Located some 25 km south of Kohima, Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak offer one of the most breath taking landscapes of the continent. 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.
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. Dzukou valley is also known as the "Valley of Flowers of the east" and is quite a sight to behold, when in full bloom. Dzukou Valley is considered to be the base of the crater of an old volcano and seems like covered with a carpet of the most exquisite species of grass and flowers. The highest point in the Dzukou valley is at 2600 meters and provides a wide and panoramic view of the enchanting valley in the front. Sitting atop the hill you are just overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and magnificence of the sight in front of you.
Air: The nearest air head is at Dimapur which is well connected by flights with Kolkata and Guwahati. Kohima is about 74 km from Dimapur and can be reached by hiring a taxi or catching a state bus for Kohima.
Rail: The nearest railhead is at Dimapur which is connected to other major cities of North-East and the country. From Dimapur, one can easily hire a cab or take a bus till Kohima.
Road: Kohima is connected to Dimapur by NH 39 which provides its 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 trekking to Dzukou valley by a shared Tata Sumo.
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