Celebrated in the first 10 days of December at Kohima is Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival. Organized by the State Directorate of Tourism, Nagaland ,this annual festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nagaland through a colorful display of folk songs, dances, traditional dresses and local culinary delights.
This tour includes nature walks, overnight camping in Seikhakie and a visit to India’ first Green Village-Khonoma.
Day 1: Dimapur Airport -Kohima (70kms)
Meet and greet at Dimapur airport , post which we drive to Kohima and check in at the hotel. rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2 & 3 : Hornbill Festival & visit to nearby villages
Today we will send the day enjoying Nagaland's famous Hornbill Festival . If time permits , we will embark on a short city tour and also visit some nearby villages of Kigwema and Kisama to witness the Nagaland's way of life .
Day 4 : Khonoma village -Seikhakie
After breakfast drive 20 km from Kohima to Khonoma village -which is India's is the first Green Village of India. We will spend some time here interacting with the locals and then after a relishing the traditional cuisine of the region head to Seikhakie base camp for overnight camping in a cabin/tented accommodation. Seikhakie about three kilometers from Khonoma village and can either drive there or trek down. Overnight at camp
Day 5 : Seikhakie -Khonoma village
Embark on a nature tour to see the jhum cultivation followed by a sightseeing tour to landmarks like ceremonial gates, morung, cairn circles, forts, historical sites, visit age group house, meet local craftsmen, witness the weaving of shawls and making cane basket.
Those interested in a trek can opt for a 6 km trek to Dzukou (3-4 hours) however, do bear in mind that this is not a easy trek. En- route, you will pass the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary where you can spend sometime to spot wild animals and exotic birds and explore the stunning valley with its lush green landscape and meandering streams.
Enjoy a scrumptious local lunch and then head back to hotel/camp. rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 6 : Deapture
After breakfast, you will be driven to Dimapur airport to connect your flight/train for your onward journey.