It was a long and arduous trek of 9.5 kilometres that culminated at our basecamp (about 8000 ft) on the way to Nag Tibba summit. The beautiful view of the sunset that we got after trekking for almost 5 hours was worth every pain that we underwent on our way to reaching there.
We reached Pantwari around 10 AM, and soon after that our trek towards our base camp (at 9.5 km from the village) began. The total distance from Pantwari to Nag Tibba is 15 km, that we would cover the same in a span of 2 days.
The overnight journey to Dehradun left us wanting for more. We woke up to an overly blue drive to Pantwari, which is the base point for the trek. The next few hours saw us running through the woods, with freezing cold winds, and wide empty spaces all around us. As the sun went down, we found ourselves a spot at the basecamp and decided to stay the night. I’ve always loved camping in the wilderness. There’s something so primitively intimate about finding new trails, and sleeping under the stars, that makes me feel right at home.
So finally at around 12:30 PM, we reached to the destination i.e. from where we had to begin our trek to Nag Tibba Summit. We had a quick refreshment, we met our guide for the trek Mr. Raghav who was there to guide us with the way to the Nag Tibba. We began our trek after a short briefing that we will not be taking too many halts during our trek and will only be getting only 4 water points in the way so spend water wisely.
I trek down to Base camp, even though, could've sat there the entire day but couldn't as I had to get back to the same busy schedule lined up for the next day. I reached base camp at around 12:30 in the afternoon, had my lunch and continued my trek down to the base camp. I reached to Pantwari at around 5:30 PM i.e. after 4 ½ hours of trekking. Coming back from the height is not as difficult as it is going up but it was tiring.