The north eastern part of our country is blessed with unparalleled beauty. Every few kilometres, you come across newer sights and terrains that hardly ever fail to take your breath away. One such state out of the eight is Nagaland. The state is a treasure chest for those with an appetite for adventure. Brave-hearts often make Nagaland there one stop destination to quench their thirst for some adrenaline pumping action. Talking about adventure, Nagaland is home to some of the most favoured trekking destinations present in our country. The months from November to March or basically the winter season is the time when tourists make a beeline for the state. Since it is that time of the year again, let us take a sneak peak at some of the state’s most popular trekking sites.
At a height of 2433 metres above the sea level, Dzukou valley is a favourite destination of trekkers and those who like the fresh air up above. The valley lies around 25 kilometres from state capital, Kohima. Along with the undulating climbs, what catches a tourist’s attraction in the valley is the rich eco system the valley boasts of. Streams flow at a leisurely pace through the valley giving about a feeling of joyful solace. It is no surprise that meditation practitioners love spending time up the valley.
Another famous trekking destination of the state is Mount Tiyi. Situated at an altitude of around 1969 metres above sea level, this challenging climb is much loved by adventure tourists. Mount Tiyi is located in Wokha. If just a good trekking spot isn’t inviting enough for you, then take this. This hill is believed to have supernatural legends related to it. Locals believe that the hill is the abode of departed souls and that there is a garden in the hill which can be found by only a few lucky ones. True or myth? Visit and find out for yourself.
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Mokokchung is situated 162 kilometres from Kohima via Wokha. The hill is situated at an altitude of 1325 metres above sea level. The importance of the place increases manifolds when you know that Mokokchung is also the cultural centre of Ao Nagas. For those who want a piece of the white waters of Nagaland, the Milak and Tzula rivers flow through Mokokchung which makes it an ideal spot fot angling too. Couple it with an awesome trek and its two to tango!
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The Satoi range has beauty at every step. Situated in the Zunheboto district of the state, it is one of the few remaining unspoilt forests of Nagaland. This place is a treat for ornithologists as the range is home to one of the fast disappearing species of birds, the Blyth’s Tragopan. Being a forested range, the region has a wealth of flora that includes rarest of Rhododendrous’ too.
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Saramati peak lies at the border of Nagaland and Myanmar. With an altitude of 3826 metres , the hill range is a delight for trekking lovers. The range remains covered with snow during winter and has a great diversity as far as natural vegetation goes. Various orchids too mark their presence in the hill.
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So mark your dates and make a date with this beautiful state and its peaks and rest assured, you will leave craving for more.