Mountain Views On The Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba is situated on the foothills of Tehri. This place is on a saddle and the sun rise view gives an enrapturing sight of the great Himalayan range.

Nag Tibba provides the best views of the glittering snow-capped peaks of Garhwal and Kumaon. In that sense Nag Tibba makes for a perfect introductory trek for those wanting to see the magnificent Himalayan Peaks over a short time.

Doing this trek is a great way to appreciate & know more about these mountain ranges where the seeds of Indian mountaineering and trekking were sown back in 1950’s. We thought to introduce a few of them to you here.

Nanda Devi & Trishul 


From Nag Tibba summit you can see the mountain ranges from Swaragrohini to Nandadevi. Mt. Nandadevi (25,643 ft) is the most beautiful and eloquent peak in Indian Himalayas. Once the highest mountain in British Empire, it is the second highest peak in India. Nanda Devi attracts lot of emotions among people of all kind. On a clear day, witnessing “The Devi” from the summit of Nag Tibba is a dream come true.

The Gangotri Range


The more closer views from Nag Tibba are the peaks in the range of 20,500 feet altitude. The mountain ranges of Srikanta, Gangtotri, Jaonli and Draupadi ka Danda are frequently climbed by mountaineers. These are the most preferred peaks for learning for students of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi).

Kalanag and Bandarpoonch 


Perhaps the most intriguing peaks one can see from Nag Tibba trek are Bandarpoonch range and Mt. Kalanag. The Twin peaks of Bandarpunch-I (20,721 feet) & Bandarpunch-II (White peak – 20,019 feet) gives an impression of a monkeys tail. It was first climbed in 1950 by a team comprising of legendary Mountaineer & Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Mt. Kalanag or Black Peak ((20,955 feet) has a near vertical rock face that gives an impression of a black cobra. The fang view of this serpent peak is something one should not miss from the summit of Nag Tibba.

Swaragrohini range 


Towards the left of Bandarpoonch are the famous 4 pinnacles of Swaragrohini massifs (3, 2, 1, 4). From Nag Tibba summit you can see Peak no. 3, 2 & 1. As per local folklore, Pandavas, Draupadi & their Dog ascended to heaven through these peaks.

Mt. Srikantha 


A symmetrical pyramid peak seen between White Peak and Gangotri range is Mt. Srikanta (20,121 feet). Very little is known about this peak. This peak provides technical challenges for mountaineers owing to its remoteness, difficult camping locations, steep ice-wall and narrow summit ridge covered by cornice.

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29 thoughts on “Mountain Views On The Nag Tibba Trek

    1. Hi Surbhi,
      There has been a fresh round of snowfall yesterday. If the weather continues to be this way, you can expect more snow in mid February.

    1. Hi Nityananda,
      Views will be good in March. You are likely to find snow at the top by the end of this month only if there’s another round of snowfall in the coming week.

    1. Hi Alka,
      You can go to Nag Tibba any time in the year. Since it is at a lower altitude, it will be quite warm in June. So make sure you carry a suncap or hat and plenty of water.

  1. We’re planning for Nag Tibba on 21st Sep, I know snow would not be possible but please tell hows the weather would come along ??

    1. In the entire year, it’s the clearest in October and November. There’s almost no rain. There’s no snow either. But it’s going to be pretty cold.

        1. On the Nag Tibba trek, that’s a little hard to predict. It’s a beautiful trek even without snow, but if you are very keen on snow, then go towards the end of December or maybe January and February.

  2. Hi – will there be snow in Dec post 20th Dec 2018? I know it is not easy to confim or commit but just want to understand based on your experiences over the many years you have been doing this.

    1. Hi Subhajit, we do see snow in the second half of December on almost all our treks. So you’re likely to see snow!

  3. Hey ,actually we are planning for the nag tibba trek at the end of Dec,18.Is there a possibility of snow?Also I wanna know about the pickup location.It’s mentioned on your website that you guys will pick us from the Dehradun station.Pls inform more about it. Thank you.

    1. Hi Anuj that’s right. We will be organising transport from Dehradun to Panthwari, a small village from where the trek starts. If you’re going towards the end of December, there are high possibilities of seeing snow too!

  4. Hi Anuj,
    Will it be snowing in 1st week of April .Planning to go during that time. I have travelled before with you to Kuari Pass and loved it.

    1. There is usually a little bit of rain in June, but it’s a great trek because of the greenery in June. If you want clear views, though, winter and early summer are the best months apart from autumn.

  5. I’m planning a trip for this hike in mid Feb. what’s the weather like? And is it clear enough to see the peak views?

    1. Hi Rajen
      It will be quite cold in February, so make sure you carry enough layers.
      The views will be very clear if there is no snowfall during that time.

    1. There’s a heavy snowfall prediction for tomorrow and day after tomorrow (Feb 7th and 8th). So even if you don’t see snowfall, you’ll definitely see and trek in snow.

  6. How will the weather be in mid/end March? Does the snow still remain till that time? How difficult would it be to trek in snow? It will be my first trek so a bit curious.

    1. Sam,
      It’s difficult to make a certain prediction, but we expect it to be snowy during March. The snow makes things more interesting (and fun?) – your pace decreases compared to the same trek without any snow, but it is completely manageable.