For tourists visiting Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand in India, Nag Tibba trek is the nearest trek route available. It is accessible easily from Delhi and covers an area of approximately 28 kilometers altogether. The name is derved from the snake god “Nag Devta” and the word tibba which is local word for hill or peak. The local villagers come to Nag Tibba to worship for the protection of their cattle.
At an altitude of 9915 feet, Nag Tibba trek is one of the most visited trekking routes near Mussourie in Uttarakhand. Far away from the maddening noise and crowd of the city, people who want to relax visit this place for the abundance of nature, the forests and the wilderness and the panoramic views of the Himalayas. The Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Doonvalley, Kedarnath peak in the north and the snow peaks of Chanabang are the Himalayan peaks that can be viewed from the Nag tibba trekking expedition.
The Nag Tibba trek has primarily four routes. One of them is most recommended but trekking tours for others are also arranged on demand. First, the Pantwari, at an altitude of 4590 feet serves as the starting point and can easily be accessed through Mussourie. Pantwari to Lasser village and then a 5 Km trek to Nag Tibba base and a further 3 Km to the top comprises the trekking in this route. Aunter Village at an altitude of 5470 feet is 14 Km from the Nag Tibba base and is another option for Nag Tibba trek.
The best time of the year for trekking here is from March to June. The temperature at this time ranges between 9 and 20 degrees Celsius. July to September forms the monsoon and is filled with rainy days towards which the temperature starts dipping.