FAQs

Meghalaya Backpacking Trip

πŸ”° How about mobile network on my Meghalaya trip?

Jio & Airtel work better in Meghalaya. Vodafone is little bit up and down.
Most places we get good 4G internet. Shnongpdeng river side camping has few network issues. But while traveling between places, signal may disappear in the middle for 1 to 2 hours.Β 
We observed signal blackouts before only in case of inclement weather conditions (like cyclone, heavy rain).
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πŸ”° 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.

Please refer “Things to Pack” section on our website for more details.


πŸ”°How many times I can get wet in water?

3️⃣ timesΒ 

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.


πŸ”°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.


πŸ”°Will I need to carry my backpack every day?

No. We will either put in vehicle or at homestay.
πŸ‘‰ On Night-2 when we go to riverside camp, we will put backpack in vehicle itself.
We will only carry basic things needed for Camping & Water activities in small bag like – toothbrush, towel, change pair clothes, hat, sunscreen, charger, sanitizer etc.Β 
πŸ‘‰ On Day-4 when we go for Double Decker Trek, we will put backpack at the homestay itself.
We will only carry basic things needed for 1 day village stay like – toothbrush, towel, change pair clothes, hat, sunscreen, charger etc.


πŸ”°Tell me more about Riverside Camping?

We have a night camping at Shnongpdeng village on the banks of Umngot river (popularly knows as Dawki river or Transparent river).
πŸ‘‰ We will indulge in Water activities like Boating, Cliff jumping which are part of package.
πŸ‘‰ Extra activities like Kayaking, Snorkeling also may be done, if you wish.
πŸ‘‰ There is Ziplining also, but not recommended (as it takes lot of time). We have other places to visit on same day.
πŸ‘‰ Camping is always basic stay and we use Tourist Board washrooms. So, please do carry your hand sanitizer or liquid hand wash.
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πŸ”°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 Trip Captain and be on time – Especially Days 2 and 3 of your Meghalaya trip.


πŸ”° Do I need to carry my own Blanket, Pillow or Sleeping Bag?

No. We will provide everything needed at our stays or camp.