Nag Tibba Trek

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Trek Grade

Easy to Moderate

Highest Altitude

13750 ft

Base Camp

Sonamarg

Best Time

July - Mid Sept

Nag Tibba Trek

The Nag Tibba Trek is a delightful weekend adventure that provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural beauty of the mountain range. While the trail is relatively short and straightforward at the beginning, it gradually becomes more challenging as you progress. Along the way, hikers can relish stunning mountain views and encounter a variety of wildlife species, including butterflies, birds, and frogs. Although the path is well-marked and easy to follow, trekking during winter may pose additional challenges.

The trek to Nag Tibba’s base camp spans 8 kilometers. Although the trail may become slippery and muddy during the monsoon season, the breathtaking scenery more than compensates for the challenging conditions. The journey typically takes around two days, allowing for sufficient rest stops.

The final section of the trek is relatively more accessible and can be completed in a couple of days. It’s important to stay well-hydrated as the hike can be demanding. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views. Although the trek is manageable, heavy woolen clothing is not essential.

Beginning at the village of Pantwari, situated at an elevation of 4,640 feet, the trek leads to the mountain’s peak, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Throughout the trek, you’ll encounter meadows, undulating sections, and dense forests. This hike offers outstanding views of Nag Tibba’s mountains and hills and is suitable for various seasons.

The steep trail can be quite strenuous, and beginners are advised to take 30-minute breaks to rehydrate. Carrying water bottles and other essentials is imperative. In winter, the peaks are covered in snow.

The best time to visit Nag Tibba is from September to March, when there is an abundance of snow and the weather is pleasantly cold. Despite the chilly nights, the trek offers delightful experiences during the day, with spectacular views of snow-covered valleys and mountains, making it an ideal destination for weekend getaways.

Although not overly challenging, the trek’s stunning scenery and occasional snowfall make it incredibly rewarding. Summer, when flowers are in bloom, is an especially enchanting time to visit. The view from the top of Nag Tibba is breathtaking from all angles, making it perfect for hiking enthusiasts.

The Nag Tibba Peak Trek is an extraordinary experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the forests, scenery, and local culture of the region. The best time to explore this stunning mountain range in tranquility is during summer, and it’s also possible to trek through the snow.

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Acute Mountain Sickness is a medical condition that can occur when individuals travel to high altitudes, typically above 8,000 feet. It is caused by the decrease in air pressure and oxygen levels in the air as altitude increases. Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness may include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness, it is important to gradually adjust to high altitudes and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen. To learn more about this condition, check out the videos by Trekup India.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Nag tibba Trek

Day 1: By Drive From Dehradun to Pantwari village | Trek to Nag Temple campsite

  • Today we will gain altitude from 4640 ft. to 7610ft.
  • There will be 3 to 4 hours driving and 2-3 hours trekking
  • Distance: 99 km drive, 7 km trek
  • Luch on reaching Pantwari village and then trek towards Nag Tibba base camp, enjoy evening snacks and delicious dinner at camp.

Upon reaching Pantwari village, we will start trekking towards Nag Tibba base camp. We can enjoy evening snacks and a delicious dinner at the camp. Our journey will begin in Dehradun, from where we will drive to Pantwari village. The route offers captivating views of the beautiful Himalayan scenery, with its winding roads and lush flora. Along the way, we will pass through charming mountain villages and be mesmerized by the beauty of the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie. The route also includes a refreshing stop at Kempty Falls, which will invigorate our spirits. Pantwari is a traditional Garhwali mountain village surrounded by scrubland, and just before reaching Pantwari, we will encounter the “Goat Village,” which is a great spot to explore.

Day 2: Early Morning Trek From Nag Temple Campsite to the Nag Tibba Summit and return to Pantwari | Drive Back To Dehradun.

  • Gain in altitude from 7610 feet to 9910 feet to reach Nag Tibba Top and then return to Pantwari.
  • Trek approximately 3 km from the base camp to the summit, and then 10 km from the summit to Pantwari.
  • Have an early morning breakfast at the camp, lunch on the way, and snacks at the campsite.
  • Explore the summit, visit the Nag Tibba Temple, and then return to Dehradun.

After a delightful breakfast, you’re prepared to tackle the 13-kilometer trek. It’s best to wake up early because you’ll be covering a lot of ground today. The first 1.5km trek is easy and takes you through various forest trails. Halfway up the Summit, you will find the holy Nag Devta Temple, which holds great significance in Indian Mythology. The local villagers highly revere the Serpent deity and offer prayers here, believing that the God protects their cattle against snake bites. A small body of water is located near the temple.
The trail leading from the Nag Tibba Temple up to the Nag Tibba Summit winds through dense forests and involves a steep climb. It is marked by a Nag Tibba Jhandi (flag). The Summit offers a stunning view of the Himalayan ranges. Take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and take photos before returning to Nag Tibba’s base camp. Indulge in a delicious Gharwali lunch before heading downhill to Pantwari village. Make the most of the two days in this Himalayan hub before driving back from Pantwari, reliving the wonderful memories.

Nag Tibba Trek Route Map

We’ve prepared a comprehensive Trek Route Map for your upcoming adventure to Nag Tibba Trek, which outlines the entire journey including all stops and trails. This map provides detailed information on the terrain, distance between points of interest, and estimated travel time to help ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. We’ve carefully curated the map to ensure that you have all the necessary information at your fingertips. Please take a moment to review it thoroughly, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Nag Tibba Trek Altitude Chart

The Trek Altitude Chart is a useful tool for Trekkers to monitor their altitude changes during their rides, allowing them to plan their routes more efficiently and track their progress over time. This Nag Tibba Trek chart is beneficial for both casual and experienced Trekkers, helping them make the most out of their Trek experience.

Trek Cost Inclusions

  • Stay: 3 Nights of tented and 2 nights guest house accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on sharing basis.
  • Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek starting with Dinner on Day 01 to tea, coffe and bread on day 06 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Dehradun to Dehradun, and then upon returning, you will be going via road on sharing travller or jeeps.  
  • Trek Insurance (Optional): Trekup India recommends that all trekkers consider getting trek insurance. This is optional, but highly recommended. Trek insurance covers unexpected events that may occur during your trek. The cost of the insurance starts from INR 210. Please read more about what is included in the coverage and why it is mandatory on treks.
  • Trek Equipment:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent.
  • Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  • Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  • Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 
  • Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support teams.
  • Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules are to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusions

  1. GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  2. Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  3. Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  4. Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  5. Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  6. Any still / video camera fee 
  7. Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  8. Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 365 per day, per bag if paid online (at base camp 2,550). Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  9. Any emergency evacuation charges
  10. Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

What should you pack for the Kashmir Nag Tibba Trek

Tibba Trek is a high-altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus, read this whole segment. There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below, we have provided the details on everything you should take; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

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Head Gears

When trekking it's important to carry headgear to protect your head and face.

Heading out for a trek? Don’t forget to carry headgear to protect your beautiful face and head from the sun, wind, and dust! It’s an essential accessory that keeps you safe and comfortable throughout your adventurous journey. So, make sure you pack it before you step out into nature!

  1. Head Lamps – When trekking at night, headlamps are essential to illuminate your path while keeping your hands free. Headlamps come in different sizes and lumens, so it is essential to choose one that suits your needs.
  2. Hats or Cap – Caps or hats are also necessary when trekking in different weather conditions. Caps protect your head from the wind and freezing temperatures at night, while hats provide shade and protection from the sun during the day. It’s essential to ensure that your hat has a strap to prevent it from being blown away by the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – Sunglasses are also essential for trekking. Your sunglasses should protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and fit your face perfectly to avoid falling off while climbing, jumping, or crossing obstacles. The glass of your sunglasses should also be designed for different weather conditions to provide optimal visibility.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – Lastly, a buff or balaclava is a must-have to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep them warm. Buffs and balaclavas come in different materials, thicknesses, and designs, so it’s important to choose one that suits your needs and preferences. Depending on the weather conditions and your activities, you can wear them as neck warmers, face masks, or headbands.
With these essential items, you can enjoy trekking safely and comfortably, no matter the weather or time of day.

Clothes

When trekking in high altitudes, prepare for cold weather by wearing layers. Layering traps heat, keeps you warm, and allows you to easily adjust your clothing as temperatures fluctuate.

Layering is important for different seasons when trekking. When planning a high-altitude trek, it is important to prepare for the cold weather. Wearing layers is the best approach as it provides both protection and flexibility when the weather changes frequently in the mountains. Layering helps to trap heat and keep your body warm, while at the same time allowing you to easily adjust your clothing as the temperature fluctuates. By wearing layers, you can enjoy your trek comfortably and stay safe in the unpredictable mountain weather

  1. For spring, summer, and monsoon treks, consider wearing three layers: a woollen sweater, a fleece, and a padded jacket.
  2. For autumn treks, add one more fleece layer to make it four layers.
  3. For winter treks, you may need five layers with thermals, a woollen sweater, two fleeces, and a padded jacket.
  4. T-shirt/sleeve shirt– Bring three T-shirts and two quick-dry trek pants, wearing one and carrying the others. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays. We recommend synthetic T-shirts as they get dry quickly when they get wet.
  5. Hiking / Trekking Jacket– down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or two-three-layer jackets.
  6. Thermals– at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  7. Undergarments– you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  8. Gloves– 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  9. Trek Pants– Bring 2 to 3 comfortable trekking pants. Trekking pants play a significant role, as they are designed for comfort and mobility, making trekking easier. It should be Synthetic so that it gets dry quickly when wet.
  10. Rain Wear– you can carry a raincoat or Poncho. During long rains and snowfalls, the waterproof jackets start leaking. Still, the Poncho and raincoats keep you dry, so choose accordingly.

Tip: If you choose a raincoat on your trek, carry a small waterproof cover so things inside your backpack can’t get wet. If you carry a Poncho, you don’t need to worry. It protects both you and your backpack.