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NAGALAND TOUR OF TRIBES - KONYAKS, ANGAMIS & AO
(10 Nights/11 Days)


Description

Nagaland is one of Northeast India’s most fascinating states, and only recently has the outside world been able to explore more of this land. A land of sixteen indigenous tribes, Nagaland is commonly called as ‘the land of festivals’, as the people here are always busy celebrating something or the other and have a gala of a time. The topography of the region consists of remote mountains that are a sub-part of the Himalayan Range. Due to decades of hostility until recent years and under-development, the infrastructure in the state is minimum, but this has only helped preserve Nagaland’s pristine beauty. Though Christianity is a major part of the tribal lifestyles, the tribes retain much of their original and ancient customs and cultures. Mostly farmers and occasional enthusiast hunters, the tribes live sustainable lives and utilize minimal resources.

This tour will take you across Nagaland from east to west. You will visit the verdant hills of Mon where the once-headhunters Konyak Tribe live in all their pride and fierceness. In Mon you will find many traditional elements such as tattooed warriors walking the streets. You will visit various villages and get to learn more about Konyak Naga culture. A visit to Lungwa is also included, a town which is half in Burma and half in India. Moving along, you will visit the intellectual and cultural capital of Nagaland - Mokokchung, where the Fascinating Ao Tribe live. You will get to see surrounding villages and visit Ao traditional houses, thus learning more about them. The tour will end in the Angami Tribe regions of Kohima and around, where you will be staying in homestays, visiting villages and historic remains of WW2.

Highlights

- Visit Mon, home to the Konyak Tribe, fierce tattooed headhunters of the park.

- Visit Mokokchung, the cultural and intellectual hub of Nagaland, home to the Ao Tribe.

- Visit Kohima, Touphema and Khonoma, lands of the Angami Tribe.

- Drive through beautiful mountainside

- Visit tribal houses, learn about Naga cultures and interact with tribesmen.

- Visit WW2 cemetery at Kohima.

Tour Availability

All year around. June to August are rainy months.

Minimum persons required - 1

Itinerary

Itinerary


Day 1

Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. Transfer to standard hotel for overnight stay. Evening free to explore Dibrugarh Town at leisure.

Day 2

After breakfast, leave for Mon (5-6 hours) in Nagaland which is the home of the fascinating Konyak Tribe, who are known for their tattooed faces, wood carving skills, and gun-making. Overnight at basic hotel/homestay.

Day 3

Visit nearby Konyak Villages. Visit their houses, meet the tribesmen, and learn more about Konyak Naga culture. You will also get to visit Lungwa Village, half of which falls in Myanmar. See local crafts and war trophies. Oevrnight at basic hotel/homestay at Mon.

Day 4

After breakfast, visit Chanmoho Village where it is common to see people with tattooed faces. Later proceed to Chiu Village where ancient traditional houses can still be seen, along with local weaves and crafts. Overnight at Mon.

Day 5

After breakfast, drive to Mokokchung (5-7 hours), home to the Ao Tribe. Overnight at basic hotel/guesthouse.

Day 6

Explore Mokokchung and nearby villages. Visit the villages of Impur, Moponchuket, Chungtia and Aliba. Observe the lifestyle of the Ao Tribe, visit their homes, and learn more about their customs. At Aliba, you will see the biggest log drum of Nagaland. Overnight at Mokokchung.

Day 7

After breakfast, drive to Touphema (5 hours), home to the Angami Tribe. En route visit tribal villages, such as Ungma which is one of the oldest Naga village. Also visit homes of Lotha and Rengma Tribe. Overnight at community cottage in Touphema with modern amenities.

Day 8

Explore Touphema and villages around. Visit tribal homes and learn more about Angami culture. Short hikes are possible. Overnight at Touphema.

Day 9

After early breakfast, leave for sightseeing of Kohima. Later in the day, transfer to Khonoma Village where a community based ecotourism project exists and is run by the village council. The village was the first to embrace conservation into their daily lives, and today, the village has a community forest which is home to endangered bird species. Overnight will be in a tribal cottage/home-stay.

Day 10

Full day exploration of Khonoma and around. Interact with the tribe, see tribal architectural houses and take part in village activities. Go for hikes in the community forest.

Day 11

After breakfast, depart for Dimapur (3-4 hours) for a flight back home. Tour ends.

Accommodations

Accommodations


Nagaland Hornbill Tour Accommodation


Nagaland Hornbill Tour Accommodation


Nagaland Hornbill Tour Accommodation


Nagaland Hornbill Tour Accommodation


* Accommodations can be changed on request and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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