Host: Piyush Goyal

Starts at
23499 per person
9° : 18°, Sunny
Guided Trip
Hornbill Opening Ceremony
Starting Point
Ending Point

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Package Cost

₹ 23499 per person

  • Clean, Hygienic and comfortable Accommodation.
  • Point to point transfers from Dimapur station in the first day to Dimapur airport on the last day. (Transfers from kigwema homestay to hornbill venue is not included because we wanted to keep a flexibility of staying in the venue as long as one wants) Private cabs are readily available and will cost not more than Rs 200 one way.
  • Breakfast on all days.
  • Lunch on Day 2, 3 and 5.
  • Dinner on Day 1, 2,3 and 5.
  • Trek Leader for Dzukou valley.
  • Professional guides during village walks.
  • Parking and Tollcharges
  • Driver Allowance, food and accommodation.
  • Inner Line Permits
  • 5% GST on costing as per government regulations
  • Airfare/RailFare
  • Any food and beverage cost apart from the ones mentioned above
  • Camera Fees
  • Local transfers from Kigwema homestay to Hornbill Venue.
  • Any Tips (We encourage to tip the locals. They earn low wages and your contribution will be of huge help for them)
  • Entry Tickets to Dzukou Valley, Museums, Parks, Cafes etc.
  • Any personal Expenditure (Shopping, medicines etc)
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under the head ‘inclusions’


Day 1 : Dimapur Railway Station to Kohima

Day 2 : Trek to the mighty Dzukou Valley

Day 3 : A day into the wild and night at Hornbill festival

Day 4 : A day of village hopping in Nagaland

Day 5 : A day of re-living the pre digital era

Day 6 : Fly back home

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For bookings made before August 2019

Detailed Itinerary of Opening Hornbill Festival 2019


Dimapur Railway Station to Kohima

4 hour drive (87 kms)

Trip starts at Dimapur Station at 6:30 am.

We will reach Kigwema Village around 10:30 am. Freshen up, have unlimited Lal chai (red tea) and a delicious breakfast before you head for the festival ground.

Spend the rest of your day at the festival.

Dinner and overnight stay at a homestay.

Travel Tip : Fly to Guwahati on 1st December, 2019 on any flight that lands by 9 pm. Take the 11:30 pm train to Dimapur (Train Number 15603 Nagaland Express).

Food Inclusions
Breakfast, Dinner
Name of Hotel
Japfii Homestay or Similar

Trek to the mighty Dzukou Valley

30 min drive, 4 hour easy trek

After breakfast, we will pack light (a day bag) and drive to the Vishwema Village.

Vishwema Village is the starting point for the Dzukou Valley trek.

Lunch will be served on the way/once you reach (as per the time).

We spend the evening at leisure along a bonfire.

Dinner and overnight stay at a camp/dormitory.

Food Inclusions
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Type of hotel
Camps or dorms

A day into the wild and night at Hornbill festival

30 min drive, 4 hour easy trek

You can go for a morning hike to explore the valley a bit more.

Post breakfast, we will start our journey back latest by 10:30 am.

Lunch will be served at the homestay after which you can attend the festival again.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel

Food Inclusions
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Name of Hotel
Japfii Homestay or Similar

A day of village hopping in Nagaland

90 min drive (35 kms)

After breakfast, we will do a 2 hour long Kigwema Village walk.

We will then leave for Khonoma, the first green village in Asia.

Today is the day for cultural exploration as we will observe the naga life closely, learn about their rich history and meet the oldest lady of the village.

Overnight stay at a Hotel.

Food Inclusions
Name of Hotel
Dovepie iin or Similar

A day of re-living the pre digital era

1 hour drive (18 kms)

Today you can wake up late, as its a lazy day by design.

After breakfast, we will drive to a village with no network. The drive will be slow with a lot of stops (We were not kidding when we said its a lazy day).

We will meet the village people, take a stroll in their fields and go for a short hike to the waterfall. We will have lunch in between these activities.

Later we will pick some fresh vegetables from the farm and will take them back to the campsite or homestay that we are staying at.

Dinner and overnight stay at a campsite or homestay.


Food Inclusions
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Name of Hotel
Camping or homestay

Fly back home

5 hour drive (105 kms)

Due to limited connectivity, we only have an option of catching the 12:40 flight from Dimapur.

The car will thus, leave for the airport at 7:30 am sharp.

Travel Tip: Fly out of Dimapur from 12:40 pm flight. It's a connecting flight via Kolkata to all the major cities in India. You can alternatively choose to take an overnight train from Dimapur to Guwahati and fly out from Guwahati on the 8th.

Food Inclusions
Happy Memories

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We are a bunch of explorers who strongly believe that travel is going beyond destinations!

Be it a remote place or a place that has a zillion pictures on Google, a local homestay or a boutique stay, a long backpacking trip or a short weekend jaunt, we are here to encourage you to get transported. And one thing we bet on! Experience – the vibe, the people, the location and the most important, the story. You are bound to experience something very beautiful!

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Caught up in the everyday workings of life, making ends meet, we realized that life could be much more than this. And the love we had for travelling was a love we knew many shared. We here at Experience Destination promise to live up to our name. We here do not believe in just seeing. We want all of your senses to experience the wonders of North East. We believe in slowing down, exploring and living the destination. Travel for us means learning an unknown language, trying out cuisines we could have never imagined, experiencing different cultures and living a simple life. If you want to travel, to get out of the mire of your daily life, or just want to leave it all and travel to this part of India, which is so much more than the traditional holidays, here you will find someone as enthusiast and open to explore with you on your trip to everything that is North-East India, and so much more.

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so our cancellation policy makes it easier to do that.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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