Travel : The Dzuko Valley

My friends went for trekking this summer to the Dzuko Valley, also called locally as the Valley of angels. I have never imagined that it could be that beautiful untill I saw the images clicked by them. The Valley is truly the Valley of angels. It's so beautiful that its pictures just left me astonished thinking about how can I make the mistake of deciding not to go there.

The valley is situated at an impressive elevation of 8052 feet above the mean sea level, in the Senapati District of Manipur, India. It not that far from my homeplace but never had a chance to go there. But, after having been told of the real experiences of my friends, I can't just hold myself any longer. I'm going this winter itself.

During the summer, the flowering season, you'll feel like settling in the valley itself. But, no way out, you can't do it. The valley is a protected area. Even plucking flowers is prohibited and may get heavily fined as the valley is the only habitat of one of the most rarest and most beautiful lilies in the world, the Dzuko Lily. There can be no doubt of it. The summer experience is a breathtaking affair. The winter experience is unforgettable. That’s how one can describe Dzuko in brief. Its view will left everyone with their mouths wide open, the beauty is just irresistable.

If you are planning to trek there, here are some basic informations. In winter the temperature drops down even to minus thirteen degree centigrade. Snow as thick as 6 feet covered the whole valley. No one will ever think of snow in Manipur untill you get there. The river get frozen and it is so hard that a group of more than 10 people can stand without any fear of breaking. So, get ready with your gears properly, otherwise you will have to experience the severest of cold. Even in summer you will see thick fog all over in morning and late evening.

For those non indian trekkers , they first need to get clearances from the Indian tourism authorities. It may take some time, but, you will never regret after you become a part of the Dzuko Valley. 

This Lily blooms only once in a year and only in its natural habitat,the Dzuko valley.


April 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM heilo said...

It is really amazing indeed.