11 Days Mountain Biking Traverse
Includes 04 days extention
A Restricted Area Permit is mandatory. Contact us 04 weeks in advance, after obtaining India visa, to arrange for the permits.
After extensive ground exploration we have rated Nagaland as one of the best terrains, for enjoyable biking amidst scenic setting and a friendly and interesting population. The Gurudongma team presents an enchanting mountain biking trip to Nagaland.
Designed by General “Jimmy” Singh and pioneered by Virginia Bush and Fiona Mcperson from New Zealand, this is a 473 kms long, biking trip in 10 biking days. Starting at Dimapur at an altitude of 195 m, we will gradually ascends to an average elevation of 1400 meters to the mountains around Kohima After exploring the SouthernAngami villages, we will traverse Nagaland from South to North, biking along the national Highway – Kohima-Wokha –Mukokchung. There are several forays into the countryside along minor roads to visit tribal villages of the Angami, Ao, Sangtam, and Lotha tribes. Eventualy we descend to the Assam Valley at Sibsagar, and drive to Dibrugarh to terminate the tour
To complete the full Nagaland Biking Traverse, you can take a extended trip of 15 days; which continues along the route Mokukchung – Tuensang – Mon – Dibrugarh, with a chance to explore Sangtam, Chang, and Konayak tribal habitat.
The biking is exceptional. Easy to moderate gradients, long undulating spells, variety of road surfaces, scenic views, evergreen mixed forests and valleys, interspersed with farm lands, and tribal habitat. Except for the odd military convoy, traffic is light to moderate. Our follow-on vehicle will shadow you throughout the trip with refreshments, beverages, water and your baggage. You can always take a ride when tired.
At each tribal village we will meet people, make friends and peep into local lifestyles. Your local guide will take you through their habitats, explain traditions and customs, show you traditional attires, and take you around tribal farmlands to show how they practice agro-forestry. You will also see locals at work on handicrafts, handlooms and, jungle traps. We will enjoy family hospitality, staying at village guest huts – clean and functional, with modern toilets. There is opportunity to sample local food and learn about cooking methods. The trip is replete with photo opportunities.
Day 01: Dimapur, 195 m – Kigwema, 1500 m. 87 Kms. (Drive 50 Kms & Bike 37 Kms)
Arrive Dimapur by air or by road from Kolkota or Giwahati.. Drive 24 Kms. Bike 37 Kms. Last leg drive through Kohima, 26 Kms to Kigwema. Overnight at motel.
Day 02: Biking excursion to Mao, 1400 m & back. 40 Kms
Bike to the Manipur state border and return by the same route. Overnight at motel.
Day 03: Biking excursion to Dzulekie, 2438 m. 59 Kms and drive to Khonoma
Bike to Dzulekie – a pastoral scenic valley. Return by jeep to the historical Khonoma village - famous for its valour and the resistance to the British expedition in 1879. Overnight at village Guest house.
Day 04: Bike Khonoma to Touphema , 1200 m. 61 Kms.
Bike from Khonoma to Kohima ( 20 Kms). Kohima sightseeing and shopping by jeep.. Continue biking after lunch to Touphema (41 Km). Stay at the Tourist village operated by the village community.
Day 05: Bike Touphema – Wokha, 1313 m. 46 Kms
Bike to Wokha Town – the headquaters of the Lotha tribe. Explore Lotha tribal village of Longsa. Continue Biking to Wokha. Overnight at circuit House.
Day 06: Wokha- Longkhum, 1700 m, 67 kms
Bike to Longkhum Village. It is famous for its head hunting during the early days and the Nagas believe that it is the resting placed for spirits of the dead enroute to paradise. You are expected to come again to Longkhum to collect your spirit which is likely to stay behind. Longkhum, commands lovely views and locals make ethnic handicrafts and handloom products. Overnight at the village Guest House.
Day 07: Bike Longkhum – Kutza-Ungma, 1700 m- 35 kms
Bike to Kutza and on to Ungma Village. - the oldest and biggest Ao village; famous in folklore of the tribe. Overnight at Village guest house.
Day 08: Biking excursion Ungma, 1700 m –Chungliyimti -Longtrok, 1400 m. 39 Kms and drive back to Ungma
Morning: 39 Kms biking trip to Chuchuyimlang village to visit the ancient six stones (Longtrok), from where the Ao tribe ancestors are believed to have emerged, and the Sangtam tribe habitat at Chuchuyimlang village. Drive back to Ungma for overnight at the village Guest House.
Day 09: Bike Ugma, 1700 m – Mokukchung Town, 1325 m Impur –Mopunchukit – Chuchuyimlang Village, 925 m. 46 Kms
Bike through Mokokchung Town – the Headquaters of the Ao Nagas, to visit the villages of Impur and Mopungchukit (.21 kms) Visit Ao Baptist Mission Center, which is attempting to revive ancient Ao culture and traditions. Also visit Village community collection Museum, Time-pillar, Morungs (youth dormitories). After lunch bike 25 kms to Chuchuyimlang Village. Overnight in Naga ethnic cottages.
Day 10: Bike Chuchuyimlang, 925 m - Tuli, 200 m – Assam Border. 58 kms. Drive to Dibrugarh. 140 kms
Bike down hill to the Nagaland –Assam border in 58 Kms. Transfer to our jeeps and drive 140 kms to Dibrugarh Town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to Dibrigarh airport
After breakfast transfer to Dibrugarh airport for departure flight to Kolkota or Delhi. TOUR ENDS
Biking Extension to Tunsang and Mon
- To complete the full Nagaland Biking Traverse this extension enables biking along route Mokumchung – Tuensang – Mon – Dibrugarh, with a chance to explore Sangtam, Chang, and Konayak tribal habitat.
- The extention starts on Day 08 and ends on Day 15 at Dibrugarh
- Total biking with extention is 760 kms in 14 biking days.