Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak Make For The Ultimate Trek!

Located approximately 25 km towards the south of Kohima, Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak offer one of the most breath taking landscapes of the region. Nagaland is called the 'Switzerland of the East' and Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak provide solid proof to that moniker. Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak trek, is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing treks you can find in the country and an absolute must for all trekking enthusiasts.

Regional Highlights

The Japfu Peak standing tall at 3048 meters is the second highest peak in Nagaland and provides the perfect vantage point for admiring the heavenly beauty of the Dzukou Valley. Also known as the "Valley of Flowers of the east", the Dzukou Valley in full bloom is quite a sight to behold!

Dzukou Valley
Considered to be the crater-base of an old volcano, the valley seems like it is covered with a carpet of the most exquisite species of grass and flowers. The highest point of 2600 meters in the valley provides a panoramic view of the enchanting valley. Sitting atop the hill, amid the sheer beauty and magnificence is an overwhelming experience. 

Best Time to Visit

June to September is the best time to undertake the Dzukou valley and Japfu peak trek as the valley is its most beautiful form during these three months. The valleys of Dzukou are usually very pleasant during the day but can experience a temperature drop of more than ten degrees during the night, so make sure you pack woollens generously.

Where to Stay

While on the Dzukou valley trek, you can stay overnight at the Dzukou Valley trekkers' hut which provides a decent place to sleep, serves warm food and drinking water. On the Japfu Peak trek, you can stay overnight at the Japfu Peak base camp which provides a nice sleepover option with cooked food and water. You can carry packed lunch and water from these camps for your further treks.

How to Reach

Via Air
The nearest airport is at Dimapur, which is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati via flights. Kohima is about 74 km from Dimapur and can be reached by hiring a taxi or taking a state bus for Kohima.

Via Rail
The nearest railway station at Dimapur is connected to other major cities of North-East and across the country. From Dimapur one can easily hire a cab or take a bus till Kohima.

Via Road
Kohima is connected to Dimapur by NH 39 which provides it connectivity to other parts of the country as well. From Kohima you can either go to Zakhma village (20 km) or Vishwema Village (25 km) for a trek to Dzukou valley via a shared Tata Sumo.


  • Carry packed lunches and water bottles as there won't be any facilities for food along the length of the trek.
  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
Have you been to Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak before? Do you plan on visiting the place anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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