Overview

Description - 

Meghalaya, a sanctuary for backpackers, unfolds an unparalleled tapestry of adventure, cultural richness, and natural wonders. Here's why this Northeastern gem is a must for those seeking an extraordinary travel experience:

Enchanting Landscapes: Meghalaya unveils a mesmerizing canvas with rolling hills, verdant forests, and breathtaking valleys, creating an idyllic playground for trekking and hiking enthusiasts.

Living Root Bridges: The indigenous Khasi people have woven nature's magic in Mawlynnong and Cherrapunji, crafting living root bridges from ficus tree roots. These architectural marvels not only awe-inspire but also beckon intrepid trekkers to explore their intricacies.

Caves Exploration: Delve into the depths of Meghalaya's subterranean wonders, home to some of the world's deepest and longest caves. The journey through caves like Mawsmai in Cherrapunji promises an exhilarating adventure amid stunning limestone formations.

Cascading Waterfalls: Nohkalikai Falls and Elephant Falls grace Meghalaya, offering refreshing pauses during treks and contributing to the overall enchantment of the state with their cascading beauty.

Cultural Extravaganza: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Khasi tribe that dominates Meghalaya. Engage in traditional dances, connect with locals, and embrace the local way of life, adding a rich cultural layer to your backpacking sojourn.

Warm Locals: Meghalaya's reputation for warm hospitality holds true as locals extend invitations to festivals, ceremonies, and shared meals. This camaraderie fosters a sense of community and genuine connections.

Gastronomic Adventure: Meghalaya's culinary landscape is a symphony of flavors. Indulge in traditional delights like Jadoh, Bamboo Shoot Curry, and a myriad of indigenous delicacies, turning your journey into a gastronomic odyssey.

Safety and Tranquility: Renowned as one of India's safest havens, Meghalaya envelops backpackers in a peaceful embrace, allowing for exploration with a profound sense of security—ideal for solo adventurers.

5 Nights 6 Days 29 Mar, 12 Apr, and 26 Apr Guwahati, Assam
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay: 5 nights accommodation – 2 Nights in Hotel / Homestay at Cherrapunjee, 1 Night in Camps at Dawki (Shnongpdeng) & 2 Nights in Hotel / Homestay at Shillong on double/triple sharing basis.
  • Meal: Six meals, offering a taste of regional cuisine and local flavors,  
  • Breakfast on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6  + 4Dinner on Day.
  • Other Inclusions:
  • Guided trekking, water sports, and the expertise of a dedicated Team Captain.
  • Enjoy boating in  Dawki (Shnongpdeng).

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Adventure Activities: Personal expenses and additional adventure activities.
  • Meals/Drinks: Anything not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary.
  • GST: 5% GST for financial transparency.
  • This enhanced itinerary aims to provide a more immersive experience, combining adventure, local culture, and wildlife encounters in Meghalaya. 

 

Highlights
  • Umiam Lake: Enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the picturesque Umiam Lake, surrounded by scenic hills, as you begin your journey from Guwahati to Shillong.
  • Laitlum Grand Canyon: Marvel at the stunning panoramic views of hills and gorges at Laitlum Grand Canyon, a hidden gem.
  • Living Root Bridges: Experience the marvels of bioengineering with visits to the Single Root Bridge and the Double Decker Bridge in Cherrapunjee.
  • Nohkalikai Waterfall: Witness the grandeur of Nohkalikai, one of India's tallest waterfalls, amidst lush greenery.
  • Mawlynnong Village: Discover the "Cleanest Village in Asia" and immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Khasi community.
  • Shnongpdeng: Relax by the tranquil Dawki River and engage in exciting water sports activities.
  • Krang Suri Waterfall: Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and serene surroundings of Krang Suri Waterfall, a hidden gem.
Itinerary

Day 1: GUWAHATI ARRIVAL | OVERNIGHT AT SHILLONG

  • Highlight: Gather at Guwahati Airport at 12:00 Noon for a rendezvous with the vibrant group.
  • Noteworthy Moment: Embark on a picturesque journey to Shillong, "The Scotland of the East," and check into the hotel.
  • Local Flavor: Explore Shillong's cafes and markets, connecting with the local culture in Police Bazar.
  • Overnight Stay: Relax in the comfortable hotel, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: SHILLONG TO CHERRAPUNJEE | Waterfall Extravaganza

  • Highlight: Visit the Sacred Forest for breathtaking views.
  • Noteworthy Moment: En route to Cherrapunjee, explore the garden of caves and witness the majestic Arwa Caves and Wei Shadong waterfalls.
  • Adventure: Chase waterfalls, including Elephant Waterfall, Sacred Forest, and Lyngksiar.
  • Overnight Stay: Immerse in the charm of Cherrapunjee.

Day 3: CHERRAPUNJEE | ROOT BRIDGES TREK

  • Highlight: Trek to the challenging yet rewarding Single Root Bridge and marvel at the Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge.
  • Noteworthy Moment: Experience the thrill of trekking amidst lush greenery and captivating landscapes.
  • Adventure: A trek with approximately 7,000 stairs – a test of determination and adventure.
  • Overnight Stay: Relax and relish the memories in Cherrapunjee.

Day 4: CHERRAPUNJEE TO DAWKI | Caves, Waterfalls, and Riverside Camp | WATER SPORTS 

  • Highlight: Explore Mawsmai Cave and Garden of Caves and witness the cascading Nohkalikai Waterfall.
  • Noteworthy Moment: Visit Mawlynnong Village, known as the cleanest village in Asia.
  • Adventure: Overnight camp stay in Dawki ( Shnongpdeng)  with the unique experience of  camping near the river.
  • Campfire Story: Share tales by the campfire, surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature.

Day 5: DAWKI to SHILLONG | Laitlum Grand Canyon| Krang Suri Waterfalls 

  • Highlight: Engaging swimming in turquoise blue crystal water at Krang Suri
  • Noteworthy Moment: Laitlum Canyons is the perfect place to get wide, sweeping and picturesque views of the state of Meghalaya.
  • Return to Shillong: Journey back to Shillong, reaching in the evening.
  • Overnight Stay: Unwind in Shillong, reminiscing about the adventures.

DAY 6: DEPARTURE

  • Highlight : Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive back to Guwahati.
  • Return home with tons of refreshing memories and in awe of the northeast.
  • Memorable Closure: Reach Guwahati Airport by evening, carrying a suitcase full of cherished memories.

(Note: The itinerary is subject to changes based on local conditions and availability. Always follow the instructions of your tour guide for a safe and enjoyable trip.)

Pickup point
Guwahati, Assam, India View on Map