Trekking is one of the unique ways to get close to nature and to travel across the mountains by foot. It gives a deeper understanding of the environment and in recent years, the activity has become quite famous in India. There are many people who plan their short weekends to travel across their state and spend the day while trekking and might in the camps. It is not only refreshing but also keep you away from the race in the big cities. There are many private organisations that arrange small trekking programs throughout the year and if you are living in South India, the options are unlimited and the best part of the plan is that most of the locations are just a few hours away from the main city. As the locations are not that far, you can also plan a one day hike and can come back to your home within a day which is quite famous in or around Pune and Bangalore. While people in North India always have to extend their plans, as the most adorable trekking environment is found in the peaks of Himalayas. It is usually an overnight journey from the main city of Delhi and after reaching the starting point of the whole programme, it takes another day or two to reach the destination.
The Nag Tibba Trek or The Serpent’s Peak is located in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand which is about 3022 metres above the sea level. If you are starting with your trekking experience, Nag Tibba trek is one of the best options as the trek starts from a small village called Panthwari and ends at the Tibba. The whole journey will take around two days and if you are planning to beyond your limits and try something enthusiastically, then add this to your travel list.
- How To Reach The Starting Point Of The Trek – There are three different ways by which you can reach the starting point of the trek and as per your own convenience, you can choose anyone of the options available. The first option is by bus as it starts from the Kashmiri Gate Bus terminal New Delhi to Dehradun. The second option is an overnight train that starts from New Delhi railway station to Dehradun and the last option is to travel by your own vehicle that will add more excitement to the journey if you are travelling in a group. There are many websites available through which you can reserve your bus tickets and also for Indian railways. It is always advisable to book your tickets in advance as there are many who prefer the same way.
- The Total Duration Of The Trek – There are many people who plan this trek for their weekends as the whole trek can be completed in 2 to 3 days which is also dependent on how much do you want to push yourself. If you are new to trekking world and this is your first trek, it is quite normal to have a number of questions and confusion about the whole journey and it is suggested especially for beginners to plan it for at least 3 days starting from Panthwari. The 2nd day of the trek usually starts from That your which is one of the most difficult paths of the journey as it has a steep uphill climb till Nag Mandir and by the time you will reach the top with a clear view, you will be half dead due to tiredness. It is also recommended to carry some packed bottles of water during the journey as water is only available at one place and you don’t want to run short of it. Once you will reach the top, you can end your day while camping at Nag Mandir and next day reach the peak of the mountain which will be followed by the way back to Panthwari on the same day.
- Gentle Terrain – It is considered to be the best trek for beginners as there are no steep sections that last for 5 to 10 minutes in the whole journey. As the journey starts from Panthwari and ends at Nag Tibba, the absence of steep climbs allows trekkers to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds them and capture the beautiful moments. It has been observed that the beginners are always curious about their hard work compared to the experienced trekkers and wants to the see the result of their journey as soon as possible. Once your group will reach Nag Mandir, you will camp for a night and while being at the place, you can have 180-degree view of higher Himalayas. The place is surrounded by the mountains, Rhododendron forest and Deodar forest which makes it the best place for camping for a night. The best time to reach nag Mandir is before the sunset as while being at the place, you don’t want to miss the extraordinary picture of Himalayas during the sunset as it looks astonishing.
- A Wholesome Trek – If you want to experience a dense forest, steep hills, and mountains covered with thick snow than Nag Tibba trek is one of the best options available for trekking especially during winters. Nag Tibba winter trek is completely doable and well within the reach of almost everybody related to the time and physical ability of an individual. The first day of your journey will take you through the dense forest of Rhododendron forest which will be followed by the camping at Nag Mandir. The next day you will find yourself covered with the deep snow which is in between to the pint reaching the top of the summit. After reaching the top of the summit, you can also have the view of the highest peak in India known to be Nanda Devi along with Bandar Poonch and much It is also dependent on your planning as it is a circular trek which is always a better experience than retracing the same trails as landscape.
It is one of the easiest treks which is available for the beginners which is why almost everybody can complete the whole trek without any problems. But when you are starting your journey to unexplored mountains and if you are not used to such places, it is always recommended to carry some of the basic medicines which can be helpful throughout the whole journey like specific medicines for common allergies, cold, headache, and for some common problems as many people who started trekking for the first time faced such problems. In case of emergency, you can also trek back to the Panthwari even at night. There are many small huts also available in which you can spend your whole night if you are going through some medical emergency. Generally, it takes around 2.5 to 3 hours from the top of the summit to the Panthwari and after reaching to the place, you can hire any vehicle to reach Dehradun.
Nag Tibba Trek Cost – There are many private companies and even state government organizes the trekking program throughout the year and the normal camping capacity stays to 12 people per camp. The difficulty of the whole trek is easy and it lasts for 2 days and 1 night which is the shortest duration of the whole trek. The cost of the trek varies from one person to another which can vary from one camp to another. The Nag Tibba is the highest of the hills range of lesser Himalayas, which resides majestically in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Tehri Garhwal region in the state of Uttaranchal has a mountain range, which derives its name from this very peak – ‘the Nag Tibba Range’. As opposed to most other treks in the heart of the Himalayas which start from and penetrate into some distant and remote locations, the peak of Nag Tibba is in close vicinity to approachable and most known hill stations of Tehri Garhwal.
If you are travelling alone or in a small group, it is a request to carry a trash bag with you as you will spend your 2 days in a beautiful place, and to keep it that way, you need to take care of your trash. There are many who travel to the same place throughout the year and it is always a duty of everyone to take care of nature.