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Travel to Meghalaya to recharge and destress. Everyday has been curated for you to relax, get the urban lifestyle out of your system and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. Drive through virgin forests to stand near a waterfalls that seems to be falling from the heavens itself and enjoy the mild spray of fresh cool water as it touches your face. Breathe deep the pure air and look downwards to the plains of another country. Walk through the enchanting patch of forest at Mawphlang and mediate.

Go on a visual scavenger hunt through the beautiful Mawsmai caves and explore waterfalls in Cherrapunjee. Yes we have a prize for the winner ! Enjoy views of the Umgot River as you camp on an island near Shnongpdeng or drive up to Lum Sohpetbneng peak, considered sacred to the indigenous Khasi tribe.
In 4 nights / 5 days you will be able to revive your energy and return back home recharged.

Please note: This tour can be replicated any time between mid-September and mid-May. The price is based on the number of people traveling. We have a separate rate for children below 5 and for children between 5 and 11 years.Ideal for a group of friends or family who like the outdoors.

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Shillong- Mawphalang -Cherrapunjee

You will be picked up in the morning from Shillong or Guwahati airport and proceed to Mawphlang. Munch on a fresh fruit or local snack provided in the welcome basket as you absorb the scenery. Enjoy an hour’s walk through an enchanted patch of forest exploring different varieties of mushrooms, medicinal plants and other flora. The Japanese have a term called forest bathing, cleansing your mind by walking inside a forest. We highly recommend it followed by a five minute of deep breathing to soak in the clean fresh air. Driving time: 1 hour 45 mins from Shillong Airport / 3 hours 45 mins from Guwahati Airport. Early in the evening, after checking into the hotel, driving time: 1 hour 45 mins (from Mawphlang to Cherrapunjee) you can go for a rambling walk around the cliff sides or catch glimpses of our neighbouring country, Bangladesh through the clouds from your hotel room window. The evening will be spent at leisure at the hotel. We will order you a wholesome meal based on your food preference.

Day 2

Cherrapunjee Local Sightseeing

Today we have planned a mild day outdoors to aid you switch off your urban senses and just be an observer. For that we have designed a perfect game for you, where you will be given a set of clues to a simple visual scavenger hunt that you can capture on your mobile throughout your day. We have a gift for the winner. Explore a cave, the local momo shop (dumpling) near the caves, some waterfalls, the early missionary settlement (one or two remains of colonial architecture). Enjoy a simply basic lunch using only local produce at a hotel and then take an easy hike to a nearby root bridge which is 20-25 mins away from the main road. Take your time marvelling at these natural wonders and the ingenuity of the tribes in creating such a sustainable design. Explore it with your loved ones and try to trace the main roots that hold the structure up. Meals for the day will be arranged for you and a guide will accompany through the activities. Evening relax in the hotel and be entertained by a local music band. Oh don't forget to send us the visuals based on the clues provided !!

Day 3

Cherrapunjee / Shnongpdeng

Today you become a participant and go a step beyond mere observation. Choose an option: 1. Trek to the Jingkieng Nongriat double-decker root bridge. The trek is not hard but takes time and a bit of effort. Depending on your pace you can also go down to rainbow falls. We will arrange for a light snack and drinking water. The trek will be in about 4-4.5 hrs in total. OR 2. Drive to Shnongpdeng ( Driving time: 1.45 mins) and cross over to the camp site set on an island by the crystal clear waters of the Umgot river. The camp is managed by Pioneer Adventure Tours who are certified and registered with the Meghalaya tourism department. Spend the day trying your hand at an outdoor adventure sport. Please note: Tea, snacks and a basic lunch cooked at the campsite will be provided. You have an option to cross over back to Shnongpdeng and drive back to the hotel or to stay at the camp site in basic tents. OR 3. In consultation with the local guide you can decide to forge your own plan and head out to discovery the terrain on your own. We will arrange for a light snack and drinking water. You can decide the duration of your activity. Evening at leisure in the hotel.

Day 4

Shillong

Drive to Shillong. You can choose from a list of activities we will provide you with to make memories to take back home.

Day 5

Shillong -airport

Check out and head to the airport. En route, you have the option of going for a trek or driving up to Lum Sohpetbneng peak located in a hill near the Umiam Lake. This site is considered sacred to the indigenous Khasi tribe who still follow their homogenous religion. You can take the vehicle up to a point and then trek. OR If you are flying out of Guwahati airport then check out of the hotel and proceed towards Guwahati. There will be a coffee break in between. We will arrange lunch for you at a popular restaurant in Guwahati with the house speciality after which you can proceed to the airport.

1. Accommodation in double/ twin bed room.
2. Transfers by Innova
3. One English speaking guide throughout the trip & one local guide at Mawphlang, Cherrapunjee and Shnongpdeng
4. Entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
5. Drinking water bottles during transit and welcome basket
6. Breakfast
7. A gift for the winner of the visual scavenger hunt

8. Lunch on day 3 at Shnongpdeng and on day 4 at Shillong

1. Airfare
2. Porter fees, tips
3. Meals, snacks or drinks unless mentioned in inclusion
4. Optional activities – i.e. adventure sport activity at Shnongpdeng
5. Insurance, telephone charges
6. Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

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Since it is a limited number of travellers and we do have fixed costs, there is a cancellation charge.

If you cancel your booking 45 days prior to departure date, you will be charged 40% of your total booking amount.
If you cancel your booking 10 days prior to departure date, a 60% fee will be deducted from your advance payment.
Cancellation with less than 10 days from date of departure will be charged at 100% of your total booking amount.

Costs have been calculated on 6-7 adults traveling on twin sharing basis and 6-8 children. It will change depending on the number of people travelling and mode of transport if you wish to change it.

No, there is no additional cost for non-Indian travellers for this trip.

Yes, clients must be insured to cover the costs of medical emergencies/ expenses incurred due to weather conditions, prevailing road conditions, political situations, natural calamities, change in flight schedule, mechanical malfunction, or any such unanticipated events or any acts of God.

The major restaurants, hotels and shops in Guwahati and Shillong will accept credit cards but elsewhere you will need cash for transaction.

Yes. A good selection of locally sourced vegetables will be provided.

Roads are generally good. Parts of the roads are in poor condition and you might encounter road repair works during your trip.

Access to medical facilities is available in all locations.

Tips: hotel staff for a 3 night stay Rs 200 – Rs 250/- and driver for a week Rs 1000 – 1500/-.
Restaurant: a meal for 4 ( Rs 2500 to 8000/-).

The hills will be pleasant during the day and cool at night (September, October / April, May). The weather (November to March) will be pleasant and cool during the day but cold at night and you need to come prepared for it. We do provide hot water bags on request.

No. Please carry your wifi hotspot or dongle.