North-East Backpacking

Treasures of Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya
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Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is famous for rainforests, root bridges, clean rivers, large unexplored caves and bamboo crafts. It has gorgeous waterfalls including the Nohkalikai falls i.e. the highest single plunge waterfall of India.

Manipur literally means, “Jeweled land”. The exquisite state is known for its dance forms, music and sumptuous cuisine. Most of the state is covered in forests, which inhabits rare species of plants and animals including the famous ‘Dancing deer’ of Loktak Lake.

Nagaland is the most under-rated and less explored state of India. Apart from the scenic beauty, it is home to diverse indigenous tribes and culture. It is known as the land of Festivals.

Caution:

This trip is not advisable for people with motion sickness, nausea, back or knee problems, and low tolerance to cold weather. We will be traveling on rough roads everyday. You need to get up very early in the morning and be ready before 6AM (here twilight time is 4:30AM). You will get rice (not chapati) in most of the meals (both veg and non-veg).

 

Brief Itinerary:

#Saturday,

Reach Imphal in the afternoon by flight. 

Evening is scheduled for visiting Shri Shri Govindajee Temple built in the 18th century adjacent to the former palace of Imphal.

 

#Sunday,

Drive to the well-known Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the World’s only floating national park and home to “Sangai”, the critically endangered dancing deer. Enjoy watching the flora of Loktak Lake- the largest freshwater lake in north-east India.

 

#Monday,

We will continue the sight-seeing of Imphal including Kangal Fort, the INA Memorial and the Japanese War Memorial. You can shop for handloom, handicrafts and much more at Ima Market, a market which is run entirely by women. 

Travel to Jakhama (Nagaland) in the afternoon.

 

#Tuesday,

Trek to the magnificent Dzukou Valley which attracts trekkers from all over the world. The landscapes made by rolling hills will keep you enthralled till sunset. Overnight stay at a very basic camping shade.

 

#Wednesday,

Descend to Jakhama in the morning and then travel to Kohima where we will visit the famous heritage museum and war cemetery. Travel to Dimapur in evening and catch night train for Guwahati

 

#Thursday,

Travel from Guwahati to the beautiful town of Cherrapunjee in morning and relax till noon. Visit the highest waterfall of India i.e. Nohkalikai. It has a plunge of 1115 feet (340m)

 

#Friday,

Trek through the dense forests and small villages to reach the double decker root bridge. The bridges are formed by weaving the live roots of trees which are hundreds of years old. You will be amazed by the combined creativity of human and nature.

 

#Saturday,

Travel to Dawki for boating in the crystal clear river flowing from India to Bangladesh. Later, get inspired at India’s cleanest village i.e. Mawlynnong. Overnight at Shillong

 

#Sunday,

Reach Guwahati (2hrs from Shillong) and take your flight back to your respective homes. Trip ends with GBs of memories and pictures

You can talk to us for recommendations on extended trip in the North-East.

If you want to visit Kaziranga national park on your own then take return flight on Tuesday

 

Fees: Rs.22,000

You need to pay 50% advance for booking the trip. Remaining amount can be paid in cash during trip.

 

Cancellation charges:

25% - two weeks prior to trip commencement

50% - within two weeks to trip commencement

 

Includes:

 - All transportation in jeeps, bus and train etc.

 - All meals and refreshments 

 - All entry and permit charges at various places

 - Inner line permits

 - Accommodation on all days

 

Excludes:

 - Flight till Imphal and return flight from Guwahati

 - Any insurance, medical or emergency cost arising due to unforeseen events

 - Bottled water/cold drinks, expensive food etc.

 - Any rise in cost of food, travel and accommodation due to delay or extension of trip due to unforeseen circumstances

 

Contact:

Email – kuya.krishna@gmail.com 

Krishna – 9820285295 (Available on WhatsApp)

Things to be carried

Compulsory: 

 - ICard and 2 photocopies of Icard

 - Wind proof Jacket and other warm clothes like winter caps, fleece etc. 

 - Sport shoes or trekking shoes. Extra pair of sleeper or sandal

 - Umbrella and bag cover

 - At least two personal water bottles all the time during trip

 - Personal medical kit, soap, paste etc. 

 - Carry one small bag to carry necessary things while roaming in daytime. It should ideally fit inside your main luggage

  

Recommended (but not compulsory):

 - Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap etc.

 - One bedsheet (if you are concerned about the hygiene)

 - Dry fruits, Energy bars etc.

 - Travel pillow


 

FAQs:

Transport: Mostly in jeeps

Accommodation: Homestay and Lodges. Rooms will be allotted depending upon available room size and gender composition of groups - separate for male and female unless requested.

Food: Both veg and non-veg food will be available. Most of the time you will have to eat rice. You are requested to keep healthy food backups like dry fruits, energy bars etc. Kindly avoid carrying junk foods like chips, fried foods, cream biscuits etc.

Drinking and smoking: Strictly prohibited till we visit BumLa Pass. Trip leader’s permission is needed on other days.

Timing: We need to follow “very early to bed and very early to rise”. We won’t wait for you if you are late in morning and you may have to incur extra expenses for your travel

Starting Point: Guwahati

Cost:

Rs.22,000 only

Upcoming Dates: Oct
 
Best Season: Oct, Nov; Mar-May
Customized Group:
Minimum six participants
 

Bhandup (East),

Mumbai - 400042

darkgreen.adventures@gmail.com

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