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

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Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

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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Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

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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Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

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

Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

If possible, we will try to see one event before we head to Pfutsero. The festival schedule will be out 2 weeks prior to the trip and we will see how we can find time to see this maximum number of events. Stone pulling is one of the events I want everyone to see in hornbill festival, if our schedule allows.

DID YOU KNOW?

Blyth’s Tragopan is the state bird of Nagaland and can be sighted from Dzouku and Phutsero.

Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

DAY 06 : WATCH SUNRISE FROM GLORY PEAK & ATTEND LAST FINISHING CEREMONY

Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

A 10 mins hike from the Pfutsero will take us to glory peak where we will see one of the best sunrises in the trip and head back to kohima by afternoon.

Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

Today , we will also try to visit the Japanese caves in the outskirts of the town where the Japanese soldiers took refuge during the World War II . This is completely depending on how safe the cave approach route is. we also walk amongst pink cherry blossoms if we are lucky with blooming season.

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Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

DID YOU KNOW?

The motto of the whole state is Unity and it is represented in the state emblem.

Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

In the evening we will head out to the last concert of our trip . I am not hyping it up but it is a pretty kick ass one.

Did you know the last time, it was A.R.Rahman who ended the show? So buckle up for a very good evening with a lot of variety if music in an outdoor setup.

DID YOU KNOW?

If you are daring enough, you can take part in the chili eating contest at the festival.

DAY 07 : DEPART FROM DIMAPUR

Today we start really early from Kohima and drive to airport so that reach at 10 AM to the airport. Our Nagaland hornbill festival group trip 2023 comes to an end today.

ROUTE MAP

TRIP REVIEWS

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Ananya Sharma

It is so rare after a certain age to meet new people, vibe with them and then genuinely be their friends. Iykyk. And exactly this was what made my 'solo trip' with a group led by Laxman to the already incredible Hornbill Festival, Nagaland so so special. I met 14 absolutely amazing people, had a ball and came back home with not just beautiful memories & a fulfilled soul but also some wonderful friends who I am in touch with, Laxman being one of them.

Of the many many treasured moments from the trip, I remember two that are very close to my heart - one was a really deep conversation in the freezing night by the bonfire where we endlessly discussed life in it's flesh & skin and the other was an early morning hike down & back from the top to the stunning & surreal valley at Dzuko which by far has been the shortest but the best hike of my life. A huge huge shoutout to OJ for the unbeatable skill of curating the best itineraries. Looking to many more trips with you guys (EBC is in less than a month, yay!) \m/ cheers

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Haritha Burugapalli

So, a trip with ‘’One in the orange jacket’’ is not just a trip with Vyshakh….it is a prospective changing experience with a group of people coming from all across the country.

We as social beings, feel stuck at one point or need validation or just need a break from the routine at the very least. I think I have had the chance to meet some free spirited, no filter, really really fun people which made me realize that life is more than just wanting it to be perfect or worrying over not so important stuff. If you are as lucky as I am, you will definitely meet a bunch of such people.

About the trip leader… Vyshakh is a no-nonsense guy who would want every person to enjoy the outdoors as much as he does. Just go with what he says, you would be glad to have done it!!! He is the happiest, if you are happy.

Now I have friends from three different parts of the country. It would be great to recreate the memories…if that’s not possible…. looking forward to creating new memories with them. Cheers to many more trips with Vyshakh.

Love, Haritha

SLOTS AVAILABLE :

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GROUP TRIP DATES :

FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

Onwards : Dec 5th, Before 2 pm

Outwards : Dec 11th, After 12 pm

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 30,999/ Pax ( Eco-8 slots )

Rs. 33,999/ Pax ( Deluxe-6 slots )

Note :

  • 4 Eco rooms have 2 shared bathrooms for 4 nights when we are in Kohima.
  • Deluxe Room Have attached bathrooms
  • This Trip Cost will move up post-Nov 1
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You are loosing Rs.500 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.500 off each while you book together )


HOW TO BLOCK A SLOT ?

Step 1 : Block the slot

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 10,000 INR for this trip either by UPI , credit card/ EMI or by Bank transfer.

Be Proud Of You. A Trip Is Gift To Self. When Was The Last Time You Gifted Yourself ?

Step 2 : Refer 2 people to get a Discount

You are loosing Rs.500 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.500 off each while you book together )

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON Nagaland hornbill festival group trip 2023

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

1. Homestay/ Lodging
2. Transportation : Dimapur Airport to Airport
3. Accommodation : 6 Nights in Hotels and 1 Night in Mountain Hut
4. Breakfast Bed tea/ coffee with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
5. Permits
6. Local Transportation
7. Inner line permit
8. A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?

1. Lunch and dinner
2. Any expenses due to deviation from the itinerary
3. Cost of extra airport drop/ pickup ( Our vehicle will drop / pickup everyone at once to the airport )

CAN I DO REGULAR BANK TRANSFER

Sure . Here are the bank details:) : once done , don’t forget to email us on : [email protected]

BANK DETAILS :

A/C HOLDER’S NAME: Orange Jacket Adventures LLP
A/c No : 169105000957
RTGS/NEFT IFSC CODE : ICIC0001691
BANK NAME AND BRANCH: ICICI , Thoppumpady
Account type : Current account

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?

1. Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
2. Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
3. Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
4. Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges. All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?

1. *Mandatory : Original ID Proof
2. Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants , 4 Full sleeves tees, Sunhat, Woollen head-scarf/ muffler, Towel , 2 pair of thermals , 1 down jacket ( zero degree equivalent ), Water proof jacket or poncho,Woolen monkey cap/balaclava.
3. Shoes & socks: Proper sports shoes, Sports socks , Woolen socks
4. Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotioniv)Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)

I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn’t matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn’t gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren’t sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,
I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don’t worry, We are there :).

For treks,
You can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

I HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?

Here are few places you can read more about the brand and trips

About me
Testimonials
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Hornbill Festival group trip 2023 | 4 years experience in Nagaland
Hornbill festival hornbill festival trip 2023

Hands down the best Nagaland hornbill festival group trip 2023 out there. 4 years | 8 Hornbill group trips | 74 trippers. See what our trippers have to tell about their trip with us

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