This particular Multi-activity tour takes us on bicycles and on foot across the Khasi and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Due to its unique georgaphical location, it some of the highest rain fall on earth which in turn bestows this region with its amazing mix of forested valleys and grassland plateaus.
The cycling phase takes you across the beautiful landscape, whereas the hiking days take you through some of the best trails of the region, amongst which the famous living root bridges trail. Enroute we will picnic lunch in beautiful locations and swim in prestine pools while visitng waterfalls, caves and local archery competitions. During this multi activity tour of Meghalaya tour you will stay in quaint homestays, off the grid farms and small family run establishments. The tour will give you indepth and personal prospective of this land and its wonderful people.
The tour is quite flexible, we can mould the entire proceeding looking at your preferences and abilities.
> Level: Moderate > Total Days: 6 to 10 > Max. Cycling distance: Upto 250 Km > Hikes: Multiple day Walks > Terrain: 100% Hilly / Mountanious > Altitude variation: 150 to 1900 mts > Best Time: October to March > Airport in: Guwahati (Assam) > Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
> Hike and Bike in the ‘Abode of Clouds’ > Visit the live root bridges > Cycle along the Indo-Bangla border > Views, views and more views > Waterfalls, Caves, Archery, Cuisine and more > Stay in Village homestays, family run lodges and off the grid farms
> All accommodation > All Meals > Refreshment and water throughout > SUV backup throughout > Guide (NOLS First aid qualified) > Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets > FA Kit > Tools and spares > Activities as mentioned
> Accommodation: Eco Lodges, Farmsteads and Camps > Meals: As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines > Refreshments & Water: High energy snacks and Water during activities
** Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.
Scott 660 Aspect MTB / Trek 3700 - Fork 80mm travel, Front Derailleur Shimano FD-TX50 / 34.9mm, Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney RD-TX35 21 Speed (Upgraded), Shifters Shimano ST-EF 41 L / 7R EZ-ire plus (Upgraded), Brakeset Tektro SCM-02 mech. Disc 160F/160Rmm Rotor, Front Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Rear Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Weight 13.6 kg / 29.98 lbs
The terrain on this tour is totally hilly. Except for a few odd stretches the roads are generally excellent. The hiking is on well trodden tracks.
Sturdy SUV’s and sturdier driver will accompany you on every trip. the condition of roads do not allow for larger vehicles, however do our best to provide you the best in comfort in relation to the routes that we ply on. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.
No special permits required
Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 10 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.
We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.