Day 01: Dehradun – Pantwari (1100m) - Nagtibba Base (2600m) (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 be driven up to Pantwari village via Mussoorie, starting point of the trek. From Pantwari we will start our trek for Nagtibba base. 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 stay in tents.
Day 02: Nagtibba Base (2600m) - Nagtibba Top (3050m) - Nagtibba Base (2600m) – Pantwari (1100m) – Dehradun (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs) (Drive / 3 hrs )
Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a hot cuppa tea/coffee. After an early breakfast we will hike for about 2 kms to reach the Nagtibba top (3050 mts). From here we will enjoy the majestic views of the snow clad mountain ranges of Garhwal and Himachal. You will get to see the famous Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Neelkanth, Black peak and many more peaks from here. Return to the base camp for lunch. Post lunch start retracing your steps to Pantwari. From Pantwari, drive back to Dehradun.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Transport Options (Delhi – Dehradun – Delhi)
For travel to Dehradun and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in .
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dehradun that cost about Rs. 300-700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 7 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
As the season starts in March there can be snow along the trail which generally melts by the end of March. Days are going to be sunny and moderately warm (16-25 °C) throughout the summers while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 8-16 °C. In the monsoon months this area generally experiences rain but it is rarely of the torrential variety. In the upper reaches it just drizzles and that too not very occasionally. Temperatures around this time are almost like the previous months. We don’t run trips in the monsoon months. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Dec) the days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (14-22 °C) the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (6-14 °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
List of Essentials
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.
Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
Shirt / T - Shirts - 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
Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.
Duration: 2 Days
Season: Feb - Jun, Sep - Dec
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Day01: Dehradun – Pantwari (1100m) - Nagtibba Base (2600m) (Drive / 3 hrs) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day02: Nagtibba Base (2600m) - Nagtibba Top (3050m) - Nagtibba Base (2600m) – Pantwari (1100m) – Dehradun (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs) (Drive / 3 hrs )
Trek to Nag Tibba is probably the finest weekend trek in the country. The starting point of the trek and the finishing point are easily accessible and very close to Dehradun, which in turn is very well connected with other parts of the country. So close, yet one can reach an altitude of more than 3000 mts and hike in an absolutely remote region with almost no habitation. Another great attraction of Nagtibba trek would be the camping experience.
Nag Tibba trek route has beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations. Also this helps in customising the itinerary for people, basis the fitness levels. This trek is suitable for people of all age groups having reasonable fitness.
Nagtibba trek is a fairly moderate trek. 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 Nag Tibba Top you will have the whole place to 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.
This is a circular trek where the finish point is different from the start point and at no time there is an overlap of trail. On your way down you will go through a completely contrasting landscape of Nagtibba, having a dense mixed forest of oak, rhododendron, cider & pine. Adding beauty to the trek to Nag Tibba is the opportunity to visit a couple of quaint villages which are scenically situated amidst thick Deodar forests. Icing on the top would surely be the opportunity to dunk one's feet into a cold and inviting stream at the end of the trek.
Alike other treks, even for the Nag TibbaTrek - Namoh assists you with professionally qualified expert guides. Our guides will run a small course on climbing techniques to get you to know more about the sport and get comfortable with it.