Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba

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6th Jun 2014

Walking through the forests

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba Trek

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba Trek

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba Trek

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba Trek

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Flowers on the way

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Beautiful Scenery

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

The Team

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Walking through forests

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

The fallen tree - Halfway Mark

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Walking through the forest.

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Our stopover on the first day.

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba Trek

Photo of Getaway from Delhi: A Trek to Nagtibba by Anirudh Gupta

Nagtibba is a beautiful trek of medium difficulty near Dehradun. While it is possible to do it in a weekend from Delhi that does become a tad hectic. 3 days would be the ideal duration for this trek if travelling from Delhi.

Getting there: We started from Delhi at around 7 PM on a Friday evening and drove to Dehradun. The road is good in parts but there are also a lot of patchy stretches. Google map tends to be unreliable so please get a sense of the roads you have to take before you embark on this journey. We stayed overnight in Dehradun at a friends place and left early morning for Nagtibba. Alternatively you can also drive down to Mussourie and start early morning from Mussourie. Tewa and Aunter are the villages that comes along just before you start the trek. You can buy your rations, supplies and find a reliable guide.

Permissions: You need to take permissions to enter the forest. The permission has to be obtained from Mussourie. You would not be allowed to start the trek without these permissions.

The Trek: The trek is around 8-10 kilometers one way. You walk through beautiful forests during the trek and reach an altitude of close to 10,000 feet at some points.

a) Don't be greedy and use supplies wisely

b) Carry enough water - We made the mistake of not carrying enough water. Ran out of water mid way during the trek. The trek becomes really tough without water

c) Stay together - You can get lost in the forests. Stay with the guide and don't be overly adventurous. Wild animals roam the forests at night so stay in a group and be safe.

d) The trip cost us Rs 5000/person including the tents, supplies, guide and the fuel cost from Delhi

Alternate route: We used the same path while climbing up and coming down. Based on information I found later on the internet that you can start the trek from Devalsari and then return via Tewa or Auntur. 

Send me a message on Tripoto  if you have questions and I will be happy to share my experience.

The Journey starts from here
Overnight Stopover
The beautiful trek. Check out the images in the gallery.
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Sir, I am planing to trek "NAG TIBBA" on 9th Nov 2017 with my friends.Please help me for the followings. Is it right time to trek? can I get tents and sleeping bags at base camp? Can we see snow there at that time?
Sat 10 21 17, 06:08 · Reply · Report
I did this trek last november and we dont take any forst permits. Forest permits are not required if you are taking the Pantwari - Nagtibba route
Sat 10 10 15, 22:54 · Reply · Report
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Udit Kumar
where do I get the supply like tent and ruck sack and stuff from ?? Could you help please
Fri 05 01 15, 23:00 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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Aparupa Ray Ganguly
Great read Anirudh :) is this a very difficult trek??? i havent done a trek before
Mon 02 09 15, 23:11 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·