Duration: 1 Night/ 2 Days
Trek Grade: Easy
Highest Altitude Gain: 9900 ft
Best Season: All Season Trek
Starting and end point: Delhi/Dehradun
Nag Tibba lies on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, North-East of Mussoorie at an altitude 3100m It is a typical ridge peak on the Nag Tibba Range of the lower Himalayas. In fact, along with the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar, the Nag Tibba range forms one of the 3 main ranges of the lower Himalayas.
There is a temple dedicated to Nag Devta and the range owes its name to this temple. Snakes have always held an important status in the Hindu mythology. For the villagers around this part of the mountains domesticated animals are their biggest assets and Nag Devta their protector.
What is included in the tour
Accommodation: On double/triple/quad sharing basis in tents at campsite ( double sharing only for couples on request )
Meals: 4 meals starting from packed lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 02. All meals will be nutritious, veg and a combination of both western and local cuisine.
Camping: Camping equipment like – tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents and mattress.
Morning and evening refreshments and refreshments during trek.
Professional guide(s) to ensure high level of safety and attention.
First Aid Kit and MedicalKit.
Forest Fees and all necessary permits.
What is NOT included in the tour
Additional accommodation, food and Transport expenses if the tour gets delayed due to weather,health
or any other reason.
Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusions above.
Tips to staff, guides and supportteam.
Cost for service provided on a personal request
Day 01: Dehradun to Pantwari (3hr drive/ 95kms) to Kathian Campsite (3 to 4hrs trek/ 6kms)
We begin the day early from Dehradun to avoid the traffic towards Mussoorie and Kempty falls. Mussoorie is 22 km from Dehradun and Kempty falls another 17 km ahead. After a total of three and a half hours' journey from Dehradun, we reach Pantwari village and ascend to our camping site enjoying the settling village life.
You will spot women working on the wheat and green pea fields, men mainly employed in government jobs in the plains or as porters and guides. Our trekking trail rises beyond the farms and enters wild territory with plenty of flora and fauna.The trek begins from the main road that cuts through village Pantwari itself. The trail climbs high up across the ridge face, right behind the village Pantwari, in the eastern direction. After a walk of 5 minutes we leave the main village behind. The trail is rather steep until almost halfway today, or until we arrive at the Goat Village on our left, an initiative started to sustain the way of living in the Himalayan villages, which is increasingly threatened by migratory trends.
The trail is rather level around the Goat Village and soon after we cross the forest checkpost a little further up ahead, we enter a dense forest with plenty of Rhododendron trees found in full bloom during late winters and early springs. The trail is mildly steep from here until the Kathian Campsite.
We reach our camping ground by late afternoon and enjoy the sunset over the hill spurs. The camping ground is full with mint leaves which can be mixed to form a delightful brew of mint tea or the Kandali shrub that can be washed and cooked to form a tasty saag.
The campsite at Katian is famous for the marvellous sunset views that can be seen from here and is a highlight of the Nag Tibba trek. The colors come out beautifully during the evening twilight hours.Overnight stay and dinner at the campsite.
Day 02: Trek from campsite to Nagtibba top (3,020 m) and back to Pantwari (9hrs trek/14kms) Drive back to Dehradun (3hrs drive/ 95kms)
Post breakfast, we start the day with a climb to the Nag Devta temple. It is an ill maintained temple premise with a pujari, who is present occasionally. The locals come here frequently to pay their obeisance. There is a vast open space near the temple which is often used as a grazing ground for sheep and goats. The Nag Tibba ridge rises further up and is another 1 hour of journey ahead. With a distinct change in the vegetation, the forests become dense and are dominated by oaks and rhododendrons. The forest floor is also damp indicating the lack of sunlight reaching it. This is an ideal habitat for a variety of orchids (locally called kachanar) to grow. We follow the trail back to our campsite and after lunch head down to Pantwari village. The trek down is easy and fast and can be covered in a couple of hours. We then proceed onwards to Dehradun for departure.