North East India – Assam & Meghalaya

Shillong | Cherrapunjee | Mawlynnong
| Dawki | Kaziranga | Majuli
Backpacking Group Trips for 18-39 Year Olds
Duration

9 days

Food

13 Meals

Group Size

12-14 People

Accommodation

Homestays, Lodges
Bamboo huts

Backpack North East India Rhino in Assam

About Trip

While the abode of clouds – Meghalaya is a backpackers paradise, Assam in it’s green lush terrains is home to one-horned rhinoceros and many such species of wild habitats in Asia. This trip gives you the best of nature, history and wild life. From gushing waterfalls and adventurous caves to jungles and river island. While we indulge in lip smacking food, make friends with locals and make numerous core memories with fun crew and numerous activities in the heart of nature. What more can one ask for right?

Itinerary

Welcome to Guwahati(Arrive by 2 pm). Meet your fellow backpackers as we make our way to Shillong. On the way, we stop for some gorgeous sunset views at Umaim lake. Yep, your first sunset in the North East has to be magical! Later we check into our cute & cosy little homestay in Shillong for some delicious home-cooked local food and a fun introductory session.

Also called the Scotland of the East, Shillong has a charm of its own. Begin your morning with a trip to a Sacred Forest for a glimpse into the customs of the tribals and have a picnic breakfast there. Later, we head to the Elephant falls and gorge on some steaming hot momos and maggi. Bliss! In the afternoon learn about the culture and history of the 7 sisters at the Don Bosco Museum. In the evening, we head out to explore the markets and nightlife of Shillong as we grove to some local music with the squad.

Start your day off with a short trek to some hidden waterfalls - shh! it's a secret. Later visit the fascinating Mawsmai caves for an Indiana Jones vibe - with dim lights, fossil marks & narrow paths. After a quick lunch, we head to the tallest waterfall - the Noh Kalikai falls for some insta-worthy shots and Wei Sawdong falls. At night, we check in at our stay in Cherrpunjee to chill and have some dinner.

Deep in the dense tropical forest of

Meghalaya lies the living root bridge - a fascinating invention of the tribals. Trek through the forest & villages to get to this bridge. We also go further & visit the hidden blue lagoon & rainbow falls. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal waters after a long tedious trek & gorge on hot maggi and nimbu pani for some energy.

After a leisure breakfast, we make our way to the cleanest village in Asia - Mawlynnong. The village is very pretty with small streams & orchid trees. Their matriarchal culture and the age-old tradition of cleanliness are fascinating. Later, we hop on our boats & cruise along the clearest water of Dawki river. It is so clear you can see the river bed! Take it up a notch and cliff-jump into the river. Plus be in 2 places at the Indo - Bangla border as well. Return to Shillong at night for some dinner and rest.

Say goodbye to Meghalaya and welcome the green plains of Assam as we drive to Kaziranga. A UNESCO World Heritage site. After a quick Assamese lunch, we hop on our jeeps and begin our journey through the jungles to spot the famous one-horned rhino. If you are lucky you may see some tigers as well. In the evening we check in at our beautiful luxurious jungle resort for some bonfire, music, food and drinks with the squad!

After a leisure breakfast, we board our ferry on the mighty Brahmaputra & make our way to the largest river island - Majuli. Freshen up at our traditional bamboo huts & learn the art of mask making at the satras as you learn the way of life of the Mishing tribe. In the evening, we head out for a traditional tribal dinner & rice beer with the locals.

Today morning, ride some bicycles, relive your childhood as you explore the quaint village island of Majuli. Later, put on your chef hats as we cook a meal together for lunch with our mates on our last day of the trip. Trust us, it's an experience in itself.

In the afternoon, board your ferry and return to mainland Assam. In the evening we spend our last night with our buddies at a super cool cafe in Jorhat, playing Jenga and eating food as we wait for our overnight bus to Guwahati.

Arrive at the Guwahati bus stand in the morning(by 7 am). With a heavy heart bid adios to your fellow travelers and promise to meet each other on another adventurous trip! You met as strangers are now are practically like family. It's always a bittersweet moment as you think back on the crazy trip you had with an equally crazy crew. Make your way to the airport for your flight home!

Trip Date & Prices

Book Before
Price
35 days before departure
INR 27500
Until Spots are Available
INR 28800

Book Before
Price
35 days before departure
INR 27500
Until Spots are Available
INR 28800

Book Before
Price
35 days before departure
INR 27500
Until Spots are Available
INR 28800

Book Before
Price
35 days before departure
INR 27500
Until Spots are Available
INR 28800

Accommodation

- Accommodation at homestays/lodges/bamboo huts on a double/triple/quad sharing basis

Meals

- 7 Breakfasts
- 6 Dinners (Vegetarian)

Transfers

- Private coach for the entire itinerary from Guwahati to Guwahati
- Ferry to Majuli Island and back

Activities

- Visit Sacred Forest and exploring Shillong
- Picnic breakfast at Sacred Forest
- Caving in Meghalaya and chasing the waterfalls
- Living Root Bridge Trek + Visit to Blue Pools
- Visit the cleanest village of Asia Mawlynnong
- Boating and cliff jumping at Dawki
- Indo- Bangla border
- 1 Jeep Safari and Entrance at Kaziranga National Park
- Ferry to Majuli Island and back
- Experience the culture of Majuli with the locals

Trip FAQs

No. Flights are not included. However we can guide you in flight booking.

From October to March it will be pleasant throughout the day. The temperature drops at night and it might get chilly but only in Meghalaya. We may experience some unpredictable showers but it just adds to the charm of Meghalaya.

You will have to arrive in Guwahati on the first day before 2pm and depart from Guwahati on the last day any time after 9 am.

We need a minimum of 9 or more travelers for the Trip Buddy to accompany. Incase there are lesser travelers, local drivers and guides are provided + constant backend support from the team is provided.

To give you an authentic local experience our stays will be a combination of homestays, lodges, resorts and bamboo huts. All the stays have private bathrooms for each room and are quite safe and hygienic. 

It is generally on double/triple/quad occupancy depending on the girl – guy ratio.

The living root bridge trek is about 3500 steps one way. While is doable, a moderate level of fitness is required. But you can take as many stops as ypu like and do it at your own pace. No rush. 

Yes. Vegetarian food is easily available everywhere in North East India. And our breakfast and dinner that is included will be vegetarian. 

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Testimonials

Deepak Valecha
Deepak Valecha
24 30 Nov Thailand a Trip This was my first international trip. With team tnt I have enjoyed a lot as the group was friendly and team leader was good. I enjoyed snorkeling pub crawl visiting to islands travelling and enjoying. The floating Hut experience Khao sok island phi phi Island all was nice beautiful and we'll planned. These were unique in the itinerary. @tripsntales The night life and street walking was different experience. The music shows and parties were awesome. New cultures and lifestyle knowledge. The get-together and pictures. All was fun and refreshing away from life hustles. Trips n tales made the trip memorable as we made lots of new friends. All were open minded progressive and like minded. Hoping to connect for other trips in future as well. Deepak Valecha DV
Satyam Santosh
Satyam Santosh
Thailand New Year's Trip (30th Dec - 5th Jan) Trip N Tales team has a really unique itinerary for Thailand. It includes Khao Sok, that is certainly one of most stunning places I have visited. A good couple of days there to relax and soak up its colors, rawness and beauty. Trip leader Shubham was fun and experienced. However, the itinerary can be even better with a little more time to explore Bangkok, given that its a huge city with ornate shrines and vibrant nightlife.
sanjay v devang
sanjay v devang
Everything was organised well. Memorable trip for sure, Shubham trip leader was full of energy 😀
prateek motwani
prateek motwani
North East Trip (9th - 17th dec) It was a nice experience.Aditi was leading the group. She was amazing,party lover and full of life and was being nice and interactive to everyone. Stay in cherrapunji and kaziranga was good .Shillong stay could have been better , very limited option of food . Living Root bridge stay could have been arranged inspite of day trip . Trip was nice overall,it had different flavours to it. Blue lagoon swim, mask masking interaction and kaziranga were wao moments of the trip Group was nice and there could be one night stay of hostel beds to encourage more interaction.
shubham gupta
shubham gupta
Trip was amazing. Stayed at some places which we could have not explored on our own and our trip buddy (Shubham Arkal) helped us explore some of the great pubs and places.

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