Walk the Dzuko Trail with MMTA this Summer
Surrounded by high mountains, the Dzuko Valley in Senapati District (Manipur,India) runs along Nagaland border. During January and February, the river freezes, icicles form, everything becomes white as snow embraces it. Summer and spring are the seasons to picture deep pink Dzuko lilies that look like Siroi lily but are endemic to the valley. The Dzuko is a riot of color in monsoon. Carry enough film roles to photograph wild flowers and orchids.
Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) (http://mmtamanipur.com/index.html) is organizing a trek to the valley and Mount Iso from June 15, 2011. A 6-day trek costs INR 3,500.00 per person. Book byJune 10, 2011. Mount Iso (2995 meters), located behind the valley, is the highest peak in Manipur.
If you cannot join this program, try Dzuko Valley and Japfu Peak Trek organized by Shikhar Travels. This 9-day adventure of strenuous grade costs USD 1,361.00 per person on twin sharing basis and USD 1,523.00 per person on single occupancy basis. The cost includes all meals, camping equipment, camping fee and services of camping staff during 4-day trek period. The Japfu peak (3014 meters) is the second highest peak in Nagaland.