Nag Tibba Trek
For someone seeking to spend weekend with nature, Nag Tibba serves as fitting trekking destination, nestled in Garhwal Himalayas. It is an apt location away from hustle and bustle of fast-paced city lives. Nag Tibba, which is located at an altitude of 3022 metres above sea level, is the highest peak in lower Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Owing to that, Nag Tibba peak provides brilliant panoramic views of some of the highest peaks of Utaarakhand region. On a clear day, one can see Mt Nanda Devi, Mt Trishul, Mt DKD II, Bandarpunch range and many more.
An all-weather trek, it provides distinguishing experiences in different weather. In winters, presence of snow gives the entire trek a heavenly view. Same trek is surprisingly different during post monsoons, with fresh leaves and flowers giving a strikingly greener tint to entire area. One can spot varieties of wild mushrooms and flowers during August. It is also a relaxing trek during summers to get respite from scorching heat of lower altitudes.
|Pickup/Drop Point||Dehradun Railway Station|
|Departure Time||6:30 AM|
|Return Time||8:30 PM (Take a buffer time of an hour)|
|Trek Distance||Difficulty||Camp Location||Terrain Type||Max altitude|
|Day 1||7 kms||Easy||Kathain||Forest trail||2500 metres|
|Day 2||11 kms||Easy||Forest trail||3022 metres|
Dehradun to Pantwari by shared cabs (99 kms/ 3 hrs) and trek from Pantwari to Kathain (5 kms)
We arrange pickup from Dehradun railway station at 6:30 AM. Post pickup, we move in shared cabs towards Pantwari, which is starting point of the trek. Journey takes around 3-4 hours.
We halt at Nainbagh/Kempty for Breakfast (Not included in package). We reach Pantwari by 10:30 AM.
After trek lead provides a short briefing and introduction, we start trek by 11 AM. It is a gradual incline of 5 kms till Kathain campsite, which takes 4 hours approximately. Initial section of 2 kms provide open views and trail moves along the ridge. Along the way, we pass by small village huts. There is a water source at mid-point of the trek, just before we enter the forest area.
Post that, we enter forest of Rhododendron trees. It is well marked trail that takes us to Kathain, which is an open piece of land within the forest. One can also find rare species of mushrooms and some herbs especially during post monsoon season. Kathain campsite is at an altitude of around 2500 metres.
|Please note that if you reach late at Dehradun on Day 1, i.e. beyond buffer time of 1 hour, you will have to reach Pantwari on your own expenses. However, we will assist you fully in booking of cabs.|
11 kms trek Kathain- Nag Tibba Top – Pantwari (6-7 hours) and drive from Pantwari to Dehradun (3 hours)
Day starts with morning tea at 6:30 AM. Post that, if weather permits, our trek lead conducts a yoga/stretching session.
We will start the trek towards Nag Peak by 8 AM. Since we come back to same campsite by afternoon, we leave our rucksacks at the campsite. Instead, we carry small daypacks to carry some essentials like lunch, water bottle, raincoat etc. It is a total of 2 hours trek until the top, which takes around 1.5 hours. This day too, trail moves through forest. Although, it is a bit steep compared to previous day.
On a clear day, Nag Tibba peak which is located at an altitude of 3022 metres, provides panoramic views of some of the higher peaks of Uttarakhand region like Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul, Mt Gangotri and many more.
After spending an hour at the top, we head back to Kathain campsite.
After taking rucksacks, we start return journey towards Pantwari using same route as on previous day. We plan to reach Pantwari by 5 PM. After that, we move in shared cabs towards Dehradun. We plan to reach Dehradun by 8:30 PM, which marks the end of this 2-days journey.
|Please note that itinerary is subject to change owing to weather conditions. As safety of everyone is our primary concern, we will not take any decision that hampers the safety of an individual.|
- Rucksack (30-40 litres): Keep it light, keep only necessary items
- Daypack to carry water bottle and some eatables
- Trekking Shoes 1. It is advisable to have Trekking shoes as they prevent ankle twist and have much better grip than normal sports shoes. Trekking shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support. We would suggest investing in good quality waterproof trekking shoes. They can last for up to 12-13 treks. Please use new trekking shoes for 3-4 days prior to trek. If used directly on the trek, there are high chances of shoe bite which can be very irritating. 2. Purchase 1 size bigger than the normal that you wear. If you use shoe with size as 8, buy trekking shoes with size as 9 as while descending toes of the feet would touch the end which might cause feet to swell. So it’s better to have one size larger.
- Sandals/Slippers for walking around the campsite
- Trek pants (2 pairs)
- Full sleeve T-shirts (2 pairs including the one you are wearing)
- 1 Full sleeve woollens/fleece
- Thick Jacket (for winter season)
- Socks (2 pairs): 1 cotton (for trekking) and 1 woolen (used while sleeping)
- Gloves(1 pair for winter season)
- Woollen Cap/Balaclava(1 for winter season)
- Water Bottle.
- Sunglasses (must for winter season as snow reflects UV rays).
- Toiletries(Sunscreen – SPF 30+, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper/wet tissues).
- Headlamp/LED torch.
- Trekking Pole as it prevents joints from injury and provides a good grip while trekking.
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to ensure the clothes and other essentials remain dry in case of rain.
- 1 lunchbox and spoon for carrying packed lunch.
ORS/Electrolyte (3 packets – They help a lot when energy levels start to deplete and body is in need of Salt)
- Band Aid – 2 strips
- Paracetamol – 3 tablets
- Moov spray
- Avil 25 mg(in case of allergies) – 3 tablets
- Crocin (in case of fever)- 3 tablets
- Vomistop – 2 tablets
*These medicines are advised on basis of our experiences in mountains. Please consult your doctor/physician before taking any medicine.
- Photocopy and Original Govt id card
- Declaration and Disclaimer form(These would be shared over mail once a trekker registers with us)
• First Aid kits
• Meals (including snacks and soup) starting from Day 1 Lunch till Day 2 Lunch
• Tents on Twin sharing basis (Single occupancy also available at extra cost of Rs 500 per night
• Sleeping Bags with fleece linings
• Microspikes in case of hard ice
• Gaiters in case of deep snow
• Services of certified Trek Lead and Local Guides
• Meditation at sunrise
• Camping permissions and charges
• Bonfire if time and weather permits
• Fun activities if time and weather permits
• Any meals not mentioned above
• Guide/Support Staff Gratuity
• Any kind of personal/Accidental Insurance
• Any personal expenses
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Mule/Porter services for carrying personal belongings (This service is available at extra cost and can be selected while booking the trek)
Mules/Porter Service: Rs 500 per rucksack per day. If informed at base location or any other campsite, charges would be Rs 700 per rucksack per day
Raincoat/Poncho on rent: Rs 100 per raincoat/poncho for entire trek
Trekking Pole on rent: Rs 100 per trekking pole per day
*These services can be selected at the time of booking the trek
• For any cancellations 1 week prior to starting of trek, 70% of booking amount would be refunded
• For any cancellations 3-6 days prior to starting of trek, 50% of booking amount would be refunded
• For any cancellations 1-2 days prior to starting of trek, no amount would be refunded
Example, for a trek starting on 1st April,
• Any cancellations on or before 25th March, 70% of booking amount would be refunded
• Any cancellations between 26th-29th March (both dates inclusive), 50% of booking would be refunded
• Any cancellations on 30th and 31st March, no amount would be refunded
For any bookings made within 3-6 days before starting of the trek, only 50% of booking amount would be refunded on cancellations
For any bookings made on last 2 days before starting of the trek, no amount would be refunded on cancellations
We believe that to thoroughly enjoy the trek, basic fitness is necessary. These fitness tips will help in making your trek more enjoyable rather than an arduous activity.
For an easy trek like Nag Tibba, a basic level of physical fitness is necessary before start of the trek.
Training plan is divided into four categories Aerobic Fitness (Cardiovascular fitness), Anaerobic fitness (Strength and Resistance training), Flexibility training and Nutrition.
Cardiovascular fitness is the ability of the heart, blood cells and lungs to supply oxygen-rich blood to the working muscle tissues and the ability of the muscles to use oxygen to produce energy for movement.
We would suggest a daily jog of 3-4 kms on flat surface like in your nearby playground or street.
For beginners, do a daily 3 sets of10 bodyweight pushups, 3 sets 20 bodyweight squats, 3*30 seconds Plank Hold and 5*100 meter sprints (full power)
Take good amount of rest between sets
We would suggest daily stretch for about 15 minutes, it will not only make your trek easy and cramp free but also improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.
Few flexibility exercises you can do daily are:
· Runners Stretch, Standing side stretch, Seated back twists, Butterflies, Pigeon Pose, Cobra pose, mountain pose, Hamstring stretch series
· Stretch daily after your aerobic or anaerobic exercise sessions
· Never skip your breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of your day so have it lavishly and eat within an hour after you wake up
· Drink plenty of water, about 3-4 litres a day
· Avoid all junk, sugars
· Eat lots of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, good carbs and increase your protein intake
· Avoid eating heavy meals after sunset or eat at least 2 hours before you sleep
For more details like how to mix various components of fitness in your workouts and detailed article you can check the following url:
Happy Training 🙂