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- 3 Days 3 Nights
- Difficulty - Easy
- For 10+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Spring (Feb, March, April) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)
The Nag Tibba trek offers you a 100-degree view of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains which certainly is a sight to behold! Nag Tibba aka Serpent’s Peak is a part of one of the 3 ranges of the lower Himalayas. Located near Mussoorie, this place is perfect for a 2-day trek to refresh your mind and also fuel the wanderer in you.
The trail guides us through villages, dense forests, and meadows. Due to the easy access, this trek can be done by people who are absolutely new to trekking as well! The sunset after reaching the top is magical and is one of the best places to camp for the night. Nag Tibba is an all-season trek. The springs and summers are perfect to camp and also suitable in winter when you get to experience snowfall.
Leave Delhi at around 9:00 PM ( approx )
Reach Pantwari (approx 8:00 AM )
Trek from Pantwari (4,642 ft) to Nag Mandir (7,627 ft).
Rest at the campsite
Retire for the night in your cozy tents
Trek to Nagtibba Summit
Descend back to Nag Mandir for lunch
Reach back to Pantwari
Start your journey to Delhi.
Return to Delhi by 6:00 am(approx.) on Monday
Pack your bags and gather around at the specified spot in Delhi to start the journey with Plan The Unplanned. We will depart from here to reach the Pantwari Village the next morning
On reaching Pantwari Village around 8 AM, we will quickly freshen up and have our breakfast to fuel us for the enthralling journey we have ahead of us. Our first campsite is the Nag Mandir, a temple dedicated to the snake gods. Nag Mandir is at an altitude of 7,672 ft and the trek distance from Pantwari to Nag Mandir would be around 5.5kms. The trail takes us through a goat village and a dense forest filled with Rhododendron and meadows.
On reaching the Nag Mandir campsite, we go to the temple to pay our respects and then head over to our tents. Once you are done marveling at the scenic mountains ahead of you, we will gather together for dinner and a bonfire over which we share and hear stories of our fellow travelers. We then retire for the day in our respective tents.
Wake up before sunrise and watch the sky change colors as the day-light starts to fill the sky. We will start our journey to the Nag Tibba Summit resting at 9,915ft which is a steep climb of 3 km from the Nag Mandir. After 2-3 hours of trekking, you will be able to enjoy the view of certain Himalayan Peaks like the Trishul, Nanda Devi, Srikanth, Swaragarohini, Black peak, and a few more!
We will head back down to the Nag Mandir Campsite for lunch and then descend back to Pantwari Village! The downhill trek takes about 3 hours.
As we climb back down and reach Pantwari we would also almost come to the end of our journey. With new friends made, new memories created, fresh breath in our lungs we shall board the bus around 7 PM which will get us to Delhi by 6 AM.
Join us on the trek with PlanTheUnplanned to experience the magic of strangers becoming friends and create unforgettable memories.
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
- Transport Delhi to Delhi (Volvo bus / AC Bus / Tempo Traveller ). (Note: AC would not be operated on hills)
- Accommodation in tents multiple sharing ( 2/3 sharing )
- 4 Meals ( Day 1- Lunch and Dinner, Day 2- Breakfast and Lunch)
- Camping Essential (Sleeping bags, mattress, camps)
- Trip Leader
- Experience that you gain
- Any meals not included above
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
- Anything not included above
- Any Entry Fees
- Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Day backpack (20–30 Ltrs): You will leave your larger backpack at your intended stay because you will only need to carry a few essential items when you are on a local sightseeing tour.
- 1 pair of thermals: Thermals are clothing items that keep your body warm in cold weather. You must bring it with you when visiting cold climates.
- Outdoor Shoes: When travelling outside, especially in the mountains, you need to wear comfortable shoes. Instead of being heavy and bulky, they should be light and robust.
- Sandals or Floaters: A good pair of sandals or floaters will allow you to move easily while you are enjoying a leisurely day.
- 1 down jacket / main jacket: It's important to carry the right layers to prevent getting cold, so you should also carry an insulated jacket you can wear on top of your other clothing.
- 3 Quick Dry Tees: To ensure proper hygiene between stops, you must always have three or more pairs of quick dry tees on hand.
- 3 Pairs of Cotton Socks: You can always rely on a good pair of cotton socks while travelling because they are lightweight and incredibly comfortable to move around in. However, if they are wet, remember to change them and don't wear them.
- 1 Pair of Woolen Socks: Good woolen socks, particularly merino, are cozy, keep odors to a minimum, and offer enough insulation from the cold to be worn at night.
- 1 Poncho: A poncho is a more advanced version of a raincoat that completely protects you from the rain by covering both your body and your bag.
- Quicky Dry Towel: A towel that dries quickly will aid in maintaining good hygiene. The fabric needs to dry quickly because staying wet will only increase the likelihood of bacterial growth.
- Gloves: Insulated gloves aid in keeping your hands at the proper body temperature.
- Sanitizer: Make sure you always have hand sanitizer on hand to reduce the risk of infections and to maintain good hand hygiene.
- Sun Cap: On a hot day, a lightweight sun cap with side flaps is ideal for keeping your head cool and preventing sunburns.
- Lip balm: It's important to keep your lips moisturized because the chilly winds can cause them to become chapped.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): Cold cream and sunscreen are both necessary to prevent sunburns and chafing.
- Water bottle (1 litre): Staying hydrated is crucial when travelling. You must always have a water bottle on you that you can fill up with Himalayan water.
- Bag for all Your Toiletries: You should carry a zip lock bag with all your necessities, such as paper towels, toothpaste, sanitizers, and soap.
- Personal Basic Medical Kit: It is necessary to travel with a medical kit that contains bandages, Dettol, and medications for headaches, nausea, etc.
- People who wear glasses or sunglasses (Use photochromic glasses rather than contact lenses): When exposed to sunlight, photochromatic eyewear is intended to change into anti-glare sunglasses. They are effective for protecting the eyes, but one can also choose clip-on glasses, etc.
- Mobile charger or power bank: Even though most places have electricity, it's always a good idea to have one with you in case of an emergency.
- Documents: Identification documents such as a driver's licence and an Aadhar card.
- Extra Polythene: You can carry your clothing in polythene in case it gets wet or doesn't dry. However, be sure to take all of the plastic that you brought with you into the forest. Avoid leaving behind trash.
- Camera: This ought to be clear. to ensure you get to record all the memorable moments from your journey. Check to see if you have enough storage and extra batteries.
Akshardham Metro Station ( Tentative )
Q: I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
A: The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Q: Is it safe for Women/Girls?
A: Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.
Q: How do I avail discounts?
A: Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
Q: Would I be able to postpone to the future in case I do not attend the trek/trip on the day of departure?
A: We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever (family/health/work emergencies). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same
Q: How challenging is the Nag Tibba Trek?
A: With its low to moderate difficulty, even those with no prior trekking experience can try the Nag Tibba Trek. The first half of the two-part trip begins at Pantwari, a charming village in the Garhwal area, and ends at the base camp of Nag Tibba.
Q: What is the Best time to Visit Nag Tibba?
A: The summer months of April to June and the winter months of October to December are the ideal times to complete the Nag Tibba Trek. The best time to visit Nag Tibba is from January to March if you want to see snowfall or go snowshoeing, both of which are popular activities in Chopta.
Q: Will there be any mobile phone network on the trek?
A: To the base camp of the Nag Tibba, 6 kilometres from Pantwari. Up until Kathian Base Camp, you will have access to the networks of Airtel, Jio, Idea, and bsnl (7km. From Pantwari village).
Q: Are there restrooms or toilets on the trek?
A: On the trek, toilet tents will be available to you. Wet wipes are not biodegradable, therefore please do not use them. There won't be a bathroom available during the walk.
Q: Is there snowfall in Nag Tibba?
A: Except for the winter months, when it gets chilly and there is snow everywhere, Nag Tibba Trek has a temperate and pleasant temperature all year round. From January through March, snow covers the upper peaks. Strong nighttime winds frequently occur in the valley, especially during the summer.
Q: How to reach Nag Tibba?
A: A 10 km hike will take you to Nag Tibba from the base camps in Pantwari, which is 60 kilometres from Mussoorie. By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport. The distance between Mussoorie and the railway head is 60 kilometres. By Rail: The closest railroad junction is in Dehradun. 33 kilometres separate Mussoorie from the railway's starting point. By Road: Delhi to Mussoorie distance: Mussoorie is 285 kilometres away from Delhi. Between the two cities, there are buses and taxis. By Bus: There are no direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, so if one is coming from Delhi, they will need to board one for Dehradun. One can either take a taxi to Pantwari right away from Dehradun or they can first travel to Mussoorie, spend the night there, and then travel another 60 miles. The walk to reach Nag Tibba starts once you get in Pantwari.