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Nag Tibba Trek Journal (Part 1) In and Around Pantwari village

Pantwari is often viewed as the road head to Nag Tibba Trek. Yet, if you spend some time exploring this village you will find that there’s a lot more beauty, hospitality and legend to this place than you might have imagined. Explore more of this place and people with me.

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Nag Tibba Trek – Prologue

This March I spent a week at Nag Tibba. Often camping and staying with Gaddis or goatherds that flock to its slopes, seeking fodder for their livestock. Gaddis have wandered the Himalaya for generations and no-one understands the topography and geography better than these nomadic people. Living with these shepherds, I discovered that there is more to Nag Tibba than meets the eye at first glance or what a fixed schedule trekking tour would have you believe.

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George Everest House to Tibetan Hill – The Garhwal Himalaya view trail

This short 1-kilometre walk brings you to not one, but two viewpoints over the Garhwal Himalayas and the Doon valley. If you thought Lal Tibba near Mussoorie has the best Himalayan views you’ve probably never been here at sunrise. The Greater Himalayan peaks are best seen from sunup to noon, especially on a clear day after rains. If you are in Mussoorie especially after a rain shower, you owe it to yourself to walk to this knoll at sunrise.

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Lal Tibba to Kolti village trek – The Buransh Trail

The Northern slopes of Landour are blessed with immense biodiversity and hundreds of Buransh trees. If you’re lucky like I am to walk the Kolti trail during the blooming season i.e. March and April you will be walking on a red carpet made up of buransh petals.

This is a child-friendly trail and there are no drops or tricky sections. Yet, the trail is relentless and steep with an average grade of 17.9% and this will test your legs if you’re not used to walking.

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Landour Clock Tower to Mossy Fall – The rejuvenation walk

Mossy fall is a natural waterfall followed by a few manmade drops near Barlowganj (Mussoorie). There are many routes that can get you from Landour to Barlowganj. The route that we post here, is not the shortest but we belive it’s the most scenic.

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