Experiences

Full moon nights, home grown food and ‘togetherness’, under the wide skies, somewhere on the countryside. Picture: Jay Pandya



Star-lit nights, candle-lit houses. Who needs electricity and all that jazz? PC: Nitish Waila



Get indulged in the lives of locals and live your days and weeks like Himalayan natives. PC: Prerna Prasad



Throwback to the snow-covered and candle-lit chilly winter nights. Our cosy and warm, café cum green house. PC: Jay Pandya



Agriculture Experiences

Indulge in basic rural farming practices with your family and enjoy assisted cooking of what you plough.



Culinary Experiences

Get hands on experience of cooking some regional menus in expert guidance of our chef.



Adventure Tours

Explore the Jungles and quiet terrains to list a new trek in Our Farm Manager’s Trek Menu.

THE GOAT VILLAGE, NAG TIBBA


The Goat Village, NagTibba is a traditionally curated and crafted haven in the hills of Garhwal. At around 7700 ft, the cottages are cosy and beautifully done up by the local artisans. Only locally available material has been put to use keeping the spirit of Green People’s mission from diluting.

The site is the midpoint for a popular trek to Nagtibba. We serve local delicacies and rely on our Garhwali kitchen staff to bring together local flavours. All the produce used for cooking purposes is sourced locally.


Cottages

At The Goat Village Nag Tibba, we have a total of 10 cottages and condominiums built in more than 1000 years old architectural technique called ‘Koti Banal’, which is indigenous to Garhwal Himalayas. The neat Garhwali cottages are best suited for the travellers wishing to experience the local way of life. These cottages are designed to cover the basics and provide for an excellent living experience and a stay not only brings out the adventurer in you, but also ensures that we turn you into a Garhwali food connoisseur.

The place can comfortably accommodate up to 45 people and is suitable for solo travelers, families, kids, pets and different age-groups.



The space

Within the farm stay premises, we have two common/dining areas and a kitchen that gets lit up on renewable solar energy during the night. Rest of the space doesn't have electricity and gets lit up on candles and kerosene lamps in the evenings. For extra comfort, we do provide solar lamps during the nights. Hot water can be availed in buckets from a common, renewable resource.


Guest access

Eat the traditional indigenous stuff, milk the goats, read, get your hands dirty in the farming, go for some tranquil treks or simply do nothing and chill.


Guest interaction

We have a team of villagers trained in multiple dimensions of hospitality and management, agriculture and cattle rearing practices, and mountaineering from various reputed institutes. Our village managers are usually top end professionals volunteering their services as a Manager while on a self actualization or Tech-Detox sabbatical for 1 to 3 months, also doubling up as trainers for our staff and villagers around.

People living around are native Himalayan farmer, goatherd and shepherd families who migrate to the higher pastures during the months of summers and monsoons and practice agriculture as source of livelihood.


Getting around

Nag Tibba is a trekker’s delight. Though it is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie, it can easily be considered one of the best weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For those who want to walk in the forests, climb up to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies, the Nag Tibba trek is just perfect.

The Goat Village to Nag Tibba Summit (9915 ft) via Nag-Tibba Base (8530 ft)

  • Distance from The Goat Village: 4 Km to summit
  • Time: Around 3 hours to summit, plus 2 hours descent, depending up on one’s fitness level.

The route is mostly a gradual walk with a small section of steep ascent for 10 minutes in between.

Bhadring is the new offering for the travelers coming to The Goat Village, Nag Tibba. After an 11 kms (30 minutes) drive from Pantwari comes this isolated tranquil spot at Bhadri River, a tributary to Yamuna. This flat riverbed can seduce you for barefoot purposeless walking on long stretches it has to offer. Responsible camping and day picnics/luncheons can be arranged on the river-side using seasonal aquatic plants. This is hydrotherapy, reflexology and aqua-meditation – all bundled in one!

Click here for more details on how to reach & what to do.

Tariffs :

The accommodation is a mix of condominiums and cottages and following are the standard tariffs for TGV experience per night:

No of Pax TGV, Nagtibba TGV, Kanatal TGV, Dayara Bugyal
1 Pax 4250 Per Person 4000 Per Person 4000 Per Person
2 Pax 3250 Per Person 3000 Per Person 3000 Per Person
3-4 Pax 2750 Per Person 2500 Per Person 2500 Per Person
Shared Condominium 2250 Per Person 2000 Per Person 2000 Per Person

0-5years: Complimentary
6-12years: INR 1500 per person

Inclusion: Pre Planned Dining Experiences during B/Fast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner time,  accommodation, perennial/filtered drinking water and hot water in buckets (we don’t have electric geysers but buckets from a renewable source).

Excluding: 5% GST on final billing amount.
Non-veg meals:INR 250 per person per meal.


Travel assistance for pick & drop: As per actual cost.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund of the booking amount in case the cancellation is intimated seven days prior to the date of arrival. Provision for refund is not applicable for any cancellation within a week of arrival.


Travel assistance for pick & drop: As per actual cost.


Distance

  • Nearest Airport – 134 kms from Dehradun Airport + 2 km trek
  • Nearest Railway station – 99.7 Kms from Dehradun Railway Station + 2 km trek
  • Nearest Bus Stand – 25 kms from Nainbaagh + 2 km trek


TRAVEL OPTIONS:

1) Public Transport: If you're a budget traveller and looking for public transportation options, you may book yourself a seat with any of these local shared taxi drivers - Anand +91 9412179094 / Dangwal + 91 9456172822 / Mahabeer +91 8057777519. These taxis operate from Dehradun to Laser Gaun and back at 7 AM & 12 Noon, everyday. Cost - INR 150 from Dehradun to Pantwari per head + INR 600 per vehicle from Pantwari to Laser Gaun. From Laser Gaun, get on a 2 kilometer trek to reach The Goat Village.

2) Self-drive:
Via Mussoorie - Dehradun to Laser Gaun via Mussoorie is around 99 kilometers and roughly 3.5 hours. This is a faster route if you're travelling from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh. QUICK ROUTE - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Nainbagh - Pantwari - Laser Gaun. From Laser Gaun, a 2 kilometer trek to The Goat Village starts.

Via Vikas Nagar
Driving from Delhi NCR? Take ‘Delhi – Panipat – Karnal – Yamuna Nagar – Paonta Sahib – Vikas Nagar – Nain Bagh – Pantwari – Laser Gaon’ route. Roughly 7-8 hours (340 KMs).
Driving from Dehradun? Take ‘Dehradun – Selaqui – Vikas Nagar – Yamuna Bridge – Nain Bagh – Pantwari – Laser Gaon’ route. Roughly 3-4 hours (110 KMs). No, we still don’t recommend driving through Mussoorie. Because, jam-packed roads, de-tours and loads of traffic!

For more on driving directions, PFA - handy doc!

3) Private car to Laser Gaon and back: INR 3000-4000. We recommend local drivers since they know the roads well. Suggestions: Sanju +91 9456105985, Naresh +91 9410979625.

Road conditions: Roads till Pantwari are open throughout the year and in pretty good condition. In the monsoons or during heavy rains, traffic becomes slower and the journey might take a little extra time.

Pantwari to Laser Gaon is an adventurous and a little off-road drive though completely safe. From Laser Gaun, the 2.3 KMs trek to The Goat Village starts.


Route Map From Dehradun to Pantwari Via Mussorrie (3 h) & Vikas Nagar (4 h 1 min)


BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER:

With a pledge to protect the micro-cultures of the communities we work with and the environment around, practicing 'responsible tourism' becomes an important aspect of our hospitality, agricultural and tourism experiences. Hence, to confirm any reservation with us, please go through this document containing TGV Resident Guidelines, and send us a digital confirmation via email.


PACKING TIPS:

1) Clothing: April to Sept: Cottons with light woollens
Oct to March: Heavy woollens

2) For the 2 km trek, if you wish to hire a pony for yourself or to carry the luggage, please do let us know in advance. Local pony drivers charge around INR 500 per pony/mule, which could carry 100 Kg of luggage, sufficient enough for 6 people. Having these 'no-road destinations' is one of our commitments to help the local communities earn some easy revenues through us. However, we still advise you to carry light to walk like the Himalayan natives to reach TGV.

3) Carrying your own towels, soaps and other toiletries will help us avoid the wastage of gallons of water which goes into washing, and in minimizing the use of chemicals in the form of washing powder etc

4) We don't have electricity. Kitchen gets lit in the nights on solar panels and offers limited power for charging phones and other necessary equipment. Please carry a handy flash light/torch with extra batteries.

5) You’ll be amidst wilderness while hiking or exploring around. Do carry insect-repellent ointments, oils or creams to stay protected from seasonal bugs.

6) Trekking shoes, water bottles.

We look forward to having you with us in the lost lands of the Himalayas. Please write to thegoatvillages@gmail.com for any reservation related queries.



DISCLAIMER:
We are operating without electricity and we don't serve gourmet meals. We do provide candles and solar torches for your comfort though. We live and promote the philosophy of 'smart minimalism' and we are an 'absolute no', if you are seeking conventional hospitality.

We coexist with nature and these areas are prone to wild mammals, insects and snakes so one needs to be careful and one is responsible for one’s own safety.


Location/ Altitude:

Laser Gaon (5500 ft) to The Goat Village (7700 ft) – 1.5 Km. From Nainbagh main market, take a road going up on the right side (also known as Nag Tibba road). From here after a 25 km drive you reach Laser Gaon via Pantwari village, which is start point for the trek to reach The Goat Village. A lot of trekkers also start their trek from Pantwari to The Goat Village. Pantwari to TGV walking distance is however, 4 kms.


GPS Coordinates: 30°35′11″N 78°9′4″E

Contact Us


  • The Goat Village Nagtibba,
    Pantwadi Village, Nag Tibba, Garhwal 249186, India
  • Contact Number: +91-8476033336
  • For Reservations: bookings@grppl.in

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