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When I decided to undertake the Nag Tibba trek, I wanted to disappear and get lost in nowhere; but when it ended I ended up finding myself, exploring a new side of mine.
The Nag Tibba or The Serpent's Peak lies in the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 3022 meters / 9915ft. It has been a perfect stop for the trekkers to surmount.It's a pretty easy trek which starts from a small village called Panthwari and ends at the 'Tibba' or the top or as the locals call it 'Jhandi'. If you have two days in hand and you want something naive, then add this to your travel list.How to Reach the starting point of the trek?There are two options. First, you can take a Bus from Kashmiri Gate - New Delhi to Dehradun or Mussourie. Second, take a night train from New Delhi to Dehradun. I find the latter one more comfortable.You can book buses from New Delhi to Dehradun/Mussoorie from any of these websites:(a) https://utconline.uk.gov.in [This website is for the government buses. I would suggest you take a Volvo or an AC Bus for this journey. The good thing about these buses - they adhere to their schedule.](b) https://www.redbus.in(c) https://paytm.com/bus-tickets(d) https://www.makemytrip.com/bus-ticketsAs far as trains are concerned. I would suggest you taking the 'NANDA DEVI EXPRESS' as it sticks to its schedule avoiding any delay. I have had some really bad experiences with other night trains.My JourneyDay 1I opted for this train from New Delhi Nizamuddin Railway Station - The Madurai Dehradun Express (Big Mistake). The schedule departure time was 9.10 PM but the train did not reach the platform till late 10.30 PM. I boarded the train expecting to get some rest before the hike. But it did not happen due to the pilgrims traveling from South to Haridwar. All night I heard moms shouting, kids crying, men talking about politics and know what. Finally, after multiple stops, we reached Dehradun. Around 7.45 AM.
This part of the trek was tough one for me. We needed loads of water and inspiration to get through to the top. We reached around 10:15 a.m. at the peak and we had around 30 minutes to capture the beauty ahead of us.
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Where: Situated in the Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand, the trek to Nag Tibba begins from Pantwari Village. To reach Pantwari, take an overnight bus or train from Delhi to Dehradun and then a taxi or local bus to Pantwari Village.Trail: To start your trek to Nag Tibba, head to the Nag Devta Temple first. Then follow the well-cemented trail till you reach the rocky, shepherd trail. The first landmark will be a small clearing near a small stream – this is an ideal spot to camp for the night. Just a couple of kilometres from here is the Nag Tibba basecamp, which you will pass while trekking the next 3km to the summit.Duration: 8-9 hours
A good 3 hours trek up brought us closer to the summit which was clearly visible now. As we approached triumphantly, it was the serenity and peace of the place that made it magical. We made it to the top of Nagtibba – the Serpent’s Peak. With pristine white snow around us, we sat on the summit for about an hour with a 360 degrees view of the Himalayas here. The profundity of the mountains is also exemplified in its calm and composed presence yet teaming with life that it supports.
If you don't have too much time on your hands, then take this weekend trek to Nag Tibba Peak near Mussoorie. Considered one of the best weekend treks near Delhi, this route requires only a day long ascent. From the top, you get a panoramic view of the Bandarpunch peak and Kedarnath peak.The basecamp is at Pantwari. You reach the Nag Tibba peak after a five-hour long gradual climb. The descend is through the same route.
The Nag Tibba trek is considered the best weekend trek. Its short duration makes it less taxing on the body and also perfect for a quick adventure dose away from the city. Starting from Pantwari, it is a short 5 km trek to the top from where you get a gorgeous panoramic view of the Himalayas. An (optional) stay can be done at the camp and you get to head back the very next day. Indiahikes also organises this trek if you don't want to plan by yourself.
Located at 3000 meters above the sea level, in Gharwal Himalayas, it offers the trekkers a great view. The 17 km trail is worth the peace and sanity
The beautiful trek. Check out the images in the gallery.