Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2019,"Festival of Festivals"

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Day – 01 – Arrival at Dimapur & transfer to Kohima 

Meet and greet at Dimapur and transfer to Kohima i.e. Kigwema Hornbill eco – Kohima,  is a hilly district of India’s North Eastern State of Nagaland Kohima was originally known as Kewhira – The name, Kohima, was officially given by the British as they could not pronounce the Angami name of Kewhira (Tenyidie for “the land where the flower Kewhi grows”) – It is called after the wild flowering plant Kewhi, found in the mountains. Most local people prefers to use ‘Kewhira’  – Campsite – If time permits visit Kisama Festival ground for cultural show – Overnight at Tent (Welcome Drink & Dinner Included)

 

Day – 02 – Kisama  

After breakfast walk to the festival ground and enjoy cultural performance of different Naga tribes – They are so vibrant and showcase their culture keeping originality of the tribal heritage – Naturally Naga tribes like Aao, Tankhul, Zemi etc. are famous for their lifestyle, dwelling, handloom, war dance, playful activities and war song and different non-veg cuisine – All the activities are photographer’s delight – Then pick a camera and be the photographer for the whole day – Evening back to camp and enjoy campfire – Breakfast / (Dinner on request at least 4 hours prior notice Only) 

Day – 03 – Kigwema – Dzukou (Trek)

Early breakfast – Next drive to Jakhama for onward Dzukou trek – Reach Jakhama after a half an hour and trek start to the Dzukou valley which is also known  Dzükou is originally derived from the Viswema dialect of the Angamis which means “Soulless and Dull” referring due to the unfavorable weather conditions they were unable to harvest crops which led them to say “the valley is very beautiful but is dull and soulless and its sharing the border with Manipur – Trekking 17 to 18 kilometers moderate trek for 1 Night & 02 Days including all camping food – Explore wild flowers, rhododendrons, birds and valley view with gradual slope – Overnight at Forest Trekkers hut / Tent

 

Day – 04 – Dzukou – Kigwema – Trek 

The Dzükou Valley is known for its wide range of flower in every season located at the border of the states of Nagaland and Manipur – This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna – It is situated at an altitude of 2452 meters, behind the Japfü Peak located in Nagaland – The rare Dzükou Lily is found only in this valley Evening back to Kigwema – Overnight stay at Kigwema (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

 

Day – 05 – Kigwema –  Kohima – Khonoma 

Early morning breakfast – Next breakfast Explore Kohima, war sanctuary, church, hiking to Pulley Badge peak – After lunch move towards Khonoma – Khonoma village is located about 20 kilometers from the state capital, Kohima – The village, referred to as Khwunoria (named after the Angami term for a local plant, Glouthera fragrantisima), is estimated to be around 700 years old – The terrain of the village is hilly, ranging from gentle slopes to steep and rugged hillsides. The hills are covered with lush forestland, rich in various species of flora and fauna. The state bird, Blyth’s tragopan, a pheasant now nationally endangered, is found here – Overnight stay at Khonoma – Khonoma is a heritage village known for its heroic personality Fijo – It is located approximately 20 kilometer from the Kohima – The village , referred to as Khwunoria/ Gloutheria fragrantisima (local plant named in Angami) which is estimated to be 700 years old and spead over more than 120 square kilometers –  Over a hundred years ago, the intruder British troops found themselves facing a determined warrior tribe and Angami men of Khonoma under the leadership of Fijo, resisted themselves from 1830-1890 as per village  record – Inflicting heavy causalities on foreigners, the Naga warriors famed for their material prowess and strategic skills – But finally it came under British rule and Christianity introduced in1890 in this village – Overnight at Home stay (Breakfast & Dinner Included) 

Day – 06 – Khonoma 

Apart from Historical background Khonoma is famous for its natural resources – This is the first green village of North East India – Blyth’s trogopan is often sighted here and only trogopan sanctuary is found here – Besides its unique forest and terrace cultivation with Napalese Alder nutrition kind of eco- friendly organic food growing – Bird watching is the prime activity for tourists – Overnight at Home stay (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

 

Day – 07 – Departure Transfer Dimapur Airport (DMU) / Dimapur Railway Station (DMV) – Khonoma – Dimapur 

Early Morning breakfast – Dimapur Airport (DMU) is located at 3rd mile (NH 39) – The only civil airport in the state and has flights to Kolkata, Delhi and Dibrugarh – Dimapur Railway Station (DMV)  direct train services to cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Dibrugarh and Chennai from the Dimapur railway station – The National Highway 39 that connects Kohima, Imphal and the Myanmar border at Moreh runs through Dimapur – If time permits visit Dimapur wholesale Market – Forwarding Journey (Breakfast Included)

Camping Tents & Homestays

Please Note

  • Campsite is a temporary tent – Set up for Hornbill festival Only
  • Maximum intake is per day 20 person
  • Spacious and warm inside
  • Proper linen of ground sheet
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Accommodating two Guests i.e. twin sharing basis
  •  Everyday breakfast (continental ) and dinner (Indian) 
  • Traditional Naga kitchen
  • Dining tent
  • Campfire site
  • Running water supply
  • Temporary but hygienic toilet

 

With Hand wash and hot water facilities on request

Inclusions: 
  • All Accommodation as mentioned above
  • All transportation for 07 days (Vehicle Sumo)
  • All food as per the itinerary
  • Tour guide cum driver  
  • All parking and toll tax
  • Permit for Nagaland and Dzukou valley 
  • GST as per Government policy
Exclusions: 
  • Personal Service like Laundry, Telephone calls, etc
  • Monument / Museum / Park entree fee, camera fee, etc
  • Translator
  • Any alcoholic / package beverage
  • Food not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Any travel insurance
  • Expenses due to Bandh or strike or natural calamity
  • Any other services not mentioned in our tour.

 

Cost per Guest: INR 24500

Terms & Conditions

  • The price does not include –
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
  • Any meals and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
  • Airline seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • Check-in and check-out times at hotels would be as per hotel policies. These are generally pre-decided as per operation schedules.
  • Transportation shall be provided as per the itinerary and will not be at disposal.
  • Rates are based on above mentioned pax travelling together, any change in no of pax, days and date of journey will attract re-quote.
  • THE WEEKENDER reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  • It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  • If your flights involve a combination of different airlines, you may have to collect your luggage on arrival at the connecting hub and register it again while checking in for the return journey to your origin.
  • Service GST 5% shall be applicable over and above the mentioned prices.
  • Payment of 25% of Package Cost at the time of booking and balance within 7days prior travel date. Booking is confirmed on payment of booking amount.

 

Cancellation Policy-

  • Less than 7 Days Prior to Travel Date: 100% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
  • 7-15 Days Prior to Travel Date: 75% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
  • 16-30 Days Prior to Travel Date: 75% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
  • More than 30 Days: Full Refund of Package Cost Excluding Processing Fees