Meghalaya Backpacking with Plan The Unplanned
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Meghalaya, the abode of clouds is a state in North-East India. This state is the wettest region of India and 70% of the state is forested. Naturally, the state has mesmerizing waterfalls, pitch dark caves, sacred jungles, several lakes, high hills, and valleys. Three main tribes namely the Khasi, Pnar, and Garo for the inhabitants of Meghalaya and are known to be friendly people who speak good English as it is their official language. It is a famous tourist destination among couples who want a romantic getaway or adventure seekers for seductive and dangerous trails.
Meet upon arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station. After the initial introduction, we travel to Shillong which is famously known as the Scotland of the East and is at an altitude of 4908 feet above sea level.
We will explore Cafes and Local market of Shillong in the evening. Overnight stay in Shillong.
Breakfast will be served in the morning. After that, the group will head towards Cherrapunji (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world. En route, the group will visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for a short sightseeing tour.
The rest of the day will be spent visiting waterfalls between Shillong and Cherapunjee followed by exploring Mawsmai cave in the evening. Overnight stay at Cherrapunji.
Post breakfast, the group will head for trekking towards one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites - Double Decker Living Roots Bridge. If time permits, we shall go exploring and trekking to the Rainbow Falls as well.
We will be returning back to Cherrapunji by evening and staying overnight there.
We wake up, have breakfast, after which we'll explore the various places in Cherrapunji including the two cave sites, the Nohkalkai waterfall, and the seven sister falls. Later on, we'll continue on the road-trip further to Mawlynnong, also known as Asia’s Cleanest Village. Afterward, we'll drive to Dawki, from there the India-Bangladesh Border is just 2 hours away. In here, you can roam around in between the India-Bangladesh border which is an unbarbed area free of any strict army vigilance, unlike most border areas.
Finally, we'll head down to our riverside camps. We'll spend a night with dinner, barbeque, and bonfire at Dawki.
After breakfast, the rest of the day is for adventure activities.The group will head off for adventure activities including cliff jumping, kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Except for these three activities, anything else would be at a personal expense.
Later, we'll drive back to Shillong with an evening at leisure. We are free to explore the city in the evening as this will be the last day for the Meghalaya backpacking trip and by this time, we would have already covered all our itinerary checkpoints.
Overnight Stay at Shillong.
Breakfast will be served in the morning. Post breakfast, the group will drive from Shillong to Guwahati. On reaching Guwahati, you can head back home according to your own convenience. The tour ends and we'll conclude our Meghalaya backpacking trip.
*You are advised to book flights for Day 6 as the group will be reaching Guwahati around 5 PM, booking your flight tickets accordingly.
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops?
This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited
They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day!
Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together.
Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
2 Nights Hotel Stay in Shillong, 2 Nights Home Stay/Hotel in Cherrapunji, 1 Night Camping at Dawki Transportation pick up and drop and sightseeing (Guwahati to Guwahati) ( Non A/c ) Guide charges/Entry Permits Breakfast (Day 1 – Day 6), Dinner at Dawki Activities ( Snorkelling, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping) Bonfire + BBQ at Dawki Tour Leader Basic First Aid support
Cost for any other activities not mentioned Beverage (drinks) Lunch and dinner on all days Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water etc) Anything not included in the inclusions above Transportation from and to Guwahati Airport Entry Fees to Waterfalls, Caves etc Additional expense added due to unforeseen circumstances such as cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/strike or any other natural causes would not be covered.
THINGS TO CARRY
We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.
- Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
- Small Back Pack(20-30 ltr)
- 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Hydration is much needed.)
- Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
- Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
- Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
- Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
- Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
- Flip-flops (Just to laze around.)
- First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
- Toilet kit
- Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water.)
OPTIONAL: AUX CABLE, UNO, BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, GUITAR/ANY MUSIC INSTRUMENT, or any other games.
Policy and Terms
Here's the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks/Backpacking Trips/Road Trips
- If you cancel before 30 days - 90% of amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 20 -30 days - 75% % of amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 15-19 days - 50% will be refunded
- If you cancel between 7-14 days - 25 % amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date - No amount would be refunded.
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy