Day 01: DEHRADUN – PANTWARI (1100m) - NAG TIBBA BASE Drive/3 hrs & Trek/4-5 hrs
All group members to meet at Dehradun railway station at 7:00 a.m. and from here we will board a vehicle and driven up to Pantwari village, starting point of the trek. From Pantwari we will start our trek for NAG TIBBA BASE, a small patch of mint grass on the mountain. The trail today is reasonably steep and will take us about 4-5 hrs to cover it, moving at a leisurely pace. We will make a pit stop en route for lunch. Early evening we will arrive at the campsite. Post arrival we will set up a camp for the night. After a refreshing cup of tea/coffee we will explore the beautiful surroundings. In the night we will enjoy a sumptuous meal around a bonfire, under the star spangled sky. Overnight in the tents.
Day 02: NAGTIBBA BASE (2600m) – NAGTIBBA TOP (3050m) – NAG TIBBA BASE (2500m) Trek/3-4 hrs
Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a hot cuppa tea/coffee. After an early breakfast we will hike for about 3 hrs Approx. to reach the Nagtibba top (3050 mts), covered in thick snow. You will get to see the famous Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Neelkanth, Black peak and many more peaks from here. This day you will tackle 4 to 5 feet of snow and reach the top of the hill, depending on the time you are doing this trek. We will have picnic lunch here and spend the whole afternoon relaxing. After brief siesta and snow fights; we will hike another couple of hours to reach NAG TIBBA BASE. In the evening we will collect dry wood and get a small bonfire going. Enjoy your freshly prepared dinner and crash into your sleeping bags. Overnight in the tents.
Day 03: NAG TIBBA BASE CAMP (2600 m)– PANTWARI VILLAGE (1400m) – DEHRADUN Trek/5 hrs & Drive/ 3 hrs approximately
After breakfast, pack up the camp and start walking down towards Pantwari.. After reaching Pantwari, we board the vehicle and drive to Dehradun to catch the evening Shatabdi train or the late night train/volvo for New Delhi.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
It is very important for this adventure trip that you need to be equipped properly and with a bit of back up. Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
Raincoat / Poncho
Small light weight towel
Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Books, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
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Transport Options (Delhi – Manali/Aut – Delhi)
Aut is located 70kms before Manali on Chandigarh - Manali highway. For travel from Delhi to Manali & back, one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport. There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport. Train travel though not very popular is available to cover a certain distance. One can either take a train to Pathankot or Jogindernagar (narrow gauge). From both these places one will need to drive to Manali.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
This trek is organized in winters between end Dec & Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters are a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around 0 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -5 to 0 °C.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
Duration: 3 Days
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
This is a probably the finest weekend trek around Delhi and NCR if you want to experience snow and sub zero temperatures. The camping experience in the snow and walking up to the top of this mountain are the main attraction of this venture. There are beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations.
The climbing gradient while going up is moderate with a few steep patches in between making this trek suitable for all including enterprising and moderately adventurous families. At Nagtibba top you will have the whole place covered in thick sheet of snow, just for yourself with just an odd Gujjar/shepherd sharing the magnificent views with you. The panorama of the Himalayan snow peaks of Garhwal and Himachal region is sure to keep you busy with the camera. Some of the famous peaks that are visible from here include the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth and Black peak.