Duration

7 days

Date

26 March – 03 April 2022

Group Size

12- 15 people average

Price

23500 / person

BACKPACK NORTH EAST INDIA

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

9 days

Dates

28 Oct - 5 Nov
9 Nov - 17 Nov
26 Nov - 4 Dec
9 Dec - 17 Dec

Group Size

12- 14 people on average

Price

Starting at
INR 27,500 /- Person

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?

Trip Highlights

Mawsmai Caves
Elephant Falls
Now Kalikai Falls – Tallest Waterfall
Mawylnnong – Cleanest Village in Asia
Kaziranga – UNESSCO World Heritage Site
Majuli – Largest River Island
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Itinerary

Arrival at Guwahati airport by 2pm and meet your fellow backpackers. On the way we stop by Umiam lake for some stunning sunset views. Your first sunset in North east has to be magical. Later, check in at the homestay in Shillong for some downtime and a fun introductory session with your crew over some delicious local food.

Meals included : Dinner

Also called as the Scotland of the East we begin our exploration in Shillong in morning with a trip to Sacred Forest. We also visit the Laitlum Canyon. Later we head to Elephant falls and Don Bosco Museum where well learn about the culture and history of 7 sisters. In the evening, we head to explore the markets and nightlife of Shillong as we grove to some local music with the squad.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today we start off our day with a short trek to hidden waterfalls - shh! Its a secret. For some Indiana Jones vibe we head to Mawsmai Caves in search of fossils. Later, we head to the tallest water - the Noh Kalikai Falls for some insta-worthy shots. At night, we check in at our stay for some chill and downtime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today our mission is to experience nature like never before. Today we trek in the dense tropical forest to see the living root bridge - a fascinating invention of the tribals and then go further to visit the hidden blue lagoon and rainbow falls. Later enjoying some refreshing dips in the crystal waters after a long tedious trek while refreshing ourselves with some delicious food. And then after with our fellow squad we head back to return to the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisure breakfast, we head to the cleanest village in Asia - Mawlynnong. We learn about the their local culture and age-old traditions of how they keep the place so clean. Later, we cruise along on the clearest water of Dawki River and cliff-jump into the river to take it up a notch. At the end, we try to be in 2 places at once at the Indo-Bangla Border and then we return to Shillong.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we bid goodbye to Meghalaya and welcome the green plains of Assam as we drive to Kaziranga. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later we hop on our jeeps for a jungle safari to spot the famous one-horned rhino. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot the rare tiger as well. In the evening, we check in our luxurious resort for some bonfire and relaxing downtime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we board our ferry on the mighty Brahmaputra and we head towards the largest river island - Majuli. Check in, in our traditional bamboo huts and learn the art of mask making of the Mishing Tribe. In the evening, we head out for a traditional tribal dinner and rice beer with locals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we relive our childhood by riding bicycles and exploring the vial age of Majuli. Later, we put on our chef hats and cook a meal together with our squad on our last day of the trip. Trust us, its an experience in itself. In the afternoon, we board the ferry and return to mainland Assam. We spend our last night at super cool cafes in Jorhat as we wait for our overnight bus to Guwahati.

Meals included: Breakfast

We arrive at Guwahati Bus Stand at 7am. With a heavy heart we bid adieu to our friends as we make promises to keep in touch and catch up again soon!

Trip Gallery

Majuli in Assam is recognised as the largest river Island in the world

The word Meghalaya means megh (clouds) and alaya (home). Meghalaya observes a high amount of rain during the year.

Meghalaya is the only Indian state that follows Matrilineal system. where lineage and inheritance is traced through women.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

The group size is generally between 10 – 14 people.

In case of situations related to Covid-19, you would either get a refund or a credit note for future trips. This will be based on the situation at that time.

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 showers but it just adds to the charm of Meghalaya

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. 

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

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

 

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 hygenic. 

Testimonials

Niraj TupeNiraj Tupe
16:49 18 Jul 22
I recently went with them for Meghalaya trip. Overall, it was quite a good trip. The guide during our trip was very friendly and understanding. The group was of around 12 people. Stay was at Homestay hotels which were quite pleasant. Breakfast and Dinner were covered most of the days.
rucha shahrucha shah
17:26 14 Jul 22
I went to Thailand with Trips and Tales. It was well planned, within budget and a guaranteed good time. Itinerary is fantastic and exceptionally curated. Had a really great enjoyment with travel buddy Aditi and others. Looking forward to more trips with TNT!Cheers to Trips N Tale
Atri MukherjeeAtri Mukherjee
16:57 06 Jul 22
My first solo trip was to Thailand. I have known many people going to Thailand and covering beach locations only. I was lucky to witness something more than just beaches. We got to live in a million year old rainforest and did lot of adventures there. Not many ppl have heard of this hidden gem which is worth a visit when in Thailand. This place has been the highlight of my entire trip apart from the fun pub crawl, snorkeling, exploring islands and loads of shopping. I would love to do many more trips like these with trips n tales. Thanks for coming up with such unique itineraries.
Oman KhanOman Khan
13:10 06 Jul 22
I did a solo backpacking trip to Europe post pandemic. Since it was my first solo trip to an international destination I was a bit nervous.. But everything before the trip and during the trip was well taken care of by the team. I just had to pack my bags and leave. No hassle about anything. I got good recommendations about the restaurants, activities and things to do and see. It was overall a well arranged trip. A trip that's closest to my heart!
Dr Prajna KarkiDr Prajna Karki
04:48 09 May 22
Our trip to Andaman was super well organized by Trips and Tales. The inter-island commute, the stays and all the activities were sorted in a hassle-free manner. I would definitely recommend Trips and Tales for a smooth and care-free travel.
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