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?
Welcome to Guwahati (Arrive by 1 pm).Meet your fellow backpackers as we make our way to Shillong. Pause at Umiam Lake for a stunning sunset – your first North East magic moment. Nighttime, we’re snug in a Shillong homestay. Food? Local goodness to satisfy tummies and souls. And yes, let’s break the ice with a fun 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 or simply head to the Laitlum Canyon. In the evening, we head out to explore the markets and groove tosome local music.
Time for a dash of Indiana Jones-style excitement! Today, we’re hitting up the cool Mawsmai caves or Arwah caves. Quick lunch pit stop, then it’s waterfall
time – Noh Kalikai, the super tall one, and Wei Sawdong falls for the win. As the stars twinkle, we’ll kick back at our Cherrapunjee stay, relax, and savor a good 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!
Today we board our ferry & 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 ring in the New Year on Majuli’s river island, where bonfires and tribal feasts with the Mishing tribe light up the night in authentic celebration. Experience a local and unforgettable way to welcome the year ahead!
Good morning 2024! Wake up to the beauty of Majuli. You can ride some bicycles, as you explore the quaint village island. 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!
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.