Treks in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a part of the seven sister states in India, the name of which literally translates to “the abode of the clouds” in Sanskrit. Meghalaya is a preferred gateway to a plethora of picturesque trekking destinations covered in greenery, surrounded by lush mountains, stretches of Pine forests, numerous waterfalls, caves and rapid streams. This beautiful region has many waterfalls and rivers, which please your eyes and keep the aura soothing. Trekking in such a beautiful environment is a different experience, which allures tourists from far-flung areas.

David Scott trail is the most frequented hiking destination in Meghalaya where the route to the end point passes through valleys, green beds, rivers, pools, hanging bridges and remote villages. Though for the best trekking tours in Meghalaya; Living Root Bridge, Kyllang Rock and Sophet Bneng also offer a brilliant opportunity.

Meghalaya would leave one rejoicing in the breathtaking yet infrequent natural reserves like the trek to the living root bridge or the double decker root bridge near Tyrna village in Cherrapunji where one has to hike through thick jungles, water streams to reach the bridge. This trek introduces one to mesmerizing viewpoints. Among other notable treks, trekking in Dawki is also favoured by amateur trekkers and adventure lovers as the trails are easy to tread upon but it offers spectacular sights of the surrounding hills from above.

Too bogged down with the monotony and humdrum of the corporate world? Frustrated with the daily rush of traffic and crowds everywhere? Here’s our list of the best trekking tours in Meghalaya for a peaceful and delightful experience here.
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David Scott Trail and Double Decker Root Bridge Trek in Cherrapunji
David Scott Trail and Double Decker Root Bridge Trek in Cherrapunji

4D/3N

Cherrapunji

About the Activity:Head out to bring home some unforgettable memories from Meghalaya, the land of tranquility with this four day trekking trip to the Double Decker Bridge and David Scott Trail.The moderate trekking tour starts from Guwahati and goes through Shillong, Mawphlang Village and Cherrapunji. From the second day to third day of the tour, you will be completely immersed in the utmost happiness provided by trekking through the natural trails.This is an opportunity to find bliss as you walk through the valleys, greenery, rivers, pools, hanging bridge and the quaint villages.A group tour with your friends or family will gift you the most precious memories and beautiful moments can be carved at this extra ordinary state of India on this tour.
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34 Ratings

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INR 18,800

4 Days Tour of Mystic Meghalaya Featured
4 Days Tour of Mystic Meghalaya

4D/3N

Cherrapunji

Destinations Covered: 1N Shillong, 2N CherrapunjeeStart Point: Guwahati Railway Station or AirportEnd Point: Guwahati Railway Station or AirportAccommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse/ Home stays with BreakfastTransportation: Swift Desire/ InnovaCustomization: Available as per the requirementAbout the Tour:Indulge in this exciting expedition in Meghalaya and witness the amazing beauty of this region.Start your tour from Guwahati and leave for Cherrapunji, the hill station of Meghalaya.From Mawlynnong leave for Dawki, the border point of India and Bangladesh and get amazed by the stunning beauty of the Dawki river and the plains of Bangladesh.End your wonderful tour of 4 days and head back to Guwahati airport with lots of memories.Please Note for a private trip, the above cost is valid for a minimum 4 people.
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178 Ratings

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Living Root Bridge Trek 2020, Meghalaya | Get 20% off Featured
Living Root Bridge Trek 2020, Meghalaya | Get 20% off

3D/2N

Cherrapunji

Get ready to revel in a breathtaking scenery when you are in Meghalaya with this Living Root Bridge Trekking trip to the living root bridge or the double-decker root bridge in Cherrapunji.The way leading to the destination is more exciting as you cross thick jungles, stone steps, water streams, etc. Tyrna village is the base point of this 1.5-hour long trek. Relax by the water bodies around the bridge and get a free fish pedicure as well. If you would like to swim, don't hesitate to jump in.Living Root Bridge trek is one of the best trek to behold the beauty of rainbow waterfalls is another highlight of this package. During the afternoons, the waterfalls look more stunning. Cliff jumping is also included which will eventually lead you to attain maximum thrill. During this three days guided trekking trip, you will be staying in a home-stay in Nongriat village. As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure utmost care and personal safety of the guests.
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49 Ratings

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INR 4,499

INR 3,599

3 day Meghalaya Trekking Tour
3 day Meghalaya Trekking Tour

3D/2N

Shillong

The abode of clouds Meghalaya has a lot to offer you. Meghalaya is nestled with lush forests and orchids. Trekking in Meghalaya has been proved to be a striking experience. The hike is demanding but you will be rewarded with snow capped peaks and pleasant landscapes. There are possibilities to discover with rare species. The rich flora and fauna adds charm to this region. Guides are easily available. The alluring and the majestic terrains have rolling hills and pleasant waterfalls. Stunning place called Shillong is known as mini London. The main attraction is Shillong point. You will traverse through gorgeous and mystic lakes, woods.
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246 Ratings

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Trekking in Shillong Featured
Trekking in Shillong

5D/4N

Shillong

About the Activity:If you love spending some time exploring the beauty of nature, this tour is the perfect fit for you.Start your activity after reaching the tour locality and drive for Shillong. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Umiam lake on your way.Stroll into the busy streets of Police Bazar after checking in the hotel. Spend the night in Shillong.After a crunchy breakfast, drive to Mawphlang Sacred Grove and start trekking on the David Scott memorial trail. Trek for 16 km and reach Lad Mawphlang.Continue driving to Cherrapunji and spend the night in a resort.Begin your third day with a wonderful breakfast and continue hiking while enjoying the most spectacular views comprising of the lush green plantation.Trek through the small villages and reach the most famous Double Decker Living Root Bridge which is over a hundred feet long. Delight in a mouth watering lunch and a refreshing swim in the natural pool. Spend  the night in Cherrapunji resort.On your fourth day drive towards Shillong, visit the most famous Elephant falls and Shillong peak from where you can get a view of the whole city.Visit the famous Don Bosco Museum and Archery state  after a scrumptious meal.Explore the small fields and the bamboo framed shacks and enjoy drinking local tea. Spend the night in Shillong.End your tour by transferring back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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Short Trekking trail in Meghalaya
Short Trekking trail in Meghalaya

3D/2N

Shillong

The scenic hill slopes of Meghalaya are perfect for trekking. Hiking between settlements of vivid hill folks will be memorable and interesting experience. The amphitheatre of the Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya comprises of all the resources to cope with the challenges of the preliminary instincts of holidaymakers. Apart from caving you can do trekking. Trekking can be enjoyed to the fullest in several regions of Meghalaya. Pass through dense and abundant forests of Meghalaya. The whole scenario will leave you spellbound. The stunning Khasi hills add charm to the region of Meghalaya. The middle part of the plateau consists the Khasi Hills has the highest summits.
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38 Ratings

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Living Root Bridge Walking Trek
Living Root Bridge Walking Trek

3D/2N

Shillong

About the Activity:Get picked up from your place in Guwahati and you will reach Shillong to spend the first day of the tour with absorbing a fascinating look of Umiam lake en route.Embark on a walk through the Police Bazaar to see a detailed picture of the local life.On the second day, make the trip more energetic with a trip to watch thee world famous architectural brilliance, Double Decker Bridge.Trekking through the lush green forest in the hills is a unique experience and you would never feel like missing it.Stroll along the forest routes to evoke the attachment to non human world which is the greatest treasure possessed by nature.
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34 Ratings

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Double Decker Root Bridge Trek at Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya
Double Decker Root Bridge Trek at Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya

4D/3N

Cherrapunji

About the Activity:Start your tour from Guwahati to Cherrapunji on the first day and en route halt at the ravishing Umiam lake in Barapani.Stay in Cherrapunje resort or Sohra Plaza for the night with incomparable luxuries.Second day has a long trek to see the popular Double Decker root bridge of Nongriat village and it is said to have the most brilliant construction found in the world.Feel the suave attitude of the Khasi hills while you trek through it and experience the difference by staying in trekker's hut after a day filled with fun.Utilize the next day exploring many untamed streams and pools nurtured by the scenic surrounding in the place and return to Cherrapunje in the afternoon.
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23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 11,999

David Scott Trail, Meghalaya 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 25% off
David Scott Trail, Meghalaya 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 25% off

3D/2N

Shillong

About the David Scott Trail: The history surrounding the David Scott Trail is rather interesting. Do you know why the trail was named so? It was named after a British administrator by the name of David Scott. He was sent to India during British Raj and worked in North-east India for over 30 years. During his tenure, David Scott built a 100 km road that connected India and Bangladesh. It was a trade route. The present-day David Scott trail is a part of this route. It extends from Mawphlang to Lad-mawphlang.The conflict resulted in the Anglo-Khasi war. The war was basically between U Tirot Singh, who was the king of Khadsawphra Syiemship and the British. They waged a battle that lasted for four years. The Khasis were incredibly brave and fought until U Tirot Singh was captured and deported to Bangladesh. The stone formations, the uneven terrain, and the picturesque beauty of the David Scott Trek are bound to mesmerize you.About the David Scott Trail Hike:One of the most mesmerizing trails in the north-eastern part of India is the David Scott Trail. With an altitude of about 4892 feet, the trail is a beauty to behold. There are two distinct ways to start trekking. You can either start at Mawphlang and complete the trekking at Lad-mawphlang or you can also start with Lad-mawphlang and end at Mawphlang. The trek gradient ranges from easy to moderateWhen you embark on the David Scott Trek, you will come across a resting place called the “Ka Khor Ka Shinmai”. The place is named after the daughter of Dorsing Lyngdoh. You will witness majestic mountains encompassed with dense vegetation, stunning valleys, and alluring rivers. After that, the next thing to capture your attention will be a tomb. After several ascents and descents, you will reach the Umiam River. As you reach the endpoint at Lad-mawphlang, you will see some Khasi villages.Quick Facts About David Scott Trail:Destinations Covered: 1N Guwahati, 1N MawphlangDavid Scott Trail Start Point: Guwahati Railway station or AirportDavid Scott Trail End Point: Guwahati Railway Station or AirportDavid Scott Trail Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse with BreakfastTransportation: Car, Tempo Traveler.Customization: Available as per the requirement
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41 Ratings

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Hiking Tour in Meghalaya
Hiking Tour in Meghalaya

4D/3N

Cherrapunji

About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting trekking expedition in Meghalaya and witness the stunning beauty of this region.Start your tour from Guwahati airport and leave for Cherrapunji, the hill station of Meghalaya for a 4-5 hours drive.Trek through the double decker living root bridge after reaching the Nongriate village while enjoying the serenity.This 4 km trek will lead you through the jungle where you get a chance witness different species of flora and fauna.Pass the small rivers and enjoy the view of the crystal clear water while enjoying  a delicious lunch.Continue trekking in  Mawlynnong the cleanest village in Asia and watch the local people busy with their daily life.Visit the famous sky view point from where you can get a clear view of Bangladesh and hike to the single Decker living root bridge.From Mawlynnong leave for Dawki, the border point of India and Bangladesh and get amazed by the stunning beauty of the Dawki river and the plains of Bangladesh.End your wonderful tour of 4 days and head back to Guwahati airport with lots of memories.
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41 Ratings

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31 May 2015
Excellent
This trek has a beautiful trek path. This can be done at any season. A couple of years back, my friend went to this trek in the month of March, and he said it was good. However, I read that going in the month of June-October is the best time to go. But I went in September because of holiday constraints and it was awesome. I totally loved it. It is completely worthy.
21 December 2019
Excellent
It was an amazing experience. I had so much fun with my friends and family. Everything was well managed and perfect. Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
30 August 2019
Excellent
It was an amazing experience. I just loved it. Thank you Thrillophilia for arranging such an amazing tour.
It was my first trip to Assam and Shillong, it surely became one of my greatest adventures. The entire region is so clean and green that you would feel like living there. On this seven-day long tour conducted by Thrillophilia, we scaled a lot many places driving on the winding roads of Shillong, Cherrapunji and Assam. I took my underwater action camera with me and took such nice footages of the transparent river in Dawki. We enjoyed this trip to the fullest, jumped in the many blue pools of some awesome waterfalls and went on a caving expedition in the open-ended Maswmai cave. The famous village of Mawllynnong teaches the urban lads so much, what a nice and eco-friendly way to live. Even their dustbins are made of thin bamboo shoots, one of my favourite locations on this tour. Special mention to our guide and driver who enjoyed with us in the pools and rivers and gave us plenty of time to celebrate the beauty
Excellent
Just wow! My usual reaction to most of the places was “wow.” The floating clouds around the Shillong peak would move like white-handkerchiefs, I was really mind-blown at places such as Nohkalikai falls, Umiam lake, and especially when I watched over a hundred species of exotic bird in Kaziranga near the Brahmaputra stream. We even spotted the single-horned rhino and two tigers in the park and couldn’t stop capturing in my camera lenses. No matter how many times you visit Northeast, you just can’t get enough. Thank you Thrillophilia for making our journey so comfortable and perfect.
A nice place to stay and enjoy some adventure activities like swimming, kayaking, caving, etc. The camp is fully well-arranged.
Mawsynram is one of the best place to stay and spend time with loves once, Accommodation: was very comfortable and super clean along with attached washrooms. Food: The foods prepared by the local was organic and tasty. Activity: Great one which suits the place. Service: The staffs were hospitable and the host was awesome. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
Amazing experience in Meghalaya, this tour is a complete package we enjoyed everything on this nice stay and nice trek.
The place located at Lawbah ( Mawsynram ) I was amazed by the location it was just perfect the lake and the surrounding is so beautiful, Lots adventure activity, friendly staff, amazing foods, comfortable tens, Good guide for the activity. Kudos team.
Best tour for nature lovers, This tour was satisfying as the tour was well-organized and well-managed by the team, the homestay location was perfect with amazing views of the greenery hills and valleys, we tried the Khasi dishes which was incredibly delicious, the trek towards the living root bridge was not that hard but yes, stamina is needed because of the hilly areas. Everywhere only natural beauties like waterfall, rivers, hill and Lots of lots really would love going back.

People Also Ask About Trekking in Meghalaya

  1. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    Krem Mawsmai, Krem Mawmluh and Krem Umshyrpi Caves Trail: A natural web of caves invites you to go on an unraveling mystery surpassing an area of over 7 kilometers in Meghalaya. The Krem Mawsmai, Krem Mawmluh, and Krem Umshyrpi Caves Trail is one of the most thrilling and luring treks that one can experience. Nuzzled amidst the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, the limestone caverns are lit up with halogen lamps to show trekkers the way.

    Moreover, many areas and paths are still unexplored and unmapped in these hollows, especially Krem Mawmluh and Krem Umshyrpi that are also more demanding and are not suited for amateurs.

    Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult
    Duration - 6 to 7 hours

    Dawki Trek: A photogenic town near Shillong, Dawki is home to a plethora of natural attractions and is one of the trekking places in Meghalaya. Home to the transparent Umngot River, clean and unspoilt villages, and the international Border between India and the neighbouring country Bangladesh, you can explore all these and other places, even halt for a picnic at the river during a relaxing and blissful trek.

    Difficulty Level - Easy
    Duration - 9 to 10 hours

    Mawlyngot Village Trek: Perched amid the Eastern Khasi hills, at an elevation of 4800 feet, the Mawlngot Village Trek lets you have a chance to spend ample time in the beauties of nature, making it one of the perfect trekking places in Meghalaya. Starting at the village, the 6 kilometres long trail takes you through lush forests, petit hills, tea estates before finally coming to an end at the serene Umsong River.

    If you want to have a more wholesome experience, opt for meghalaya trekking packages that include additional adventures and overnight camping.

    Difficulty Level - Easy
    Duration - 2 to 3 hours

    The Living Roots Bridge Trek: The prized possession of Meghalaya, the double-decker living roots bridge is a bridge made out of ancient rubber tree roots by the works of the native Khasi tribe. This alluring and wonderful site is situated in Tyrna, which is a good 2 hour drive from Shillong.

    The adventure quest starts right from the village and ends at the Rainbow Falls, covering a distance of 8 kilometres. Although short, one cannot remiss such an exquisite place to enjoy Trekking in Meghalaya.

    Difficulty Level - Easy
    Duration - 2 to 3 hours

    David Scott Trail: At an elevation of 4892 feet in Shillong, the David Scott Trail is named after the British administrator who once worked in the Khasi hills from 1802 to 1832. Also, It is among the most exhilarating sites to go Trekking in Meghalaya. Scattered generously with the bounties of nature, the lush and sublime sceneries offer an opportunity to refuel your deprived souls as well as have an adrenaline pumping adventure.

    The trek consists of a 16 kilometre long path that gradually ascends from easy to moderate to difficult with some daunting stretches.

    Difficulty Level - Moderate to Difficult
    Duration - 7 to 8 hours

  2. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    No. There are no trekking places in Meghalaya that experience snowfall. The north-easyetn state of India despite being on a higher altitude does not have favourable weather conditions for snowfall.

  3. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    The best time to plan a trip to Meghalaya is during the summer and winter seasons that account during October till June. The temperatures during these months rarely dip beyond 30 degrees celsius with dry atmosphere, making it ideal for Trekking in Meghalaya.

    Other than that monsoons can be avoided completely as the state receives heavy downpour, making it the wettest region in India.

  4. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    Here are all the available modes of transportation to reach Meghalaya from different parts of the country.

    Rail - The closest railway station from Meghalaya lies in Guwahati, Assam at a distance of over 180 kilometres. Many direct trains commute from Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, etc. to the Guwahati junction and after getting off here, one can either board interstate buses or rent a cab to complete the rest of the journey.

    Air - The closest airport is Umroi Domestic Airport in Meghalaya, at a distance of around 30 kilometers from the Shillong City. Another option is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located at a distance of 158 kilometres from Meghalaya. Having a well-connected air route with other cities in India, the airport is situated in Guwahati, Assam. Much like with the rail travels, one can cover the remaining distance via buses or taxi rentals.

    Road - For travellers visiting from nearby cities and states, they can pick the roadways and drive directly to Meghalaya in their personal vehicles or rented taxis, and even buses.

  5. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    Yes. Meghalaya is a safe state to visit both as a tourist and as an avid trekker. There are no major instances reported involving travellers and as far as trekking trails are considered, there are many scenic paths for one to explore with guided and well-acquainted Meghalaya trekking packages that ensure safety and fun for all the participants.

  6. Which are the best treks to do in Meghalaya?

    The following list will help you pack and prepare for the trip and Trekking in Meghalaya.

    - Comfortable Clothing: lightweight, cotton t-shirts, track-pants and leggings for women
    - Sturdy Shoes: ideally with a good grip, comfortable and water-resistant
    - A day backpack to carry essentials
    - Raincover for bag and a raincoat (in case of unexpected drizzle)
    - A scarf, cap and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun
    - Sunblock
    - A few eatables (energy bars, candies, chocolates etc.)
    - A reusable water bottle, preferably 1 litres capacity

    These are especially for long duration treks and for independent trekkers:

    - Flashlight (for the longer trudges)
    - Camping gear: tent, poles, sleeping bag
    - A fire starter kit, First-aid, Medication, Insect repellent
    - Toiletries, wet-wipes/a small towel
    - Slippers and extra pair of apparels
    - A jacket (for colder weather)

    Miscellaneous:

    - Binoculars
    - Camera
    - Trekking Pole
    - Any other personal belongings