Nag Tibba Trek | Uttarakhand – Best trek for beginners!

Are you a beginner wanting to start your trekking adventures? Here’s one trek we recommend! Nag Tibba is an all year round trek, known best for beginner’s. A 1N/2D trek, it is the perfect weekend trek. The trek is dotted with all the elements of Himalayas- raw village life, blossomed tress, untethered paths and everything else in between.

The highest altitude of the trek is 3100 m from where you can spot many ranges of Himalayas on one hand and the Mussoorie valley on the other. Nag Tibba peak owes its name to Nag Devta. On your way to the summit, you will also cross the Nag Temple.



How to reach

Nearest airport to Nag Tibba – Jolly grant Airport, Dehradun

Nearest railway station to Nag Tibba – Dehradun railway station

You can reach Pantwari (the starting point of the trek) in two ways:

      • Via Bus – which will take 4-5 hours
      • Via cab – which will take 3-4 hours



Where to Stay in Pantwari

There are home stays and guesthouses available in Pantwari all year round.

We recommend staying in Ramesh Sajwan Homestay and Bhandari Guesthouse.


Trek Itinerary

Day 1 – Dehradun to Pantwari to Kathian Basecamp

Day 2 – Basecamp to Nag Tibba Summit and back

Day 3 – Pantwari to Dehradun


Route in detail

Day 1 – Dehradun to Pantwari to Kathian Basecamp 

Distance- 90 km drive /  6 km trek

On day 1, we recommend leaving early from Dehradun in order to reach Pantwari on time. From Pantwari, a trail will lead you to Goat village. You can observe a variety of flora and fauna while hiking. Around the village you can spot trees like Pahadi Cherry Blossom and flowers like rhododendrons. After crossing the village, you’ll reach the Kathian Basecamp by sunset. The views from the camp are magnificent as you can see the sunset over the valley ahead of you! It is recommended to carry proper winter clothing during the winter months as snowfall can hit anytime.

GOAT Village

Day 2 – Basecamp to Nag Tibba Summit and back to Dehradun 

Distance- 14 km trek/ 90 km drive

The trek to basecamp starts early. We recommend leaving the site by 4 am to enjoy the sunrise at the summit. You will cross a Nag Devta temple on your way, from where the steep climb begins. On reaching the summit, you’ll be surrounded by a 360 degree view of the Himalayas! You can spot peaks like- Banderpoonch range, Nanda Devi, Swargarohini, Black Peak and Gangotri group of peak. After spending an hour or so at the summit, head back to the base camp, rest for a while and start trekking towards Pantwari. On reaching Pantwari by evening, you can either stay in a guesthouse or leave for Dehradun.

Nag Tibba

Best time to go to Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba is open all year round.

During the summer months, you can enjoy the mountain life in full bloom!

During the winter months, you can enjoy the snowfall, bonfire and hot chai!


Things to carry on the trek

    • It is important that you carry hand sanitizers and masks even on a trek.
    • Carry extra woollen socks, especially during the winter months.
    • Make sure you are carrying water resistant shoes during the winter months.
    • The trek to summit starts early, hence, we recommend carrying a head torch.
    • Toilet paper/Tissues.
    • Reusable water bottle to avoid participating in plastic pollution.


Things to Remember

    • Nag Tibba is a weekend trek hence it is recommended to carry only basic items. Carrying heavy articles can lead to more tiredness, especially while hiking on steep terrains.
    • Even though the trek seems to be short, it can get hectic if not prepped properly. We recommend working out regularly (for at least a week) before your departure date. 
    • During the winters the temperature drops drastically so do make sure to pack warm. We recommend carrying at least three layers- warmer, fleece and down jacket.


Also check out these Himalayan Trek Guides that we have shared on this website, and don’t forget to Pin this detailed guide about Nag Tibba Trek in Uttarakhand for future reference.

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