What is Meghalaya without music, waterfalls, natural pools and root bridges? This trip will take you on a journey where you will get an opportunity to live with the locals, like the locals in some most quaint villages, to intereact with some of the finest host, musicians and adventurers in the state. We will not only see some of the most astonishing waterfalls but a experience a natural waterpark where we will swim, jump and slide our way through a river (River canyoning). Don’t worry you don’t need to be a swimmer for that. You will also closely see and understand community living that is practised in most of these villages. You will totally be mesmerised by the hike in tropical forests of Meghalaya where several suspension and root bridges will not only make you feel like you are in the Jungle book but also make you humbler by reflecting extereme selflessness and perseverance. You’ll camp amidst forest, stay in very aesthetically pleasing cottages and amicable homestays and spend melliflous evenings with some very talented local musicians. We’ve not even talked about the food yet…
Day 1: Meeting at airport and drive to Cherrapunji. Let local musicians enchant you with euphonious evening.
Day 2: Explore Cherrapunji and then trek to Nongriat village after lunch.
Day 3: Visit double decker Root Bridge and hike to Rainbow waterfalls falls and enjoy natural pools.
Day 4: Trek back to Cherrapunji and drive to Mawlyngbna. A place with natural waterpark.
Day 5: A day at natural water park. River Canyoning and Village stroll. Drive to Shillong after lunch.
Day 6: Morning at Laitlum canyons and drive to Airport.
Welcome to the North-East! Meet and greet at airport and we start drive straight to Cherrapunji (Sohra). Dhaba and organic pineapple snack stops on the way. Check-in to a rustic resort amidst nature. A musical evening with local musicians awaits you tonight. Let some very talented musicians give you ear-gasm!
Night stay at rustic cottages in Sai Mika Resort.
Suggest waking up early today so that we can explore a bit of Sohra. Explore some best waterfalls in cherrapunji. After some scrumptious lunch, we drive to a small village called Tryna near cherrapunji. From here we start approx 60 minutes trek to Nongriat village to see Double Decker living root bridge. Spend the evenings near the bridge. Admire the ingenious bio engineering by the khasis. Get some natural fish pedicure at the pool below. Check-In to a small cute homestay beside the root bridge in a cute little village.
Night stay in a homestay in Nongriat
Today is a day where we immerse ourselves in this little Meghalayan village. Wake up lazily, strike a conversation about anything with the host, walk around the village, talk to the amicable natives, live closely with the villagers, like the villagers and the best way to do so is just hike around. 60-90 mins of hiking will get us to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. We shall cross many more rootbridges, suspension bridges and blue pools on the way. We will take our own time, explore things and places slowly as we trek. Stop where ever we feel like. Take a dip where ever you like or even a quick nap on some rock by poolside.
Night stay in a homestay in Nongriat
We start morning uphill trek (2 hours approx) after breakfast back to Cherrapunji. Board our vehicle and drive to Mawlyngbna, a quaint little village near Mawsynram. Experience why Meghalaya is truly called the abode of clouds as we drive to one of the wettest place in the world.
Night stay at Travellers Nest or Camps depending on number of people.
Unleash the kid in you as we gear up for River Canyoning after hearty breakfast with beautiful views of Bangladesh’s plains. River Canyoning is a super fun sport where you basically trek along the river route. There are places where youll have to jump, swim and even slide. Lets not talk much about it and leave it for you to experience it. Canyoning ends in a big lake where we can also kayak (optional). After this we will nurish ourselves and leave for Shillong after lunch. After settling in our boutique stay, you can choose to just sit by fire, head out to bazaar area, hop some cafes, or even attend a live gig if lucky.
Night stay in Homestead/Cafe cherrapunji/Shariloum.
Today the trip comes to an end. We can wake up early and go to Laitlum Canyon for surreal views. We will then head to airport as per flight timings.
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