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Are you up for a holiday where you discover and experience famous Nagaland hornbill festival covering whole new region and its culture?? If you are, then this holiday will be on top of the list. The Nagaland Hornbill Festival will leave you amazed with the dances, songs and food of the local tribes. The stunning views of the rolling hills of Dzukou valley Nagaland are a sight to behold. The rich primeval beauty of this state will astound you and leave you asking for more!
Capture the splendor of Nagaland and the local tribal culture
Experience the Hornbill Festival
Trek to the stunning Dzukou Valley
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We will pick you up from the airport to start the journey for Nagaland hornbill festival at Dimapur and a single group transfer at 3.30 pm will be provided to our camping site near Kohima. The journey will take us at least 2-3 hours. Tea will be served as you check in. Evening is at leisure and you can explore the campsite which will be buzzing with activity due to the hornbill festival.
After breakfast, we leave for Kisama Heritage Village, the venue for the Hornbill Festival, which is 10-12 km from Kohima. The day is usually when the cultural shows take place at the Hornbill Festival. Lunch and snacks can be procured from the various stalls serving some delicious local dishes. After experiencing Nagaland Hornbill Festival in evening, we head back to Kohima for the carnival in the city. After an early dinner, we head to the music concert venue. We call it a night with the end of the music show and head back to the hotel.
We wake up easy and after breakfast, will leave for Kohima market to explore the city. After that our vehicles will take us to Khonoma Village & Dzuleke village (if time allows). Estimated to be around 700 years old and spread across 123 sq.km, the village is known for its terraced farming and agriculture. The village has traditional houses of the Angami Tribe. After strolling and exploring through the village, we head back to our campsite. If you're not tired, we can go to the Hornbill venue to take in the last night of this amazing holiday. Evening is at leisure.
We should be fully energized today with proper breakfast for our trek to Dzukou Valley. We will leave our big bags at the campsite, and only take our day bag with the necessary items we need for the night stay at the camp. We will then head to the village of Vishwema, 30-40 minutes drive away, and drive up to the trekking point. The approach to the valley is a bit steep and in dense forest till we reach the Dzukou Point where we get our first glimpse of the bamboo clad hills of Dzukou. A 3-4 hour trek in the rolling valley of Dzukou will take us to our camp for the night. The walk is stunning and we will stay in the dormitory in the state run guest house in the Valley. This is also a way to support the state government and local employment in the region. Meals will be provided as available in the kitchen of the guest house. Spending a night under the star filled sky in this landscape is an experience to remember. It will be quite cold at night, so don't forget to pack your warm clothes.
You can get up early morning, and leave for a walk in the valley. A great chance to see crystals frozen on the leaves of the bamboo shoots. After breakfast and taking in the morning views of the Valley, we pack up and head back via different route to Jakhama Village. We meet up with our vehicles and head back to our campsite to rest. The evening is at leisure an you can head to the Hornbill festival venue for dinner.
We will head back to the Hornbill festival venue for the day. Don't forget to take the picture you had not clicked or taste a dish that you had missed the previous day.
Another option could be to climb Japfu peak. Prior notice of this has to be given for the same. It will take atleast 8 hours to climb the peak up and down is a stressful climb.
An early breakfast will be laid out and a fixed departure for Dimapur, a 2-3 hour drive. The transfer will leave at 8 am and we would suggest you take an afternoon flight from Dimapur for your onward journey. For extended stay in Nagaland or Meghalaya, please contact our UFO office.
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