Nagaland with an area of 16,488 Sq.Kms
of rich green hills, glistening streams
and cascading waterfalls became a
state in 1963 and was formed out of
the previous Naga Hills Tuesnsang
Area (NHTA). The state is comprised
of 14 major tribes who have distinct
dialects, cultures and traditions.
A small state bordered by Myanmar
to its east, Assam to the north, Arunachal
in the north east and Manipur to its
south. This picturesque destination
offers the visitor a glimpse into
an ancient culture ensconced in a
land of green valleys, forested hillsides,
and diverse vegetation. Nourishing
a rich variety of flora and fauna,
Nagaland's higher reaches at heights
of 3000 - 4000 feet are rich in thick
Pine forests. April and May herald
the spring with delightful wild orchids
in a blaze of colour.
The Barail hill range extending from
the south-west via North Cachar region
climbs up to Kohima, with Nagaland's
highest peak - Peak Japvo towering
to a height of 3,048 metres. The Naga
culture and traditions are still followed
faithfully and you can experience
this unique tribal ambience as we
visit different villages and interact
with these brave people. Today Nagaland
offers the visitor numerous destinations
for holidays and adventures and GIBBON
TRAVELS sees that you have a whole
of a time in this timeless land.
The beginning of winter is
marked by a steep fall (almost 5 degree
Centigrade) in temperature during
December. January is the coldest month.
In February, the temperature starts
rising gradually. The monsoon lasts
for five months from May to September
with June, July and May, being the
wettest months. The annual rainfall
varies from 100 cm to over 300 cm.
Nagaland though at
the eastern extremity of the country
is easily accessible by air, rail
Many connecting flights between
Delhi and Dimapur in Nagaland. Indian
Airlines also operates flights from
Kolkata to Dimapur from where Kohima
is only three hours away by road.
The nearest railhead is Dimapur
which is connected to Guwahati by
the Shatabdi express and Delhi by
the Rajdhani express. Both trains
are fast and extremely comfortable.
Aizawl can be approached
from Dimapur by bus or taxis and is
a three hour drive away.
Day 01 :
Fly Calcutta to Dimapur and drive
to Kohima 75 km, the capital city
of Nagaland. Arrive in Kohima and
check into Hotel Japfu.
Day 02 :
Kohima - Early morning drive 23 km
to visit Viswama village of Angami
tribe. Walk down to explore the village
of Angami tribe which have traditional
wooden gates which are Buffalo horns.
Afternoon proceed to visit Kohima
war cemetery, a supreme memorial raised
in memory of allied soldiers killed
in world war II by the invading Japanese
forces. Later visit State Museum to
explore the tribal Naga culture under
a single roof.
Day 03 :
Kohima/Mokokchung - After breakfast
drive to Mokokchung 160 km. Enroute
visit Lotha tribal village. Overnight
in Circuit House.
Day 04 :
Mokokchung/Tuensang - After breakfast
drive to Tuensang 115 kms. Enroute
visit Ungma and Lungsa, the Ao tribal
villages. Overnight in Circuit House/Paying
Day 05 :
Tuensang/Mon - After breakfast drive
to Mon 150 kms. Enroute visit the
Konyak tribal village . Overnight
in Circuit House/Tented Accomodation.
Day 06 :
Full day in and around Mon. Visit
Shankyu Village where one can see
wooden monuments and stone memorials
of Anghs (herediatary chief) and Longwa
Village which is the biggest village
in the district. Longwa village lies
on International Border of India and
Mynmar( Burma ).
Day 07 :
Mon/Dibrugarh - After breakfast drive
110 kms. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 :
Transfer to airport for flight to
Day 01 :
Arrive Dimapur and drive 74 km to
the hill station of Kokima, capital
of Nagaland, where the Japanese advance
into India was stopped in 1944. Check
into hotel. Afternoon free.
Day 02 :
Kohima sightseeing, first to Khonoma,
20km away. This was the bastions of
the Angami tribe who resisted fiercely
all incursions including the British.
Afternoon back in Kohima, visit World
War II Memorial and local market.
Day 03 :
Set off for Saramati. Drive east to
town of Kiphere, c 200km, 8 hrs. overnight
Day 04 :
Drive to Pungro village. Check into
govt lodge or tents. Dinner and O/N
Day 05 :
Drive 40km to village of Salumi (c
1800mts, a.m.s.l.) the vehicles can
go no futher.
Trek 6 hrs to thanemere Village (c
2220mts a.m.s.l.), with porters, cooks
and local guides.O/N. tents.
Day 06 :
Trek to base camp (c 3000mts a.m.s.l.)
about 6hrs climb. O/N tents.
Day 07, 8,
on Mt Saramati to enjoy the nature.(3841mts
Day 9 :
Start return trek, to Thanemere O/N
Day 10 :
Trek to Salumi. The vehicles will
be waiting for us, by road back to
kiphere. O/N Govt lodge.
Day 11 :
Drive to Kohima via Pfutsero at (c
2133mts a.m.s.l.), quite a small town.
Day 12 :
After breakfast drive to Zakhama,
trek to the Dzukou valley, 2438mts
for about 4hrs. This is the valley
of vast green landscapes, leisurely
flowing serpentine streams and many
varieties of flora including rhododendrons
and orchids. O/N tents.
Day 13 :
Full day to explore the Valley. O/N
Day 14 :
Descend from the valley and drive
to Kohima. O/N hotel.
Day 15 :
Transfer to Dimapur (74kms) for 1400hrs
flight to Kolkata.