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NAG TIBBA TREK – A THRILLING WEEKEND SUMMIT

Want to experience the thrill of a summit climb in just a weekend? If yes, Nag Tibba trek is just what you are looking for. Resting at 9,915ft, the summit to Nag Tibba - the highest peak in the Shivalik range of the Garhwal Himalayas, is a wonderful delight for adventure seekers from all over the world since it grandstands the best tranquility and energizing trekking routes through thick wildernesses and knolls.


Reaching the basecamp


Pantwari, a village in Dhanaulti tehsil in Tehri Garhwal District is the base camp for Nag Tibba Trek.

To reach Pantwari, Dehradun is the main stop. Buses and taxis are available from Dehradun to reach Pantwari. Dehradun is well connected to other cities by road, railways, and air:

By Road: Dehradun is well-connected to major cities by road via NH 72. Buses are also easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

By Rail: Rail facilities are also available. Dehradun Railway Station connects the city to all major cities via railways.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport 20 km away from Dehradun city. The nearest international airport is the IGI Airport, Delhi.


Difficulty Level

The summit to Nag Tibba is easy-moderate. It is perfect for beginners, families, and children. The max altitude of the trek is 9,914 ft and the terrain is gradual, except for a few steep sections.


Best Time to Visit

Nag Tibba trek is accessible throughout the year.

In the summer season, Nag Tibba offers a clear view of surrounding hills and mountains. The weather is pleasant.

In Monsoon season, everything is painted in green, trees are loaded with red wine color flowers which makes your trek more scenic.

In Winters, everything is covered with a white blanket of snow which enhances the charm of Nag Tibba and attracts more trekkers.


What to watch out for

View of sunset from the campsites

This is one of the few treks where you can witness the enchanting sunset. On a sunny morning, you can see enormous snow-covered mountains like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Srikanth, and Gangotri illuminating a shade of fiery orange. Beneath, you can see a bed of clouds floats. You don't need to move to a high point to see this dusk. You can see it directly from your camping area!


Amusing quaint villages

There are few villages to explore while trekking to Nag Tibba and one of the famous villages is Goat Village. The Goat Village is a bunch of ranch retreats and homestays oversaw by the neighborhood people. This Goat village is situated in an appealing area from where you can witness the astounding sunrise, layered mountains on all sides, and experience the Garhwali way of life in the mountains. Every one of the bungalows in the Goat village is made with the customary Koti banal architecture technique, with present-day glass windows from where you can gaze at the stars at night. There is additionally a cafeteria where you can try some conventional Garhwali dishes.


Nag Temple

Nag Temple is 1 km before the Nag Tibba peak which is dedicated to Nag Devta. Local villagers have great faith in Nag Devta. They have been offering prayers to the Nag Devta at this peak which is a testament to its sanctity. There is also a water source near the temple which you can use if you run out of water. Some trekkers also set their camp near the Nag Temple.


Camping

The best way to get lost in the lap of nature is by camping under the clear night sky with a bonfire surrounded by lush greenery. Nag Tibba offers various beautiful locations where you can set your camp.


Travel Tips

· The Nag Tibba trek requires sturdy trekking shoes, have good grip, have ankle support, and can handle snow.

· Make sure your backpack has good hip support, shoulder support, and quick access pockets.

· Wearing layers is the mantra in the mountains. Layers give you maximum protection from all elements. And when the weather changes, you can take off or put on layers as required.

· Carry Sunglasses to prevent snow blindness.

· Trekking without a sun cap can lead to headaches, sunstrokes, quick dehydration, and a sharp drop in trekking performance.

· Get synthetic hand gloves that have waterproofing on the outside and a padded lining on the inside.

· Your ears are sensitive too, so a woolen head cap that covers your ears is essential.

· Get a headlamp because it leaves your hands free to do other activities.

· Carry Trekking poles, it gives you stability and balance.

· On a trek, the weather can change quickly. Carry a rain jacket and rain cover for your backpack to tackle this.

· carry two one-liter water bottles to keep yourself hydrated over the distance.

· Keep your toilet kit light. Carry just the basics.

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