Nag Tibba or Serpent's Peak, standing at an elevation of 9,915 feet is your calling if you are seeking a quick rendezvous in the Himalayas! It is the highest peak in the lower Himalayan ranges of the Uttarakhand region.
Trek to Nag Tibba or the trek to the Serpent’s Peak is probably the finest weekend trek in the Uttarakhand. Though it is a relatively unknown trail near Missouri, it can be easily considered for beginners and always busy sounders. Nag Tibba trek route has beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations.
You start from Dehradun and drive to Pantwari village. The scenic drive mesmerizes you with the rich Himalayan landscape dotted with zigzag roads, lush flora, and pretty mountain villages. Queen of Hills, or Mussoorie spellbinds you with its beauty and Kempty Falls refresh you with their cascading exuberance en route Dehradun to Pantwari. Pantwari, a typical Garhwali mountain village is surrounded by a thicket of trees. It marks the beginning of the Nag Tibba Trek. Just before reaching Pantwari you come across “Goat Village”, a perfect tourist spot. A pleasant trek of 2 km from Pantwari village begins with the gradual ascent and journeys through a beautiful forest trail lined with pine, oak and rhododendron trees. It is an easy trek except for the last 15 minutes which takes you to a steep hike before bringing you to Nag Tibba Base camp. Encompassed by a beautiful forest with the rolling abyss in front, the campsite makes for the most picturesque stretch of land.
After feasting on a sumptuous breakfast, you are geared to traverse the 13-kilometre trek. The day needs to start early as you cover a lot of ground today. The initial 1.5 km trek is smooth and journeys through different forest trails. One hour into the trek and you come to the sacred Nag Devta Temple, located halfway to the summit. Nag Devta temple is rooted deep in Indian Mythology and beliefs. Here, you can offer prayers to the Serpent deity who is held in high esteem by the local villagers. They believe that the deity protects their cattle from snake bites. There is a small water body near the temple. The trail from the Nag Tibba Temple to the Nag Tibba Summit traverses through a dense forest. A steep climb brings you to the Nag Tibba Summit which is flanked by a Nag Tibba jhandi (flag). Every minute of this steep climb is worth it as you are treated to an absolutely magical panorama of Himalayan ranges from the summit. Click some memorable shots and soak in the beautiful ambiance before heading back to Nag Tibba base camp. After that having some rest in pantwari we will return to Dehradun.
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