Dzukou Valley And Japfu Peak TrekDuration :7 days, 6 nights
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We will pick you up from Dimapur airport/railway station and drive you to Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland.
Kohima is a delightful city, and you can spend your evening wandering its streets and getting a taste of local hospitality.
Today you will be staying at Hotel Japfu.
Stay Details : hotel jafu , Kohima / Similar
Get all fired up for an eventful trekking experience.
Early morning after breakfast you will drive to Zakhama check post (15 km by road). From the check post, you will start walking along a stream. For 2 km, you will walk on a jeepable road through forests of bamboo and deodar. The trail climbs steeply towards the left spur along the stream for 1 km. This point is also known as the Crying Child Valley. From here onwards, the complete uphill trail becomes very steep, and at places you will need to go down on all fours. The trail is primarily mossy, with multiple clearings offering you beautiful mountain views.
You will be camping at Dzukou Trekkers’ Hut.
Explore Dzukou Valley (optional)
You will spend the entire day exploring this wide and beautiful valley (highly recommended). Ahead of the Trekkers’ Hut, just 15 minutes away, are the Ghost Caves or ‘Bhoot Gufa’, as they are called locally. If you are interested to go caving, remember to carry a torch as the cave extends to almost 1 km.
You can also consider descending from the hut to the bottom of the vast caldera of the valley.
If caving is not your cup of tea, you can explore the vast stretch of grasslands and the rolling meadows blossoming with flowers in the monsoon months.
Dzukou Valley – Vishwema
Your trek today starts early in the morning. You will be retracing your steps back to the split in the trail. It is a fairly level and easy trail that goes along the left side ridges of the valley towards dwarf bamboo, which often have to be parted to be able to see the path in front. After a short series of zigzags, you will reach another pass on the ridge from where you can see the highway to Imphal and the vast spread of Vishwema village. This is the point where you exit the Dzukou Valley. Follow the path all the way down. The bamboo will come in useful as support for the initial bit of this downhill climb that is extremely steep. At the bottom of the hill, the trail meets a road marked ‘Trekkers’ Point’. From here you will drive on to Vishwema village.
You will be staying at a village homestay.
Vishwema Village – Japfu Peak Base
From the village, you will trek northwest for 3 kilometers on the main road. This road is relatively quiet, and you may encounter some local villagers here. The road morphs into a well-defined, relatively steep yet enjoyable trail surrounded by lush green forests. After an initial steep climb, the trail becomes a gradual ascent. This stretch is expected to be completely quiet, with the only sounds coming from birds chattering. Interestingly, this part of the trail is considered to be a bird watcher's paradise. The trail gently skirts around the ridge, making it a gradual and easy ascent to Japfu Base Camp.
You will be camping today. Retire early in the evening as the next day starts very early.
Japfu Base Camp – Japfu Peak
At 2:00 am you will set off from the camp towards the highest point on the ridge to catch the sunrise from the peak. The single trail is well defined all the way to the top. Formerly, the initial trail passed through dense forests which provided almost no views. The last 150 meters stretch of the trail opens up above the tree line and ascends smoothly to Japfu Peak (3,100 meter). From here, you can see sprawling valleys, hills, and villages. Interestingly, almost half of Nagaland is visible from this point, besides villages on Arunachal side and Dibrugarh in Assam.
After you’ve taken in the wonderful sights, you will retrace your way back to the trail, return to Vishwema village, and then head on to Kohima.
Your stay here in in Hotel Japfu.Stay Details : hotel jafu , Kohima / Similar
We will drive you to Dimapur airport soon after breakfast.
We hope you take back happy memories and await your return for another exciting trip with us.
- English-speaking guide
- All major meals
- Entry fees
- Parking fees
- Inner Line permit
- 5% GST
- Flight fare
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Laundry, souvenirs
- Anything not mentioned in the tour cost inclusion head