The mountains are the most sought after places of refuge for life and seek refuge in nature. To achieve such peace, Nag Tibba seems to be the most attractive and appropriate place for weekends. The first name of the trip is “Nagg” which means ‘snake’ and the second name is “Tibba” which means ‘hill or peak’ in the local language of Garhwali.
According to an ancient mythological tale, Nag Tibba is actually the shrine of ‘Naag Devta’. You can often find locals who come to pray for the protection of their cattle. As the Nag Tibba trek is 9,915ft it is therefore one of the most popular destinations near Dehradun. This trip is also called the Serpent’s Trek and is unique in that it can also be done in the winter while most other trips are usually closed due to heavy snow.
How To Reach
By railways: The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun, a 36-mile [36 km] stretch. Although there are only two trains between Delhi and Dehradun daily, they depend on time. Dehradun Railway Station is 36 kilometers from Mussoorie.
By Airways: Jolly Grant Airport, 60 km from Mussoorie, is the nearest airport to the hill station Mussoorie. Despite its high altitude, the airport is easily accessible by steel roads. Taxis are also easily accessible from Mussoorie Airport to the city.
By Roadways: Mussoorie is well connected by a well-maintained and automotive highway. Both luxury and regular buses to Mussoorie can be found at the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi.
Activities To Enjoy in Nag Tibba
Photography: Nag Tibba proposes a multitude of opportunities for natural photography and astrophotography. The dark and clear sky and night are ready to capture the gorgeous star trails and some visual memories.
Camping: Camping and gazing at the star under the clear night sky with a huge fire near a cold lake is more than just the story of Nag Tibba. It offers a few amazing places where a group can pitch a tent and start a fire.
Places To Visit Nearby
1- Kempty Falls Mussoorie:
Kempty Falls, a beautiful picnic spot or lounge near Mussoorie 15 miles [15 km], was created by a British man over 150 years ago.
2- Kanatal Hill Station:
The lovely Kanatal mountain station is a wonderful place to hide for the weary of the weekend, located in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayas. Kanatal, surrounded by sun-drenched peaks and soft coniferous woods, has not yet been discovered. On the Mussoorie-Chamba route, a small Canadian hamlet is located at an altitude of 8,500 feet above sea level. Kanatal is a great winter refuge because of the snow, and it is a good place to camp.
3- Lal Tibba:
The highest point and most famous place in Mussoorie is Lal Tibba. Lal Tibba is located near Depot Hill in Landour and is famous among tourists and travelers for seeing the long trails of mountain peaks as well as sunsets and lovely sunrise.
Nainbagh is a beautiful mountain town in the Tehri region of Uttarakhand that marks the junction of three regions: Tehri, Uttarkashi, and Dehradun. The village of Pantwari, about seven miles [12 km] from Nag Tibba, serves as a tour camp for Nag Tibba. Nag Tibba Peak is 3,022 meters above sea level.
Best Time To Visit Nag Tibba
Although Nag Tibba tours can be made in all seasons, the best time for Nag Tibba tours is winter time when the trail is covered with snow.
1- Nag Tibba in Summers
Summer means the temperature will be perfect for hiking and the views can be fantastic. Summer season from April to June you will always find a refreshing breeze to comfort you. The dense forest cover provides ample shade, and you can also relax near natural water sources.
2- Nag Tibba in Monsoons
Although the monsoon may not sound like a good idea for hiking but during this season the whole region is getting a new life. You will find amazing views of Doon Valley. The monsoon season from July to October you will see greenery and unstoppable views. You can watch the heavy rain while you drink your coffee in the toilet. The monsoon season welcomes you in a muddy and slippery way and you will need to take many safety precautions and carry travel gear, shoes, and high-quality equipment.
3- Nag Tibba in Winter
Every 12 months a year the best time to visit Nag Tibba is from October to March. However Nag Tibba’s temperature will drop at night and you need to be very careful. The tranquility of the valley we offer you and the beautiful snowfall are truly worth it. Although winters are cold and temperatures are very low, the solitude and calm that Nag Tibba offers in winter are worth it. Carrying heavy fur coats becomes a necessity.
The Nag Tibba Trek for the winter season gives you a clear sky and you will be able to capture the thrilling views of Srikanth, Gangotri, Swargarohini, Bandarpunch and Kedarnath peaks. In line with that while camping on the edge of the forest, the hummingbirds and the delicious aroma of Rhododendron can give you company. Pack your comfortable and warm clothes when choosing the Nag Tibba Trek for the winter.
The best time to visit Nag Tibba is always the winter season, that is, between October and March because you get the most enjoyable snowfall.
Nag Tibba Trek Difficulty Level
The Nag Tibba tour is considered to be one of the easiest journeys for beginners because of its simple trail. As it is a beginner’s journey, you do not need any kind of special previous experience. Although it will be beneficial if you prepare yourself mentally and physically before embarking on this journey. Running exercise is recommended. However, if you need sturdy benches, check out the tips below to prepare yourself-
- You should run or run every 3 Kms daily for 30 minutes and,
- You should try to hold your breath for 20 seconds
Things to Carry
- Jacket with down feathers
- T-shirt or fleece track pants as a raincoat’s inner layer
- Socks additional pair
- Hiking/Trekking Shoes
- Rucksack with Woolen Cap
- Neck Warmers/Mufflers
- a spare set of clothes
- Battery Charger
- Lotion with SPF
- Tissue Roll Hand Sanitizer Torch Water Bottle
- Toiletries for Individuals
- Kit for First Aid
- During the winter, add extra thermal layers and a sweater.