Kiphire is a small town, situated at an elevation of 896 m (2,940 ft) above sea level and is the headquarters of Kiphire district. Kiphire is about 254 km from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
It is the place where the Naga tribes of Sangtam (Eastern), Yimchunger and Sumi tribes meet. The town is the nearest district headquarters to Mt. Saramati (3841 m or 12,602 ft), Nagaland’s highest peak.