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Trips in which we Summit Himalayan peaks above 7000 ft in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand qualify as Summit Series.

 

 

Your Trip

 

The only thing better than spending a day in the Nag Tibba  is spending the whole weekend there! This weekend is full of great hikes with hard earned fantastic views and plenty of time to relax at our campsite. Get out of the city with two days in the woods and the chance to make new friends. Start your weekend with a morning drive through the Doon Valley and into the heart of the Queen of Hills.

 

Whether you're new to outdoors activities or looking to build on your skills, Trip The Himalaya invites you for a 3-day and 2-night trip to celebrate the growing community of nature and outdoors enthusiasts. Join us for an introduction to being in the outdoors and includes sessions on tent pitching, staying warm & dry, camp cleanliness, short hikes around forests for flora and fauna identification in the area. In addition, there are trail talks on the life of Jim Corbett, outdoor sessions on the geography of western Himalaya, environmental issues affecting the region and Tiger conservation, which is among the top wildlife concerns, globally.

 

 

What We Enjoy on this Trip

 

- Abundance of wildlife

- Lush Kharsu Oak, Cider & Rhododendron forest.

- Traversing the zigzag Himalayan ranges in this region

- The meadows of "Stagnant Ponds" full of wildflowers

- Quaint shepherd-villages amidst thick Deodar forests

- Camping under the stars at 9,000 feet.

- The dominating panorama of the Himalayan snow peaks

  • This was an amazing experience! And overcoming my fear of heights was the best part of it! From rocky walks to slippery ones, everything was perfect! Connecting with nature and knowing the real importance of it, makes me realise how careful we have to be at our every step. And I am very thankful that we had perfect people /teachers to guide us and making us believe in ourselves. Also segregating the waste sought me to help my surroundings clean. - Puallu Sharma (Student, Grade 10)

     

Nag Tibba Summit:9K.UK Summit Series

About Nag Tibba (aka. Serpent’s Peak) 

Nag Tibba also referred as "Serpent’s Peak" stands as one of the most famous and deceptive hill in the history of Mussoorie. It is a long and hard walk to the 3,045 m. / 9,990 ft summit. Nag Tibba trail is packed with history, physical challenges marks the beginning of the main Himalayan range in this region.

 

The dominating panorama of the Himalayan snow peaks of Garhwal offer views of some of the famous peaks from here like the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth and Black peak. You can enjoy the magnificent views of Gujjar or shepherds dotting the environs from the Nag Tibba Top. Local residents consider this peak to be the abode of ‘Nag Devta’ or snake god. ‘Tibba’ is a local word for hill or peak. This is a must do for eager hikers.

 

Nature & Wildlife (Nag Tibba region) 

Nag Tibba also hosts an abundance of wildlife,  Lush Kharsu Oak, wildflowers and Rhododendron forests. 

 

 

9K.UK Summit Series: Nag Tibba Summit (3D/2N)

A great attraction of this trip is the camping experience. There are beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations. Nag Tibba trekking is suitable for people of all age groups having reasonable fitness levels who seek adventure. This place is perfect for those who love to explore the Himalayan geography. Avid travelers, explorers, writers, paint/sketch artists, can excel their skill in the tranquil atmosphere of our campsite.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand Location & Surroundings Photo Gallery:

Nag Tibba Summit:9K.UK Summit Series

Welcome to Dehra Dun/ Mussoorie

 

After lunch, you will take a van to the road head Srikot (2.5 hrs.). A walk of about an hour will get you to a Camp-I beyond the village. Here you will settle in to your tents for your first night. Evening time is also reflection time where you will have the opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings about your experiences of being in the outdoors.

Nag Tibba Summit

 

This day’s walk is of 5-6 hours. The trail goes steadily uphill through thick forest to emerge on to a ‘saddle’ between the peak of Nag Tibba and a prominent hump on the ridge. This beautiful location is our Camp-II. The temple to the snake god is close to this campsite, as well as a ruined structure of a forest house.

 

Later, depending on how everyone is feeling, you will go to the top of Nag Tibba for the beautiful sunset. Witness the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, Gangotri and others.  – this is one option for reaching the top of the mountain. The other option is next day’s morning, or we do both.

Nag Tibba - Mussoorie

 

The early morning time will be used to go to the top of Nag Tibba for the sunrise views. We will then wind up the camp before heading back to the road-head. Losing altitude as you walk down will make the walk much easier and you will have more time to absorb the surroundings.

 

On your way down you will go through a completely contrasting landscape having a dense mixed forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Cider and Alpine. Adding to the beauty of the trek is the opportunity to visit a couple of quaint villages which are extremely scenically situated amidst thick Deodar forests. Icing on the top would surely be the opportunity to dunk one's feet into a cold and inviting stream at the end of the trek. A vehicle will pick you up at Srikot and drive you back to Mussoorie.

9K.UK Summit Series: Nag Tibba Summit (3D/2N)

A great attraction of this trip is the camping experience. There are beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations. Nag Tibba trekking is suitable for people of all age groups having reasonable fitness levels who seek adventure. This place is perfect for those who love to explore the Himalayan geography. Avid travelers, explorers, writers, paint/sketch artists, can excel their skill in the tranquil atmosphere of our campsite.

Rs. 5,550/- (Plus 5% GST) Per Person for 3 Day and 2-Nights camping trip.

This cost does Not Include train/air fare, local transport (cabs/coaches/etc), any unspecified meals, bottled water, or any other expenses not mentioned in the programme.

 

Note: Groups range from min 9 to 25 pax per batch. We limit people to small size group per batch in order to make the trip experience more effective. 

ACTIVITY: Trekking, Hiking, Camping & Instructions on Camplife, Knowledge on Outdoor Living Skills and Basic Principles of LNT© Ethics/ Campfire. 

 

ACCOMMODATION: Boarding and lodging in single/double/triple occupancy accommodation in Tents and Homestay with provision of clean toilet tents.

 

MEALS: A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Non-Veg menu can be provided on request. Refreshments will be served throughout. Provision of kitchen tents at both campsites.

 

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS and certified outdoors faculty.

 

SAFE-SECURE stay and transport during the trip

 

FOREST permits for hikes, and camping destination/park fees and Gratuities 

 

OUTDOOR GEAR: Backpack: Sturdy 60 ltrs (with a plastic or waterproof lining), Sleeping bag and a Sleeping pad, Trekking stick, Gaiters. If required, liners bags for sleeping bags & backpacks, cup, bowl & spoon, will be provided. 

 

CAMPING GEAR: High quality trekking equipments like Tents, stoves, fuel & fuel bottles, cooking utensils, rations, trail food, trowels, water purification, first aid kits, etc will be provided, depending on type of trip.

 

CONTENT: Nature/outdoor/adventure based knowledge sessions, films, music and literature.

 

BACKCOUNTRY EMERGENCY: Our instructors are certified by Aerie Backcountry in Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid. We also have Medical Support from Landour Community Hospital (LCH). 

 

 

Please Note: 

 

a). Personal Trekking Gear can also be provided on hire from our Outfitting Store in Mussoorie.

 

b). You are welcome to bring and use Your Own Gear as well.

 

c). All gear is Washed and Properly Checked before issue.

 

d). In case of Damage or Loss of any gear, the students/ explorers shall be liable to pay for the cost.

 

e). Some of the above mentioned gear may not be required for your chosen itinerary, therefore those items will not be issued to the students/ explorers.

3D/2N Pack List - Summit Series: Nag Tibba Summit :

Ideal Pack List to Trip the Himalaya:  

Mentioned below is a broad list of basic items we recommend all students/ explorers should carry. You can always create your own pack-list based on your personal needs and medical requirements. Also mentioned below are the inclusions of the trip. 

 

IDEALLY BRING: 

 

Sun hat: Cotton/Nylon

Sunglasses: Preferably with an Anchor

Sun protection Lotion 

Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 litre capacity. Please insure that they do not leak. Hydration pack (optional)

Wrist watch: Is a must for trips

Headlamp/ flashlight: Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work. Please bring extra batteries

Rain wear: Rain Poncho, Rain Pants & Rain Jackets

Toilet articles: Toothbrush, toothpaste, items of personal hygiene, etc

Pocket knife: Optional, fixed blade or locking preferred

Personal medications: If any, please also carry your doctor’s prescription and fill out our Medical History form. 

Lip balm/ chapstick or Moisturiser             

Camera/ Phone: Optional

Any other personal gear: Please note you will be carrying all your gear by yourself

Stationary: Notebook and pen/pencils 

 

IDEALLY WEAR: 

 

Comfortable and Athletic clothing (rain proof/ wind-proof)

Wool gloves: 1 Pair

Warm Jacket: 1 Jacket (woollen/ fleece)

Warm shirts & pants: 1 Pair (synthetic or waterproof track pants)

Thermal Inner-wear: Bottom & Top 

Hiking pants: 1 Pair

Hiking shirt preferably with a Long sleeve

Underwear: 3/4 Changes

Woollen/ Nylon socks: 2/3 Pairs

Hiking shoes: 1 Pair (High-ankle waterproof trekking shoes with good grip)

Slippers/ Sandals: For wearing in camp. Footwear should be closed toed. (No flip-flops)

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

Accommodation and other stay options in the area:

Deolsari Camp, at Forest Rest House (Mussoorie Forest Division)

Nature at FRH : Surrounded by beautiful Deodar, Rhododendron & Oak forests, camping facility, wildlife (leopard, barking deer, Sloth bear, Martin, Chir & Kalij pheasant), short treks, Nag Tibba (17kms), Ghudiappa view point (7kms).

Nag Tibba Summit:9K.UK Summit Series

Frequently asked questions by our clients on:

What Should I Wear? 

 

Hiking Boots:  A mid or high boot will protect you ankle from unnatural twists and sprain on uneven terrain. Tough, chiseled Vibram soles made for trail hiking will grab onto rock and slippery surfaces and will hold up against lots of abuse over time much better than regular running shoes or sneakers

 

Quick-dry or soft-shell outdoor pants: Jeans, which are made out of cotton, absorb humidity and water and stay very wet which, if the water or air is cold,  can lead to hypothermia. They also do not insulate as well as synthetic fiber pants do.

 

Waterproof outer layer of pants and jacket: A breathable but completely waterproof pants and jacket combo will ensure that your under layers stay dry from rain and release moisture from sweat.

 

Wool socks: Like jeans, cotton socks retain moisture and adjust to the temperature of the atmosphere while wool socks keep you warm and dry even in heavy rain or after stepping in a puddle.

 

You said that I have to wear hiking boots. What if I have sneakers that I love to hike in?

In the winter, we recommend wearing hiking boots because they will keep your feet warm and dry. In the summer, many of our trails can be hiked in sneakers if you’re confident in your ability. Be aware that sneakers do not have the same tread or ankle support as a hiking boot. Simply put, boots are safer.

I want to “bring a friend” but we want to sign up separately, how do we do this? 

You can each sign up for the trip via our website. Just select the “bring a bud” discount while registering, and enter your friends name in the “comments” box.

 

Can I pay a deposit to reserve my spot?

For our day trips you do need to pay in full to reserve your spot. For our multi-day trips you may be able to set up a custom payment plan. Please email us on hello@tripthehimalaya.com, Or call the us at 7300-686-293 & 7300-686-293 for options according to trip.

 

Does Trip The Himalaya offer a discount for students or teachers?

Yes, as of March 1, 2018, students and teachers are eligible to receive 10% off of TTH day trips. This discount applies to trips with availability as of 12:00 noon the day before the trip. To check availability or register, contact us at hello@tripthehimalaya.com. You must have a current student ID or school email address or proof that you are a teacher. You will need to show your student ID or proof of occupation to your guide on the day of the trip.

4 Seater cab rental option including tolls, insurance and fuel: Rs. 3500/- per vehicle, per day Or Rs. 1500/- per vehicle, One way. 

 

Transfers cost between Dehra Dun railway station to Mussoorie, one-way ranges between Rs. 1600/- to Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 6000/- for a 4 seater,  8-9 seater & 13 seater vehicle respectively. 

 

The passenger vans/mini-coaches we use, hold between to 13-18 pax. Mini bus holds 27 pax, SUV/MUV hold up to 7 pax and all smaller cabs up to 4 pax. We do not over load vehicles with even one extra passenger.  

 

We use Maruti Dzire, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, or similar vehicles.  The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.

 

No local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except for TTH staff where we require short transfers from between camps to the trek points. 

Are we going hiking even though it’s raining and windy? 

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

 

Will we still be going snowshoeing if there’s no snow in the forecast? 

If we schedule a snowshoeing trip, we make every effort to select a trail that has adequate snow for a great trip. If this is not possible we will change the trip to a winter hike.

Where do I go to the bathroom? 

The majority of the trails we hike on do not have established bathrooms. In short, nature is your bathroom.

 

The cabs got stuck in traffic! Something came up and I couldn’t make it! Can I get a trip credit? 

This one is going to sting. We would have loved to see you out on the trip with us, but if you can’t come we need at least one week’s advanced notice in order to be able to give you a trip credit. There are no exceptions.

 

Should I tip my guide? 

Our guides are the best you’ll find anywhere. If you had a great day with us, a tip is always appreciated.

I’m signing up by myself. Will there be other solo travellers on the trip?

One of the great reasons to go on our trips is you don’t have to depend on unreliable friends. Many people sign up solo and within minutes on the trip, find themselves making friends.

 

I have a child who loves the outdoors, can I bring him with? 

At this point, most of our public trips are for 18+ only. That being said, we can run private trips for any ages.

 

What type of person goes on a Trip the Himalaya programme?

Ages generally range from early twenties through fifties, though there are definitely people of all ages on our trips. We find that there’s a pretty even split between male and female on our trips. The common thread we find is an adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors.

Please Read our:

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

The client receives a confirmation via email within 24 hours of successful booking. The customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed. 

 

If Cancellations are made - 

 

30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as Cancellation fees. 

 

15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

 

0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

 

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.