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Dzukou Valley (Nagaland)

Viswema, Nagaland

Difficulty

Easy

No of Days

Maximum Altitude

2542m

Price

INR 6500/- Per Person Dimapur to Dimapur

Available Date

7th July to 11th July 2024

14th July to 18th July

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About Dzukou Valley Trek

Dzukou Valley Trek is one of the most famous trekking routes in the northeastern state of Nagaland, India. Here are the details:

  1. Location: Dzukou Valley is situated at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur, about 30 kilometers south of the state capital, Kohima. It lies at an altitude of around 2,438 meters above sea level.

  2. Duration: The trek typically takes around 2-3 days to complete, depending on the pace of the trekker and the chosen route.

  3. Difficulty Level: The trek is considered moderate in difficulty. While not extremely challenging, it does involve steep ascents and descents in certain sections, as well as rocky terrain. It's suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers.

  4. Best Time to Visit: The best time to undertake the Dzukou Valley Trek is from October to May. During this period, the weather is generally pleasant with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking.

  5. Route Options:

    • There are two main routes to reach Dzukou Valley: one from the state of Manipur and the other from Nagaland.

    • The Nagaland route typically starts from the base camp at Viswema village, near Kohima, and involves a trek of about 17-18 kilometers to reach Dzukou Valley.

    • The Manipur route usually starts from the foothill village of Zakhama and involves a trek of similar length.

    • Both routes offer stunning views of lush green landscapes, cascading streams, and vibrant flora.

  6. Permit: Trekkers are required to obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Nagaland, which can be obtained from the Nagaland House in major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Dimapur. Additionally, there might be local permits required which can be arranged through local tour operators or authorities.

  7. Accommodation: Basic accommodation options such as guesthouses and camping sites are available near the Dzukou Valley. However, it's advisable to carry tents and camping equipment as facilities may be limited.

  8. Safety Precautions: Trekkers are advised to travel with a guide, especially if they are unfamiliar with the terrain or local conditions. Weather can change rapidly, so it's important to be prepared for rain or sudden drops in temperature. Additionally, carrying sufficient water, food, and first aid supplies is essential.

  9. Highlights: The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of the valley, especially during the months of December and January when the entire valley is carpeted with blooming Dzukou lilies, making it a photographer's paradise. The valley is also home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of flowers and birds.

Overall, the Dzukou Valley Trek promises an unforgettable adventure amidst pristine natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for trekking enthusiasts.

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Itinarery

Day 01

Day 02

Day 03

Day 04

Day 05

Reporting at Dimapur railway station then drive to Kohima, Arrival in Zakhama

  • Arrive in Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland.

  • Acquire any necessary permits (Inner Line Permit) if not obtained prior to arrival.

  • Spend the day exploring Kohima, visiting local markets, War Cemetery, and other attractions.

  • Stay overnight in Zakhama.

Zakhama to Viswema Village (Base Camp), then trek to Dzukou Valley

  • After breakfast, drive from Kohima to Viswema Village, the starting point of the trek. It's about a 45-minute to 1-hour drive.

  • Reach Viswema Village and start the trek towards Dzukou Valley.

  • The trek from Viswema to Dzukou Valley typically takes around 5-6 hours depending on the pace.

  • Enjoy the scenic views along the trail, passing through forests and rocky terrain.

  • Reach the Dzukou Valley base camp area and set up camp.

  • Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying the tranquility of the valley.

  • Dinner and overnight camping in Dzukou Valley.

Explore Dzukou Valley

  • Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the valley, which offers breathtaking views.

  • After breakfast, explore the Dzukou Valley. You can trek around the valley, visit nearby viewpoints, or simply relax amidst the natural beauty.

  • During the months of December and January, the valley is adorned with blooming Dzukou lilies, creating a stunning sight.

  • Carry packed lunch to enjoy amidst the picturesque surroundings.

  • Spend the day exploring and taking in the beauty of the valley.

  • Return to the base camp area in the evening.

  • Dinner and overnight camping in Dzukou Valley.

Return to Kohima via Zakhama

  • After breakfast, pack up camp and start the trek to Zakhama Village.

  • Depending on the pace, it usually takes around 4-5 hours to trek back to Zakhama Village.

  • Reach Zakhama Village and drive back to Kohima.

  • Upon reaching Kohima, check into accommodation and relax.

  • Spend the evening exploring Kohima further or simply unwind.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Kohima.

Departure

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

  • Depart from Kohima to Dimapur, marking the end of the Dzukou Valley Trek adventure. Our service ends here, leave only footprints take only sweet memories of Northeastern Himalayas.

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"What included"

Cost of transportation to and from. (Dimapur to Dimapur)

Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays.

Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Evening tea to Day 5:- Morning breakfast)

Cost of Permit fees.

"What not included"

Cost of Personal expenses.

Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.

Cost of personal porter.

Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 5)

Cost of personal porter to carry his/her backpack.

Things to carry on a Trek
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Booking Policy:

To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.

One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID). 

Details to be shared on request.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount

  • 15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.

  • Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible

  • In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.

  • One has option to send another person on their behalf.

  • One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for. 

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