Meghalaya Backpacking Trip
How about mobile network on my Meghalaya trip?
We observed signal blackouts only in case of inclement weather conditions (like cyclone, heavy rain).
What are the kind of clothes I should pack as per season?
October to mid November – Weather is pleasant in Meghalaya. No need to pack thick woolens. Just a sweater is usually enough. Carry a Poncho to protect from intermittent rain.
Mid November to February – It gets very cold towards end of the year. Carry sweaters, monkey caps and thick socks to protect from chill winds.
March to May – Days are a bit hot and nights are pleasant. There might be Summer showers or early Monsoon rains. It is advised to check weather forecast and carry a rain proof Jacket or Poncho.
Please refer “Things to Pack” section on our website for more details.
How many times I can get wet in water?
Day 2 – Krang Suri Blue coloured Waterfalls. Change room available.
Day 3 – Dawki Transparent River Water Activities. You can change in Tents.
Day 4 – Rainbow Waterfalls. You can change after trekking back to homestay.
Can I get a trolley?
No. Backpacks are recommended.
We need to put luggage inside vehicle in Meghalaya. That means limited luggage space.
Trolleys occupy lots of space. Backpacks can be easily arranged at the backside of the vehicle by our Driver.
Will I need to carry my backpack every day?
We will only carry basic things needed for 1 day village stay like – toothbrush, towel, change pair clothes, hat, sunscreen, charger etc.
Tell me more about Riverside Camping?
How do I prepare for trekking?
We have a trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridges and Rainbow Waterfalls on Day-4 of the Meghalaya trip. Difficulty level is highly subjective as per the individual. Some people feel it’s moderate and some people feel it’s hard. The trek is followed by stay at Nongriat village in the valley.
Most of the trek involves man made steps. Even a good grip Sports shoes or Sandals work well. They are better than trekking shoes.
Food options are limited in the trek route. It’s better to eat Maggy, Boiled Eggs etc. on the trek path for Lunch and carry lots of snacks or energy drinks (can buy at Cherrapunji).
Homestay will serve early Dinner in the evening.
How long are our journeys on average? Is there night journey?
Distance wise, we will cover 75% of total distance in first 3 days of the journey – Shillong > Laitlum > Krang Suri > Shonogpdeng > Dawki > Mawlynnong > Cherrapunji.
The journey is less – about 25% – during last 3 days of trip. Because we will cover places in and around Cherrapunji.
There is no night journey. Driving in Meghalaya is not safe during nights. The mountains attract heavy fog/mist and the visibility can be very low.
Please follow instructions of your Operations Manager or Driver and be on time – Especially Days 2 and 3 of your Meghalaya trip.
Do I need to carry my own Blanket, Pillow or Sleeping Bag?
No. We will provide everything needed at our stays or camp.
What are the group etiquettes I need to follow?
Help each other and be kind to one another. On a budget backpacking group trip like this, it’s important to put personal priorities aside and go along with the group.
Do not argue with co-travelers or Driver or Trip Captain or Locals in Meghalaya. If you need anything then politely request but not demand. Give respect and take respect.
Do not advice your Trip Captain on the itinerary, places or any aspect related to planning/organizing the event. Our guides are surely more experienced than many of us and they know what they are doing.
Finally do read “Terms & Conditions” of your Meghalaya trip. If anyone violates the Terms in a way that causes inconvenience to Co-travelers or hinders the smooth running of the trip, the company won’t tolerate and an immediate action will be taken.