Continued from Dzukou Valley Trek via Jakhama, Nagaland.
N.B. The blog article titled “Cosmic Tales Dzukou Valley Part ii” of this post has been published for Tour Genie Blog. Click here to read it in detail.
You will definitely love it as I have shared the most precious moments experienced at the valley- right from love to magical clouds flowing into the valley.
DZUKOU VALLEY IN PICTURES
Our first day at Dzukou Valley Nagaland was a rain-filled day. We went down the valley only in the afternoon when the rain stopped.
The clouds showed only a little glimpse of blue sky. The murky sky covered the majority of the time of the day.
Ah! What a majestic scenery of Dzukou Valley. We gotta say, the rain that day was a blessing too. The hills touching the peaks are like the sky kissing the hills. This view can be experienced between the campsite area and the helipad.
DZUKOU VALLEY FLOWERS
Dzukou lily – one of its kind is found only in Dzukou Valley, Nagaland. We were lucky to have visited the valley at the right time. ( June 2019)
One needs pure perspective to capture precise moments. Karan- another hiker from Guwahati, whom we met at Dzukou clicked the beautiful Dzukou lilies blossoming with droplets of rain that day.
Here’s a video where I eternally established my bond and my love for Hunmanu (my partner) in the presence of heavenly Mother Nature at the Dzukoy Valley –
MORE PHOTOS OF DZUKOU VALLEY
The next day was a blessing. Though it was cloudy initially, by noon the sun cleared. The valley showed its true colours.
We dived into the stream. It was chilling cold with a sense of healing sensations. While Joseph was away capturing every single angle of the valley, we had our best baths.
We sat by the bank and sometimes on this wooden log with our feet immersed into the cold waters of the stream. It was refreshing.
We then sat on this rock, which everyone mostly refers to as a cave. Before, trekkers were allowed to camp beside the cave, but due to over-camping, a definite campsite was built at the top of a hill surrounded by higher peaks and near a water source.
The sheer joy of watching the valley turn green, blue, yellow and white from atop the cave. If are in the valley, don’t miss the moment alone or with friends who appreciate nature for its true charm.
The photo above is more enchanting in real. Dzukou Valley in monsoon blossoms with yellow, white and pink flowers.
Abhijeet had the best of this time lying atop with sounds of nature and his retro songs. Such an amazing soul!
Here’s a panorama I captured on my Redmi Note 5 phone. My heart was full of contentment to have captured this photo. You could see Abhijeet to the left. I bet, no one can resist but lie there and embrace the valley as it is.
This photo is however captured by Joseph with his DSLR. The hills are exactly opposite of the hills in the previous panoramic photo. While I stood on the left, Karan was descending from the rock. If looked closely, you can see the campsite in the middle of the photo between the two hills.
Another scenic capture by Joseph from the top of the cave.
We marched through the muddy trail a little ahead of the cave to explore something new.
That’s the cave that gifted us the panoramic beauty of Dzukou Valley.
We reached a hillock full of white and yellow flowers. A strange sound of an animal called us to this point. The sound actually was from the hills ahead. The river stream was in between us and the creature.
Have you hiked to this point? This was unexpected to us. It was the best part of the entire trip.
Opposite to what is in the previous photo, this view towards Mt. Iso is a sight to see. Don’t miss it on your next visit.
And the 4 Backpacking souls headed back to the campsite.
The next day was an adventurous one too. We took our time and bid goodbye to Dzukou only by noon.
I can conclude that our first backpacking trip to Nagaland was a successful one. Being nature lovers, we experienced everything our souls yearned for.
We started our trek back to Jakhama.
The Jakhama Weather favoured us. We took a little rest at the top of the hill before heading down to the forest leading to Jakhama Village.
“The wind blew dancing with the trees, and a few birds chirped,
Oh, Dzukou you gifted us the much-needed peace!”
These photos of Dzukou Valley in Nagaland are my favourite. I hope you enjoyed the read. Do not forget to read the actual article at Tourgenie’s website ( link- at the beginning).