Advisor flags off ‘Extreme terrain expedition’
Dimapur, Oct. 12 (EMN): Advisor of Tourism, Art and Culture, H Khehovi Yepthomi today flagged off a twelve-day second edition of ‘International extreme terrain expedition’ at Niathu Resort, 7th Mile in Dimapur.
The ‘International extreme terrain expedition’ is being organised by Wander Beyond Boundaries (WBB) with the support of Nagaland Tourism. The expedition would culminate on October 22, an update from the secretary to the advisor stated.
Titled ‘Log & Drum Naga Land,’ the team would traverse some of the most non-descript but challenging mud tracks and roads across the state travelling to some of the least explored and untouched areas in an effort to explore the land and its people.
The expedition team comprised of eight capable individuals with 4×4 modified vehicles suitable for extreme off-road conditions. Starting from Dimapur, the team proceeded towards Kohima via Niuland and Zadima. From Kohima, the team would proceed to Lake Shilloi in Phek district and further head towards Kiphire, Tuensang and Mon.
It informed that folk dance performances have been organised at various places namely at Kigwema by Sema and Angami cultural troupes, at Kiphire by Sangtam cultural troupe, and at Longwa by Konyak cultural troupe. The expedition would culminate at Dibrugarh on October 22.
The expedition team is led by Nidhi Salgame and Col. Satty Malik along with global travellers and off-road drivers from across India. It stated that over the next few days, the team would get an authentic glimpse into the Naga way of life in those remote pockets.
WBB uses the medium of extreme terrain 4×4 travel to explore remote lands and its people in order to help discerning travellers, recalibrate their own lens for life.
It added that the entire expedition would be documented through photographs and video by Sandesh Ravikumar, adventure photo and video professional from Bangalore. It further informed that and a collector’s edition coffee table book would be created post the expedition by senior travel writers Anurag Mallick and Priya Ganapathy.