Meghalaya Tour - Budget Package

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Meghalaya Tour - Budget Package

Meghalaya Tour - Budget Package

Official Adventure Partner

Departure Date & Time

17/09/2024 11:45 am

Return Date & Time

22/09/2024 9:00 pm

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Approved Adventure Tour Operator

Pick-Up Points
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Multiple Points in Bangalore

Meghalaya Tour Overview

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is not just a state of floating clouds, but a state that has a lot more amazing destinations to offer and be mesmerized by. Meghalaya is home to some of the most beautiful mountains, rainforests, and valleys in the world. Being one of the wettest places on earth, the rainforests and the crystal clear waters flowing through the streams and rivers are the sights that will take your breath away. The majestic waterfalls and living root bridges stand as testimonies to the people living in harmony with nature. The unique culture, colorful attires, and variety of foods are also second to none.

Monks on Wheels, in association with Muddie Trails, has curated this backpacking trip amidst the clouds, packed with destinations and spots that will surely refresh you inside out. Join us in this adventure exploring Meghalaya, creating memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

Our trip starts at Shillong, which happens to be the highest point in Meghalaya, and also the capital of the state. Since it is the highest point in the state, cold weather can be expected at any time of the year. You can experience the unique culture and cuisine of the state while enjoying shopping in the city. Shillong has a great collection of winter wears that you cannot miss. After relishing the exquisite views of Laitlum Grand Canyons, we will move to the Krang Suri waterfalls to take in the sight of the beautiful blue waters, the crystal clear waters of the Umngot river of Dawki and dive into the fun water activities at Shnongpdeng.

We will not miss the wettest places on earth since we are right there in Meghalaya! We will visit Cherrapunji, discover and explore numerous viewpoints, and also stop by the cleanest village in Asia on our way. The enchanting Mawsmai caves, immaculate valleys, and breathtaking waterfalls like Nohkalikai or Wei Sawdong are only a few of the best parts of the trip. We will also indulge in an adventurous trek towards the Double Decker Living Root Bridges and the Rainbow Falls. Our trip will end back at Shillong, from where you will leave with a mind and body refreshed and a bag full of souvenirs and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

You cannot miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Join us on this backpacking trip to Meghalaya to experience nature in its full glory. 

 

Highlights of the Meghalaya Trip:

  1. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges
  2. Laitlum Grand Canyons
  3. Crystal clear Umngot River
  4. Dawki expedition
  5. Shnongpdeng Water Activities with Camping
  6. Lush Blue Krang Suri Waterfalls Dip
  7. Trek to pristine Rainbow Waterfalls
  8. Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth
  9. Mawsmai Caves Exploration
  10. Nohkalikai Falls – World’s 4th largest Waterfalls
  11.  or 4 Layered Wei Sawdong Waterfalls
  12. Mawlynnong Asia’s cleanest Village
  13. Don Bosco Museum for North Eastern Culture
  14. Umiam – the prettiest lake
  15. Dress up in Meghalaya’s traditional attire

Short Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. The travelers who are arriving by flight will be picked up and will be accompanied by our team from Guwahati Airport at 11:45 AM.
  2. From there, the journey begins to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.
  3. Guwahati being a busy city, you could expect traffic blocks. The journey usually takes 3.5 hours, covering 120 Km.
  4. We will stop by a restaurant for lunch on our way.
  5. You can begin getting dazzled by Meghalaya and its beauty on the way as we can stop at Umium Lake and take a ride on a boat. You can spend a couple of hours here, catching the picturesque views the lake has to offer
  6. We will reach Shillong town late in the evening. You could buy snacks and drinks at Police Bazar and then check in to the guest house and get freshened up.
  7. Later in the evening, we will gather in the common area to get to know each other, with some games and music.

Day 2:

  1. The day will begin early with breakfast.
  2. We will head to the Laitlum Grand Canyon and get started with the trip enjoying the eye-catching view of the East Khasi Hills. You can also take beautiful pictures going down the valley through the stairs.
  3. From there, we will begin our journey to the extremely beautiful Krang Suri Waterfall, which is located in the Jaintia Hills.
  4. On the way, we will have a quick lunch break.
  5. Once reaching our destination, the waterfalls will greet you with its lush blue waters that will forever remain in your mind. You may take a dip in this beauty, but with life jackets on.
  6. The chilly waters might seem like a dare to jump into, but the adrenaline rush it offers makes up for the cold!
  7. After the soothing and daring dips, we will continue to the banks of the Umngot river at Shnongpdeng.
  8. Here, we will enjoy camping by the riverside, with a bonfire and fun activities.
  9. We will rest afterward to be ready for the adventures the next day has to offer.

Day 3:

  1. The clear waters of the Umngot river will greet you with the best mornings, with the fine rays of sun falling over the calmly flowing river. You can also explore a spectacular suspension bridge there.
  2. After having breakfast at the camp, we will get into the main activities at Shnongpdeng, which include boating, cliff jumping, kayaking, etc. (in accordance with availability).
  3. Soaking in the transparent waters of Shnongpdeng for a few hours, under the sun looking over you with grace, will be one experience that you could add to the best moments of your life.
  4. We will then stop at Dawki, where the Umngot river bids goodbye to the country, flowing towards Bangladesh. Here, we could get a peek at the border areas and our neighbors.
  5. The next stop is Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village in Asia. We will visit this village post lunch. In the village, you get to see the cleanest roads and a bamboo tower made to view Bangladesh from a distance. You can enjoy serenity and peace in this village.
  6. We will then head to the last destination of the day, Cherrapunji where we will spend the night.
  7. After dinner and the daily social hours, you can go rest in the comforts of your guest house.

Day 4:

  1. Our next day will begin with breakfast in the peaceful, cold city of Cherrapunji.
  2. After breakfast, we will head towards the base village Tyrna, from where we will begin our trek down to the Nongriat village, where we will find the Double Decker Living Root Bridges.
  3. This challenging trek will make us go down 3641 steps to the depths of Meghalaya. And we will be staying overnight at the Nongriat village, which offers just the basic facilities.
  4. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges are a marvel of nature and humans, who through generations, have constructed and maintained bridges made by bending the roots of trees. It will take us another 1.5 hours of trek to reach the Rainbow Falls from the root bridges.
  5. By the time we reach Nongriat, travelers are advised to carry enough food items like snacks, drinks, and energy bars as by then we would have reached some very remote areas of Meghalaya where finding proper meals is difficult.
  6. A dip in the cold waters of the beautiful Rainbow Falls is enough to drain out all the exhaustion of the trek! And if we are lucky, we could also spot a rainbow at the falls if the sun is shining still.
  7. After enjoying the falls, we will trek back to Nongriat village, where the village dorms will be arranged for your overnight stay. 

Day 5:

  1. This morning is also going to be a special one as the day starts at one of the remotest places in India.
  2. We will have to begin early after breakfast and get back to the Tyrna village from where we started. 
  3. The 3600 steps that we descended have to be climbed up. This might seem like a difficult task, but a little enthusiasm accompanied by stories and laughter will make them easier to conquer. The hike will usually take 2-3 hours, with frequent breaks in between.
  4. From there, we will start our journey to the enchanting Mawsmai caves, made of limestone, untouched by the hands of humans. It is a natural wonder that has withstood the passing of time and generations but which still holds its magnificence. Even though only parts of the caves are open to tourists, you can play around the maze-like structure and sneak in between the tricky paths!
  5. Later, you can dress up in traditional Meghalaya Khasi attire, look as colorful and vibrant as the state and its people, and take as many pictures as you need.
  6. Next, we will have a leisurely lunch to compensate for the lack of proper meals yesterday and regain energy for the rest of the trip.
  7. The next destination will be as per the group’s choice as we have two options, the Nohkalikai Waterfalls, one of the biggest waterfalls in India, and the Wei Sawdong waterfalls, which is a three-layered waterfall.
  8. Both places cannot be covered, due to time restraints caused by the early setting of the sun in Meghalaya.
  9. After the visit to the waterfalls, we will reach Cherrapunji, where we will stay in the homestay and will have our final dinner together.
  10. You may rest off the exhaustion of two days at the warm homestay.

Day 6:

  1. The day will have to begin early, as we have to check out by 7 AM. We will check out after breakfast.
  2. Once checked out, we will head towards Shillong, where we will visit the Don Bosco Museum. The museum is a center that showcases the colors and culture of the northeastern states. 
  3. The trip to this museum is one important part of visiting Meghalaya, as it will attract you more to the cultures of the North East and makes you want to explore more, like the states of Nagaland and Sikkim.
  4. In Shillong, we will have some tastes of the local food and the special Shillong teas.
  5. Our trip will end with the final destination being Guwahati.
  6. We will start around 3- 3 30 PM to reach Guwahati late in the evening.
  7. You could board the flights that depart after 8: 30 PM or, we could help you in finding guest houses to stay the night and leave the next day.

Note:

  1. You may also extend your holiday to visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam like many travelers often do. For this, check our Kaziranga trip details.
  2. You could also get assistance in booking your flights from our team.

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Guwahati to Guwahati)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 Breakfasts
  4. Dawki River Boating, Cliff Jumping
  5. Meghalaya Khasi tribe dress up
  6. All entry tickets, permissions
  7. Trip Captain (for group size above 5)
  8. Local guide for Double Decker, Rainbow Trekking
  9. Airport pickup and drop (fixed timings)
  10. Bonfire (at least 1 time)
  11. Once in a lifetime experience visiting all places mentioned in the Highlights section

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches, Dinners
  2. Any kind of activities other than mentioned above
  3. Any kind of insurance, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Meghalaya Tour Package Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs. 18325/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

Travel:

  1. Trip starting/ending point: Guwahati
  2. Pick up and drop at Guwahati Airport
  3. Tempo, Innova or similar tourist vehicle (6 days journey)
  4. Tempo Travelers in North East are of 2 kinds – 13 seater and 17 seater. 13 have pushback and 17 do not have pushback. We may book any vehicle based on availability and group number.
  5. There is no night journey on this trip. All travel is during day time.

Timings:

  1. Start time: Day 1, 11:45 AM
  2. End time: Day 6, 8:30 PM
  3. Vehicle will drop guests at Guwahati Airport by 6:30 PM on Day 6.
  4. You can book flights to/from Guwahati based on the above timings.

Stay:

  1. Shillong: Guesthouse for 1 Night (comfort, shared stay)
  2. Cherrapunji: Homestay for 2 Nights (comfort, shared stay)
  3. Nongriat Village: Dormitory for 1 Night (basic, shared stay)
  4. Shnongpdeng: Camping for 1 Night (basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Meghalaya Tourist Board
    > 2 sharing tents for couples
    > 3 sharing tents for others

Couple stay:

  1. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night.
  2. This is possible only in Shillong/Cherrapunji.
  3. Contact Organizers to check availability before booking.

Special case of Nongriat stay:

  1. Nongriat village (Double Decker Living Roots) has very few stays. On a busy week, if we cannot get confirmed stay booking at Nongriat, then the stay will be at Cherrapunji instead.
  2. This means we have to do the return trek also on the same day. Please read itinerary of Day 4 for more details.
  3. This happens very rarely.

Food:

  1. Breakfasts included
  2. Lunches & Dinners are self-sponsored
  3. Why?
    Based on feedback from previous batches, we excluded Lunches and Dinners as everyone have different food choices. Meghalaya boasts good food. There are multiple food options available at all the places that put travelers in confusion.
  4. All homestays at Meghalaya provide pre-set food for dinner or take orders as per menu.
  5. How much you have to spend for good food?
    150 – 200 per Lunch
    200 – 250 per Dinner

Miscellaneous info:

  1. Batch size: 5 to 20
  2. Trek Details: Double Decker Living Root Bridges and Rainbow Waterfalls on Days 4,5
  3. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (Beginners can attempt)
  4. Max altitude: Shillong at 5,200 feet above Sea level
  5. Climate:
    Cold at Shillong, Cherrapunji
    Pleasant at Nongriat village
    Warm at Dawki, Shnongpdang, Krang Suri

What’s next after booking your trip:

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Expect seasonal variations in Meghalaya depending on the month we are travelling
  2. During heavy rains, the waterfalls will be in full flow but water contains mud from the mountains
  3. During winters and summers, we may get crystal clear water in the rivers and streams, but water will be less
  4. Travelers are expected to come with open heart by appreciating complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.
  5. There is no luxury involved in any part of this trip. This is a backpacking trip with basic facilities.

Seasonal Variations:

  1. Jan to Mar: Winters are pleasantly cold in Meghalaya which pull tourists in good numbers. There’s still a good amount of water to play in rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). However, those giant waterfalls meant for viewing are quiet (Nohkalikal, Wei Sawdong) this season.
  2. Apr to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from April. Meghalaya has a long monsoon season. They start slow in April/May, consistently increase during June, peak around July/August and reduce by mid of Sept. Thick clouds all around interrupt views. With the brute force of water, one cannot take dips/play in water anywhere.
  3. Mid Sept to Dec (Post monsoon): The giant waterfalls (Nohkalikal, Weisawdong) are at their best post monsoons with enchanting views. End of the year (Nov, Dec, Jan) is good to play in the clear waters of rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). Temperatures may drop below 5 degrees towards the end of the year.

Things to Carry

Things to pack for Meghalaya Trip:

  1. Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
  2. A lightweight large Backpack for the entire trip (50-60 liters). Strictly no trolleys. Please remember this is a Backpacking trip.
  3. A small backpack for basic items (to carry valuables, water bottle, snacks, etc. for outdoor activities).
  4. Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID).
  5. A Passport size color photograph (important for permit).
  6. Thermal inners and warm clothes in winter (cold climate).
  7. A rainproof jacket with a hood during monsoons (to protect from cold winds, sudden rain).
  8. Thick socks, track pants, full sleeve t-shirts (to keep your body warm).
  9. Cap/Hat/Sunglasses (to protect from harmful sun rays).
  10. Sunscreen (SPF 50 or more).
  11. Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to).
  12. Hand sanitizer and liquid hand wash for Camping and outdoors.
  13. Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our stays.
  14. Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, wet/dry clothes).
  15. Water-resistant good grip shoes for travel, extra slippers to use at stays.
  16. Personal medications, any drugs that you may feel necessary (remember ghat roads, cold climate), basic first aid kit.
  17. No need to carry snacks/chocolates. You may buy at local shops to support local people in Meghalaya.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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Official Adventure Partner

Departure
Date & Time

17/09/2024 11:45 am

Return
Date & Time

22/09/2024 9:00 pm

Ministry of Tourism Logo

Approved adventure tour operator

Pick-Up Points
(click here to view)

Multiple Points in Bangalore

Meghalaya Tour Overview

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is not just a state of floating clouds, but a state that has a lot more amazing destinations to offer and be mesmerized by. Meghalaya is home to some of the most beautiful mountains, rainforests, and valleys in the world. Being one of the wettest places on earth, the rainforests and the crystal clear waters flowing through the streams and rivers are the sights that will take your breath away. The majestic waterfalls and living root bridges stand as testimonies to the people living in harmony with nature. The unique culture, colorful attires, and variety of foods are also second to none.

Monks on Wheels, in association with Muddie Trails, has curated this backpacking trip amidst the clouds, packed with destinations and spots that will surely refresh you inside out. Join us in this adventure exploring Meghalaya, creating memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

Our trip starts at Shillong, which happens to be the highest point in Meghalaya, and also the capital of the state. Since it is the highest point in the state, cold weather can be expected at any time of the year. You can experience the unique culture and cuisine of the state while enjoying shopping in the city. Shillong has a great collection of winter wears that you cannot miss. After relishing the exquisite views of Laitlum Grand Canyons, we will move to the Krang Suri waterfalls to take in the sight of the beautiful blue waters, the crystal clear waters of the Umngot river of Dawki and dive into the fun water activities at Shnongpdeng.

We will not miss the wettest places on earth since we are right there in Meghalaya! We will visit Cherrapunji, discover and explore numerous viewpoints, and also stop by the cleanest village in Asia on our way. The enchanting Mawsmai caves, immaculate valleys, and breathtaking waterfalls like Nohkalikai or Wei Sawdong are only a few of the best parts of the trip. We will also indulge in an adventurous trek towards the Double Decker Living Root Bridges and the Rainbow Falls. Our trip will end back at Shillong, from where you will leave with a mind and body refreshed and a bag full of souvenirs and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

You cannot miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Join us on this backpacking trip to Meghalaya to experience nature in its full glory. 

 

Highlights of the Meghalaya Trip:

  1. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges
  2. Laitlum Grand Canyons
  3. Crystal clear Umngot River
  4. Dawki expedition
  5. Shnongpdeng Water Activities with Camping
  6. Lush Blue Krang Suri Waterfalls Dip
  7. Trek to pristine Rainbow Waterfalls
  8. Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth
  9. Mawsmai Caves Exploration
  10. Nohkalikai Falls – World’s 4th largest Waterfalls
  11.  or 4 Layered Wei Sawdong Waterfalls
  12. Mawlynnong Asia’s cleanest Village
  13. Don Bosco Museum for North Eastern Culture
  14. Umiam – the prettiest lake
  15. Dress up in Meghalaya’s traditional attire

Short Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. The travelers who are arriving by flight will be picked up and will be accompanied by our team from Guwahati Airport at 11:45 AM.
  2. From there, the journey begins to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.
  3. Guwahati being a busy city, you could expect traffic blocks. The journey usually takes 3.5 hours, covering 120 Km.
  4. We will stop by a restaurant for lunch on our way.
  5. You can begin getting dazzled by Meghalaya and its beauty on the way as we can stop at Umium Lake and take a ride on a boat. You can spend a couple of hours here, catching the picturesque views the lake has to offer
  6. We will reach Shillong town late in the evening. You could buy snacks and drinks at Police Bazar and then check in to the guest house and get freshened up.
  7. Later in the evening, we will gather in the common area to get to know each other, with some games and music.

Day 2:

  1. The day will begin early with breakfast.
  2. We will head to the Laitlum Grand Canyon and get started with the trip enjoying the eye-catching view of the East Khasi Hills. You can also take beautiful pictures going down the valley through the stairs.
  3. From there, we will begin our journey to the extremely beautiful Krang Suri Waterfall, which is located in the Jaintia Hills.
  4. On the way, we will have a quick lunch break.
  5. Once reaching our destination, the waterfalls will greet you with its lush blue waters that will forever remain in your mind. You may take a dip in this beauty, but with life jackets on.
  6. The chilly waters might seem like a dare to jump into, but the adrenaline rush it offers makes up for the cold!
  7. After the soothing and daring dips, we will continue to the banks of the Umngot river at Shnongpdeng.
  8. Here, we will enjoy camping by the riverside, with a bonfire and fun activities.
  9. We will rest afterward to be ready for the adventures the next day has to offer.

Day 3:

  1. The clear waters of the Umngot river will greet you with the best mornings, with the fine rays of sun falling over the calmly flowing river. You can also explore a spectacular suspension bridge there.
  2. After having breakfast at the camp, we will get into the main activities at Shnongpdeng, which include boating, cliff jumping, kayaking, etc. (in accordance with availability).
  3. Soaking in the transparent waters of Shnongpdeng for a few hours, under the sun looking over you with grace, will be one experience that you could add to the best moments of your life.
  4. We will then stop at Dawki, where the Umngot river bids goodbye to the country, flowing towards Bangladesh. Here, we could get a peek at the border areas and our neighbors.
  5. The next stop is Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village in Asia. We will visit this village post lunch. In the village, you get to see the cleanest roads and a bamboo tower made to view Bangladesh from a distance. You can enjoy serenity and peace in this village.
  6. We will then head to the last destination of the day, Cherrapunji where we will spend the night.
  7. After dinner and the daily social hours, you can go rest in the comforts of your guest house.

Day 4:

  1. Our next day will begin with breakfast in the peaceful, cold city of Cherrapunji.
  2. After breakfast, we will head towards the base village Tyrna, from where we will begin our trek down to the Nongriat village, where we will find the Double Decker Living Root Bridges.
  3. This challenging trek will make us go down 3641 steps to the depths of Meghalaya. And we will be staying overnight at the Nongriat village, which offers just the basic facilities.
  4. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges are a marvel of nature and humans, who through generations, have constructed and maintained bridges made by bending the roots of trees. It will take us another 1.5 hours of trek to reach the Rainbow Falls from the root bridges.
  5. By the time we reach Nongriat, travelers are advised to carry enough food items like snacks, drinks, and energy bars as by then we would have reached some very remote areas of Meghalaya where finding proper meals is difficult.
  6. A dip in the cold waters of the beautiful Rainbow Falls is enough to drain out all the exhaustion of the trek! And if we are lucky, we could also spot a rainbow at the falls if the sun is shining still.
  7. After enjoying the falls, we will trek back to Nongriat village, where the village dorms will be arranged for your overnight stay. 

Day 5:

  1. This morning is also going to be a special one as the day starts at one of the remotest places in India.
  2. We will have to begin early after breakfast and get back to the Tyrna village from where we started. 
  3. The 3600 steps that we descended have to be climbed up. This might seem like a difficult task, but a little enthusiasm accompanied by stories and laughter will make them easier to conquer. The hike will usually take 2-3 hours, with frequent breaks in between.
  4. From there, we will start our journey to the enchanting Mawsmai caves, made of limestone, untouched by the hands of humans. It is a natural wonder that has withstood the passing of time and generations but which still holds its magnificence. Even though only parts of the caves are open to tourists, you can play around the maze-like structure and sneak in between the tricky paths!
  5. Later, you can dress up in traditional Meghalaya Khasi attire, look as colorful and vibrant as the state and its people, and take as many pictures as you need.
  6. Next, we will have a leisurely lunch to compensate for the lack of proper meals yesterday and regain energy for the rest of the trip.
  7. The next destination will be as per the group’s choice as we have two options, the Nohkalikai Waterfalls, one of the biggest waterfalls in India, and the Wei Sawdong waterfalls, which is a three-layered waterfall.
  8. Both places cannot be covered, due to time restraints caused by the early setting of the sun in Meghalaya.
  9. After the visit to the waterfalls, we will reach Cherrapunji, where we will stay in the homestay and will have our final dinner together.
  10. You may rest off the exhaustion of two days at the warm homestay.

Day 6:

  1. The day will have to begin early, as we have to check out by 7 AM. We will check out after breakfast.
  2. Once checked out, we will head towards Shillong, where we will visit the Don Bosco Museum. The museum is a center that showcases the colors and culture of the northeastern states. 
  3. The trip to this museum is one important part of visiting Meghalaya, as it will attract you more to the cultures of the North East and makes you want to explore more, like the states of Nagaland and Sikkim.
  4. In Shillong, we will have some tastes of the local food and the special Shillong teas.
  5. Our trip will end with the final destination being Guwahati.
  6. We will start around 3- 3 30 PM to reach Guwahati late in the evening.
  7. You could board the flights that depart after 8: 30 PM or, we could help you in finding guest houses to stay the night and leave the next day.

Note:

  1. You may also extend your holiday to visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam like many travelers often do. For this, check our Kaziranga trip details.
  2. You could also get assistance in booking your flights from our team.

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Guwahati to Guwahati)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 Breakfasts
  4. Dawki River Boating, Cliff Jumping
  5. Meghalaya Khasi tribe dress up
  6. All entry tickets, permissions
  7. Trip Captain (for group size above 5)
  8. Local guide for Double Decker, Rainbow Trekking
  9. Airport pickup and drop (fixed timings)
  10. Bonfire (at least 1 time)
  11. Once in a lifetime experience visiting all places mentioned in the Highlights section

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches, Dinners
  2. Any kind of activities other than mentioned above
  3. Any kind of insurance, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Meghalaya Tour Package Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs. 18325/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

Travel:

  1. Trip starting/ending point: Guwahati
  2. Pick up and drop at Guwahati Airport
  3. Tempo, Innova or similar tourist vehicle (6 days journey)
  4. Tempo Travelers in North East are of 2 kinds – 13 seater and 17 seater. 13 have pushback and 17 do not have pushback. We may book any vehicle based on availability and group number.
  5. There is no night journey on this trip. All travel is during day time.

Timings:

  1. Start time: Day 1, 11:45 AM
  2. End time: Day 6, 8:30 PM
  3. Vehicle will drop guests at Guwahati Airport by 6:30 PM on Day 6.
  4. You can book flights to/from Guwahati based on the above timings.

Stay:

  1. Shillong: Guesthouse for 1 Night (comfort, shared stay)
  2. Cherrapunji: Homestay for 2 Nights (comfort, shared stay)
  3. Nongriat Village: Dormitory for 1 Night (basic, shared stay)
  4. Shnongpdeng: Camping for 1 Night (basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Meghalaya Tourist Board
    > 2 sharing tents for couples
    > 3 sharing tents for others

Couple stay:

  1. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night.
  2. This is possible only in Shillong/Cherrapunji.
  3. Contact Organizers to check availability before booking.

Special case of Nongriat stay:

  1. Nongriat village (Double Decker Living Roots) has very few stays. On a busy week, if we cannot get confirmed stay booking at Nongriat, then the stay will be at Cherrapunji instead.
  2. This means we have to do the return trek also on the same day. Please read itinerary of Day 4 for more details.
  3. This happens very rarely.

Food:

  1. Breakfasts included
  2. Lunches & Dinners are self-sponsored
  3. Why?
    Based on feedback from previous batches, we excluded Lunches and Dinners as everyone have different food choices. Meghalaya boasts good food. There are multiple food options available at all the places that put travelers in confusion.
  4. All homestays at Meghalaya provide pre-set food for dinner or take orders as per menu.
  5. How much you have to spend for good food?
    150 – 200 per Lunch
    200 – 250 per Dinner

Miscellaneous info:

  1. Batch size: 5 to 20
  2. Trek Details: Double Decker Living Root Bridges and Rainbow Waterfalls on Days 4,5
  3. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (Beginners can attempt)
  4. Max altitude: Shillong at 5,200 feet above Sea level
  5. Climate:
    Cold at Shillong, Cherrapunji
    Pleasant at Nongriat village
    Warm at Dawki, Shnongpdang, Krang Suri

What’s next after booking your trip:

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Expect seasonal variations in Meghalaya depending on the month we are travelling
  2. During heavy rains, the waterfalls will be in full flow but water contains mud from the mountains
  3. During winters and summers, we may get crystal clear water in the rivers and streams, but water will be less
  4. Travelers are expected to come with open heart by appreciating complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.
  5. There is no luxury involved in any part of this trip. This is a backpacking trip with basic facilities.

Seasonal Variations:

  1. Jan to Mar: Winters are pleasantly cold in Meghalaya which pull tourists in good numbers. There’s still a good amount of water to play in rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). However, those giant waterfalls meant for viewing are quiet (Nohkalikal, Wei Sawdong) this season.
  2. Apr to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from April. Meghalaya has a long monsoon season. They start slow in April/May, consistently increase during June, peak around July/August and reduce by mid of Sept. Thick clouds all around interrupt views. With the brute force of water, one cannot take dips/play in water anywhere.
  3. Mid Sept to Dec (Post monsoon): The giant waterfalls (Nohkalikal, Weisawdong) are at their best post monsoons with enchanting views. End of the year (Nov, Dec, Jan) is good to play in the clear waters of rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). Temperatures may drop below 5 degrees towards the end of the year.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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17/09/2024 11:45 am

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Meghalaya Tour Overview

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is not just a state of floating clouds, but a state that has a lot more amazing destinations to offer and be mesmerized by. Meghalaya is home to some of the most beautiful mountains, rainforests, and valleys in the world. Being one of the wettest places on earth, the rainforests and the crystal clear waters flowing through the streams and rivers are the sights that will take your breath away. The majestic waterfalls and living root bridges stand as testimonies to the people living in harmony with nature. The unique culture, colorful attires, and variety of foods are also second to none.

Monks on Wheels, in association with Muddie Trails, has curated this backpacking trip amidst the clouds, packed with destinations and spots that will surely refresh you inside out. Join us in this adventure exploring Meghalaya, creating memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

Our trip starts at Shillong, which happens to be the highest point in Meghalaya, and also the capital of the state. Since it is the highest point in the state, cold weather can be expected at any time of the year. You can experience the unique culture and cuisine of the state while enjoying shopping in the city. Shillong has a great collection of winter wears that you cannot miss. After relishing the exquisite views of Laitlum Grand Canyons, we will move to the Krang Suri waterfalls to take in the sight of the beautiful blue waters, the crystal clear waters of the Umngot river of Dawki and dive into the fun water activities at Shnongpdeng.

We will not miss the wettest places on earth since we are right there in Meghalaya! We will visit Cherrapunji, discover and explore numerous viewpoints, and also stop by the cleanest village in Asia on our way. The enchanting Mawsmai caves, immaculate valleys, and breathtaking waterfalls like Nohkalikai or Wei Sawdong are only a few of the best parts of the trip. We will also indulge in an adventurous trek towards the Double Decker Living Root Bridges and the Rainbow Falls. Our trip will end back at Shillong, from where you will leave with a mind and body refreshed and a bag full of souvenirs and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

You cannot miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Join us on this backpacking trip to Meghalaya to experience nature in its full glory. 

 

Highlights of the Meghalaya Trip:

  1. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges
  2. Laitlum Grand Canyons
  3. Crystal clear Umngot River
  4. Dawki expedition
  5. Shnongpdeng Water Activities with Camping
  6. Lush Blue Krang Suri Waterfalls Dip
  7. Trek to pristine Rainbow Waterfalls
  8. Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth
  9. Mawsmai Caves Exploration
  10. Nohkalikai Falls – World’s 4th largest Waterfalls
  11.  or 4 Layered Wei Sawdong Waterfalls
  12. Mawlynnong Asia’s cleanest Village
  13. Don Bosco Museum for North Eastern Culture
  14. Umiam – the prettiest lake
  15. Dress up in Meghalaya’s traditional attire

Short Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. The travelers who are arriving by flight will be picked up and will be accompanied by our team from Guwahati Airport at 11:45 AM.
  2. From there, the journey begins to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.
  3. Guwahati being a busy city, you could expect traffic blocks. The journey usually takes 3.5 hours, covering 120 Km.
  4. We will stop by a restaurant for lunch on our way.
  5. You can begin getting dazzled by Meghalaya and its beauty on the way as we can stop at Umium Lake and take a ride on a boat. You can spend a couple of hours here, catching the picturesque views the lake has to offer
  6. We will reach Shillong town late in the evening. You could buy snacks and drinks at Police Bazar and then check in to the guest house and get freshened up.
  7. Later in the evening, we will gather in the common area to get to know each other, with some games and music.

Day 2:

  1. The day will begin early with breakfast.
  2. We will head to the Laitlum Grand Canyon and get started with the trip enjoying the eye-catching view of the East Khasi Hills. You can also take beautiful pictures going down the valley through the stairs.
  3. From there, we will begin our journey to the extremely beautiful Krang Suri Waterfall, which is located in the Jaintia Hills.
  4. On the way, we will have a quick lunch break.
  5. Once reaching our destination, the waterfalls will greet you with its lush blue waters that will forever remain in your mind. You may take a dip in this beauty, but with life jackets on.
  6. The chilly waters might seem like a dare to jump into, but the adrenaline rush it offers makes up for the cold!
  7. After the soothing and daring dips, we will continue to the banks of the Umngot river at Shnongpdeng.
  8. Here, we will enjoy camping by the riverside, with a bonfire and fun activities.
  9. We will rest afterward to be ready for the adventures the next day has to offer.

Day 3:

  1. The clear waters of the Umngot river will greet you with the best mornings, with the fine rays of sun falling over the calmly flowing river. You can also explore a spectacular suspension bridge there.
  2. After having breakfast at the camp, we will get into the main activities at Shnongpdeng, which include boating, cliff jumping, kayaking, etc. (in accordance with availability).
  3. Soaking in the transparent waters of Shnongpdeng for a few hours, under the sun looking over you with grace, will be one experience that you could add to the best moments of your life.
  4. We will then stop at Dawki, where the Umngot river bids goodbye to the country, flowing towards Bangladesh. Here, we could get a peek at the border areas and our neighbors.
  5. The next stop is Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village in Asia. We will visit this village post lunch. In the village, you get to see the cleanest roads and a bamboo tower made to view Bangladesh from a distance. You can enjoy serenity and peace in this village.
  6. We will then head to the last destination of the day, Cherrapunji where we will spend the night.
  7. After dinner and the daily social hours, you can go rest in the comforts of your guest house.

Day 4:

  1. Our next day will begin with breakfast in the peaceful, cold city of Cherrapunji.
  2. After breakfast, we will head towards the base village Tyrna, from where we will begin our trek down to the Nongriat village, where we will find the Double Decker Living Root Bridges.
  3. This challenging trek will make us go down 3641 steps to the depths of Meghalaya. And we will be staying overnight at the Nongriat village, which offers just the basic facilities.
  4. The Double Decker Living Root Bridges are a marvel of nature and humans, who through generations, have constructed and maintained bridges made by bending the roots of trees. It will take us another 1.5 hours of trek to reach the Rainbow Falls from the root bridges.
  5. By the time we reach Nongriat, travelers are advised to carry enough food items like snacks, drinks, and energy bars as by then we would have reached some very remote areas of Meghalaya where finding proper meals is difficult.
  6. A dip in the cold waters of the beautiful Rainbow Falls is enough to drain out all the exhaustion of the trek! And if we are lucky, we could also spot a rainbow at the falls if the sun is shining still.
  7. After enjoying the falls, we will trek back to Nongriat village, where the village dorms will be arranged for your overnight stay. 

Day 5:

  1. This morning is also going to be a special one as the day starts at one of the remotest places in India.
  2. We will have to begin early after breakfast and get back to the Tyrna village from where we started. 
  3. The 3600 steps that we descended have to be climbed up. This might seem like a difficult task, but a little enthusiasm accompanied by stories and laughter will make them easier to conquer. The hike will usually take 2-3 hours, with frequent breaks in between.
  4. From there, we will start our journey to the enchanting Mawsmai caves, made of limestone, untouched by the hands of humans. It is a natural wonder that has withstood the passing of time and generations but which still holds its magnificence. Even though only parts of the caves are open to tourists, you can play around the maze-like structure and sneak in between the tricky paths!
  5. Later, you can dress up in traditional Meghalaya Khasi attire, look as colorful and vibrant as the state and its people, and take as many pictures as you need.
  6. Next, we will have a leisurely lunch to compensate for the lack of proper meals yesterday and regain energy for the rest of the trip.
  7. The next destination will be as per the group’s choice as we have two options, the Nohkalikai Waterfalls, one of the biggest waterfalls in India, and the Wei Sawdong waterfalls, which is a three-layered waterfall.
  8. Both places cannot be covered, due to time restraints caused by the early setting of the sun in Meghalaya.
  9. After the visit to the waterfalls, we will reach Cherrapunji, where we will stay in the homestay and will have our final dinner together.
  10. You may rest off the exhaustion of two days at the warm homestay.

Day 6:

  1. The day will have to begin early, as we have to check out by 7 AM. We will check out after breakfast.
  2. Once checked out, we will head towards Shillong, where we will visit the Don Bosco Museum. The museum is a center that showcases the colors and culture of the northeastern states. 
  3. The trip to this museum is one important part of visiting Meghalaya, as it will attract you more to the cultures of the North East and makes you want to explore more, like the states of Nagaland and Sikkim.
  4. In Shillong, we will have some tastes of the local food and the special Shillong teas.
  5. Our trip will end with the final destination being Guwahati.
  6. We will start around 3- 3 30 PM to reach Guwahati late in the evening.
  7. You could board the flights that depart after 8: 30 PM or, we could help you in finding guest houses to stay the night and leave the next day.

Note:

  1. You may also extend your holiday to visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam like many travelers often do. For this, check our Kaziranga trip details.
  2. You could also get assistance in booking your flights from our team.

Price Includes

  1. Travel (Guwahati to Guwahati)
  2. Stay for 5 nights
  3. 5 Breakfasts
  4. Dawki River Boating, Cliff Jumping
  5. Meghalaya Khasi tribe dress up
  6. All entry tickets, permissions
  7. Trip Captain (for group size above 5)
  8. Local guide for Double Decker, Rainbow Trekking
  9. Airport pickup and drop (fixed timings)
  10. Bonfire (at least 1 time)
  11. Once in a lifetime experience visiting all places mentioned in the Highlights section

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches, Dinners
  2. Any kind of activities other than mentioned above
  3. Any kind of insurance, shopping, party, medical expenses
  4. Any misc. expenses that are not in inclusions above
  5. Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay/route on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond our control.

Meghalaya Tour Package Photos

Pricing Details

Price per person- Rs. 18325/- (inclusive of GST)

Advisory

Travel:

  1. Trip starting/ending point: Guwahati
  2. Pick up and drop at Guwahati Airport
  3. Tempo, Innova or similar tourist vehicle (6 days journey)
  4. Tempo Travelers in North East are of 2 kinds – 13 seater and 17 seater. 13 have pushback and 17 do not have pushback. We may book any vehicle based on availability and group number.
  5. There is no night journey on this trip. All travel is during day time.

Timings:

  1. Start time: Day 1, 11:45 AM
  2. End time: Day 6, 8:30 PM
  3. Vehicle will drop guests at Guwahati Airport by 6:30 PM on Day 6.
  4. You can book flights to/from Guwahati based on the above timings.

Stay:

  1. Shillong: Guesthouse for 1 Night (comfort, shared stay)
  2. Cherrapunji: Homestay for 2 Nights (comfort, shared stay)
  3. Nongriat Village: Dormitory for 1 Night (basic, shared stay)
  4. Shnongpdeng: Camping for 1 Night (basic stay)
    > Common washrooms by Meghalaya Tourist Board
    > 2 sharing tents for couples
    > 3 sharing tents for others

Couple stay:

  1. Couple stay can be provided at an extra cost of 1000 per night.
  2. This is possible only in Shillong/Cherrapunji.
  3. Contact Organizers to check availability before booking.

Special case of Nongriat stay:

  1. Nongriat village (Double Decker Living Roots) has very few stays. On a busy week, if we cannot get confirmed stay booking at Nongriat, then the stay will be at Cherrapunji instead.
  2. This means we have to do the return trek also on the same day. Please read itinerary of Day 4 for more details.
  3. This happens very rarely.

Food:

  1. Breakfasts included
  2. Lunches & Dinners are self-sponsored
  3. Why?
    Based on feedback from previous batches, we excluded Lunches and Dinners as everyone have different food choices. Meghalaya boasts good food. There are multiple food options available at all the places that put travelers in confusion.
  4. All homestays at Meghalaya provide pre-set food for dinner or take orders as per menu.
  5. How much you have to spend for good food?
    150 – 200 per Lunch
    200 – 250 per Dinner

Miscellaneous info:

  1. Batch size: 5 to 20
  2. Trek Details: Double Decker Living Root Bridges and Rainbow Waterfalls on Days 4,5
  3. Trek Difficulty: Moderate (Beginners can attempt)
  4. Max altitude: Shillong at 5,200 feet above Sea level
  5. Climate:
    Cold at Shillong, Cherrapunji
    Pleasant at Nongriat village
    Warm at Dawki, Shnongpdang, Krang Suri

What’s next after booking your trip:

  1. Organizers will get in touch with you, or vice versa. After the confirmation, you may book your flights up and down.
  2. A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks 5 days before the event

Special Notes:

  1. Expect seasonal variations in Meghalaya depending on the month we are travelling
  2. During heavy rains, the waterfalls will be in full flow but water contains mud from the mountains
  3. During winters and summers, we may get crystal clear water in the rivers and streams, but water will be less
  4. Travelers are expected to come with open heart by appreciating complexities of Mother nature based on seasonal variations, monthly or even daily weather conditions.
  5. There is no luxury involved in any part of this trip. This is a backpacking trip with basic facilities.

Seasonal Variations:

  1. Jan to Mar: Winters are pleasantly cold in Meghalaya which pull tourists in good numbers. There’s still a good amount of water to play in rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). However, those giant waterfalls meant for viewing are quiet (Nohkalikal, Wei Sawdong) this season.
  2. Apr to Sept (Monsoons): The rains hit the mountains starting from April. Meghalaya has a long monsoon season. They start slow in April/May, consistently increase during June, peak around July/August and reduce by mid of Sept. Thick clouds all around interrupt views. With the brute force of water, one cannot take dips/play in water anywhere.
  3. Mid Sept to Dec (Post monsoon): The giant waterfalls (Nohkalikal, Weisawdong) are at their best post monsoons with enchanting views. End of the year (Nov, Dec, Jan) is good to play in the clear waters of rivers and waterfalls (Umngot, Krang Suri, Rainbow). Temperatures may drop below 5 degrees towards the end of the year.

COVID Safety & Guidelines

Double dose vaccination of COVID-19 or RTPCR Test report of COVID-19 less than 72 hours is mandatory for all participants.

General FAQs

Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.

Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.

The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

Our trips would get confirmed 2-3 days before the event date and you’ll be added to the trip’s WhatsApp group where you’ll receive further necessary information.

Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

These are group events open to all categories of people.

Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events. For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/

Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.

Yes, Monks on Wheels has women trek leads.

Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund Policy

For cancellation done by the customer: 1. 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent 30 days before the trip start date. 2. 50% refund if a cancellation request is sent between 30 to 15 days before the trip start date. 3. An email has to be sent to [email protected] to raise a cancellation request. 4. No refund within 15 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, COVID, Accident, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else). 5. No refund during/after the event. 6. No refund on the partial payment (advance) done to block your seat for the trip. For cancellation due external forces: Monks on Wheels may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc. In these scenarios: 1. No Refund is allowed. 2. 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost. 3. Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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