Naag Tibba Trek

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  • Uttarakhand
  • 2 Days
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  • Easy Moderate
  • 9500 ft
  • 12 to 16°C
  • 6 to 10°C
  • Dehradun
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₹4,000.00
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The gladdest moment in human life, I think, is a departure into the unknown land. And you don’t always have to be wealthy to travel well.

meadows covered with thick sheet of snow Pic Credit : Aparna Rangar

If you are a travel enthusiast, and looking for an easy weekend up in the north of India, there is no place better than to trek the Nag Tibba.  The Nag Tibba Serpent’s peak lies in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 9500ft, it has always been a favorite stop for the trekking enthusiasts.

Pic Credit: Tanya Chaudhry

This trek is apt for someone who likes to overload on adrenaline and yearns to get lost into the wide green yonder of the Rhododendron forest. The peak provides a panoramic view of Bandar pooch peak, the Gangotri group peaks, Kedarnath peak in the North, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Chanabagh. Enjoy the magnificent views of Gujjar or shepherds dotting the environment from the top of Nag Tibba.

Traveling makes one modest and opens his mind for new ventures that he had never thought before. With a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, it is a treat to eyes as well as the soul. If you are into wanderlust and short of time, this place is perfect for you. The trek is for people of all the age groups having reasonable fitness who seek adventure.

Pic Credit: Tanya Chaudhry

It is preferable to take a four-wheel drive to reach the base of the trek. This is one of the most convenient ways.

Day 1: Dehradun to core Campsite (5 hr drive,  Discovery hike will going to arrange the transportation from Dehradun railway station at 6.30 am)

Day 2: Core campsite ( 7600 ft ) to Nag Tibba summit ( 9500 ft) and back to Dehradun

 

DAY 1: Reaching Panthwari and trekking to the base campsite.

Estimation time of completion:  5-6.5 Hrs.

Estimation distance of drive: 90 km

Tip: get ready to make memory

view of Himalayas from Top Pic credit: Aparna Rangar

The first step would be to reach Panthwari (4,500ft). It is a small and beautiful place in the Nag Tibba valley and takes about 5-6 hours of drive from Dehradun. After reaching Pantwari, we walk towards the campsite.

The path has different things to look out for including the Nag Devta Temple, shepherds’ huts and the goat hamlet which is quite famous locally for the varieties of goats and sheeps which are nourished by the villagers.

Beautiful view of Panthwari Pic Credit: Amit Rathore

We ascend on the manmade trail while guided by the goat boards with arrows on them to help us navigate. After an hour of steep zig-zag climbing, we will gain enough altitude to have a clear view of the Panthwari village.

Walking a few minutes further, we reach a resting point marked by a single tree.

Pic Credit: Suraj Singh Bisht

We halt here for a while to get some rest. Passing on the flattened trail for less than a half km, we will find a man-made water source where we fill up your bottles adequately.

Also, note that from the water source point begins the meadows with the rhododendrons. From here, you can locate the campsite further up towards your right to conclude for the day

 

DAY 2- Nag Tibba core campsite to Nag Tibba summit (9500ft) and back to Panthwari and a short drive to Dehradun.

Estimation time of completion:  3 Hrs.

Estimation distance of trek: 4 km to reach summit and 8 km from  Core campsite 1 to Panthwari

Tip: No water source carries 2 liters of water from the campsite

Pic Credit: Amit Rathore

We begin our hike early from the campsites we have a long journey ahead of us. The plan is to trek up to the peak from the Nag Tibba core base campsite and after experiencing the magnificent summit, we will again choose the same route to return to the core campsite and back to Panthwari.

Pic Credit: Tanya

We start from the rhododendron packed meadows towards the peak which can take anywhere between 40 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the snowfall and time of the year.

Pic Credit: Santosh

Nag Tibbasummit is bliss for the vision and godsend for people who have been looking for a weekend adventure. We enjoy the view of the peak and then trek back to the village from where we would be driving to Dehradun.

Hiking Shoes

Type: Depending on Terrain & the difficulty of the Trek, you will to choose the right kind of Grip & Sole for the Shoe. We recommend that you check for water-resistance & a deep yet flexible sole for the all factors that you will face

Importance: Your legs need to be well taken care of by the shoes over the course of the Trek. Different Terrains pose different threats & the right kind of shoe will make all the difference in the world.

 

Backpack

Type: This purely depends on the kind of Trek you are undertaking

  • Short Treks (1 – 3 Days) – 15litres to 20litres
  • Long Treks (3 – 10 Days) – 40 litres to 60 litres

Importance: Your Backpack is as important as your Shoe. Your entire journey will be with the Backpack full of your belongings and all the essentials you need. We recommend that you test the back and choose according to the Trek, your height & comfort it provides.

 

Daypack

Type: This is 10litres – 15litres Daypack Backpack you need to have with you for the Summit.

Importance: Your Daypack will be for those Summit days and shorter days when you just need your essentials with you.

 

Clothing

Padded Jacket – You will need 1 pair of the Jacket for Summer & Winter. Ensure that the jacket is wind-resistant & capable of keeping your warm up to -10 degrees

Fleece JacketYou will need 2 pairs of the Fleece Jacket. Make sure it’s Cotton or contains more Cotton.

Thermals – You will only require 1 pair of this in the Winter, Summer is optional. It should also be made primarily of Cotton. This will keep your warm during the nights when the temperature usually tends to drop.

Trek Pants – Exclusively meant for Trekking, you will need minimum 2 pairs of Trekking Pants with you always. Ensure it is made of Cotton & provides you maximum comfort to you and is durable.

Collared T-shirts – Carrying 2 – 3 pairs are normally recommended. The collar will help keeping the neck from being too exposed to the Sun and being Sun-burnt.

Sun Caps – At high Altitudes, the Sun might be harsh and direct exposure of your head to the sun is not something we would recommend. Carry Sun Caps in case these situations arise to keep your head cool.

Woolen Caps – The nights get very cold in the Mountains and you must protect your ears and head from the cold winds. Woolen caps are essentials during the nights to keep your ears and head warm.

Water-proof Gloves – You will need water-proof gloves as you move towards colder and wet parts of the Trek. Keep your hands clean & warm without getting them wet and most importantly to give you the grip and firmness you need.

 

Trek Accessories

  • Trekking Pole: The Trekking/Hiking Pole saves you almost 60% of your energy when you are climbing a steep slope during high altitude conditions. We make it mandate to carry a Trekking Pole with you for our Treks.
  • Head-lamp or Torch: A Head-Lamp is something we make mandate too for our Treks. Carrying this will help you see better in dark places. In case, you are unable to procure a Head-lamp then we suggest carrying a Torch.

 

Daily essentials

Toiletries: We recommend that you carry all your Toiletries essentials and all other cosmetic & personal requirements by yourself to avoid borrowing. (Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Lip-balm, Moisturizer, Face-wash, Other creams & essentials, Toilet roll, Sanitary Pads, etc.)

Bottles & Boxes: We recommend that you carry all your own Water Bottle, we suggest two 1litres bottles that you will need. And also, your own Boxes to eat the food we provide for both convenience and hygienic purposes.

 

 

Mandatory Documents to bring:

Carry these document mentioned below and hand them over to the trek leader at the base camp. You need to bring one copy of Disclaimer and one photocopy & Original copy of Government Photo ID.

You also need to bring the Medical certificate approval from the doctor that you are physically fit for high altitude point.

The following possible risk/ challenges many come across in the trek of NAG TIBBA.

Risk of slip/skid-

Nag Tibba is a easy trek with lists the patience of challenge facing trekker, it develops confidence, patience and planning strategy.

While trekking in winter season there is a possibility of slip/ skidding as the track is covered with snow especially in the month of winters and also in case of rain as weather is unpredictable in Himalayas.

 

Safety measure

The following measures are arranged by the Discovery Hike to overcome these problems.

There shall be a briefing session about the risk of slip/skidding under a trained person who will be your trek leader at the base camp and make the trekker aware about do’s and don’ts.

  • The Discovery Hike shall provide with crampons to the trekker for safety in winter trek. These crampons are especially design to have a better grip on snow trail and minimize the risk of skid up to 95%.
  • Trek leader shall accompany the team and shall aware to the team members about the situation.
  • While choosing your shoe the shoe should have a good grip

 

Risk related to AMS

There are chances of AMS at high altitude trek. On Nag Tibba trek as the altitude gradually changes from 7600 ft to 9500ft. There are no such cases of AMS are recorded at Nag Tibba trek.

 

Safety measure

Anticipating the above situation, there is a provision to start a course of DIAMOX from the day one as DIAMOX decreases the chances of AMS to a great extent

 

Risk related to blister, cuts and cramps:

Blisters cuts and cramps are very often occurring while we are walking or trekking on uneven trail.

 

Safety Measures:

If the trekker gets blister or cramp, should immediately inform the trek leader for its treatment who is accompanying with treatment kits.

To avoid blister it is suggested that to carry/wear proper trekking shoes that fit your foot well and shoes should be of breathable nature and good grip.

For legs cramps condition put cramps spray that is available with your and also with the trek leader.

 

Risk related to harsh weather conditions:

It is well known fact, that the weather condition at high altitude especially in Himalayan region is unpredictable, it many turn into worst condition.

 

Safety measures:                               

The trek leader shall decide whether proceed further or stay till suitable condition. if conditions remains harsh and the situation may diorite further, for safety measure team shall have to descend, though company has provision to provision to provide all weather tents to meet the weather challenges.

 

Risk related to communication:

On the trek of Nag Tibba the altitude raises from 7600 ft to 9500 ft the communication link gets weaker but it will work to some extent.

 

Safety measure:

To link ourselves to the rest of the world we have alternative way to maintain the communication to the different people with the help of wakie -takie. This will help us to communicate with different people at the different campsite.

 

Emergency/ immediate rescue

These are chances to become serine due to health reason or any other reason and the trekker is to be rescued immediately

 

Safety measure:

The situation becomes serious any point of time due to any reason, as due to AMS, Cramps , illness , breathing congestion and need to rescue to trekker. The team leader and trek staff will immediately movalise the resources (porters, mules) accompanying the team as well as a team which is standing by at different campsite will help to rescue the trekker. Airlift in acute situation will be arranged as soon as possible.

 

Risk of low level of oxygen level at higher altitude

It is natural and scientific fact that the oxygen level gets thin, thinner and thinnest as we proceed from low altitude to high, higher and highest altitude as a consequence of that we feel problem in breathing . There are no such cases of low oxygen level even at higher campsite in the past

 

Safety measure

If someone come across that situation and feels breathing problem and any other problem related to low quantity or low level of oxygen. The company have a full prove provision to cope up with such situation. The ample no of oxygen cylinders are with the trek leader, staff and accompanying person of the company. If any trekker feels problem due to less level of oxygen, he/she should immediately inform the trek leader or decent down to lower campsite for immediate remedy.

You enjoyable and purposeful trekking, your safety during entire course of trekking is our prime motto. Hand to hand your corporation in this regard is highly solicited. It is desirable to keep yourself away from away kind of objectionable sustenance’s. 

Trek fees = Rs. 4000 + 5% GST.

Inclusion-exclusion policy

Services Included

  1. Accommodation (guest house, home-stay, camping)
  2. All meals during trek
  3. Forest permits and allowance
  4. First aid medical kit and medical equipment (oxygen cylinder, BP machine and oximeter)
  5. Qualified and experienced trek leader services
  6. Qualified and experienced trek staff services (cook, porters, mules, and helper)
  7. Trekking equipment (crampons, stretcher, ice ax, rope, all-weather tents, sleeping bags etc)
   8Transportation is included in the trek fee

Services Excluded

  1. Food during transit
  2. Mules or porter carrying personal luggage
  3. First and last day stay at Dehradun
  4. Anything not mentioned under Services Included

 

Payment policy

Option1: The trek fee can be paid by making an online transfer.
Option 2: The trek fee can be paid via cheque /demand draft (Mail us on info@discoveryhike.com)

Note: If you choose Option 2, ignore the online registration procedure. Once you send us the email for the payment through cheque/demand draft, our team will get back to you immediately to help you through the complete payment process and respond to any of your queries.

 

Cancellation policy

The first step to cancel the trek is by emailing us on cancel@discoveryhike.com

If the trek is canceled due to natural reason like natural calamities, flood or other political reasons, Discovery Hike will issue a trek voucher that can be redeemed for the same or a different trek with a time frame of one year.

If you wish to cancel your trek due to your personal reasons then these are the parameters under cancellation policy

 

Prior to 7 days Full refund
Cancellation less than 7 days   No refund
   

 

Backpack offloading policy

If you can’t carry your own backpack and would require a porter for the whole trip then you will have to bear these charges.

If informed well in advance Rs.450 + 5% GST
Informed on the day of the trek day Rs.300 per day plus 5% GST

Note: (The last moment backpack offloading amount needs to be paid at the base camp to the trek leader)

 

Transportation policy

The transportation charges for the trek is included in trek fees.

On- Trek Policy

  1. If the participant is sent down due to safety reason by the trek leader the money will not be refunded to the participant.
  2. If the participant is expelled from the trek due to misbehavior, misconduct, threat or danger to another trekker the trek fee will not be refunded to the participant.
  3. If the participant is caught consuming alcohol & other objectionable substances, the participant is expelled from the trek with no refund.
  4. If the participant is not found fit during the course of the trek, he/she is legally bound not to be carried on the trek.
  5. The participant has to follow the instruction and guidelines set by Discovery Hike and submit the necessary documents to the trek leader at base camps.

NOTE: (Discovery hike has full rights to expel the participants during the trek if he/ she is not fit under the criteria set by us)

 

Fitness Policy

  1. If the participant is sent down or asked to return for safety reasons, the participant needs to abide by it.
  2. Discovery hike has employed experienced staffs, who can deal with the high altitude conditions with expertise, however they are not professional doctors.
  3. If any participant is asked to return or taken to the hospital due to a worsening medical condition, then he/she needs to bear the hospital and medical expenses

 

Non Liability:

Discovery hike is not responsible for your belongings if in case it is damaged or lost

 

Discovery Hike transport departs from Dehradun Railway station at 6.30am. You are expected to arrive and contact the driver before the departure from Dehradun station to ensure that there is no inconvenience caused for other trekkers

 

Delhi -> Dehradun -> Panthwari

For the Nag Tibba trek the common point to meet up is Dehradun. There is a vehicle arranged by Discovery Hike to take you further. The Dehradun station is well connected from different cities.

 Railway Options.

 

Delhi -> Dehradun

Train Name: Nandadevi Express
Train Number: 12205
Departure: Delhi at 2.45 PM
Arrival: Dehradun at 5.40 am

 

Delhi -> Dehradun
Train Name: Dehradun Express
Train Number: 12687
Departure: Delhi at 8.40 PM
Arrival: Dehradun at 4.45 am

 

 Bus Options

Delhi -> Dehradun

There are frequent busses that depart from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar Station.
It is recommended that you book your tickets in advance. Please do note that if you leave around 7 pm from Delhi you will reach Dehradun by 6am in the morning

you can also book online ticket from Red bus app

 Air Travel Options

You can also book flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant. The distance between Jolly Grant and Dehradun is approximately 25 kms.

 

Fitness Tips for the Mountains:

The Mountaineer Fitness Plan starts with training both the Mind & Body. It’s a physically grueling task to trek a mountain, but the mindset wins it all in the end and the body will come to the rescue. Persistence consists of 50% you Mind & 50% your Body.

We at Discovery Hike believe that with our Mantra of SSS, you get in the right shape of mind and body before you come to trek with us. Whether you are a Beginner or a Pro. An adult or a teenager you follow this regiment for 10 days prior to your Trek, it will provide you the desired results.

 

What is the SSS, you ask? It is:

Stamina

Strength

Stretch

 

Stamina – You will need to particularly enhance your current stamina to a fiercer one to undertake any Trek. You will need spare 30 – 45 Daily for this activity and increase it based on the Trek.

You will need to start with walking 4 km & more gradually. Effectively your goal will be to walk for 4+km a day.

Once you have successfully completed walking, turn this into running/jogging for the same distance. Effectively your goal will be to run 4+ km a day

 

Strength – Working on Stamina is just restricted to your running. Strength is working on various parts of your body to compliment your Stamina. Upper Back, Lower Back, Core, Legs, Arms & more.

Upper Body – You will need to do Push-ups after you have done with your running exercise. You will need to make it 5 – 10 push-ups a day. Repeat the same in sets of 3 daily. Effectively your goal will be to reach 15 – 30 push-ups daily.

Lower Back – Perform a Plank starting with 30 seconds a Day. Add 10 – 15 seconds more daily to improve the strength you add to you core. Effectively your goal will be to perform a Plank for 3 – 5 minutes.

Arms – You can do lights lifts in the Gym. If not the gym, you can use a heavy book or object & move it towards your shoulder without losing form & repeat the same for both arms for about 30 times in sets of 3. Effectively your goal will be to perform 100 lifts in each arm.

Legs – You will have to start with squats of 5 – 10 in sets of 3. Alternatively, you can also do Wall sits-up of 5 – 10 in sets of 3. Effectively your goal will be to perform 15 – 30 squats/sit-ups.

Core – You will need start with crunches of 5 – 10 in sets of 3 and keep adding more towards by the day. This will build not just the core but your Lower back & Stamina too. Effectively your goal will be to reach 30 – 50 squats in a day.

 

Stretch – Probably the most neglected but the most crucial part of the exercise Stretching. This will enable all your muscles to stay intact & be activated rather than cramping. It will improve your performance in all activities you undertake. decrease your risk of injuries, help in your joints movements & enable your muscles to work at their best.

Shoulder stretches

Wrist stretches

Hamstring stretches

Calf stretches

 

Mental Health – The other 50% of your Training comes from Mental Wellness. This will surely help you when you are faced against the harness of nature to give you the strength required to overcome obstacles of any kind. The best mind that can achieve this is a calm mind. We recommend that you partake in Yoga for some Mental Rest & Relaxation.

 

Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation

Soak in a warm bath

Listen to soothing music

Practice mindful meditation

Sleep early and Rise Early

 

Hope the above suggestions proved to be useless. These are merely guidelines to be in the right shape of Mental & Physical state. If you are already following a regiment that is suitable to your body, we suggest that you continue. This is for Beginners and Start-up kit for those who are about to undertake the Trek with us.

 

BMI CUTOFF

BMI for different trek grade conditions are different. If anyone above the cutoff will be considered as overweight and not be allowed to trek with us.

BMI cut off for high altitude trek

1. BMI For easy trek Not above 29
2. BMI for moderate trek Not above 28
3. BMI for difficult trek Not above 27

 

BP CUT OFF

BP cut off is different for different altitude. If BP is above our cutoff the trekker need to Decent down as soon as possible to the core base. Higher reading is dangerous.

BP cut off for high altitude trek

1. Systolic reading Not more than 160
2. Diastolic reading Not more than 100

 

 

We shall see you soon

– Discovery Hike Team

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