Bucket List Treks in NorthEast is one of our favourite 7 day itinerary and is perfect for someone who is visiting Northeast India for the first time. We explore some of the most “Wishlist-ed” Treks and nature trails over a span of 7 days.
We start with Dzukou Valley Trek in Nagaland which is arguably one of the finest treks in the region. Post that we do the Popular Double Decker Living Root Bridge Trek in Meghalaya and get mesmerised by the ultimate architecture of Men and Nature. We also Trek to the top of the tallest waterfall plunge in India, Nokahlikai Falls and Trek to the most beautiful waterfall you’ve ever seen, Rainbow Falls in Meghalaya.
Apart from these easy to moderate level treks, this trip consists of a fine blend of experiences like Village tours, Culinary experiences for Non-Vegetarians, Camping and alternative accommodations, Street Strolls and exploring the Music scene in Shillong.
This trip doesn’t need an incredible amount of fitness level. Amateur trekkers are more than welcome. Suitable for Solo Travellers, Couples and Groups.
The experiences in this Trip are craft-fully curated and we promise you a Perfect and Memorable Introduction to Northeast India.
Day 0 : *Guwahati to Dimapur
Day 1 : Drive to Capital of Nagaland
Day 2 : Trek to the Mighty Dzukou Valley
Day 3 : A Day at Dzukou Valley
Day 4 : A Day at the Rock Capital of India
Day 5 : Trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Day 6 : Trek to the most Beautiful Waterfall you have ever seen
Day 7 : Return to Guwahati
*For people option for Guwahati to Guwahati tour. You will need to reach Guwahati today and will take a 11 pm train from Guwahati to Dimapur
Welcome to Northeast! After meet and greet at the Dimapur airport/station, we drive straight to the capital town Kohima escorted by bad roads and great drivers.
We will experience drop in mercury levels as we reach the hill station and be greeted by magnificient views. We check-in to our campsite/homestay (hopefully just at the time of sunset and enjoy it with a cup of tea admist nature). Spend the rest of the evening at leisure chit-chatting and getting to know each other more.
Have a good night sleep tonight for tomorrow is going to be an adventure.
First and the most Challenging one in the ‘Bucket list Treks in Northeast’ starts today.
We start our day super early today and drive towards the starting point of the trek to Dzukou, Jakhama. After a climb of almost 3 hours in a dense Jungle, suddenly the ascend stops, the jungle clears and you get a total panoramic view of the Valley. 15 mins walk in the Valley will take us to the Rest house where we stop for the night.
Get high on nature or whatever makes you fly if you arent flying already, sip unlimited cups of tea, dance and sing aroung the bonfire or just relax admist the valley with a book and some wine and refuel yourself for tomorrow.
Rise early today as we go around the valley, exploring the surroundings, capturing moments, taking dips in chilled frozen streams and do anything and everything that makes us laugh if not smile. Immerse yourself to your surroundings as much as you can and prepare to trek back down around lunch. We should reach the base before sunset where our taxi will drive to Dimapur railway station.
We board the night train to Guwahati after Dinner.
The train reaches Guwahati by 6 pm where we meet our Pilot for the next 3 days. We board the car and drive straight to the Rock Capital of India, Shillong. Check-in at the Hostel/Homestay and freshen up for some Delightful Breakfast.
Post Breakfast, we are going to explore the capital city of Meghalaya today. Mornings can be spent at places like Laitlum Canyons or Shillong Peak or Strolling in the market. Shillong is a great place to try some authentic Khasi Lunch. Evenings will be spent Hopping Cafes and exploring Music and Pub Culture in Shillong.
The tea gets served early today as we prep ourselves for a small adventure today. We start our day with a Scenic 1 hour drive admist the clouds to the Beautiful Cherrapunji, locally known as Sohra.
First stop, Nohkalikai Falls which is the Tallest waterfall Plunge in India. We not only see the falls from the View Point 500 meters away from the falls but Trek all the way to the Top of it. Be ready to walk in a very interesting rocky terrain which has lots of mini bathtub like Natural pools, and Fossil remains from centuries ago.
Post that we drive to Tryna Village where the 3rd Trek of the ‘Bucket List Treks in Northeast’ starts. Trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge.
It is a one hour walk downstairs where you’ll surely go weak in your knees, both literally and figuratively. There are a couple of natural blue pools and smaller root bridges on the way. We check-in one of these super cute homestays just behind DDLRB and spend the rest of the day getting some natural Fish Spa in the pool below Root bridge, sipping unlimited number of Cups of Red Tea and Beetle Nut, eating maggi because obviously and just being in the Nature’s Lap.
Wake up Lazily today, have a delicious, palatable Breakfast post which we start our final Trek of this trip. An hours walk of smooth ascends and descends and a couple of iron bridges and root bridge later we reach the Massive Rainbow Falls. Soak on the beauty take a dip in the pools and spend as much time as you want here.
We come back to the homestay. Post Lunch, you may choose to do a 40 minute trek to a nearby village to see another Root Bridge.
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Bittersweet news, today you head back home. We climb back up to Tryna Village post breakfast and drive to airport as per your flight timings.
Morung Homestay or Rovi Homestay (Breakfast and Dinner)
Dzukou Valley Resthouse or Camping in Dzukou
(Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)
North East Frontier Railway -3rd A/C Tickets
Orange Bed & Breakfast or Similar (Breakfast Included)
Night 5 & 6
Serene Homestay(Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Clean, Hygienic and comfortable Accommodation.
All point to point transfers (Sumo in Nagaland and Innova in Meghalaya)
Breakfast on All Days except day 4.
Dinner on Day 1, 2, 5 and 6
Parking and Toll charges
Driver Allowance, food and accommodation.
Inner line permits for Nagaland Railfare from Dimapur to Guwahati
Any food and beverage cost apart from the ones mentioned above
Any Tips (We encourage to tip the locals. They earn low wages and your contribution will be of huge help for them)
Entry Tickets to Museums, Parks, Cafes etc.
Any personal Expenditure (Shopping, medicines etc)
Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
Any items / services not specifically mentioned under the head ‘inclusions’.
Booking amount is non-refundable.
No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.
50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.
90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.
100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.
For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.
As the trip is through some of the remotest regions, therefore, basic accommodation can be expected at both Dzukou Valley and Nongriat
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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