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Location: It is highly recommended that you have a guide along, there are chances that you may get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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This an easy long trek in the midst of undulated nature

Things to wear/carry: Water bottle (can refill mountain water enroute from streams) Packed Food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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Mawphlang Block | Mawphlang Village, Shillong, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location: It is highly recommended that you have a guide along, there are chances that you may get lost plus it's unsafe with mountain blasting happening. Our guide Banshan is awesome, his number is 88374 23443. Do reach out to him a day ahead. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank YesToTravelAnytime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things to wear/carry: Water bottle (can refill mountain water enroute from streams) Packed Food (basic food like maggi, biscuits available in a village en route) Cap (was bit sunny for us in Nov) Raincoat (if raining, it was not raining for us in Nov) Sunscreen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank srinivasabhat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 16 km trek from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang takes you across some of the best landscapes in Meghalaya (abode of the clouds). Originally a part of the trading route that linked Guwahati to Sylhet, this stretch is a vestige of an era gone by....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Highly recommended when travelling between Shillong and Cherrapunjee ..it's an easy 5 hr/ 16 km trail ..mostly a walk along forest crossing rivers, suspension bridges, a few villages, water pools and many more ..Ban is a tour guide who accompanied us along the trail ..he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Manju_Dhami
Reviewed October 21, 2018

You start at the village of Mawplang and go down the mountain using a stone laid horse cart path. About 3-4 km later the path comes down to a beautiful river with a hanging bridge, and then you cross a stream. Our friend continued on,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sayem H
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Gorgeous trek. Be sure to do the longer version - 13 km with a guide. You really don't feel the distance, although there's a lot of going down and then climbing up. You pass beautiful wildflowers, berries, fields of daisies, a gorgeous gurgling stream/river that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ShalK8
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Looked like a place right out of the Kung fu panda movie. We went there aound 4:30 in the evening to check out what it is. To our surprise, this place was not at all what we expected. Calm and beautiful. Felt like you are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AnuA93
Reviewed June 7, 2018

16 Kms, 5.5 Hours amidst of trees and mountains. Its 40 Kms between Maphwlong & Chirrapunjee, but in this trail, you cover in the shortcut in 16 Kms. If you are fit enough to walk, climb, this is the best thing to do in Meghalaya....More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank VikranthVasireddy
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I did the walk by myself with John, a local guide 98564 55948. The walk is relatively easy - even for those who are not at peak fitness. The uphill climb can be somewhat exerting but you can easily complete in 4.5 hours - including...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Crocodile07
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

David Scott trail is one of the best hiking experience I have ever had. The hike is really easy as it’s all the way down. In the beginning you would be given a map which makes it easier to go without even a guide as...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Sarthak S
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September 7, 2018|
Response from ShalK8 | Reviewed this property |
The Sacred Forest doesn't take long, if you are in a hurry, but to truly enjoy its beauty, you need to stroll at leisure, listen to the birds, the gurgling stream, walk off the beaten track, to get the feel of your... More
Sushant D
June 21, 2018|
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Response from donkitlanglyngdoh | Reviewed this property |
yes it is possible but if u need information or any help this is guide number 9402351457
May 23, 2018|
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Response from donkitlanglyngdoh | Reviewed this property |
Yes,,take my number also I will take it nicely because I'm a guide in David Scott Trail and Mawphlang Sacred Forest and this is my mobile number,9402351457
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Sanchita B
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Trip to Assam, Meghalaya and Tawang from 5th-19th August (1 Replies)
Hi, Me and my husband will be visiting Assam, Meghalaya and Tawang from 5th-19th August. Our itinerary is as follows: 5th August: Arrival at Guwahati, Hotel check in and local sightseeing. 6th August: Leave for shillong, stay there for one night and local sightseeing. 7th August-8th August: Leave for maylonng, stay at Maple Pine farm house, David Scott trail and live root bridge. 9th August: leave for cherrapunji, stay for one night and local sightseeing. 10th August: Leave from...More
July 30, 2017|
Response fromBornav|
15 Aug: Tawang - Thembang (8hrs) 16 Aug: Thembang short treks 17 Aug: day trip Dirang, Sangti valley (2hrs) 18 Aug: Thembang - Tezpur 19 Aug: Tezpur - Guwahati (5hrs), departure
Varanasi, India
Need Suggestion and Guidance for Meghalaya trip (8 Replies)
Planning to visit Meghalaya at the starting of August. and my itinerary is Day 1- reached Guwahati 3rd Aug afternoon and move to Shillong by road and night stay at Shillong Day 2 & Day 3- wants to cover these places in two days "India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden, Mawlynnong waterfall, Laitlum Canyons, Elephant Falls, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Shillong View Point, Mawjymbuin Cave, David Scott Trail, Day 4 & Day 5- early morning move to Cherrapunji and cover these places "Double...More
July 01, 2014|
Response fromBornav|
Recommended to spend an entire day for Mawphlang Sacred Forest, and David Scott Trail trek. Double Decker Living Root Bridge involves a long 6hrs trek, see if it's suitable for your family. You can instead visit the Single Decker Root Bridge near Mawlynnong. Road conditions are fine, it is sometimes very foggy during monsoons. Also visit Don Bosco cultural centre in Shillong.
Navya Kuthati
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Stay - Mawphlang (4 Replies)
Hi Travelers I am looking for accommodation options close to David Scott trail. Please suggest. We are 4 people traveling on 22-23rd of December. Thanks in advance
November 20, 2018|
Response fromBornav|
Maple Pine Farm near Mawphlang