The name of this mountain Nag Tibba has its historical relevance to the past. The mountain believed to be the house of Nag Devta or the Gods of Snakes and ‘Tibba’ is generally refers to the peak or the hill. Thus, together the word ‘Nag Tibba’ is referring as the House of Snake God.
Nag Tibba Trek popularly known as ‘Mountain of the Serpent’. It is located at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Region at the height of 3048 meters in the Uttarakhand State of India.
According to the believes of local resident, that if in case snake bites their cattle while they take them for grazing , during that time Nag Devta will rescue those cattle’s. As, a result these local residents visit the hill top and offers prayers to the Snake god at the temple there.
This Nag Tibba Trek starts from Pantwari village taking via Mussoorie hill station. From this village the distance of the Trek is at 8km toward its peak. While passing through this path trekkers have to walk through ancient forest lushes with oak and deodar trees. The trek will be a memory to capture for the nature lovers.
Nag Tibba Trek is also known as ‘Mountain of the Serpent’ or the abode of snakes. It is located at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Region at the height of 3048 meters in the Uttarakhand State of India.
Nag Tibba trekking route:
· Day 1: Delhi-Dehradun – Mussoorie
Take the first train from Delhi to Dehradun in morning, which will arrive Dehradun afternoon. Thereafter from Dehradun reach Mussoorie taking car or taxi, spot a hotel, and take time for some relaxing. At evening, venture the malls there. Then do dinner and stay there overnight.
· Day 2: Mussoorie- Pantwari- Nag Tibba
Next morning start drive from Pantwari in the morning after doing the breakfast. After that, start trekking towards Nag Tibba. After reaching Nag Tibba, stay there overnight.
· On Day 3: Nag Tibba
On 3rd day of the trek, complete your breakfast in the morning and pack your lunch there only. After doing the trekking whole day do lunch there only and then again trek back from Nag Tibba for dinner and stay their overnight.
· Day 4: Nag Tibba- Devalsari
On the next day trek down Devalsari village, covering 16kms, which will take time duration of 5-6hrs. Before starting the trek, pack your lunch. After reaching Devalsari do your dinner there and stay overnight.
· Day 5: Devalsari- Thatyur- Dehradun- Delhi
From Devalsari, travel 8km to reach Thatyur village. Thereafter from Thatyur start your journey for Dehradun taking drive by car or taxi. After arriving at Dehradun take taxi to railway station and catch train for reaching Delhi. The train will arrive Delhi by night.
What are the ways to reach Nag Tibba?
There are various ways to reach Nag Tibba. One can choose it as per their own preference.
· Through Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Mussoorie hill station located at distance of 60km from Mussoorie. Being located at such a height, still well connected with the metalled roads. From airport, take taxi to reach Mussoorie.
· Through Railway: Dehradun Railway station is the nearest railway station to Mussoorie at distance of 36 kms. From Delhi, there are two trains Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express that runs up to Dehradun on daily basis on specific times.
· Through Road: To reach Mussoorie by road both luxury and normal buses are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate at Delhi.
Best Time to visit Nag Tibba trek:
To visit Nag Tibba trek the best time is during month of summer, from April-June and during winter, from October-December. For those travelers want to experience, snowfall during trekking, in Chopta, the best month is from starting of January until March.
· During Summer: At the time of Summer Nag Tibba, the weather is pleasant and salubrious. The views of Himalayas are there to experience from distance only. The cool breeze blowing there provides comfort while trekking.
· During Monsoon: Having a cup of tea and enjoying the beauty of snow-capped mountains of Nag Tibba along with rainfall occurring all around is wonderful experience. However, due to rainfall, there might be landslides and blockage of roads may occur for hours, despite it will be all fun
· During Winter: Looking for a peaceful trip, having serenity then Nag Tibba Trek is the best option to visit during winter. During this time snowfall occurs, which is an incomparable vision than any other thing.
Mode of Accommodation:
Going to Nag Tibba, must remember the way to accommodate here is camping. Trekkers have to stay in the base camps at night. Carry your own equipments need for camping or collect it from the trek operators. There are few guesthouses available too at Devalsari and Pantwari. Whatever route you take for trekking, you can choose between these two places to stay at guesthouse as per your budget.
Nag Tibba also has one Forest Rest House at the place where base camp is located. One can also stay here by taking permission from the Mussoorie Forest Office. The forest building has four-way intersection- first at Pantwari, second at Taal and on Deolsari village, third on the way to Jhandi Top, and last one at Digon Thatch.
There is neither food stall available at Nag Tibba nor even any tea stall. Trekkers have to take their own food supply. If you are planning to go for trekking with your group, then it is advisable to take own cook who will prepare your meal for you at night camp. Also try to take some packed food along with you when you are going for the trek.