Nag Tibba Trek A Perfect Weekend Trek


view of snow peaks from the Nag Tibba peak

View From The Nag Tibba Summit !


Nag Tibba is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas , north-east of Mussoorie. The peak is 3048 metres and it is believed to be the abode of ‘Nag Devta’ . Local villagers come to the top to offer their pujas (prayers) to Nag Devta (the snake God) for the protection of their cattle .This place is visited by trekkers & adventure enthusiasts for its scenic beauty and high elevation . Nag Tibba provides amazing views of Bandarpunchh peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the North, Doon Valley and the snow peaks of Chanabang . It is also known as Serpent’ s Peak which at an altitude of 9915 ft is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range of the Garhwal Himalayas.  

There are four trek routes for Nag Tibba peak . Here we give the details of the trek from Devalsari.The trek itinerary is as follows:

Getting to Devalsari : The trek to Nag Tibba starts from a small village Devalsari which is 45 km from Mussoorie and 80 km from Dehradun.From Delhi you can take an overnight bus to Mussoorie via Dehradun.From Mussoorie, Devalsari can be reached via Thatyur & Bansil .From Devalsari the trek to Nag Tibba is 10 kms.

a view of lush green village Thatyur

Thatyur – the beautiful village !

Day 1

The trek trail starts through the forest grasslands and zigzag paths , giving you breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar , Pir Panjal range and the Doon Valley below. About an hour’s trek (2.5 km), we reach a place called Oothad which is the beginning of the actual trek trail. This place has few houses where we can get our water bottles filled .Beyond Oothad , its a well trodden 2 hour trek (3.5 km) to Channi which is a small settlement of Gujjars who stay here to tend to their livestock. This place is our camp site for night halt .

view of mountains and forests

The Nag Tibba Trek !

Day 2

We start early in the morning as the trails enters a dense forest. It is a well defined trail that is covered with snow during January & February. An average trekker takes around 45 mins to 1 hour to reach the Nag Tibba Base which is a big clearing where the Nag Devta (the snake God) temple is situated.The last 1 km is steep through the dense forest. An average trekker takes about 1 hour 15 mins to reach the Nag Tibba summit. From the Nag Tibba summit trekkers get amazing views of the Bandarpunchh, Gangotri, Swargarohini & Kedarnath peak and the Doon Valley . After enjoying at the summit we head downwards through the same trail through Nag Tibba base, Channi, Oothad to reach Devalsari at 4:30 pm .

veiw of snow covered Nag Tibba Peak

Nag Tibba Summit in Winter !



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