6 Days Dzukou Valley Trek Package
Location: Dzukou Valley sometimes spelled as Dzukou Valley or Dzuko Valley Trek – sits high amidst the clouds, at an elevation of 2,452 meters above sea level, draping the borders of Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India.
Dzukou Valley is most famous for its multi-coloured carpets of flowers that bloom in summer, most notably the Dzukou lily which is found only in Dzukou valley. A must visit place for adventure seekers and nature lovers. The flowers begin to bloom with the onset of the monsoon season, and the first two weeks of July are usually peak flower season in Dzukou Valley. But if you can’t make it during the flowering season, we assure you, it will be gorgeous even if you visit any time of the year. The Dzukou Valley is breath-taking and a sight to behold that encompasses the flower dotted valley intertwined with two rivers where the lush green fields and the rolling clouds seem to be in perfect harmony.
A beautiful place to hike around in itself, flowers or not, and if you’re into rock climbing there are plenty of opportunities to break a sweat within the valley. The trek to Dzukou Valley traverses through the Viswema village and the densely wooded Japfu forest. The best trekking route of Nagaland that takes one across the valleys and the meadows, the journey is a steep climb through bamboo thickets. The valley credits its origination to a huge crater of an extinct volcano which one can peep through. Dzukou valley Trek package is an unexplored natural gem which also houses small clusters of the rhododendron and oak forests. The contrasting green hills, the vibrant blue skies and the blooming flowers makes it worth the effort to trek through this perilous trail. The winter sees the temperature drop while the Valley is enveloped in a sheath of snow.
Tour Location: Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
Start From: Dimapur
Total Day: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Welcome on arrival at Dimapur and transfer to Kohima (80kms / 2hrs). The state capital of Nagaland, Kohima is situated atop 1500 meters. The place was earlier known as “Kewhira” during the erstwhile British rule who had their headquarters built in the year 1878. The inauguration of the state of Nagaland in 1963 led to Kohima being called the state capital. The city of Kohima bears historical significance that led to several sites including the war memorial come up as a commemoration of the lives lost in the war between England and Japan. Check into hotel. Evening at leisure to experience the new culture you are in. Overnight at Kohima.
Day 02: Kohima – Day Trip to Touphema & Khonoma
Morning drive for a day trip covering Touphema & Khonoma.
The rich cultural heritage of Nagaland comes alive at this ancient village of “Touphema” in Nagaland. The tourism department in association with the local community has helped recreate Touphema reflecting the Angami Nagas way of life. The huts are traditionally built to symbolise the Naga style of architecture and has been designed with native décor to give the tourists an idea and insight into the social system of the Nagas. Visitors can enjoy local Naga delicacies from Bamboo Steamed Fish to Rice Beer. One can also indulge in witnessing the traditional Naga performances of folk tales and dance forms by the locals. Touphema is a quaint little village situated atop a hillock and offers scenic views of the surrounding valleys.
Khonoma is located at a distance of 20 kms from the capital city of Kohima. The village is regarded as “Asia’s first green village” and lies close to the Indo-Myanmar border. The centuries old village of Khonoma is a getaway for tourists to know about the local Angami tribes and how a joint effort of the locals led to the creation of a sustainable ecosystem. If time permits visit the biodiversity hotspot of Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary. Later return back to Kohima. Overnight at Kohima.
Day 03: Kohima – Jakhama – Trek to Dzukou Valley (9 kms / 5-6 hrs trek) | Elevation: 5269ft to 8045ft (approx.)
The uphill trail to Dzukou Valley includes steep stretches via Jakhama. Located at an elevation of 1606 meters or 5269ft, the place is inhabited by the Angami tribes. The entrance to the village is through a gigantic ceremonial gate called the “Kharu” that opens a getaway to experience the way of life of the locals. One can visit the traditional Naga kitchens and even taste the local rice beer named as the “Khie”. Terraced paddy fields engulf the area. This will be followed by the trek to Dzukou Valley. Lunch break (packed lunch needs to be carried). The lunch session will be followed by continuing the conquest to scale the Dzukou Valley. Enjoy the breath-taking and serene views on arrival. Overnight will be in trekkers hut / tent at Dzukou Valley.
- Reaching the Valley – The twin towns of Jakhama and Viswema are barely located at a distance of 20kms from Kohima. However, the up-hill trek from Jakhama to Dzukou Valley is very steep and narrow in comparison to Viswema. The only benefit being the up-hill trek via Jakhama takes lesser time than the trek via Viswema hence we have suggested the same.
- The camping option or trekker’s hut option for staying at Dzukou Valley is very basic. There are private rooms as well as dormitories to choose from. One can opt for camping which necessitates only to pay up for the park entry fee.
Day 04: Full day at Dzukou Valley | Elevation: 8045ft (approx.)
Explore the picturesque valley, proceed for a brisk walk tour for sightseeing the caves, which are locally known as the “Ghost Caves” or the “Bhoot Gufa”. Traverse through the vast stretch of grasslands, varieties of flowers, the rolling meadows and the interspersed rivers. Overnight at camp / trekkers hut. Lay down while witnessing the open expanse of the night sky in the midst of the Valley.
Note: Carry a torch for sightseeing through the caves which almost expand a good 1 km.
Day 05: Dzukou Valley – Trek to Viswema – Drive to Kohima (25kms / 7-8 hrs trek) | Elevation: 8045ft to 5351ft (approx.)
The trek to & fro Dzukou Valley takes one through several habitable villages of Nagaland giving an opportunity to closely learn and interact with the locals and get to know about their culture. The downhill trek will be routed via Viswema village which is located at an elevation of 1,631 meters or 5,351ft that follows a descending trail. Witness the sunrise from the Valley and post breakfast start your downward trek to the base camp of the Viswema village which is located barely at a distance of 20 kms from the town of Kohima. Enjoy the breath-taking and serene views on your descent.
Note: Taking packed lunch and drinking water is mandated from the trekker’s hut / camp since there are no options available en-route.
Day 06: Kohima to Dimapur Airport (80kms / 2 hrs) Check out of hotel at Kohima and transfer to Dimapur Airport. Board your return flight for journey towards onward destination. Tour Ends.
- Accommodation: Standard Hotel / Budget Hotel / Resort.
- Coustomization Tour: Available as per the requirement.
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