Nag Tibba – An introduction to trekking and hills


If you are planning to go somewhere but don’t have any plan and have only weekends then this destination is perfect for you with your group. Nagtibba ( ‘Serpent’s Peak’), 3,022 meters (9,915 ft), is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division). Easy get way trek start from Pantwari village which is 90 KMs from Dehradun.
On the trek you will find yourself closest to nature, surrounded by beautiful forest, this has its own charm in summers as well as in winters. From the Nag Tibba Top, you will see 360 View of Swargarohini I, II, III (6,252 m), Bandarpoonch East, West (6316 m), Kedarnath Peak (6,940 m), Kalanag or Black peak (6,387 m), Changbang (6,864 m) and some Gangotri group of mountains.hence, it is an ideal weekend getaway destination for adventure lovers. It is a less discovered place comparatively and it is near to Mussorie, which makes it in the reach of all the nature lovers waiting for a break from their offices.  The dense and comely forest makes this trek more beautiful and meadows in between are the icing on the cake. After reaching the top, the view of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks standing tall almost all above 6000 meters and some Gangotri group of mountains is what makes you fall in love with nature all over again.

The beauty which gets covered in a short span of time along with the camping experience, bonfire, under the twinkling sky and the mesmerizingly dense and silent jungle will make you come back to relive the moments.

*This trek is highly recommended for beginners, as it will be an introduction to trekking for them

Trek is safe and pocket-friendly.

Day 1: Dehradun – Pantwaari (85 Km, 3 to 4 hours) – Nag Tibba Trek base camp (5 Km Trek)

Arrive Dehradun in the early morning as the vehicle will leave at 7 am (avoid taking Mussorie express if you are coming from Delhi as the arrival time is 8 am and it often gets delayed. Take Jan Shatabdi or Nanda Devi Express instead). It will take 3 to 4 hours to reach Pantwari, breakfast will be on the way. After reaching Pantwari start the trek to our base camp.

Day 2: Nag Tibba Trek top (3 Km) – Basecamp – Patwari (5 Km) – Dehradun (85 Km )

After having an early morning breakfast, start the Nag Tibba trek towards the Nag Tibba Top (3022 m). After reaching the top you will witness the enthralling view of the mighty snow-capped mountain ranges, you will witness peaks like Swargarohini I, II, III (6,252 m), Bandarpoonch East, West (6316 m), Kedarnath Peak (6,940 m), Kalanag or Black peak (6,387 m), Changbang (6,864 m) and some Gangotri group of mountains. After spending some time, start the descent towards the base camp where you will have your lunch. After lunch and 15 minutes rest again to start the final descent towards Pantwaari. Your vehicle to Dehradun will be waiting for you, board it and bid adieu with beautiful memories.

*You will reach Dehradun by 9 or 10 pm, hence please book or plan your travel accordingly.

Read carefully the following Terms & Conditions before registering for a trek:

  • The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at Wan to the end of the trek at Wan.
  • Offloading: Himlook anticipates members to carry their backpacks during the whole journey. However, due to any circumstances, if you wish to not carry your backpack, you can pay an additional charge and offload your pack.**We don’t allow partial offloading, hence please choose accordingly.
  • Offloading cost for the entire trek is 1,500/-. This charge may vary at the base camp. Offloading is a factor which is totally dependent on the availability of mules or porters; hence Himlook reserves all rights to refuse or accept it. The bags weigh cannot be more than 10 kg. Duffel bags, suitcases, day bags, strollers are not allowed for this service.
  • Emergency condition: Emergency situation may arise during any trek. If the condition doesn’t get stable and you are sent back then Himlook holds the responsibility of making arrangements back to the base or the nearest road head. We will send you with a member of our support team. It is not promised that he’ll be a trained person. Handling emergencies or evacuation is a difficult and time-consuming process in the mountains. Difficulty level increases with the seriousness of an emergency. It takes a lot of time to evacuate a sick person. Doctors don’t travel with a group and neither will you get one at base camp or road head (depends on a trek where the last road head–which is a base camp–is a big town or village). However, Himlook trek leaders are trained in handling emergencies in the mountains and administering first aid. But keep this in mind that they are not doctors. Opting/Booking this trek is an agreement/understanding that you are well aware and understand the risks and difficulties involved in the trekking at high altitudes.
  • You have also taken time to understand the different types of problems one may get on high altitudes and also educate yourself on how to handle these sicknesses, i.e., AMS, HAPE, and HACE.
  • Fitness: Considerable level of fitness is required during a high altitude Himalayan trek. You need to be in a good shape to opt for the same. Cardiovascular training plays an important role during these treks. Most important is that you need to be psychologically/mentally fit, strong and prepared. Your body must be in a shape to work average or above in less oxygen. We provide a fitness chart which helps you train for the trek. If you opt for this trek, we understand that you will undertake the aforesaid fitness program. Himlook reserves all the rights to reject members, at the base camp, not meeting the eligibility criteria.
  • Himlook will not take any responsibility for any kind of damage or loss of your equipment, gears or other personal belongings on the trek.
  • Smoking, drinking and consumption of any kind of drugs is strictly prohibited on a high altitude trek. Himlook reserves the right to cancel the participation right away if a member is found doing aforementioned anything.
  • Payment: We receive debit/credit cards and transfers through net banking. In only those cases where a small payment is received in advance to book the slot, wemight consider taking cash per the situation, however we prefer online transfers for the same. We don’t accept drafts or cheque.
  • Equipment: We will provide you the necessary equipment whenever the conditions require. However, after the issuance and till the return it is your responsibility to take care of the gears. Any wear and tear or loss will be borne by the person to whom gears were issued.

Safety Protocol:

  • We concentrate on the safety of our group members as a priority; hence we focus on the acclimatization. Most treks in the Himalayas gain higher altitudes quickly, there are several reasons as well attached to it, finding a good camp site is one of the main reasons apart from the terrain itself. During these scenarios/treks people may feel the effects of altitude sickness, in these cases trek leader holds the final decision whether to take you ahead or send you back. He will also make arrangements to send you at lower altitude. In this case no refund will be given.
  • Himlook’s staff and trek leader(s) regularly check the health of all the members. We regularly check pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation level and we have an AMS scorecard which helps in checking the overall health. If the vital readings are below the norms for that altitude, Himlook reserves the right to cancel the participation of the trekker to go further without any refund. Norms are available with Himlook trek leader.
  • All the treks take you through rough and rocky terrain. Some treks may take you through snowy terrains. Self assessment of your fitness level is as critical as important gears. You must be fit and confident to walk in the mountains. You must complete the journey within the appropriate time, both descents and ascents. Himlook holds the right to turn back any member if our trek leader believes that the member is unable to move ahead without additional assistance. In this scenario no refund will be provided.

Refund Policy

  • We have the right to cancel the departure if minimum group strength is not met.
  • Should you wish to customise the trip as per your preferred date, separate charges will apply.
  • If a trek gets cancelled at the last moment due to natural disaster/calamity or due to any  unforeseen circumstances (i.e., earthquake, heavy snowfall, rains, floods, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Himlook will provide a voucher of the amount recieved which can be used either for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. Himlook reserves the right to change expedition/trekking dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Himlook or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations will have to be borne by the traveler.
  • Himlook reserves the right to change the plan in case there is a danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary.
  • Final word of the trek leaders will have to be followed by all the members failing to which trek leader reserves the right to decline the individual as a trip member. In this scenario no refund will be given.
  • No show will be non-refundable.
  • If a trek gets cancelled after the commencement of trek due to any reason, no refund will be given.
  • Himlook reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason.
  • In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons by you, we must be notified of the same in writing at teamhimlook@himlook.com.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation request will not be taken or taken into consideration over the phone. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –
  2. Cancellations prior to 10 days from the commencement of the trek — full refund.
  3. Cancellations less than 10 days from the commencement of the trek — no refund.
  4. Bookings made between 10 days from the trek commencement date will not be liable for any refund. Eg: If a trek’s date is 11-9-17, anyone making booking between 1-9-17 and 10-9-17 will not be liable for any refund.

Rescheduling Policy:

  1. Prior 10 Days- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
  2. Less than 10 Days- No rescheduling allowed.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation (Guesthouse, Homestay, Camping).
  • Veg 3-time meal of Nutritious food.
  • Local & Professional guide to ensure the safety
  • Forest Fee/ Permits.
  • Basic First Aid
  • Government Taxes ( GST )

Exclusion:

  • Air/Train fare or any kind of conveyance charges till the commencement of the trek.
  • Evacuation charges and damage of any nature.
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • The tariff does not include barbeque, personal expenses like telephone, laundry etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Food is not included in case of hotel stay, only Hotel’s room rent.

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