Road Trip To Meghalaya

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Meghalaya which means in “the abode of clouds” is a northeastern state of India. Shillong the capital city is known as “the Scotland of the east”. Shillong enjoys a serene, pleasant atmosphere with its beautiful lakes, lush green mountains, pine forests and exotic orchids, cascading waterfalls which combine to make it the finest hill station of North East.

Guwahati is a major riverine port city in the state of Assam and one of the fastest growing cities in India.It lies between the banks of Brahmaputra river and Shillong plateau. Guwahati region hosts diverse wildlife including rare animals such as Asian elephants, pythons, tigers, rhinoceros, gaurs, primate species, and endangered birds.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival and Guwahati Sightseeing

Day 2 : Guwahati to Shillong

Day 3 : Shillong to Cherrapunjee

Day 4 : Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong

Day 5 : Mawlynnong to Shillong

Day 6 : Shillong to Guwahati

Day 7 : Guwahati Sightseeing and Departure

Itinerary (Guwahati to Guwahati)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Arrival and Guwahati Sightseeing

    On arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway station, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Bike Introduction for people who are doing this tour on bike. Meet and greet other members of the group.

    After freshen up and resting for a while we start our Guwahati sightseeing tour. Today we cover  Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Museum, State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.

    Return to hotel by evening.

    Dinner and Stay in Guwahati

  • 2

    Day 2 : Guwahati to Shillong

    Have an early breakfast and start our Meghalaya tour. We start our journey from Guwahati towards Shillong , famously called 'Scotland of the East’ (100 km 4 hrs). Enroute visit Umium Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Shillong.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Shillong to Cherrapunjee

    After early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world , en route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. You will see one of the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai. You can also explore the caves known as Mawsmai.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee

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    Day 4 : Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong

    After early breakfast drive to Dawki, The India Bangladesh Border is 2 hrs drive from Cherapunjee and a large river basin, here at the border you will see that not all borders have barbed wire fencing and you can roam about in No Man’s land and go till Bangladesh checkpoint.

    Mawlynnong – “Asia’s Cleanest Village”. Mawlynnong offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another small rock.

    Dinner and overnight stay in Mawlynnong.

  • 5

    Day 5 : Mawlynnong to Shillong

    After breakfast roam around the town of Mawlynnong for a while. Interact with the locals and buy some bamboo goodies from the local market. We start our drive back to Shillong, taking occasional breaks and visiting various waterfalls that are enroute.

    Reach Shillong by evening.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Shillong

  • 6

    Day 6 : Shillong to Guwahati

    After breakfast visit Don Bosco Museum & Ward’s Lake. After that drive to Guwahati. Arrive and check in at hotel. Enroute visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture is presented through Light and sound show. Return to hotel.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Guwahati.

  • 7

    Day 7 : Guwahati Sightseeing and Departure

    Today is the last day of our trip and after breakfast, we check out the other local attractions of Guwahati, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Nabagraha Temple and the market. A leisure day compared to other days that of the trip.

    Airport/ Railway Station drop. Departure from Guwahati. Trip ends.

Inclusions

Transport - Innova or Bike 

Stay in Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

For Bikers : Helmets + Riding gear

Support Vehicle

Permits if any

 

Exclusions

Natural disaster, war, civil unrest, and alteration or cancellation of tour itinerary due to such causes.

Accidents during transportation or accommodations, damage by fire.

Orders of either Indian governments or immigration regulations, isolation resulting from infectious diseases, and tour itinerary alteration or cancellation owing to such causes.

Accidents occurring during the travelers free activities.

Food poisoning.

Theft.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

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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