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NAGALAND HORNBILL FESTIVAL GROUP TRIP 2023

QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Dec 5 - 11

Arrival Airport

Dimapur

Accommodation

3 Star Hotels/Lodging

Duration

6 Nights

Meals

breakfasts

Group size

14

SHORT ITINERARY

DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN DIMAPUR

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Arrive at Dimapur airport before 2 pm and move towards Kohima hotel in our vehicle. Its a wonderful drive though the valleys and hills. You will need your ILPs done to enter the state. Your Nagaland hornbill festival group trip 2023 starts today.

DAY 02 : HEAD TO HORNBILL FESTIVAL GROUND

HORNBILL FESTIVAL
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See the 16 different tribes , their huts, Shoot an air gun, dance with the tribes, have some rice beer, some Naga chilli and a lot of fun. Today is your introduction to hornbill festival. Trust me I am only mentioning about 40% of the trip experiences in this itinerary. I will let you all experience it by yourself when you are there. Isn’t that what we all want from travelling !

DID YOU KNOW?

Hornbill Festival happens in Kisama village which interestingly takes its name from 2 adjoining villages Kigwema and Phesama.

DAY 03 : TREK TO DZOUKU VALLEY

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Hike towards valley via Vishwema trail . It would take 2 hours from hotel to reach the starting point and another 4Hrs of trekking to reach the valley. You will be staying in mountain huts today. The facilities here are basic as we will be staying in the middle of the valley.If you have never hiked before this might be a really good place to start. Get ready to spend an amazing night out in the outdoors and bone chilling cold. Temperature in the night will easily fall below 5 degree Celsius at night.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Inauguration of the hornbill festival happens on the same day Nagaland was proclaimed a state of the Indian Union.

DAY 04 : TREK BACK FROM DZOUKU VALLEY

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Head back from the valley through a different route and head back to Kohima hotel. Today we head out to night carnival. The streets of Kohima lits up and so many families come and put up stalls of eateries , face painting, Juices and even local drinks. We can even get on Giant wheels and do some balloon shooting today if you are game 🙂

DID YOU KNOW?

The word Dzouku means soulless and dull even though when you visit the place, you do not feel that. The tribe, unable to grow crops, named it Dzouku and moved on to different pastures

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How can a trip to Kohima not have a visit to the WW2 memorial. Today we will spend about an hour in Garisson hill learning the history of this city , about Japanese soldiers , British and the Indians who served under british during the war.

DAY 05 : HEAD TO PFUTSERO

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