As the adventurer that we are, going to recce the Nag Tibba trek trail is the easiest rank trek in Uttarakhand. It is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie, can be considered as the best weekend treks for someone with short span of holiday- staying around Delhi.
Nag Tibba trek ends at the Nag Tibba summit which is the highest peak of 9915 feet elevation, of the Garhwal Himalayas range. The trek takes you to the highly dense area full of the green flora and fauna. The enchanting view of Bandarpoonch peak, the Kedarnath peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, the beautiful Doon valley and the snow-capped peaks of Chanabang are the most noteworthy locations and views of the trekking to Nag Tibba.
The most interesting part towards trek to Nag Tibba is that you will reach the base of the range in an adventurous way, how! By a jeep, isn’t that exciting! Yeah. This makes it possible to do it over a weekend.
For whom Nag Tibba trek is meant to?
If you are eyeing for a peek into the world of Himalayan treks, then absolutely this is your trek. It shows you the entire way what a trek can be like, stretches a feel of camping in the mid of nowhere; taking you to a pinnacle with majestic views of the beauty blended with snow! It’s a perfect trek for the first timers, particularly those who dwell around Delhi.
Trek to Nag Tibba is classified in two categories; Easy – Moderate Trek. The very first day of the trek starts off from the track that keeps you switching between steep and steady ascent of moving. However, on the second trekking day is somehow longer as you will be covering 11 kilometres, incorporating the descent. A charismatic beauty of mountains is observed in between the months of January and February, but the time perfect for snow trekking, as the snowfall hits the trail making it beautiful and a fairy land.
Trek to Nag Tibba initiates from the small village of Pantwari, 90 kilometres away from the city of Dehradun. Reaching the beautiful hill station, Mussoorie – the queen of hills, you will see in front of it standing the mesmerizing Doon valley, the best view ever. Crossing Mussoorie, the roads can be less dry as the patches of snow or melted ice are the most common sight.
About half of the journey, the view of Kempty falls is a stopover, for clicking some snaps. As the view to such extend, will catch your attention instantly with its beauty.
The view of Yamuna Bridge on the way to trek Nag Tibba is another beauty to stop you, during the journey. You can’t help yourself appreciating the soothing and winding course of the trail, between the auras of the nature.
Loaded up with the camping equipment on the mule to start trek to the Nag Tibba; the way in arrears the village, up towards the rocky path to the hill and above. The road to trek will continue so one and so forth to reach Nag Tibba leaving and crossing the villages one by one. The gradual climb on the hill, encounters many villagers, carrying their livelihood, to their respective homes.
The astounding peaks of Dhauladhar ranges are visible from Nag Tibba trek route, as those are part of the Himalayas. The route has many water sources like lakes and streams, thus keeping you hydrated are not a big deal. As you go higher, serene beauty of the field will enthrall you with its fragrance. The trail of Nag Tibba trek becomes steeper and rocky as you go higher and higher, it doesn’t create any difficulty.
While of the trek to Nag Tibba you will encounter the earthly creature, the Mountain goats, busy with their gazing activity on the shrubs. The route looks lovely walking through the forests of oak, spreads a feeling of surrealistic. The patches of snow on the northern face of the mountain which had not melted yet, makes it look awesome.
Reaching Nag Tibba at the end of the day feels amazing. The sun setting views, the cool breeze and the wintry climate in the picturesque says it all. Another inordinate attraction of this trip is the camping experience. Camping in the top of the Nag Tibba is a dream come true feeling. The unexplainable beauty of the nature is clearly sighted in the corners of the Nag Tibba.
Grazing into the mountains and the bonfire on the campsite, along with the sun setting view in the mountains are like beauty wrapped in peace. There are attractive meadows and thick jungles along the path offering numerous scenic camping locations. Trek to Nag Tibba is appropriate for folks of all age and groups, having sound fitness levels, seek adventure to trek.
How to prepare for Nag Tibba trek?
Trek to Nag Tibba can be challenging during the season of winter, due to the presence of snow. On the next day, as you will be trekking close to 11 km that requires a good amount of endurance you need to hydrate yourself as chances of dehydration and muscle cramps are very common. It is advisable that you must start jogging about 2 weeks before the trek. Being in touch with the activities like cycling, swimming or any other cardio workout is very helpful at this time. To prepare your knees and thigh muscles for descent, whereas, workout is incomplete without stretching, so always recollect stretching earlier and after your workouts.
The panorama of the Himalayas snow peaked Nag Tibba trek offers magnificent view all over to the seeking travelers enjoying the trek. On the way down the contrasting landscape having a dense mixed forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Cider and Alpine trees will make the look more attractive, as you will see the shades of hues mixing with the nature’s beauty. Enjoy the splendid trek to Nag Tibba, it will not let you down instead will fill you with the happiest feeling for visiting such a heavenly place.