Maverick Meghalaya

North East, India

If staying at resorts/hotels; a 4-wheeler to take you around; eating at restaurants – is your take, then these adventures are Not for you.

In mood for something different? Willing to experience something new? Fancy trying new flavours and appreciate & accept the nature around ? Then read along…….

Tramping through small hamlets, pristine forests over the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, crossing rivers and bridges,
hiking to the waterfalls, mingling with the locals – These treks are designed to let you be one with the natural surroundings
spend time with the villagers and experience tribal life.

These trails wind into the essence of the place and the hikes intend to keep an eye on more than the footpath trudged.
The walks travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. There’s outdoor adventure on each of these hikes, but the
trails also tell a rich story. So here they are the holy grails of trails across the North East.

Explore the treks in this enchanting part of North East India !

You could also include the Kaziranga or Manas National Park to this experience if travelling between 1st Nov 2015 to 31st April 2016

Treks Offered:

Trek 1: Maverick Meghalaya – 4 Day Trek
This trek of 4D / 3N will take you though Shillong, Lad Mawphlang, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Nongriat and Cherrapunjee

Trek 2: Maverick Meghalaya – 6 Day Trek

This trek of 6D / 5N will take you through Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Lad Mawphlang, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Guwahatti, Dawki, Nongriat and Jaintia Hills

Trek 3: Maverick Meghalaya – 4 Days at the Farm
This trek of 4D / 3N will take you though Shillong, Mawphlang Sacred Forest and Mawlyngbna

Trek 4: Maverick Meghalaya – 5 Day Tough Trek
This trek of 5D / 4N will take you through Shillong, Lad Mawphlang, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Dawki and Jaintia Hills

Maverick Meghalaya - 4 Day Trek

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 01:GUWAHATI - FARM NEAR SHILLONG

On your arrival to Guwahati by flight, you will be transferred to outskirts of Shillong from the airport by road (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx). The drive from Guwahati to Shillong is a pleasure and the route winds you through the hills of sub Himalayan terrain. Enroute stop for a while at a beautiful lake north of Shillong - the Bara Pani, which resembles the 'Lochs', or lakes of Scotland. On reaching the farm, settle in to your cabin. Once you have refreshed you are free explore the farm and nearby. In the evening, gear up for some fun bonfire and barbeque with your hosts.

Meals: Barbeque Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 02: SHILLONG - CHERRAPUNJEE (TREK)

After breakfast head to the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, also referred to as the Nature's Museum with orchids and variety species of flora dotting the forest, making this place a pure visual treat. From here hike on the horse-cart trail popular as David-Scott trail leading to a sleepy village called Lad Mawphlang The trail winds through low granite and sandstone cliffs scattered amid rolling hills with clear stream running along the trail. The hike is made more interesting when our guide narrates you its history, some folklores surrounding it, interesting antidotes and stories as well as a walk through some of the historical sites.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your tents/lodges in Cherrapunjee (based on availability)

DAY 03: CHERRAPUNJEE - NONGRIAT (TREK)

Today, hike to Nongriat, which has some of the most remarkable sites away from the throngs of tourists. The Nongrait village best known for its two living bridges one an impressive double-decker bridge which is an ingenious engineering by the locals. Also there are many naturally created beautiful, crystal clear, glacial pools and some fantastic small waterfalls from the rivers flowing nearby

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your camp/guesthouse in Nongriat (based on availability)

DAY 04: NONGRIAT - GUWAHATI

Today, hike back to Cherrapunjee and from here you will drive back to Shillong or Guwahati for your return journey.

Meals: Breakfast

End of your tour! Return home with sweet memories.

Maverick Meghalaya - 6 Day Trek

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 01:GUWAHATI - FARM NEAR SHILLONG

On your arrival to Guwahati by flight, you will be transferred to outskirts of Shillong from the airport by road (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx). The drive from Guwahati to Shillong is a pleasure and the route winds you through the hills of sub Himalayan terrain. Enroute stop for a while at a beautiful lake north of Shillong - the Bara Pani, which resembles the 'Lochs', or lakes of Scotland. On reaching the farm, settle in to your cabin. Once you have refreshed you are free explore the farm and nearby. In the evening, gear up for some fun bonfire and barbeque with your hosts.

Meals: Barbeque Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 02: SHILLONG - CHERRAPUNJEE (TREK)

After breakfast head to the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, also referred to as the Nature's Museum with orchids and variety species of flora dotting the forest, making this place a pure visual treat. From here hike on the horse-cart trail popular as David-Scott trail leading to a sleepy village called Lad Mawphlang The trail winds through low granite and sandstone cliffs scattered amid rolling hills with clear stream running along the trail. The hike is made more interesting when our guide narrates you its history, some folklores surrounding it, interesting antidotes and stories as well as a walk through some of the historical sites.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your guesthouse / came in Cherrapunjee (based on availability)

DAY 03: CHERRAPUNJEE - NONGRIAT (TREK)

Today we trek to Nongriat, which has some of the most remarkable sites away from the throngs of tourists. The Nongrait village best known for its two living bridges one an impressive double-decker bridge which is an ingenious engineering by the locals. Also there are many naturally created beautiful, crystal clear, glacial pools and some fantastic small waterfalls from the rivers flowing nearby.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your camp/guesthouse in Nongriat (based on availability)

DAY 04: NONGRIAT - CHERRAPUNJEE - DAWKI

After your breakfast we hike back to Cherrapunjee and from here, catch our vehicle and head to Dawki a border town and the gateway to Bangladesh. This route will pass through the deep gorges and ravines, which is certainly a thrilling experience.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at Shnong Pdeng camp or guesthouse

DAY 05: DAWKI - JAINTIA HILLS (TREK)

An interesting full day hike, on the War Jainta Hills or "Wars" - the land of myths and legends. The 'Wars' have inhabited the steep slopes and deep valleys of the foot hills in the southern part of Khasi-Jaintia Hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight stay at Shnong Pdeng camp or guesthouse

DAY 06: DAWKI - GUWAHATI

Spend the morning by the Dawki river and then drive back to Guwahati for your return jouney. Then get dropped either at Shillong or Guwahati. Else stay overnight at the farm outskirts of Shillong (at additional cost) and return to Shillong /Guwahati next morning. Please advise accordingly.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong (if selected)

End of your tour! Return home with sweet memories.

Maverick Meghalaya - 4 Day at the Farm

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 01:GUWAHATI - FARM NEAR SHILLONG

On your arrival to Guwahati by flight, you will be transferred to outskirts of Shillong from the airport by road (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx). The drive from Guwahati to Shillong is a pleasure and the route winds you through the hills of sub Himalayan terrain. Enroute stop for a while at a beautiful lake north of Shillong - the Bara Pani, which resembles the 'Lochs', or lakes of Scotland. On reaching the farm, settle in to your cabin. Once you have refreshed you are free explore the farm and nearby. In the evening, gear up for some fun bonfire and barbeque with your hosts.

Meals: Barbeque Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 02: TRIP TO SACRED FOREST

After breakfast head to the Mawphlang Forest or Sacred Forest, also referred to as the Nature's Museum with orchids and variety species of flora dotting the forest, making this place a pure visual treat. When you walk through the forest you will see stone megaliths at the boundary and with orchids and many other species of flora dotting the forest, the place is a pure visual treat.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 03: MAWLYNGBNA DAY TRIP

Today after breakfast we head to Mawlyngbna, which is below Mawsynram. Spend your morning there swimming and kayaking in the river nearby. Later after lunch gear up for some hiking and trekking and head back to the farm.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 04: FARM - SHILLONG / GUWAHATI

Spend the morning at the farm and then drive back to Shillong or Guwahati for your return jouney.

Meals: Breakfast

End of your tour! Return home with sweet memories.

Maverick Meghalaya - 5 Day Tough Trek

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 01:GUWAHATI - FARM NEAR SHILLONG

On your arrival to Guwahati by flight, you will be transferred to outskirts of Shillong from the airport by road (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx). The drive from Guwahati to Shillong is a pleasure and the route winds you through the hills of sub Himalayan terrain. Enroute stop for a while at a beautiful lake north of Shillong - the Bara Pani, which resembles the 'Lochs', or lakes of Scotland. On reaching the farm, settle in to your cabin. Once you have refreshed you are free explore the farm and nearby. In the evening, gear up for some fun bonfire and barbeque with your hosts.

Meals: Barbeque Dinner
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong

DAY 02: DAVID SCOTT TRAIL - LAD MAWPHLANG - DAWKI (TREK)

Head to the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, also referred to as the Nature's Museum with orchids and variety species of flora dotting the forest, making this place a pure visual treat. From here hike on the horse-cart trail popular as David-Scott trail leading to a sleepy village called Lad Mawphlang The trail winds through low granite and sandstone cliffs scattered amid rolling hills with clear stream running along the trail. The hike is made more interesting when our guide narrates you its history, some folklores surrounding it, interesting antidotes and stories as well as a walk through some of the historical sites. On reaching Lad Mawphlang drive to Dawki and Jaintia Hills where you will camp near lake.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your campsite near Dawki/Jaintia Hills(based on availability)

DAY 03:HIKE TO LIVING ROOT BRIDGES (TREK)

Today hike to the 2 living root bridges that a little known to the outsiders. Return back to your campsite for a nice evening swim and fishing.

Meals: Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your campsite near Dawki/Jaintia Hills (based on availability)

DAY 04: HIKE DOWN THE UMNGOT RIVER

Today set out on a very interesting hike down the Umngot River and Shnongpdeng a charming village near the Bangladesh border. Hike across the waterfalls, lakes and a rustic charm. In the afternoon you can swim and relax by the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay at your campsite near Dawki/Jaintia Hills (based on availability)

DAY 05: SHNONGPDENG - SHILLONG/GUWAHATI

After breakfast, spend the morning exploring around Shongpdeng. After lunch drive back to Shillong or Guwahati. You also have an option to return to the farm outskirts of Shillong for an overnight stay and return to Shillong or Guwahati the next morning at additional cost. Please do advice accordingly.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight stay at your cabin/tents in farm outskirts of Shillong (if selected)

End of your tour! Return home with sweet memories.