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NAGALAND, NORTH-EASTERN INDIA. In Nagaland Saramati hill range is the biggest in the mountain range of Nagaland and is situated on the extreme south east of the state. At 3841 mt , Saramati Peak is highest in Nagaland and it remains snow covered during winter. The mountain range is covered with rich , natural and diverse forests , visible at various altitudes , ranging from sub-tropical ever green and semi ever green to temperate broad leaved and Alpine vegetation. It also has good bio-diversity with natural flora and fauna and various kinds of orchids. Best time to travel - Spril to September.
Arrive Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Fly to Dimapur. Met on arrival and drive (74 km) to Kohima. In the afternoon visit to Nagaland Emporium.
In the morning visit Vishwema and Kigwema village. Afternoon drive to Tuophema. In the evening enjoy cultural dance and folk song at Tuophema Tourist village.
Drive Mokokchung (1325 mt) - the center of Ao Tribe. Enroute visit Longsa Village(Lotha Tribe) and Longkhim Village (Ao Tribe).
Day excursion to Mopungchukit village. This village is permanent Mission Centre of Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang. Visit time pillar and morung at the village.
Drive to reach Tuensang (1371 mt). Enroute visit Longkhim Village (Sangtam Tribe) and some tribal houses.
Depart for Pengshar . Enroute stop at Noklak village which is famous for Slate roof houses and bamboo handicrafts. Later drive to Pangsa which is on the border of India and Myanmar and a designated international trading centre.
Drive to Kiphire via Nokyan which is another beautiful village interesting to see, especially the wooden utensils made locally. Proceed further to Kiphine.
Morning visit Kiphire village and different tribal houses around Kiphre. Later drive to Pongru. Pongru is the base for trekking to Saramati Peak.
Drive to Salumi which is famous for its Natural Caves. It is also base for excursion to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary. From Salumi.
A 4-6 hours walk will take you to Water Point (10 KM) where you will stay for night in camps.
Full day excursion to Mt. Saramati peak (3841 M). The trek to peak is moderate and at two places its very steep requiring some mountaineering skills.
Trek down to Salumi village via Thanamir. From here drive to Pongru village.
Drive back to Kohima. Enroute stop at Jesumi (in Manipur) where Indian Army stopped Japanese Army’s advance for 5 days before the British Army arrived. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Day for leisure and independent activities. Overnight stay in hotel.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Dimapur and fly to Kolkata. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.
Proceed for half day city tour of Kolkata. Afternoon free, evening transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.
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For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.
Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.