Nag Tibba

NagTibba - Weekend Trek for Beginners

Nag Tibba (Nagtibba) means Serpents Peak, is the highest peak in lower Himalayas of Garhwal region. It also gives name to the Nag Tibba Range, which is one of the three ranges of Lesser Himalayas, the other ranges are Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal. 

Nagtibba is a perfect place for camping during spring and summers and one of the most suitable trek for winters, when most of the treks are closed due to heavy snow.

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Why Nag Tibba Trek?

Nagtibba is located at an altitude of 3025 mts and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Nagtibba offers majestic scenic beauty and a good trek for adventure lovers. From Nag Tibba one can see the clear view of stunning Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doonvalley and the snow peaks of Chanabang.

Weekend Trek: It is a Ideal weekend trek from Delhi and Dehradun. It is a trekking destination which could be done in 2-3 days starting from Delhi.
 Easy to Moderate Trek: It is an easy trek and one the best for beginners.
 Safety: One of the safest trek, as being close to Mussoorie and Dehradun, with no rivers for floods or does not have any history of landslides.

Mention in the Book: The trek through Nag Tibba Range, finds mention in the book Seven Years in Tibet, which chronicles the journey of mountaineers, Heinrich Harrer, Peter Aufschnaiter in May 1944, towards Tibet.

Important Note: water is scarce along the route and it is recommend to carry enough water for the trek.

Activities in Nag Tibba

Trekking: The whole trek route to Nag Tibba involves easy trekking that takes 5-6 hours to complete. The trail takes one through enchanting lush green valleys, hushed hamlets, and conifers and oak forests. Trek to Nag Tibba via Pantwari is shorter (8km) as compared to Devalsari route (13km).

Photography: Nag Tibba offers ample opportunities for nature photography and astro-photography. The clear dark nights are ideal constitution to capture some star trails and the mesmerizing Milky Way.

Camping: Camping under the clear night sky with a bonfire beside the lake is an experience to remember at Nag Tibba. It offers various beautiful locations where a group of friends can erect a tent and start a campfire.

Nag Tibba Travel Tips

  • Nag Tibba is a perfect weekend trek from Delhi and Dehradun. This trek is recommended for beginners.
  • It is highly recommended to have an experienced guide to accompany you on your trek.
  • It is wise to check with local authorities, tour guides or tour operators about the weather and road conditions during monsoons before you actually start your trek.
  • Best time to visit Nag Tibba is from October to April. The higher reaches of the region is covered with snow from January to March.

Nag Tibba peak doesn’t have any accommodation options and trekkers have to camp at Nag Tibba to stay the night. Travelers usually bring their own camping equipments or are supplied by the trek operators. One can find few budget guesthouses at Devalsari or Pantwari depending on which trek route is taken.

There is no food stall or even a tea stall at this elevation. Trekkers usually bring their own food supplies. If you are trekking with a group, it is advisable to find a local cook to travel with you so he can prepare meal for you when you halt and set up camp for the night. Also, carry some packaged food with you as a light snack for the route.

The first name Nag refers to 'snake' and Tibba refers to 'hill or peak' in the local language. According to the religious beliefs of the local populace, Nag Tibba is the abode of ‘Nag Devta’, a Hindu mythological character that is worshiped by the devotees. Local villagers come here to offer their prayers to the Nag Devta for the protection of their cattle.

Nag Tibba Photo Gallery

Snow on Nag Tibba and Bandarpunch
Bear Hill and Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba and Himalayas as seen from Lal Tibba
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What is Nag Tibba famous for?

Nag Tibba is famous among tourist as Trekking .

Nag Tibba is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Nag Tibba is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, Emerging Destinations, Meadows, Trekking, Winter Treks.

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