- Trip Outline
- Tour Map
This beautiful trip will take you to the heartland of Nagaland which holds in its fold some of the most amazing sights and mesmerising experiences.
Dzukou Valley is known as one of the most charming valleys of Nagaland. It is considered to be the best area for purpose of trekking. Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak trek takes you to a wonderful trekking spot which is easy to moderate in level. Situated at an altitude of 2140 m behind the Japfu Ranges, this place is also known as “The Valley of Flower” of North East. The serpentine stream shaped like the curves of Venus flows through Dzukou becomes frozen during winter. Japfu peak (3000 m) is the highest peak in Kohima district.
Arrival in Dimapur - KhonomaWelcome at the airport and drive to Khonoma. Night in hotel/homestay.
Khonoma - SeikhakieThe day starts with an in depth exploration of Khonoma, the first Green Village of the country. While touring the entire place, you will check out the local women weaving fine shawls in different colours as well as designs. Spear making art and cane basket craft can also be seen as an activity among the men of the village. You might meet National Winners in cane basket making here at the village itself. A visit to Morung is also possible. It is supposed to be a ceremonial gate according to the locals from where the history and culture of the place is passed on to the coming generations. There are some forts to cover as well. This is followed by a picnic lunch and then a short trek to Seikhakie base camp. Later in the evening enjoy a camp-fire at the camp.
Seikhakie - DzukouKick-start the third day of the trip with some action packed trekking. Post breakfast, you will start trekking to Dzukou. Lunch will be served on reaching Dzukou valley after which, you have the evening at leisure to explore the stunning valley; enjoy the beauty of its lush green landscape and meandering streams. Night in tent.
Dzukou ValleyFull day exploration of the Valley. Enjoy picnic lunch in the far end of valley. Return to Trekkers Hut for overnight stay.
Dzukou - DzulekeAfter breakfast, trek to Dzulekei Village with packed lunch. Once there, you will be given a traditional welcome at a Morung by the locals. Explore the village and spend some leisurely time there. Night in homestay.
Dzuleke - BenreuAfter breakfast, you will be driven to the Benreu Village where you can visit the mystical Dzulekecie River and visit some locals at the Tepuki River. You can also partake in the traditional fishing and enjoy a quiet little picnic lunch with your own catch by the river side. You can spend some leisurely time here and walk around and explore the village to understand more about the tradition and culture of the locals. Enjoy a sip of the local wine. Night in cottage.
Benreu - Mt Pauna - BenreuTrek to Mt Pauna, third highest mountain in Nagaland. This mountain is also known as a Nature Museum because of its abundant wildlife and medicinal plants. Here you will break for lunch and enjoy your at Mt Pauna while enjoying the scenic view. After this we trek back to the Benreu village where you will stay overnight after a day of sightseeing and exploration.
Benreu - KohimaRoad to Kohima. On your way, stop at the Pelekei Village, where you will witness the traditional salt preparation method. A well deserved hot shower is waiting for you in Kohima. Night in hotel.
Kohima - KiphireLong drive to Kiphire, dotted with scenic villages like Pungro, Salumi and Mimi. Amongst which, Mimi and Salumi are believed to be virgin lands. These villages house a number of caves and waterfalls. Night in Tourist Lodge.
Kiphire - PungroMorning visit Kiphire village and different tribal houses around Kiphire. Later drive to Pungro. Pongru is the base for trekking to Saramati Peak. Night in tent.
Pungro - Thanamir - Water PointDrive to Salumi which is famous for its Natural Caves. It is also base for excursion to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary. Enroute visit Sangtam Naga villages. Night in camp.
Water Point - Mt Saramati - Water PointFull day trek to Mt. Saramati peak (3840 m). The trek to peak is moderate with few difficult portions due to a degraded trail. Return to water point for night in camp.
Water Point – Thanamir – Salumi – Pungro – KiphireTrek down to Thanamir. From here drive to Kiphire. It is the home town of the Sangtams, Yimchungers and Semas. Night in tourist Lodge.
Kiphire - TuensangDrive to Tuensang, the land of Changs, Kaimungans, Sangtams, Sumis and Yimchungers. The area is known for handicrafts and handloom products. Night at tourist lodge.
Tuensang - MokokchungIn the morning, visit of Tuensang village. Then departure for Mokokchung. Arrive Mokokchung and drive to the beautiful modern village of Mopungchuket and check in at the small but beautiful lodge constructed and maintained by the village youth of Mopungchuket. Evening free at leisure. Night at hotel.
Mokokchung - JorhatDrive to Jorhat. Enroute visit the oldest Tea Research and Training Institute. In the evening, enjoy a life quite different from the normal, a feeling of life like old British Tea Planters. Night in hotel.
Departure from JorhatDrop to the airport. End of services.
- Climb the 3 highest peaks of Nagaland
- Explore the beautiful Dzukou Valley
- Experience rural homestay and Naga hospitality