Liamtra Tour: Hornbill Festival and Dzukou Valley 3 nights, 4 day (December Plan)

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Hornbill Festival and Dzukou Valley 3 nights, 4 day (December Plan)

Dimapur, Nagaland, India.

Description

Attending the grand showcase that is Hornbill festival will take you back to a time when the Naga folks used to live life in harmony with nature. A time when hunting and celebrating were the way of life. You also get to explore Dzukou valley, Dzukou lily or not, the valley will remain enchanting, as you trek to see the carpeted valley spread between the states of Manipur and Nagaland!


Tour Start Point

  • Dimapur

Tour End Point

  • Kohima

Places covered

  • Dimapur, Kohima, Kasima, Dzuko Valley, Viswema


Itinerary

  • Day1 Welcome to Nagaland!



    This is your first day, so once you reach the campsite, freshen up and head to the festival venue in Kisama 5.4 km away and enjoy the festival for the day. Come back to the campsite in the evening relax around the bonfire before you head out to explore the night carnival in Kohima. Overnight at camp Yedikha Note: This plan needs you to fly into Dimapur the previous day and stay the night there or fly Guwahati the previous day and take an overnight train to Dimapur. In any case, you should reach Camp Yedikha by noon and then head to enjoy the Hornbill festival. If you reach Dimapur today then you will stay at the campsite but you won’t be able to witness the Hornbill festival.



    Day 2: Attending The Hornbill Festival



    Spending a day at the Hornbill festival After breakfast head to Kisama village, the venue of the Hornbill festival and spend your day there visiting various ’Morungs’ trying local delicacies and enjoying the numerous competitions like Naga chilli eating competition etc. You can also shop for arts and crafts at the venue. You can also explore the town of Kohima – the war cemetery, the Cathedral and the local market. The evenings get chilly in Nagaland, so sit around a nicely lit bonfire. Wrap around the shawls and bring out the woollen caps, it’s going to be cold. Just to break the chills we will have a local band perform for you at the campsite. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye, Whiskey Lullaby, send in your requests and our band got your back. Spend your night singing dancing and karaoke’ng along the bonfire. Singers, musicians, dancers are welcome to showcase their talents. Overnight at camp Yedikha.



    Day 3: Trekking to Dzukou Valley



    Today is the day to visit the alien bamboo land, Dzukou Valley. We have to be up early and ready by 7 am. We should start our trek early so that we have more time spent in the valley. Breakfast at the campsite and we charge on the sumos waiting for us. Pack light, we are going for a trek not for War! Ride to the starting point of the trek The ride from the campsite to the starting point of the trek, Viswema will take about an hour depending on the conditions of the road on the climb. Trek to Dzukou The trek to Dzukou will take a maximum of 5 hours considering the first time and slow trekkers. It starts with a 45-minute hike to the viewpoint. It’s a bit steep and an irregular trail full of stones. Reach the viewpoint, the valley starts here. What follows now is a straight trail along the sea of bamboo. The trek should not take more than 3 hours. Walk, look around, stand, breathe, soak in! Let Dzukou be your guide. Rest and Lunch at the Dormitory Our next halt will be the dormitory, which offers a beautiful view of the valley. Relax your calves, stretch out and energize yourself with hot cuppa Noodles and Naga-style Fried Rice. You can also buy Maggie, egg, and meals available in the kitchen near the dormitory. There are washrooms, feel free to ease out. Admire the sunset with Laal Cha Admire the sunset from the helipad (a short trail of 10 minutes from the dorm.) In the evening, have dinner and enjoy the night sky full of stars. Sleep tight, it will be COLD. Highlights* Date Wake up Call 6 am. Drive Time- Campsite to Viswema starting point will take 1 hour. Trek Time-Maximum 5 hours (considering first-time trekkers and slow trekkers)Distance Covered- 8 km.



    Day 4: Bidding Goodbye to Nagaland



    Wake up and Head to the Valley Wake up by 5 am to catch the sunrise in the valley. So far you have been admiring the valley from the hills; it’s time to head into the valley. The trail down takes about 1 hour. Walkthrough the mist, look around the dead trees in the middle of the green bamboo sea, and Live! Walk on the frozen river and experience the valley wrapped under a white blanket. Pack well it will be cold. Breakfast and start the trek back Reach the dormitory, have Wai Wai and Laal Chaa for breakfast and start the trek back by 10 am. Walk back but don’t forget to look back, these are the last moments you share with the valley. Bid farewell and reach the starting point of the Viswema trek where our Sumos will be waiting for your rescue. Reach Campsite and hog on Puri Bhaji An hour ride back and some hot delicious Puri Bhaji awaits you at the campsite. Freshen up before you set out for Kohima and eventually your overnight train. Drive Time-Viswema starting point to Campsite will take 1 hour. Trek Time- hours from the valley and Maximum 5 hours to the endpoint. (considering first-time trekkers and slow trekkers) Distance Covered on wheels – 12km + 15 km


Inclusion

  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis at Camp Yedikha



    Sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows Simple breakfast on all days except Day 1



    Bonfire Hygienic toilets for men and women Bathing rooms



    Guide for Dzukou trek Dormitory in Dzukou Valley Lunch and Dinner at Dzukou valley Transport from campsite to trekking base point and back to campsite including parking charges etc.



    Electricity source with charging facility for mobile devices at the campsite Running water supply at the campsite


Exclusion

  • Airfare charges Transport from Dimapur to Camp Yedikha and back.



    All food beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above



    Entry fee to Hornbill festival (very nominal amount) Any camera fees



    Campsite staff tips (if any) Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)



    Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.



    Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.


Booking Confirmation Policy

  • 100% payment is required to hold the booking. 


Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • As per the company 


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Tour Duration: 9N/10D

Price per Person

₹ 10800 (Exclusion of all taxes)

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