We did the trek in a day because we had limited number of days to explore the North-East paradise. Just because of the company we did descend down the valley from Jakhama again where we had parked our car in Jakhama Village. The descend was quite tough because in Nagaland it starts getting dark by 4 p.m in winters. We completed the trek by 6 p.m sharp and the day completely turned dark by the time and felt like night.
The morning service in the beautiful church of the college campus was attended by the entire student fraternity of the college and it actually taught me how a little faith can make any ordinary day special. We also had the good opportunity of meeting the welcoming authorities and students of the college who took us through the college campus endowed with the most state of the art infrastructure as well as the pristine view of the hills. Jakhama village which is a host to the much celebrated Hornbill festival is decorated with the traditional Naga huts called morung (morung is a bamboo hut having a gable roof with wooden planks at the front peak carved with special symbols like that of the hornbill). People of the village live in small wooden houses whereas the morung is used for community services. Life seemed to be simple, peaceful and happy there. For the love of some adrenaline and hiking, Dzouku valley isn’t very far away but that’s a story for another day.