Nag Tibba(Serpent's peak) is situated in Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 9,915 feet. It
is also known as the abode of Nag Devtas, Tibba is a local word for hill or peak. Nag Tibba range is
part of three major ranges of lesser Himalayas which includes Pir Panjal Range, Dhauladhar range
which was a part of Great Himalayas. Villagers strongly believe in the Nag Devta and come regularly
to offer prayers to him for the safety of their animals.
Nag Tibba is an easy trek but offers some spectacular views of the entire Bandarpooch (6316m)
range towards Yamunotri side, Swargarohini (6252m), Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon
valley, Srikanth, Gangotri group of peaks and Chanabang.
There are three trekking routes to reach Nag Tibba summit one from Pantwari (we will be taking this
route) and other two from Devalsari, Shrikot. It is an 8 km trek from Pantwari.
Nag Tibba has pleasant weather throughout the year and one of the best camping spots. If you want
to do an easy winter trek then December to February is the idle time. Whether you are a beginner or
an experienced trekker you will love the beauty that Nag Tibba offers. If you like bird watching then
you are going to enjoy your time at the base camp. There is ample opportunity for nature
photographers and astrophotographers too.
Day 00: Delhi to Dehradun - 254 km 6 hours drive.
You will depart from Delhi at night and reach Dehradun early morning which is about 254 km away.
Day 01: Dehradun to Pantwari – 90 km drive and 4.5 km trek to the campsite
- Early morning drive to Pantwari from Dehradun which is 90 km away, you will be crossing Mussoorie.
- The road descends after Mussoorie, towards the Yamuna river bed and reaches the town of Nainbag.
- There are two roads, one towards Yamunotri and the other narrow uphill road which leads to
- Pantwari village. This takes us behind the Mussoorie ridge into shepherd territory.
- Terraced farms and hill slopes dotted with Bauhinia trees with their purple blossoms(November to
- March) are a sight to photograph. These flowering trees are easily identified by their leaves which
- are in the shape of a camels' foot.
- Start your trek from Pantwari village for the campsite which is the base for Nag Tibba summit.
- Enjoy your cup of tea while sitting in the campsite and relish the beautiful views around. Eat your
- dinner you might get some good shots if you are an astrophotographer.
- Overnight Stay at the campsite.
Day 02: Trek from campsite to Nag Tibba top and back to Pantwari – Drive back to
- Wake up early morning to enjoy the beautiful morning and if you are lucky you can spot some
- beautiful birds around the campsite.
- Post-breakfast, trek starts for the Nag Devta temple. There is a vast open space near the temple
- which is often used as a grazing ground for sheep and goats. The gradient increases for Nag Tibba
- The forests turns dense and are dominated by oaks and rhododendrons. This is an ideal habitat for a
- variety of orchids (locally called kachina) to grow. However, with the pressure of grazing, lopping of
- oaks and trekking; this region is under anthropogenic pressure.
- A variety of birds like the Black Partridge, Hill Partridge, Himalayan Greenfinch, Rufous-gorgeted
- Flycatcher, whiskered Yuhina, Black Bulbul, Common Stonechat, Blue-throated Barbet, White-
- collared Blackbird, Niltava and flame back woodpecker can be seen in the forest. Start descending
- back to your campsite and after lunch head down to Pantwari village. You then start your journey
- back to Dehradun.
- You will be leaving for Delhi at night from Dehradun.
You will reach Delhi early morning.
- Guests will be asked to declare their city of travel and basic health status via a form before the booking. This is for the safety of guests and the hosts.
- All the accommodations will run on the reduced capacity to maintain social distancing.
- Ginger tea will be served daily for immunity.
- Daily morning and evening temperature checks of all guests and staff by thermal meters.
- All guests are requested to wear masks at all times when they are out of the room.
- Guests are requested to carry their own hand sanitisers.
- All rooms will be sanitized before the guest's check-in and after they check-out.
- Hot water will be available for bathing as soon as the guests arrive at the accommodation.
- Meals will be served separately to different sets of guests, not in common rooms.
- All interaction between guests and hosts will be contactless.
- The taxis provided will be sanitized before receiving the guests