Nag Tibba trek is a wonderful trek to test your skills if you look up for your game and start trekking independently.
For mountaineers and explorers, the Himalayans are one of the best classrooms. The skills you acquire during walking are incredible. You don’t just learn to survive in the mountains, but you learn a lot about your teamwork and your inner strength threshold.
And if you are ready to take a trip without the help of an organized trek, and you have these special skills, let us get you ready.
Let me explain first of all why Nag Tibba?
This is a simple yet difficult trek: What do I mean by it now? The trail is not well marked, though it is easy. So it’s bound to challenge your way even as an easy trek. The base camp near Nag Mandir can easily be reached, but the trail runs from there through dense wood to the top. You will either have to rely on GPS to get there, or at least hire a local guide to ensure that you don’t get lost.
The sickness of the mountains: The whole trail is in the tree line and there are extremely low AMS possibilities. And the top of the trail is only about
Nearby towns: There are nearby villages, so you can leave the same day in any event of emergency.
And all you need to remember is here to make this trek alone.
Pick your route:
- Know the path from within: now your experience is there. For the next few days, you will be your own guide on a path that you don’t know. Good research. Do your research. Even when you hire a local guide, try and guide only if you feel that you are on the wrong road.
Depending on the time and weather, there are several routes that you can choose. The two best-known routes are:
Nag Tibba Pantwari to Pantwari (2-3 days)
Tibba to Auntar Pantwari to Nag (3 days)
We took the second route to avoid overlapping routes and it was perfectly happy. You get a completely different view from the first day of your journey to Auntar. The photographic journey links here to give you an insight into the landscape and the trail.
Depending on your starting point you will also need permissions from the Forest department in Pantwari or Auntar. Although no one really checks your permits, they could make you all right if the officials of the forest caught you without permits. So just get them for security.
In both villages, the names of forest agents are as follows:
Singh Rawat Rajendar (Pantwari)
Overcoming Gaud (Antar)
On the way to Nag Tibba, water sources are particularly important, especially because they are so scarce. Before heading out, everyone needs to bring at least 2 liters of water. From Pantwari, Katiyani, Nag Mandir, and Gughit, there are three major water sources.
Below is an image of the Katiyani Water Point, on the way from Pantwari to the base camp, right after the Goat Village Resort.
You have two water sources at Nag Mandir campsite, one is a Nag Mandir well, but sometimes the water is not clean. The second is within 200 meters of the wood. Follow the arrow displayed in the following image.
At this point, I do not have a picture from Nag Mandir Campsite to Auntare of the Ghujit water point that is the single water source in the summer. But I’m going to try and photograph Ghujit and update this blog post soon.
Nag Tibba may be made throughout the year at any time. The summer weather is between 8 and 25 grades (April – Sept). In winter the weather is between -5 and 15 grades (December to March). Before leaving and packaging, check for the weather conditions.
In order to cook your food, refresh and wash your meals, your campings must have a source of water close by. Katiyani, Nag Mandir and Ghujit are recommended campsites. Instead of the ridge or forests found in the track, it is also recommended to camp on the wilderness, because they tend to thunderstorms and lightning.
In your first-aid kit, what medicines to take?
Ensure that your children are compact but well equipped. Carry it all in small amounts, for a long journey, enough for you and your group.
- For cutting and wounding: antiseptic cotton, band-aids
- For the treatment of ailments: Norflox Tz, Paracetamol, for headaches/fevers, Combiflam, Chest and cold tablets (for minor flu), Volini pain reliefs, zandu balm, and ORS rehydration solution.
- For wounds and sprains: support of the knee/knee, crepe and triangular bandage (that can be used to create a sling in case of an injured arm).
Know your rescue options:
In your first aid kit, what medicines should you bring?
Make your first-aid child compact and well equipped. Carry everything in small amounts and for the duration of the trek, you and your group.
For cutting and injury: cotton, antiseptic cream, strap aids
In case of distress: Norflox Tz for relief from stomach upset, Paracetamol (for headaches), Combiflam, Cast and cold tablets (for minor flu), Volini pain relief, Zandu Balsam, and ORS for rehydration solution. For ailments:
For wounds and sprains: support for the knee, crepe bandage, and triangular bandage (that can be used to create a sling in case of an injured arm).
During the walk, you get to different points, mostly close to Nag Mandir, Nag Tibba Top and Ghujit close to Auntar. Both BSNL and Vodafone sims take this journey to a good extent.