Meghalaya Backpacking Tour

Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Meghalaya Backpacking Tour

Hypnotizing waterfalls, ancient caves and lush greenery.

Explore the Life on Cloud 9

Meghalaya Backpacking (07 Days)

Want a holistic destination which offers a blend of cultural diversity, natural marvels and soul solitude valleys? There is no better place to go than the abode of clouds – Meghalaya. The wonderland has the blessing of constant rains from the Indradeva himself. Among the seven sisters, this most beautiful state is home to Garo and Khasi cultures, unique cuisines and traditions with lively harvest festivals with mass dances in colourful traditional dress. It is the land of people where the surprising, ranging from green valleys to river caves, root bridges, cleanest village, transparent river and what not; quite enough to quench your thirst of wanderlust. Take a stroll in the garden of the Gods.

Home Stay, Budget Hotel, Guest House (Safe & Sanitized Stay).

Accommodation

Backpacking, Adventure

Tour Type

Tempo Traveller/SUV

Backpacking Vehicle

800 Kms

Journey

4-5 with drink and photo stops

Average daily travel hours

07 Days Total

Duration

Guwahati, India (GAU)

Fly in

Guwahati, India (GAU)

Fly Out

06 Person

Minimum Group

20 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Why ride with Dream Riders

For Meghalaya Tour ?

The best-rated tour operator

You deserve nothing less than the best of the adventure of life. We have a history of excellent service ratings in 13 years of journey. Since 2009, we have been constantly rated well across various platforms - TripAdvisor (5-star), Facebook (5-Star) and Google (4.9-star) with over 600 reviews. Why and how? Do check all the reviews and find out yourself.

Valuable pre-tour nurturing

The tours we conduct are not an everyday affair for travellers. We evaluate an adventure lover and nurture him/ her for the terrain. By setting the right expectation, we lay the foundation of the tour. As the second step, we assist them through phone and email in shopping, packing and getting ready. Lastly, we create an ice-breaking platform for the group before the tour.

The X Factor

In the tours we conduct, nearly 30% of clients are either repeat clients coming for the second or third tour or are the clients who were referred by a friend/family who had travelled with Dream Riders. Why? X factor, indescribable in words. It can be warm hospitality, a friendly team or an extra mile effort to keep you safe etc. It is different for each individual. It is different for each individual. Travel with us once & uncover it yourself.

Commit and Deliver policy

The terrain and locations we serve are harsh and remote. Roads and weather uncertainty challenge us every day turning basic amenities into luxury services. In such places, ethics make the core of our company culture. We believe in a transparent sales approach, no false commitments, and hence, we have learned to say no. We say 'no' to any service we can't provide on the terrain. In full disclosure, Hanle has little or no luxury at all.

Hotels/ Camps

Riding on the Himalayas is tough. What's tougher is finding the right host with the right hospitality on such altitudes. The stays are handpicked over the year who offer not only good infrastructure but excellent service too. So, after a tough day of the ride, you will relax and rejuvenate at these cosy stays.We will stay at a homestay with survival essentials at Hanle. The bathing facility, private room and toilet, room heaters etc. are not available at these mentioned places.The camping site at Shnongpedeng and Mawphlang does not have a private washroom. You will get a mattress with a blanket in these camps.

Terrain service

A mechanic will accompany to maintain the bike regularly and look after the required fixes on the mountains. And no need to worry about the luggage. The luggage will be carried in the backup Vehicle (Bolero Camper) along with the quick Medical kit, Oxygen cylinder and spare parts of the bikes.

Dynamic Itineraries

We like to alter the routes every year. We alter the travel itinerary to add a new destination or new experience. We make sure that repeat clients find newness on the same tour by adding new experiences. With us, you travel to hidden gems which are beyond regular tourists due to lack of limelight or infrastructure or any such reason.

Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 24000

Inclusion

• Twin/Triple sharing accommodation.
• Entire travel as per itinerary by Tempo Traveller/SUV.
• Daily Breakfast.
• Dinner at Shnongpdeng.
• Bonfire at Shnongpdeng.
• Guided Trek.
• Experienced Tour manager (Minimum 8 travellers).
• Basic Medical amenities.
• Group pickup & drop to & from Guwahati Airport (at fixed time).
• All applicable toll, parking and driver charges of Tempo Traveller / SUV.
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly memorable.

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax.
• Your two-way travel to and from Guwahati Airport (GAU).
• Lunch on all days.
• Dinner on all days accept mentioned in inclusions.
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc).
• Monument Entry fees.
• Adventure activities.
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot).
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour.
• Cost arises due to change or delay in flight timings. (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)

Check Availability Before You Book

Meghalaya Tour Departures

08 October to 16 October 2022 - Available
15 October to 21 October 2022 - Available
22 October to 28 October 2022 - Available
29 October to 04 November 2022 - Available
05 November to 11 November 2022 - Available
12 November to 18 November 2022 - Available
19 November to 25 November 2022 - Available
26 November to 02 December 2022 - Available
03 December to 09 December 2022 - Available
10 December to 16 December 2022 - Available
17 December to 23 December 2022 - Available
25 December to 31 December 2022 - Available
27 December to 02 January 2023 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Guwahati Airport transfer to Shillong.

Welcome on-board traveller. Reach Guwahati and walk out of the Airport by 12:00 noon for the Group pick up. We will glide through the plains of Guwahati to the Khasi hills and head to Scotland of the east. After you have checked in at the hotel, feel free to explore the charming city and the markets, Meet us all members of the group in the evening for a group orientation. Overnight leisure at the hotel.

  • Transfers: Group Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: None

Day 2 - Shillong - Mawphlang

After breakfast, we will head out to explore the Paradise in Khasi hills. Firstly, we will visit the grand canyon of India – Laitlum. Witness the cloud movement in the valley. Later, we will visit the famous ML05 cafe for lunch. After the sumptuous meal, we will continue to witness the beautiful Elephant waterfall. Soon, we will continue the journey to the sacred forest for the Khasi Heritage Village. Enjoy the evening with the serene view from the jungle camp near the sacred Grove of Mawphlang.

  • Accommodation: Portable Camping
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Mawphlang – Cherrapunjee

After breakfast you can walk up to the famous Robert Scott trek. Later we will head out to the sacred forest of the Khasi heritage village. It is believed to bring misfortune to those who carry even a leaf out of the forest with several references to past incidences. Witness the forest with the minimal or non-existent human touch in its authentic and natural form. Later we will head towards the land of Snake (Thlen). Upon reaching there, trek up and down along the narrow trek (including bamboo stretches) to three-layered Waterfall-Wei Sawdong. After spending some time we will go to Cherrapunjee hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Double Decker Root Bridge

Start early after breakfast, directly proceed to Tyrna Village. The trek is about 5-6 hours involving a 15- minute drive to the start point. From Tyrna village, walk down the green hills through three Khasi villages. Upon crossing the single-decker root bridge and blue Lagoon, Enjoy the blissful sound of the small waterfall of Nongriat under the 500 years old double-decker bridge. Once we climb back to our vehicles, we will head to a limestone cave - Arawah Cave. Soon after, we will continue our journey to one of the highest waterfalls - Nokalikai. Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Cherapunjee - Shnongpdang

After breakfast, we leave for the Jayantia hills and the transparent river – Umgot (Dawki village). On the way to the scariest trek for Meghalaya made of Bamboos – Mawryngkhang. Witness the culturally protected village – Wahkhen. The viewpoint on the trek and the natural swimming pool are the highlights of this trek apart from being a daredevil’s wish list. The trek usually takes 3 hrs depending on your speed. Afterwards, we will head to the Bangladesh Border. Enjoy the river cruise at the Umgot river.

  • Accommodation: Portable Camping
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Shnongpdang - Shillong

After breakfast, we will explore further deeper in Jayantia hills. Walk on the slippery trek to reach the stunning waterfall - Krangsuri falls. Stand speechless and spend the time staring at the beautiful fall with lush greenery around. After the lunch break, trek to Phe-Phe falls. It is not easy to reach the fall with the slippery path. After spending some quality time with the splendid waters, we will head to the Scotland of East. Once you reach the hotel, feel free to explore the local Shillong market.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Shillong - Guwahati Airport

After a scrumptions breakfast, Check out early from the hotel. We advise you to book flights which will take off after 3 PM. Our vehicle will drop you at Guwahati Airport to continue your onward journey with memorable experiences.

  • Transfers: Group transfer from Hotel to Airport
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

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