Hike along the David Scott Trail -Mawphlang, Meghalaya

Hike along a stretch of 17 kms trailing along the Umiam River between the villages of Mawphlang and Lad Mawphlang as you cover a portion of the 100 km long David Scott Trail. Named after a British administrator who came to the North-East of India in the year 1802, the David Scott Trail is one of the oldest marked trails (originally a horsetrack connecting Sohra to Sylhet in Bangladesh) in the region that are still in use. With the sound of the river accompanying you as you pass through sacred groves, monoliths, meadows, fields, natural pools and bridges, this hike is suitable for people of all ages. Highly recommended for the Nature Lover. Join our local guide as you tread along this trail learning more about the history and biodiversity of the land.
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    Where does David Scott trek start?

    The David Scott trek starts in Mawphlang and ends in Lad-Mawphlang in Meghalaya. Mawphlang is known for its sacred grooves, natural pools, meadows and bridges.

    What are a few things that we must carry for the David Scott trek?

    The important things one must carry before going on the David Scott Trek are

    • Good trekking shoes as the hike is of 17kms,
    • A large reusable water bottle,
    • Backpack, Raincoat, Torch, Warm clothes,
    • Personal medicine, and sunscreen lotion.

    How long is the David Scott Trail?

    The David Scott Trail is 100kms long. However, during the David Scott trek we will be covering only a mere 17 kms of the 100 kms long trade route.

    Who was David Scott? Why did he build this trail?

    David Scott was a British Administrator and worked in the Northeast for over 30 years. During his time, he built a 100 km trade route from connecting Meghalaya and Bangladesh.

    How far is Shillong from Mawphlang?

    Shillong city is 26 kms away, while Shillong airport is 52 kms away from Mawphlang, where the trek begins. It is a 0ne hour drive. 

    How far is Mawphlang from Guwahati?

    Incase you are coming directly from Guwahati, then it is 140 kms from the Guwahati airport, and 117 kms from Guwahati railway station.

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