Trek to Southern Dzükou Valley

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Trek to Southern Dzükou Valley
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Why you will love it?

Embark on an enthralling journey to the Southern Dzükou Valley, a hidden gem nestled between the borders of Nagaland and Manipur. Renowned for its ethereal landscapes and vibrant ecosystems, this trek starts from the quaint Angami village of Viswema, leading adventurers through captivating terrains to reach the Base-Camp in approximately 4 hours. Here, you’re greeted with panoramic views of the valley’s sprawling beauty. As daylight wanes, descend into the valley to explore its wonders, including numerous rock shelters and a serpentine stream, before returning to Base-Camp for the night.

With its challenging trails, biting winds, and surreal vistas, the trek to Southern Dzúkou is a testament to the rugged beauty of nature, reserved for those with a spirited heart and a craving for adventure.

  • Guided trek by local experts well-versed in the valley’s terrain and folklore
  • Accommodations at the Base-Camp with stunning valley views
  • All required permits and entrance fees
  • Full-board meals and snacks during the trek
Things to carry
  • Warm and windproof clothing to withstand the cool, breezy conditions
  • Durable trekking boots suitable for rough terrains
  • Water bottles and high-energy snacks to keep you fueled
  • Flashlight or headlamp for visibility in dim light
  • Personal medical kit for emergencies
  • Camera or smartphone with extra batteries to capture the scenic beauty
  • An open, adventurous spirit ready for an unforgettable journey
  • Raincoat or poncho for sudden weather changes
  • Departure from Viswema: Begin your journey from Viswema, trekking through varied landscapes to the heart of Dzúkou Valley.
  • Reach Base-Camp: Arrive at Base-Camp after a challenging 4-hour hike, where panoramic views await.
  • Exploration of the Valley: Descend to explore the valley’s rock shelters and winding stream, immersing in its natural beauty.
  • Return to Base-Camp: Head back to Base-Camp to rest and soak in the tranquil environment as the sun sets.
  • Stories of the Spirits: Gather around for an evening of local legends and tales that add a mystical aura to your trek.

Ideal for the adventurous soul who loves to tackle challenging trails and immerse themselves in untouched natural beauty.

  • Breathtaking Scenery: Experience some of the Northeast’s most stunning vistas, featuring rolling hills and lush flora.
  • Unique Natural Features: Discover the valley’s unique rock shelters and charming streams.
  • Challenge and Adventure: Engage with the raw and rugged terrain, perfect for those seeking a thrilling adventure.
  • Cultural Enrichment: Learn about the valley’s rich spiritual history and local folklore from experienced guides.
Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reach Dzukou Valley?

There are two ways to reach Dzükou Valley, which is through Viswema,or through Jakhama. The Jakhama trek is considered to be slightly more challenging.

Is there mobile network in Dzükou Valley?

In Dzükou Valley, there is no mobile network. There was no coverage on Airtel, Vodafone, or Reliance Jio networks. Mobile signals can be found at a few spots along the trail, but they are very weak. As it is a short trek, you can visit Dzükou Valley without losing touch with your family.

How long is the trek to Dzükou Valley through Viswema?

There is a motorable road for the first 8 kms, from there the trek begins with roughly takes around 3-4 hours.

What is the best time to visit Dzükou Valley?

The best or shall we say the popular time to visit Dzükou valley is from June to September as the clandestine Dzükou Lily, which is endemic to the region, blooms during this period. However, songs of love, war and survial of Nagaland are great throughout the year.

Do we need guide for Dzükou Valley?

There are a lot of trees in the forest, and the trail can sometimes be confusing as well. It is best to take a local guide or to try the Vishwema route if you are going to do it. There are a lot of possibilities to find someone on the trail during the Dzükou Valley trek in peak season.

Is there electricity in Dzükou Valley?

There is no electricity in Dzükou Valley, but the view of the majestic valley will definately keep you company.

Do I need a permit to visit Nagaland?

An Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required for Indian (Domestic) tourists entry into Nagaland. We can definitely help you with your ILP to keep your trip hassle-free or you can apply for one online on the government website.

What is the temperature in Dzükou Valley?

During summer (May to July), the state receives temperatures between 16°C and 31°C, and during winter it receives temperatures between 4°C and 24°C.

Are there leeches in Dzükou Valley?

Dzükou Valley is one of those destinations that is definitely off the beaten trail. During monsoons, you will find plenty of leeches. It is vital that you take the necessary precautions, as instructed by your tour guide.

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