10 days custom trip

Hornbill Festival

Day 1 - Arrival at Guwahati- Kohima (350kms/8hours approx.)

You will be received by our representative at Guwahati airport. If you choose to
reach Guwahati by train, we will meet you at the railway station. From Guwahati,
you will take to Dimapur by train. It will be a 6 hours’ journey. Dimapur is the
largest city of Nagaland. From Dimapur, you will head towards Kohima which
will be 2.5 hours’ drive. After reaching Kohima, the remaining day will be at leisure.
Overnight stay at Homestay.

Day 2 - Explore Kohima

Post Breakfast, today you will be exploring Kohima- capital city of Nagaland.
The name, Kohima, was officially given by the British as they could not
pronounce the Angami(tribe) name of Kewhira. It is named after the
wild flowering plant ‘Kewhi’ found in that area. You will visit various places such as-
Kohima Museum: Nagaland is constituted of as much as 16 tribes and this museum
is a representation of all these tribal groups. The clan motifs,
colorful traditional dresses, dialect, practices and traditions are displayed a
the museum
Kohima War Cemetery: This beautiful site is in memoriam of almost 10,000
allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion in the
World War-II.
Kohima Cathedral: The church is noted for its architecture which
incorporates many elements of traditional Naga houses, including its facade
which resembles that of a Naga house. The architecture of the cathedral blends
into the hill on which it is situated
Overnight stay at Homestay.

Day 3 - Kohima- Kisama Heritage Village (12kms/30mins approx.)

Today after breakfast, you will head towards Kisama Heritage Village,
the official venue of the famous Hornbill Festival. The Government of Nagaland
organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first
festival was held in 2000. The festival is named after the Indian hornbill,
the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of
the state's tribes.
After reaching Kisama, you will spend the rest of the day by witnessing folk songs,
dances and locals wearing colourful traditional attire.
Overnight stay at the Homestay.

Day 4 - Explore Hornbill Festival

Post breakfast, today you will be exploring the Heritage village and also the
museum and Morung (tribehouse) of various tribes. Have an ethnic lunch
thali and head towards nearby villages such as Kigwema and Jakhama to
experience the local life. You will return back in the evening.
Overnight stay at the Homestay.

Day 5 - Kisama- Dzukou Valley (1-hour drive and 3 hours’ trek approx.)

It’s time to head towards the most famous place in entire Nagaland i.e. Dzukou Valley.
The valley is known for its picturesque landscape and the valley is famous for its
wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzukou Lily
which is endemic to this valley. After a simple breakfast, start your journey to the base camp
of the valley from where starts your trek. It is a rigorous 3 hours’ trek and will be
a tiring one. After reaching the camp, freshen up and rest up well.
Overnight stay at camp.

Day 6 - Explore Dzukou Valley

Visit the main valley today after some light morning meal. It will be a 1-hour trek.
You will get mesmerized by the scenic view of the main valley. Take in the beauty
of the valley and head back to the guesthouse. After a basic lunch, trek down for
another 3 hours to reach the starting point which is the base camp. Then you will
head towards your homestay. Rest up and off to bed!
Overnight stay at Homestay.

Day 7 - Kisama-Khonoma (28kms/1hour approx.)

Start off to another beautiful destination called Khonoma immediately after
having your breakfast. Situated at a distance of about 20 kms from Kohima,
Khonoma Green Village is one of its kind in India and is home to the Angami tribe.
Listen to stories of how these people transformed into nature conservationists
from being hunters in the past. See how houses are made using natural elements
and handicrafts as well. Inspire yourselves with the initiatives taken by the
Angamis to conserve and protect their environment.
Overnight stay at Homestay.

Day 8 - Khonoma- Dzuleke-Kohima

Post early breakfast, first you will visit the famous village of Dzuleke. Then,
you will head back to Kohima where you will spend the rest of the day at
the Hornbill festival which offers colourful sights and demonstrations of the tribes,
their cultures and traditions. You will also be taken to visit Phesama village on
your way back to Kohima followed by an overnight stay.
Overnight stay at Homestay.

Day 9 - Last day at Hornbill Festival

Today is the last day of the Hornbill Festival. So it will be a grand night.
Enjoy your day to the fullest. All of the streets will be filled with lights and
flooded with people.
After the fun affair, head back to the homestay for overnight stay.

Day 10 - Return to Guwahati

It’s time to leave Nagaland after a healthy breakfast. While coming back to
Guwahati, rewind those memories of experiencing Hornbill Festival, trekking
through Dzukou Valley, enjoying the culture of the beautiful tribes, etc.
After reaching Guwahati, you will be dropped at your respective location
depending on your mode of travel.
We wish you a happy and safe journey for your onward destination.


  • All transfers and sightseeing by 01 SUV (INNOVA/XYLO)
  • Guwahati Airport/Station Pickup and Drop
  • Vehicle Fuel Charges and Driver's Allowances
  • Twin Sharing Room(s).
  • All ethnic or traditional meals (Breakfast, Tea, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Services of a Local English/Hindi speaking driver during the tour.

  • Good Homestays/Ethnic Guest House

  • Sightseeing in all mentioned destinations.
  • Inner line permit for all passengers if applicable.
  • Special Permit for Border Area Visit if applicable.
  • Local guide or porter during trek if required.
  • Drinking Water


  • Any expenses of personal nature or extra meals ordered
  • Air/train fare
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Visa Fees, Tips, Insurance or Medical Fees.
  • River Cruise or Safari Charges.
  • Any Camera and monument entry fees.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above "Inclusion Part.


Terms and Conditions:

Finderbridge does not hold any responsibility for refund arising out of any natural, weather conditions, pandemic situation, man-made calamities that may occur.

Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all the mentioned services will remain unchanged.

Finderbridge reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: Force Majeure events, pandemic lockdowns, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.

The package of the tour may vary on the number of people that will be coming in the tour.

Confirmation Policy

  • Payment can be done in parts.
  • After making your first payment, you will get an email confirmation.
  • Once you make the 100% payment for your booking, you'll get the booking voucher containing all the information about your trip.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Payment Terms Policy

100% of total tour cost will have to be paid 10 days before the date of travel.