|DURATION||2 Days, 1 Nights|
|BEST TIME||All Time|
|TEMPERATURE||25° Max/ 10° Min – Summers
18° Max/ -5° Min – Winters
Nag Tibba lies on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, North-East of Mussoorie. The peak is at an altitude of 3100 m. It offers spectacular views of Mussoorie, Vikasnagar, the Banderpoonch range and spurs created by the Yamuna river valley. Nag Tibba is a typical ridge peak on the Nag Tibba Range of the lower Himalayas. In fact, along with the Pir Punjal and Dhauladhar, the Nag Tibba range forms one of the 3 main ranges of the lower Himalayas.
There is a temple dedicated to Nag Devta and the range owes its name to this temple. Snakes have always held an important status in the Hindu religion.
Mussoorie is 22 km from Dehradun and Kempty falls another 17 km ahead. The road continues downhill from here towards the Yamuna river bed and reaches the town of Nainbagh. One road continues towards Yamunotri while we take the narrower road which climbs uphill towards Pantwari village. This takes us behind the Mussoorie ridge and into shepherd territory. Gujjars with their domesticated sheep and goats are seen on hill tops. Terraced farms and hill slopes dotted with Bauhinia trees with their purple blossoms are a sight to photograph.
We start the second day post breakfast and climb to the Nag Devta temple. It is an ill maintained temple premise with a pujari, who is present occasionally. The locals come here frequently to pay their obeisance. There is a vast open space near the temple which is often used as a grazing ground for sheep and goats. The Nag Tibba ridge rises further up and is another 1 hour of journey ahead. There is a distinct change in vegetation from here. The forests become dense and is dominated by oaks and rhododendrons. The forest floor is also damp indicating the lack of sunlight reaching it.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Food as per menu on the trek ,
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
- Forest Camping charges
- Safety Equipment ,Trek equipments : Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required) All necessary permits and entry fees
- Trek guide, cook, helpers, and mules for carrying common luggage
- Transportation if Specified in Itinerary,
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Meals during road Journeys
- Any king of Insurance
- Any expense of personal Nature
- Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
- Carriage of personal laggage during the trek
Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter) Couple of water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support) Torch (With extra batteries)
Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
Personal Medical kit (If you required)
Trek Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capri, Fitting Denims)
T-shirts – 3 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woolen)
Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woolen, 1 Waterproof)
Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woolen)
Warm Inner wears
Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
Slippers – 1 Nos.
PROTECT YOUR HEAD
UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woolen Cap)
Balaclava – 1 Nos
Frequently asked Questions
There are main questions when considering a trek in India (Himalayas). The first is where to go, and for this is important to check of maps of the destination (Location) and read up relevant books, pamphlets and brochure.
Secondly, you need to decide when to go / where to go. Climate and geography of the Himalaya mountain is very complex and it is no use setting your heart on trekking out of Himalayas.
Thirdly, Check out your budget. Decide what you afford and whether you intend to trek through a adventure travel company (Himalayas Griffon) or prefer to make your own arrangements.
Trek in Himalayas you will need to obtain one or more permits, depending on the area that you plan to visit. Special Trekking Permit for restricted/controlled areas (Forest Department).
Whether You’re going with trekking agency or alone, it is imperative to take some insurance covers against sickness, injury, loss of Bags and any tragedy with your life. most policies also cover the reimbursement of cancellations fees and other non recoverable expenses.
If you are forced to cancel your booking because of an accident or illness of a close family member then you must also seriously consider evacuation cover.