An itinerary for the Nag Tibba Trek and suggestions about when to go


Nag tibba also known as serpents peak, is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas of the Gharwal region near Mussoorie. It also gives its name to the Nag Tibba range, which is one of the three ranges of the lesser Himalayas, the other two ranges are Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal. you can also visit kedar tal trek.

Nag tibba is a perfect destination for camping during spring and summer and one of the most suitable trek for winters when most of the treks are shut because of heavy snowfall. Due to its easy access and paranormal beauty, it is one of the most popular weekend treks in India.


Activities in Nag Tibba 

The Nag Tibba trek route is a circular trek it has contrasting landscape the dense mixed forests of oak Rhododendrons, Cedar and alpine. The trekkers can indulge in night camping, star gazing, bird watching and savour the beauty of the meandering Meadows and thick forests .


  • Trekking –  the whole trek route to nag tibba involves easy trekking that takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete. Trek to NagTibba via Pantwari is shorter (18km) as compared to the Devalsari route (13Km).


  • Photography –  Nagtibba offers ample opportunities for nature and astrophotography
  • Camping – camping Under a clear night sky and bonfire beside the lake Is an experience to remember at nagtibba.


Best Places to visit in Nag tibba 


  • Kempty Falls 

It is one of the most well-known and historic tourist destinations close to Mussoorie.. It was developed before more than 150 years ago by British .


  • Kanatal Hill station 

It is located in the picturesquare settings of Gharwal Himalays , The beautiful hill station of Kantal is a perfect weekend gateaway .


  • Lal Tibba 

Lal Tibba is the highest peak’s topmost point . It is one of the most famous place in  Mussoorie . 


  • Pantwari village 

A village called Pantwari is located in the Tehri Gharwal District’s Dhanaulti tehsil. The base camp for the Nag Tibba trek is there. This location is 95 kilometres from Dehradun and 140 kilometres from Rishikesh.


  • Nainbagh 

It is located in the Tehri district  of Uttrakhand . It lies 12kms ahead of Nag Tibba in Pantwari village . Nainbagh is a scenic hilly town which confluence of three districts of Tehri ,Uttarkashi and Dehradun .


Nag tibba Trekking Routes 

Trek Route 1: From Devalsari village (13 km )

The trek to Nag tibba begins from Devalsari, where you can stay at the Forest Guest House with permission from the Mussoorie Forest Office. You can trek further for 3 km to Nag tibba top which offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas .  The route  goes through the dens deodar forest .


Trek Route 2 : From Panthwari village (8kms) 

This is the most common route for trekkers to reach Nag Tibba base camp . Distance from Mussoorie to Pantwari village is 50 Kms by road and from Dehradun its 85 Kms . This route is little complex and requires a guide .

It is the shortest route to get to Nag tibba (8 km ).


Trek route 3 :  From Aunter (via Thatyur)

This route via Thatyur goes up near bridle path near Aunter . From here you can walk up to the ridge top to Aunter . This route is straight with few slopes .


Nag Tibba trekking itinerary 


Day 1- Dehradun to Pantwari village drive and trek to Nagtibba temple. 

Day 2 –  Nagtibba temple to Nagtibba top and return to Nag Tibba base camp.

Day 3: Drive to Dehradun after hiking to Pantwari village.


Best time to visit the Nag Tibba trek 


In summers: summer in nag tibba is pleasant. The great Indian Himalayas are visible from the distance. There is always a gentle breeze to help you feel better. April to june are the best months to visit nagtibba in summers .


In winters : to enjoy the snowfall and scenic views of Nagtibba from January to March would be a perfect time .


In Monsoons : the lush greenery of nagtibba is entising in the monsoons. You will get the mesmerised view of the snow capped peaks of nag tibba while raindrops dance all around you.

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