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