ChaloHoppo to Hornbill Festival 2018
Attending this grand showcase will take you back to a time when the Naga folks used to live life in harmony with nature. A time when hunting and celebrating was the way of life. At the festival women wear colourful weaves and men sport spears adorned with animal fur to go with their loincloth. Soak the energy and indulge in some lip-smacking food.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Anyone who manages to spend a reasonable time travelling across Nagaland, from the land of the Konyaks in Eastern Nagaland right up to the land of the Angamis in the state capital of Kohima will find the Naga people extremely hospitable. That green hills and crispy clouds give you company when you aren’t surrounded by these warm people is a bonus. For those who like their red meat, Naga cuisine should be right up there in the list of cuisines to try. Varieties of smoked and fresh meat, infused with local herbs and generous portions of bamboo shoot.
Hornbill festival brings all these little things together in one place for everyone to witness and it is definitely an event one shouldn’t miss. The other draw of attending Hornbill festival is the trek to the carpet like Dzukou valley and a visit to the historical village of Khonoma. You have to have a really solid excuse to not attend this festival.
This package is for those who only want a stay option during Hornbill 2018 and would like to figure everything else on their own.
If you want to choose other travel plans which include a trek to the Dzukou valley and a visit to the Khonoma village, then please check the following travel plans:
- All accommodations on twin sharing basis in tents
- Sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows
- Simple breakfast
- Hygienic toilets for men and women
- Bathing rooms
- Electricity source with charging facility for mobile devices
- Mirrors so that you can look good
- Running water supply
- Airfare charges
- All food & beverages costs apart from the ones mentioned above
- Any camera fees
- Campsite staff tips (if any)
- Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.
These tents will be equipped with sleeping mats( double layer), sleeping bags( 0- 10 degree Celsius tolerance) and pillows(not air pillows).
Clean and hygienic bathrooms.
Access to 24 hour running water supply and hot water for bathing.
Electricity backup with charging points.
Type of tents: 3 person ‘Fresh and black’ from Decathlon.
maximum Number of campers to stay: 30
Number of toilets: 2 (1 Indian and 1 western)
All tiled and roofed with running water and electricity
Bonfire seating areas are made of a mixture of natural stones and also carved out of wood.
- 3 person ‘Fresh and black’ hiking tents from Decathlon.
- Type of sleeping facility: two layers of foam mats serving as cushion at the bottom, pillows (not air pillows) and sleeping bags ( meant for 0 to 10 degrees Celsius)
- Number of toilets: 2 (1 Indian and 1 western)
- Number of bathrooms: 1
- Bathrooms and toilets tiled and roofed with running water and electricity
- Hot water yes: In buckets
- parking: yes
- Bonfire seating areas are made of a mixture of natural stones and also carved out of wood.
- Kitchen: Yes
- Charging station: yes
- Fordable camping chairs
- Drinking water is available at no extra cost as we prefer to keep the mineral water companies and their hideous plastic bottles out of this natural setting.
- Power back up in case of power shutdown
- coffee/ tea machine
- Doctors on board
30 Days prior to arrival : 50% refund
15 Days prior to arrival : 25% refund
Less than 15 Days prior to arrival : 0% refund
- Please carry basic stuff like tooth, brush, shorts, slippers, change of clothes.
- 1 sweater/jacket, a beanie or something to cover your head and ears as the temperatures will be low, and a sleeping bag (optional).
- Do not forget your sports/trekking shoes if you plan to go trekking to Dzukou valley.
- Wear comfortable footwear in general since you will be walking around a lot at the festival venue.
- Rain coats/ ponchos since it may rain anytime in Northeast India
- Festival usually starts at 10 am and goes on till 3 pm everyday but the official timelines for this year’s edition hasn’t been released yet by the ministry of tourism. We shall update the same, as we soon we get an update.
- The central area is where the traditional songs and dances are performed by each tribe.
- The central shopping area is where you can see and buy traditional arts and crafts made by people from all over the state.
- You can sample various cuisines of different Naga tribes in food stalls run by the finalists of the Naga chef competition. The overall winner is judged at the end of the 10 day festival based on the ratings, billings and reviews given by the visitors.
- Visiting the ‘Morungs’of each tribe is a major attraction as you get to understand the architecture, dress, food and drinks of each tribe. These ‘Morungs’ traditionally used to be a dormitory for unmarried boys where they would be taught life lessons by the elders.
- There is a very nominal entry fee to the festival.
Campsite: Please avoid carrying plastic bottles or even buying sealed bottles while at the venue as want to have a litter free zone as much as possible.
Food: Apart from complimentary breakfast provision for lunch and dinner will be made available on pre order.
Service: Though we will try our best to give you great service, please understand we won’t be able to give you hot towels, bed tea and the like.
Roads: The road from Dimapur to Kohima are winding and full of potholes, please be equipped with appropriate medication in case you have motion sickness.