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Trek to Nagtibba near Mussoorie, Garhwal

3 Days: Easy trek through scenic villages, fields, flowering shrubs, stay in Water Campsite

Starts from 6400

Experience grandeur on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas to the north-east of Mussoorie - Nag Tibba! This is a blissful peak located at an altitude of 3100 meters with magnificent scenic views of Mussoorie, Vikashnagar, the Banderpoonch Range and spurs created by the Yamuna River Valley.

This is a 3 day easy trek through little scenic villages, sheep and goats grazing on the hilltop, terraced farms, Bauhinia trees loaded with purple blossoms perfect for photography, locals working in the green pea and wheat fields and various flowering shrubs. The camping ground is a refreshing spot to unwind at. Observe various birds such as flameback woodpecker, blue cheeked bulbul, hill myna and lots more!
This is an eased out, beautiful trek ideal for those simply wish to soak in the essence of nature with refreshing and effortless walks.

Trip Highlight

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
  • Level: Easy
  • Total Distance: 21 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 3100m Nagtibba Top
  • Weather: The nights can be cold, day temperatures are
  • pleasant during the season
  • Restrictions: None
  • Getting From/To: Mussoorie is connected by road to Dehradoon and is a 90 minute drive.
  • Equipment: None for walking

Inclusions

  • Transport from Dehradun - Dehradun Experience Mountain Guide & Cook Camping Arrangement (Tents + Sleeping Bag + Camping Mattresses + Camping Stool/Chair + Mess Tents + First Aid) Meals: Lunch on Day 1 to lunch on day 3 Porter/Mule for Carrying Camping Equipment & Ration Forest Entry Service Tax

Exclusions

  • Insurance Porter mule charges for your personal bag Any service not mention above

Package Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Dehradun - Water Campsite
Nag tibba
  • Begin the day early from Dehradoon
  • Avoid the traffic towards Mussoorie and Kamptee falls
  • Mussoorie is 22kms from Dehradoon and Kamptee falls another 17kms further
  • The road continues downhill from here towards the Yamuna river bed and reaches the town of Nainbagh
  • One road continues towards yamunotri while take the narrower road which climbs uphill towards Pantwari village
  • This takes us behind the Mussoorie ridge and into shepherd territory
  • Gujjars with their domesticated sheep and goats are seen on hill tops
  • Terraced farms and hill slopes dotted with Bauhinia trees with their purple blossoms are a sight to photograph
  • These flowering trees are easily identified by their leaves which are in the shape of a camels' foot
  • After an hour later reach Pantwari village and begin our ascent to our camping site
  • With mules carrying our luggage one can enjoy the village setting and life
  • Women are seen working on the wheat and green pea fields
  • Men are mainly employed in government jobs in the plains or work as porters and guides
  • There is still no relation between education and jobs in the Himalayas
  • The education system of the plains is instructed to them which only take the youth further away from the hills
  • Our trekking trail rises beyond the farms and enters wild territory
  • Flowers and birds are plenty here
  • Most prominent flowers are white anemones (a flowering shrub) while among birds the jungle babbler, red vented bulbul, blue cheeked bulbul, hill myna, warblers and tits are common
  • reach our camping ground by evening to enjoy the sunset over the hill spurs
  • The camping ground is flush with mint leaves which can be mixed to form a delightful brew of mint tea or the kandali shrub can be washed and cooked to form a tasty saag
  • Day 2
  • Water Campsite - Nagtibba Top - Nagtibba Base Campsite
Nag tibba
  • Start the second day post breakfast and climb to the Nag Devta temple
  • It is an ill maintained temple premise with no pujari but the locals come here frequently to pay their obeisance
  • There is a vast open space near the temple which is often used as a grazing ground for sheep and goats
  • The Nag Tibba ridge rises further up and is another 2 hours hike ahead
  • There is a distinct change in vegetation from here
  • The forest become dense and is dominated by oaks and rhododendrons
  • The forest floor is also damp indicating the lack of sunlight reaching it
  • This is an ideal habitat for a variety for orchids (locally called kachanar) to grow
  • However with the pressure of grazing, lopping of oaks and trekking; this region is under anthropogenic pressure
  • A variety of birds like the niltava and flameback woodpecker are seen in the barks of oak trees
  • Follow the trail back to our campsite and after lunch head down to Nagtibba campsite
  • With the night and stars taking over one gets a feeling of being isolated and far from civilization
  • Day 3
  • Nagtibba Base - Pantwari - Dehradun
Nag tibba
  • Nagtibba campsite by post breakfast start walk down toward Pantwari and in the route we will stop for lunch
  • And after reaching pantwari will drive to Dehradun
  • Trip will end here

Date, Price & Misc.

  • Dep. Date from Pantwari
  • Oct : 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Nov : 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Dec : 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Jan : 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Feb : 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Mar : 3, 10, 17, 24

Instructions

Things to Carry

  • Waterproof Rucksack
  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat
  • Windproof Jacket
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/Jeans
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Torch
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries

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