Dimapur – Kohima – Khonoma – Touphema – Mokokchung – Tuensang – Mon – Jorhat

ITINERARY

DAY 1: DIMAPUR

Meet and greet at Dimapur Airport. Transfer to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland (3 Hrs). Welcome to the Land of Festivals. Breathtaking view of the valleys, exquisite green landscape and a rustic terrain makes Nagaland a dream destination.

DAY 2: KOHIMA – KHONOMA

Post breakfast we will proceed to visit Kohima city, the capital of Nagaland. The main tribe in the area are the Angamis. The village also has a World War II memorial which is well worth a visit. Also visit the Catholic Church, Naga Heritage Village and Nagaland State Museum. Later drive to Khonoma Village where we begin our 2 night stay with a local tribal family. Overnight in Khonoma.

DAY 3: KHONOMA TRIBAL VILLAGE

In the Morning, walk around the village and learn about different aspects of their lives and what makes them unique. The Angami Naga is known to be the last bastion of the Naga warriors and there are a number of memorial stones that celebrate their achievements.

The village also has some interesting eco-friendly technology one of them is where the water is piped through long distances using bamboo. This village is very scenic and is surrounded by green rice terraces. Overnight in Khonoma

DAYS 4: KHONOMA – TOUPHEMA

Post breakfast drive to Touphema, another Angami tribal village, an ancient heritage village in Kohima, exclusively been built for tourists to help them understand the lifestyle of the people here. Touphema has a number of chalets built in traditional Angami fashion and guests will be greeted with superb Angami hospitality. There are guided walks to go on to nearby peaks and paddy fields. We have the opportunity to visit local homes and gain a fascinating insight into the wonderful myths, legends and stories of the Angami people. There is also a museum displaying traditional jewellery, clothing and other artefacts. Overnight in Touphema.

DAY 5: TOUPHEMA

Post breakfast take a walk around the Village, interact with the locals and learn about their traditions and folk stories. Touphema has a number of wooden built traditional Angami houses and guests are welcomed with great Angami hospitality. Relax and enjoy the nature around on your own. Overnight in Touphema.

DAYS 6: TOUPHEMA – MOKOKCHUNG

Post breakfast drive to Mokokchung. Enroute we’ll stop at Wokha, which is the district headquarters of the Lotha Nagas. The Lothas are famed for their splendid colourful dancing and singing. Wokha is surrounded by several hills and ridges, which makes it a scenic Hotspot. Reach Mokokchung by evening, evening free at leisure. Overnight in Mokokchung.

DAY 7: MOKOKCHUNG

Wake up in the village of the Ao Naga tribe. We also take a visit over to the small village of Mopunchukit. Despite its size Mopunchukit has an informative museum and a church in the village. The last stop of the day is to the village of Longkhum. Longkhum is a hill top village once used as the battle ground for the infamous head hunters. It is commonly believed by the Ao Nagas that the spirits of dead people are manifested in the local eagles that nest here. They also recommend that visitors come through the village twice as the first time one’s soul is often left behind. Overnight in Mokokchung.

DAYS 8: MOKOKCHUNG – TUENSANG

Post breakfast drive to Tuensang, the largest district of Nagaland, which borders Myanmar in the east. Located in the foot hills of Mount Saramati – the highest peak in Nagaland, Tuensang is a region of outstanding natural beauty with lush valleys and rugged hills. The main Naga tribes of the region are the Chang, Yimchunger, Khiamungan, Sangtam and Phom Nagas, each with their own colourful dress and rich cultural heritage.

DAY 9: TUENSANG

Discover the fascinating tribal villages of Tuensang. In this region mithuns (a cross between a water buffalo and a cow) can often be seen wandering in the surrounding forests. The highlight of the day is seeing the giant monoliths in Longtrok village. Overnight in Tuensang.

DAYS 10: TUENSANG – MON

Morning we depart for our journey to the last of our tribal villages. The district of Mon is both the most northern and the most eastern of all the districts in the Nagaland. It is home to the Konyak Nagas who are by far the largest in numbers of all the different Nagas and also the most recognisable. They have tattoos all over their face and hands and as a tribe are famous for their muzzle loading guns. The Konyaks are the only part of the Naga tribes that use the institution of village Angh (hereditary chief).

DAYS 11: MON

Today in the village we’ll take a visit to the chief’s house in Shangnyu village. Moving on we pop into Longwa, this is the biggest village in Mon and stretches across into neighbouring Myanmar. The Angh of this village has jurisdiction on both sides of the border. Overnight in Mon.

DAYS 12: MON

Post breakfast, drive to the Longwa Village which is half in India and half in Myanmar. Explore Longwa village and interact with the locals. Later visit the Chui and Hongfui villages. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Mon

DAY 13: MON – JORHAT

Post breakfast drive to Jorhat. The cultural capital of Assam; home to the largest Tea research station and Tea Capital of India. Jorhat quite simply means two markets, back in the 18th century there were two markets on either sides of the Bhogdoi River which flows through Jorhat. Overnight in Jorhat.

DAY 14: JORHAT DEPARTURE

Post breakfast drive to Jorhat Airport for your onwards journey.