Nag Tibba

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Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba is located in India
Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba
Location in northern India
Elevation 3,022 m (9,915 ft)
Location Uttarakhand, India
Range Garhwal Himalaya
Coordinates 30°35′11″N 78°9′4″E / 30.58639°N 78.15111°E / 30.58639; 78.15111Coordinates: 30°35′11″N 78°9′4″E / 30.58639°N 78.15111°E / 30.58639; 78.15111

Nag Tibba ('Serpent's Peak'), 3,022 metres (9,915 ft), is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division), and lends its name to the 'Nag Tibba Range', itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya. It is situated 16 km (9.9 mi) away from Landour cantonment, and around 57 km from Mussoorie in Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The 'Nag Tibba Range' is amongst three principal ranges of the Lesser Himalayas, which includes the Dhauladhar, and the Pir Panjal, which branched off from the Great Himalayas[1][2]


It is believed to be the abode of 'Nag Devta' or snake god, from which it borrows the first part of its name; 'Tibba' is a local word for hill or peak. Local villagers come here to offer their prayers to Nag Devta for the protection of their cattle. This place is frequented by trekkers and adventure lovers for its scenic beauty and elevation of 3048m. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant, making it an attractive place for camping.


The trek to Nag Tibba starts from Devalsari where one can stay in the Forest Guest House by obtaining permission from the Mussoorie Forest office. Another way to reach Nag Tibba is from Panthwari, although this route is complicated. Nag tibba is around 13 km from Devalsari and one can trek a further 3 km to Nag tibba top which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Overnight stay with camping gear is recommended for trekkers because there is no accommodation at the place. The nearest accommodation is Devalsari guest house. A day trek is the other option, but is very arduous. An important thing to note is that water is scarce along the route and is usually carried by the trekkers.

The trek through Nag Tibba Range, finds mention in the book Seven Years in Tibet, which chronicles the journey of mountaineers, Heinrich Harrer, Peter Aufschnaiter in May 1944, towards Tibet.


To reach Devalsari take a direct jeep. Alternatively, take any bus or jeep going down the Tehri Road and get off at Suwakholi (10 km east). The side-road to Thatyur starts here; take the first jeep going that way (21 km north).All eastbound buses/jeeps leave Mussoorie from the Community Hospital on Tehri Road.


  1. ^ Nag Tibba
  2. ^ Outlook (2005). Trekking holidays in India: 85 treks + 50 trekking options-Outlook traveller getaways. India: Outlook Pub. p. 196. ISBN 81-89449-00-1. 

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