Location: Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand)
Altitude: 3000 m above Sea Level
Best Time:November To April.
Duration: 3 Days
About Nag Tibba Trek From Rishikesh Dehradun Mussoorie
'Mountain of the Serpent', the Nag Tibba trek starts north east of Mussoorie, at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas ranges, at an altitude of 3,048 meters. The local people have been offering prayers (puja) to the Snake God (Nag Devta) at this peak which is testament to its sanctity. They believe that the Snake God protects their cattle from snake bites.
The Mussoorie-Nag Tibba trek will delight every trekker, whether amateur or veteran. For visitors coming from Delhi, it is an idyllic and ideal weekend trek. The trek offers visitors the chance to savor a variety of enchanting experiences, from the vision of the majestic snow-capped mountains to camping under the star-lit night sky and walking in the verdant lush forests.
The Nag Tibba trek starts at the village of Pantwari via the hill station of Mussoorie. There are many charming little villages that surround Pantwari, such as Bandsari village, Kori village, etc. From here, the trek heads down to the villages of Devalsari and Thatyur. There is a distance of 8 kilometers from Pantwari to the peak of Nag Tibba. Trekkers will walk through ancient forests filled with deodar and oak teeming with exotic wildlife. This is a trek that will be a cherished memory for life for both adrenalin-seeking adventure buffs as well as the more peaceful nature-loving trekkers.
Nag Tibba Trek Trip Highlights
- Climbing the Nag Tibba peak.
- Jaw-dropping views of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Bunderpunch, Chaukhamba, etc.
- Packed with adventure activities
- The scenic villages of remote Uttarakhand
- Spending nights in Hotel/Guest House/tents
- Pretty meadows, stunning views, and lovely walk through deodar, oak, and pine forests.
Best Time to Visit Nag Tibba Trek
The best time to undertake the Nag Tibba Trek is in the summer months, from April to June, and the winter months, from October to December. For travelers who would love to experience snow fall or snow trekking, which is in Chopta, the best months to travel to Nag Tibba would be January to March.
In Summers: Summer in Nag Tibba is pleasant and salubrious. The Himalayas can be seen from the distance. There is always a cool breeze blowing to further comfort you. It would be wise to carry light woolens with you in case the night become colder.
In Monsoons: The lush greenery of Nag Tibba is irresistible in the monsoons. There is no better experience than sipping on your cup of tea while gazing at the snow-capped peaks of Nag Tibba while raindrops dance all around you. There could be landslides that result in blocked roads for hours, but still the scenic beauty of Nag Tibba is worth all the trouble. Remember to carry raincoats, of course!
In Winters: If you are looking for serenity and peaceful solitude, you cannot go wrong with the Nag Tibba trek in winters. There will be snowfall during winters, but you can still enjoy the vision of Nag Tibba during winters that is incomparable to anything else. This is what heaven on earth will look like. Winters in Nag Tibba have freezing temperatures so remember to carry heavy woolens.
Where is the Nag Tibba?
Nag Tibba lies in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, which are found to the north-east of Mussoorie. The peak is at an altitude of 3048 metres. It has been long believed to be the abode of the Snake God or 'Nag Devta'. Local villagers regularly make the trek to the peak to offer their prayers to the Snake God to protect their cattle from snake bites. This place is has been frequented by trekkers and adventure enthusiasts for its panoramic beauty and high elevation. From Nag Tibba, trekkers can enjoy stunning views of various peaks, ranging from the Bandarpunchh peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the North, Doon Valley, and the snow peaks of Chanabang. Nag Tibba is also called the Serpent's Peak. With an altitude of 9915 feet, it is the highest peak in the Garhwal Himalayas' Nag Tibba range.
How to Reach Nag Tibba?
By Air: The nearest airport to Mussoorie is the Jolly Grant Airport that is situated 60 kilometers from Mussoorie. This airport is connected with well metalled roads. Taxis are conveniently available from the airport to the city of Mussoorie.
By Railway: Dehradun Railway station is the nearest to Mussoorie at a distance of 36 kilometers. There are two trains that run between Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa on a daily basis. Mussoorie is located 36 kilometers from Dehradun Railway Station. The two major trains that connect Dehradun with other major cities of India are the Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express.
By Road: Mussoorie is well connected with motorable roads. The ISBT Kashmiri Gate is the place to go to for luxury and normal buses from Mussoorie to other cities.