Meghalaya Private Trip (5D/4N) (No Trekking)

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  • 5 Days 4 Night
  • Minimum Group Size: 2
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Starting/End Location: Guwahati

Overview

Dear travelers!

There are many amazing things about Meghalaya state like the floating clouds (that’s the first thing comes to mind), the high rise mountains, rainforests formed by wettest places on earth, stunning deep valleys, crystal clear waters of rivers and streams, gigantic waterfalls, mystical caves, living root bridges that act as harmony between humans and nature over centuries, some of the cleanest villages, diverse spread of food, colorful locals and unique culture.

As part of this private trip, we at Muddie Trails handpicked destinations in the abode of clouds that will refresh your body, mind and awaken your soul. We will experience Meghalaya in full glory, create memories, and sketch beautiful stories to tell even long after.

We will start the trip with a pit stop at fresh water Umium Lake and head towards wettest place in India Cherrapunji, explore umpteen viewpoints, pristine valleys, and visit Nohkalikai viewpoint, one of the biggest waterfalls in the country. We will take a soul-soothing dip in the natural swimming pools of 4 layered Wei Sawdong waterfalls and explore deep Mawsmai caves, and dressing up in Meghalaya traditional attire.

Then we move deeper into East Khasi Hills towards the Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong, which is also home to the famous Living Root Bridge, followed by transparent Umngot river of Dawki and indulge in adrenaline-pumping water activities at Shnongpdeng with river side camping, and visit crystal clear blue waters of Krang Suri waterfalls.

We will end the trip with Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, which is also the highest point of the state. After a visit to very interesting Museum of North Eastern colors and cultures, we will try some local food at a famous cafe, and go on shopping at famous Police Bazar.

All in all, Meghalaya is a natural wonder that cannot be missed. Come, join us to experience life at its fullest in this private trip to Meghalaya.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Crystal clear Umngot River
  • Dawki expedition
  • Shnongpdeng Water Activities with Camping
  • Lush Blue Krang Suri Waterfalls Dip
  • Visit to Living Root Bridge of Riwai
  • Cherrapunji ‚Äď Wettest place on Earth
  • Mawsmai Caves exploration
  • Nohkalikai Falls ‚Äď World‚Äôs 4th largest Waterfall
    or
    4 Layered Wei Sawdong Waterfalls
  • Mawlynnong Asia‚Äôs cleanest Village
  • Don Bosco Museum for North Eastern Culture
  • Umiam ‚Äď the prettiest lake
  • Dress up in Meghalaya traditional attire

Inclusions

  • Travel (Guwahati to Guwahati)
  • Stay for 4 nights
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners (Veg & Nonveg)
  • Transparent River Boating, Cliff Jumping
  • Meghalaya Khasi tribe dress up
  • Bonfire (at least 1 time)
  • Expert Driver
  • Operations Manager support (24x7) during trip
  • A beautiful experience visiting all places mentioned in Highlights

Exclusions

  • Lunches
  • Any kind of activities other than mentioned, entry tickets, shopping, party, medical, misc. expenses that are not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation, bad weather, traffic-congestion/roadblocks, political disturbances and/or any factors beyond our control.

Price Chart:

Guests Vehicle Cost (per head)
2 Hatchback ‚āĻ20450
3 Hatchback ‚āĻ17450
4 to 6 SUV ‚āĻ15450
7 to 14 Tempo ‚āĻ13450

*Cost is excluding GST. 5% GST is applicable for all pricing.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival, Umium Lake, Cherrapunji

  • Travelers coming by Flight will get picked by our vehicle at Guwahati Airport as per your arrival.
  • We will start our journey towards the mountain state Meghalaya.
  • It‚Äôs a drive of 120 Km that takes 3.5 hours usually.
  • Cross Meghalaya check post and break for Lunch at a restaurant.
  • Continue our journey to the extremely pretty Umium Lake viewpoint that gives a sneak peek of how beautiful Meghalaya is!
  • Time permits, we will even go down to the lake and spend some time.
  • Continue our journey to Cherrapunji ahd check into our guest house by late evening.
  • Take a hot water shower in the chill climate.
  • Gather at the common area & socialize.
  • Rest for the night on cozy beds.

Day 2 - Caves, Waterfalls, Dressing up!

  • Start the day with Breakfast in the misty town of Cherrapunji.
  • Explore the breathtaking maze of caves formed of limestone called Mawsmai caves. Though the caves are quite long, only a small part of open for tourists. This magnificent natural wonder is the handiwork of years of natural erosion and underground water. The fun part is – there are some tricky paths in the caves where you have to sneak through.
  • Dress up in Meghalaya special Khasi tribe traditional attire and pose for cameras.
  • Have Lunch at a restaurant.
  • Visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls viewpoint, one of the biggest falls in India.
    or
    Visit offbeat and 3 layered Wei Sawdong waterfalls (based on season & availability).
  • Get back to the Cherrapunji homestay.
  • Well deserved rest in the rooms.

Day 3 - Cleanest Village, Living Root Bridges, & Transparent River

  • Say Bye Bye to Cherrapunji guest house after Breakfast, go on a 3 hour journey to Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong.¬†
  • This village boasts interesting things like Balancing Rock, a Bamboo-made watch-tower to peek into Bangladesh from a height, cleanest roads, sense of calmness and beautiful people.
  • Have a quick Lunch at a local food joint.
  • Marvel at the huge Living Root Bridges of Riwai village constructed by generations of humans by carefully bending roots of Rubber trees for centuries.
  • Late evening, we shall take a pit stop at Dawki where the transparent Umngot river leaves our country, peek into the border areas, and say hi to our neighbors from Bangladesh ūüėȬ†
  • Continue our journey to Shnongpdeng on the banks of the Umngot river.
  • River side Camping with Bonfire and social gathering.
  • Rest in the assigned tents.

Day 4 - Water Adventure Sports & Clear Blue Waterfalls

  • Good morning at the crystal clear waters of Umngot river. The first rays of the sun reflecting on the flowing waters is mesmerizing. There is also an eye-catching Suspension Bridge to explore.¬†
  • Finish Breakfast at our camp.
  • Indulge in Shnongpdeng Water activities like Boating, Cliff Jumping (already included in the package) + additional activities like Kayaking, Zip Lining, etc. based on their availability at that time of the year.
  • Shnongpdeng is also the hottest place on this trip. Turning into a fully wet mermaid for a few hours under sunny weather gives the best experience along with a rush of adrenaline.
  • Break for Lunch at a local food joint on our way.
  • Visit beautiful and lush bluish Krang Suri Waterfalls.
  • If you wish, take a dip in the chilling water of Krang Suri with life jackets that are mandatory.
  • Continue our journey to Shillong town and check into our guest house.
  • Social gathering one last time followed by Dinner.

Day 5 - Museum of North East, Shopping, Return journey

  • Start the day early with a Breakfast at our stay. We are expected to check out by 7 AM.
  • We will move towards Shillong to visit very interesting Don Bosco Museum that showcases culture, colors, tools, clothing and artifacts of North Eastern states.
  • Do some shopping at Police Bazar Shillong (based on timing).
  • Start around afternoon and try to reach Guwahati Airport 3 hours before your flight time.
  • A strict timeline will be maintained today as we need to catch flight without any tension.
  • Note: Many travelers extend their holiday to visit Kaziranga National Park of Assam.

What to Expect

Travel:
  • Trip starting/ending point: Guwahati
  • Pick up and drop at Guwahati Airport
  • Tempo, Innova or similar tourist vehicle (6 days journey)
  • Start time: Day 1, 10:30 AM
  • End time: Day 6, 8:30 PM
  • You can book flights to/from Guwahati based on above timings.
  • Note 1: There is no night journey in this trip. All travel is during day time.

Stay:
  • Cherrapunji: Homestay for 2 Nights (Comfort stay, sharing basis)
  • Shillong: Homestay for 1 Night (Comfort stay, sharing basis)
  • Shnongpdeng: Camping for 1 Night (Basic stay)
    > 2 & 3 sharing tents.
    > Common washrooms by Meghalaya Tourist Board.

Food:
  • Breakfasts & Dinners included
  • Lunches are self-sponsored
  • How much you have to spend for good food?
    150 – 200 per Lunch

Misc. info:
  • Batch size: Between 2 – 20.
  • Trek Difficulty: No Trekking.
  • Max altitude: Shillong at 5,200 feet above Sea level.
  • Climate:
    Cold at Shillong, Cherrapunji, Mawlynnong.
    Warm at Dawki, Shnongpdang, Krang Suri.

Special Notes:
  • Expect seasonal variations in Meghalaya depending on the month we are travelling
  • During heavy rains, the waterfalls will be in full flow but water contains mud from the mountains
  • During winters and summers, we may get crystal clear water in the rivers and streams, but water will be less
  • Travelers are expected to come with open heart by appreciating complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.
  • There is no luxury involved in any part of this trip. This is a backpacking trip with basic facilities.

FAQ

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • A lightweight large Backpack for the entire trip (50-60 liters). Strictly no trolleys. Remember this is a Backpacking trip.
  • A small backpack for basic items (to carry valuables, water bottle, snacks, etc. for outdoor activities).
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID).
  • A Passport size color photograph (important for permit).
  • Thermal inners and warm clothes in winter (cold climate).
  • A rainproof jacket with a hood during monsoons (to protect from cold winds, sudden rain).
  • Thick socks, track pants, full sleeve t-shirts (to keep your body warm).
  • Cap/Hat/Sunglasses (to protect from harmful sun rays).
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50 or more).
  • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to).
  • Hand sanitizer and liquid hand wash for Camping and outdoors.
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our stays.
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, wet/dry clothes).
  • Water-resistant good grip shoes for travel, extra slippers to use at stays.
  • Personal medications, any drugs that you may feel necessary (remember ghat roads, cold climate), basic first aid kit.
  • No need to carry snacks/chocolates. You may buy at local shops to support local people in Meghalaya.

How to Book this trip?

  • 50% amount has to be paid to confirm the trip.
  • Remaining 50% shall be paid at the beginning of the trip after boarding vehicle.
  • Payment mode will be shared by our Bookings Team.

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Guests are not allowed to ask Driver to change the itinerary.
  • Guests are expected to respect & follow instructions of Driver & the Operations Manager in order to smoothly cover places in the itinerary.
  • Every guest is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don‚Äôt indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to self or locals.
  • No alcohol & smoking during journey and outdoor activities. You may consume liquor or smoke at the stay (night time) in a responsible & moderate way.
  • Using foul or abusive language, threatening, and/or involving in a physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of complaint at the local Police Station.
  • Unexpected situations: In rare scenarios, we cannot cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the local authorities, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the Operations Manager will suggest alternate places. But in some cases, we may not have any choice. No refund is applicable in such scenarios.
  • Every guest is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the Operations Manager online. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Guests

  • 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date.
  • 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date.
  • An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
  • No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • No refund during/after the event.
  • No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip.

Cancellation due to external factors

If the event has to be cancelled due to external factors that are beyond our control like – Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, War, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc..

In such scenarios:

  • No Refund is applicable.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for future dates.
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