Meghalaya Private Trip (6D/5N) (Includes Trekking)

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

Overview

Hello 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 Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, which is also the highest point of the state. It boasts a cold climate most of the year. It has a unique cuisine with tasty food, friendly locals, great for shopping especially the winter wear. After exploring local attractions in Shillong, and thrilling views of Laitlum Grand Canyons, we will move deeper into East Khasi Hills towards the crystal clear blue waters of Krang Suri waterfalls, explore the transparent Umngot river of Dawki and indulge in adrenaline-pumping water activities at Shnongpdeng.

We will then head towards some of the wettest places on earth like Cherrapunji, explore umpteen viewpoints, cleanest villages, deep Mawsmai caves, pristine valleys, and numerous waterfalls like Nohkalikai or Wei Sawdong over there. We will set off on a wild & wet trek to fascinating Double Decker Living Root Bridges and magical Rainbow Waterfalls. After soul-soothing dips in the natural swimming pools of lush blue waters, we will end the trip with Shillong cultural museum, and a mind full of beautiful memories.

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

Highlights of the trip:

  • The Double Decker Living Root Bridges
  • Laitlum Grand Canyons
  • Crystal clear Umngot River
  • Dawki expedition
  • Umiam Lake
  • Shnongpdeng Water Activities
  • Lush Blue Krang Suri Waterfalls
  • Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth
  • Trek to pristine Rainbow Waterfalls
  • Mawsmai Caves exploration
  • Nohkalikai Falls – World’s 4th largest Waterfalls
    or
    4 Layered Wei Sawdong Waterfalls
  • Mawlynnong – Asia’s cleanest Village
  • Don Bosco Museum for North Eastern Culture
  • Dress up in Meghalaya traditional attire

Inclusions

  • Travel (Guwahati to Guwahati)
  • Stay for 5 nights
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners (Veg & Nonveg)
  • Dawki River Boating, Cliff Jumping
  • Meghalaya Tribal Dressup
  • Bonfire (1 or more times)
  • Local guide for Double Decker, Rainbow Trekking
  • Operations Manager 24x7 support during the entire trip

Exclusions

  • Lunches
  • Entry Tickets at different places
  • Any kind of expenses for additional activities, and/or insurance, shopping, party, medical expenses
  • Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond organizers control.

Price Chart:

Guests Vehicle Cost (per head)
2 Hatchback ₹22750
3 Hatchback ₹18750
4 to 6 SUV ₹17450
7 to 14 Tempo ₹15450

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

Itinerary

Day 1 - Umium view point, Shillong Police Bazar

  • Pick up at Airport or Raiway Station as per your choice.
  • Journey towards the mountain town of Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya.
  • Cross Meghalaya check post and break for Lunch at a restaurant.
  • Continue journey to the extremely pretty Umium Lake or Umium view point that gives a sneak peak of how beautiful Meghalaya is. If lucky, one can get to experience a beautiful sunset over here.
  • Reach Shillong town late evening after buying some snacks and drinks (if you wish to) at Police Bazar, check into our home stay and freshen up.
  • Hot Dinner.
  • Rest for the night on cozy beds.

Day 2 - Grand Canyons, The Clear Blue Waterfall, Riverside Camping

  • Start the day early with Breakfast.
  • Visit to Laitlum Grand Canyons that offer a spectacular view of East Khasi Hills.
  • Journey towards Jaintia hills of Meghalaya to visit most beautiful and lush bluish Krang Suri Waterfalls.
  • Break for Lunch.
  • Take a dip in the chilling water of Krang Suri with life jackets that are mandatory.
  • Continue our journey to Shnongpdeng on the banks of the Umngot river.
  • River side Camping with Bonfire (weather permits).
  • Dinner, rest in your assigned Tents.

Day 3 - Transparent River Adventures, Dawki, Cleanest Village

  • Explore Shnongpdeng village suspension bridge across river. 
  • Breakfast at our camp.
  • Indulge in Shnongpdeng Water activities like Boating, Cliff Jumping, Kayaking, etc. based on their availability.
  • 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 😉 
  • Post another quick Lunch, give a visit to Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong.  This village boasts interesting things like a bamboo watch tower, cleanest roads, sense of calmness and beautiful people.
  • Head towards the next destination Cherrapunji by night.
  • Dinner.
  • Rest on the cozy beds of guest house rooms assigned to you.

Day 4 - Trek down to Heaven, Walk on Double Decker Living Roots & Spot a Rainbow!

  • Breakfast at Cherrapunji homestay.
  • Head to base village for Double Decker trek.
  • Meet our trekking guide.
  • The 3641 steps into the valley to the Nongriat village will take us to the most offbeat place of Meghalaya.
  • After marveling at the huge Double Decker Living Root Bridges constructed by generations of humans by carefully bending roots of Rubber trees for centuries, continue trekking into the jungle another 1.5 hours to reach breathtaking Rainbow Waterfalls. If sun shines around 2 PM, there is every chance to spot a beautiful Rainbow in front of the Ranibow waterfalls!
  • Trekkers are advised to carry ample snacks like – Bananas/Dry fruits/Biscuits/Energy bars – today as there is no special place for Lunch at this remote place.
  • A dip in the chilling water of Blue Lagoon is absolutely delightful and refreshing after a long trek.
  • Trek back to Nongriat village, stay at the village dorms overnight.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 5 - Trek back to Earth, explore Caves, Waterfalls, Dress up!

  • Early Breakfast, take 3600 steps back up towards the base point.
  • It takes usually 2 to 3 hours to climb up.
  • Explore the breathtaking maze of caves formed of limestone called Mawsmai caves.
  • Dress up in Meghalaya Khasi tribe traditional attire and pose for cameras.
  • Have leisurely Lunch at a restaurant.
  • Visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls viewpoint, one of the biggest falls in India.
    or
    Visit offbeat and 4 layered Wei Sawdong waterfalls
    or
    Any other waterfalls (based on season).
  • Get back to the Cherrapunji homestay and have a Bonfire (weather permits).
  • Finish Dinner.
  • Well deserved rest in the assigned rooms.

Day 6 - Museum of Colors & Cultures, Return journey

  • Breakfast at our stay. Check out before 8 AM.
  • Move towards Shillong to visit very interesting Don Bosco Museum that showcases culture, colors, tools, clothing and artifacts of North Eastern states.
  • Finish Lunch enroute Guwahati.
  • Journey towards Guwahati and try to reach by late evening.
  • You may book flights after 9 PM or we shall help you with a guest house contact in Guwahati for the night so that you can leave next day.
  • Note: Many travelers extend their holiday to visit Kaziranga National Park of Assam. You may check Kaziranga trip details for the same.

What to Expect

Travel:
  • Trip starting/ending point: Guwahati Airport or Railway Station.
  • Vehicle type:
    > Hatchback (2-3 people),
    > SUV (4-6 people),
    > Tempo Traveller (7 and more people)

Stay:
  • Shillong: 1 Night (comfort stay)
  • Cherrapunji: 2 Nights (comfort stay)
  • Nongriat Village: 1 Night (basic stay)
  • Shnongpdeng: Camping for 1 Night (basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Meghalaya Tourist Board
  • Contact Booking Team on 9880539183 if you wish to see stay photos.

FAQ

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
  • A large Backpack for the entire trip (50-60 liters).
  • 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).
  • 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?

  • Operations Manager will get in touch with you close to the trip dates.
  • A Whatsapp group will be created few days before to coordinate everything.
  • Instructions about itinerary, places, stays, timings, any special scenarios etc., will be given in the same group during the trip.

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’t 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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