Difficulty

Moderate | Level 1

Duration

2 Days

Highest Altitude

9,914 ft

Age

7 to 55 years

Duration

2 Days

Age

7 to 55 years

Difficulty

Moderate | Level 1

Highest Altitude

9,914 ft

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Nag Tibba Trek

A Thrilling Weekend Summit Trek Out Of Mussoorie

We all know summit climbs are incredibly rewarding in a trek. This is why we have trekkers flocking to treks like Kedarkantha or Deoriatal – Chandrashila. On a trail like Nag Tibba, you get to experience the thrill of a summit climb in just a weekend!

Resting at 9,914 ft, the summit of this trek is the highest in the Nag Tibba range of the Garhwal Himalayas. From here, you see a 100-degree view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges such as Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikantha, and Gangotri. You also see Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley, and the snow peaks of Changabang. With views like this and a climb to make you earn them, this weekend trek may be one of the best.

As you go up one side of the mountain and come down from another side, you also experience a variety of landscapes. This trek takes you through dense forests, clearings, and ridge walk. All within two days!

This relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie is a good fit for trekkers living in Delhi and National Capital Region, who want to have an adventure over the weekend. For beginners, this trek is great for an introductory trek to the world of trekking.

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Quick Itinerary

Day 1

Reach Pantwari and trek to Khatian

Drive Distance: 100 km | Drive Duration: 2-3 hours

Trek Distance: 5.2 km | Trek Duration: 4-5 hours | Altitude gain: 4,724 ft to 7,484 ft | Pick up point for Indiahikes trekkers: Grand Legacy Hotel Lalpul, Dehradun

Drive for about 3 hours. Easy-Moderate climb for the day. Gradual ascent throughout the route of the stone trail made by the forest department. The trail has long patches of loose stones.

Day 2

Trek from Khatian to Nag Tibba Top via Base; Descend to Pantwari and Drive down to Dehradun

Trek Distance: 9.3 km | Trek Duration: 5-6 hours | Altitude gain and loss: 7,484 ft to 9,879 ft and to 4,724 ft

Moderate day with an hour’s gradual ascent to Nag Tibba base followed by a steep climb to the summit. Descend back to Pantwari and drive back to Dehradun.

IMPORTANT POINTS

- The breakfast during transit from Dehradun to Pantwari is not included in the trek fee

- You will be staying in tents overnight (3 per tent)

Please note: Twin sharing tents may not be available in May, June, July and August. This is because raw materials for making tents are sourced from different countries. But their export has been affected due to international unrest. This has led to a global shortage of tents. Having said that, you'll still have comfortable space as these tents have been designed to accommodate three trekkers.

PRO-TIPS

Onward Travel

When you plan your travel, avoid the Mussoorie Express. Take the Nanda Devi Express (Kota DDN Express) or Jan Shatabdi Express instead.
Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun at 6.00 AM. The transport fee is inclusive of the trek fee

Return Travel

You are expected to reach Dehradun by 9 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.

Day 1

Reach Pantwari and trek to Khatian

Drive Distance: 100 km | Drive Duration: 2-3 hours

Trek Distance: 5.2 km | Trek Duration: 4-5 hours | Altitude gain: 4,724 ft to 7,484 ft | Pick up point for Indiahikes trekkers: Grand Legacy Hotel Lalpul, Dehradun

Drive for about 3 hours. Easy-Moderate climb for the day. Gradual ascent throughout the route of the stone trail made by the forest department. The trail has long patches of loose stones.

Day 2

Trek from Khatian to Nag Tibba Top via Base; Descend to Pantwari and Drive down to Dehradun

Trek Distance: 9.3 km | Trek Duration: 5-6 hours | Altitude gain and loss: 7,484 ft to 9,879 ft and to 4,724 ft

Moderate day with an hour’s gradual ascent to Nag Tibba base followed by a steep climb to the summit. Descend back to Pantwari and drive back to Dehradun.

IMPORTANT POINTS

- The breakfast during transit from Dehradun to Pantwari is not included in the trek fee

- You will be staying in tents overnight (3 per tent)

Please note: Twin sharing tents may not be available in May, June, July and August. This is because raw materials for making tents are sourced from different countries. But their export has been affected due to international unrest. This has led to a global shortage of tents. Having said that, you'll still have comfortable space as these tents have been designed to accommodate three trekkers.

PRO-TIPS

Onward Travel

When you plan your travel, avoid the Mussoorie Express. Take the Nanda Devi Express (Kota DDN Express) or Jan Shatabdi Express instead.
Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun at 6.00 AM. The transport fee is inclusive of the trek fee

Return Travel

You are expected to reach Dehradun by 9 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.

Campsites at a Glance

Mesmerizing sunset view from Khatian Campsite. Picture by Dhaval Jajal

Khatian Campsite covered with snow in winter season. Picture by Anubhuti Sharma

Why I Believe Everyone Must Trek: A Note from the Founder

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Trekking transforms lives. It has completely changed my life. When I see my colleagues at Indiahikes, all of them have been impacted greatly. The transformations have been profound and irreversible. 

I see it in our trekkers too. I have seen them change professions, careers or start a new life. I have seen them get in and out of relationships, and start new projects. These are life-changing experiences. 

I have seen children building resilience. I have seen families come together. When I see those above 55, I see them rediscover passion and a sense of purpose. These are not small gains.

In the mountains new professions, new economies and new businesses have opened up. Our staff no longer go to cities to earn their living. Their income has increased. Above all, they are happiest working in this world. Trekking has been truly transformative.  

Everyone must trek. It transforms lives far more than you imagine. 

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What To Watch Out For on Nag Tibba Trek

Here are the Highlights from Nag Tibba Trek

1. The view of the sunset from campsite

This is one of the few treks we have where you can see spellbinding sunsets. This is because of the direction this trail faces. On a clear day, you see big snow-capped mountains like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Srikanth, and Gangotri lighting up a shade of fiery orange. Below you, you see a bed of clouds float. You don’t even have to climb to a high point to see this sunset. You can see it right from your campsite!

2. The trail to Bhatwadi village

The summit day for Nag Tibba is a long one. Right after you touch the summit, you start descending to a village called Bhatwadi. This route is extremely picturesque. An hour into your descent, you enter a clearing called Moriana where there is a stream on one side and you see a couple of shepherds’ huts on the other side. This place is encircled by forests. It is a lovely spot for taking photographs!

From here, the trail goes through a lovely forest cover that moves along the stream. When you enter farms after an hour or so, you are disappointed that such a beautiful trail is coming to an end.

Note: Depending on the group’s fitness, weather conditions and snow, your Trek Leader takes a final call whether you descend from Bhatwadi or retrace the route back to Panthwari

Picture by: Sanket Deshpande

Trekking trail covered with Rhododendron leaves

Know Your Trek

We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a superficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Nag Tibba trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

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