- Trip Outline
- Tour Map
The largest state of northeast, Arunachal Pradesh is a serene land tucked into the north eastern tip of India. It is bordered by Assam in the south and Nagaland in the south east. Myanmar forms the eastern boundary whereas Bhutan occupies the part west of the state. To its north lies the Mc Mohan Line separating it from the People’s Republic of China. Around 13 % of the population (which is 1,091,117) of Arunachal Pradesh follows Buddhism. The Buddhist population of the state resides in the region Tawang, West Kameng, remote regions in close vicinity of Tibet and near the Burma border. Tibetan Buddhism is practiced in the first two regions while Theravada Buddhism guides the life of people living near the Burmese border.
Arrival in Guwahati - ShillongAfter breakfast, you head to Meghalaya, the abode of the clouds, and its beautiful luxuriant hills. The road serpentines through sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies. You can stop in Nongpoh for a pineapple tasting. Continue up to Umiam Lake and then Shillong. Night in hotel.
Shillong - CherrapunjeeTransfer to Mawphlang to start the 16 Km trail (5 hours walk) to Lad Mawphlang called the David Scott trail. It is a part of the horse trail which dates back to the British era. You can make your way through meandering roads, gentle slopes, flat ground and a steep uphill climb before you reach Lad Mawphlang. The car is waiting for you and will drop you to Cherrapunjee. Night in hotel.
CherrapunjeeAfter breakfast, go for a trek (around 3000 steps) to the root bridge of Cherrapunjee with a local guide. You have the option of visiting the single decker bridge or unique double decker bridge. Picnic and swim in natural pools. Night in resort. Option: Trekking to Umkar Living Root Bridge (1 hr walk) Walk to Laitkynsew View Point (1 hr walk) Walk to Nongwar View Point (1 hr walk) Trekking to Umunoi Living Root Bridge (3 hrs walk) Trekking to double decker Root Bridge (5/6 hrs) Trekking to Kongthong Village (2d/1n)
CherrapunjeeThe Shella hike takes one along a path built by the British, centuries ago, connecting Bangladesh with Cherrapunjee. A three hour hike takes one from the Cherrapunjee bazar down to the border town of Shella. Take a two hour detour from Mustoh village to see the unique limestone fields at Rinsong. Night in hotel.
Cherrapunjee - LangkawetAfter breakfast, drive to Langkawet and check into our camp site, which is our base camp for the next couple of the days. Later explore the area. Night in cottage.
LangkawetPongtung to Byrdew falls hike: This 6-7 hour long hike originates at Pongtung village and passes through a forest to reach the beautiful Byrdew waterfalls. Return to camp from nearby Pomshutia village by vehicle. Lunch will be arranged at a local eatery enroute. Night in cottage.
Langkawet - Pynursla - MawlynnongPynursla to Mawlynnong hike: This hike takes one along the King’s Path, an ancient pathway built by Kings for the hill traders to reach the border haats of Bangladesh. Along the way, one passes by the curious abandoned village of Kyndiar. Know of the legend that surrounds the abandonment of this village. Lunch will be arranged at a local eatery at Mawlynnong. Night in bamboo hut. Mawlynnong is best described as a veritable tropical paradise and a nature lover’s dream destination. All the houses are blooming profusely in every imaginable nook and cranny in a garden of flowers of exotic variety — orchids, birds-of-paradise, lilies.... Little stone paths thread between the houses and the entire village is impeccably clean. Spires of two churches grace the skies, and the people are a friendly and cheerful lot who endear themselves to the visitor immediately. The cacophonic symphony of the river rushing past, crickets, birds, and other sounds of the jungle here are a sheer delight for the senses.
MawlynnongAfter early breakfast, we will start trekking for Shilingjashai around 8 a.m. It is one of the sensational places of Meghalaya. Trekkers love to explore this place because of its own versatile beauty. We will get many extra ordinary spots of nature during the trek (bamboo hanging bridge, living cliff bridge, living root bridge and Umterming waterfall where we will have our packed lunch). After taking some rest we will be back to the beautiful Mawlynnong Village. Night in bamboo hut.
Mawlynnong - Shillong - GuwahatiLong drive to Guwahati. Night in hotel.
Departure from GuwahatiTransfer to the airport. End of our services.
- Off road trails
- Discover the living root bridges
- Immersion in Khasi culture