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1. Assam-Nagaland : History and Cultural Tour

Day 1. Dibrugarh - Sibsagar. 77 km 2hrs

Sibsagar is known for monuments and sites that dates back to the Kingdom of Ahom. One can find many different attractions in the city and the main place of interest is a water tank called the Bhorpukhuri. This is situated in an elevated region that is higher than the rest of the city. There are three temples that can be seen here as well.

An amphitheatre called the Rang Ghar is also present in the city. The roof of the building was built to resemble an upturned boat. One can also visit the Joysagar which is a man made lake and it is located in a place called Rangpur. 

For those who are interested in history, the Ahom Museum is a good place to visit. Many artifacts that belongs to the Ahom Kings are present here. You can see swords, platters, and goblets present in the museum. Another palace called the Kareng Ghar is located near the city and this is also a popular place to visit.

Overnight Sibsagar Hotel

Day 2. Sibsagar- Mon. 120km/ 5/6 hrs

Today after breakfast with packed lunch we shall drive from the plain to the hills. Mon, the home town of the Konyak Nagas who are known for  their tatoo cluture, wood carving skills, gun-making, etc. The land of the Konyak Nagas (Mon) is also regarded as the “Land of Anhg”. Enroute visit Mon village, where we can have a basic idea of the Konyak Naga world!
Overnight Mon. Paying Guest huose/ Resort.

Day 3. Mon. (Packed Lunch)

Today we shall visit Longwa village which boders with Burma as the international boundary runs through the Anhg’s house. The Angh eat in Nagaland and sleeps in Burma!   As we get into the village we shall visit the Angh’s house where one can see the massive wood carvings and also the size of the house which in itself is a magnificent sight. Meet the local people (they are reserved by nature).  Lunch. Post lunch drive to Shangkhachingnyu village where we will see local craftsmen and war trophies.
Overnight at Mon Guest huose/ Resort.

Day 4 Mon.

Today we shall drive to Chenmoho village where we will see people with tatooed faces, explore the village, meet the locals and interact with them.  Next proceed to Chui village where one can see the ethnic Konyak way of constructing their houses with thatch roof and one peculiar feature of their houses is the main pillars jutting out of the roof. One may also expect to see local weavers/scraftsmen.
Overnight at Mon Guest huose/ Resort.

Day 5 Mon- Mokochung 180km. 8/9 hrs.

Today after breakfast we shall drive to the Ao Naga country. Enroute we shall halt over at Lenden to see the bamboo mat making by the locals. Next stop will be at Chuchuyimlung village. Further drive to Mokokchung, the home town of the Ao Nagas.
Overnight at Mokokchung Hotel.

Day 6. Mokokchung.

Today we shall explore some Ao Naga villages. We shall visit the Museum at Impur village which display machines and tools that were used by the early Christian Missionaries. Next visit Moponchuket village where you will understand the legend of 'life cycle' believed by the Ao’s which are depicted on wooden pillars.
Lunch. Post lunch drive to Aliba village where we will see, perhaps one of the biggest log drum in Nagaland. Next we proceed to Chungtia village, a village that bears witness of the Ao Naga tradition having a Machang - a seating platform which is predominantly made of bamboo.
Overnight Mokochung. Hotel.

Day 7 . Mokokchung- Tuophema 120km.

After breakfast, we shall  drive to Tuophema village. Enroute we shall visit one of the oldest Ao Naga village - Ungma. Legend tells that many present Ao villages migrated from this village. The brief visit will introduce you to the local weavers and meet old peoples. Next we shall proceed to Longkhum village which has being regarded as the vanguard village of the Ao region during head-hunting days. Longkhum is not just a village with past glories but even today the village acts as a model in bio-diversity conservation. Next, we shall have a glimpse of a Lotha Naga village called Longsa, and also Tseminyu village of Rengma tribe.
Overnight Tuophema. Community Cottage.

Day 8 . Tuophema.

Tuophema happens to be the first village in Nagaland having a successful story in community base tourism.

Morning, we shall walk around the village where we'll see smiling faces with welcoming attitude. The village has about 12 cottages and all these are contributed and constructed by the community. In the walk we shall come across community hall, ceremonial gate, etc.
Lunch at Gariphema village. Post lunch explore Gariphema village and drive back to Tuophema.
In the evening Cultural programme at Tuophema

Overnight Tuophema.

Day 9. Tuophema- Kohima. 45km

Today we drive to Kohima the Capital city of Nagaland. On our way we will visit the State Museum. While exploring Kohima village where we can see remains of Second World War, ceremonial gates. Lunch. Check into your Hotel. Post lunch visit World War II cemetery.
Overnight Kohima. Hotel.

Day 10. Kohima.

Morning we shall drive to Jakhama village (16km away from Kohima) and explore the village where we will see some rich men’s houses. We shall also explore the traditional lifestyle of the Angami Nagas in a nutshell. Next visit Kigwema village and Kisama the Heritage complex where the annual Hornbill festival takes place. Lunch at Kohima. Post Lunch visit sales emporium/souvenir shops and local market where you'll get to see local vegetables, insects and worms, etc for food by the Naga people.
Overnight at Kohima. Hotel.

Day 11. Kohima- Khonoma.

Morning after breakfast drive to Khonoma village (20km).  Khonoma village has been declared as the first “Green village" in India because of the initiative taken by the village to stop hunting, logging and forest fire. The village has taken an odd step by declaring 27 sq kms of its territory as "Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sacntuary" (KNCTS). At Khonoma you will find Culture, History and Nature intact together. As we go through the village we will see ceremonial gates, morung, cairn circles, forts, historical sites, age group house, meet local craftsmen weaving shawls and cane basket. Lunch. Post lunch, We shall get down to see the terrace fields and see how terrace cultivation is being done. Towards the evening we shall witness some indigenous games which will be demonstrated by the local youth and thereafter we shall try the locally prepared brew.
Overnight Khonoma Home stay.

Day 12. Khonoma- Mezoma- Khonoma (7km).

Today we start with a ‘Nature Walk’ towards the area where the local people practice jhum cultivation also known as shifting cultivation. Shifting cultivation is a system which has long been practised by our forefathers since times immemorial and it was recently realized by the local people that it is the most sustainable and scientific way of cultivation along with Alder trees which has some nitrogen fixation properties on the tip of its roots which regenerate the soil. We shall also see the majestic Bos Frontalis (Mithun) the state animal of Nagaland.

Next we shall drive for 7km to Mezoma village, followed by a traditional lunch, post lunch explore the village. OPTION - drive back to Khonoma/Stay overnight at Mezoma
Overnight Khonoma/Mezoma. Home Stay.

Day 13 Khonoma/Mezoma - Dimapur 87km.

We shall drive to Dimapur. Enroute visit Secuma village.

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2. NAGALAND TREK

DAY 1. DIMAPUR-KHONOMA (87 KM/ 3½ HRS)

Meet a representative at Dimapur Airport and proceed to Khonoma village. Enroute stop at some local market where we will see locals selling organic vegetables.
Overnight at Khonoma Home Stay.

DAY 2. KHONOMA- SEIKHAKIE (3 KM / 1 HR)

Today we start our day by touring Khonoma village, the "first green village in India", You can expect and look forward to hear and see – History, Culture, Tradition and Nature. Traditional lunch. Post lunch trek to SEIKHAKIE base camp for overnight stay, log cabin and tents- enjoy the camp-fire fun.

DAY 3 BASE-CAMP- DZUKOU (6 KM /3-4HRS TREK)

            After breakfast gear up and start the trek to Dzukou  valley which at an altitude of 2700 metres above sea level. Though it is assume to be a hard trek we may see some wild animals, birds as we are going through ‘Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary’. Lunch at Dzukou valley. after which explore the valley of eternal charm where you will find a serpentine stream flowing leisurely through the valley. The whole valley is covered with a stout bamboo and when viewed from distance, it looks like a golf course. Overnight Dzukou Tent.

DAY 4 DZUKOU- DZULEKIE (8 KM / 3-4 TREK)

            Morning, We shall explore the valley by ourselves. After breakfast – OPTION trek to water fall which is approximate 3km away from your camping site. OR leisurely trek down towards Dzuleke village with packed lunch. Received by the locals at a Morung traditionally. Relax for sometime and move around the village . Overnight Dzuleke Morung- Male dormitory or Homestay.

DAY 5 DZULEKIE- BENREU 25KM

            Today after breakfast drive to Benreu village enroute explore the mystical Dzulekecie river. Before getting to Benreu village meet some locals at Tepuiki river and take part in the traditional fishing. Picnic lunch with your own catch by the river side. Now drive to the village check into Mt. Pauna Cottage. Walk around the village and witness the unique culture and traditions of the Nagas enjoy their local wine. Overnight Benreu at Mt. Pauna Cottage.

DAY 6 BENREU - MT. PAUNA- BENREU (6 KM)

            Today trek to Mt. Pauna, the 3rd highest Mountain in Nagaland. It is known to be a Nature Museum in itself as it houses many wild animals and herbal plants too. Lunch at Mt.Pauna. Overnight Benreu. Mt. Pauna Cottage.

DAY 7 BENREU- DIMAPUR (115KM   5 ½ HRS)

            After breakfast we shall drive towards Dimapur, enroute visit Pelekie village and witness traditional salt making. Thereafter drive to Dimapur airport to connect your flight for further destination.

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3. Dimapur-Benreu-Khonoma-Kohima-Tuophema-Dimapur

Day 1. Dimapur

Meet a representative at Dimapur airport or train station. Refreshment, visit the Kachari Ruin site and further proceed to Diezephe Village more popularly known as Handicraft Village. Today we don’t have much activity.
Overnight Dimapur. Hotel.

Day 2. Dimapur- Benreu 110 km

Morning after breakfast drive to Benreu village. Enroute we shall visit Peren village. Have lunch and proceed to Pelekie village. Pelekie village is famous for making indigenous salt by the local people. Further drive to Benreu village. On arrival check into community lodge and explore the village. In the village we shall see tradition Morung- the informal institution where oral histories and traditions are passed from generation to generations, We shall also come across some hunting trophies of wild-animals still hanging in front of their doors.
We will be entertained by a Zeliang Naga dance. Overnight at Benreu Village.

Day 3. Benreu – Khonoma 40 kms

Morning after breakfast walk and drive to Dzülekie. Dzuleke village is a small village of around 40 households. It has much to offer as it is fully surrounded by nature and nature alone. On reaching Dzülekie, (Depending on the season) we can participate in indigenous way of fishing and have picnic lunch. Post lunch drive towards Khonoma “The first Green Village of the Country”. On the way we shall stop for a while and wait for sometimes to see the State animal Mithun, a semi domesticated animal leisurely grazing on the wayside. Futher proceed to Khonoma village

Overnight Khonoma Home Stay.

Day 4. Khonoma

Today after breakfast, we shall explore Khonoma village. This village has taken an odd step by declaring 27 sq kms of its territory as "Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sacntuary" (KNCTS). At Khonoma you will find Culture, History and Nature intact together. As we go through the village we will see ceremonial gates, morung, cairn circles, forts, historical sites, age group house, meet local craftsmen weaving shawls and making cane basket. Lunch. Post lunch We shall get down to see the terrace fields and see how terrace cultivation is being done. Towards the evening we shall witness some indigenous games which will be demonstrated by the local youth and thereafter we shall try the locally prepared brew.
Overnight Khonoma Home stay.

Day 5- Khonoma - Kohima 20 km/1 hrs.

Morning after breakfast we drive to Kohima. Today we shall visit State Museum (Closed on Monday), World War II Cemetery, local bazar, Sale Emporium, Kohima village where we will see some remains of the war during 1940s, big wooden gates. Lunch. Post lunch visit Kisama where the Hornbill festival takes place every year. At the heritage site we shall see traditional houses of all the major tribes built in different unique designs. Next visit Kigwema where Subash Chandra Boss stayed during the WWII at Kohima.
Overnight Kohima. Hotel.

Day 6. Kohima- Tuophema 45 km

We start our leisure trip to Tuophema village after breakfast. On arrival to Tuophema village we shall have lunch served on a huge table made out of a big single log. Post lunch explore the village, meet the local friendly people though smiling could the only means you can exchange with then.
Evening we shall witness women folk performing how the Nagas spins cotton.
Overnight Tuophema. Community Cottages.

Day 7. Tuophema- Dimapur 97 km

After breakfast wedrive to Dimapur to connect flight/trian.

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4. ART AND CRAFT Tour

Day 1. Dimapur- Khonoma 87km/4hrs.
Meet a representative at Dimapur Train Station, thereafter surface transfer towards Khonoma, enroute you may visit  few Wood and Bamboo craft unit you may also explore Mezoma village.

O/N Khonoma Home Stay.

Day 2. Khonoma
Today we explore the art and craft of Khonoma, the first Green Villageage of The Country. As we tour the villageage we shall come across women weaving shawl of different colours and designs, men making cane baskets and spear making. In Khonoma you will meet and see National award winners in cane basket making.
Besides that we will come to see ceremonial gate, morung –the infornal institution from where the oral history and cultures are past from one generation to the next! We shall also see fort, age group houses ect. Picnic lunch. Post lunch we shall see how jhum cultivation is done along with Alder trees which has being practicing by our forefathers since time immemorial. It is said to be the most scientific and sustainable way of practicing jhuming cultivation.

O/N Khonoma.

Day 3. Khonoma- Kohima. 20km/1hr
After breakfast drive to Kohima, the capital, where we will come across local weavers and some professional wood carvings, visit the Sale Emporium. We can also visit War memorial, State museum, visit Kigwema village, Kisama village, where the annual Hornbill festival takes place.

O/N Kohima. Hotel.

Day 4. Kohima- Tuophema 45km.
Today we drive to Tuophema village, visit Tseminyu village which falls under Rengma Naga tribe, known for their weaving skill, many people pick up weaving as their main source of livelihood! For your information Nagaland comprised of 16 major tribes and all these tribes differs in traditional attires. Back to Tuophema village for lunch. In the afternoon visit the village and see the stone from which they are believed to have picked up their shawl designs. Evening, some women-folks will showcase the indigenous way of spinning cotton singing traditional song.

O/N Tuophema Commumity Cottage.

Day 5 : Tuophema - Mokokchung 120km/6 hrs
Today with packed lunch drive towards the Ao Naga (another tribe) on the way we visit Longsa village Lotha Naga village, where we will see different designs and shape of baskets and shawls. Visit Longkhum village. 
O/N Mokokchung Hotel.

Day 6. Mokokchung- Changki- Mokokchung 40km
Today we start for Changki village which is famous for earthen pot making. As we get to the village we shall see local artisans making pot with mud. Lunch follows at Changki village.
Post lunch drive back and enroute visit Chungtia and Aliba village.

O/N Mokokchung.

Day 7. Mokokchung- Jorhat 130km
Today we drive to Assam-Jorhat shifting our tour from hill to plain where we’ll experience the climate going from pleasant cold to heat! Enroute we shall see local weavers making Bamboo mat, as we all know Bamboo technology is getting more and more popular. Nagas are also picking up well in taking up small enterprises even at the village level. We shall see one of such at Ilenden village. Next stop at a Mishing village in Assam and visit locals weaver making traditional shawls.

O/N Jorhat. Hotel

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5. ADVENTURE TOUR

Day 1. Dimapur- Benreu village ( 97km/3hrs)
Meet Alder Tours representative on arrival at Dimapur (Airport/ train station) surface transfer to Benreu village of Zeliang Naga tribe under Peren District. The village stands on a small hillock where houses are built on real steep rocky foundation. O/N Community Cottage and Tent.

Day 2 . Benreu- Mt. Pauna- Benreu (6 km)
Today after breakfast the team will be given a pre departure briefing and start the trek to Mt. Pauna which is about 2486 metres above the sea level. It is known as a nature museum where we find many herbals plants and wildlife. It is the 3rd highest mountain peak in Nagaland. As we proceed we shall enjoy the nature on the trek with birds chirping as our companion and the wild flowers will be a feast to our eyes.
As we get on the peak, we shall enjoy the view and have lunch. Post lunch, trek back to Benreu village where we will take part in a traditional dance with local brew. O/N Community Cottage and Tent.

Day 3. Benreu- Dzulekie (20km)
Today drive for about 15km towards Dzulekie. It is a small village with only about 30 households. The village is surrounded by thick forest with green sceneries on all sides with nature alone.  
Before reaching the village, meet some local people and take part in traditional fishing. With their traditional methods, we shall catch (fishing), prepare our meal and have picnic lunch by the river side.
O/N Tented

Day 4. Dzulekie- Mt. Kedieutsukeru- Base Camp.
Morning after breakfast trek to Kedieutsukeru which is aproximately 2400 metres above sea level. We shall trek for about 5km to the peak. If it is a clear day we may be able to see some parts of the Himalayas. This mountain is believed to have some plants which gives back life! Picnic lunch. Post lunch trek for about 9km to Seikhakie/Base camp which lies at the base of “Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary”.
O/N Base Camp and bon fire.

Day 5. Base Camp – Dzukou. 6km
Today’s trek will be comparatively tougher than the previous day treks. After 6km trek we will be mesmerised by the majestic Khonoma Dzukou which has being regarded as nature’s paradise as the whole valley is covered with a small species of bamboo and more amazingly a stream run leisurely in the midst of the valley which gets frozen during extremely cold winter. On getting there, we shall explore the valley which will enlighten our spirit and carry off the pain we endured on the trek.
O/N Tented.

Day 6. Dzukou- Dihozhu 8km.
Morning enjoy the valley once again with the sunrise, after which, with your packed lunch we shall trek to Dihozhu which is a legendary cave. Today, as we are trekking in the Sanctuary where we may see Tragopan as well.
O/N Diho Cave.

Day 7. Dihoju- Khonoma. 5km
Today trek leisurely to Khonoma village, enroute we will come across the most sustainable way of doing jhum cultivation by the Khonoma people which they have being doing since their forefather’s time.
Picnic lunch. Post lunch we will be entertained with some indigenous games & sports, also some folk-songs by local performers.
O/N Khonoma Home Stay.

Day 8. Khonoma.
Today we spend full day in Khonoma, the first “Green village of the country”.
After breakfast we shall tour the village where you will come across ceremonial gates,  morung, fort, age-group houses and meet local craftsmen. In the evening OPTION you may interact with village leaders OR elders basing on three things which you will find in Khonoma- Nature conservation and preservation, Culture and History.

O/N Khonoma Home Stay.

Day 9. Khonoma- Kohima 20km/1hr.
After breakfast transfer to Kohima, State capital, visit sale Emporium, Local market State Museum and Kohima village. Lunch at Kohima. Post lunch visit War memorial, Kisama, Kigwema village.
O/N Kohima Hotel.

Day 10. Kohima- Southern Dzukou. 7km trek
Today with packed lunch trek to Southern Dzukou explore Dzukou valley where the valley is fill with different kinds of flowers.
O/N Tented.

Day 11. Southern Dzukou- Kohima
Morning and first half of the day spend at Dzukou fully at peace with the un-comparable beauty of nature. Post lunch trek back where you will meet your car/jeep.
O/N Kohima Hotel.

Day 12. Kohima- Dimapur 87km/3hrs drive
Today surface transfer to Dimapur to connect your flight/train

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6. Eagle Nest and Kaziranga Wild Life

Day 01 :

Arrived Gawahati drive to eco camp 230km 6 hrs overnight / tented accommodation Namari Wild Life Sanctuary 

Day 02 : NAMARI NATIONAL PARK

 

Day 03 : NAMARI TO KELLONG

Kellong is the place  where his holiness the 14 dalai lama staged on  night during  his escape in 1954. It is a good spot for hornbills, woodpecker sighting.

Overnight Kellong.

 Day 04: KELLONG TO SESSINE - 8 km

Sessine is an ideal place for birds like sun-bird, flower pecter long  Tailed  Sebia , Beautifull Nuthatch ect.

Overnight  tented accommodation

 Day 05 : SESSINI TO BAMPU.

Drive for 12 km  from seeeini , here you can expect to have sighting of  Beautifull  Sebia, parrot bill, Scimater baffler etc .  Overnight Tented accomadation

 Day 06 : BAMPU TO SUNDER VIEW - 9 km

Its good for high altitude birds


Day 07 : SUNDER VIEW TO LAMA CAMP - 9 km 

Best Area for BUGUN LAICHOLIA,

Overnight / tented accommodation


Day 08 : LAMA CAMP TO TANGA

Day 09 : TANGA TO KAZIRANGA 

National Park

Overnight Hotel

 Day 10 : KAZIRANGA 

Morning elephant ride /  jeep safari  inside the national  park, and good for bird,  having 430 sq  km is the  home of Great indian one horned  Rhinoceros , [unicornist] Park  Comnines Elephant Grass mixed with thorny rattan. cane, areas of  semi evergreen forest  and  shallow swamps, the rino population  is about 1200 here [ latest  survey ]

 Day 11 :

Kaziranga to Gawahati Airport BY connected flight

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7. Assam Tea Garden - Nagaland - Kaziranga Tour

Day 01 : 22 Nov Delhi to Dhibrugarh

Arrived Kolkata/ Delhi to Dhibrugarh Checked in hotel lunch after noon visit Tea plantation and factory 

Day 02 : 23 Nov: DHIBRUGHAR TO MON [ NAGALAND ]

Early morning start your drive to Mon for 5-6 houtd.  After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.  
Visit first village at Phuktong   village.  It has two great   Morungs (men’s dormitories).  Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. 

Day 03 & Day 04: 24-25 Nov : MON

Mon TWO full days to explore this colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past.  Visit   Shangnyu village which is ruled by the Chief Angh and is a prominent village in Mon district. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth- believed to have been constructed by heavenly angels. Human beings and other creatures are carved on this monument. Memorial stones are also found in front of the Angh’s Palace. History records that good and friendly relationship existed between the Shangnyu and the Ahom Kings of Assam. Shangnyu Angh use to collect taxes from all the villages under his domain-extending from Sibsagar in Assam to the Wanchos in Arunachal.  
Also visit  Sangha  to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.  
We will also organize a cultural evening in the village.

 Day 05 : 26 Nov : MON TO JORHAT

VISIT Enroute visit historical places at Sibsagar . Overnight/ hotel Jorhat

Day 06 : 27 Nov : JORHAT TO MAJULI ISLAND

Drive to Nimati l Ghat. Take you to Ferry to Majuli. It will take 1.30Hrs to Cross. After crossing the mighty Brahmaputra River after lunch visit missing tribal village visit AUNIATI SATRA / MASK MAKING CENTER evening dance Cultural Programmed. Overnight /at Bamboo HUT 

Day 07 : 28 Nov : MAJULI TO KAZIRANGA 

After noon visit local market

Day 08 : 29 Nov : KAZIRANGA 
Morning elephant ride / jeep safari inside the national park. Afternoon jeep safari

 Day 09 : 30 Nov :KAZIRANGA TO KOHIMA 

VISIT Dimapur is the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe, whose rule existed before the 13th century AD. Reminiscences of the glory of this kingdom can be found on the ruins that are scattered in and around the town. These ruins give evidence of a culture that probably had a touch of Hinduism, but were predominantly Non-Aryan. Besides monoliths, Dimapur contains other ruins of temples, embankments and bath OVER/ NIGHT / HOTEL

 Day 10 : 1 December : VISIT HORNBILL FESTIVAL 

 Day 11 : 2 December : VISIT HORNBILL FESTIVAL

 Day 12 : 3 December : Kohima - PFUTSERO - Kohima

Early Breakfast drive to PFUTSERO 70 km 2 hrs drive VISIT Chakesang tribal village back to kohima

Day 13 : 4 December : Khonoma VILLAGE - Kohima village

After breakfast visit Khonoma VILLAGE / Kohima village / World War II Museum. 

Day 14 : 5 December :Dimapur - Kolkata

Drive to Dimapur airport fly to Kolkata/ Delhi/ by Connected Flight.

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8. Hornbill Festival Special Package 1

Hornbill Festival : Festival of Festivals (1)

DAY 1 : KOLKATA-DIMAPUR-KOHIMA

Meet a representative at Dimapur airport, the commercial hub of Nagaland, get surface transfer to Kohima, the state capital of Nagaland (2 ½ hrs). Enroute we shall see locals selling vegetables, fruits and other indigenous products, which are produced locally.
Overnight Kohima Hotel/Home stay

DAY 2 :Hornbill Festival. Hornbill Festival
Morning we shall start our day by visiting some local market and World War II cemetery. We shall spend the rest of our day in Hornbill festival filled with songs and dances, and people in full festive mood with colourful attires. We shall also see shops where you can pick up souvenirs to take home for your dear ones. We then shall have lunch at the festival where you can taste local food. We shall also visit Phesama village in the afternoon
Overnight. Overnight Kohima Hotel/Home stay

DAY 3 :  Hornbill Festival.
Morning we shall start our day by exploring Kigwema village and get some idea about the village life where we’ll come across huge wood carvings in front of rich men’s houses.  Afterwhich we shall spent the rest of our day in the hornbill festival. Lunch at Hornbill festival. We shall be looking forward to see more fascinating and ethnic culture of the Nagas.
We shall participate in the night carnival at Kohima where we shall see people selling different items from Christmas decorations to chicken barbecue. One of the most interesting aspect of the carnival is the whole street being filled and flooded with people taking their family and friends for fun and dinner. 

Overnight Kohima Hotel/Home stay

DAY 4 : Hornbill Festival.Hornbill Festival
Today after breakfast, we shall drive to Jakhama village where a local will demonstrate how a rooster is being strangled to foretell a person’s fortune for the year. In the process we observed which leg falls over the other leg and the innards of the rooster examine also fortells a person for the year.
Thereafter, we shall take part in the Hornbill festival. Lunch at Hornbill site. Post lunch drive to Khonoma village which is 20km from Kohima.

Khonoma village is the first Green Village of the country. This village has taken an odd step by declaring 27 sq kms of its territory as "Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sacntuary" (KNCTS). At Khonoma you will find Culture, History and Nature intact together.

We shall further drive to Seikhakie for overnight camping where we shall enjoy the chirping sounds of birds, gaze at the starry skies and end our day with bonfire.

Overnight Locked cabin/tented accomodation.

 DAY 5 :  Seikhakie-Khonoma Village.
Today we shall start our day with a ‘Nature Walk’ towards the area where the local people practice jhum cultivation also known as shifting cultivation. Shifting cultivation is a system which has long been practised by our forefathers since times immemorial and it was recently realized by the local people that it is the most sustainable and scientific way of shifting cultivation along with Alder trees which has some notrogen fixation property on the tip of its roots that regenerates the soil. We shall also see the majestic Bos Frontalis (Mithun) the state animal of Nagaland leisurely grazing on the wayside.

Further we shall drive to Khonoma village for lunch. Post lunch we shall explore the village. As we go through the village we will see ceremonial gates, morung, cairn circles, forts, historical sites, age group house, meet local craftsmen weaving shawls and making cane basket. Lunch. Post lunch We shall get down to see the terrace fields and see how terrace cultivation is being done.  Towards the evening we shall witness some indigenous games which will be demonstrated by the local youth and thereafter we shall try the locally prepared brew.

Overnight. Khonoma Home stay

DAY 6 : Khonoma Village

Today after breakfast we shall drive to Dimapur to connect your flight/train

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9. Hornbill Festival Special Package 2

Nagaland ! The land of Festivals

Nagaland is is the16th State of India having an area of 16,579 kms. It is one of the North-eastern states of India, sharing an international border with the adjacent country of Myanmar on the extreme south-east. The state lies between 250  6’N and 270 4’N latitudes and between 950 20 ‘E and 950 15 ‘E longitudes. Nagaland is bounded by the states of Arunachal Pradesh on the North, Manipur on the South, Myanmar (Burma) on the East and Assam on the West.

WHY HORNBILL?

Hornbill, the majestic bird for Nagas is a symbol of beauty, fertility - reproductive and agricultural - and is perceived to possess social values similar to those of humans. Hornbill is a bird of festival as learnt from legends and songs. Hornbill Festival is the platform where all the tribes of Nagaland and neighbouring states get together in full festive mood with their attires on display. All the days of the festival are filled with dances, songs, games and with full of merrymaking, all which enthuse the spirit of the year long cultivation of the farmers. Hornbill Festival is an annual event which takes place form the 1st to 7th December at Kisama, the heritage complex which is about 12km away from Kohima, the state capital.

Come! be a part of the seven (7) days Hornbill festival with bonus offer of staying with families on your tour! Home stay is the best option where you will experience and get first hand information about the village life. You shall get to know most of their  activities by sepnding time with your host in the kitchen.

Highlight of the tour:

  • This tour is specifically only for 4 pax
  • Accomodation will be really basic except hotels at Mokokchung and Sibsagar.
  • We will get local food mostly. 

If you are for it. it is for you

Before the Hornbill Festival you will be introduced to some villages and Home Stays. For 3 days we will take part in the festival where you'll get introduced to the Nagas and their colourful traditional dresses. After the festival we shall tour to diffirent tribes and villages where we shall come across the unique and diverse culture of the Nagas.

Day 1 Kolkata- Dimapur- Khonoma. (87km)

Meet a representative at Dimapur airport, the commercial hub of Nagaland, get surface transfer to Khonoma village. The drive will be Hornbill Festival3 hours or more, enroute we shall see some locals selling  vegetables, fruits, etc which are locally produced. Next have a short stop at Mezoma village, walk around the village where we shall see morungs, hunting trophies hanging on the walls, meet and interact with the local people. Further drive to Khonoma village for overnight stay.
Overnight. Khonoma Home Stay.

Day 2 Khonoma.

Today we shall focus our tour on History, Culture and Nature! Khonoma village “the first green village in the country” has things to offer in its own way. Morning walk in Khonoma village - We shall see ceremonial gates, morung- the informal institution where oral history, tradition and culture are passed on from generation to generations, forts, age group house, meet local craftsmen, etc. Picnic lunch at Seikhakie. Post lunch we shall see the mithun-the state animal of Nagaland, thereafter we shall walk back to Khonoma village, we will get to learn the most sustainable way of jhum or shifting cultivation with Alder trees. Towards the evening we shall be entertained by some local youth performing some enthralling indigenous games, followed by bon-fire where
you will be served local brew.
Overnight. Khonoma Home Stay.

Day. 3 Khonoma- Kohima. (20km)

Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Kisama, the heritage complex and participate in the Hornbill festival. We shall see the festival filled with dances, songs, games, etc. Lunch at Kisama. Post lunch we shall drive OR walk to Kigwema village which is only 2km away from the festival site.
Overnight. Kigwema village Home Stay.

Day. 4 Hornbill.
Dance at Hornbill Festival

Morning we shall start our day by exploring Kigwema village. After exploring the village tour we shall spent the rest of our day in the festival. Lunch at Hornbill festival, here you can taste local food. We shall also visit Phesama village. 
Overnight. Kigwema village.

Day. 5 Hornbill.

Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Jakhama village. Later we will joint the festival again for the day. We shall be looking forward to see more colourful and  interesting culture of Naga people from the previous days! Lunch. Post lunch we shall visit Cathedral, Cemetery, Local Market, State Museum etc.
Overnight. Kigwema village.

Day. 6 Kigwema- Khezhakeno village. (45km)

Today we shall drive for 2/3 hours to Khezhakeno village of Chakhesang Nagas, the village from where many present Naga villages migrated from! Enroute we shall visit Makhel village. Lunch at Khezhakeno village. Post lunch visit Khezhakeno village, in the village tour we shall come across some historical places, men gathering place with a court as well, meet and interact with the locals. In the evening we shall witness bonfire and story telling and fun with the host village.
Overnight. Khezhakeno. Home Stay.

Day. 7 Khezhakeno- Thetsumi village. (50km)

Early in the morning you can joint your host family to fetch water, preparing pig food, carrying firewood, etc. After breakfast we shall drive to Thetsumi village. Enroute we shall visit some more Chakhesang villages. We shall have traditional lunch at Misolumi village. Post lunch we shall be entertained by some local youth through folk songs. We shall further drive to Thetsumi village, on arrival we shall explore the village.
Overnight.
Thetsumi Community Guest House.

Day. 8 Thetsumi- Chesezu village. (65 km)

Morning after breakfast we shall resume our drive to Chesezu village (Chakhesang Naga). Our first stop will be at Chizami village  and Sumi village. Further drive to Chesezu. In the evening we shall have bonfire with our host.
Overnight. Chesezu. Community Guest House.

Day. 9 Chesezu- Aizuto village, Sema Naga. (110 km/5hrs)

Today we shall drive for 5 hours to Aizuto, a village under Zunheboto district. Aizuto is a small Sema Naga village. Lunch on arrival. Post lunch explore the village. We shall also joint into indigenous games which demonstrate by local youth as the Sema Nagas are well known for their indigenous games.
Overnight Aizuto Community Guest House.

Day. 10 Aizuto- Longkhum village (60 km)

Morning after we drive to Longkhum village. The village was known as the vanguard of the Ao Naga country during the headhunting era! Even today Longkhum village stands as a model village in conversation and preservation of bio-diversity. 
Overnight. Longkhum. Home Stay.

Day 11. Lonkhum- Mokokchung.

Today we shall tour in Mokokchung, Ao country. We shall venture out at Ungma village, the oldest village in Ao area, Chungtia village, Aliba village, Moponchuket village. We shall come across machant- an indigenous platform almost every families have at the back side of their house, log drum, wood carving, etc.
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day. 12. Mokokchung- Tuensang (115 km.)

Today with packed lunch we will drive to Tuensang, the home town of Chang Naga. Enroute we shall visit Chungliyimti village where the Ao Nagas are believed to have been migrated from this place. Next stop at Trongar village, Sangtam Naga. Further proceed to Tuensang. On arrival we shall check in Government Rest House. Thereafter, we shall explore Tuensang village, Chang Naga. We will come across morungs and see some houses built in ethnic style, meet the locals specailly the children playing in the open space, visit the skull cave.
Overnight. Tuensang. Government Rest House.

Day. 13. Tuensang- Changlangshu vilklage. (60 km)

WE SHALL PREPARE OUR OWN LUNCH.
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Changlangshu- a Konyak Naga village. On arrival we shall explore Changlangshu and Monyaksgu village where we will come across local blacksmith, gun makers, old tatooed women, elderly men seating together in the morung, etc. 
Overnight. Changlangshu. Church Guest House.

Day. 14. Changlangshu- Mon. (120 km)

WE SHALL PREPARE OUR OWN LUNCH.
Today we journey further to Mon-the headquater of the Konyak Nagas. On our way we shall explore Jakpang and Chui village where we shall see the old charm of the thatch roof and the main pillars of the house projecting above the roof. 
Overnight. Mon. Guest House.

Day. 15 Mon – Chenmoho (45 Km)

After breakfast we drive to Chenmoho village. We shall come across old tattoo people, blacksmith who make images of human head and other ornaments, get into their house to see how they live, etc. Overnight
Chenmoho Church Guest House.

Day 16 Chenmoho – Mon

Today, after breakfast we drive to Longwa village, the village which borders with Myanmar. We shall enter the Angh’s house where we will see the Angh’s court, huge wooden carving, trophies, etc. One more interesting thing about the Angh’s house is that it lies exactly in the international boundary which goes right in the middle of his house between Myanmar and India, therefore, he eats in Nagaland and sleep in Myanmar. Next explore Shangkhachingnyu village, we shall see the human skull and a good number of muzzle loading gun which the village brought home after a victorious raid over an enemy village. Thereafter drive to Mon.
Overnight Mon Paying Guest.

Day 17 Mon – Sibsagarh (120 Km 5/6 hours)

After breakfast we shall drive to Sibsagarh (Assam). Lunch at Sibsagarh. Post lunch OPTION  relax or visit the Ahom Palaces and Temple as Sibsagar was once the capital of the Ahom King.
Overnight Sibsagarh Hotel.

Day 18 Sibsagarh – Dibrugarh (77 Km)

Today drive to Dibrugarh, enroute visit tea garden, local market.
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Festival Tours

10. MIMKUT FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- KUKI.
DISTRICT:-PEREN.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:-JANUARY 17.
FESTIVAL TYPE:- POST-HARVEST.
SIGNIFICANCE:-
PLACE:- ATHIBUNG.

            A tribe that believe it has a subterranean origin cannot afford to rub them the wrong way. Thus the Kuki had to keep “Thilha” god / demon in good humour, appeasing him more than the benevolent god. So, they came up with Mimkut, the festival that otherwise derive its name from the grain MIM or Job’s tears. It is the festival between the sacrificial death of two unblemished white fowls-one to start the festival and the other one to end it-to please the god “Thilha”. It signals the time for teamwork, to clean the village, fields, water sources and adjoining hamlets, to fetch fire wood for campfire and to prepare food and JU (rice beer) for the community feast. Its meat also serves as the prize for winners of various indigenous sports.

Day. 1. Kolkata- Dimapur.

Meet a representative at Dimapur airport, thereafter drive to Diezaphe village which is popularly known as craft village.  
Overnight Dimapur. Hotel.

Day 2. Dimapur- Athibung. 125km. aprox. 5hrs

Morning after breakfastdrive to Athibung village, enroute visit Kachari Ruins and daily market.
Overnight. Athibung. Paying Guest House.

Day.3. Athibung.
Today we take part in the festival, we shall be entertained by dances, songs, games and community fest.
Overnight. Athibung. Paying Guest House.

Day. 4. Athibung- Benreu village.110km. aprox. 4hrs.
Morning we shall drive to Benreu village, enroute we shall visit Pelekie village which is famous for indigenous salt making. Further drive to Benreu village.
Overnight. Benreu Community Cottage.

Day. 5. Benreu- Dzuleke village. 20km
Morning we shall explore Benreu village where we shall come across murung (Rehangki), visit their huoses which are still decorated with animal skulls on the walls, some legendary sites.
We shall walk and drive to Dzuleke village “the nature abode”. We shall have picnic.
Overnight. Dzuleke. Tented Accommodation.

Day. 6. Dzuleke- Khonoma. 24km
Morning we shall take a short trek towards the jungle.
We shall walk and drive towards Khonoma village “the first green village of the country”. On the way we shall see Mithum, the State animal leisurely grazing, you may also offer them salt! Pinic lunch. Further proceed to Khonoma village.
Overnight Khonoma. Home Stay.

Day. 7. Khonoma.
Today we shall keep our day focus on “History, Culture and Nature”.
Morning we explore the  village where we shall come across more of history, culture and tradition. We shall see ceremonial gates, morungs, age group houses, forts, meet local craftsmen and some historical important places.
Picnic lunch. Post lunch we shall go and see how locals practise jhum cultivation, in other words, shifting cultivation along with Alder trees which is known as the friend of the farmers!
Evening we shall witness some indigenous games which shall be performed by local youth and followed by bonfire where local brew will be served.
Overnight. Khonoma. Home Stay.

Day.8. Khonoma- Kohima 20km/1 hrs
Today we shall drive to Kohima, the state capital. On arrival visit local market, souvenir shops. Lunch, post lunch we shall visit museum, Kohima village.
Overnight. Kohima. Hotel.

Day. 9. Kohima.
Morning after breakfast we shall explore Jakhama village, Kigwema village, Kisama.Lunch. Post lunch visit the Second World War Cemetery.
Overnight.
Kohima. Hotel.

Day. 10. Kohima-Dimapur 74km/2 ½ hrs.

Today drive to Dimapur to connect your flight.

                                   TOUR ENDS.

 

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11. BUSHU FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- KACHARI.
DISTRICT:- DIMAPUR.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- JANUARY LAST WEEK.
FESTIVAL TYPE:- POST-HARVEST.

SIGNIFICANCE:-
The Death dislike tongue-twisters. ‘Makhangarkhaoba’, the ritual during Bushu is to serve all connection with the dead, would imply just that.Yet another marathon observance, Hangseomanoba, peps up the living.
To Kacharis, Bushu is the music for the soul. That explians why the Muree, the flute, is played throughout the festival without a seconds break. Loaded with granaries and sacrificial animals power, this music that flows after the village priest offers meedo-karba  (cooked rice and meat) to the Creator.
Bushu is a time for one to show one’s physical skill through traditional sports. It is also a celebration of the village unity at the Nodrang (Morung), about celebrating the battle victory of ancestors, and above all, showing respect to the elders and parents through the Od Busu ritual.

 

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12. NAZHU FESTIVAL.

TRIBE:- POCHURY.
DISTRICT:- PHEK.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:-FEBUARY 24.
FESTIVAL TYPE:-SOWING.
TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL PERIOD:- 10 DAYS.
PLACE :- MELURI.

SIGNIFICANCE:-
Nazhu is a festival between the living and the dead, and between the people and their unseen protector- about building bridges, within and outside the family domain.
Nazhu for the Pochurys is more about emotional bonding than celebration of physical relationship. It deems virginity sacred and relates it with greenery, symbolized by a green palm-like leaf young girls carry. It conveys that if an engaged couple can share rice beer from a bamboo mug during Akhs Kuzhu khu, they can share anything in their conjugal life.
Unlike other festivals Nazhu entails the sacrifice of a tree named Ashito for crop productivity and prosperity.

Day 1. Kolkota- Dibrugar- Sibsagar.
Fly in Dibrugar, (Assam) air port, meet a representative.
Surface transfer to Sibsagar (Assam) which is 77km/2hrs, enroute stop at local market where fishes, organic vegetables, etc.
Overnight. Hotel Shiva Palace.

Day 2. Sibsagar- Mon. 120km/5-6hrs. (with packed lunch)
Morning after breakfast we shall shift from the Assam plain to the Naga hills. We shall slowly drive up the gentle green mountains towards Mon the headquarter of the Konyak Nagas also known as “Land of Angh”. Stop on the way to peep into some villages and local market. Visit Mon village where we shall come across the Angh’s house, see the stone pillars which represents enemies head, meet people. Further proceed to Mon town.
Overnight. Mon. Paying Guest House.

Day 3. Mon.
Today we shall explore some Konyak villages like Lungwa village 42km/1½hrs, which stands on the international border of Maymmar and India. The most interesting feature of this village is that the boundary line divides the  Anhg’s house to Maymmar and India therefore, the Angh eat in Nagaland and sleep in Maymmer side of his building. We shall enter the Angh house see his wealth being given to him by his subject villages, meet tattooed old people(which depends on one’s luck and many a time we need to give them some money to photo them).
Drive back to your lodge for lunch. Post lunch we shall venture Chiu village which is only 8 km from Mon town yet it still bears true Konyak Naga old charm. We shall come across thick thatch roof where the main pillars of the house jutting out of the roof, for a good reason.
Overnight. Mon Paying Guest House.

Day 4. Mon- Tuensang. 160km/9hrs. (with packed lunch).
Today we shall drive to Tuensang land of Chang, Sangtam, Khenuingan, Yamchungar Nagas. Enroute we shall explore Jakpang village.
Overnight. Government Rest House.

Day 5. Tuensang.
Today we shall have a relaxing day.
We shall village Tuensang village in the morning till lunch time where we shall interact with the villagers the old people tells us the route of migration and settlement of their village, see morung, visit the skull cave Lunch.
Post lunch OPTION. We stay and relax OR walk around the town to the local market.
Overnight. Government Rest House.

Day 6. Tuensang- Kipheri.122km/6hrs.
Morning after breakfast we drive towards Kipheri. Stop at Shamator village.
O/N Kipheri.

Day 7. Kipheri- Fakim. 95km/7hrs
Today we shall drive to Fakim village closer to Mt. Saramati.
Traditional lunch at Pungro village, further proceed to Fakim village. Stop for photo, enjoy the scenic beauty of the terrain.
Evening cultural exchange by Fakim youth.
O/N Fakim.

Day 8. Fakim- Mimi. 50km/4hrs.
Morning after breakfast we drive to Mimi village. On arrival, traditional lunch at Mimi village. Post lunch explore Mimi village and Lopfukhong village.
O/N  Mimi.

Day 9. Mimi- Pungro 72km/5hrs
Today drive to Pungro village, enroute explore Moya village.
O/N Pungro village. Paying Guest House/Home Stay.

Day 10. Pungro- Meluri. 130km/6-7hrs.
Today we shall drive to Meluri the home town of the Puchury Naga.
O/N Meluri. Guest House/ Home Stay.

Day 11. Meluri. Nazhu festival.
Today we shall participate in Nazhu festival, the main festival of the Puchuri Naga, fell the dances and songs, be part of the merry making. The Death dislike tongue-twisters. ‘Makhangarkhaoba’, the ritual during Bushu is to serve all connection with the dead, would imply just that. Yet another marathon observance, Hangseomanoba, peps up the living.
To Kacharis, Bushu is the music for the soul. That explians why the Muree, the flute, is played throughout the festival without a seconds break. Loaded with granaries and sacrificial animals power, this music that flows after the village priest offers meedo-karba  (cooked rice and meat) to the Creator.
Bushu is a time for one to show one’s physical skill through traditional sports. It is also a celebration of the village unity at the Nodrang (Morung), about celebrating the battle victory of ancestors, and above all, showing respect to the elders and parents through the Od Busu ritual.

Day 12. Meluri- Thetsumi 80km/3 ½ - 4hrs.
Today we shall shift to Chakhasang Naga region who are more popularly known for their pristine voice, it is a land of gentle rolling hills with loving nature people!
Enroute we shall visit Phek village where we shall have traditional lunch as well.
Post lunch proceed to Thetsumi village, next stop at Chizami village, visit morung, meet and interact with the local people.
In the evening we shall have a Cultural exchange with our host, Thetsumi villagers.
Overnight Thetsumi. Community Cottage.

Day 13. Thetsumi- Tuophema.150km/6hrs
In Angami philosophy, the human body is a combination of the physical and the metaphysical. Thus is needed to be purified periodically, more for men who has to sustain and protect the community in their role as hunters and warriors. During the festival an unblemished rooster is sacrificed where Angamis make an observation of the position of the legs which foretell one’s fortune of the year.

Day 14. Tuophema- Mokokchung.120km
Today we shift from Angami area to Ao Naga region.
Enroute visit Tseminyu village of Rengma tribe, Longsa village of Lotha tribe and Longkhum village of Ao Naga.
O/N Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 15. Mokokchung.
We shall explore Ao Naga village- Impur village, the first American Mission Centre. Moponchuket village. Lunch at your Hotel.
Post lunch we shall visit Ungma village where we shall meet old men in a place making baskets.
O/N Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 16. Mokokchung- Jorhat. 115km/ 5hrs.
Today we shall drive to Jorhat, Assam at our leisure. Visit tea garden.
O/N Jorhat.Hotel/Heritage.

Day 17. Jorhat.
Connect your flight.

                         TUOR END.

 

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13. SEKRENYI FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- ANGAMI.
DISTRICT:- KOHIMA.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- FEBUARY  25-27
FESTIVAL TYPE:- HARVEST.

SIGNIFICANCE:-
In Angami philosophy, the human body is a combination of the physical and the metaphysical. Thus is needed to be purified periodically, more for men who has to sustain and protect the community in their role as hunters and warriors. During the festival an unblemished rooster is sacrificed where Angamis make an observation of the position of the legs which foretell one’s fortune of the year.

Day. 1. Dimapur-Khonoma.
At Dimapur airport you shall meet a representative, thereafter drive to Kohima, the state capital. Enroute we shall stop at some wayside local market where they sale organic vegetables and more.
Overnight. Khonoma Home Stay.

Day. 2. Khonoma.
Today we shall keep our day focus on “History, Culture and Nature”.
Morning we explore the  village where we shall come across more of history, culture and tradition. We shall see ceremonial gates, morungs, age group houses, forts, meet local craftsmen and some historical important places.
Picnic lunch. Post lunch we shall go and see how locals practise jhum cultivation, in other words, shifting cultivation along with Alder trees which is known as the friend of the farmers!
Evening we shall witness some indigenous games which shall be performed by local youth and followed by bonfire where local brew  will be served.
Overnight.
Khonoma. Home Stay

Day.3. Khonoma- Kohima.
We drive to Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland. We shall visit World War 11 Cemetery, local market, souvenir shops, musuem. Lunch. Post lunch explore Jakhama village, Kigwema village and Kisama.
Overnight. Kohima. Hotel.

Day. 4. Kohima- Thetsumi.- Khezhakeno village.(60km)
Today we shall drive for 2/3 hours to Khezhakeno village of Chakhesang Nagas, the village from where many present Naga villages migrated from! Enroute w shall visit Makhel village. Lunch at Khezhakeno village. Post lunch visit Khezhakeno village, in the village tour we shall come across some historically important places, men gathering place which a court as well, meet and interact with the locals.
In the evening we shall witness some indigenous games, bonfire story telling and fun with the host village.
Overnight. Khezhakeno. Home Stay.

Day. 5. Khezhakeno- Thetsumi village.(50km)
Early in the morning you can joint your host family to fetch water, preparing pig food, carrying firewood, etc. After breakfast we shall drive  to Thetsumi village. Enroute we shall visit some more Chakhesang villages. We shall have traditional lunch at Misolumi village. Post lunch we shall be entertain by local youth through folk songs. We shall further drive to Thetsumi village, on arrival we shall explore the village.
Overnight.
Thetsumi Community Guest House.

Day. 6. Thetsumi- Chiesezu village.(65km)
Morning after breakfast we shall resume our drive to Chiesezu village( Chakhesang Naga). Our first stop will be at Chizami village  and Sumi village. Further drive to Chesezu. In the evening we shall have bonfire with the host.
Overnight. Chiesezu. Community Guest House.

Day.7. Chiesezu- Kohima.(50km)
Today we shall drive back to Kohima and take part in the Sekrenyi festival, the main festival of the Angami Naga.
Overnight. Kohima. Hotel.

Day.8. Kohima- Tuophema.(45km)
Morning after breakfast we drive to Tuophema village. We shall participate in the festival of purification which will be filled with colourful dances, songs, games, etc. We shall part take in the community feast.
Overnight. Tuophema. Community Cottage.

Day. 9. Tuophema.
Morning after breakfast we shall explore Tuophe.ma village and later we will joint the celebration. We also have the possibility of visiting Gariphema village.
Overnight. Tuophema. Community Cottage.

Day. 10. Tuophema- Mokokchung.(120km)
Today we shall drive to Mokokchung, the home land of the Ao Nagas. Enroute we shall visit Tseminyu village which a Rengma village, next stop at Longsa village a Lotha Naga viilage and Longkhum village an Ao village which was known as the vanguard of the Aos during the headhunting days.
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day.11. Mokokchung.
Today we shall explore Ao villages.
Explore Ungma village, Chungtia village and Aliba village. Lunch. Post lunch we shall visit Impur village and Moponchuket village. Going to these villages we come across log drum, machant a platform which stay attached to most of the houses, meet old people, wood carving, etc.
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day. 12. Mokokchung- Jorhat.
Morning we drive to Jorhat, Assam. Lunch at Jorhat. Post lunch visit daily market.
Overnight. Jorhat. Hotel.

Day.13. Jorhat- Majuli.
Morning dive to Nimathigath and cross mighty Bhramaputra river to Majuli island.
Explore Majuli, a Mishing village, visit the Satras, meet local weavers.
Overnight. Majuli. Hotel.

Day.14. Majuli.
Today we spend our day at Majuli.
Evening we shall be entertained by an Assamese dance by some local.
Overnight. Majuli. Hotel.

Day. 14. Majuli- Jorhat- Sibsagar.
Morning with the early ferry cross Bhramaputra river further drive Jorhat go for tea tour. Lunch at Jorhat. Post lunch drive to Sibsagarh.
Overnight. Sibsagar. Hotel.

Day. 15. Sibsagar- Dibrugar.
Morning after breakfast drive to Dibrugar to connect your flight.

           TOUR END

 

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14. SUKRUNYE FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- CHAKHASANG
DISTRICT:- PHEK
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- JANUARY 15.
FESTIVAL TYPE:- HARVEST.

SIGNIFICANCE :-
Closely related to Angami Sekrenyi.

15. MELEINGI AND CHEGA-N-KHAI

TRIBE:- ZELIANG.
DISTRICT:- PEREN.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- MARCH 11 MELEINGI.
OCTOBER 30-31.
FESTIVAL TYPE:- POST-SOWING.

SIGNIFICANCE:-

Water cleanses but nothing purifies like fire. So, the Zeme believed while naming their purification festival Meleingi, mi meaning fire. Sanctified youth make fire with pure and fresh bamboo in the Rehangki (Morung) to light up Mekeingi. The flame only doused off after the festival ends, keeping the fire within check. Meleingi rituals invoke the spirits for strength and bravery of the Zeme men, for increase in population and for resources to offer feast. The fire is made only after the Tingnapei (priest) declares to start of the festival and the men go to their respective morung shouting their vows to protect their women and children from enemies and wild beasts. Each Morung members takes fire to his own house to cook their food with water earlier fetched by them.

No doubt, the festival fills with songs and dances, games, sports and cultural extravaganza for both the sexes.

16. MONYU FESTIVAL

TRIBE :- PHOM
DISTRICT :- LONGLENG
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY :- APRIL 1
FESTIVAL TYPE :- POST-SOWING
TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL PERIOD :- 6 DAYS
PLACE :- LONGLENG

SIGNIFICANCE:-

New Year arrives with an element of uncertainty. So the village elders perform rituals to predict if the impending festival would be rewarding or disastrous necessitating tempered celebration. The absolute truth of Monyu is showing respect and affection for the womenfolk.
Monyu is a new year with a difference. It gives an opportunity for the male members of the family to shower love on their married daughters and sisters by bringing them the best rice beer and food. And amid of the customary feasting, singing and dancing, the festival warrants the community to plan general welfare and agricultural activities for the year ahead. The festival concluded with the elderly people exchanging meat and jugs of rice beer.

Day 1. Dimapur- Khonoma. 87km/3hrs
Meet a representative at Dimapur airport, surface transfer to Kohima. Enroute visit local market, enjoy the scenic beauty, stop at  Mazoma village for a cup of tea and visit the village.
Overnight.Khonoma. Home Stay.

Day 2. Khonoma. 20km/1hr
Today we shall keep our day focus on “History, Culture and Nature”.
Morning we explore the  village where we shall come across more of history, culture and tradition. We shall see ceremonial gates, morungs, age group houses, forts, meet local craftsmen and some historical important places.
Picnic lunch. Post lunch we shall go and see how locals practise jhum cultivation, in other words, shifting cultivation along with Alder trees which is known as the friend of the farmers!
Evening we shall witness some indigenous games which shall be performed by local youth and followed by bonfire where local brew will be served.
Overnight.
Khonoma. Home Stay.

Day 3. Khonoma- Kohima 20km/1hrs
Morning we shall drive to Kohima,the capital town of Nagaland. On arrival check in Hotel, fresh up. Next explore local bazaar, Second World War Cemetery, State Museum. Lunch.
Post lunch drive to Jakhama village 16km Jakhama village.
Overnight. Kohima. Hotel.

Day 4. Kohima- Mokokchung. 160km
Morning after breakfast we shall drive  towards Mokokchung the home town of the Ao Nagas. Today we have the chance to visit villages of different tribes. We drive for 57km to Tseminyu village of Rengma Naga, at this village you may pick up local weaves as most of the village women weave shawls as a good means of earning.
Next we stop at Longsa village of Lotha Naga.
Simple lunch at Wokha. Drive for 40km and explore Longkhum village which was once regarded as the vanguard of the Ao community during headhunting days! Further drive to Mokokchung (20km).
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 5. Mokokchung
Today we shall visit Ao Naga villages.
After breakfast drive Impur village which happen to be the first base for the American Missionaries. Visit the small museum has few tools which were used by then.
Next we shall visit Moponchuket village which just stood adjacent with Impur village.
We meet old people, see wooden pillars carved by a local craftsman which in general interprets  Ao tradition and culture. Next we shall walk to Chami village where once the Missionaries used to go and relax during their leisure. Drive back to Mokokchung for lunch.
Post lunch we shall explore Ungma village. We meet elderly men sitting together in a place with their cane and bamboo crafts for the day.
Overnight. Mokokchung Hotel.

Day 6. Mokokchung-Longleng 75km/ 3hrs
Morning after breakfast we drive towards Longleng home town of the Phom Nagas.
Enroute we shall visit Chuchuyimlam village. Lunch at Longleng.
Post lunch we shall explore few Phom villages such as Yongam village, Nian village.
Overnight. Longleng. Guest House.

Day 7. Longleng
Today we shall take part in Monyu festival for whole day. The day will be full of dances, songs, games, merry making, fest, etc.
Overnight. Longleng. Guest House.

Day 8. Longleng- Mon. 160km/7-8hrs
Today we drive to Mon home town of the Konyak Nagas. Lunch at Sibsagar.
Post lunch we resume the drive, we shall explore Mon village.
Overnight. Mon. Paying Guest House.

Day 9. Mon
Morning after breakfast we shall explore Chui village, later we take part in Aoleng festival, the main festival of the Konyak Naga.

Significant of the festival:-
It is a time to enjoy after the backbreaking seed-sowing phase. Pound, chop and brew rice, meat and beer. Add fishing, hunting and sports to singing, dancing and feasting adorned with the best costumes, ornaments and trophies from the battle-past. With true total devotion, rituals and prayers to deities Youngwan and Kahshih for good health, harvest, safety and progeny. Being a part of it you will have the perfect recipe for Aoleng Monyu, the most important festival of the Konyaks.
Overnight. Mon.

Day 10. Mon
We shall enjoy the colourful of the festival whole day.
Overnight. Mon

Day 11. Mon
Today we shall explore some Konyak villages like Lungwa village 42km/1½hrs, which stands on the international border of Maymmar and India. The most interesting feature of this village is that the boundary line divides the  Anhg’s house to Maymmar and India therefore, the Angh eat in Nagaland and sleep in Maymmer side of his building. We shall enter the Angh house see his wealth being given to him by his subject villages, meet tattooed old people(which depends on one’s luck and many a time we need to give them some money to photo them).
Next visit Sheangkhachingnyu village.
O/N Mon

Day 12. Mon-Dibrugar. 197km/7-8hrs
Lunch at Sibsagar.
O/N Dibrugar. Hotel

Day 13. Dibrugar
Connect your flight for further destination.

                  TOUR END

17. AOLENG MONYU FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- KONYAK
DISTRICT:- MON
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- APRIL 1-4
FESTIVAL TYPE:- POST- SOWING

SIGNIFICANCE:-

It is a time to enjoy after the backbreaking seed-sowing phase. Pound, chop and brew rice, meat and beer. Add fishing, hunting and sports to singing, dancing and feasting adorned with the best costumes, ornaments and trophies from the battle-past. With true total devotion, rituals and prayers to deities Youngwan and Kahshih for good health, harvest, safety and progeny. Being a part of it you will have the perfect recipe for Aoleng Monyu, the most important festival of the Konyaks.

Day 1. Dibrugar- Sibsagar 77km/2hrs
Meet a representative at Dibrugar airport and surface transfer to Sibsagar. Evening explore town and temples.
Overnight. Hotel

Day 2. Sibsagar- Mon 120 km/5-6hrs
With packed lunch.
Visit Mon village.
Overnight. Paying Guest House.

Day 3. Mon
Today we shall joint Aoleng festival.
Overnight Paying Guest  House.

Day 4. Mon
Morning visit explore town/local market. Participate in the festival.
Once the programme is over for the day we shall explore Chui village.
Overnight. Paying Guest House.

Day 5. Mon
Today we shall explore some Konyak villages like Lungwa village 42km/1½hrs, which stands on the international border of Maymmar and India. The most interesting feature of this village is that the boundary line divides the  Anhg’s house to Maymmar and India therefore, the Angh eat in Nagaland and sleep in Maymmer side of his building. We shall enter the Angh house see his wealth being given to him by his subject villages, meet tattooed old people(which depends on one’s luck and many a time we need to give them some money to photo them).
Next visit Sheangkhachingnyu village.
Overnight. Paying Guest House.

Day 6. Mon- Dibrugar/Assam
Morning after breakfast drive to Dibrugar
Overnight Dibrugar. Hotel

Day 7. Dibrugar
Connect your flight.

 

  TOUR  END
18. MOATSU FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- AO
DISTRICT:- MOKOKCHUNG
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- MAY 2
FESTIVAL TYPE:- POST-SOWING
PLACE :- CHUCHUYIMLAM


SIGNIFICANCE :-

Moatsu is a festival of prayer to bless upon the seeds that were being sowned in fields and also an occasion to romance too.
During this festival, the Ao popularly play tug-of-war between men and women! The game was a part of ceremony to banish death and disease- causing evil spirits- that entailed combat- like dances symbolizing victory over enemies. It also represents “stretching of paddy” that is what Moatsu means to ensure better harvest in the coming days. It is more importantly a celebration accounting to appease the god Lijaba.

Day 1. Dibrugar- Sisagar. 77km
Meet a representative at Dibrugar airport, lunch at Dibrugar.  Surface transfer to Sibsagar. Hotel Shiva Palace or similar.

Day 2. Sibsagar-Mon 120km/5-6hrs
With packed lunch.
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Mon the home town of the Konyak Nagas. Enroute explore Mon village, visit the Angh’s house.
Overnight. Paying Guest House.

Day 3. Mon
Today we shall explore Konyak villages.
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Longwa village, the international border village which is 47km from Mon town. Visit the Angh’s house as being one of the main attraction of the village for he (chief) eats in Nagaland and sleep in Mynamer.
Thereafter we shall visit Chenmoho village where we can expect to meet old man tattooed on their face and chest.
Overnight. Mon Paying Guest house.

Day 4. Mon- Mokokchung. 180km/8-9hrs
Today we shall drive to Mokokchung, head quarter of the Ao Nagas.
Overnight. Hotel Metsuben or Similar.

Day 5. Mokokchung
Morning after breakfast transfer to Chuchulimyam village to be a part of  Moatsu festival. Enjoy the colourful attires of the Ao in particular and more, the day will be full of dances, songs, community feast.
Overnight. Hotel Metsuben.

Day 6. Mokokchung- Aizuto. 45km/2hrs
Today we shall visit Ungma village meeting old men working together engaging themselves in making handy crafts which is wisely displaced ‘old age home’ issue!
On arrival to Aizuto traditional lunch. Post lunch explore the village. Evening village youth will entertain us by indigenous games.
Overnight. Guest House.

Day 7. Aizuto- Chiesezu 110km/ 5hrs
Morning after breakfast transfer to Chiesezu village of Chakhesang Nagas.
On arrival traditional lunch. Post lunch we shall explore the village.
Evening  youth will entertain us through folk songs, meet and interact with old people.
Overnight. Chiesezu Government Guest/ Church Guest House.

Day 8. Chiesezu- Kohima 56km/2 hrs
Today we shall drive to Kohima, enroute visit Kohima village, state museum, local market. Lunch. Post lunch visit War Cemetery, Jakhama village.
Overniht. Hotel Orchid or similar.

Day 9. Kohima- Khonoma- Kohima 20km/1hrs
Today we shall go to Khonoma village for day trip.
Khonoma village is the ‘first green village of the country’. The village was well known for their fighting prowess having an undisputed history being the last organised Naga village flightinh against the British Emperor.
On the village tour we come across ceremonial gate, morung, fort, age group house, meet local craftsmen, etc. Picnic lunch. Post we shall go for a ‘nature walk’.
Drive back to Kohima.
Overnight. Hotel. Orchid or similar.

Day 10. Kohima- Dimapur. 74km/2 ½ hrs
Connect your flight.

          TOUR END
19. TSOKUM FESTIVAL

TRIBE:- KHAIMNUINGAN
DISTRICT:-  TUENSANG
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY:- OCTOBER 5
FESTIVAL TYPE:- HARVEST
PLACE:- NOKLAK

SIGNIFICANCE:-
Tsokum is a package of rituals, feasting and entertainment to pave the way for the Khaimnuingan New Year, which begins with farming on a new jhum field. It entailed by sacrificial offering to the spirits-and placing a chestnut tree trunk outside the house of a wealthy family who would host feasts for the community. The festival is an occasion to infuse social discipline through sports and sharing resources. An interesting aspect is time set aside for discussions on village administration and storytelling, through which the elder pass on oral tradition to the younger generations. Tsokum also underlines the importance of remembering the dead, who had played their role in shaping the society.

Day 1. (29th Sept. 2012) Dibrugar- Sibsagar. 77km/2hrs
Meet a representative at Dibrugar airport and surface transport to Sibsagar. Evening free.
O/N Hotel.

Day 2. (30th Sept 2012) Sisagar- Mon 120km/5-6hrs
Today with packed lunch we shall drive to Mon, headquarter of Konyak Nagas. We shall explore Mon village, further drive to Mon town.
O/N Mon. Paying Guest House.

Day 3. (1st Oct 2012) Mon
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Longwa village, the international border village which is 47km from Mon town. Visit the Angh’s house as being one of the main attraction of the village for he (chief) eats in Nagaland and sleep in Mynamer.
Thereafter we shall visit Chenmoho village where we can expect to meet old man tattooed on their face and chest.
O/N Mon.

Day 4. (2nd Oct. 2012) Mon
We shall explore Wakching village and Wongching village before lunch. Come back to Mon( your lodge) for lunch. Post lunch we shall explore Chui village.
O/N Mon.

Day 5 .(3rd Oct. 2012) Mon- Tuensang 160km/ 8-9hrs
Today with packed lunch we shall drive to Tuensang, enroute we shall stop at Jakpang village.
O/N Tuensang. Government Rest House.

Day 6. (4th  Oct. 2012) 57km/2hrs
We shall drive to Noklak village, on reaching the village we shall explore the town. Lunch. Post lunch we shall visit Noksen village.
O/N Noklak. Paying Guest house/ Home stay.

Day 7. (5th Oct. 2012) Noklak
Today we shall joint into the main festival of the Khaimnuingan Naga called Tsokum which will be filled with dances and songs throughout the day. Enjoy the local food and drinks alone with the beautiful attires, culture, traditions, etc.
O/N Noklak.

Day 8. (6th Oct. 2012) Noklak- Pangsha-Noklak 45km
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Pangsha village, which is another bordering village to Myanmer. Explore the village where we shall meet the locals, feel their honesty, see their hard working spirit, interact with then. We shall also visit Dan village, a village where the Burma Nagas live.
Drive back to Noklak for overnight stay.

Day 9. (7th Oct. 2012) Noklak –Tuensang
Morning after breakfast we shall drive back to Tuensang. Lunch at Tuensang.
Post lunch we shall explore Tuensang village, see their morung, meet people, visit the skull cave, etc.
O/N Tuensang Government Rest House.

Day 10. ( 8th Oct. 2012) Tuensang- Mokokchung 115km/ 5-6hrs
Today we shall shift from Tuensang to Mokokchung, the headquarter of the Ao Nagas. Enroute we shall have a stop at Trongar village, sangtam Naga village.Further drive to Mokokchung.
O/N Mokokchung. Hotel

Day 11. (9th Oct. 2012) Mokokchung
Today we shall explore some Ao villages such as Ungma village where we shall come across old men spending their days together weaving bamboo crafts!
Thereafter visit Aliba and Chungtia village.
Lunch at your Hotel.
Post lunch we shall visit Impur village the first American Baptist Mission Centre, visit the small museum which display few things they did used.
Next visit Moponchuket village where we shall get to see some wooden carvings which interprets the life cycle of the Ao’s in general.
O/N Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 12 . (10th Oct.) Mokokchung-Jorhat

         Tour End
20. NGADA FESTIVAL

TRIBE :-  RENGMA
DISTRICT :- KOHIMA
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL DAY :-NOVEMBER 27
FESTIVAL TYPE :- POST-HARVEST
PLACE :- TSEMINYU

SIGNIFICANCE:-
For the Rengmas Ngada is the mother of all festivals. Thus, the mother of the household has to taste the newly harvested grain. It marks the end of the harvesting season at the same time is a welcome break from the yearlong fieldworks.
To ensure that no one went overboard, it was tempered with service to the death. It entailed offering food and a mild beer called Zunye on the grave of the death. This was believed, helped those who would die in the year ahead find their way to paradise.
The highlight of the festival is all men dressed in their best costumes and go visiting all the Rensis (morung) in the village. The women also follow them, in their fineries, carrying baskets filled with meat and rice beer to keep the men’s spirit high.

Day 1. Jorhat/ Assam- Mokokchung
Meet a representative either at Jorhat airport OR any other major town in Assam and surface transfer to Mokokchung, the home town of the Ao Nagas. We shall visit some Ao village, depending on which route we will be taking.
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 2. Mokokchng
Today we shall visit some Ao Naga villages such as Impur village the first American Baptist Missionaries established their centre. Visit Moponchuket village where we shall see their Morung, some wooden carvings which directly or indirectly give accountable information about the Ao Nagas in general. Back to your Hotel for Lunch. Post Lunch visit Ungma village 3km from Mokokchung town. At Ungma village we shall meet old men coming to a place with their bamboo, cane crafts where they will be together throughout the day.
Overnight. Mokokchung. Hotel.

Day 3. Mokokchung- Tuophena 120km/4-5hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Tuophema village an Angami Naga village.
Enroute we shall visit Longkhum village which has being regarded as the vanguard of the Aos during the headhunting days.
Next we shall stop at Longsa village of Lotha Naga.
On reaching Tuophema village we shall check in the community cottages.
Towards  the evening we shall go for a village walk.
Overnight. Tuophema Community Cottage.

Day 4. Tuophema- Tseminyu village 17km
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Tseminyu village of Rengma Naga.
Today we shall take part in the main festival of the Rengma Naga celebration ‘Ngada’ whole day which will be filled with dances, songs. We shall take part in the community feast!
Overnight. Tuophema Community Cottage.

Day 5. Tuophema
Today we shall have a leisure day.
Morning walk around Tuophema village, meet people, interact with then, visit their house and have a cup of tea as well.
We shall walk to Gariphima village which 7km away from Tuophema village, traditional lunch on reaching the village.
Post lunch walk around the village. We either drive OR walk back to Tuophema village.
Overnight. Community Cottage.

Day 6. Tuophema- Kohima 47km
After breakfast we shall drive to Kohima the capital town of Nagaland, before we get to Kohima we visit the State Museum where we get to see a good collection of colourful attires on all the 16 Naga tribes, it also gives you an information of traditions, culture, etc. On reaching Kohima we shall check in Hotel, lunch.
Post lunch we explore Second World War Cemetery, local market, we shall visit Kohima village.
Overnight. Kohima Hotel.

Day 7. Kohima-Khonoma-Kohima
Today we shall drive to Khonoma village 20km/1hr.
The ‘First Green Village of the country’, on our village tour we shall come across ceremonial gate, morung, fort, age group house, cairn circle, meet local craftsmen.
Traditional lunch out the village.
Post Lunch we take a ‘nature walk’. We come across the most sustainable jhum fields alone with Alder Tress, herbal plants, hear birds chirping, etc.
Drive back to Kohima. Overnight Kohima.

Day 8. Kohima. (Hornbill)
Today we shall take part in the ‘Hornbill Festival’ which is annually celebrated at Kisama, Kohima from the 1st Dec. to 7th Dec.
It is a celebration of all the tribes coming together with their colourful attires, songs, dances. They are stalls where one can collect souvenirs, local food and traditionally prepared wine are also additional attraction of the festival.
All these 7 days are occupied with both day and night events. Apart from the day activities and amusements one can witness western musical nights, fashion show, night bazaar where you can organize your dinner.
“World hottest chilly” eating competition  is becoming a total  new experience for many people to participate or even to see!
After the programme is over for the day we shall visit Kigwema village.
Overnight. Hotel

Day 9. Kohima. (Hornbill) 
Morning we shall visit Jakhama village, later joint the festival for the whole day where you will get to see different colours, dances, games, etc.in
Lunch at Hornbill celebration. After lunch you may visit different tribal huts which will entertain you in their on ways.
Overnight. Hotel.

Day 10 . Kohima- Dimapur 75km 2 ½ hrs
Connect your flight for further destination.

  TOUR END

Local Tours

21. LOCAL TREK- SARAMATI TREK

Day 2. Zhipu village – Mt. Zhipu.
Morning after breakfast trek to Mt. Zhipu. This peak is ideal for bird watching despite  green nature.
O/N Tented.

Day 3. Mt.Zhipu- Zhipu village – Thanamir. 7/8 hrs.
After breakfast we shall trek back to Zhipu village, have a cup of tea and meet your jeep again. Drive to Thanamir which is the last motor able destination.
O/N Thanamir.

Day 4. Thanamir- Base Camp.
Today we shall trek for about 6 hours to base camp.
O/N Base Camp.

Day 5. Base Camp – Mt. Saramati- Base camp.
Today we shall trek to the majestic and the highest mountain in Nagaland, the great Mt. Saramati. It stands at an altitude of 3840 metres above sea level on the border of Burma.
Explore the peak where different flowers, rhododendron of different colours, etc.
Trek back to Base Camp for overnight.

Day 6.   Base Camp- Thanamir- Pongro village.
Morning we shall trek down till Thanamir, after refreshment drive to Pongro village for overnight stay.
Evening cultural progrme at Pongro village.

Day 7. Pongro - Kohima 11/12 hours.
Morning packed up and drive towards Kohima, Pochury traditional lunch at Meluri.
Further proceed to Kohima.

TOUR END

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22. EXPLORING NATURE

Day 1.  Kohima- Dziikou /8 kms

Morning we shall meet at “Alder Tours And Travels” office opposite War Cemetery, Kohima. Brief pre departure briefing shall be given and drive to Viswema village till . We shall start the trek towards Southern part of the Dziikou which is approximately 8 km trek. We come across different vegetation as we climb higher, hear and spot birds, aromatic plants, orchids, species of bamboo, etc. Lunch on the way.
Post lunch we shall resume the trek to Dziikou valley the trekkers’ delight, the nature abode where life is but filled with full of excitement, refreshing  mind, complete driven moments being hypnotise by the aboundant nature’s beauty beyond one’s expression by words. Explore the valley where the gentle rolling hills are covered  with stout bamboo, flowers which from afar appears being  trim admire the gently flowing stream through the valley.
In the evening we shall have a time for sharing our day findings/ discuss nature and its importance.
Overnight. Tented Accommodation.

Day 2. Dziikou - Kohima

Morning after breakfast we shall ‘listen to nature’.
Packed up and trek Kigwema village (different track) where we shall have traditional lunch. Post lunch we  shall explore the village which is believed to be one oldest village in Angami Naga area, having its own history relating to Second World War during which Subash Chandra Bose stayed.
Drive to Kohima.

                                    TOUR   ENDS

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23. KAZIRANGA TOUR

Day 1. Kohima – Kaziranga (225 km/ 41/2 hrs).
Morning meet at Alder Tours And Travels Office (opposite War Cemetery Kohima) enroute visit Kachari Ruin at Dimapur. Next we shall stop at Karbi Anglong area to see, Gorham pani, daily market, etc. Lunch on the way. Further drive to Kaziranga National Park. On arrival check in to Hotel, thereafter  tour a Karbi Anglong tribal village, we shall witness tribal dance and song.
O/N Hotel.

Day 2. Kaziranga – Kohima.
Early morning take an Elephant ride to the central part of the park, which is the best time for sitting animals and birds. Back to your hotel for breakfast, relax for sometime. Next we shall go for a jeep safari, to a different range.
Pack up for Kohima, lunch on the way. Surface transfer to Kohima.

                                     TOUR END

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24. DZUKOU-DZULEKE TREK

 Day 1. Kohima- Khonoma (20 km/ 1 Hrs).
Meet at Kohima, Alder Tours And Travels opposite Second World War Cemetery. A brief pre-departure shall be given which drive to Khonoma village the ‘first green village of the country’.
On arrival we shall tour the village where we come across ceremonial gates, morung, fort, age group house, etc. Local lunch. Post lunch we shall further drive to Seikhakie.
O/N Tented.

Day 2. Seikhakie – Dzükou valley (6 km)
After breakfast we trek to DzukAlder Tours Dzukou Trekou valley which lies at an altitude of 2700 metres above sea level.    We come across different vegetation as we climb higher, hear and spot birds, aromatic plants, orchids, species of bamboo, etc. Lunch on the way.
Post lunch we shall resume the trek to Dzükou valley the trekkers’ delight, the nature abode where life is but filled with full of excitement, refreshing  mind, complete driven moments being hypnotise by the aboundant nature’s beauty beyond one’s expression by words. Explore the valley where the gentle rolling hills are covered  with stout bamboo, flowers which from afar appears being  trim admire the gently flowing stream through the valley.
In the evening we shall have a time for sharing our day findings/ discuss nature and its importance.
O/N Tented.

Day 3. Dzükou – Dzülekie village. (7 km).
Morning we shall sometime on our own venturing, admiring nature and its value. Thereafter trek through mountains, wood, meadows towards Dzülekie village. Some additional attractions will be mithun leisurely grazing by the side of the road, crystal clear stream flowing in the middle of the two mountains. Picnic lunch.
Post lunch drive and walk to Dzülekie village. Evening optional.
O/N Male dormitory (for men).
For women Home stay.

Day 4. Dzülekie – Kohima. (45km)
After breakfast we shall explore the village and its surrounding after which we drive to Kohima.

                       TOUR END

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25. ASIA'S CLEANEST VILLAGE

DAY 01: KOHIMA-DIMAPUR-GUWAHATI
Morning we shall meet at “Alder Tours And Travels” office opposite War Cemetery, Kohima. Brief pre departure briefing shall be given. Thereafter we shall drive to Dimapur to
Arrive at Guwahati, received and proceed to Shillong (100 Kms / 04 hrs). Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Rikynjai (20 kms before Shiilong at Barapani – Umium lake)

DAY 01: GUWAHATI – SHILLONG
Arrive at Guwahati, received and proceed to Shillong (100 Kms / 04 hrs). Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Rikynjai (20 kms before Shiilong at Barapani – Umium lake)

DAY 02: SHILLONG – SMITH VILLAGE – SHILLONG
Early morning proceed to Smit (85 KMS/ 02 ½ HRS DRIVE), established in 1853 and the seat of power of the King of Khyrim, which is approximately 1 hour drive from Shillong. See the Ieng Sad Syiem, the High Priestess’ official residence and the picturesque Lwai falls, which is a further 30 minutes drive from Smit and includes a 15 minutes hike to the falls, Feel the fresh spray hit your face as you stand at the foot of this exquisite falls. Another 30 minutes drive will take you to the Laitlum view point, a picturesque cliff vantage point 1500 ft from the valley and villages below. 1 1/2 hours further on and you reach Langkyrdem, the erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Khyrim. Take a 4 hour leisurely hike from Langkyrdem to Pynursla, a walk among beautiful rural Meghalaya settings. Back to Barapani and overnight stay at Ri Kynjai. 

DAY 03: SHILLONG – MAWLYNNONG - SHILLONG
Early morning proceed to Mawlynnong, a 03 hours drive from Shillong ( Barapani) and enjoy the various sights in and around the place such as the village itself, which is recognised as the cleanest village in Asia and a living roots bridge a 30 minutes distance away from Mawlynnong and which entails a brisk 15 minutes hike. A 1 hour hike will also take you to the curious Kyndiar village where one can see the ruins of a village suddenly abandoned, 175 years ago! Byrdew falls lies an hours drive away from Mawlynnong at Pomshutia and entails a brisk 45 minute hike. It is one of the most picturesque falls in the East Khasi hills and which allows a visitor to stand in a cavern behind the sheet of falling water and also walk down to the base of the falls.  Overnight at Ri Kynjai. 

DAY 04: SHILLONG – TREKKING – DRIVE TO CHERRAPUNJEE
Take a trek along one of Meghalaya's most renowned trails; the David Scot Trail. Built by the British 150 years ago for their pack mules, this trail passes by some of the most beautiful rural settings of the Khasi Hills.  Then we drive to Cherrapunjee and check into Cherra Holiday Resort (standard) for overnight stay.

DAY 05: CHERRAPUNJEE
Today after breakfast drive 1 hour drive will take a visitor to Tyrna, a small hamlet from where a brisk 4 hour hike will take one to the world renowned double decker living Root Bridge. In the afternoon drive around and get a glimpse of the several mighty waterfalls that dot the Cherrapunji landscape including the Nohkalikai falls, recognised as the tallest fall in Asia, besides various other interesting tourist sites. Overnight at Cherrapunji.

DAY 06: CHERRAPUNJEE – GUWAHATI
Today after breakfast we drive back to Guwahati (200 kms / 5 hrs), connect our train and get back home to Nagaland.

TOUR ENDS

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26. NAGALAND ASSAM TOUR

DAY 1:- KOHIMA- MOKOKCHUNG.   156KM
Today after getting introduced to the guide, drive towards Mokokchung, home-land of the Ao Nagas. They are known  for their colourful cultural heritage and tradition. They are also regarded of having the most designed shawl among Nagas. As a known fact they were the first to accept Christianity.
Enroute, visit Tseminyu village of Rengma Naga tribe, they are well known for their weaving skill. Lunch at Wokha. Post lunch drive to Longkhum village which was once regarded as the vanguard of the Ao’s  during the head hunting days. Longkhum village lies at an altitude of 1684 metres above sea level. We shall explore the village, also walk on the legendary stone platform. Depending on the arrival time, we  shall explore Mopunchuket and Impur. O/N Mokokchung Tourist Lodge.

DAY 2:-MOKOKCHUNG – MON .   180KM
After breakfast (packed lunch) drive to Mon, the headquarter of the  Konyak Nagas. Konyak is the only tribe among the Nagas having Angh/Chief which is hereditary. The Angh decide every matter in the village and nobody dare to question him. The Konyaks are very skilled and creative and are considered as the first among Nagas who made muzzle loading gun. Their tattooed faces really tells their brave and powerful nature. Enroute visit Wakching village, the earlier headquarter of Mon, bears witness of the huge wooden morung pillars on which motifs of elephant, tiger, hornbill, human beings are carved.
O/N Mon. ‘Helsa Cottage’

DAY  3 :- MON    
Morning after breakfast, drive 42km to Longwa village. The village straddle on the boundary line of Myanmar and Nagaland. One interesting fact about Longwa village that the Angh’s house is divided by the international boundary line of India and Myanmar - he eat in Nagaland and sleep in Myanmar! We shall Walk through the village and see the primitive life-style of the locals and interact with them, also take a trek and get to see the ‘Longwa bamboo’ which is a new bamboo species that shoot through out the year. Post lunch, explore Shangkhachingnyu village, meet the local gun makers, see the skull of deferent animals hung on the wall of the Angh’s house which signifies their prosperity.
O/N Mon. Helsa Cottage.

Day 4:- Mon- Jorhat
Morning drive towards Jorhat. Enroute explore Sibsagar, which was once the capital city of the Ahom kingdom. At Sibsagar we will get to see the Shiva Temple, Tai Museum, etc. Lunch at Sibsagar. Post lunch further drive to Jorhat ‘The City of Knowledge’.
O/N Hotel.

Day 5:- Jorhat- Majuli- Jorhat
Today we shall visit the largest river island in the world - Majuli. We shall go by ferry in the morning. Visit Satras and mask making. Thereafter Mishing village. Lunch at one of the Satras. Post lunch back to Jorhat by ferry.
O/N Hotel 

DAY  6:-  JORHAT- KAZIRANGA   150KM   
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park. Lunch. Post lunch, go for Jeep safari for about 1½hrs in the Central range of Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga not only the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but also provides shelter to a variety of wild lives. O/N Kaziranga Hotel.

DAY  7:- KAZIRANGA
Early morning at 5.00 a.m go for elephant safari in the eastern range for about 2hrs, We might come across deer, wild-boar, snake, wild elephant, tiger, bird, etc. Breakfast. After breakfast drive for 1½hrs through a Mishing tribal village and experience cruising down Dhansiri which within no time joins the mighty Bramaputra river. Post lunch, OPTION, relax or take another round of elephant safari. O/N Kaziranga. Hotel.

DAY  8:-  KAZIRANGA- KOHIMA.    195KM
After breakfast we shall leave Kaziranga for Nagaland and drive back home. Lunch. Enroute visit the NAGALAND BAMBOO DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, DIMAPUR where we will see different bamboo products which are made of rare unattended growing trees.

TOUR   ENDS 

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