The Dzukou Valley is a trekker’s paradise that promises to mesmerize visitors with its beauty and is one of our favourite travel destinations. It’s a beautiful place to hike around in itself, and if you’re into rock climbing there are plenty of opportunities to break a sweat within the valley.
Because of vast undulating meadows, the valley is popularly known as “Valley of Flowers of North East”. A visual treat for nature lovers and an adrenaline stimulator for adventure junkies, this beautiful valley of Nagaland is in fact one of the best and biggest kept secrets of India.
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From Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, getting to Dzukou Valley is easy. The valley can be approached from two towns: Jakhama and Viswema, which are the base camps. Jakhama is about 20 kilometers from Kohima and Viswema about 25 kilometers away from Kohima. You can take a shared taxi and reach either of the towns in an hour. From there, you will have trek all the way to Dzukou Valley.
If you’re heading upwards, from Jakhama there’s a motorable road for about 3-4 kilometers, after which your ascent starts. It’ll take at least 4 – 5 hours to walk up, and it’s a pretty steep affair.
The Viswema approach starts with roughly 8 kilometers of motorable road. The road slopes up gently, and the walk takes around 3 hours. You can hire a taxi from the main highway to the end of the motorable road.
The closest airport is Dimapur Airport which is around 74 km away from Kohima. It is a domestic airport and is well connected to major cities.
The second nearest airport is Imphal Airport which is around 145 km from Kohima. It is also a domestic airport.
You can easily find taxis and buses from both the airports to reach Kohima then travel from there towards Jakhama or Viswema Village
The nearest Railway station is located in Dimapur, roughly 74 Kms from Kohima and is well connected to the main cities. You can hire a taxi from Dimapur to reach Kohima.