Nagaland Tour With Dzukou Valley Trek - Budget Package

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Nagaland Tour With Dzukou Valley Trek - Budget Package

Nagaland Tour With Dzukou Valley Trek - Budget Package

Official Adventure Partner

Departure Date & Time

14/07/2024 11:30 am

Return Date & Time

19/07/2024 11:00 am

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Approved Adventure Tour Operator

Pick-Up Points
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Multiple Points in Bangalore

Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Overview

Nagaland, a small mountain state in the far east of the country, is home to many wonders of nature. The state with a colorful culture lies between the mighty Brahmaputra and the giant mountain passes of Myanmar. The Nagas also have a history of defending the country fiercely from the Japanese attack during World War II, for which the state still has memorials around Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland.

Monks on Wheels in association with Muddie Trails brings to you the land of festivals with vibrant and diverse indigenous cultures, where over 16 different tribes reside. It’s the state of Nagaland.

The major attraction of Nagaland is the Dzukou valley, known as the “Valley of Flowers”, where in monsoon blooms the Dzukou lily. Dzukou valley is set in a “mountain wave” structure, where the mountains are spread like waves to distances as far as the naked eye could reach. The setting makes you feel like you have entered a whole new world, like a world from the fairy tales, making you awestruck with its perfection.

Our trip will start with an overnight stay at Dimapur, where travelers coming from Guwahati railway station and Dimapur Airport will be picked up and dropped off.

The land of tribes, the capital of Nagaland that is Kohima, will be our first spot of visit. There, we will explore some of the local attractions of the state.

The very unique village, Dzuleke village, will be our next stop. The attraction of this village is that it only houses 34 households, and has no mobile network there! A trek to the nearby waterfalls will be a rejuvenation experience.

Kisama village, which hosts the famous Hornbill Festival every year, is going to be our next destination. The village will also showcase to us the culture of Nagas in full glory, starting from attire to music, and we could also try the local rice beers and foods in this village.

Without a trek to the Dzukou valley, the Nagaland trip will be incomplete! Here, we will be spending 2 days admiring the most beautiful sights of nature, trekking through rainforests and amidst the dwarf bamboo. We will camp under the sky, adorned with a million stars, treating you to some unforgettable nights. 

Nagaland will surely take up space in the memories that you will cherish forever. So why wait? Join us in exploring this wonder in the North East, Nagaland!

 

Highlights of the Nagaland Trip:

 

  1. The Heavenly Dzukou Valley Trek (2 Days / 1 Night)
  2. Kohima – The land of Tribes
  3. Kisama Heritage Village – The heart of Nagas culture
  4. Dzuleke – Go back in time to a hidden gem!
  5. A unique experience one wouldn’t get anywhere in India!

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Konoma – The Green Village, Dzuleke – A village without mobile network!

  1. Travelers arriving by train at Dimapur Railway station will be picked around 11:30 AM in the noon.
  2. Travelers deboarding flights at Dimapur Airport will be picked around 12 PM in the noon.
  3. We will move towards capital city of Nagaland – Kohima, say hi to our amiable Trip Captain.
  4. Finish quick, short Lunch enroute at a local restaurant.
  5. (Optional / Time & traffic permits) Stop by at Nagaland State Museum which is in the middle of Kohima town and get to know about colorful local culture and different tribes that are part of this unique state.
    or
  6. Reach the beautiful green village – Khonoma – and go on a village walk. If lucky, we will be treated with a beautiful sunset across the hill.
  7. A journey of about an hour from Khonoma will take us back in time to a serene place called Dzuleke that has tiniest of population – only 34 households.
  8. At Dzuleke, one can actually feel a sense of calmness that is totally undisturbed from the civilization. There is no mobile network also!
  9. Check into our cozy village homestay.
  10. Socially gather as we share each others stories and get to know each other better.
  11. Finish delicious Dinner served at our Dzuleke stay and take a good night’s rest.

Day 2: Dzuleke Nature Walk, Kohima attractions

  1. Go on a early morning nature walk to the Dzuleke stream and experience peace in the lap of mother nature.  One can hear birds chirping, wind blowing against the trees and witness clear blue skies with slowly moving clouds. If lucky, one can even spot some wildlife.
  2. Fresh up, have Breakfast, check out of the stay.
  3. Khonoma village walk (if not done yesterday).
  4. Head towards Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland to visit colorful Cathedral Church & World War II Cemetery to know interesting stories about Japanese army attacking India through North East and how Nagas defended our country.
  5. Reach Kisama village home stay by early evening and say good bye to the Dzuleke/Kohima driver.
  6. Gather around socially, play some games.
  7. Finish hot Dinner before calling it off for the day.

Day 3: Kisama Heritage Village Walk, Kigwema Village exploration

  1. Start the day late with Breakfast.
  2. Explore Kisama Heritage village by walk, the mystic piece of land that showcases rich culture, architecture and practices of The Nagas.
  3. Kisama is also the venue of vibrant Hornbill festival that happens every year in December.
  4. One can explore closed architectural pieces like Bamboo pavilion, Idols, and Morungs which are the arenas for the tribes to learn and display different skills like archery, arts, crafts and even headhunting!
  5. Most of these places in Heritage village are actively decorated during Hornbill festival of early December.
  6. Finish Lunch at one of the food joints of the village & walk back to the homestay.
  7. After a brief rest, go on a short road trip by local vehicle to a clean & well maintained village named Kigwema.
  8. Enjoy beautiful view point of step mountain fields of Kigwema and explore the village.
  9. Head back to the Homestay, gather around Bonfire (weather permits).
  10. Wrap up for the night with early Dinner.

Day 4: Dzukou Valley: Trek to Fairy Land, Camping

  1. The day we have been waiting for has arrived. Today we shall trek to the heavenly Dzukou valley from the village.
  2. Breakfast time.
  3. Our Dzukou cab will arrive before 8 AM.
  4. Note: Dzukou Valley doesn’t have mobile network. It is advised to carry some cash & pack some snacks.
  5. You may put your bigger backpacks at the Homestay and carry only the small backpack with essentials. Our guide will give individual sleeping bags to each trekker and our Porter will carry heavier tents.
  6. The initial part of the trek, around 2 hours of the mountain slope is steep and surrounded by rain forest. The locals have done a great job in maintaining the sanctity of the trail.
  7. Once we hike up the mountain, a completely new world appears in front of our eyes. Tens of rolling hills carpeted by dwarf bamboo trees welcome trekkers with a captivating views.
  8. This remaining part of trek of about 3 hours through the valley is relatively easy but long. The beauty of the valley will make trekkers forget everything else.
  9. We will reach base camp located at a magnificent setting at the other end and drop our bags in the tents once our care taker pitches the tents.
  10. After a well deserved hot black Tea, we will hike up nearest mountain peak which is the only place with mobile signal!
  11. Gear up for a very very cold night. Weather permits, locals may even arrange a bonfire.
  12. Have a basic but hot Dinner (self sponsored) before resting in your assigned tents.

Day 5: Explore the Fairyland, Trek back to Earth, stay at Kisama

  1. Today we shall explore a Helipad and trek down the valley to reach breathtaking grasslands, pristine and cold flowing rivers, floating clouds that act as a crown to the majestic mountain peaks.
  2. This 3 Km trek down is icing on the cake of already unimaginable setting of the Dzukou valley
  3. After taking endless selfies, groupfies and Reels, we will finally trek up and have hot Lunch at our base camp
  4. Resume our trek along the hills, and finally hike down the rainforest of the mountain slope to reach back to Jakhama village.
  5. Our Dzukou vehicle will be waiting at the parking to pick tired and exhausted trekkers.
  6. Once we are dropped to the stay by late afternoon, there is no more activity planned for the day.
  7. Your body asks for rest after 2 days of trek and exploration.
  8. Finish Dinner and have a tight sleep.

Day 6: Return

  1. Good morning Nagaland one last time during the trip.
  2. All the outgoing flights are scheduled around afternoon time from Dimapur Airport. Our Airport vehicle will drop you just in time for flight check-in / baggage drop.
  3. People travelling to Guwahati on their own will be dropped at Dimapur Railway station.
  4. Good bye Nagaland until next time!

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Dimapur to Dimapur)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 times Breakfast
  4. 4 times Dinner (Veg & Non veg)
  5. All entry tickets, permissions
  6. Dzukou Valley Trekking Fees
  7. Local guide / Trip Captain
  8. Potter to carry Tents for Dzukou Valley
  9. At least 1 Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at the time)
  10. Airport pick up and drop at fixed timings (Ex. Dimapur)
  11. A unique cultural and offbeat experience of the most untouched state Nagaland.
  12. GST

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches
  2. 1 Dinner at Dzukou Valley
  3. Any kind of insurance, activities, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs.16,230/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

About Trip:

  1. This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  2. This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and luxury. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  3. Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:

Starting points:

  • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-1
  • Dimapur Airport: 11:45 AM on Day-1

Drop points:

    • Dimapur Airport: 11 AM on Day-6
    • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-6

Local Travel in Nagaland:

  • Local Travel by Sumo/Innova/Eeco or similar tourist vehicles.
  • Usually we use multiple vehicles during the trip.
  • Note: There is no night journey in this trip. All travel is during day time.

How to reach Dimapur by Train:

  • Book a flight to Guwahati (much cheaper than Dimapur flight).
  • Take a morning train to Dimapur – just 5 hours of journey from Guwahati.

Flight booking:

  1. Our team can also assist you in booking your flight tickets from/to Guwahati or Dimapur as per your choice.

Stay:

  1. Total 5 Nights
  2. All stays are 3/4/5 sharing basis.
  3. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night. Contact our team to check availability before booking.
  4. You may get in touch with our Booking Team if you wish to see stay pictures.

Places of Stay:

  1. Dzuleke: Homestay for 1 Night (Comfort stay)
  2. Kisama/Kohima: Homestay for 3 Nights (Comfort stay)
  3. Dzukou Valley: Camping for 1 Night (Basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Dzukou association.

Trip Basics:

  1. Total seats: 4 – 15 per batch.
  2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (1.5 days of trek)
  3. Can beginners attempt? : Yes, given one is fit enough.
  4. Tents are carried by Potter and individual Sleeping Bags have to be carried by trekkers
  5. Max altitude: Dzukou Valley at 9000 feet above Sea level
  6. Climate: Cold to Very cold (depending on the season)

What’s next after booking your ticket(s):

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Travelers are expected to respect local culture, people, and rules of the land. The specific details will be shared in the WhatsApp group by Trip Captain. This is very important.
  2. Travelers are expected to come with an open heart by appreciating the complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.

Best Time to Travel to Dzukou:

  1. Dzukou valley is best visited during Monsoon and Winter. The monsoon special experience would be from June till August when Dzukou Lillis grow and the valley is transformed into a green carpet of mountain waves.
  2. It is also good in peak winter (Dec and Jan) where extremely chilling temperatures give way to a frozen valley, especially early in the morning.

Seasonal variations:

  1. Mar, Apr (Summer): These are drier months. While the beauty is intact, the experience would be a little underwhelming.
  2. May to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from May, and the valley comes alive. Dzukou lilies and Rhododendrons decorate the valley in different colors (especially in June and July). The rains will continue till mid-September, with clouds playing hide and seek.
  3. Oct to mid-Feb (Winter): Clouds give away to clear skies and amazing sunsets. The extreme chill sets into the valley with freezing nights and early morning sunrises. The valley is still very beautiful.

Things to Carry

  1. Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste,
  2. A lightweight large Backpack for the entire trip (60 liters or more).
    Note: Trolleys are not recommended for this backpacking trip.
  3. A small backpack for basic items (to carry valuables, water bottles, etc for outdoors)
  4. Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
  5. Thermal inners and warm clothes (cold climate)
  6. A Poncho or a rainproof Jacket with a hood (to protect from cold winds, sudden rain/snowfall)
  7. Waterproof gloves, thick socks, track pants, full sleeve t-shirts (to keep your body warm)
  8. Cap/Hat/Sunglasses (to protect from harmful sun rays)
  9. Sunscreen (SPF 50 or more)
  10. Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
  11. Hand sanitizer and liquid hand wash will help during journeys
  12. Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our stays
  13. Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, wet/dry clothes)
  14. Water-resistant good grip shoes for travel, extra slippers to use at guest houses
  15. Personal medications that you may feel necessary (remember ghat roads, chill climate)
  16. You may also carry good amount of snacks to munch during your trip.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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Official Adventure Partner

Departure
Date & Time

14/07/2024 11:30 am

Return
Date & Time

19/07/2024 11:00 am

Ministry of Tourism Logo

Approved adventure tour operator

Pick-Up Points
(click here to view)

Multiple Points in Bangalore

Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Overview

Nagaland, a small mountain state in the far east of the country, is home to many wonders of nature. The state with a colorful culture lies between the mighty Brahmaputra and the giant mountain passes of Myanmar. The Nagas also have a history of defending the country fiercely from the Japanese attack during World War II, for which the state still has memorials around Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland.

Monks on Wheels in association with Muddie Trails brings to you the land of festivals with vibrant and diverse indigenous cultures, where over 16 different tribes reside. It’s the state of Nagaland.

The major attraction of Nagaland is the Dzukou valley, known as the “Valley of Flowers”, where in monsoon blooms the Dzukou lily. Dzukou valley is set in a “mountain wave” structure, where the mountains are spread like waves to distances as far as the naked eye could reach. The setting makes you feel like you have entered a whole new world, like a world from the fairy tales, making you awestruck with its perfection.

Our trip will start with an overnight stay at Dimapur, where travelers coming from Guwahati railway station and Dimapur Airport will be picked up and dropped off.

The land of tribes, the capital of Nagaland that is Kohima, will be our first spot of visit. There, we will explore some of the local attractions of the state.

The very unique village, Dzuleke village, will be our next stop. The attraction of this village is that it only houses 34 households, and has no mobile network there! A trek to the nearby waterfalls will be a rejuvenation experience.

Kisama village, which hosts the famous Hornbill Festival every year, is going to be our next destination. The village will also showcase to us the culture of Nagas in full glory, starting from attire to music, and we could also try the local rice beers and foods in this village.

Without a trek to the Dzukou valley, the Nagaland trip will be incomplete! Here, we will be spending 2 days admiring the most beautiful sights of nature, trekking through rainforests and amidst the dwarf bamboo. We will camp under the sky, adorned with a million stars, treating you to some unforgettable nights. 

Nagaland will surely take up space in the memories that you will cherish forever. So why wait? Join us in exploring this wonder in the North East, Nagaland!

 

Highlights of the Nagaland Trip:

 

  1. The Heavenly Dzukou Valley Trek (2 Days / 1 Night)
  2. Kohima – The land of Tribes
  3. Kisama Heritage Village – The heart of Nagas culture
  4. Dzuleke – Go back in time to a hidden gem!
  5. A unique experience one wouldn’t get anywhere in India!

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Konoma – The Green Village, Dzuleke – A village without mobile network!

  1. Travelers arriving by train at Dimapur Railway station will be picked around 11:30 AM in the noon.
  2. Travelers deboarding flights at Dimapur Airport will be picked around 12 PM in the noon.
  3. We will move towards capital city of Nagaland – Kohima, say hi to our amiable Trip Captain.
  4. Finish quick, short Lunch enroute at a local restaurant.
  5. (Optional / Time & traffic permits) Stop by at Nagaland State Museum which is in the middle of Kohima town and get to know about colorful local culture and different tribes that are part of this unique state.
    or
  6. Reach the beautiful green village – Khonoma – and go on a village walk. If lucky, we will be treated with a beautiful sunset across the hill.
  7. A journey of about an hour from Khonoma will take us back in time to a serene place called Dzuleke that has tiniest of population – only 34 households.
  8. At Dzuleke, one can actually feel a sense of calmness that is totally undisturbed from the civilization. There is no mobile network also!
  9. Check into our cozy village homestay.
  10. Socially gather as we share each others stories and get to know each other better.
  11. Finish delicious Dinner served at our Dzuleke stay and take a good night’s rest.

Day 2: Dzuleke Nature Walk, Kohima attractions

  1. Go on a early morning nature walk to the Dzuleke stream and experience peace in the lap of mother nature.  One can hear birds chirping, wind blowing against the trees and witness clear blue skies with slowly moving clouds. If lucky, one can even spot some wildlife.
  2. Fresh up, have Breakfast, check out of the stay.
  3. Khonoma village walk (if not done yesterday).
  4. Head towards Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland to visit colorful Cathedral Church & World War II Cemetery to know interesting stories about Japanese army attacking India through North East and how Nagas defended our country.
  5. Reach Kisama village home stay by early evening and say good bye to the Dzuleke/Kohima driver.
  6. Gather around socially, play some games.
  7. Finish hot Dinner before calling it off for the day.

Day 3: Kisama Heritage Village Walk, Kigwema Village exploration

  1. Start the day late with Breakfast.
  2. Explore Kisama Heritage village by walk, the mystic piece of land that showcases rich culture, architecture and practices of The Nagas.
  3. Kisama is also the venue of vibrant Hornbill festival that happens every year in December.
  4. One can explore closed architectural pieces like Bamboo pavilion, Idols, and Morungs which are the arenas for the tribes to learn and display different skills like archery, arts, crafts and even headhunting!
  5. Most of these places in Heritage village are actively decorated during Hornbill festival of early December.
  6. Finish Lunch at one of the food joints of the village & walk back to the homestay.
  7. After a brief rest, go on a short road trip by local vehicle to a clean & well maintained village named Kigwema.
  8. Enjoy beautiful view point of step mountain fields of Kigwema and explore the village.
  9. Head back to the Homestay, gather around Bonfire (weather permits).
  10. Wrap up for the night with early Dinner.

Day 4: Dzukou Valley: Trek to Fairy Land, Camping

  1. The day we have been waiting for has arrived. Today we shall trek to the heavenly Dzukou valley from the village.
  2. Breakfast time.
  3. Our Dzukou cab will arrive before 8 AM.
  4. Note: Dzukou Valley doesn’t have mobile network. It is advised to carry some cash & pack some snacks.
  5. You may put your bigger backpacks at the Homestay and carry only the small backpack with essentials. Our guide will give individual sleeping bags to each trekker and our Porter will carry heavier tents.
  6. The initial part of the trek, around 2 hours of the mountain slope is steep and surrounded by rain forest. The locals have done a great job in maintaining the sanctity of the trail.
  7. Once we hike up the mountain, a completely new world appears in front of our eyes. Tens of rolling hills carpeted by dwarf bamboo trees welcome trekkers with a captivating views.
  8. This remaining part of trek of about 3 hours through the valley is relatively easy but long. The beauty of the valley will make trekkers forget everything else.
  9. We will reach base camp located at a magnificent setting at the other end and drop our bags in the tents once our care taker pitches the tents.
  10. After a well deserved hot black Tea, we will hike up nearest mountain peak which is the only place with mobile signal!
  11. Gear up for a very very cold night. Weather permits, locals may even arrange a bonfire.
  12. Have a basic but hot Dinner (self sponsored) before resting in your assigned tents.

Day 5: Explore the Fairyland, Trek back to Earth, stay at Kisama

  1. Today we shall explore a Helipad and trek down the valley to reach breathtaking grasslands, pristine and cold flowing rivers, floating clouds that act as a crown to the majestic mountain peaks.
  2. This 3 Km trek down is icing on the cake of already unimaginable setting of the Dzukou valley
  3. After taking endless selfies, groupfies and Reels, we will finally trek up and have hot Lunch at our base camp
  4. Resume our trek along the hills, and finally hike down the rainforest of the mountain slope to reach back to Jakhama village.
  5. Our Dzukou vehicle will be waiting at the parking to pick tired and exhausted trekkers.
  6. Once we are dropped to the stay by late afternoon, there is no more activity planned for the day.
  7. Your body asks for rest after 2 days of trek and exploration.
  8. Finish Dinner and have a tight sleep.

Day 6: Return

  1. Good morning Nagaland one last time during the trip.
  2. All the outgoing flights are scheduled around afternoon time from Dimapur Airport. Our Airport vehicle will drop you just in time for flight check-in / baggage drop.
  3. People travelling to Guwahati on their own will be dropped at Dimapur Railway station.
  4. Good bye Nagaland until next time!

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Dimapur to Dimapur)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 times Breakfast
  4. 4 times Dinner (Veg & Non veg)
  5. All entry tickets, permissions
  6. Dzukou Valley Trekking Fees
  7. Local guide / Trip Captain
  8. Potter to carry Tents for Dzukou Valley
  9. At least 1 Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at the time)
  10. Airport pick up and drop at fixed timings (Ex. Dimapur)
  11. A unique cultural and offbeat experience of the most untouched state Nagaland.
  12. GST

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches
  2. 1 Dinner at Dzukou Valley
  3. Any kind of insurance, activities, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs.16,230/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

About Trip:

  1. This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  2. This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and luxury. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  3. Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:

Starting points:

  • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-1
  • Dimapur Airport: 11:45 AM on Day-1

Drop points:

    • Dimapur Airport: 11 AM on Day-6
    • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-6

Local Travel in Nagaland:

  • Local Travel by Sumo/Innova/Eeco or similar tourist vehicles.
  • Usually we use multiple vehicles during the trip.
  • Note: There is no night journey in this trip. All travel is during day time.

How to reach Dimapur by Train:

  • Book a flight to Guwahati (much cheaper than Dimapur flight).
  • Take a morning train to Dimapur – just 5 hours of journey from Guwahati.

Flight booking:

  1. Our team can also assist you in booking your flight tickets from/to Guwahati or Dimapur as per your choice.

Stay:

  1. Total 5 Nights
  2. All stays are 3/4/5 sharing basis.
  3. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night. Contact our team to check availability before booking.
  4. You may get in touch with our Booking Team if you wish to see stay pictures.

Places of Stay:

  1. Dzuleke: Homestay for 1 Night (Comfort stay)
  2. Kisama/Kohima: Homestay for 3 Nights (Comfort stay)
  3. Dzukou Valley: Camping for 1 Night (Basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Dzukou association.

Trip Basics:

  1. Total seats: 4 – 15 per batch.
  2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (1.5 days of trek)
  3. Can beginners attempt? : Yes, given one is fit enough.
  4. Tents are carried by Potter and individual Sleeping Bags have to be carried by trekkers
  5. Max altitude: Dzukou Valley at 9000 feet above Sea level
  6. Climate: Cold to Very cold (depending on the season)

What’s next after booking your ticket(s):

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Travelers are expected to respect local culture, people, and rules of the land. The specific details will be shared in the WhatsApp group by Trip Captain. This is very important.
  2. Travelers are expected to come with an open heart by appreciating the complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.

Best Time to Travel to Dzukou:

  1. Dzukou valley is best visited during Monsoon and Winter. The monsoon special experience would be from June till August when Dzukou Lillis grow and the valley is transformed into a green carpet of mountain waves.
  2. It is also good in peak winter (Dec and Jan) where extremely chilling temperatures give way to a frozen valley, especially early in the morning.

Seasonal variations:

  1. Mar, Apr (Summer): These are drier months. While the beauty is intact, the experience would be a little underwhelming.
  2. May to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from May, and the valley comes alive. Dzukou lilies and Rhododendrons decorate the valley in different colors (especially in June and July). The rains will continue till mid-September, with clouds playing hide and seek.
  3. Oct to mid-Feb (Winter): Clouds give away to clear skies and amazing sunsets. The extreme chill sets into the valley with freezing nights and early morning sunrises. The valley is still very beautiful.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Overview

Nagaland, a small mountain state in the far east of the country, is home to many wonders of nature. The state with a colorful culture lies between the mighty Brahmaputra and the giant mountain passes of Myanmar. The Nagas also have a history of defending the country fiercely from the Japanese attack during World War II, for which the state still has memorials around Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland.

Monks on Wheels in association with Muddie Trails brings to you the land of festivals with vibrant and diverse indigenous cultures, where over 16 different tribes reside. It’s the state of Nagaland.

The major attraction of Nagaland is the Dzukou valley, known as the “Valley of Flowers”, where in monsoon blooms the Dzukou lily. Dzukou valley is set in a “mountain wave” structure, where the mountains are spread like waves to distances as far as the naked eye could reach. The setting makes you feel like you have entered a whole new world, like a world from the fairy tales, making you awestruck with its perfection.

Our trip will start with an overnight stay at Dimapur, where travelers coming from Guwahati railway station and Dimapur Airport will be picked up and dropped off.

The land of tribes, the capital of Nagaland that is Kohima, will be our first spot of visit. There, we will explore some of the local attractions of the state.

The very unique village, Dzuleke village, will be our next stop. The attraction of this village is that it only houses 34 households, and has no mobile network there! A trek to the nearby waterfalls will be a rejuvenation experience.

Kisama village, which hosts the famous Hornbill Festival every year, is going to be our next destination. The village will also showcase to us the culture of Nagas in full glory, starting from attire to music, and we could also try the local rice beers and foods in this village.

Without a trek to the Dzukou valley, the Nagaland trip will be incomplete! Here, we will be spending 2 days admiring the most beautiful sights of nature, trekking through rainforests and amidst the dwarf bamboo. We will camp under the sky, adorned with a million stars, treating you to some unforgettable nights. 

Nagaland will surely take up space in the memories that you will cherish forever. So why wait? Join us in exploring this wonder in the North East, Nagaland!

 

Highlights of the Nagaland Trip:

 

  1. The Heavenly Dzukou Valley Trek (2 Days / 1 Night)
  2. Kohima – The land of Tribes
  3. Kisama Heritage Village – The heart of Nagas culture
  4. Dzuleke – Go back in time to a hidden gem!
  5. A unique experience one wouldn’t get anywhere in India!

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Konoma – The Green Village, Dzuleke – A village without mobile network!

  1. Travelers arriving by train at Dimapur Railway station will be picked around 11:30 AM in the noon.
  2. Travelers deboarding flights at Dimapur Airport will be picked around 12 PM in the noon.
  3. We will move towards capital city of Nagaland – Kohima, say hi to our amiable Trip Captain.
  4. Finish quick, short Lunch enroute at a local restaurant.
  5. (Optional / Time & traffic permits) Stop by at Nagaland State Museum which is in the middle of Kohima town and get to know about colorful local culture and different tribes that are part of this unique state.
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  6. Reach the beautiful green village – Khonoma – and go on a village walk. If lucky, we will be treated with a beautiful sunset across the hill.
  7. A journey of about an hour from Khonoma will take us back in time to a serene place called Dzuleke that has tiniest of population – only 34 households.
  8. At Dzuleke, one can actually feel a sense of calmness that is totally undisturbed from the civilization. There is no mobile network also!
  9. Check into our cozy village homestay.
  10. Socially gather as we share each others stories and get to know each other better.
  11. Finish delicious Dinner served at our Dzuleke stay and take a good night’s rest.

Day 2: Dzuleke Nature Walk, Kohima attractions

  1. Go on a early morning nature walk to the Dzuleke stream and experience peace in the lap of mother nature.  One can hear birds chirping, wind blowing against the trees and witness clear blue skies with slowly moving clouds. If lucky, one can even spot some wildlife.
  2. Fresh up, have Breakfast, check out of the stay.
  3. Khonoma village walk (if not done yesterday).
  4. Head towards Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland to visit colorful Cathedral Church & World War II Cemetery to know interesting stories about Japanese army attacking India through North East and how Nagas defended our country.
  5. Reach Kisama village home stay by early evening and say good bye to the Dzuleke/Kohima driver.
  6. Gather around socially, play some games.
  7. Finish hot Dinner before calling it off for the day.

Day 3: Kisama Heritage Village Walk, Kigwema Village exploration

  1. Start the day late with Breakfast.
  2. Explore Kisama Heritage village by walk, the mystic piece of land that showcases rich culture, architecture and practices of The Nagas.
  3. Kisama is also the venue of vibrant Hornbill festival that happens every year in December.
  4. One can explore closed architectural pieces like Bamboo pavilion, Idols, and Morungs which are the arenas for the tribes to learn and display different skills like archery, arts, crafts and even headhunting!
  5. Most of these places in Heritage village are actively decorated during Hornbill festival of early December.
  6. Finish Lunch at one of the food joints of the village & walk back to the homestay.
  7. After a brief rest, go on a short road trip by local vehicle to a clean & well maintained village named Kigwema.
  8. Enjoy beautiful view point of step mountain fields of Kigwema and explore the village.
  9. Head back to the Homestay, gather around Bonfire (weather permits).
  10. Wrap up for the night with early Dinner.

Day 4: Dzukou Valley: Trek to Fairy Land, Camping

  1. The day we have been waiting for has arrived. Today we shall trek to the heavenly Dzukou valley from the village.
  2. Breakfast time.
  3. Our Dzukou cab will arrive before 8 AM.
  4. Note: Dzukou Valley doesn’t have mobile network. It is advised to carry some cash & pack some snacks.
  5. You may put your bigger backpacks at the Homestay and carry only the small backpack with essentials. Our guide will give individual sleeping bags to each trekker and our Porter will carry heavier tents.
  6. The initial part of the trek, around 2 hours of the mountain slope is steep and surrounded by rain forest. The locals have done a great job in maintaining the sanctity of the trail.
  7. Once we hike up the mountain, a completely new world appears in front of our eyes. Tens of rolling hills carpeted by dwarf bamboo trees welcome trekkers with a captivating views.
  8. This remaining part of trek of about 3 hours through the valley is relatively easy but long. The beauty of the valley will make trekkers forget everything else.
  9. We will reach base camp located at a magnificent setting at the other end and drop our bags in the tents once our care taker pitches the tents.
  10. After a well deserved hot black Tea, we will hike up nearest mountain peak which is the only place with mobile signal!
  11. Gear up for a very very cold night. Weather permits, locals may even arrange a bonfire.
  12. Have a basic but hot Dinner (self sponsored) before resting in your assigned tents.

Day 5: Explore the Fairyland, Trek back to Earth, stay at Kisama

  1. Today we shall explore a Helipad and trek down the valley to reach breathtaking grasslands, pristine and cold flowing rivers, floating clouds that act as a crown to the majestic mountain peaks.
  2. This 3 Km trek down is icing on the cake of already unimaginable setting of the Dzukou valley
  3. After taking endless selfies, groupfies and Reels, we will finally trek up and have hot Lunch at our base camp
  4. Resume our trek along the hills, and finally hike down the rainforest of the mountain slope to reach back to Jakhama village.
  5. Our Dzukou vehicle will be waiting at the parking to pick tired and exhausted trekkers.
  6. Once we are dropped to the stay by late afternoon, there is no more activity planned for the day.
  7. Your body asks for rest after 2 days of trek and exploration.
  8. Finish Dinner and have a tight sleep.

Day 6: Return

  1. Good morning Nagaland one last time during the trip.
  2. All the outgoing flights are scheduled around afternoon time from Dimapur Airport. Our Airport vehicle will drop you just in time for flight check-in / baggage drop.
  3. People travelling to Guwahati on their own will be dropped at Dimapur Railway station.
  4. Good bye Nagaland until next time!

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Dimapur to Dimapur)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 times Breakfast
  4. 4 times Dinner (Veg & Non veg)
  5. All entry tickets, permissions
  6. Dzukou Valley Trekking Fees
  7. Local guide / Trip Captain
  8. Potter to carry Tents for Dzukou Valley
  9. At least 1 Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at the time)
  10. Airport pick up and drop at fixed timings (Ex. Dimapur)
  11. A unique cultural and offbeat experience of the most untouched state Nagaland.
  12. GST

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches
  2. 1 Dinner at Dzukou Valley
  3. Any kind of insurance, activities, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Nagaland Tour Package With Dzukou Valley Trek Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs.16,230/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

About Trip:

  1. This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  2. This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and luxury. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  3. Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:

Starting points:

  • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-1
  • Dimapur Airport: 11:45 AM on Day-1

Drop points:

    • Dimapur Airport: 11 AM on Day-6
    • Dimapur Railway station: 11:30 AM on Day-6

Local Travel in Nagaland:

  • Local Travel by Sumo/Innova/Eeco or similar tourist vehicles.
  • Usually we use multiple vehicles during the trip.
  • Note: There is no night journey in this trip. All travel is during day time.

How to reach Dimapur by Train:

  • Book a flight to Guwahati (much cheaper than Dimapur flight).
  • Take a morning train to Dimapur – just 5 hours of journey from Guwahati.

Flight booking:

  1. Our team can also assist you in booking your flight tickets from/to Guwahati or Dimapur as per your choice.

Stay:

  1. Total 5 Nights
  2. All stays are 3/4/5 sharing basis.
  3. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night. Contact our team to check availability before booking.
  4. You may get in touch with our Booking Team if you wish to see stay pictures.

Places of Stay:

  1. Dzuleke: Homestay for 1 Night (Comfort stay)
  2. Kisama/Kohima: Homestay for 3 Nights (Comfort stay)
  3. Dzukou Valley: Camping for 1 Night (Basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Dzukou association.

Trip Basics:

  1. Total seats: 4 – 15 per batch.
  2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (1.5 days of trek)
  3. Can beginners attempt? : Yes, given one is fit enough.
  4. Tents are carried by Potter and individual Sleeping Bags have to be carried by trekkers
  5. Max altitude: Dzukou Valley at 9000 feet above Sea level
  6. Climate: Cold to Very cold (depending on the season)

What’s next after booking your ticket(s):

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Travelers are expected to respect local culture, people, and rules of the land. The specific details will be shared in the WhatsApp group by Trip Captain. This is very important.
  2. Travelers are expected to come with an open heart by appreciating the complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.

Best Time to Travel to Dzukou:

  1. Dzukou valley is best visited during Monsoon and Winter. The monsoon special experience would be from June till August when Dzukou Lillis grow and the valley is transformed into a green carpet of mountain waves.
  2. It is also good in peak winter (Dec and Jan) where extremely chilling temperatures give way to a frozen valley, especially early in the morning.

Seasonal variations:

  1. Mar, Apr (Summer): These are drier months. While the beauty is intact, the experience would be a little underwhelming.
  2. May to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from May, and the valley comes alive. Dzukou lilies and Rhododendrons decorate the valley in different colors (especially in June and July). The rains will continue till mid-September, with clouds playing hide and seek.
  3. Oct to mid-Feb (Winter): Clouds give away to clear skies and amazing sunsets. The extreme chill sets into the valley with freezing nights and early morning sunrises. The valley is still very beautiful.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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