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MEGHALAYA WOMEN GROUP TOUR- 9 Nov to 14 Nov 2024

TRIP DURATION : 5 NIGHTS/6 DAYS
JOURNEY DETAILS : N/A
DATES : 09/11/2024 – 14/11/2024
COST : Rs.28,000 + 5% GST (per head)

Availability: 10 Seats Available


Trip dates : 09/11/2024 – 14/11/2024

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Guwahati – Shillong, Stay: Shillong

Day 2: Shillong – Phe Phe falls – Krang Suri falls, Stay: Shillong

Day 3: Shillong – Dawki – Single decker bridge – Mawlynlong, Stay: Cherrapunjee

Day 4: Double Decker Root bridge, Stay: Cherrapunji  

Day 5: Cherrapunjee local sightseeing & proceed to Guwahati, Stay: Guwahat

Day 6: Guwahati departure 

Availability: 10 Seats Available

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About Meghalaya

 

Located in North-east India, Meghalaya, also known as the Abode of Clouds, falls in one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world. The famed monsoons, the rich traditional festivals, and the dramatic terrain are just some of the many things this state is famous for. Meghalaya is mountainous, and it is the rainiest state of India. Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India. The state of Meghalaya is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus, and it is geologically rich.

Places to visit in Meghalaya:

Shillong: The capital city of Meghalaya, often referred to as the “Scotland of the East,” is known for its scenic beauty, pleasant climate, and vibrant culture. Don’t miss attractions like Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak, and Don Bosco Museum.

Cherrapunji (Sohra): Renowned as one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji boasts breathtaking waterfalls, lush valleys, and living root bridges. Visit attractions like Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, and the Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

Mawsynram: Another contender for the title of the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram offers stunning landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and cave explorations. Explore Mawsmai Cave, Mawjymbuin Cave, and the Mawsynram Viewpoint.

Dawki: Known for its crystal-clear Umngot River, Dawki is a scenic town near the Bangladesh border. Enjoy boating on the transparent waters of Umngot River and visit nearby attractions like Shnongpdeng and the Indo-Bangladesh Suspension Bridge.

Mawlynnong: Often hailed as the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong is famous for its cleanliness, living root bridges, and eco-friendly initiatives. Explore the living root bridge, skywalk, and take a stroll through the clean streets of the village.

Mawphlang Sacred Forest: A sacred grove revered by the Khasi tribes, the Mawphlang Sacred Forest is a biodiversity hotspot with ancient trees, medicinal plants, and unique flora and fauna. It’s also known for its cultural significance and traditional rituals.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Guwahati – Shillong, Stay: Shillong

Arrival at 11 AM at Guwahati Airport and proceed towards Shillong. On the way visit Umium Lake Viewpoint (90 kms/2.5 hours). Umiam Lake is a man-made reservoir that was built in early 1960 by constructing a dam over Umiam river. This was northeast India’s first hydroelectric project which started commercial operation from 1965. This huge water reservoir has a catchment area above 200 sq km. Evening visit Police Bazaar for an amazing street shopping experience. Check-in at hotel in Shillong, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Shillong – Phe Phe falls – Krang Suri falls, Stay: Shillong

After breakfast, proceed towards Phe Phe falls (95 kms/3 hours), which is a two-tier waterfall. Phe Phe is a Jaintia word that translates to Paradise. Later proceed towards Krang Suri falls, nestled in the serenity of Jaintia hills, is amongst one of the most scenic waterfalls of Meghalaya. Evening back to Shillong and overnight stay.

Day 3: Shillong – Dawki – Single decker bridge – Mawlynlong, Stay: Cherrapunjee

With packaged breakfast, check-out and proceed towards Dawki (75 kms/3 hours), which is most famous among tourists for the fascinating Umngot River, also known as Dawki River, which features water so clear it could be mistaken for a see-through glass. Later proceed for Single Decker bridge (30 kms/2 hours). The single-level living root bridge is located in a village named Riwai, about 95 kilometres from the capital city of Shillong in Meghalaya. Later visit Mawlynlong, the cleanest village in Asia, situated at a distance of about 8 kilometres from Riwai. Later proceed towards Cherrapunjee and overnight stay.

Day 4: Double Decker Root bridge, Stay: Cherrapunji  

Early morning with packed breakfast, experience the legendary Double Decker trek (entire day trek). It is not the easy one, but worth doing once in a lifetime. The double decker layered bridge is just above a supremely amazing rainbow waterfall. It takes you 3200 steps up to reach this place but the journey has two rope bridges and pristine waterfalls making it truly worth the effort. You need to carry sufficient snacks and water bottles.

Disclaimer: This trek requires a certain level of fitness to complete the trek in a day. We would advice not to have this trek, if you are suffering from breathing issues, asthama, BP, sugar, fracture/ligament tear, arthritis etc.

Additional tour (with an extra cost of Rs.1,000/-) to Garden of Caves, if any participants are not willing to go on full day Double Decker Trek.

Day 5: Cherrapunjee local sightseeing & proceed to Guwahati, Stay: Guwahat

After breakfast, check-out and visit Arwah caves (duration 1 hour easy trek) which is famous for its fossils which you can observe in the lit-up interiors, especially towards the end of the cave. You will find crustacean shells and fish bones fossilized in the limestone walls of the cave. Later visit Mawsmai Caves (duration 1 hour), which is also famous for its fossils, some which you can spot if you spend some time peering at the walls and formations inside. We will visit Cave 1 to save time for later sightseeing places. You can spend time dressing up Khasi tribe’s costumes with a photoshoot and shopping at souvenir’s shop. After lunch at Mawsmai caves, proceed towards Nohkalikai falls (if time permits). After lunch proceed towards Guwahati. Evening check-in and overnight stay.

Day 6: Guwahati departure

Early morning at 3 AM, proceed for Maa Kamakhya Temple. After Darshan come back to hotel and after breakfast at 9 AM, check-out and drop at Guwahati airport by 12 Noon.

Note: Book your flight tickets after 2 PM.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  1. Transportation: A vehicle will be provided for all transfers from Guwahati to Guwahati, including sightseeing as per the itinerary, Airport Pickup & Drop according to fixed timing. Driver allowance, toll, hotel parking, road tax, fuel charge, night halt
  2. Meals: Breakfast (05) and Dinner (05)
  3. Accommodation: Accommodations are on double sharing basis, ensuring a restful stay.
  4. Guidance: A trip leader will be present to guide and assist throughout the trip
  5. Safety: First Aid kit
  6. Extras: Local guide for specific locations and treks

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Transport Tickets: Airfare or train fares are separate
  • Meals: Lunch, water bottle, any meals during road journey
  • Admission Charges: Costs for entry to various sites and vehicle parking charges
  • Recreational Pursuits: Any special activities like Boating at Dawki, Ziplining, Cruise, special entry for temples, extra tour like Garden of Caves at Cherrapunjee
  • Insurance: Travel insurance is recommended for safety.
  • Gratuities: Tips for the driver and local guides are extra.
  • Extra: Room heater (additional per day per room cost)
  • Tax Consideration: 5% GST

THINGS TO CARRY

  1. Rucksack: A sturdy rucksack of at least 60L or a trolley bag for all gear.
  2. Day Pack: A smaller bag for daily trek essentials.
  3. Headwear: A sun cap for day and a woolen cap for chilly evenings.
  4. Thermal Wear: Minimum of 2 pairs of inner thermals.
  5. Warm Clothing: A warm jacket, a pair of gloves, and a fleece jacket.
  6. Trekking Pants: At least 2 pairs of durable long pants.
  7. Socks: 4 pairs, including both cotton and woolen varieties.
  8. Footwear: Well-insulated hiking shoes with good grip, plus floaters/sandals.
  9. Rain Protection: A rain jacket or poncho, and a hoodie for unexpected showers.
  10. Medical Kit: Include glucose powder, common medicines, Dettol, bandages, and any personal medication.
  11. Sun and Skin Protection: UV sunglasses, high SPF sunscreen, lip balm, and cold creams.
  12. Power Supply: A power bank and mobile charger to stay connected.
  13. Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for quick energy boosts.
  14. Essentials: A quick-dry towel, toiletry kit, insect repellent, and a waterproof laundry bag.

Don’t forget to carry some extra cash and your identification like Aadhar card or Voter ID Card.

FAQ'S

Ofcourse, travel solo with a group of like-minded solo travelers or just with yourself alone to a new destination, TripNaari will take care of everything

TripNaari is a women-oriented travel company, specialized in providing handcrafted travel services for women of all ethnicities and ages. The services include group tours, customized tours for solo travelers, group of friends or family members.

Most of our Group tours are kids friendly. Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation and cost details if not mentioned on our website.

For each and every destination, costs may vary. The entry and vehicle parking fee starts from Rs.50/- to Rs.300/- each places. You can carry Rs.5,000/- for your meals, sightseeing, entry, parking, guide charges, activities like Boating, Adventure activities and shopping.

The tour leaders are capable enough to handle any situations and proper attention will be given throughout the tour. In case you get admitted in hospital, you will not be able to join further places because of fixed itinerary for a group tour and no refund will be initiated. Hospital expenses and stay at hotel will be paid by the customer directly. However, we will make sure that you are well prepared for the tour and instructions will be given accordingly.

Though, the itinerary will be the same, there could be slight changes if the weather becomes extreme or unfavourable for the tour. Alternative options will be given

You will have to inform us as soon as possible, with additional pick-up charges (if the timings are not matching with the earlier scheduled timings. Also, early check-in at hotel is not allowed.

Yes, keep on munching and keep yourself hydrated. Drinking and smoking is strictly prohibited.

We just want to assure you that, all the tour leaders irrespective of their gender, are well experienced and well aware of the places, and safe to travel with. In case there is any change, you will be notified at the earliest.

You will get proper food suitable for terrain like Ladakh, Meghalaya, plain areas etc like Bread, Jam, Poori Sabzi, Eggs, lunch and dinner with dal, rice, salad, roti etc.

Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation on this and cost details if not mentioned on our website. However, places like Ladakh, Arunachal, Meghalaya do not have single rooms due to limited accommodations.

No, there will not be any refund. We request you to be on time everyday and follow the instructions given by the leader.

Yes, we can provide the same on request. (in case GST included)

Mostly, there are Solar Geyser available throughout the year. In case, there is a shortage of electricity or rainy weather, the staffs will help you with Hot water whenever required.

Networks are mostly available during the starting of the tour. You may find difficulties in finding network while on trek.

In case of any emergency, we will update you on a regular basis. We will be extra careful throughout the tour as well.

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