within 30 minutes on the trek. 30 minutes into the trek. These stretches are found in a wave of various shades of green and yellow during harvesting seasons.
It is far below that the locality of Panthwari is visible. You’ll come across the Goat Village – an interesting eco-tourist resort before you reach the ridge connecting the Panthwari side of the hills with Nag Tibba.
After a while, an oak and rhododendron thicket enters the rocky mountain trail and almost turns out the ascent curve. The next landmark in this trek is an isolated hut on an area of farmland, which is another 5 minutes’ walk from our campsite. The camp is a small clearing with the woods behind and the rolling abyss in front of it. It’s a wonderful experience to find clouds like bubbles that rise down in the gulf right outside the campground.
Turn to the village of Pantwari and drive to Dehradun Nag Tibba
because it is a long day ahead, must begin very early. We start our walk to the top after a quick breakfast, which finishes at 5 am. A trail continues on the right side of the camp through a thick cover of the forest. With snow surrounding the path in winter, locating the trail that is otherwise well defined becomes a little challenging. Two open areas of land, clearings by forest fringes, will be reached within 20-30 minutes of the camp on the forest trail. The trail is near a low walk on very mild undulations from this point forward.
The temple of Nag Tibba marking the base of Nag Tibba is located at the third clearing of the trail. The Garhwal Himalayas peaks meet the eye from here on a clear day of the sky.
The walk continues to the forest on a steep path, which in winter is likely to be overwhelmed with the snow. This part of the trek is truly a challenge and a swashbuckling summit experience. Near the top, the path takes you across the ridge and ends at the flag Nag Tabbi Gandhi. The trail passes through the town of Devalsar, visible on the back of the mountain, is possible from here.