Nag Tibba- 2-3 days trek in Himalayas

A trek in Himalayas that is open all year round? Yes! You heard it right. Nag tibba is the highest peak of the lesser Himalayas making its temperature quite bearable all year round. The trek to Nag Tibba starts from a tiny village called Pantwari. If you are travelling from Delhi to Nag tibba take an overnight bus/train till Dehradun. From there on, local buses and cabs are available. Here are a few reasons why we are in love with this trek:

1. One of the best treks for beginner

It is always nice to meet people who are adding trekking in their lifestyle. And Nag tibba trek is one of the best treks for beginners. Cutting through Pantwari and goat village, Nag tibba is a 10 km trek that helps in giving the boost to your trekking journey. Anyone with required physical fitness can summit the top. You just cannot go wrong with this choice.

2. Perfect for solo trekking

Are you not able to pull of your plans with your friends? Or are you someone who enjoys a bit of an alone time away from the world. Well, hear us! Nag tibba trek offers the best time to solo trekkers. The trek gives solo trekkers the space, the environment and the possibilities of pulling of a solo trek during any time of the year. There is signal available till the campsite connecting the trek to the mainland during emergencies. There are shepherds’ houses all along the way. So if you need any help, you can always find someone till the base camp.

3. Community building

A short trek but also quite popular. Nag tibba is a famous trek destination for many people. So, it is not surprising at all how well people bond over here. Under the stars, over dinner, while trekking and over conversations by the bonfire; Nag tibba can help you build your personal trekking community! We have seen so many friendships and memories weave in this place just within 2 days. Music, soup and cold weather brings every one together.

4. Weekend getaway

Are you someone who doesn’t get too many leave? Are you looking to run away from your city for just 3 days? Fret not, for Nag tibba won't take too much of your time. You can dedicate a night and two days to this place and get done! On the first day, we trek from Pantwari till the base camp via goat village. The next morning, we leave early from the base camp (post breakfast) and head towards the summit. On the way you are going to cross a temple and reach the summit within 3-4 hours. Spend some time at the summit and head back to Pantwari. We reach Dehradun by evening and leave for our respective homes.

5. View from the summit

Can the list ever end?! Not really, but here we finally talk about the spectacular views that this trek offers. On reaching the summit, you will find a Trishul laid between a circular arrangement of stones. Beyond that you will spot nothing but peaks. You can spot some of the mighty Himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand. Swargarohini, Banderpoonch, etc. are visible clearly most of the times. P.S: Do not forget to carry a binocular!

Here are 5 ways to make your trek to the summit easier:

1.Start exercising a week before your departure

It is always better, something which we 100% recommend, to start exercising a week before the trek begins. You can run, do a few core exercises daily or swim. Exercises prepare your muscles for the climb, making it easier later on. You can also climb stairs, which will prepare your knees beforehand to intake the strain.

2. Carry minimum amount of weight

A very novice mistake that people make; they carry a huge amount of weight. This does nothing but pulls the body down making it difficult for you to carry yourself and the weight. Do not carry excess baggage. A 3-day trek requires nothing more a jacket, two t-shirts and a pair of trekking trousers.

3. Eat healthy; avoid smoking and drinking

Eating healthy does not only help during the trek, but also during the longer run. We also do not recommend skipping meals while trekking. A proper meal during a trek makes a huge difference during the climb. If you do not like eating meals outside, you can carry healthy snacks like fruits, energy bars and other healthy products.

4. Carry your trekking essentials

If you do not have proper trekking ear, worry not. All you need for a small trek is good shoes and a warm jacket. Carry your essentials like your basic toiletries along with an extra footwear. We also recommend you to carry a small packet which can be used as a litter bag during the trek and while staying at the base camp.

5.Listen to your trek leaders

If you are tired, exhausted or in dire need of help, contact your leader immediately. Your guides have experience in such situations. We believe in helping our fellow trekkers have a safe journey throughout. Your safety comes above everything else. Follow the route specified by your leader and do not divert from the path. If you want to explore around, just consult your leader beforehand!

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