Nag Tibba Trek

If you think Nandadevi is too far away to be seen from the top of Nag Tibba, check out the blog and see the mighty peak standing tall. Nag Tibba Trek is a very popular weekend hike in the Garhwal hills near Mussoorie. The proximity to Delhi and easy connectivity makes this a steep hike to the highest point of lower Himalayan Garhwal region a clear winner over other weekend hikes. The views from the top extends from Nandadevi in the South East to the Kinnaur Ranges of Himachal. The most promising view is that of Bandarpoonch from the top.

Nag Tibba Trek Guide

Reaching Base CampPantwari is 5 hrs from Dehradun (bus available from Dehradun ISBT and shared taxi also available). Dehradun is easy connection by bus, train and flight from Delhi (take overnight train or bus from Delhi)

Accomodation – A makeshift hut is available. But carry your own sleeping bag for night. Having a tent is preferred.

Food – Talk to Suresh for cook and other arrangements.

Trek Guide: Suresh (+91-7579007421) at Pantwari village and he is a guide and will do all necessary arrangements.

Gradiant – Steep climb all the way to the top from Pantwari. Generally takes 4-5 hrs.

Views – The views are stunning from top. Savour views from Kinnaur in Himachal to far away Nandadevi in the east.

Who can do this trek? – This is an ideal first trek. Test your physical strength in the gruelling 4 hrs climb.

Best time for trek – Winter is best for clear views, sunny days and lots of snow. Summer is green and soothing for eyes.

We did this trek in the winter – republic day weekend and the photo story below will surely inspire you.

Start of Trek at Pantwari

View of Pantwari after half an hour hike

We haul ourselves and the gear

Finally reaching some shade on the trail

Some are lucky to do just hike and mule carry rest

Finally resting at campsite at base of Nag Tibba


Making tomorrows plan

After the steep hike everyone is hungry



Night at campsite

Good morning

Shaded trails to top

Shaded trails to top

The trail is basically a rainforest

Rhododendron shaded trails

At Nag Tibba

The final ascent

Snowy and slippery trail

Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East from Nag Tibba

Chowkhamba from Nag Tibba

Bandarpoonch from Nag Tibba

Himachal Ranges from Nag Tibba

Possible next destination : Churudhar Peak

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