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1. Dibrugarh - Mon- Mokochung- Tuophema- Kohima- Khonoma - Mezoma - Dimapur (12 Nights 13 DAYS)

Day 1. Dibrugarh - Sibsagar (77 kms/ 2 hrs)

Sibsagar is known for many monuments and sites that date 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 and 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 up turned 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. There are many artifacts that belong to the Ahom Kings that 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 (120 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

Today after  breakfast,  with packed lunch we drive from the plain to the hills or from the heat to the pleasant cold - Mon, the home town of the Konyak Nagas who are known for  their tatooed faces, wood carving skills, gun - making and of all they are 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 Lungwa village which is bodering with Burma as the international boundary runs through the Anhg’s house- it goes 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 even the size of the house itself is a magnificent sight. Meet local people (they are reserved by nature).  Lunch. Post lunch drive ti Shangkhachingnyu village where we will see local craftmen and war trophies.
Overnight at Mon Guest huose/ Resort.

Day 4 Mon

Morning drive to Chanmoho village, where we will see people with tatooed faces, explore the village life, meet the locals and interact with them. Next proceed to Chui village which still has its own charm where one can see the ethnic Konyak way of constructing their houses with thatch roof where the main pillars jutting out of the roof. One may also expect to see some local weavers/craftsmen .
Overnight at Mon Guest huose/ Resort.

Day 5 Mon - Mokochung (180km/ 8-9 hrs)

Today we drive to Ao tribe of the Nagas, enroute we shall halt over at Lenden to see the bamboo mat making by the locals. Next stop will be at Chuchuyanlan village further drive to Mokokchung home town of the Ao Nagas.
Overnight at Mokokchung Hotel.

Day 6. Mokokchung.

Today we explore some Ao villages - Impur village to visit the Museum which display machines and tools which were used by the 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 which bears wittness of the Ao tradition having a Machang - a seating platform which is predominantly made of bamboo.
Overnight Mokochung. Hotel.

Day 7 . Mokokchung - Tuophema (120 kms)

After breakfast  drive towards 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. (45 kms)

Today we drive to Kohima, the Capital city of Nagaland. On our way, we will visit the State Museum, 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 (16 kms) away from Kohima and explore the village where we will see rich men’s houses and 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 from 1st Dec. to 7th Dec. Lunch at Kohima. Post Lunch, visit sale emporium/ souvenir shops and local market where you'll get to see some delicacies of the Naga people
Overnight at Kohima. Hotel.

Day 11. Kohima - Khonoma. (20 kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Khonoma village. Khonoma village has been declared as the first “Green village of the country” because of the initiative taken by the village to stop hunting, logging and forest fire. The village has also 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 12. Khonoma - Mezoma - Khonoma (7 kms).

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 notrogen fixation property 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 drive for 7 kms 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 (87 kms).

We shall drive to Dimapur. Enroute visit Secuma village.

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2. TREKKING

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

Meet a representative at Dimapur Airport and proceed to Khonoma village. Enroute stop at some local market where they sale organic vegetables.
Overnight at Khonoma Home Stay.

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

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

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

            After breakfast gear up and start the trek to Dzukou valley which is at an altitude of 2700 metres above sea level. Though it is assumed to be a hard trek, we may see some wild animals and birds as we go through ‘ Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary’. Lunch at Dzukou valley, after which we will explore the valley of eternal charm where you will find a serpentine stream flowing leisurely through the valley which is surrounded by rolling hills and which is predominantly covered by a stout bamboo that from a far sight it looks like a fully mown lawn. Overnight Dzukou Tent.

DAY 4. DZUKOU - DZULEKE (8 KMS/ 3-4 HRS TREK)

            Morning, once again explore the valley by yourselves. After breakfast – OPTION trek to water fall which is approximately 3 kms 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 and Homestay.

DAY 5. DZULEKE - BENREU (25 KMS)

            Today after breakfast drive to Benreu village. Enroute explore the mystical Dzulekecie river. Before getting to Benreu village, meet some locals at Tepuki river and take part in the traditional fishing. Picnic lunch  with your own catch by the river site. Now drive to the village check in to Mt. Pauna Cottages. Walk around the village and see the different culture, traditions of the Nagas enjoy their local wine. Overnight Benreu Mt. Pauna Cottage.

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

            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/ 5½ 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 kms)

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 Dzüleke. 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 Dzüleke, (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 kms/ 1 hr)

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 1940's, 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 village where Subash Chandra Boss stayed during the WWII at Kohima.
Overnight Kohima. Hotel.

Day 6. Kohima - Tuophema (45 kms)

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 them.
Evening we shall witness women folk performing how the Nagas spins cotton.
Overnight Tuophema. Community Cottages.

Day 7. Tuophema - Dimapur (97 kms)

After breakfast, we drive to Dimapur to connect flight/trian.

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4. ART AND CRAFT Tour

Day 1. Dimapur - Khonoma (87 kms/ 4 hrs).
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 Village of The Country. As we tour the village, 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 informal institution from where the oral history and cultures are past from one generation to the next. We shall also see fort, age group houses etc. Picnic lunch. Post lunch we shall see how jhum cultivation is done along with Alder trees which has been 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 (20 kms/ 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 (45 kms).
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 (120 kms/ 6hrs).
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 (40 kms).
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 (130 kms).
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

                                                   TOUR  END.

TOUR  COST INCLUDES:-
# Transportation
# Car
# All meals
# Guide.
# Lodge ( 1 DBL)
# Water.
TOTAL COST FOR 7 DAY AND 6 NIGHTS.
= RS. 55,300/- ONLY.

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5. ADVENTURE TOUR

Day 1. Dimapur - Benreu village ( 97 kms/ 3 hrs)
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 kms).
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 - Dzuleke (20 kms)
Today drive for about 20 kms towards Dzuleke. It is a small village with only about 40 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. Dzuleke - Mt. Kedieutsukerü - Base Camp.
Morning after breakfast, trek to Kedieutsukerü which is aproximately 2400 metres above sea level. We shall trek for about 5 kms 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 9 kms 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 – Dzükou. (6 kms).
Today’s trek will be comparatively tougher than the previous day treks. After 6 kms 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. Dzükou- Dihozhü (8 kms).
Morning enjoy the valley once again with the sunrise, after which, with your packed lunch we shall trek to Dihozhü which is a legendary cave. Today, as we are trekking in the Sanctuary we may see Tragopan as well.
O/N Diho Cave.

Day 7. Dihozhü - Khonoma (5 kms).
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 (20 kms/ 1 hr).
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 and Kigwema village.
O/N Kohima Hotel.

Day 10. Kohima - Southern Dzükou (7 kms trek).
Today with packed lunch trek to Southern Dzükou, explore Dzükou valley where the valley is filled with different kinds of flowers.
O/N Tented.

Day 11. Southern Dzükou - Kohima
Morning and first half of the day spend at Dzükou 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 (87 kms/ 3 hrs)
Today surface transfer to Dimapur to connect your flight/train.

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6. Assam Tea Garden - Nagaland - Kaziranga Tour

Day 01 : KOLKATA TO DIBRUGARH

Arrive Kolkata/ Delhi to Dhibrugarh. Check in hotel. Lunch afternoon visit Tea plantation and factory 

Day 02 : DIBRUGHARH TO MON [ NAGALAND ]

Early morning start your drive to Mon for 5-6 hours. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state of Nagaland.  
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: 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 : MON TO JORHAT

Enroute visit KRONG GHAR / TOLTATAL GHAR built RUDRA SINGA IN 1699 AD /SIVADOL. Overnight hotel

Day 06 : JORHAT TO MAJULI ISLAND

Drive to Nimati l Ghat. Take you to Ferry to Majuli. It will take 1.30 hrs 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 : MAJULI TO KAZIRANGA 

Afternoon visit local market.


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

Day 09 : KAZIRANGA TO KOHIMA 

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 : VISIT HORNBILL FESTIVAL 

Day 11 : VISIT HORNBILL FESTIVAL

Day 12 : KOHIMA - PFÜTSERO - KOHIMA (70 Kms/ 02 hrs)

Early Breakfast drive to PFÜTSERO. Visit Chakesang tribal village back to Kohima. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13 : KOHIMA - KHONOMA - KOHIMA

After breakfast visit Khonoma village/ Kheikoma village / World War II Museum. SALES EMPORIUM: STATE MUSEUM. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14 : KOHIMA - DIMAPUR

Today surface transfer to Dimapur to connect your flight/ train.

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7. Tawang Trekking : The Bailey Trail

Day 01 : KOLKATA - GUWAHATI - BHULAKPONG

Arrive Guwahati airport. Drive to Bhulakpong 230 kms/ 06 hrs. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02 : BHULAKPONG - DIRANG (Arunachal Pradesh)

Bhulakpong to  Dirang  Dzong  (145kms/ 05hrs). Overnight Hotel/ Tented Accommodation 

Day 03 : DIRANG TO NAMSU [ITS 2100M]

Today we drive to Namsu (25 kms/ 01 hr) Monpa Heritage of Namsu at 2090 m. Explore  ancient  Buddhist  Temple  and  village,  and meet people.  Commence trekking through   forest and some agricultural field, climbing steeply in part for 4 hours to Camp 1 at Chander Village

Day 04 : CHANDER TO THONGRI [ITS 2500M]

Trek uphill along good trek through forest for 5 hrs trek to Camp No. 2.

Day 05 : THONGRI TO CHANGLA PASS [ITS 3650 M]

6 Hours hard trek through coniferous forest with two steep climbs. Beautifull view of the Sela range surrounding valley and Himalaya watershed.

Day 06 : CHANGLA PASS TO POSSINGLAPASS [ITS 4200M]

3 Hours trek steady climb through forest, Rhododendrons to cross over Possing la Pass its 3900 Meters and Continue Climbing for another 04 Hours to Camp 4 at Potak 


Day 07 : 

Short Trek. Explore the Surrounding Area and Visit Many Holi alpine lakes .Over/ Night/ Camp No 4


Day 08 : POTAK TO LURTHUM [4000M] 

3 Hours trek uphill to Cross the Highest Pass Tsela Pass its 4550 M. on this Bailey Trail there is a Alpine lake below the summit and breath taking Panoramic View of the sela ridge, the river Valleys, Gorichan .[6500m.] and kangto [7200 M ] Peak on the Himalayan Water shed. continue down hill trek for 2 hrs to river Valley with back ground of Mighty Peak. Camp 5 lorthum.

Day 09 : LOURTHAM TO MAGO [3500 M] 

6 Hours trek first along the River Valley, Passing by a Small Cluster of Yak Huts to descent through Rhododendron and coniferous Forest to a tributary of Tawang Chhu River to reach Camp no 6 Near Mago Village at 3500m.

Day 10 : MAGO TO THIMBU [3200M] 

4 Hours trek rocky trial following the Tawang Chhu River followed by a stiff climb Camp no 7. Near Thimbu Village at 3200 metres.

Day 11 : THIMBU TO JUNG

6 Hours trek through Mixed Forest , Crossing and re-crossing the Tawang Chhu River and its tributaries more than a dozen time over log and Suspension Bridge to reach the highway, Trek End . Transfer to jeep and drive to Tawang 40km 1 hrs, Overnight Hotel.

Day 12 :

In morning visit Buddhist nunnery BRUMDONGCHUNG ANNI GOMPA, which are the adobe of nuns. Unlike the monks, the girls become nuns and join the nunnery on their own and there is no social pressure or tradition making the practice compulsory. Brama durng chung ani gompa is the oldest Ani Gompa in the Tawang District. explore the 400 years old Tawang monastery and have audience with Rempoche the famous Nomden Nymgyal Lhatse . The Tawang monastery was founded by Mera Lama Lorde Gyamtso in year 1860 .It was founded by the head of the spiritual life of Gelupa sect of theMahayana school of Buddhism . The inner walls of the Durkhang ( the assemble hall) are painted with murals of various divinities and saint . The silver casket Warpped in silk contaning the Thankas of Goddess Pladen Lhamol, the principal deity of the monastery were painted with blood drawn from the nose of the fifth Dalai Lama, a colossal richly gilded statue of Lord Buddha sitting 26 feet high, occupies the middle of the north side in the / afternoon VISIT KITPI / SERU VILLAGE the village of 6th Dalai Lama. Preside over a typical Monpa Yak Dance programme.

 Day 13 :

TAWANG DIRANG / 140km 6 hrs Overnight Hotel. Option Tawang to Guwahati by Helicopter (if weather permits).

 Day 14 : DIRANG TO GUWAHATI 

330 kms/ 10 hrs. Overnight Hotel

 Day 15 : 

Fly to Kolkata / Delhi

 

 PRICE INCLUDED:

1. All Transfers as per itinerary by Exclusive jeep 
2. Accommodation  on Twin  Sharing , at  best   available  hotel  / Guest / house / 3-4 man tent shared by 02 persons  with  mats .
3. all camping facilities all meal, accompanying guide and porters and ponies to carry one personal rucksack, up to 25 kg in weight
4. National Park   entry fee and fee for elephant ride safari at Kaziranga 
5. Government  Royalty , Restricted  area trekking  permit  and  National  park  Permit Participant   are required to bring  their own trekking  boots ,extreme cold clothing rainwear and , sleeping bags  and  are charged extra  for liquor and personal expenses.

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8. Kohima Kaziranga Tour

Day 01 : DELHI - IMPHAL VIA GUWAHATI

Fly from Delhi to Guwahati to Imphal [Manipur]. Check into hotel. Afternoon visit famous IMA Market where we will see almost 3000 women selling fish/ handlooms and household tools. Overnight hotel. 

Day 02 : IMPHAL

After breakfast, visit the war cemetery who died in the Second World War / VISIT SAHEED MINER, the spirit of Manipur martyrs who sacrificed their lives while fighting against the British in 1891 / visit word lake / loktak lake / and back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : IMPHAL - KOHIMA (160 kms/ 5 hrs)

Enroute visit Manipur village. Overnight / hotel 

Day 04 : KOHIMA

VISIT WORLD WAR-II CEMETERY : Overlooking Kohima amidst scenic environs, the Kohima War Cemetery is a memorial in honor of those officers and soldiers killed during the World War II. Formerly known as Garrison Hill it is designed as a series of terraces with magnificent stone steps, bearing testimony to one of the most stubborn, close and bloody fighting in the whole of the Second World War.On the 18 plots of the cemetery, there are 1421 slabs erected in memory of soldiers who were killed in the battle of Kohima. Of these, 1070 were from the United Kingdom, 5 from Canada, 3 from Australia, 33 from undivided India, 2 from East Africa, 1 from West Africa, 9 from Burma and 1 non-war grave. Each grave is supported by a bronze plaque with an apt epitaph. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.   
Historians have called Battle of Kohima “one of the bitterly fought battles of the Second World War” and a “battle of Attrition” involving “fierce hand-to-hand combat”. The reasons are many. The most bitter battle ever fought lasted for three months. Only 20,000 of the 85,000 Japanese who had come to invade India were left standing.  The cost of the allies has been 17,857 British and Indian troops killed, wounded and missing. Before leaving Kohima the British erected a moving memorial in memory of their fallen comrades: 
When you go home, tell them of us, and say: ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today.’ 
The Battle of Kohima may have ended, the cemetery erected, but the scars still remained. Kohima since then has become a place for pilgrimage and reconciliations in the center of the cemetery had paid a special pilgrimage to the Kohima War Cemetery to remember fallen comrades. 
HERE, AROUND THE TENNIS COURT OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER LIE MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF KOHIMA IN WHICH THEY AND THEIR COMRADES FINALLY HALTED THE INVASION OF INDIA BY THE FORCES OF JAPAN IN APRIL 1944."KOHIMA CATHEDRAL (Biggest in Asia):  Nagaland has had a very turbulent and extremely violent past, so many shots fired here and too many lives lost which is why this Cathedral in Kohima stands out. She is like a falcon spreading out her wings standing guard over the city. She is also a beacon of hope and peace, providing a lot of faith to the people of Nagaland and her visitors.  
Located at Aradura Hill, the Cathedral dominates the landscape of Kohima. It has become an important tourist destination and is the largest cathedral in the Asia. As one enters the Cathedral, one can’t help but notice a slab on the right hand side-    “when you enter in here, bring before the Lord, all those who gave their life and all those who will give their all for your better and safer Nagaland”. 
This was put up on the request of the Japanese who contributed towards the building of the church. In the spring of 1944, Japanese, British and Indian forces fought for the Garrison Hill during the Battle of Kohima. Thousands were killed. The Japanese survivors of the battle and bereaved families collected contributions towards the making of the Cathedral so that prayers could be offered in the memory of their loved ones. Spread over an area of 25,000 sq feet, it can accommodate 3000 seated and 20,000 if all areas are occupied. A permanent Olive wood crib from Bethlehem’s Olive wood has also been installed. For those wanting to experience an architectural treat of the modern and the indigenous, the Kohima Cathedral is the place to visit!!!     


VISIT   STATE MUSEUM:  
Though the Nagas cannot boast of any written documentation of how they came about, a look at the Nagaland Museum in the state capital can give the visitor an idea about the legacy of the Nagas. Located at Bayavü Hill, about 1½ km from the main town, it houses a rare collection of artifacts of each Naga tribe. The State Museum also has authentic Naga precious stones on display. Here one can see the most valued and expensive necklaces used by the Nagas. They are an assortment of precious stones which include cornelian, tourmaline, coral, core of xancus, ivory and other beads, brass and silver bells. Another interesting display is the Naga Morung/hut models. One can make out that the villages were located on hilltops. Perhaps it was to survey/watch the valley below for approaching friends or foes. The variations in architecture among the different tribes are just amazing. Musical instruments are also displayed. The various instruments give an insight into how music formed an integral part of                           
Naga life. Log drum, Tati, a single stringed instrument, and other instruments made of bamboo and buffalo horns are used during festivals and other social gatherings. For the art lovers the state museum has an art gallery which houses collections of paintings by different local artists. The themes vary from traditional to modern. Visiting Hours : Timings: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (Closed on all Holidays except Sundays.) 

VISIT   SALES EMPORIUM: The Government sales Emporium is in the heart of the town. It has a collection of Naga handloom and handicraft items. Some of the more prominent outlets where mementoes can be purchased are GURTEL near the war Cemetery and Belho Weavers near Assam Oil Company (AOC). There are many shops dealing with Naga cultural items in the Super Market area as well   VISIT -   NAGA HERITAGE COMPLEX KISAMA-KOHIMA:  The Naga Heritage Complex was inaugurated by the Government of Nagaland on 1st December 2003, where the HORNBILL FESTIVAL is celebrated annually. It is a permanent site at KISAMA situated 12 kms away from Kohima on NH-39. The Naga Heritage Complex serves as “Window to Nagaland” (WTN), aims to showcase the state in a single platform, through which one can have a peep into the Naga Heritage. The complex will also house the “World War II Museum”.  The WTN houses the traditional houses or “Morungs”, representing the 16 recognized tribes of Nagaland. Each of these units display the distinctive aspects of each tribe, in terms of crafts, cuisine, cultural activities, etc., as well as provide the market outlets for the many unique local products of all the tribes in the state. It also have a commercial complex for leasing out to local entrepreneurs for handloom and handicraft products, souvenir outlets, amphitheatre, PCOs, internet cafes, restaurants and other entertainment outlets. An added attraction are the “Flower Garden”, for display, sale and exhibition of flowers and plants, Trekking Route to the peak for the birds eye-view of the Heritage complex and her vicinities, Rope-Ways and the Amusement Park are off the offing. The Complex on completion will be opened through out the year, with various activities, shows, exhibitions, displays, cultural events, competitions, eateries etc., which can be enjoyed by all. The facilities at the WTN can also be hired out to interested parties/persons.
Lunch break after noon visit local market naga tribe

Day 05 & Day 06: KOHIMA

KOHIMA VILLAGE: Considered as the point of origin of Kohima, it is believed to be one of the largest and populous villages in Asia. According to legends, Kohima village was established by a man called Whinuo hence Kewhira, the original name. Legend has it that after his selection of a place to settle down, Whinuo had a strange dream. He dreamt of an empty habitation but heard sounds of children laughing, playing and of mourning. He was greatly disturbed by the dream. He knew mourning implied death and sorrow but at the same time sounds of children were good omen. The villagers believed that he chose to believe in the good omen and decided to settle down in what is presently called Kohima Village. With a population of 13,705 people, 3965 households (2001 census) Kohima village is divided into four khels – Dapfütsuma [D Khel], Lhisema [L Khel], Pfuchatsuma [P Khel], and Tsütsonuoma [T Khel]. 
Khel is a distinct Naga institution that brings together several clans within the village community. Membership of a khel is either decided by birth or heredity. This is the most important and effective institution in village governance. No village decision can be taken without a consensus from all Khels in the village. 
Kohima Village is an admixture of the past and present. In the olden days it was believed that Kohima Village had seven lakes and seven gateways. Till today a huge gate still stands at the entrance of the village, which is engraved with traditional Naga art and adorned with buffalo horns at the top. Stones of varying sizes and shapes implanted within the compound or skulls of buffaloes and Mithuns adorning the portico reminds the glorious status of the great ancestors who had performed grand feasts of merit. 

KHONOMA VILLAGE:
Located 20 kms west of Kohima is Khonoma village. Reputed for their courage and valor, it is the village of A. Z Phizo, Father of Naga Nationalist Movement. It has its own share of brushes with history. It was here that the Naga warriors made their last stand against the British in 1879. A simple white pillar commemorates G H Damant, major C R Crook, lieutenant H H Forbes and Sub-major Nurbir Sai, who died fighting the Nagas in Khonoma. The Khonoma gate tells the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills. The village referred to as “Khwünoria” by the residents is estimated to be around 700 years old and is surrounded by hills that are as high as 9000 ft. It runs along a ridge which is a characteristic of Angami Villages and its domain extends from the terrace rice fields in the valley immediately beneath the ridge into the uplands of the Barail range all the way southwards till the border with Manipur, Senapati district. One of the outstanding features of Khonoma village is the presence of the fort called Kuda which literally means “a place of defense”. There is one fort in each of the three khels (Locality). It is believed that in ancient times the strength of the Khel is measured by the condition of the kuda and the presence of young warriors. Even today each khel takes responsibility for the maintenance of their khel fort. The terrain is hilly - from gentle slopes to steeply rugged crags and the hills are covered with lush forests, with numerous perennial trees. The Village is named after a plant locally known as “Khüno” that grows in the area. The alder tree (Alnus Nepalensis) is found in abundance in this region and Khonoma is famous for its management of jhum fields with alder trees, which fixes nitrogen in the soil and checks soil erosion. 
In an effort to conserve the Blythe’s Tragopan, an endangered pheasant of the state and other wild life in its natural habitat, Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan sanctuary (KNCTS) was set up in 1998 by the ecologically conscious people of the village. This sanctuary which covers an area of over 70 sq km is privately owned and managed by the village community in Khonoma. It is also the habitat to many other endangered and rare species of plants and animals. The sanctuary is also an ideal place for adventure and nature study. With its mission” Green Khonoma”, it has become the Model Village for eco-tourism. The Village Council has made it mandatory for every household to have dustbins. Once in a month, sanitation drive is carried out and the community’s garbage is burnt. The ashes and the residue are then used as manure. The combination of rich bio-diversity and stunning landscape makes Khonoma habitat an excellent candidate for eco-tourism that ranges from the “active”- 2 or 3 day tracks into the Dzükou uplands, wildlife spotting camps to The “passive” – walks through the village “myths and legends” trails, through megaliths and the terrace rice fields which produces 20 varieties of rice. Known for its beautiful natural landscape, Khonoma is a destination which truly makes for a tribal travel experience!


Day 07: KOHIMA TO KAZIRANGA (06 HRS)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Kaziranga. Enroute visit Dimapur, 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 Drive to  kaziranga. overnight/ hotel

Day 08 KAZIRANGA
Go for an Elephant ride/ jeep safari inside the national park. Afternoon visit tea garden and visit karbi tribe village.

Day 09: KAZIRANGA TO MEGHALAYA 

After breakfast, drive to Meghalaya (Shillong). 

Day 10: MEGHALAYA

After breakfast, visit Cherrepunjee, once world renowned for being the wetest place on earth. 54 kms away from Shillong / visit Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak/ Caves of Meghalaya. Lunch. Afternoon visit local market and orchid world. Visit Cathedral of Mary and drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

 Day 11: SHILLONG TO GUWAHATI 

Enroute visit famous Kamakhaya Temple and visit Shelkuchi Village, this village is famous for silk village and lunch afternoon visit Umanandan Temple / Guwahati Market overnight/ hotel.

Day 12: GUWAHATI TO AIRPORT 

Early breakfast drive to airport and fly by early morning connected flight

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9. Festival Tour

Aoleng festival at Nagaland and Mopin festival in Arunachal Pradesh

Date:
 This is fixed date of Aulling and Mopin every year from 30/3/2010 to 13/4/2010 to 2015


Day 1 : KOLKATA – DIBRUGHARH/ - DIBRUGARH - MON

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

Day  2: MON
MON 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 3: VISIT AOLENG FETIVAL

Day 4: MORNING VISIT AULLING FESTIVAL AND DRIVE TO DIBRUGHAR O/N HOTEL

Day 5: DIBRUGHAR TO PASIGHAT BY RESERVED FERRY

Morning drive to the ferry point and board our ferry for about 4-hours as we cross the mighty Brahmaputra . As there are no bridges close by on Brahmaputra , the ferry becomes the life line of trade between northern and southern banks of the river.   We will be joined by tribal, milkmen out to sell their milk to the big factories and migrant workers as we gently float on this mighty river.  On arrival, transfer to the hotel. 

Day 6:  PASIGHAT TO ALOO
Overnight Hotel.

VISIT MOPIN FESTIVAL:

VISIT to Lower and Upper Bari village. On the way cross the river Yamgo.  From here  hike for one hour to Mobuk village which sits pretty on a saddle.  Also visit Monku village.  We will also organize cultural evening in the village here.

Day 07: ALOO TO DAPORIJO (163KMS)

Enroute visit Lida village of Adi-Gallong tribes.  A short twelve-mile drive  brings us to Tajipara, another Adi-Gallong tribal village.  Adis are very accomplished weavers of cane goods.  They make baskets, hats, breastplates, shield, but the excellence of their cane work shines supreme in the famous cane suspension bridges of Arunachal Pradesh.  “Marvels of untutored engineering skills,” was how a 19th-century British explorer described the bridges.  The Adis also excel at weaving intricate patterns for their clothing, and we may see examples of their pottery today.

Day 08: DAPORIJO TO ZIRO

Departing early in the morning, we descend from the DAPORIJO plateau and drive along the Kamla River valley through dense jungle country, passing picturesque villages of Nishis and the Hill Miris tribes.  We’ll visit Muri Mugli, a Hill Miris tribe, and if road conditions are good we will continue another eight miles on a mountain dirt road to Noori, a small traditional village of the same people.  The Ghansi sect of the Miris that we encounter here are of short stature, scantily dressed with a sleeveless jacket and loincloths.  They will usually carry woven cane knapsacks and a dao (broad sword) along with bow and arrows.  The Panibotias, another sect of the Miris that we will meet, are just the opposite: tall, well-built people.  Continue driving to on the banks of the Subansiri River .  Daporijo is the junction of three important tribes; Hill Miris, Tagins and Adi-Gallongs. 

Day 09: ZIRO

Using Ziro as a base, the entire day is spent visiting the Hong  and other Apatani Villages .  Everywhere we go we are warmly welcomed.  As E.T. Dalton noted in 1845, “The men do not rejoice in much drapery, they wear a girdle of canework painted red which hangs behind in long bushy tail.”  Just as the tail is the distinctive part of the male dress, so is the nose plug peculiar to the Apatani women.  It is the ambition of each woman to wear the largest possible nose plugs, which are made of wood.  Both sexes extensively tattoo their faces.  Each sect has distinctive features. Their hats, clothes, ornaments, language and even physical features are totally different. 

Day 10: ZIRO TO ITANAGAR (340 KMS)

Early morning visiting of the Mompa Buddhist Monastery at Itanagar.  Drive to Guwahati Enroute visit Tea plantation

Day 11: GUWAHATI to AIRPORT

Early Breakfast visit famous Kamakhaya Temple : Umananda Temple and drive to airport fly to / Kolkata/Delhi. Tour ends from here!

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10. Package tour Torgya festival

Date: Monastic festival it's held every year for three days!

The famous Golden Namgyal, popularly known as Tawang Monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyamtso in the year 1860-81. This monastery is the largest of its kind in the country and the second largest in Asia . This monastery is the fountain- head of the spiritual  life of the Monpa, and Sherdukpen  tribes of Arunachal Pradesh- the people of this region. The inner walls of the Dukhang – the assembly hall are painted with murals of various divinities and saints. The silver casket wrapped in silk containing the thank as of goddess Sri Devi (Palden Lhamo) the principal deity of the monastery, is kept here. It was given to Merak Lama by the 5th Dalai Lama.the thank as were painted with blood drawn from the nose of the 5th Dalai Lama. A colossal richly – gilded statue of lord Buddha occupies the middle of the northern side. It is the largest image of the monastery and is about 26 feet high. The urgelling monastery is the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama was deposed in 1706. In 1714 the destruction of all Gelupa Gompas was carried out by sokpa jomkhar, a Mongolian warrior who invaded from Bhutan.during this campaign, the Dalai Lama's original monastery at urgelling was destroyed. All valued possession of urgelling monastery like scriptures, statues and other objects were taken to Tawang monastery . It was during this time that the  Ka-gyur (scriptures) written out in gold and silver arrived at the tawang monastery, where they are preserved to this day. Today a modest Gompa stands at this site. 

Day 1 : Arrive Guwahati.

Drive for 220 kms/ 05 hrs drive. Overnight Namari eco camp.

Day 2 : Namari to Dirang (270km/ 05 hrs).

Enroute visit a Sherdukpen tribal village. Overnight Hotel Pemaling.

Day 3 : Dirang 

After breakfast  drive to  ancient Namsu village  of  Dirang Monpa village. Spend morning  exploring the exquisite  Buddhist  Gompa . Kakaling gate chusher [traditional water mill]  and village  house  meet  some  villagers and get an idea  of their lifestyles. Return to Dirang Zong and have lunch. After lunch drive to Sangti village. visit sheep  breading frem. 

Day 4 : Dirang to Tawang (140 km 5 hrs)

Enroute  visit Sela Pass 13000 feet and visit  Paradise lake and  visit Jang waterfalls/Indo China  War memorial  at Jaswantghar. Overnight hotel.

Day 5 : Tawang

Explore the 400 years Old Tawang monastery have oudience with Rimpoche or Urgelling monastery the 6th Dalai Lama birthplace. Next we visit Handicraft Center and Seru Village of Monpa tribe. Overnight Hotel.

Day 6 : Trek to Kitpi

Soft trek to Kitpi village (2 hrs) trek and visit Monpa tribal. Lunch at village with Monpa local food and dance programme at village. 

Day 7 : Soft Trek

Trek from Tawang to Gangkong Anna Gompa 2 hrs trek. Visit Gompa and back trek and visit Torgya festival.

Day 8 : Torgaya

Whole day visit to Torgaya festival. 

Day 9 : Torgaya

Torgaya festival in the morning. Afternoon  drive to Zimethang  88 kms. Enroute   visit Monpa village. Overnight at tourist lodge. 

Day 10 :  Torgaya to Tawang:

Visit secound largest Stupa in Asia which is more than 400 years old. Next, we visit  Pangchinpa  tribes. This tribe is different from Monpa tribes. They are migrated  from  China. Afternoon drive to Tawang. Overnight Hotel. 

Day 11 : Tawang to Bomdila (180km 6 hrs)

Day 12 : Bomdila to Kaziranga

After breakfast visit Genden Nymgal monastery or local market/ Tipi Orchid Center and drive to Kaziranga. Overnight Wild Grass.

Day 13 : Kaziranga

Go for an Elephant ride / and jeep safari in the morning.

Day 14 : Kaziranga to Gawahati

Fly to Kolkata / Delhi by connected flight, Tour ends.

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11. Explore Nagaland

Day 01 :: Kolkata - Meet upon arrival at airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Kolkata - Dimapur -  Drive to Kohima 75 kms, the capital city of Nagaland. Arrive in Kohima and check into Hotel Japfu. 

Day 03 :: Kohima - Early morning drive 23 kms to visit Viswema village of Angami tribe. Walk down to explore the village where you'll find traditional wooden gates which has Buffalo horns on it. Afternoon drive back to Kohima and visit war cemetery, a supreme memorial raised in memory of allied soldiers killed in World War II by the invading Japanese forces. Later visit State Museum and explore the tribal Naga culture under a single roof. 

Day 04 :: Kohima - Mokokchung - After breakfast, drive to Mokokchung 160 km. Enroute visit Lotha tribal village. Overnight Hotel.

Day 05 :: Mokokchung - Tuensang - After breakfast drive to Tuensang 115 kms. Enroute visit Ungma and Longsa Ao Naga villages. Overnight in Circuit House/Paying Guest House. 

Day 06 :: Tuensang - Mon - After breakfast drive to Mon 150 kms. Enroute visit the Konyak tribal village . Overnight in Circuit House/ Homestay/Tented Accomodation. 

Day 07 :: Mon - Full day in and around Mon. Visit Shankyu Village where one can see wooden monuments and stone memorials of Anghs (herediatary chief) and Longwa Village which is the biggest village in the district. Longwa village lies on International Border of India and Myanmar (Burma). 

Day 08 :: Mon - Dibrugarh - After breakfast, drive to Dibrugarh 110 kms. Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 09 :: Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi/Kolkata. 

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12. Discover Arunachal

Day 01 :: Arrive Delhi / Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Delhi / Kolkata to Guwahati and drive to Tezpur for an overnight stay. 

Day 03 :: Drive to Dirang (195 kms). Enroute visit Tipi Orchid Centre, a glass house with over 7,500 Orchids and Shertukpen tribal village at Rupa. 

Day 04 :: Dirang: All day sight-seeing including Dirang Monpa tribal villages, Hot Water Spring, Sangti valley, Li-ung Gonpa and Kalchakra Monastery. Overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 05 :: Drive to Tawang (145 km), enroute visit Sela Pass (13700 ft.). Overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 06 :: Full day visit to Tawang Monastery which is more than 350 years old. Also visit Ani Gonpa monastery of Nuns and typical Tawang Monpa tribal village. 

Day 07 :: Full day at Tawang, visit birth place of H.H. the 6th Dalai Lama, Penga Teng Tso Lake and Crafts Emporium centre which produces very fine woollen carpets and Tawang Memorial.

Day 08 :: Drive to Bomdila (180 km). See waterfalls in Jang, also visit Indo-China war memorial at Jaswantgarh. 

Day 09 :: Drive to Eco Camp (120 km). On the way visit Bugun tribal village. 

Day 10 :: Transfer to Guwahati for Delhi / Kolkata .

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13. Of Ancient Tribes and Exotic Wildlife
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi / Kolkata and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 02 : Delhi / Kolkata to Dibrugarh. Overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 03 : After breakfast drive to Roing. Visit to Idu Mishmi tribal villages. 

Day 04 : Visit Hunli, Sally lake and Bhishmaknagar. 

Day 05 : Drive to Tezu, the district headquarters of Lohit District. Visit Parashuram Kund. 

Day 06 : Drive to Hayuliang and visit tribal villages of Digaru Mishmis. 

Day 07 : Drive to Miao via Namsai. Enroute visit the tribal villages of Khamti and Singpo tribal villages. Also visit the Tibetan refugee settlement where colourful woollen carpets of various designs are produced. 

Day 08 : Drive inside Namdapha National Park which is a home for all four major cats - tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, and snow leopard. Bird watching and trekking along the river Noa Dihing in Deban. 

Day 09 : Trek to Haldibari Camp by crossing the river by country boat and return to Deban by evening. 

Day 10 : Drive to Khonsa, the district HQ of Tirap. 

Day 11 : Visit Nocte tribal villages. 

Day 12 : Drive to Longding and visit Wangcho tribal villages. 

Day 13 : Visit other tribal villages which are untouched by modern civilization. 

Day 14 : Drive to Dibrugarh for overnight stay. 

Day 15 : Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi/Kolkata.

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14. Tea Garden Experience Tour

Day 01: Dibrugarh: Arrival, Welcome Ceremony, Tea-factory 
After a brief welcome ceremony on arrival at airport/railway station, you will be transferred to a host bungalow inside a tea-estate. After getting refreshment, we will visit a tea - factory. In the evening enjoy the silence of tea -plantation, a sight for sore eyes. Overnight stay at the bungalow. 

Day 02: Dibrugarh: Tea-plantation, Tea-workers Basti 
Early in the morning you can gain a mind cooling experience while walking through the greens of tea- plantation, which a concrete world cannot offer. After a leisurely breakfast, we will meet the tea- garden manager or any concerned personality from this industry to know, to ask and to see anything related to tea plantation. Spend the afternoon leisurely in the bungalow or as you wish. In the evening, we will visit tea-workers Basti to admire their simple style of living and to get to the rhythm of their 'Jhumur' dance. Overnight at the bungalow.

Day 03: Digboi: The Oil City 
We will drive to Digboi (57 kms) after breakfast. Digboi, having the second oldest oil field and the world's oldest operating machinery, still producing in excess of its capacity, won the name "the Oil-City of Assam". Overnight at Digboi refinery Guest house. 

Day 04: Digboi: Oil well 
After breakfast, we will visit the oil field to see the oil wells. Digboi is not only an oil field, but an oil museum with world's oldest operating oil machinery. In the evening, drive down the meandering roads passing the hillocks to have a very pleasant experience. Overnight at Digboi.

Day 05: Jorhat: Tea-capital, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village 
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (207 kms), the tea-capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, you will be accommodated in the Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives. 

Day 06: Kaziranga: Toklai Research Station 
After breakfast, we will visit Toklai Research Station to know everything and anything about tea-plantation. Having lunch at Jorhat, we will leave for Kaziranga (90 kms), the home of the Rhino with one horn. Overnight at tourist lodge.

Day 07: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino 
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge. 

Day 08: Kaziranga: Jeep Safari, Rhino, Tea Estate 
Visit a nearby Tea Estate and a tribal village to admire the living style of innocent villagers. After breakfast go on jeep safari in the eastern range of park with packed lunch. Spent the day exploring Mother Nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge. 

Day 09: Guwahati: Basista Ashram, Brahmaputra cruise 
We will drive to Guwahati (220 kms) after breakfast at Kaziranga. On arrival check in to your hotel and take a brief rest. At afternoon we will visit Basista Ashram Picturesque old shrine through which flow the three legendary rocky streams-the Sandhya,Lalita and Kanta.In the evening a boat cruise on river Brahmaputra will refresh your and soul. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 10: Guwahati Airport 
Day at rest till the time of departure from Guwahati Airport .

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Day 01 : Arrive Delhi / Kolkata ad transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 02 : Delhi / Kolkata to Guwahati and drive to Tezu 180 km ( 5 hrs) for an overnight stay. 

Day 03 : Drive to Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh 210 kms/ 05 hrs drive. Enroute visit tea garden and tea plantations. 

Day 04 : In the morning visit the State Museum, Mahayana Monastary and Emporium. After lunch drive to Ziro 150 km - 5 hrs drive. Enroute visit Nishi tribal villages. Nishi tribe is the biggest tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Day 05 : Full day at Ziro. Visit Apatani tribal villages at Hong, considered to be the largest tribal village in Asia . Also visit museum, emporium and local market. etc. 

Day 06 :: Drive to Daporijo 175 kms/ 07 hrs drive. Enroute visit Hillmiri tribal villages and Tagin tribal villages. 

Day 07 : Drive to Along 160 kms/ 06 hrs drive. Enroute visit Adi Gallong Tribal villages. 

Day 08 : Full day at Along visit Adi (Gallong) tribal villages at Kabu, Kayin and Jirdin. Also visit museum, emporium, and traditional hanging bridge.

Day 09 :: Drive to Pasighat 120 kms/ 04 hrs drive. Enroute visit Adi (Minyong) tribal villages. Afternoon visit Museum, Crafts Emporium and local market. 

Day 10 : Pasighat to Dibrugarh. After a short drive, we across river Brahmaputra by country made ferry which takes about 06 hrs. The huge confluence of the Saing and Lohit rivers of Arunachal Pradesh makes a mighty Brahmaputra river. 

Day 11 : Transfer to Dibrugarh airport for flight to Delhi / Kolkata .

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Day 1: Arrive at Dibrugarh. Transfer from the Airport to your hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Dibrugarh - Pasighat (155 Kms). Today we take a 05 hours ferry boat ride to cross the expansive Brahmaputra River to Pasighat. Check into your Guest House/ Hotel.

Day 3:  Pasighat -  Along (100 kms). 
A three hour drive from Pasighat takes us to the small town of Along which is the district headquarters of the West Seing district. The principle inhabitants of Adi Galong  tribes live around this town. The Adi Galong have different sub tribes which differ in their lifestyles from  each other. These are namely Adi galong , Adi Minyong , Pasi,  Pudam, Bori, and Boker. A very interesting enroute visit a hanging bridge on the Siang river which the local tribes have constructed from cane and bamboo. We spend our night at a comfortable hotel. 

Day 4: Along
Leaving Along in the morning we trek to the interesting village of Komsing where David Nelson the explorer was killed. It is a pleasant 03 hours walk through forests and fields. You have two options here. You can either choose to visit a few more Adi Galong tribal villages around or return to Along to visit the local emporium. 
In the evening you get to see a traditional Adi galong tribal dance.

Day 5: Along to Daporijo (160 Kms/ 06 hrs).
Daporijo is  the head quarters  of the upper Subansari district  of Arunachal and inhabited by people of the Tagin tribe whose features strikingly resemble those of the Chinese. We explore the town and the quaint village of the Tagin getting memorable glimpses of these simple folks' lifestyle. 

Day 6: Daporijo - Ziro (190 kms/ 07 hrs) 1560m 
Today this seven hour drive goes through typical Arunachali landscape – thick forests, glistening rivers and wooded hills. One the way we visit the villages of the Hill Mari and Nishing tribes. On reaching the small town of Ziro we check into a comfortable hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: In Ziro 
Ziro is the headquarters of  Arunachal's lower Subansari district. Its  plateau is surrounded by villages of the Apatani tribe. It is here that the largest and most organised tribal village in Asia – Hong – is located. We visit this neat little village and meet with the tribals. You can also notice that a majority of the women have tattoos and ear plugs which the other tribes do not. These hardy, people grow paddy and also indulge in fishing- both these foods making up their staple diet.
If you're travelling here in the month of August you can taste the delicious Tarian fish along with steaming hot rice. We visit the local museum and the emporium besides strolling along the village market. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 8: Ziro to Lakhibali (200 Kms/ 06 hrs)
Today's drive too goes along the verdant, lush green countryside so typical of Arunachal to the small hamlet of Lakhibali – a six hour drive. Check into a comfortable guest house or hotel for the night.

Day 9: In Lakhibali 
The day is spent exploring ancient archaeological digs and getting some idea as to the ancient past of the local people. Return to your hotel by evening.

Day 10: Lakhibali – Itanagar – 270 Kms – 7 hours drive 
Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh and is surprisingly quite modern with almost all amenities and services. The new city was built quite close to a ruined city and what was once the 14th century capital of Arunachal. This medieval city comprised of two brick built ramparts which are the only reminders that there was once a city here.

Day 11: Itanagar to Kaziranga national park - 250km – 6 hour drive
Leaving in the morning after a hearty breakfast we drive towards the famous and wildlife rich Kaziranga National Park. We check into the forest lodge or hotel. Overnight. 

Day 12: Kaziranga National Park 
In the morning we are taken on an  Elephant ride through this fascinating park to view the animals and birds that have found safe haven here. In the afternoon we take a Jeep Safari and chances are you'll get to see the one horned Rhinoceros and the Indian Bison besides a variety of other animal species. In the evening we return to our lodge / hotel.

Day 13 Kaziranga - Mon (260 Kms/  07 hrs). 
Today the drive takes us east into the neighbouring state of Nagaland. 
The vegetation is similar and on the way we stop over to briefly visit the Waching village of the Konyak tribe. Check into a rest house for the night.

Day 14: Explore Konyak Tribal Villages
We visit the Longmean village belonging to the Konyak tribe. There are 32 different types of tribes in the state and the Konyak are a prominent one. Predominantly a martial tribe feared for their headhunting skills today they raise crops. There is a skull made out of steel a reminder of the days when headhunting was quite a craze in these hills. We also visit the Sungyu village where you can see the amazing sight of a wood carving on a single tree trunk 8 ft high and 12 ft long. We return to our rest house by late evening. 

Day 15 Mon: Longwa Village – Mon 
This interesting village is easily accessed both from Myanmar and Arunachal. We by pass it to reach Mon by afternoon. Check into a Guest house for the last night of our journey. 

Day 16  Mon - Dibrughar (240 kms/ 06 hrs). 
We drive into neighbouring Assam state and check into a hotel in the town of Dibrugarh . The next day you are transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Kolkata and to your further destination.

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Day 03 - Guwahati - Bhalukpong 
After breakfast drive to Bhalukpong. Check in into the forest IB / Tourist hut / Tented accommodation near the angling spot. 

Day 04 - Bhalukpong 
Whole day angling at Bhalukpong, Tipi, Sessa (15 km stretch) Shore bank fishing or rafting fishing can be availed. 

Day 05 - Bhalukpong 
Whole day rafting, angling & picnic programme at Bhalukpong. 

Day 06 - Bhalikpong - Itanagar 
After breakfast drive to Itanagar. Evening sight seeing programme. Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 07 - Itanagar - Pasighat 
Morning after breakfast drive to Pasighat. Overnight at stay at circuit house / hotel.

Day 08 - Pasighat - Panging 
Early in the morning drive to Boleng - Panging and rafting fishing till Yembung (45 kms stretch) and overnight stay at Yembung. 

Day 09 - Panging - Yembung 
Whole day angling at Boleng - Panging and rafting fishing till Yembung (45 km stretch) and overnight at hotel.

Day 10 - Yembung - Pasighat - Oyanghat - Dibrugarh 
Early in the morning drive to Pasighat, Oyanghat. Cross river Brahamputra by ferry and arrive Dibrugarh and check into hotel. 

Day 11 - Dibrugarh - Guwahati - Kolkata

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The tiny state of Manipur has many surprises to offer. It is a land of ancient culture and matchless natural beauty. The trip covers major tourist attractions like Kangla Fort, 2nd WW Cemetries, Laktok lake, Sendra island and countless others. 

Day 01 :: New Delhi / Kolkata- Meet upon arrival at airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Delhi / Calcuta to Guwahati - After breakfast transfer to airport for domestic flight to Guwahati. Arrival at Guwahati and transfer to hotel. After lunch local sight-seeing and Brahmaputra river cruise. 

Day 03 :: Guwahati / Imphal - After breakfast transfer to Airport for Imphal. Arrive and check into the Hotel. After lunch city tour and visit I.M.A. market in the heart of town. This market is run by women only. Return to the hotel and overnight stay. 

Day 04 :: Imphal - After breakfast full day excursion to Laktok lake and Sendra island (48 kms). Return to Imphal by lunch time and visit Manipur state museum and war cemetery. In the evening Manipuri dance show, dinner and overnight at Hotel. 

Day 05 :: Imphal - After breakfast full day excursion to Keibul Lamjao National Park . The dancing deer, Sangai which is facing extinction is found in this Park. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 :: Imphal - after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Guwahati. After lunch, flight to Delhi / Kolkata 

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Day 01 :: Meet upon arrival at airport in Delhi / Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Transfer to airport for flight to Guwahati. Arrival in Guwahati and check into hotel for overnight stay. After lunch local sight-seeing and Brahmaputra river cruise. 

Day 03 :: After breakfast drive to Shillong 100 kms, the capital of Meghalaya, the Scotland of the East. Check into hotel. Afternoon visit Bara Bazar. 

Day 04 :: Whole day sight-seeing programme at Shillong. Morning proceed to Shillong peak from where one can see the whole of Shillong town. Also visit Museum, Emporium, Wards lake, Lady Hydari Park , Butterfly Museum , etc. 

Day 05 :: After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji 55 km which expediences the heaviest rainfall in the world. Enroute visit Elephant fall, Mawsmai fall, Mauthrap Mawsmai Cave etc. overnight stay at Cherrapunji. 

Day 06 :: After breakfast drive to proceed to Umaim lake, lunch at Orchid Lake Resort. After lunch drive to Guahati 100 km and check into hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 07 :: After breakfast proceed to Umaim lake, lunch at orchid lake resort. After lunch drive to Guwahati and check into hotel for overnight stay.

Note : 
1. Foreign tourists require restricted area permit to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram. 

2. Travel documents required to obtain the permit are : 
A) Xerox copy of passport and visa details along with filled application form. 
B) Two passport size photographs. 

3. Restricted Area Permit for Foreign tourists is granted for 10 days which is extendable. 

4. Package is inclusive of: 
Food, lodging, transportation, guide fees, all necessary entry fee in the national parks including elephant rides, boat and jeep ride and Government Royalty fee.

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20. Discover Mizoram > Land of the Highlanders Tour: 10 Nts / 11 Days

Day 01 :: Meet upon arrival at airport in Delhi / Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Transfer to airport for flight to Aizwal. Arrive and check into the Hotel. After lunch city tour including Bara Bazar and Zoological garden at Durtlang. Overnight in Travellers Inn. 

Day 03 :: Whole day sight-seeing including State Museum, Handlooms and Handicrafts centre and traditional Mizo tribal village around Aizawl. 

Day 04 :: Drive to Champhai after breakfast, Champhai is an Indo - Burma border scenic town with a view of famous Burmese mountain ranges. Evening sight seeing and shopping of imported goods coming from Burma & Thailand. Overnight at tourist lodge. 

Day 05 :: Leave Champhai after breakfast and reach the same day at Traveller Inn, Aizwal. Traditional Mizo dance in the evening.

Day 06 :: Transfer to Airport for flight to Kolkata/Delhi. 

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Day 01 Kolkata: Arrival Kolkata, transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kolkata. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 02 Kolkata – Dibrugarh: Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Dibrugarh. Arrival Dibrugarh, meet upon at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 03 Dibrugarh - Mon: After breakfast drive to Mon, 200 kms/ 07 hrs, the District headquarter of Mon District situated at an altitude of 897.64 meters above sea level. It is the home of the Konyaks tribes. Here it is interesting to see the tattooed faces wearing feathered headgears and traditional dress. Konyaks are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. Here you can find excellent wood carvings, daos (Machetes), guns, gunpowder, headgears etc. Overnight in tourist lodge. 

Day 04 Mon: Visit typical Konyak tribal village, Shangnyu. Ruled by the chief Angh, it is one of the prominent village of the Mon District. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8ft. in height and 12 ft. breadth which is believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. Carvings of human beings and other creatures are engraved on this monument. Also visit to Konyak Morungs, where one can still see the collection of human skulls. Konyaks were headhunters in the olden days and used to keep the enemies head as a trophy. Overnight in tourist lodge. 

Day 05 Mon – Mokokchung: After breakfast drive to Mokokchung, the district headquarter situated at an altitude of 1325 meters above sea level. This picturesque town is the cultural centre of the AO Nagas. The AO warriors used to wear the beautiful black and red hand-woven shawl with its white decorated band to signify their prowess over their enemies. The two main festivals of AO's are Moatsu in early May and Tsungremmong in August. Overnight in Circuit House. 

Day 06 Mokokchung – Kohima (180 kms 07hrs)After breakfast drive to Kohima, the state capital and hill station which is situated at an altitude of 1444 meters above sea level. Overnight in the hotel. 

Day 07 Kohima: After breakfast visit to Khonoma, an Angami tribal village which is  20 kms towards the west of Kohima, the village has its own traditions of valour and courage. History reveals that Khonoma provided protection to several villages in good old days. The village gate tells the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills. War Cemetry: A symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifices made by the officers and man during the Second World War. Museum: The state Museum treasures rare collection of articles of different tribes which speak about the history and tradition of the Nagas. Also visit to local market. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 08 Kohima - Dimapur - Kolkata - Depart 
After breakfast transfer to Dimapur airport, 75km 2 hrs drive, to board flight for Kolkata. Arrival Kolkata and board flight for onward journey.

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Day 01: Guwahati: Welcome ceremony, Brahmaputra river cruise 
You are received at Guwahati and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at your discretion to explore this gateway city to North-East India and the riverfront of mighty Brahmaputra. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down the river and see yourself why the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight at your hotel in Guwahati. 

Day 02: Angling Camp Nameri: National Park, Angling 
Early in the morning, you will drive for Eco Camp run by Anglers (Bhoreli) Association of Assam inside the Nameri national Park (208kms). Reach Eco Camp for an early lunch. After lunch Raft on to Bhoroli River the famous Angling spot in this part of India in search of the Golden Mahsheer. 

Day 02: Angling Camp Nameri : Elephant Ride, Rafting, Angling 
Early morning Elephant ride inside the National Park. Return to camp for some breakfast, after breakfast you will proceed to the angling site, the Spots on Bhoroli known as angler's paradise. These spots are the natural habitat of Golden Mahsheer, the dream catch of anglers. Picnic lunch on the Angling site. Raft on the placid waters of the River. Return to Camp by the evening for overnight stay.

Day 03: Angling Camp Nameri : Tipi Orchidarium, Angling 
After an Early breakfast drive to Bhalukpung and visit the Orchidarrium at Tipi. This Orchidarrium, with a collection of 7500 orchids, has been set up to study the botanical paradise - the orchids of Arunachal Pradesh. Return to camp for an early Lunch and proceed on to Angling site for some more catch for the day. Return to camp in the evening for overnight stay.

Day 04: Kaziranga: National Park, Rhino 
Early morning drive to Kaziranga (158kms), the place of Mother Nature. Check into your hotel and take a brief rest. In the afternoon, explore innocent lives of the villagers of a nearby tribal village. Overnight at Kaziranga. 

Day 05: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino 
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day 06: Dibrugarh: Adivasi village, Tea estate 
We will leave Kaziranga after breakfast for Dibrugarh(230km). In Dibrugarh you will be accommodated in a century old host Bunglow inside the Tea garden. After refreshment, visit a tea garden and admire the lifestyle of Adivasi's in the tea estate. Evening enjoy the night falling with spring scent in open veranda of the host bungalow. Overnight stay at Bunglow in Dibrugarh.

Day 07: Boleng: River Crossing, Angling Camp 
Cross River Brahmaputra by ferry and move to Pasighat(170km from Dibrugarh across the river). After lunch at Pasighat drive to Boleng(65km from Pasighat). Overnight at tented accommodation at the angling site. 

Day 08: Boleng: Angling 
After an Early breakfast move on to Angling for the day. Picnic lunch at the site. Angling for whole day at Boleng. Return to camp for overnight stay. 

Day 09: Boleng: Angling 
Early morning drive to Pangin(20km) for some more angling for the Day. Return to camp for overnight stay. 

Day 10: Yambum: Angling 
Early morning drive to Yambum (15kms from Pangin) another popular angling site. Spend the day for angling. In the evening visit a local tribal village for some cultural feast. Overnight at Yambum at Inspection Bunglow. 

Day 11: Dibrugarh 
After a leisurely breakfast move to Dibrugarh (200kms) and check in to Bungalow. Day at leisure to explore the Tea Gardens.

Day12: Departure: Farewell 
Day at rest till time of departure.

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Day 01: Arrive from Kolkata to Guwahati and then to Tezpur by connecting flight from where you drive to Itanagar. Check into a comfortable hotel for night.

Day 02: Itanagar Ziro
Drive to Ziro. Enroute stop at tribal villages. Upon arrival at Ziro, check in to Hotel Blue Pine. Your afternoon is free to wander around this picturesque hill town.

Day 03: Ziro
Today we will spend the day exploring the local villages near Ziro. In the morning we take a 3 hour walk to explore three Apatani tribal villages that present a view of a very different culture. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Hong Apatani village – the largest village of the tribe. Here we spend time with an Apatani family and later in the evening return to Hotel Blue Pine.

Day 04: Ziro
Today in the morning we visit the Nishi, Tribal Village of Joram also in the vicinity. Visit the unique tribal long house and after interacting with this interesting little community we return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the local handicraft centre, tribal museum, orchid center, and the fascinating bazaar. In the evening you are entertained with a lively Apatani tribal dance. Return to Hotel Blue Pine for the night.

Day 05: Ziro - Daporijo
Today we drive through lush green hillsides to the small town of Domporijo . Enroute pay a visit to Raga –a village of the hill Miri tribe located in the Kamala River valley. Stay overnight at the circuit house at domporijo.

Day 06: Domporijo
Explore the habitat of the tagin tribe. Drive to tagin tribal villages of dolum and sappi. After lunch at the circuit house we will visit to the local handicraft centre and the bazaar. Over night stay at a house.

Day 07: Domporijo-Along
Drive to Along. Visit Kabong village- a village of the Adi Galong tribe. Spend some time with community learning about their lifestyle, customs, traditions, and legends. Later experience the thrilling crossing of a cane bridge built by the Adi Galong tribe. Return to Along for overnight stay at Anchal Bhawan a comfortable lodging establishment.

Day 08: Along
Today we take a short drive followed by a walk to Yaksi village. Here you get to witness a “ponung” welcome dance and the exciting “tappu” war dance performed by members of the Adi-Miniyong tribe . Return to Along by late afternoon and explore the bazaar and the museum and local centre. Return to Anchal Bhavan by late evening.

Day 09: Along- Boleng with a full days' trek to Komsing village .
After a short drive we begin our trek to the remote and historical Adi-Miniyong village of Khomsing . Explore this vibrant village and its forested surroundings. To make it more informal and get a look into the lifestyles of these simple tribal folk we lunch with them and are treated to folk songs. The village elders singing “abang” folkers is a moving sight and will remain in memory for years to come. Trek back to Boleng for the night. We stay at the Boleng Circuit House or are given a local homestay.

Day 10: Boleng- Yanking- Mariyang
Today's drive takes us from Boleng to Mariyang via Yinkiong village. Enroute we take a short walk to visit a Shimong tribal village. Spend the rest of the day exploring another laid back tribal village and spend the night at the Circuit House.

Day 11: Mariyang
Today it's a day of driving and walking to the Damro village- home of the Padum tribe. They are a friendly lot and we spend the day here before returning to Mariyang for the night. Return to mariyang circuit house for overnight.

Day 12: Mariyang – Pasighat
Drive to Pasighat visiting the tribal villages of Pado, Sili, and Bodak on the way to Pasighat. In the afternoon you get to visit the Pasighat museum and handicraft centre Overnight at Omen.

Day 13: Pasighat –ferry-crossing – Dibrugarh
Today's the last day of our tour as we board a local ferry boat from the Urium Ghat at Pasighat to cross over the expansive Brahmaputra River into the neighbouring state of Assam and its large town of Dibrugarh . Once across, you are driven to Dibrugarh where you check into the Hotel Nataraj for the night. 

Day 14: Transfer to airport to board your flight for onward destination.

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Day 01 :: Arrive Delhi / Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 02 :: Delhi / Kolkata to Guwahati and drive to Tepur for an overnight stay. 

Day 03 :: Drive to Dirang (195 kms). Enroute visit Tipi Orchid Centre, a glass house with over 7,500 Orchids and Shertukpen tribal village at Rupa. 

Day 04 :: Dirang: All day sight-seeing including Dirang Monpa tribal villages, Hot Water Spring, Sangti valley, Li-ung Gonpa and Kalchakra Monastery. Overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 05 :: Drive to Tawang (145 km), enroute visit sela pass (13700 ft.). overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 06 :: Full day visit to Tawang Monastery which is more than 350 ears old. Also visit Ani Gonpa monastery of Nuns and typical Tawang Monpa tribal village. 

Day 07 :: Full day at Tawang, visit birth place of H.H. the 6th Dalai Lama, Penga Teng Tso Lake and Crafts Emporium centre which produces very fine woollen carpets and Tawang Memorial.

Day 08 :: Drive to Bomdila (180 km). See waterfalls in Jang, also visit Indo-China war memorial at Jaswantgarh. 

Day 09 :: Drive to Eco Camp (120 km). On the way visit Bugun tribal village. 

Day 10 :: Transfer to Guwahati for Delhi / Kolkata .

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Day 01 : Delhi/Kolkata-Dibrugarh-Roing (450m) 
Assistance on arrival and drive to Roing (150 Km 6hrs). Early lunch at Tinsukia, journey is through the exotic tea gardens. Cross the River Lohit by country made boat. Sometime Gangtic River Dolphin appears in this river. Overnight Roing. 

Day 02 : Roing-Pasighat (150m) 
Beginning of bilk tour, leave Roing for Pasighat (150kms) by crossing tributaries of river Dibang and Siang via Aohali. Overnight Pasighat. 

Day 03 : Pasighat-Along (350m) 
Today drive along the river Siang for Along (100kms). Overnight Along. 

Day 04 : Along-Daporijo (305m) 
Leave for Daporijo (160kms), Enroute tribal villages. Overnight Daporijo. 

Day 05 : Daporijo-Ziro (1560m) 
Leave Daporijo for Ziro (180km). Overnight Ziro. 

Day 06 : Ziro-Itanagar (550m) 
Leave early morning for Itanagar (160km). Overnight Itanagar. 

Day 07 : Itanagar-Nameri National Park 
Morning drive to Nameri National Park . Evening campfire. Overnight Tent. 

Day 08 : Nameri-Dirang 
Drive to Dirang (200kms). Overnight Dirang. 

Day 09 : Dirang-Tawang (2940m) 
Leave for Tawang (150kms). Overnight Tawang 

Day 10 : Tawang-Bomdila (2480m) 
Drive back to Bomdila (190km). Overnight Bomdila. 

Day 11 : Bomdila-Tezpur 
Drive to Tezpur (160kms). Overnight Tezpur 

Day 12 : Tezpur-Guwahati (52m) 
Leave for Guwahati (190kms). Overnight Guwahati. Tour ends.

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Day 01 : Delhi-Dibrugarh-Roing 
Assistance on arrival and drive to Roing (150 Km). Early lunch at Tinsukhia. Check in to Circuit House / Eje Breeze Tower / Lake Resort . Overnight Roing. 

Day 02 : Roing-Hunli 
Drive to Hunli (90 Km 3hrs). Evening free. Overnight Inspection Bunglow or Tent, Hunli. 

Day 03 : Hunli-Anini 
After breakfast drive to Anini (140km 7hrs) headquarter of Dibang Valley . Enroute visit tribal villages like New Anaya, Ranli, Arruju, and Angulin. Overnight Circuit house, or Tent, Anini. 

Day 04 : Anini-Gipulin 
Morning trek to Gipulin (15km 6hrs). Enroute visit Arpopo village. Overnight Tent or Idu (Mishmi) house, Gipulin.

Day 05 : Gipulin-Agrimbronlin 
Morning trek and then cross rive Dree by hanging bridge to Agrimbronlin (10km 5hrs). Overnight Tent or Idu (Mishimi) house, Agrimbronlin. 

Day 06 : Agrimbronlin-Acheson 
After breakfast trek to Acheson (10km 6hrs), Acheson is the last Indian village in this region. Later trek back to Agrimbronlin. Overnight Tent 

Day 07 : Acheson-Etabe 
Morning trek to Etabe (20km, 7hrs). Enroute visit Alinneh another Idu (Mishmi) tribal village. Overnight Tent, or Idu (Mishmi) house, Etabe. 

Day 08 : Etabe-Amulin-Italin 
Last day trek to Amulin (20km 7hrs) enroute visit Lawungku and Brawrun and later drive to Italian. Overnight Inspection Bunglow, Or Tent, Italian. 

Day 09 : Italin-Roing 
After breakfast drive back to Roing (170km 8rs). Overnight Roing.

Day 10 : Roing-Dibrugarh 
Drive back to Dibrugarh. Evening free at local market. Overnight Hotel Natraj, Dibrugarh. 

Day 11 : Dibrugarh-Delhi/Kolkata 
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect flight. Tour ends.

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Day 01 FLY FROM KOLKATTA TO DIMAPUR 
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 02 DIMAPUR TO KOHIMA 70KM 2 HR DRIVE KOHIMA OVER/NIGHT/ HOTEL 
VISIT WORLD WAR-II CEMETERY :

Overlooking Kohima amidst scenic environs, the Kohima War Cemetery is a memorial in honor of those officers and soldiers killed during the World War II. Formerly known as Garrison Hill it is designed as a series of terraces with magnificent stone steps, bearing testimony to one of the most stubborn, close and bloody fighting in the whole of the Second World War.

On the 18 plots of the cemetery, there are 1421 slabs erected in memory of soldiers who were killed in the battle of Kohima. Of these, 1070 were from the United Kingdom, 5 from Canada, 3 from Australia, 33 from undivided India, 2 from East Africa, 1 from West Africa, 9 from Burma and 1 non-war grave. Each grave is supported by a bronze plaque with an apt epitaph. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Historians have called Battle of Kohima “one of the bitterly fought battles of the Second World War” and a “battle of Attrition” involving “fierce hand-to-hand combat”. The reasons are many. The most bitter battle ever fought lasted for three months. Only 20,000 of the 85,000 Japanese who had come to invade India were left standing.  The cost of the allies has been 17,857 British and Indian troops killed, wounded and missing. Before leaving Kohima the British erected a moving memorial in memory of their fallen comrades:

 “When you go home, tell them of us, and say: ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

The Battle of Kohima may have ended, the cemetery erected, but the scars still remained. Kohima since then has become a place for pilgrimage and reconciliations in the center of the cemetery had paid a special pilgrimage to the Kohima War Cemetery to remember fallencomrades.

HERE, AROUND THE TENNIS COURT OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER LIE MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF KOHIMA IN WHICH THEY AND THEIR COMRADES FINALLY HALTED THE INVASION OF INDIA BY THE FORCES OF JAPAN IN APRIL 1944."KOHIMA CATHEDRAL (Biggest in Asia): 

Nagaland has had a very turbulent and extremely violent past, so many shots fired here and too many lives lost which is why this Cathedral in Kohima stands out. She is like a falcon spreading out her wings standing guard over the city. She is also a beacon of hope and peace, providing a lot of faith to the people of Nagaland and her visitors.

Located at Aradura Hill, the Cathedral dominates the landscape of Kohima. It has become an important tourist destination and is the largest cathedral in the Asia. As one enters the Cathedral, one can’t help but notice a slab on the right hand side- 

when you enter in here, bring before the Lord, all those who gave their life and all those who will give their all for your better and safer Nagaland”. 

This was put up on the request of the Japanese who contributed towards the building of the church. In the spring of 1944, Japanese, British and Indian forces fought for the Garrison Hill during the Battle of Kohima. Thousands were killed. The Japanese survivors of the battle and bereaved families collected contributions towards the making of the Cathedral so that prayers could be offered in the memory of their loved ones. Spread over an area of 25,000 sq feet, it can accommodate 3000 seated and 20,000 if all areas are occupied. A permanent Olive wood crib from Bethlehem’s Olive wood has also been installed. For those wanting to experience an architectural treat of the modern and the indigenous, the Kohima Cathedral is the place to visit!!!

Day 03 : KOHIMA VISIT
STATE MUSEUM:
Though the Nagas cannot boast of any written documentation of how they came about, a look at the Nagaland Museum in the state capital can give the visitor an idea about the legacy of the Nagas. Located at Bayavü Hill, about 1½ km from the main town, it houses a rare collection of artifacts of each Naga tribe. The State Museum also has authentic Naga precious stones on display. Here one can see the most valued and expensive necklaces used by the Nagas. They are an assortment of precious stones which include cornelian, tourmaline, coral, core of xancus, ivory and other beads, brass and silver bells. Another interesting display is the Naga Morung/hut models. One can make out that the villages were located on hilltops. Perhaps it was to survey/watch the valley below for approaching friends or foes. The variations in architecture among the different tribes are just amazing. Musical instruments are also displayed. The various instruments give an insight into how music formed an integral part of                                                                         
Naga life. Log drum, Tati, a single stringed instrument, and other instruments made of bamboo and buffalo horns are used during festivals and other social gatherings. For the art lovers the state museum has an art gallery which houses collections of paintings by different local artists. The themes vary from traditional to modern.

Visiting Hours : Timings: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. (Closed on all Holidays except Sundays.)

SALES EMPORIUM:
The Government sales Emporium is in the heart of the town. It has a collection of Naga handloom and handicraft items. Some of the more prominent outlets where mementoes can be purchased are GURTEL near the war Cemetery and Belho Weavers near Assam Oil Company (AOC). There are many shops dealing with Naga cultural items in the Super Market area as well.
NAGA HERITAGE COMPLEX KISAMA-KOHIMA:
The Naga Heritage Complex was inaugurated by the Government of Nagaland on 1st December 2003, where the HORNBILL FESTIVAL is celebrated annually. It is a permanent site at KISAMA situated 12 kms away from Kohima on NH-39. The Naga Heritage Complex serves as “Window to Nagaland” (WTN), aims to showcase the state in a single platform, through which one can have a peep into the Naga Heritage. The complex will also house the “World War II Museum”. 
The WTN houses the traditional houses or “Morungs”, representing the 16 recognized tribes of Nagaland. Each of these units display the distinctive aspects of each tribe, in terms of crafts, cuisine, cultural activities, etc., as well as provide the market outlets for the many unique local products of all the tribes in the state. It also have a commercial complex for leasing out to local entrepreneurs for handloom and handicraft products, souvenir outlets, amphitheatre, PCOs, internet cafes, restaurants and other entertainment outlets. An added attraction are the “Flower Garden”, for display, sale and exhibition of flowers and plants, Trekking Route to the peak for the birds eye-view of the Heritage complex and her vicinities, Rope-Ways and the Amusement Park are off the offing. The Complex on completion will be opened through out the year, with various activities, shows, exhibitions, displays, cultural events, competitions, eateries etc., which can be enjoyed by all. The facilities at the WTN can also be hired out to interested parties/persons.
KOHIMA VILLAGE: Considered as the point of origin of Kohima, it is believed to be one of the largest and populous villages in Asia. According to legends, Kohima village was established by a man called Whinuo hence Kewhira, the original name. Legend has it that after his selection of a place to settle down, Whinuo had a strange dream. He dreamt of an empty habitation but heard sounds of children laughing, playing and of mourning. He was greatly disturbed by the dream. He knew mourning implied death and sorrow but at the same time sounds of children were good omen. The villagers believed that he chose to believe in the good omen and decided to settle down in what is presently called Kohima Village. With a population of 13,705 people, 3965 households (2001 census) Kohima village is divided into four khels – Dapfütsuma [D Khel], Lhisema [L Khel], Pfuchatsuma [P Khel], and Tsütsonuoma [T Khel]. 
Khel is a distinct Naga institution that brings together several clans within the village community. Membership of a khel is either decided by birth or heredity. This is the most important and effective institution in village governance. No village decision can be taken without a consensus from all Khels in the village. 
Kohima Village is an admixture of the past and present. In the olden days it was believed that Kohima Village had seven lakes and seven gateways. Till today a huge gate still stands at the entrance of the village, which is engraved with traditional Naga art and adorned with buffalo horns at the top. Stones of varying sizes and shapes implanted within the compound or skulls of buffaloes and Mithuns adorning the portico reminds the glorious status of the great ancestors who had performed grand feasts of merit Located 20 kms west of Kohima is Khonoma village. Reputed for their courage and valor, it is the village of A. Z Phizo, Father of Naga Nationalist Movement. It has its own share of brushes with history. It was here that the Naga warriors made their last stand against the British in 1879. A simple white pillar commemorates G H Damant, major C R Crook, lieutenant H H Forbes and Sub-major Nurbir Sai, who died fighting the Nagas in Khonoma. The Khonoma gate tells the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills. The village referred to as “Khwünoria” by the residents is estimated to be around 700 years old and is surrounded by hills that are as high as 9000 ft. It runs along a ridge which is a characteristic of Angami Villages and its domain extends from the terrace rice fields in the valley immediately beneath the ridge into the uplands of the Barail range all the way southwards till the border with Manipur, Senapati district. One of the outstanding features of Khonoma village is the presence of the fort called Kuda which literally means “a place of defense”. There is one fort in each of the three khels (Locality). It is believed that in ancient times the strength of the Khel is measured by the condition of the kuda and the presence of young warriors. Even today each khel takes responsibility for the maintenance of their khel fort. The terrain is hilly - from gentle slopes to steeply rugged crags and the hills are covered with lush forests, with numerous perennial trees. The Village is named after a plant locally known as “Khüno” that grows in the area. The alder tree (Alnus Nepalensis) is found in abundance in this region and Khonoma is famous for its management of jhum fields with alder trees, which fixes nitrogen in the soil and checks soil erosion. 
In an effort to conserve the Blythe’s Tragopan, an endangered pheasant of the state and other wild life in its natural habitat, Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan sanctuary (KNCTS) was set up in 1998 by the ecologically conscious people of the village. This sanctuary which covers an area of over 70 sq km is privately owned and managed by the village community in Khonoma. It is also the habitat to many other endangered and rare species of plants and animals. The sanctuary is also an ideal place for adventure and nature study. With its mission” Green Khonoma”, it has become the Model Village for eco-tourism. The Village Council has made it mandatory for every household to have dustbins. Once in a month, sanitation drive is carried out and the community’s garbage is burnt. The ashes and the residue are then used as manure. The combination of rich bio-diversity and stunning landscape makes Khonoma habitat an excellent candidate for eco-tourism that ranges from the “active”- 2 or 3 day tracks into the Dzükou uplands, wildlife spotting camps to The “passive” – walks through the village “myths and legends” trails, through megaliths and the terrace rice fields which produces 20 varieties of rice. Known for its beautiful natural landscape, Khonoma is a destination which truly makes for a tribal travel experience! 


Day 04 : KOHIMA TO MOKOKCHUNG
180KM 4 HRS DRIVE 
ENROUTE VISIT LOTHA TRIBAL VILLAGE O/ NIGHT/ TOURIST LODGE

Day 05 :VISIT MOKOKCHUNG 
LONGKHUM As an old Naga saying goes, "a single visit to Longkhum is not enough, for your soul stays behind the first time and you have to return there once for more to get it back". This saying springs from the fact that Rhododendrons adorn the hillocks and the precipices surrounding it, providing an astounding sight during full bloom. Exquisite ethnic handlooms & handicrafts by the expert craftsmen are also found in plenty there. an animist religion called Limapur still exists in this village, where a few families worship a God called Longlanpa Tsungrem. 
UNGMA This is the oldest and the largest of all the Ao villages and the second largest village on Nagaland, next only to Bara Basti of Kohima. Ungma village is located about 3 km from Mokokchung Town. It occupies a unique position in the history of the Ao Nagas, for it is said that the whole Ao tribe founded this village when they first entered the land from their ancestral Home at Chungliyimti (now within the Sangtam Naga Territory). The rich Ao culture and tradition is jealously guarded and practiced bu the villagers even today and the place is considered to be a living museum of the traditions of the tribe. 
CHUCHUYIMLANG Chuchuyimlang is the village of festivals for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, based on community bonding, takes place here from the first of May till the third. During this period, the villagers expressed their friendship towards villagers by exchanging gifts etc. The tourist village established there is a showcase of this spirit of the villagers in the most natural and uncontaminated manner 

Day 06 & Day 07: MOKCHUNG TO MON 
EXPLORING MON Three 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 Langmeing 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 08 : Mon To Dibrugarh JORHAT 260Kkm
Its more than 5 hras we have to live early morning from mon . fly to kolkatta / delhi by connected flight.

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28. Hornbill Festival 2013 Special Package (1)

Hornbill Festival: Festival of Festivals

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 (29th Nov. 2013). 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 (30th Nov. 2013) 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 (1st Dec. 2013) 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 ( 2nd Dec. 2013) 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 (3rd Dec. 2013). 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 (4th Dec. 2013) 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 (5th Dec. 2013) 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 (6th Dec. 2013) 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 ( 7th Dec. 2013) 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 (8th Dec. 2013) 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. (9th Dec. 2013). 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. (10th Dec. 2013). 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. (11th Dec. 2013) 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. (12th Dec. 2013) 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 (13th Dec. 2013) 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 (14th Dec 2013) Chenmoho – Mon

Today, after breakfast we drive to Longwa village, the village which directly 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 (15th Dec 2013) 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 (16th  Dec 2013) Sibsagarh – Dibrugarh (77 Km)
Today drive to Dibrugarh, enroute visit tea garden, local market.
Connect your flight to further destination.

TOUR  END

Costing includes :
# Surface Transportation by tata sumo or similar
# Accomodation
# All meals
# Guides
# Water
# Indigenous and cultural games wherever mentioned in the itinerary.
# Parking fees

Costing does not include :
# Travel/LIfe insurance
# Alcohol/Beverages
# Laundry
# Tips
# Extra stay
# Any services that are not mentioned in the costing.

We are not responsible for :
# Cancellations
# Public Bandhs
# Social Unrest
# Loss of luggage or properties

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29. Hornbill Festival 2013 Special Package (2)

Hornbill Festival : Festival of Festivals (2)

DAY 1 : 3rd December 2013/ 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 : 4th Dec. 2013 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 :  5th Dec. 2013 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 :  6th Dec. 2013 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 :  7th Dec. 2013 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 :  8th Dec. 2013 Khonoma Village

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

TOUR ENDS

Costing includes :
# Surface Transportation by tata sumo or similar
# Accomodation
# All meals
# Guides
# Water
# Indigenous and cultural games wherever mentioned in the itinerary.
# Parking fees

Costing does not include :
# Travel/LIfe insurance
# Alcohol/Beverages
# Laundry
# Tips
# Extra stay
# Any services that are not mentioned in the costing.

We are not responsible for :
# Cancellations
# Public Bandhs
# Social Unrest
# Loss of luggage or properties

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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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.

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4. 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.

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5. SUKRUNYE FESTIVAL

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

SIGNIFICANCE :-
Closely related to Angami Sekrenyi.

6. 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.

7. 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.
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