It is located at a height of 1371.60 metres above sea-level at a distance of 269 kms from Kohima via Wokha and Mokokchung and 235 kms via Zunheboto.It is connected by the State Highway. Nagaland State Transport buses ply on this route regularly.
It is the homeland of the Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamungans, Sangtams, Semas and Phoms. These tribes have a rich cultural heritage and their dresses are very colourful.
Their dances and songs are heart warming. This area is known for its handicrafts and handloom products.
Places To See
Six stones - is located at Chungliyimti 57 kms from Tuensang. According to Ao legends and beliefs, the initial of the Ao ancestors had emerged from Longtrok. This spot also offers a gorgeous view of the towns on hilltops scattered over the distant horizon.
It is located at an altitude of 896.42 metres above sea-level at a distance of 254 kms from Kohima. It is the home of the Sangtams, Yimchungers and Semas and Phoms.
Saramati 3841 metres above sea-level,the highest peak in Nagaland, is situated in this division. It remains snowcapped throughout winter.
The Circle head office is only 36 kms from Kiphire. From here it takes two days of trekking to reach Saramati peak, a part of which falls in Myanmar (Burma).