Meghalaya, IndiaMeghalaya-A Walk in the Clouds-2nd-8th oct 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Meghalaya – A walk in the clouds

Meghalaya – the aptly named “abode of the clouds” – is a series of hill ranges running east to west that are named after the tribes that live there; the Jaintia Hills, the Khasi Hills and the Garo Hills. These forest covered ranges (tropical jungle in the lower reaches yielding to pine higher up) separate Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley from the plains of Bangladesh. Atop the Khasi Hills sits the Shillong Plateau, a cool, wet, pine-fresh, undulating tableland that ends in dramatic limestone cliffs towering above the plains of Sylhet in modern day Bangladesh.

We have picked the month of September for our holiday as the rains will be petering out by then, and the hills will be lush green

Spend some time in the capital Shillong, a city that at first glance resembles any untidy & unplanned Indian hill station – however one that still retains its colonial era charm in pockets, and one with a vibe & ambience that is unlike any of its peers in the rest of India.

Visit one of the wettest place on earth Sohra (formerly Cherrapunjee) and trek to nearby villages connected only by bridges fashioned from the living, aerial roots of the banyan tree. Then, relax and unwind at Langkawet a beautiful hamlet lying at the centre of the East Khasi Hills district that was once renowned as the place where drummers for the annual “Shad” festival would congregate.

In Shillong we shall stay at the Aerodene Cottage, a charming Raj era bungalow and in Sohra we shall stay at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort. And in Langkawet it will be at the appropriately rustic but comfortable Retreat.

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Itinerary

2nd October

Guwahati – Shillong,Meghalaya

(No Meals included)

Arrive in Guwahati airport and drive to Shillong (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx).

  • – Enroute visit Umiam Lake.
  • – Check-in to Aerodene Cottage in Shillong

3rd October

Shillong,Meghalya (includes breakfast)

We go around Shillong today.

  • – Shillong Peak
  • – Elephant Falls
  • – And a day hike around Shillong

Overnight at Aerodene Cottage in Shillong

4th October

Shillong – Cherrapunjee (includes breakfast and dinner)

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms / 2 hrs drive approx one way).

At Cherrapunjee visit –

  • – Mawsmai Cave,
  • – Mawsmai Falls
  • – Seven Sisters Falls
  • – Nohkalikai Falls.

After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah and Khrem Falls.

Overnight at Polo Orchid

5th October (includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner)

Cherrapunjee – Langkawet

After breakfast trek to double Decker Living Roots Bridge,

This is a moderately difficult trek. If you cannot manage the entire trek – you can trek till the Single Roots bridge which is fairly easy.

Post the trek drive to Langkawet (1.5 hours) – a very quiet, remote village. There is just one campsite here and we will be staying at the camp.

6th October (includes breakfast / lunch and dinner)

Visit the cleanest village in Asia – Mwallynong

Visit Riwai to see a spectacular specimen of a living roots bridge. A 1 1/2 hour leisurely hike from Mawlynnong along the King’s Path, an ancient highway built by kings of yore, takes one to Kyndiar, an abandoned village.

Lunch will be served at Mwallynong at a local eatery.

Relaxed evening at campsite

7th October (includes breakfast)

Post breakfast – drive back to Shillong and overnight at Aerodene Cottage

8th October (includes breakfast)

Shillong – Guwahati drop (MEGHALAYA – ASSAM)

After breakfast check out and drop to Guwahati airport/ Railway station.

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COST

Cost – Rs 38500 / head on a twin sharing basis

(Single supplement – on request. Does not include IGST @ 5%)
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Includes

  • - Accommodation on a double / twin sharing basis
  • - All transport from pick up at Guwahati Airport and drop back to Guwahati airport
  • - All meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes

  • - Camera fees at sites
  • - Any meals not included above
  • - Tips and portages
  • - Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages (including mineral water)
  • - Any expenses of a personal nature
  • - Air fare / train fare
  • - GST at 9%

NOTE:

  • - The campsite at Langkawet is a beautiful and remote, however it is very basic. For those two nights the accommodation will be split between 5 rooms and one tent (which the tour leader will use)
  • - While we request for twin bedded rooms in the North East, at times in some hotels we are only able to get double beds

Payment policy

  • - A booking deposit of Rs 5000 at the time of conformation
  • - Balance payment due by the 25h of July

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • - Full refund if cancelled 60 days before departure date
  • - Booking amount non refundable if cancelled between 60 days – 45 days before departure
  • - 50% of total amount will be refunded if cancelled between 45 – 30 days before departure
  • - 25% of total amount will be refunded if cancelled between 30 days – 15 days before departure
  • - No refund for cancellations after that
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