Traveling in a budget will always make a traveler happy. I like traveling on my own and in a tight budget. From the hustle-bustle of the daily boring life, I decided to take a break and planned for my next adventure trip. Due to the shortage of time, I chose Nag Tibba adventure to explore and experience snow.
A break from ordinary life is necessary to do something extraordinary.
To play safe and in Budget book your trip package from a good tour operator. It automatically cuts half of the actual cost which you were planning to spend on your own. I chose Banbanjara tour operators for this trek. They offered me a planned itinerary, food, accommodation, a trek leader, supporting staff all under one pocket-friendly package.
Nag Tibba or the Serpent’s peak is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayas. It comes under the three ranges- the Dhauladhars, Pir Panjal, and Nag Tibba. It is one of the popular trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. According to the mythological facts, Nag Tibba is an abode of Nag Devta. A temple is located at the top where the locals offer their prayers to Nag Devta for the protection of their cattle. There are three trek routes to Nag Tibba from Devalsari, Shrikot, and Pantwari.
Here I am sharing my experience of this wonderful trip to Nag Tibba.
I started my journey from Delhi and took a direct bus to Dehradun. I booked my tickets in advance for a hassle-free bus journey.
I reached Dehradun early morning and met the trek team and members. Then, a drive of 5-6 hours took us to the Pantwari village near Dehradun. The drive will take you from the trek passed by Mussorie and Kempty falls, and the splendid vistas of the Doon valley. After comfortable halts and breakfast, I reached Pantwari village.
Pantwari village is the basecamp from where the trek to Nag Tibba begins. I with the trek leader and other team members started trekking towards Nag Tibba summit which stands tall at an elevation of 9,915ft. For the first time, I was trekking in ankle-deep snow. I chose December for this amazing trek.
The trail was gentle with some steep climbs, thick forests of oaks, rhododendrons, and cedar, unique variety of flora & fauna, incredible tree formations, along with the snow-capped Himalayas. An 8km short trek took us at the top of Nag Tibba. From the top, I watched the shiny and massif Himalayan peaks of Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, Black peak, Swargarohini, Srikanth, Gangotri group of peaks, Doon valley and Chanabang.
Pitching the tent at the top and watching the beautiful sunset and star-glazed night at the dark are some of the best experiences that I will cherish forever.
Day 2. Trek Back To Pantwari Village.
The next day, I woke up to the alluring sunrise, had my breakfast and got ready to trek back from Pantwari village. Another 8km trek that covered the things that we I missed on the first day. The beauty of nature, lots of snow, gentle terrains, and tranquil vibes all in 2 days were amazing.
We were driven back to Dehradun and my trip to Nag Tibba ended. It was my first-snow trek. Though it was an easy snow trek and I had a bag full of memories from the trip. I clicked so many pictures and made new friends. People are nice and familiar. You can explore the Pantwari village and nearby tiny hamlets.
After the trek, I explored Mussorie “the queen of hills”. Mussorie is a scenic and beautiful place that you can visit near Nag Tibba and Dehradun.
How To Reach:
Dehradun is well-connected to all the major cities like Delhi.
- You will easily get a direct bus from Delhi and reach Dehradun.
- Take a direct flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun.
- The nearest railhead is in Dehradun. Take a direct train from Delhi to reach Dehradun.
You can also reach Mussorie to start this trek.
When to Visit?
Nag Tibba is a great adventure and accessible throughout the year. In summers, the weather remains calm and the sun shines a little brighter. Do not forget to carry sunscreen or sunglasses.
In winters the trail gets covered in snow and you will get an amazing snow trekking experience.
It is advisable to avoid trekking in monsoons because the trail becomes muddy and slippery.
I must say Nag Tibba trek is a perfect and ideal trek for beginners who loves snow and mountains. It is a perfect weekend getaway. It is safe, adventurous, give you a thrill of camping, trekking, and sightseeing. Fit beginners and experienced trekkers can do this trek.
Choose a good tour operator and plan your adventure trip.
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