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The Way of the Naga

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The Way of the Naga

  • 6 Days
  • Max People: 12
  • Style: Basics
  • Jan - Dec
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Airport

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery through Nagaland. The mystic green hills and terraced rice fields welcome you into their embrace as you learn to live as the Nagas do. Traverse your way through the land of ancient warriors, bold colours and flavours, and a traditional way of living. Join the locals in their trades of blacksmithing, weaving, making rice wine and more. You will find deep roots within the community and a sense of kinship that is extended to all visitors. Learn the ways of the Nagas and find the moments that are worth living for.

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  • cultural encounters
    Cultural Encounters
  • Tourism
  • Natural Tourism
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Itinerary Highlights
Day 1 Dimapur / Kiruphema Local Markets, Blacksmiths, Local Craftsmen Village Homestay
Day 2 Kiruphema / Secunoma / Mezoma / Khonoma Nature, Megalith Culture, First Green Village, Terraced fields Hotel
Day 3 Khonoma Ceremonial gates, Forts, Morung, Age-group houses, Cairn circles, Local Craftsmen, Weavers, Small village trek and Picnic Lunch Hotel
Day 4 Khonoma / Kohima Local markets with various species of edible insects and vegetables, WW2 Memorial, Cathedral, Mini museum with artefacts of WW2. Hotel
Day 5 Kohima / Puliebadze / Kohima Hiking to Mt Puliebadze Hotel
Day 6 Kohima / Dimapur Connecting flight for your onward journey  

Day 1

After a warm welcome at the airport, begin your journey into the remote forests of Nagaland. Enter the hills and feel the air cool around you as you venture deeper into the greenery. Your first stop is the village of Kiruphema. Your homestay hosts and a village Elder will greet you and introduce you to your first taste of Naga hospitality. The Elder will entrust you with their wisdom of the lands and culture. After, work with the local blacksmith and share a meal with the villagers, enjoying the simplicity of these lands.


Village HomestayPrivate room

Day 2

After a locally-made breakfast, bid farewell to your new friends and begin your hike from Kiruphema village to Sechuma village. This 3-hour moderate hike takes you through the uneven gradient of the region. Enjoy the views and clean forest air as you walk in the footsteps of the Naga. Arrive in Sechuma village for a traditional lunch with a local family before continuing to Khonoma. Along the way, you will visit the megalith culture at Mezoma and see the beautiful forest cover and breathtaking views of the terraced fields. End the day with a delicious meal before retiring.


Dovipie InnDeluxe room

Day 3

Today you will explore India’s first Green village, Khonoma. This pioneer village protects the diverse forest that stretches out around it. Become captivated by these pristine lands and the creatures that call it home. Then, tour the village buildings as you listen to stories of warriors and the struggles of the Angamis against the British Army. Join local craftsmen who make cane baskets and the women weavers as you interact with the friendly villagers. Explore the Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary or take a nature walk through the organic farming area. On arriving at your homestay, you may join your host in cooking dinner and learn about traditional Naga food.


Dovipie InnDeluxe room

Day 4

Start your morning helping the locals fetch drinking water, carry firewood and feed cattle OR visit the school and interact with the village students. Afterwards, you will be driven to Kohima to visit a local market and see various edible insects, worms, vegetables, and seasonal wild fruits. Tour the town’s landmarks and visit a private museum to learn about Nagaland during World War II. After lunch, travel to Kigwema, an ancestral village to many Angami Naga villages, and a refuge for the Japanese during the war. Visit the traditional houses and school, and learn to pound rice into wine.


Hotel Ariel or SimilarTwin Room

Day 5

Today you will be hiking to Mt Puliebadze, named after a local Naga legend. It is believed that a man named Pulie got lost in the forest after killing a giant serpent and was taken by the spirits. Since then the mountain has played an important part in the local history. This moderate hike will take an hour for leisure hikers. At the top, you will be treated to lunch while enjoying the magnificent views from above. After your hike, you will visit Kisama village and learn about the many different tribes that make up Nagaland.


Hotel Ariel or SimilarTwin Room

Day 6

Wake up for one last Naga breakfast as your journey comes to an end. Take with you the skills and lessons you learned from village life, and the memories made with new friends. Continue on your travels but always remember your time in Nagaland.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Village Festival Nagaland
    Village welcome
  • Our Elders
    Elder welcome
  • 24 Hour Service
    24-hour point of contact
  • Dimapur Tours
    English speaking local tour guide
  • Dzukou Valley Trek Camping
    Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Tested Touring
    Safety-tested driver
  • Entry Fees
    All entry fees and car passes
  • high-quality touring cars
    High-quality air conditioned vehicle
  • Airport Facilities
    All airport and hotel transfers
  • Activities
    All activities as listed
  • culinary plate
    Meals as indicated
  • relaxation
    Tribal Gift
  • Entry Fees
    Fees and taxes


  • Camera and video fees
  • Alcoholic & carbonated drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Airfares / Train Fares
  • Plastic bottles of water
  • Personal expenses
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