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"Of Ancient Trails and Hidden Caves"

Of Ancient Trails and Hidden Caves - Meghalaya- (6N/7D)


October 20th to October 26th
November 25th to December 1st
December 9th to December 15th
December 23rd to December 29th

With uncountable waterfalls, over 1500 caves and around 100 root bridges, Meghalaya has proven itself, like we always say, to be one of the best natural amusement parks in the world! With it’s natural beauty and warm culture, it has come to be a year round destination for travellers from around the world. Yet, as the saying goes, “there is a season for all things,”, and each season in Meghalaya brings its own unique and awe-inspiring experiences.

As autumn sets in, Meghalaya’s landscape transforms into a mesmerising canvas adorned with a vivid palette of colours. The monsoon waters recede, leaving behind pristine and transparent streams, natural pools, and waterfalls.

The vivid hues of the surrounding foliage seamlessly merge with the crystalline waters, creating a breathtaking panorama, fit to be a painting in a museum of magical moments.

In this chapter, join us as we venture through the magical Khasi Hills (and a touch of the Jaintia Hills) with our focus on the hidden gems of the region. Prepare for dreamy hikes, ancient cave explorations*, dips in crystal clear waters, and so much more! Whether it be the lesser known living root bridges of the state, or the fossils from eons ago, there’s a lot to look forward to in this action packed week!

  • Explore one of the world’s longest sandstone caves*
  • Hike to lesser-known waterfalls and natural pools across the Khasi Hills
  • Cliff dive and kayak in the crystal clear Umngot River
  • Camp by the river, under the stars in Shnongpdeng
  • Explore the unexplored living root bridges of Meghalaya
  • Explore Sohra – one of the rainiest regions in the world
  • Stay on twin sharing basis on all properties
  • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 7
  • Lunch on Day 2, 3, 5 and 6
  • Dinner on Days 2 and 5
  • Transport on all day, from Guwahati Airport on Day 1 to Guwahati Airport on Day 7
  • All activities on Day 2 – Caving, Kayaking, Hiking, River Canyoning
  • All parking, tolls and driver allowances
  • Local Guides on all days
  • ChaloHoppo Trip Lead throughout the trip
  • E-pass to enter Meghalaya
  • Bonfires wherever required
  • Lunch on Day 1, 4 and 7
  • Dinner on Day 1, 3, 4 and 6
  • Activities at Shnongpdeng (To be paid for on the spot)
  • Shopping Alcohol and snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight tickets
  • Any camera fees
  • Hotel and Driver
  • Tips Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the heading “Inclusions”.

Which is the world's longest sandstone cave and where is it located?

Krem Puri is the world’s longest sandstone cave located in the East near the village of Laitsohum in Mawsynram, Meghalaya.

When was Krem Puri discovered?

Krem Puri was discovered in 2016, but its actual length was found during an expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association in 2018.

How long is the Krem Puri Cave?

Krem puri is 24,583 m long, which was measured by Meghalaya Adventure’s association between February 5th and March 1st of 2018.

Where can I find dinosour fossils in Meghalaya?

Meghalaya became the only state in North-East, and the became the fifth state in India after Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu to report Sauropod bones having titanosaurian affinity. The cave system of Krem Puri has dinosaurs fossils, especially the Mosasaurus, a giant reptile that lived 66-76 million years ago.

Where does 'Krem Puri' gets its name from?

The name of the cave is derived from the local Meghalaya language ‘Khasi’, where ‘Krem’ which means ‘cave’.

How far is 'Krem Puri' from Shillong?

Krem Puri is 64 kms from Shillong, which is a two and a half hour drive.

What can the different sightseeing spots I can expect to see in this itinerary?

In this exciting itinerary by ChaloHoppo, where we cover a new verse of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills Chapter. As the names suggests ‘Of Ancient Trails and Hidden Caves’, you will get to witness the world’s longest sandstone cave, the fossils of Mawlyngbna, Umngot river, david scott trail and coutless natural pools and waterfalls of Meghalaya.

What locations will we be covering in this itinerary?

We will be covering Shillong, Mawlyngbna, Sohra, Shnongpdeng, and Pongtung in this itinerary.

What water activities will conducted for this itinerary?

Kayaking in UmKhaKoi and various water activities in Shnongpdeng like cliff diving, boating, and many more.

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