Nag Tibba Trek

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Nag Tibba (literally “Serpent’s Peak”) is the highest peak in the lower Himalayan region and the Nag Tibba Range. Situated at a high altitude of 9,915 ft. above sea level,  the Nag Tibba peak offers a breathtaking 360 degrees view of snow-covered mountain ranges such as Bandarpooch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, Gangotri and many others.

Nag Tibba is a 2-day trek and therefore it is a great option for those who are looking for a short weekend trip. The trek will take you through dense forests, clearings & ridges and offers a great opportunity for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers to unwind on a weekend.

This is one of the treks that remains open throughout the year and is very safe to visit due to its close proximity to Mussoorie in any season except monsoons because heavy causes the trail to become slippery.


Short Itinerary

Day 1

Dehradun to Pantwari Village & Trek to Camp 1

On the first day of the Nag Tibba trek, we will drive from Dehradun. The 4-hour drive will take you to Pantwari village and on the way, we will cross the famous Queen of Hills - Mussoorie & Campty Fall. You are expected to arrive at Pantwari Village by afternoon.

After having lunch and resting for a while at Pantwari Village, we will start trekking towards our campsite (7,630 ft.) for today, we will hike through a dense forest full of Rhododendron & Oak trees. After trekking for 4 Km we will reach our campsite for tonight.

foggy afternoon at nag tibba trek view from nag tibba top bandarpoonch as viewd from nag tibba

Day 2

Camp 1 to Nag Tibba Top & Return to Pantwari & Drive to Dehradun

We will be starting early in the morning as we have a long day ahead of us. After an early breakfast, we will start trekking towards Nag Tibba Top. The trail will once again enter the dense oak forest. If you are visiting during the winters, you will find the entire trail covered with thick snow which makes it a bit difficult to walk on. 

As we keep walking, we will reach the Nag Tibba Temple. From this point, the trail becomes a bit challenging until you reach the top. From the top, you will get a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Garwhal Himalayan range. You will be able to view the famous ice-capped ranges of Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kala Nag, Bandarpooch and many others.

We will spend some time on the peak and head back to the campsite. After having lunch we will walk down to Pantwari village and drive back to Dehradun.

group of trekkers enjoying sunshine at nag tibba evening camp at nag tibba base camp

Trekking Tips

  • This is one of the easiest and most rewarding treks and is highly recommended for beginners.
  • Don’t pack heavily for the trek, only carry necessary items and clothes (2-3 layers of light clothing)
  • The nearest ATM is at Mussoorie

Best Time to Visit Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba is a great weekend trek that can be visited in any season from summers to winters. It is generally not advised to go on this trek during the monsoon season because the trail gets slippery and prone to landslides. If you want to experience snow, the winter season is the best time to embark on this journey.

How difficult is Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba is an easy trek and is great for beginners, the trail is short and can be completed by beginner or experienced trekkers.

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What to Carry on Nag Tibba Trek

This is a brief list of things that you should carry on the trek to make the experience more memorable and much more comfortable - 

  • Woollen clothes like sweaters, thermals, pairs of gloves, caps, mufflers, socks.
  • Heavy and complete three to five clothing layers are minimal during Winter as the weather might get unpredictable. Light woollen is enough for summer trips.
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hiking shoes, Snow boots, sandals or slippers
  • Walking stick or a trekking pole
  • Accessories like sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen lotions, lip balm, headlamp, torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries: Sanitizer, tissues, liquid soaps, paste and toothbrush
  • Medicines: Diamox for altitude sickness, essential medicines for headache, stomach upset, and regular medication if you are taking any, band-aids, volini spray, and anything else.
  • Power bank
  • Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants
  • Identity card and photocopies.
  • Insulated water bottle
  • Woollen fleece jackets
  • Few poly bags to keep any wet clothes. 
  • Energy bars, biscuits, chocolates, dry fruits to munch, and ORS or Glucose to not drain energy.
  • Camera with extra memory cards, batteries, chargers.


Network & Connectivity

Good network connectivity is available until Pantwari village. Make sure to call your loved ones from here. Beyond this point the network availability is erratic and it's almost impossible to make any calls.


The last ATM is available at Pnatwari village, but it is advised to withdraw any required cash from Dehradun or Mussoorie.