Northeast India is a land of natural gifts with beautiful mountains and river valleys. The mountainous region offers long-distance routes and tracks for off road riders. The ride on the hills crossing villages of different tribes and races, rivers and mountains, and through forest and parks gives unique experiences for visitors.
The rich flora and fauna of the region also enthuse visitors of nature lovers and adventurers. The North East, with still many of its regions unexplored has become a biodiversity hot-spot and is an upcoming tourist destination.
The Barail Mountain range trek will enable you to explore Dzukou valley - the valley of flowers, Mt Japfu - the second Highest mountain in Nagaland and Mount Pauna - The third highest mountain in Nagaland and some pristine natural areas and authentic tribal villages around the foothills of the Barail Mountain Ranges.
DAY 1:- DIMAPUR TO KOHIMA (74 KM 2-3 HRS)
Meet your guide at Dimapur Airport and surface transfer to Kohima. En route we shall stop to have a look at some local market.O/N Heritage or Similar.
Day 2:- KOHIMA – KIGWEMA - JAPFU BASE (4-5 km/ 3 hrs trek)
Today with packed lunch we shall leisurely trek towards Mt. Japfu.
Drive till Pony Farm, Kigwema village which is about 12 km drive. We shall start the trek towards Japfu Base Camp. On the trail enjoy the jhum field where the locals grow different vegetables.
Greater half of the trek is challenging with uneven gradient. The trail with slide rain and more trekkers get slippery.O/N Tented at Mt. Japfu Base Camp.
DAY 3:- JAPFU BASE - JAPFU PEAK - JAPFU BASE (2 HRS TREK)
Mt. Japfu stands at an altitude of 3048 m above the mean sea level; it is the second highest mountain in Nagaland.
Today we shall climb mount Japfu with packed lunch and trek to the Majestic Mountain which has got alot to offer to an adventure lover! En route we shall see the world tallest “Rhododendron tree” which stands 109 ft. On getting up to the peak it offers very good view of Kohima town and surrounding villages!
After being mesmerized with the view and nature we shall trek back to Base Camp.
The trail is rough with uneven gradient and challenging.O/N on tented.
DAY 4:- JAPFU BASE CAMP – KOHIMA (3/4 KMS/ 2 HRS TREK)
Today trek down till Pony Farm Kigwema village. Meet your Car and picnic lunch.
Thereafter we shall visit Kigwema Village, Kisama Or Jakhama village where we shall have better sight of the Naga ways of life. Later drive to Kohima .O/N Heritage or Similar
DAY 5:- KOHIMA – KHONOMA - BASE CAMP (25 KMS/1HR)
We shall start our day with Local Market where organic vegetables, rare eatable insects are sold
Next visit World War Cemetery.
Later drive to Khonoma village, Local lunch on arrival. Post-lunch explore the village, we shall meet local craftsman who also got National award in cane basket making, ceremonial gates, morung, age group house, etc.
Next drive through the Jhum field where the locals practice Alder based cultivation.O/N Seikhakie, Base Camp (Tented/Log Cabin).
DAY 6:- BASE CAMP - DZUKOU (6-7 KMS/ 3/4HRS TREK)
With paked lunch we shall trek to Dzukou valley which is being regarded as trekkers’ paradise, eternal charm by visitor. Dzukou valley stands at the altitude of 2438 m above sea level.
As we are trekking through “Khonoma Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary” we have high chance of spotting Byth’s Tragopan, a rare pheasant family.
The trail is challenging with uneven steps at some part and no steps!O/N on tented.
DAY 7:- DZUKOU - DZULEKE (7-8KMS/ 3/ 4 HRS TREK).
We shall trek down towards Dzuleke village, with light lunch. Meet your Car and drive down to Dzuleke, lunch on arrival.O/N Dzulekie Homestay.
DAY 8:- DZULEKE - BENREU
Today you have the option to hike from Dzuleke to Poilwa village which will take 2 hours or so. Lunch at Poilwa village and hike further to Benreu village which will take3/4 hrs to hike.
Have some leisure at Dzulekie, take a walk around the village as the village is surrounded by nature. Later we can go Traditional Fishing with some local youth and picnic lunch by the river side. Later drive for 30kms/2hrs to Benreu village.O/N Homestay.
DAY 9:- BENREU
Either spends a relatively relaxing day exploring the village, enjoying the sun and admiring the staggering view of the village
For the energetic a climb of Mt PAUNA can be arranged, this is the 3nd highest mountain in Nagaland. The climb is not technical, it is just quite steep! The trek is 3 hrs each way.Overnight Village Home stay.
DAY 10:- BENREU - PEDI- DIMAPUR
The route today drops down through more lush jungle to a small stream before a steep climb to the village of Pedi. The trek from Benreu to Pedi village takes about 3 hrs! The vehicles will meet you in Pedi for the drive to Dimapur (3 hrs).Overnight Niathu
DAY 11:- DIMAPUR- OUT
Today connect your flight for onward journey.
COST INCLUSIONS :
- Explore some natural areas and tribal villages around the Barail Mountain range
- Overnight Camping at Dzukou valley
- Explore villages and experience the local culture
- Trek to the 2nd and 3rd Highest mountain in Nagaland
- Explore the beautiful Dzukou Valley