The uncontested ‘wild east’ of India, Nagaland is probably one of the reasons you come to the Northeast in the first place. A place of primaeval beauty, Nagaland’s dazzling hills and valleys– right on the edge of the India–Myanmar border– are an otherworldly place where, until very recently, some 16-odd headhunting Naga tribes valiantly fought off any intruders. Come to spend a week here in a typical Naga village, understand the local culture and ways of local life and become one with the Angamis of Nagaland.
- Day 1: Arrive at Dimapur and drive to Kigwema: Arrive at Kigwema, an Angami village. Warm welcome at Homestay.
- Day 2: Kohima: Kohima Sightseeing.
- Day 3: Kohima: Spend a day in traditional Naga style.
- Day 4: Trekking: Trek up to Japfu Peak or Dukou Valley (best time: June to August).
- Day 5: Khonoma: Khonoma village visit [Asia’s first green village].
- Day 6: Departure: Drive down to Dimapur and departure.
- 5 nights at a local homestay at village Kigwema
Room with Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner
SUV/ Alto depending on group size
DAY 1: ARRIVE AND A WARM ANGAMI WELCOME AT HOMESTAY
Fly into Dimapur airport and drive up to village Kigwema. After a warm welcome by your local host family, settle down into your homestay and enjoy a home cooked Naga meal.
DAY 2: KOHIMA SIGHTSEEING
Visit the capital city of Kohima and marvel at its splendid landscape the famous cathedrals, war cemetery and spend some time at the local market and watch the city go by! Spend the evening at the market purchasing exotic ingredients for your culinary tour experience by night! You must visit the Kohima Museum, The British War Cemetery, Kohima Cathedral and spend some time at the local market and watch the city go by!
DAY 3: SPEND A DAY IN A TRADITIONAL NAGA VILLAGE: KIGWEMA
Learn the traditional Angami way of life, see the Morungs and local homes. Learn basket weaving and shawl weaving. Spend your afternoon walking the fields and have an exotic lunch in the fields savouring locally brewed wine.
DAY 4: TREK UP TO JAPFU PEAK OR DZUKOU VALLEY
Trek up the second highest peak in Nagaland and marvel at nature’s grandeur and beauty as you soak in the scenery and splendour!
DAY 5: KHONOMA VILLAGE VISIT
A one of its kind project in the country, Khonoma village is a testament to the will power of the tribal groups of Nagaland to protect and conserve their natural habitat. The village is an ecovillage with all forms of hunting admonished for a more sustainable ecosystem.
The reason Khonoma is even more special is that the Naga tribes, who live here are traditionally known to be largely dependent on nature for their food and hunt on a mass level, but the tribes of the Khonoma villagers have given up on this century-old practice, to protect their environment. An ambitious project of converting a whole tribal village into an eco-friendly, conservation-based village whose people have given up on traditional practices which used to harm their own surroundings. Travelling to this village hidden in the base of the mountains of Nagaland, one admires their courage, resolve and success. Khonoma village is worth a visit to see for oneself the success that can be achieved from an alternative form of living.
DAY 6: ADIEU NAGALAND, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Since all good things have an end, we part today, with cherished memories!