Dzükou Valley now opens for visitors after weeks of closure
Kohima, July 14 (EMN): The entry restriction of visitors to the scenic Dzükou Valley has been lifted following the Nagaland government’s directive to relax tourism.
Southern Angami Youth Organisation (Sayo) president, Zakieletuo Tsükrü informed Eastern Mirror that visitors, both domestic and international, are now allowed to visit the valley. However, visitors should posses a valid identity card and necessary accessories in view of the SOPs in place due to the ongoing pandemic.
Tsükrü informed that two large dormitories and kitchens at Dzükou base camp can be utilised by a nominal payment. He added that there are also “four special rooms”.
He went on to inform that trekkers and visitors can set up their tents at the allotted space around the base camp.
Regarding the FIR filed against miscreants who set fire on the valley earlier this year, Sayo president said no arrest has been made till date in connection with the case.
Viraseto Neikha, an official of Dzükou management team, informed that entry ticket for local visitors is priced at INR 50 per head; INR 100 for domestic tourist; and INR 200 for international tourist. He added that INR 200 is charged for use of camera, and that domestic and international tourists are required to produce negative Covid certificates.
He said that food service facility is also being made available for visitors.
Terms and conditions
Littering, hunting, fishing, collecting of herbs, plucking of flowers, burning of forest, cutting of trees, sketches and pasting of posters are strictly prohibited at the valley. Use of drones, documentation and film making needs prior permission from Sayo.
Citing past inconveniences arising out of visitors straying in the area, Sayo has made it mandatory for non-local tourists to tour with authorised local guides. It also visitors can enter the valley only through Viswema and Jakhama entry points.
For pre-booking entry tickets to the valley and queries, prospective visitors can contact the phone numbers: 9612578075 / 9436216615 / 9362157451.