Offbeat Meghalaya

This trip is all about exploring the little know gems of Meghalaya, like the bamboo trek and Nongstoin island


  •   Dates: 05 Mar – 12 Mar 2022
  •   Region: Meghalaya
  •   Duration: 8 days
  •   Activity: Adventure
  •   Grade: Moderate
  •   Price: Rs.35,000/-  (+ 5% GST)
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Did you know that Meghalaya had one of the largest river island in Asia , or that there are many other root bridges than the double decker bridge in Cherrapunji or that in Mawlynnong. And that is exactly what our offbeat Meghalaya trip aims to do. To take you on an exploration of the little know gems  found in “The abode of Clouds”


Our offbeat Meghalaya tour takes you on a completely different path; starting with a thrilling bamboo trek, exploring little know root bridges and staying on a river island. If you like to tread off the beaten path, and don’t mind giving up luxury for adventure, then this trip is for you.

  • Trek to Mawryngkhang, a thrilling trek over bamboo bridges
  • Trek to little known and seen root bridges
  • Kayak in the crystal clear waters of Umgot river
  • Experience the novell adventure of canyoning

Day 1: Guwahati to Shillong

Meet and greet at Guwahati airport, from where we commence our offbeat Meghalaya tour. En route take a brief halt at the stunning Umiam lake, enjoying vistas of natural beauty. O/n at a guesthouse in Shillong

Day 2: Shillong to Mawlyngbna

Start early for our drive to the hamlet to Mawlyngbna through the picturesque Meghalaya countryside . On reaching the village set out for an exciting adventure of  canyoning , in which you will have to slide through the water , do cliff jumping and swimming. In the second half trek to a local waterfall passing through lush sub-tropical forests. O/n in tents in Mawlyngbna

Day 3: Mawlyngbna to Pynursla

In the morning drive to the sacred groves of Mawphlang . The Khasi tribe of Meghalaya were  once animists, who believed in the spirits of the forest. Hence every village maintained a tract of forest called Sacred Grove where they used to worship the elements of nature and perform sacrifices. The groves of Mawphlang are the largest one of their kind , with many trees which are 300 hundred years old. Spend considerable time in these ancient forests, gathering their wisdom while absorbing the tranquillity of the place.

By afternoon continue driving to Pynursla, our base for the next two days. O/n at Langkawet Village Retreat

Day 4: Mawryngkhang Trek

Today we head out for a very unique and thrilling trek , most part of which is over a bamboo trail. Drive to the village of Wakhen from where you commence the exciting trek to Mawryngkhang; over bamboo trails. The route takes one down to Umrew river , from where a scary bamboo bridge leads further to a stony path . In many parts the route skirts the very edge of the mountain , with only bamboo bridges underneath your feet. The trek culminates on the 100 meter rock offering grand views of the George below , making your efforts worthwhile. The entire trek to and fro will take around 4 hours.

Continue riding to the tiny hamlet of Langkawet where we stay for the night. O/n at Langkawet Village Retreat

Day 5: Root bridge trek

Images of the popular double decker root bridge in Cherrapunji come to mind when most people think of the unique root bridges of Meghalaya. But today you will set out to explore little know root bridges in the Pynursula region, an area having the highest density of root bridges.

Drive to the village of Rangthyllang , from where a rough overgrown ancient trail leads  to the village of Mawkyrnat. For most part you will walk through deep brush , negotiating steep slopes to see three different root bridges , one of which is the highest. By evening drive back to our village retreat in Langkawet.   O/n at Langkawet Village Retreat

Day 6: Pynursla to Dawki

Leave early for Dawki , now popular for the crystal clear Umgot river which runs through the area. The river is so clear that you can literally see the river bed stones as though you are lookingthrough glass. Have a fun filled day kayaking , cliff jumping and zip lining across the river . O/n in tents

Day 7: Dawki to Shillong

It’s a waterfall day today. From Dawki first drive up to the fabled Krangshuri falls probably one of the  most magnanimous in the state. Continue our drive further to the two stepped Phe-Phe falls . From the road head it is about a 45 minute walk to reach the falls . By evening reach Shillong where we relax and unwind. O/n at a Guesthouse in Shillong

Day 8: Mawsynram to Guwahati

After breakfast drop to Guwahati airport


Cost per person(for Indian nationals): Rs.35,000/- (+ 5% GST)


  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • Transportation using a Sumo or similar
  • All adventure activities mentioned in the itinerary

Not Included

  • Flights
  • GST
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Tips, Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Included” section above
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