Everyone plans a trip and it is necessary to plan a trip, but what if you don't plan a trip and just pack your bags n go with flow for next 3 days ,away from madding crowed in seek of peace?
I am the kind of person who never plans a trip but always decides what the next destination is - that was Nag Tibba. One of the reason to choose that destination is that it's close to Dehradun (109km) for famous trekking spot. I went there in rainy season in August. Although every season give you different vibes n experience. Also known as Serpent's peak, Naag Tibba is the Highest peak of lesser Himalayas in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, measuring 3,022 (9,995 ft). It's a region of high altitude meadows called bugyals. It is named after Naag Tibba range which includes five folds of Himalayas situated 57 kms from Mussoorie and 16 kms away from Landour Cantt. Branching off from Great Himalayas, It is part of three primary mountain ranges of lesser Himalayas including Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal.The view from the peak is exquisite and consists of snow covered Himalayan ranges in 100° such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Gangotri, Srikantha and Kala Naag as well as Kedarnath peak, Doon valley and Changabang in the north. Witnessing the different peaks at the same time is quite overwhelming and feels like watching whole of Himalayas in a single frame.
The most thrill however is the trek itself that takes you from one natural setting to another. You get to experience the different sceneries as you climb up or down the peak. The landscape inccludes green valleys, bugyals, ridges and calm forests as well as fields full of a variety of flowers. The view from the peak is cherry on top too.The obscurity of this trek should be a crime. For people living in the relatively nearby towns or cities the trek could be a great adventure and a routine escape and every single season brings a new landscape to the view. The trek is also moderate so it's good for begginers to try and be introduced to the world of adventure. The story about the place goes that it's the Dwelling of the God of snakes - Naag Devta thus the first part of the name. And the later comes from the local name for peak which is "Tibba". There is a temple at the base camp that is regularly visited by the local villagers. We found fresh water near the temple.
DAY 1 - I woke up at 3 AM and freshened up and got ready for a new adventure. At 3.30 AM my friend came to pick me up and after that we picked up other friends. We started our journey from dehradun at 4 AM. On the way there was mist everywhere. We took the mussoorie route as we had to pick a friend from there (it's a longer route so if you're come via dehradun take the shortcut route. Check in google map). We reached mussoorie at 6 AM, at that time most of fog was dissipating. We took few pictures and went on with our journey again. En route, we saw many mountain ranges with greenery all around, we also came across a number of waterfalls, some little kids going to school with heavy bags on their shoulders and smile on their faces.
After 5 hour drive we reached at Bandasari village. We parked our van, carried our bags and began trekking.