I read somewhere that “If you see Sunrise and Sunset daily, that means you are the luckiest person” and today after a very long interval of time I saw that exceptional view of the sunrise from the Nag Tibba. I was exhausted and starving but it was a very small cost for this beautiful portrait of nature. We were lying down on the grass, watching the clear blue sky, and enjoying the calmness of that place.
But, how we get here?
At morning 4:15, we reached Dehradun bus stand but before we think about our next step, rain welcomed us in Dehradun. I don’t know about you but I’m really fond of untimely rain and tea. And we head towards the tea stall. Sipping a cup of tea with watching drizzling and lots of silly talk with friends is always a wonderful time for me. After taking light snacks we were ready to move our next stop which was Pantwari village and luckily the rain was also stopped.
To get any public vehicle/transport for Pantwari you have to first visit Mussoorie station and from there you’ll get the transport for Pantwari. But we booked a taxi directly to Pantwari Village instead of going to Mussoorie->Naina Bagh village.
At 5:30 we head towards the Pantwari Village. It was a beautiful morning where sun yet not appeared, the breeze was flowing, which opens your sleepy eyes and introduced the freshness of this place. We left the Dehradun behind. Here the road was smooth and the window showing the changing colors of the landscape. One side with long pine trees and other side shows the yellowish fields where people are working.
By looking at the mesmerizing view, we didn’t realize the pace of time and approx 9 am we reached that place where the actual trek starts for Nag Tibba.
At 9:30 we start our trek and one of my friend leading us from the front because he visited there before and have a better idea about route rather than us. That’s why we didn’t hire a guide. But make sure if you are visiting for the first time then you should hire a guide.
Why I’m saying this?
Nag Tibba trek is 8-9 km long which is full of twists and turns, which go through the dense forest. Especially in winter when the whole area will be covered with a blanket of snow, then it is quite difficult to find out and be on the right path. And your one wrong step takes you to where nobody wanted to stuck which is full of wild creatures.
- Summer (April to June) – In summer season, Nag Tibba offers clear view of surrounding hills and mountains. The weather is pleasant in day but after evening temperature goes down so it is better to carry light woolen clothes.
- Monsoon (July, August, mid September) – In Monsoon season, you’ll find everything painted with the green color. Sometimes you’ll see trees are loaded with red wine color’s flowers which makes your trek more scenic. But rain can interrupt you during trek so don’t forget to carry rain coats and waterproof bags.
- Winter Season (December to February) – In Winters, you’ll find everything covered with white blanket of snow which enhances the charm of Nag Tibba and attract more tourists/trekkers.
Karan Singh Bisht