This is a grand weekend trek. The starting point of the trek and the finishing point are without difficulty accessible and close to Dehradun. So close, yet one can reach an altitude of more than 3000 mts and trek in an absolutely secluded region with almost no habitation. From the top the trail on the other side is through very thick jungles with views totally in contrast of the previous day. On this day one gets to pass through a couple of very beautiful villages situated amidst thick Deodar forests. You can go for Nag Tibba anytime except for the rainy reason. During winters, you will get to see snow as you approach the summit. During spring you will enjoy lush green forests.
Nag Tibba trek is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. The trek begins from the Pantwari village on the foothills of Garhwal and is about 6 hours’ drive from Dehradun. Featuring marvelous bounties of nature and hill dwellings, this short trek might prove to be of a great delight for first time trekkers. The chirping of mountain birds and the rich fragrance of canopies would easily please your senses all along the trail.
Another great attraction of this trip would be the camping experience. There are beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations.
Day 01: Arrival at Our Camp
Arrive at Dehradun station early in the morning and from here drive up to Pantwari village via Mussorrie, starting point of the trek. This drive is of 78 kms and will take about 3 to 3.5 hrs. We will stop en route for tea and freshening up.
From Pantwari we will start our trek for Nagtibba base. This trek is of approximately 6/7 kms and will take us about 4 to 5 hrs. The trail is pretty steep throughout. We will stop enroute for refreshments and lunch. Early evening we will arrive at the campsite. Post arrival we will set up a camp for the night. After a refreshing cup of tea/coffee we will explore the beautiful surroundings. In the night we will enjoy a sumptuous meal around a bonfire, under the star spangled sky.
Day 02: Nagtibba base - Nagtibba top - Jungle campsite
Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a hot cuppa tea/coffee. After an early breakfast we will hike for about 2 kms to reach the Nagtibba top (3050 mts). From here we will enjoy the majestic views of the snow clad mountain ranges of Garhwal and Himachal. You will get to see the famous Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black peak and many more peaks from here. We will have picnic lunch here and spend the whole afternoon relaxing. After evening tea we will hike for about 2 kms to reach today's campsite. In the evening we will collect dry wood and get a small bonfire going. Enjoy your freshly prepared dinner and crash into your sleeping bags.
Day 03: Jungle campsite - Dehradun - Delhi
After breakfast pack up the camp and start walking down towards Teva Gaon. We will stop en route for lunch. Return trek will take us about 5 hrs. Today's hike is of 10 kms but totally downhill. Views are totally in contrast with previous day. We will walk through thick jungles to reach scenically located Teva gaon. Here one can take a refreshing dip in the river flowing by. After reaching Teva, head for Dehradun to catch the evening Shatabdi train or the late night train for New Delhi.