New Dzuko route from Manipur opened

New Dzuko Road from Manipur side opening
New Dzuko Road from Manipur side opening

Senapati, Apr 02 : A new trekking route to famous Dzukou valley located between the Manipur and Nagaland border was inaugurated with a simple function along the Hibure range of Emefiithumai under Mao in Manipur’s Senapati district on Monday.

The small but meaningful new trekking route to Dzukou from Manipur side was attended by ADC member Tadubi P Kaiso, Chairman Pungdong village N. Saheni and Chairman Emefithumei village Kahrii and President of Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association Dr. LeishangthemSurjit Singh.

So with the opening of the new route, intending trekkers can look out for the new track if they’ve dreamed of walking through valleys and plains with exotic flowers, encompassed by emerald green hills, lost in the murmur of streams flowing by and enchanted by lush forests of Dzukou valley which is situated at an altitude of 2450 metres (8000 ft) above sea level behind the Japfu peak.
This magical valley looks like a mown lawn from a distance watered by two meandering streams, the Dzukou and the Japfurivers. This picturesque valley and its vast meadows popularly known as the ‘valley of flowers of the north east’ as a treat for any nature lover.

Earlier people mostly trekkers used to go to Viswema village in Nagaland first to visit Dzukou. Normally it took two days to visit the wonderful valley.

Day one: One needs to walk for about 5-6 hours to cover an approximate distance of about 17km in the hilly terrain.
Day two: They might need 3-4 hours to return to Zakhama (Nagaland border village) covering a distance of about 15 km. It is said that the best season to visit Dzukou is late June till July and September (except monsoon).

Source: Hearld Today



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