Moderate | Level 1
7 to 55 years
7 to 55 years
Moderate | Level 1
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 9915 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.
Nag Tibba Videos
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Reach Pantwari and trek to Khatian
Drive Distance: 100 km | Drive Duration: 4-5 hours | Trek Distance: 5.2 km | Trek Duration: 4-5 hours | Altitude gain: 4652 ft to 7506 ft | Pick up point for Indiahikes trekkers: Grand Legacy Hotel Lalpul, Dehradun
Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy Dehradun at 6.00 am. The costs will be Rs 6,000 per vehicle for SUV and Rs 11,000 per vehicle for a Tempo Traveller.
Drive for about 4-5 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.
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: 7506 ft to 9915 ft to
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. The transport again costs Rs 6,000 per vehicle for SUV and Rs 11,000 per vehicle for a Tempo Traveller.
Please note: The distance between campsites may vary by 100 meters depending the weather conditions and the route you take. The altitude may also vary by 100 feet for similar reasons.
- 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.
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.
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 the Khatian Campsite. Picture by Dhaval Jajal
Khatian Campsite covered with snow in winter season. Picture by Kumar Amrit
Why I Believe Everyone Must Trek: A Note from the Founder
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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Nag Tibba Is Best Discovered Through Pictures
The Nag Tibba trek starts from the quaint village called Panthwari situated amidst the mountains.
Picture by: Pritish Bhanushali
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.
We recommend jogging as the best routine to get fit for a trek. It works on the same muscles that you use while trekking — your calves, glutes and hamstrings. It helps increase your stamina day by day. It is also an easy routine that does not require any equipment or tools.
To do this trek comfortably, you must be able to cover 5 km in under 35 minutes. This is the minimum fitness required for this trek.
How to achieve this fitness?
- Start jogging at least 4 days a week
- If you cannot run 5 km immediately, start with 2 km and increase to 5 km over 2-3 weeks.
- Once you’re able to run 5 km, increase your pace day by day.
- Gradually increase your pace and bring it down to 5 km in less than 35 mins.
- You must be able to run 5 km in 35 mins consistently for at least 2 weeks before the trek.
This trek requires at least 6-8 weeks of preparation. The longer, the better. So plan your trek soon and start preparing.
Here's a complete guide to get you trek fit.
Strength training tips:
How to get Fitness Approval from the Indiahikes team:
Every trekker needs fitness approval from the Indiahikes team 20 days before the trek date. Without this, you will not be allowed on the trek.
What to upload?
- A minimum of 3 screenshots of your runs/jogs/walks/cycling
- Monthly summary of your routine
Why fitness matters:
Every high-altitude trek comes with a set of challenges. Steep ascents and descents, uneven terrain, snow walks, stream crossings, pass crossings, and summit climb. Even the easiest of treks have some of these challenges if not all of them. Without fitness, trekkers struggle, get injured easily, lag behind, or simply fail to complete the trek.
At Indiahikes, we take pride in the fact that our trekkers are among the fittest in the country. Those who do not meet the fitness requirements are often sent back. Our philosophy is that trekking and fitness go hand in hand. Without fitness, there’s no trekking.
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