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 Camp – Pantwari 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
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
Nag Tibba Trek Map
Useful items / resources to get for Trek – click to purchase from Amazon.
The best guide book to do the trek on your own.
Rain ProtectionIt can pour anytime during this trek and better to be prepared with this amazing lightweight poncho.
The sun protection is the basic requirement for any trek and this is our personal favorite with 50+ SPF.
With tea house at all location, a 40 L is ideal for some clothes and camera and personal items.