Adventure in the Khasi Hills: Pynter to Amkoi

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Adventure in the Khasi Hills: Pynter to Amkoi
Who is it for?
Why you will love it?

Experience a thrilling 2-day adventure immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the Khasi hills’ forests and the breathtaking Umngot River in Meghalaya. Discover stunning root bridges, mesmerizing riverbed landscapes, and crystal-clear waters perfect for a refreshing jump. Ideal for adventurous nature enthusiasts, whether beginners or experienced explorers, eager to uncover the pristine wilderness of Meghalaya.

  • Expert-led Forest Trail Experience
  • Safety Gear: Lights and Life Jackets
  • Packed meals for both days
  • Convenient round-trip transportation
  • 1 night of camping with memorable outdoor activities
Things to carry
  • Crocs/Water Shoes or barefoot for navigating boulders
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Dri-fit clothes for the day
  • Winter clothes for night
  • Socks
  • Protein/Energy Bars
  • Personal medications
  • Swimming costume
  • Bath towel
  • Headlamps
  • Power banks
  • Thermos Flask (if required)
  • Shades
  • Sun Cap
  • Raincoat/Poncho

Day 1: Discovering Umngot River’s Origins

Welcome to the start of our adventure! Today, we embark on a trek along the scenic Umngot River, originating in Meghalaya and transforming into the famous Dawki River.

Starting from Pynter village, we descend downhill for 3 kilometers, dropping 850 meters in altitude. Along the way, we encounter two fascinating root bridges, one resembling a staircase.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the smooth textures of boulders and rocks as we reach the riverbed. We navigate these wonders, testing foot holds and hand grips. Swimming is saved for tomorrow.

Our campsite offers sandy beaches, network connectivity, and breathtaking stargazing opportunities. Try fishing for a fresh meal with fishing rods only.

Despite the 8.5-kilometer trek, it presents various challenges and adventures along the way.

Day 2: Making your way to Dawki

Dive into Meghalaya’s purest waters today! A 5 km trek awaits, with terrain like yesterday’s, so we will breeze through it.

Guides will locate the cliff-jumping spot for an adrenaline rush and you will traverse the hanging bridge still used by Amkoi villagers.

Our journey ends by afternoon with a scenic boat ride at Shnongpdeng. Kayaking and snorkeling are optional based on your interest and time.

This trek is ideal for adventurous nature lovers, whether you’re a beginner with enough self-motivation or an experienced explorer, ready to embrace both familiar and uncharted terrains.

  • Immersive natural beauty and remote locations
  • Unique activities like cliff-jumping and root bridge exploration
  • Guided experiences ensuring safety and enrichment
Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during the trek?

Expect a scenic journey along the Umngot River, encountering root bridges, boulders, and rocks while navigating natural wonders and occasionally venturing through forests.

Are there any activities besides trekking?

Yes, activities include fishing, swimming, cliff-jumping, traversing a hanging bridge, and enjoying a scenic boat ride at Shnongpdeng. Kayaking and snorkeling may also be available depending on time.

Can I join alone, or do I need to be part of a group?

Both solo adventurers and group bookings are welcome. Solo travelers can meet fellow nature enthusiasts during the trek.

What is the best time of year to undertake this trek?

The best time to visit is from November to April, when the weather is dry and pleasant, making the trek more enjoyable and the river waters crystal clear.

What safety measures are in place during the trek?

Safety is a priority. Guides are trained in first aid, and participants are provided with life jackets and headlamps. Emergency procedures are established, and guides carry communication devices for constant connectivity.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Yes, please inform us of any dietary restrictions well in advance so we can accommodate your needs during the trek.

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