Backpack Meghalaya

Explore the Paradise of North East - Backpacker's Style

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Starts at
23999 per person

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Available Dates in 2019

23 November - 30 November
(Sat to Sat)

Package Cost

₹ 23999 per person

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( ₹ discount from MyWanderlust )

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Additional Details


  • All transportation during the tour - Auto, Bus, Car, Jeep (Shillong to Shillong)
  • 12 Veg meals overall (no fixed order)
  • Stay from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Stay in hygienic and comfortable places but nothing luxurious
  • Guide fees and permits
  • Photo documentation


  • Flight tickets are not included. Transportation to starting point and back from endpoint
  • Transport between Guwahati & Shillong
  • Entry fees and tickets
  • Zip lining, cliff jumping and other adventure activity expenses
  • Any personal expenses, special orders, snacks, beverages & Food apart from those mentioned in inclusions.


Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in India also known as the abode of the clouds! Located in the northeast of our vibrant country, it is rich with cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes. While some people would know Meghalaya only as highest rainfall receiving state, it offers much more for off beat travellers. It is a place that would fuel the imagination of a creative person and probably give rise to masterpieces in literature, art, and music, such indeed is the pristine beauty of this state.

Meghalaya is full of sights and experiences that will leave one awed. We explore several non-touristy and hidden destinations, drive through the thick forests for swim in the fresh waterfalls, travel by local transport or walk, eat local food and stay with local at homestays to get a sight of their culture.This is not a luxury trip for tourists, but exhausting and exhilarating expedition for explorers & travellers at heart.


  • Visit the mesmerizing Wahrashi falls, Nokalikai waterfalls, Rainbow Falls, Krang Suri Falls
  • Walk through the dense forest to follow oldest trekking route for David Scott Trail
  • Enthral with the beauty of the cleanest village in Asia and surreal waters of River
  • Visit the renowned living root bridges and double-decker root bridge, built more than 150 years ago
  • Enjoy the snorkelling, cliff jumping, zip lining adventure activities
  • Meet and greet the largest Adivasi group in Meghalaya known as Khasi tribe


Itinerary in Brief

Day  01 – Arrival at Shillong. Introduction. Visit Laitlum
Day  02 – Shillong to Syntung for Wahrashi falls. Stay at a campsite
Day  03 – Head to Mawphlang sacred groove route / David Scott Trail. Stay at Chirapunji
Day  04 – Nokalikai waterfalls trek - Tyrna - Nongriat
Day  05 – Nongriat - Rainbow Falls. Explore around.
Day  06 – Tyrna to Dawki to Shnongpdeng. Camp stay
Day  07 – Shnongpdeng to Krang Shuri Waterfalls - Shillong
Day  08 – Depart from Shillong

NOTE: This is only a model itinerary, the exact itinerary will not be shared with the participants as there will be impromptu changes to make the tour more exciting. 



Day 01 – Arrival at Shillong. Introduction. Visit Laitlum
Arrival at Shillong. Check into your hotel and freshen up. Introduction and explanation of the concept of backpacking and what to expect from this tour; then Visit Laitlum, one of the most astonishing and scenic destinations, The Laitlum Canyons, which in honestly means ‘The End of Hills. 

Day 02 – Shillong to Syntung for Wahrashi falls. Stay at a campsite
Early morning wake up call to start from Shillong to Wah Rashi Kshaid in Syntung village a river formed by waterfalls for Wahrashi falls. Take pleasure in endless green pastures with paddy fields or vegetables patches; play in the waterfalls, glimpse undulating hill locks, grazing cattle to locals with traditional umbrella made of bamboo. The ride to and away from the destination is a visual treat in itself. Stay at a campsite

Day 03 – Head to Mawphlang sacred groove route / David Scott Trail. Stay at Chirapunji
To excite the pioneer in you we will take David Scott Trail. Follow one of the oldest trekking routes in Meghalaya that lay in existence since colonial India. The trail is named after British officer David Scott. The route is enveloped with idyllic view and pastoral landscapes. Stay at Chirapunji

Day 04 – Nokalikai waterfalls trek - Tyrna - Nongriat
Start early to see Nokalikai waterfalls- Tyrna famous for the double-decker root bridge, one of the must-visit attractions in Meghalaya.  The view of Nokalikai waterfalls is great but the trek up to top will be the most memorable experience and view incredible scenery with the rocks in various designs and sizes shaped by the running water. Stay at Nongriat

Day 05 – Nongriat - Rainbow Falls. Explore around
Start from Nongriat to Rainbow Falls, The path to Rainbow Falls though defined is not concreted and is a blend of alternating climbs and drops. The crystal clear turquoise water with play of rainbow colours is a visual treat and explore around.  

Day 06 – Tyrna to Dawki to Shnongpdeng. Camp stay.
Start from Tyrna and head to Dawki – Shnongpdeng to see the surreal waters of Umngot River.  Indulge in water activities such as snorkelling, cliff jumping, zip lining and many more. The landscape is surrounded by green bamboo trees bathed in golden light. The plains across Bangladesh will be visible and it will be a pretty sight and stay in the Camp.

Day 07 – Shnongpdeng to Krang Shuri Waterfalls - Shillong
It is the most magical waterfall you can lay your eyes on. Krang Suri is cut off from the tourist circuit. Located in the Jaintia hills, Krang Suri is blessed with shimmering blue waters and sparkling sunlight. This heady mixture of nature is sometimes known to create a rainbow. Head to Shillong.

Day 08 – Transfer from Shillong
Transfer from Shillong. Thus our amazing Meghalaya Backpacking Odyssey comes to an end with lots of memories, experiences and new made best friends!

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  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

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