Mizoram is nothing short of a wonderland. Here, you will find mountain ranges, rivers, forests, lakes, valleys, plantations, and most importantly, breathtaking views!
This state has just about everything you could want for a perfect camping experience with your partner – serene forests and mountains, rich local culture and cuisine, gorgeous views, and the chance to experience many exciting adventures.
So, if you are planning a camping trip to Mizoram to make unforgettable memories with your loved one, you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best camping places for couples in Mizoram:
1. Reiek Heritage Village
Reiek Heritage Village is more than just a camping destination. This experience packs some of the most exciting cultural and outdoor activities to give you an unforgettable experience.
Reiek Mountain is a famous tourist spot near Aizawl city. It has a view of the entire city, the surrounding valleys, and hills underneath the clear sky. In fact, you can also see the plains of Bangladesh from the top of the hill.
This camping spot is surrounded by thick lush green forests where you can take nature walks and treks. You can also set up bonfires and barbecues when you spend the nighttime here under the twinkling stars.
You can also travel to the nearby Reiek village where you can see the traditional huts of the different Mizo tribes and the Mizo chieftain’s house. You can also interact with the locals to get a glimpse of their way of life, traditions, cuisine, and history.
Reiek village also has a cafeteria and a resort providing decent food and accommodation. There are also many modern houses where the locals live, so you can trace the development that has happened within this small region.
This spot is also the venue for the annual Anthurium festival which promotes Anthurium grown in Mizoram as well as the rich Mizo customs and traditions. The festival also features rhythmic cultural dances, fashion, and games of Mizoram.
So, if you want a camping experience where you can get a taste of adventure and a close look into what makes Mizoram so unique, the best place for you to be is Reiek Heritage Village.
2. The Exotic Green Splendour of Hmuifang Camping
The Exotic Green Splendour of Hmuifang is a one-day camping experience full of exploration, adventurous sports, and unique sights and cultural experiences.
This tour spans over four local villages located in the Aizawl district, namely Falkawn, Lungleng, Hmuifang, Sialsuk. This region is surrounded by vegetation-covered hills, lesser-explored forests and has a rich local culture and history.
This tour is a great option if you and your partner are on a short trip but still want to experience the best of Mizoram. The camping tour will commence at Falkawn village.
Here, you will get to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions and visit historical places. Some of these are the museum at the old Mizo Chief’s House, Zawlbuk, Pum (blacksmith), commoners house & the memorial stones of the freedom fighters.
Then, the tour continues at Muallungthu village. This village is famous because the Tropic of Cancer passes through its territory. Here, you will have a hearty breakfast at the Tourist Resort before the adventure begins.
The outdoor activities will begin with a nature walk in the unexplored Hmuifang forest.
It will lead to the green, vegetation-covered mountain peak where you can enjoy a picnic, set up camps, and enjoy the gorgeous views. Next, the tour will head to LAD Park where you will get to see the lush green forest, tree houses, and hanging bridges.
The experience then resumes at Hmuifang village, which is 15 minutes walk on foot. This serene and humble village is located on the hillock and has breathtaking views. There is a nearby cliff where you can see the entire mountain range and the clear sky.
Next, you will head to Sialsuk village where the Sialsuk Tlang peak is. This peak is visited by tourists all year round for its magnificent views of the mountain range and meadows.
You can have evening snacks and refreshments here. You can also take a walk through the village to visit a Mizo family. This is the best way to experience the local cuisine, traditions, and way of life.
The tour ends with your journey to Aizawl city where you will get to see the beautiful sunset. You can finally relax at the camps here along with a delicious dinner and bonfire.
3. Mystic Mountains Camping
Mystic Mountains by Evergreen Tours & Travels is an exciting, all-encompassing trekking experience that spans over 4 days and 3 nights. The main attractions covered during this camping experience are the Aizawl district, Hmuifang village, and the Reiek Mountain.
Apart from camping, you will also get to participate in outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, nature explorations, and immersing yourself in the local culture and history.
The tour will begin as soon as you land in Mizoram. The camping experience’s representatives will assist you on arrival at Lengpui Airport. They will drive you to Reiek Mountain where you can spend your evening relaxing at Tourist Resort Reiek.
Your stay overnight will also be at the resort, where you will be provided meals, snacks, room service, and other facilities. The next day begins with a hike to the Reiek Peak after a hearty breakfast. The hike is no longer than 30 minutes.
Here you will see breathtaking views of gorgeous natural beauty – mountain ranges, forest areas, plains, and the clear sky. Next, you will visit a Mizo village where you can get a glimpse of the local way of life, traditions, and culture.
After lunch, you will be driven to Hmuifang Mountain, which is located in the Thenzawl village. Here, there will be a short trek to the Hmuifang peak where you can watch the sunset and admire the gorgeous views.
After an overnight stay at the Hmuifang/Thenzawl Tourist Resort, you will head to Sialsuk village. Here, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the region and get to know the locals. There will also be a hike to the Sialsuk Tlang peak where you can enjoy the view.
Afterward, you will drive to Aizawl where you can have lunch. You can spend your evening relaxing at the tourist resort and set up camps. Your stay overnight will be at the hotel, but you can choose to spend the night underneath the twinkling stars.
As the tour comes to an end, there will be breakfast at the hotel. You can choose to travel to any destination according to your plans. The camp’s organizers also provide a drop-off to the Lengpui Airport for your onward journey.
4. The Charm of Thenzawl Under The Blue Sky Camping
This camping experience covers famous tourist attractions across the Hmuifang, Thenzawl, Buangpui, and Vaibiak districts in Mizoram.
The tour starts in Aizawl where you can enjoy tea while watching the sunrise. Next, you will head to Falkawn, which is a reinvention of the ancestral Mizo village. Here, you can immerse yourself in the age-old Mizo customs, traditions, and way of life.
As you reach Hmuifang, you can have breakfast at the Hmuifang Tourist Resort. This tourist resort is located in the lovely region of Hmuifang mountain, which is covered with forests preserved since the days of Sailo Chiefs.
You can set up camps and picnics on the hill. Additionally, the village is a short distance away, so you can get to see the typical Mizo way of life and culture. The tour then proceeds to the Lal Thanhawla Park, where you can see mini tree houses, hanging bridges, and enjoy nature walks on the pebbled trails.
You will then depart from Hmuifang to travel to Thenzawl. Here, you can visit the Tuirihiau Falls which is located in the Vanva river near Thenzawl. The reason why is this waterfall is that you can step inside as the fall caves like an arc.
Next, you will visit the Chawngchilhi Cave. This cave is famous as according to a Mizo legend, it is believed that the cave witnessed the love story of a lady and a snake. Then, the Vantawng Waterfalls, which is the highest and the most beautiful one in the state.
After some delicious lunch at the Thenzawl Tourist Lodge, you will visit Dilpui at the AH & Vety Complex which offers many exciting outdoor activities like boating, picnics, horse riding, trekking, and more.
You will also get to witness the cultural dances including the famous Cheraw dance. You can also dance to the tune of traditional Mizo songs while enjoying your delicious, traditional dinner.
The next day, there will be a visit to the Handloom Centre after breakfast. Then, you will get to visit Vaibiak, which signifies the start of British rule in Mizoram.
After lunch in the heart of the city, the tour will proceed at Thenzawl Deer Park. This park is the home to Serow, which is Mizoram’s state animal. Then, you’ll head back to Aizawl where you can shop at the local market.
Finally, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset in Aizawl city. After dinner, you can rest and set up camps overnight or choose to stay at the Zarkawt Tourist Lounge.
5. Blue Mountain Trek
Blue Mountain Trek is a camping tour offered by Evergreen Tours and Travels that spans over six days and five nights. The main attraction at the tour is Phawngpui, or the Blue Mountain, which is the highest peak in Mizoram.
Additionally, you will visit many famous tourist attractions across the region and participate in outdoor activities like camping, nature walks, treks, bird watching, and rock climbing.
You don’t need to worry about reaching the destination all by yourself. The tour’s representatives will meet and assist you on arrival at the Lengpui Airport. You will be driven to your hotel or a tourist resort for an overnight stay in Aizawl.
The next day, there will be an early morning drive to Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) which is the highest peak in Mizoram. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges, valleys, rivers, and clouds.
You can set up your camps, picnics, or take walks around the gorgeous green areas that surround the peak. The overnight stay will be at South Vanlaiphai which is a beautiful and quaint town near the peak.
The next day, a morning hike to the Blue Mountain. From here, you can see the Kolodyne River, and plains from both Myanmar and India. You can set up your tents and host an overnight bonfire at Blue Mountain Forest Guest House.
The tour will proceed to Thaltlang village after lunch the next day. Here, you can experience Mizo rural life by interacting with the locals and trying out their cuisines and traditions. Then, you will visit the Thenzawl village which is famous for its handlooms.
The last spot on the way would be Sialsuk village, which is famous for its beautiful grass glade peak. You will proceed to Aizawl the next day for sightseeing.
Here, you will visit the Solomon’s Temple, State Museum, Bara Bazar, and more. After an overnight stay at the Hmuifang Tourist Resort, you can be driven to the Lengpui Airport for your journey onwards.
All meals, as well as evening snacks, will be taken care of by the tour’s organizers. So, if you want to bask in nature’s beauty and the local traditions of Mizoram, this is the right choice for you.
We hope that after reading this article, your doubts about your camping experience in Mizoram have been replaced with excitement. With so many exciting activities to do, so many beautiful sights to see, and so many memories to make, what are you waiting for? Now that you know all the best camping spots and tours in Mizoram, pack your bags for an experience that you and your partner will never forget!