MEGHALAYA - Nature's Favourite! - F5 Escapes - Solo and Group Women only Travel Company India

Day 1 – Reach Guwahati and proceed to Shillong via Umiam Lake
Day 2 – Mawphlang Sacred Grove, Arwah and Mawsmai caves, View points and Cherrapunjee
Day 3 – Trek to the double decker living root bridge and rainbow falls
Day 4 – Trek back. Cherrapunjee sightseeing
Day 5 – Mawlynnong – cleanest village. Camping by Umgnot River.
Day 6 – Krang Shuri Falls. Shillong
Day 7 – Laitlum Grand Canyons. Don Bosco Museum
Day 8 – Fly out


Meghalaya – the abode of clouds – is an enticing state. Dotted with myriad waterfalls and caves, this place is a beautiful amalgamation of nature, culture and progress. A matrilineal society of Khasi tribes is a story we should all hear. We are going to explore the pretty lakes, surreally clear river and the cleanest village in Asia. To the adventure seeker there is a  greatly rewarding trek to the double decker living root bridge and the crystal clear mountain pools, as well as adventure activities at the Umgnot River.

Please read everything carefully till the end. You should be sure of what you are signing up for. We welcome your questions.

Price: INR 42500 + 5% GST


Early bird discount of INR 1000 if booked on or before 9th August 2019.

Further discount of INR 1500 if booked in one payment.

Day 1 - 09 Nov 2019

Assemble at Guwahati airport and after lunch, proceed to Shillong. On the way, visit the beautiful Umiam Lake. Settle in to your stay and then move out to explore some cafes and the Police Bazaar. Overnight at Shillong.

Day 2 - 10 Nov 2019

We will be walking through the Mawphlang Sacred Grove today, listening to the stories of Khasi culture. The 78 hectare of land protected by the deity Labasa, is one of the may sacred forests across Meghalaya. Also walk inside the beautiful Arwah and Mawsmai caves. The journey today is dotted with these spots. Overnight at Cherrapunji.

Day 3 - 11 Nov 2019

Living root bridges are one of the most enticing factors of Meghalaya. Today we trek to the double decker bridge to Nongriat. It is around 3000 steps but totally worth the exercise. If your energy permits, we can trek till the Rainbow waterfalls and dip into the pristine mountain pools. The water is crystal clear and a color of absolutely mesmerising azure. We are staying tonight at Nongriat, a small village on the trek; so that we can do the trek at our own pace. Overnight at Nongriat.

Day 4 - 12 Nov 2019

After a relaxed breakfast we trek back to the base and return to Cherrapunjee. After lunch, it is a relaxed day. Rest your aching muscles and just absorb the beauty of the environs. We can also check out a few waterfalls of Cherrapunjee if energy allows. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.

Day 5 - 13 Nov 2019

We will be camping on the banks of Umgnot river tonight. But before that we will visit the cleanest village in Asia – Mawlynnong and the living root bridge or Riwai. A further hike will give you glimpses of Bangladeshi plains. Get into a boat ride where your boat appears to be suspended mid-air, so clear is the water. Cross the crystal clear waters of Umgnot and reach the campsite. Barbeque, bonfire and camping under the stars! Overnight at Shnonpdeng.

Day 6 - 14 Nov 2019

After breakfast, indulge in water activities on the river like SCUBA diving, snorkelling, cliff jumping and kayaking at Shnonpdeng. We leave for Shillong after lunch and proceed to Shillong. If time permits, we will stop by the Krang Shuri waterfalls. Relax at your homestay in Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.

Day 7 - 15 Nov 2019

After breakfast, visit India’s own Grand Canyon at Laitlum. Also visit the famous Don Bosco museum, focusing on local indigenous people & culture, with tools, clothing & artifacts on display. Walk through the lanes of Shillong. Shop for the scottish dress material and shawls. Overnight at Shillong.

Day 8 - 16 Nov 2019

Start for Guwahati, early morning. We may have breakfast at the stay or on the way, depending on flight scheduling. Reach Guwahati airport with lots of memories. Trip ends.


  • 7 nights’ stay:

    • 0n double sharing at Shillong, Cherrapunjee and Shnonpdeng
    • 0n multiple sharing at Nongriat
  • A dedicated vehicle throughout the trip
  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • Morning and Evening Tea/Coffee
  • Entry tickets to monuments
  • Boating at Umgnot River
  • Cultural performance at Cherrapunjee
  • Guide for Mawphlang Sacred Grove and for the Nongriat Trek
  • Toll and Parking
  • Guidance of an F5er


  • Flights from your city of residence to Guwahati and back
  • Meals other than specified
  • Activities other than mentioned.
    • Scuba diving: 2500/-
    • Zip line: 500/-
    • Cliff jumping:  300/-
    • Kayaking: 500/-
    • Snorkeling: 500/-
    • Rock Climbing/Rappelling 1000/-
  • Personal expenses – tips, laundry, beverages, medical expenses
  • Camera charges
  • Stay and vehicle charges if you opt out of the trek on the 11th Nov and go sightseeing. We can arrange it at actuals.
  • Guwahati sightseeing, if your return flight is in the evening. We can arrange it at actuals.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, personal flight delays and aspect beyond our control. We will definitely facilitate an alternative and handle the contingency, the cost being yours.
  • 5% GST

Terms & Conditions

  • If cancelled 90 days or more in advance, cancellation fee is 12% of the trip amount.
  • 25% of the trip cost if cancelled 89 – 60 days in advance.
  • 50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 16 days in advance.
  • Last 15 days – no show – entire amount will be forfeited.
  • If you use our services to book flights, cancellation charges of the flights will apply.
Option of Deferred trip:
You have the option of parking the paid amount with us for a future trip, if you wish to cancel joining this trip 60 days or more in advance.
Following conditions apply:
  • You need to choose the trip you would like to go with instead (the deferred trip) within 2 months of deciding to cancel.
  • The travel start date of the deferred trip should be within 6 months from the day you decide to cancel.
  • There can be only one such change and once you decide the deferred trip, the cancellation policy of that trip applies.
  • You cannot choose a short trip (less than 5 days) as a deferred trip.


  • F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
  • All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveller in getting medical attention.
  • F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.

Arrival & Departure timings:

Flight timings:

  • Arrival at anytime before 2PM in Guwahati on Day 1.
  • Departure, anytime after 12 noon on Day 8.

Note on weather:

It is going to be pleasant during the trip. Mornings and Evenings will be cold. You may get slight rainfall that may bring the temperature down further. Sudden drizzle is common in the mountains.
*Please note that now a days, climate/ weather is dependent on many factors and unpredictable hence above information might be subject to change during your actual travel days.


Everyone joining is an adult and we realise that we cannot dictate the behaviour on how you should enjoy the trip. All we ask is to drink responsibly. Hangover delays are going to cost a lot, and will not be tolerated at all. Excessive drinking on higher altitudes can result in serious dehydration and should be avoided. So please do not test your limits and enjoy in moderation. Also, do respect your roommate’s comfort levels with the alcohol smell and avoid drinking in the room if she is not comfortable.
If you smoke, please do so outside the room, even if the rooms have ashtray.

About your stay:

  • A beautiful, locally run BnB in Shillong located right amidst the cafes and eateries
  • A family run holiday resort in Cherrapunjee.
  • The stay at Nongriat is to be treated as a trek-camp. Although there are rooms instead of tents, the facility is basic. There are safe and small rooms with shared bathrooms, meant as a halt for the weary trekkers. This is a basic backpacker accommodation, in the middle of a trek with the whole dorm to ourselves.
  • At Shnonpdeng we will be staying in the camping tents pitched on the banks of the Umngot river.


  • Simple Indian food such as rotis/dal, rice etc. Toast/Omlettes will be available.
  • Most of the local cuisine in Meghalaya is non-vegetarian; a majority of them containing pork; and we will request those dishes if you want. Cafes in Shillong will have a great continental fare.
  • If you have special dietary requests, please let us know beforehand.
  • It would also be a good idea to carry some meal packets with you if you have special requirements.

Note > Prepare > Accept > Embrace:

  • You are advised to have enough warm clothes and jackets considering the cold weather
  • Every adventure activity comes with a moderate risk. The vendor is a reliable one but please take into account your own comfort level before going for any of them.
  • Trekking to Nongriat will require a certain level of fitness. It is around 3000 stairs one way just to the double decker bridge (near our stay for the night). The Rainbow falls are still further up and will take you an hour and a half one way from the double decker bridge.
  • The stay at Nongriat is planned just to give you time to explore the mountain pools and the beauty on the trek. By staying at Nongriat,we are ensuring that you are not rushed. However, stays there are backpackers’ accommodation – clean and basic, with shared bathrooms. We will have the whole dorm to ourselves.
  • We will be leaving our luggage behind at Cherrapunjee stay while we go for the trek. Just carry a change of clothes and essentials for the night. You will be carrying your own backpack, so pack with caution.
  • If you want to sit out of the trek, we can arrange for your stay and taxi for 11th Nov at extra cost. However, this whole trip is pretty active and if you are not up to activity, you may reconsider.
  • If you are involved in some sort of physical exercise regularly, you should be fine with the activity. If you have any pre-existing conditions, please let us know in advance.
  • Sun rises very early in North East. It will be very bright by 7am, and absolutely dark by 5PM. So the days will have to start our days early. Please cooperate with the trip lead. Being rural areas, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, Jowai and Nongriat don’t offer much of night life. So it will be early to bed and early to rise.

‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on redefining the way women travel in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream –  to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women from across the globe.

F5 Escapes offers fixed departure all-women group tours, customized itineraries for families, groups and solo travellers. We also do in-city engagements which include #JustGo travel meetups, workshops to educate women on travel safety, sustainable menstruation, motorbiking etc.

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