Walk in the Clouds – trip to Cherrapunjee and Shillong

Guest house at Mawllynong

Upcoming fixed departures: July 24 – 30, 2015 and Aug 28 – Sept 3, 2015

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Guwahati, drive to Shillong
Day 2 Shillong local and drive to Cherrapunjee
Day 3 Hike to Living Root Bridge
Day 4 Drive to Mawllynong, village hike
Day 5 Long hike to fishing pond; fishing
Day 6 Drive to Ghy; local archery
Day 7 Airport drop-off

Day 1 Arrive at Guwahati, drive to  Shillong ( 3 hours), a lovely hill-station in the state of Meghalaya. The road winds through green hills and crosses beautiful Umium lake. Along the way, visit the colorful local markets, run entirely by women (the Khasis are a matriarchal society), selling (and chewing) betel nuts, pineapples and oranges ( locally grown). Overnight: Shillong- Guest house

Day 2  Drive to Cherrapunjee on the Shillong plateau – this is the place that receives highest amount of rainfall in the world. Enjoy a short hike to the elephant falls and Shillong peak covered in mist. Explore a limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites. Late afternoon arrive at Cherrapunjee Resort, a lovely resort overlooking the Bangladesh plains. Overnight: Cherra Resort

Day 3  Half/full day hike to the living root bridges – these are bridges made by Khasis entwining the roots of living trees. If you go for the day long hike ( 8-9 hours) you can take a dip in a natural pool.. On the way you will see three interesting villages and can stop to interact with the locals. Come back to the resort for a well deserved rest. There are options for many hikes here check this link to see them. Overnight: Cherra Resort

Day 4  Drive across the plateau to the village of Mawllnong, considered the cleanest village in Asia. This village is really a special place – the villagers have made it so clean and green, it is like a piece of paradise! Walks to the watch tower made entirely of bamboo, and take in the wonderful view.  Visit the border market where goods are traded from Bangladesh. Stay at the community built guest house, made again of bamboo and thatch ( but with modern conveniences), and with a machan. Overnight: Mawllynong Guest House

Day5 After breakfast, hike along village trails to the fishing ponds ( 3-4 hrs), through a forest path. Picnic lunch, followed by fishing at the pond. Enjoy the mist and clouds, this is a place like no other, and as yet unused by anybody but the villagers. Overnight: Mawllynong Guest House

Day 6  After breakfast, head back to Shillong ( 2 hours), stopping at Umium lake for lunch. Come back to Guwahati to your guest house ( 3 hrs), reaching by late afternoon.Overnight: Guwahati Guest House

Day 7 Departure

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25 thoughts on “Walk in the Clouds – trip to Cherrapunjee and Shillong

  1. Hey… could you please send me the damages… also some mail id or number where i can ask more questions? Thanks a ton

  2. Please mail me to give details of the cost of the trip a walk in the clouds. We are a group of 5 interested in travelling in August or September 2010.

  3. Hi Kanchuki,
    We are interested in this trip walk in the clouds in November 2010,after Diwali.Please send me more detail and pricing.

  4. Hi ,

    Could you guys please send me the list of all the upcoming trips? I would live to be a part of any group which would be catering to bird photography in the north east.

    Kartick

  5. Can you send me the price for the entire trip.will that include the travel cost from X place to arrive at Guwahati??

    • v.keen to do shillong, cherrapunji, kaziranga, majhuli and brahmaputra and tawang. not keen to do in the monsoon. will be travelling alone, any group trip for me coming up with this detail? costing? itinerary and dates please?

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