This is a trip that is very close to my heart because this was the first time I was travelling solo. I would say my overall experience had it's up and downs but it was a new and brilliant experience.
I took a train from Guwahati to Dimapur, Nagaland express which starts at 11:30 pm and reaches Dimapur at 5am this train will save you cost of one night in a hotel. The train arrived Dimapur on time and there were cabs on sharing basis waiting outside the railway station to Kohima.
There cannot not be any trip without drama and there it was. I was supposed to start the trek to dzükou Valley at 8 am but I reached Kohima after a tiring 5hr road journey partly because our car had a flat tire on the way but it would have taken anyway more than 4hr. I still had to go to Jakhama(village 15km from Kohima) which is the starting point of the dzükou valley trek. I had my breakfast in Kohima and by the time I got to Jakhama it was 11:30 and it was raining or rather drizzling. There is a small shop which sells water bottles, tea and some other packed food for the trek. I was caught in two minds regarding the trek as it was very late and also raining. The shop keeper was very confident and urged me to go. I started my trek at around 12:00 and 40 minutes into the trek it was raining heavily and I still had doubts about the trek because I was solo and although there was a trail I did not know the exact route then came my saviours.