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Address: Mawphlang Block | Mawphlang Village, Shillong, India
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A very cleaned track

Well this is a type of track where you hardly find any direction without any Guide.Although we traveled without a Guide but we managed to move with our own. The track leads to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
Hirakjyoti R
Guwahati, India
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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Well this is a type of track where you hardly find any direction without any Guide.Although we traveled without a Guide but we managed to move with our own. The track leads to various ups & downs, flora & fauna etc. Its a very clean track. Try to avoid your plan during Monsoon as during this period you will hardly... More 

Thank Hirakjyoti R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The David Scott trail is an amazing trek for nature lovers. August is a really nice time to visit as nature is in its full bloom although it might be a little slippery at a few places so be a little careful. The trail can be started from either mawphlong where the sacred forest is also located or from Ladmawphlong.... More 

1 Thank gailbarros
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The route starts from a village 22 km from Shillong(attached the map of the route) and you'll complete it at a different point. Its better to have an own vehicle. There is a charge of 200 Rs per group to do the trek. Its highly recommended you hire a guide who charge (1200 bucks) if I remember correctly. The trek... More 

Thank ambrishl l
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We went on a family trek on this trail (me, my wife and daughter - 10 years at this time) about a month back. The trail is ~ 16 km. Fairly easy trail with only one or two places where it climbs. The views are breathtaking, and very beautiful. When we went, the along the entire length of the trail,... More 

2 Thank TASVaradhan
Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Nature lovers paradise, finest place for trekking, amidst of nature. Path is not easy, recommended to go with local guide, as language is the barrier.

1 Thank Deepankar B
Meghalaya, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Exceptionally beautiful 16 km trail, right in the lap of nature, hill, forest, natural water crossings, treks, beautiful sun, wild flowers, chirping birds and cool breeze...what more one can ask for. Its an easy to moderately difficult trail. One must hire a local guide and have a clear idea of route to attempt this trail. Strongly recommended for any one... More 

2 Thank NatureSeeker7
Shillong, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The place is easy to reach from Shillong, can be completed in 4-5 hours on an average pace and has very good views all along.

Thank YashVK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Went there in group, was my first trek, is about 14-16 km long, its really good to be there along with friends. Need a full day

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

An old trekking route and one of the most popular trekking routes in Meghalaya, David Scott Trail Shillong has been named after David Scott, a British office. The officer discovered this route in the first half of 1800s in the form of a mule track for travelling from Assam to Bangladesh. This route spread in over 100 km and takes... More 

3 Thank RajuBasu
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I have walked the David Scott Trail every year for half a decade now. Originally 16kms long, shortcuts have now lopped off 3 or 4 kms. We used to trek from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang, but i recommend you do it the other way round. Just beyond Lad Mawphlang, the trail has been severely affected by limestone mining. Whole hills... More 

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