Liamtra Tour: Meet the Headhunters of Nagaland

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Meet the Headhunters of Nagaland

Dibrugarh, Assam, India.

Description

Live your dream of living past in present. From conversing with the last surviving face tattooed hunters to buying the dying unique Konyak handicrafts. From sipping tea in the green mountains of India to sunbathing in the Burmese hills. Welcome to the land of Anghs, the Wild East!


Places covered

  • Dibrugarh, Mon, Longgwa, Burma

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Enter the Wild East!

    Land in Dibrugarh and hop on your ride! Drive past the paddy fields of Assam and make your way to the high ranges of Nagaland. The drive won’t be very comfortable on, once you hit the rough roads of Nagaland. It will take you at least 5 hours to reach Mon Town.
    Reach Mon Town and settle in your comfortable cottages. Grab a cup of lal cha and admire the view your balconies have to present. Enjoy your last meal of the day and rest your aching backs on the cosy beds.
    Highlights of the day:
    Stay- Mon Town.
    Drive Time- 5 hours.
    Distance covered- 130 km.
    Meals Included- Authentic Naga dinner, as per your meal preference.
    Pick Up Time- 2:30 pm from Dibrugarh Airport.
    PS: Please book a flight which lands in Dibrugarh before 2:30 pm. Also, please carry your Inner Line Permits with you. (You will need them once you enter Nagaland)|

    Day 2
    A day to meet the Headhunting King

    Wake up early to greet the lovely dogs at the property! Grab your usual cup of hot lal cha and pack up. Today we meet the last surviving face tattooed King of Konyaks!
    We head to Hongphoi village, an hour drive from your stay in Mon Town. The roads are not the best of shape, prepare for a bumpy ride. The village will be your first experience of going back to the old days of Nagaland. The thatch roof houses with open space for kids to play and elders to soak the sun gives a glimpse of the past. Head to the King’s (Angh) den where all the face tattooed headhunters sit by the fire.
    Enter in and sip on undoubtedly the most bitter welcome tea you can come across. Converse with the King or his acquaintances, to know more about their past. Make the King look dashing in your pictures and you might get from his special betel nut case.
    After you are done living this chapter of the past, we head further east to the distant village of Longwa. After having lunch on the way board in for 2-hour journey on the road. The roads might disappoint you but the view from your windows won’t!
    Reach your homestay, one of the cosiest in the circuit and feel home in the traditional kitchen around the fire. Your host family is not the usual and stands out with their warm hospitality. Apart from the couple greet the two adopted sons (fluffy mountain dogs). After an authentic dinner, get wrap yourselves in the warm blanket.
    Highlights of the day:
    Stay- Longwa.
    Drive Time- 5 hours.
    Distance covered- 67 km.
    Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per your meal preference.
    1. The nights in Longwa are windy and cold.

    There will be a professional guide to translate your conversations with the headhunters.|

    Day 3
    A day in the border village of Longwa!

    Wake up early to a day packed with unique experiences. To start off, grab your breakfast and digest the fact that Myanmar (Burma) starts just beyond the road across! Hike up to the bordering stone and head further into Burma. Behold the view of the clouds passing over the neverending mountains of Burma.
    Make your way back to the talented Brass maker and Gunmakers of Longwa. Learn about the dying art and pick up a few rare Konyak antics as souvenirs. Come back to your homestay for lunch and walk to the King’s house.
    The most talked about ’house’ of the East, which lies exactly on the border of India and Myanmar. The King’s house in Longwa will give you a picture to cherish for ages.
    Head back to the breathtaking view of the sun setting behind the alluring mountains of Longwa. Sit by the bonfire in the kitchen and reflect back on the memories of the day.
    Highlights:
    Stay- Longwa
    Trek Time- 1 hour.
    Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per your meal preference.
    PS: You don’t need any passport or visa to step into Burma.|

    Day 4
    GoodBye Nagaland!

    Yesterday was a bit too hectic, take your time to get out of the bed. Sit for hours to the view from your windows and we are sure won’t complain.
    Take your breakfast and leave this memorable village by 10 am. Watch the mountains turn into open paddy fields and the rocky roads into smooth ones. It will be a long day of travel and you should reach your luxurious stay for the night by 7 pm.
    Treat your sore muscles to the comfort of the heritage stay around tea estates in Dibrugarh

    Highlights:
    Dibrugarh.
    Drive Time- 7 hours.
    Distance covered- 145 km.
    Meals- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per your meal preference.|

    Day 5
    There can’t be anything unusual on this day apart from you leaving for the airport. Unless you miss your flight!
    See you again!
    PS The property is half an hour away from the airport, please book your return flights accordingly.
    Highlights:
    Drive Time- 30 minutes.
    Distance covered- 15 km.
    Meals- Breakfast.

Inclusion

  • Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    All accommodations on twin sharing basis.
    Transport from Dibrugarh airport and back with Fuel.
    All permits(including Inner  Line Permits) and parking charges.
    English speaking guides in Hongphoi and Longwa.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days except Day 1.
    Driver’s accommodation and Meals.
    Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.

Exclusion

  • Airfare charges
    All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above
    Trekking shoes and clothing (Any personal equipment)
    Any camera fees 
    Hotel & driver tips if any, since the locals earn low wages, your tips can show your appreciation)
    Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
    Tips to be given to the Konyak king aka Angh and other locals if required
    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”.

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