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Nagaland Tribal Tour



Nagaland tribal tour - North – East Tribal Tour Special

Nagaland , is the state of North eastern part of India , which cover almost 80% of forest and 89% of total population is tribal . This is the land of mysterious and once famous for head hunters/ for expand the territory  they hunted the neighbor villagers and brought their head like a trophy. But now the time changed Govt facilitate all legal facility and try to upgrade their culture again / due to influence of missionary most of the tribal population change their religion into Christian but still they preserve their culture (fair and festival and nature worship) and now they welcome guest to their villages and they survive very happy life. Previous it had needed permit but now it need not any pre-permit but after arrival  the town / guest most enter their name along with the photocopy of passport/ visa to the near by police station.
This is the land full of nature, ethnic  people , colorful weekly market, fair and festival and many more. Tribal tour in Nagaland is very special for special interest guest.    In our suggested below given day to day tribal tour  itinerary of Nagaland out of 16 different tribal group of the state we have designed some of the special tribal group who keep their colorful tradition , costume , culture, their isolated villages also accordingly driving distance , sightseeing, duration of tour, of  all different ethnic group  to keep in mind the interest of our valuable guests.

Tour code: DT- 820/ NTTS- 2021-22
Tour highlight: Most ethnic village in Nagaland for special interest guest & photographer
Destination cover: Dibrugarh- Mon- Mokongchung- Thoupma- Kohima with different ethnic villages
Duration of tour: 9 days/ 8nights
Suggested itinerary :

Day 01 : Connected Flight from Delhi- or –  Kolkata to  – Dibrugarh :
Upon arrival at Dibrugarh airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel.
Overnight- Dibrugarh .

Day 02 : Dibrugarh – Shangnyu Village- Mon : (5 hr drive + visit)
Meet one of the most colorful tribe of Nagaland-The  Konyaks at their very isolated village Shangnyu , visit the 500 year old Ang house (village chief) . There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8ft. in height and 12 ft. breadth which is believe to be constructed by heavenly angels. Carvings of human beings and other creatures are engraved on this monument. Also visit to Konyak Murungs (meeting place) , where one can still see the collection of old human skulls. Konyaks were headhunters in the olden days and used to keep the enemies head as a trophy.
Then proceed to Mon.
Overnight- Mon

Day 03 : Mon – Konyank village- Mon:
Full day excursion one of the nice isolated Konyak village (core jungle and very rough road but it is safe for tourist and here the old people have been kept  their tradition , costume and ornaments. ) if desire enjoy the traditional lunch at the village chief house  (arrange by us)
Note: Here we have not mentioned  the Longwa village which is now very commercial in tourist point of view / but if our guest like to visit Longwa , we can take them to there instead of our mentioned isolated village -choice is your.
Overnight: Mon

Day 04 : Mon – AO naga village – Mokokchung  (6hr drive+ visit)
Meet the very friendly  AO Naga tribes in their isolated village / very nice for photography.
Overnight: Mokokchung

Day 05 : Mokokchung – Tuophema (5hr drive+ visit)
Visit the Very colorful AO Naga village in the core of Lonkhom jungle and then proceed to Tuophema.
Overnight:- Tuophema (clean comfort home stay retreat)

Day06- Tuophema  – Angami Naga village/ Rengma village (2.30hr drive+ 1hr hiking+ visit)
Full day excursion the  most colorful Angami nage their isolated village and Rengma tribe at their isolated village / if desire enjoy the traditional cooked food at the village chief house.
Overnight- Tuophema

Day7- Tuophema- Kohima (2hr drive+ visit)
Proceed to Kohima after check in  hotel visit the war memorial and afternoon local market / best for photography.
Overnight- Kohima

Day8- Kohima
Morning meet the Naga tribe at the Khonma village and excursion their life style . /this day one can add hornbill festival (1st -10th December every year) too
Overnight- Kohima

Day9- Kohima- Dimapur (3hr drive)
Morning after breakfast check out and departure to Dimapur airport board the flight for your on wards journey with lots of sweet memories.
Tour concludes:

The Konyak tribe:  They are Tibeto- burmise origin( which we have detail described in our North-East tribal tour package) , live in the isolated zone of Mon area of northern Nagaland and one of the major tribes of the state. Once they were famous for head hunter / and they hunted head to their neighbor villagers for expand of territory , for hunting head they use different traditional weapon including daws (a traditional knife) , and then they brought the enemy head as a trophy to their village/ then after they tattoo their face and body as a victor.
The village chief is called Angh (like king) –  and their main long house straw and palm leave thatch hall for meeting called Murong which also they keep their traditional weapon and musical instrument including long wooden hand made drum / most of the special  house out decorate with skull of animals / inside of the hall they keep cooking by fire wood and just upper into it they preserve their surplus animal meat / and smoke to preserve it for future use.
They use bone and other stone jewelry , they ladies use traditional hand made black skirt and men use hand made shawl type with nice wild pig bone with  bear skin head gear.

They have good traditional wood carving and weapon making skill .

Major Festival they celebrate:

Name of the grand festivalPlace of festival Celebration date
AoleangLongwa, Mon area1st- 3rd April  every year
Horn bill festivalKohima1st- 10th December every year

Photography : Allowed by the permission of Angh (village chief, who is our very good friend- he knows our team)

 

The AO naga: They are one the major tribe (Tibeto- burmise origin) mostly found in Mokokchung district in Nagaland. Speak sino-tibeto language chungli AO, Mongsen AO, and western Mokokchung district only three village can speak Changki AO,

Most Hospitality AO naga village in Mokokngchung district is- Chuchuyimlang, Mopungehukit, Impur, Ungma, Lonkhom,

Out of all the AO naga celebrate their grand festival – “ Moatsu” , it is a festival of Bonding , this festival celebrated after the season of sowing is over. It continue with vigorous singing and dancing customary practices of making the best rice beer and rearing the best pigs for slaughtering during the festival.      The women flok, dressed in their traditional fineries, join the men folk in composing warrior songs. Villagers sing songs to eulogize the lovers and the village folk as a whole. The elders encourage the youth to be bold and heroic for defending the villages from enemies, a custom continued from the head-hunting days.

 

Major Festival they celebrate:

Name of the grand festivalPlace of festival Celebration date
MoatsuChuchuyimlang1st -3rd May every year
Horn bill festivalKohima1st– 10th December every year

 

Photography : Allowed by the permission of Chuchuyimlang village chief

The Angami Naga:- These tibeto- burman tribal community fourth largest populated group in Nagaland found in Kohima and Dimapur district of Nagaland. Their neighbor called them Tenyimia means Swift walker.  Entire Angami land is divided into four geographical part such as Northern , western , southern and plan platoo. Each area has different oral language and out of all Tenyidie is their most prestigious one with written in Roman script.

Their village boundary is out cover with field called khel and every entrance of village is nice display of clan mark and in the village Morung they called Kichuki and Tehuba which is male and female dormitory respectively . after adult sent the youth stay there and learn their life style.

Out of all their main festival is – Sekrenyi , it is a celebration of purification accompanied with feasting and singing. A highlight of Sekrenyi is the Thekra Hie, when the village youths gather and croon traditional songs throughout the day.

Major Festival they celebrate:

Name of the grand festivalPlace of festival Celebration date
SekrenyiThouphema & Khonma village25th – 27th February every year
Horn bill festivalKohima1st– 10th December every year

The Rengma Naga:- The Rengmas are Tibeto- Burman origin and an ancient days they called the slave of Angami naga but now there is no slavery system in India and they settle in Kukri hill of Kohima district. They male wear tail shaped very lean cloth to cover the lower part and female wear black color skirt type of costume. Which they dye the color from nature at their own hand made looms. They believe age old traditional shift cultivation / hunting and gathering is also way of their life. Stay in bamboo made straw thatch up ground houses in the high hill area. Bamboo made handicraft is the main occupation of traditional Rengmas’. Their morung called Rensi , where they settle their village and family dispute too.

 

They celebrate  Ngada is the main festival just after the harvest. It is the festival of thanksgiving and rejoiing. Ngda also underscores the end of the agricultural year. The village high priest (Phensengu) hearalds the beginning of the festival at the top of his voice, so that he villagers can prepare themselves for it.

Major Festival they celebrate:

Name of the grand festivalPlace of festival Celebration date
NgadaTseminyu / Thouphema village27th & 28th November every year
Horn bill festivalKohima1st– 10th December every year

 

Note- Accordingly  tour duration Guests can add Arunachal Pradesh Tribal tour or North East Tribal tour with This special Nagaland Tribal Tour too / But You are requested to inform us during final booking of Nagaland tour or in Advance