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Best of Meghalaya and Tawang Tour, An 11-Day Trip

Tawang And Meghalaya – To Paradise and The Abode of Clouds

This 10 – day trip to Tawang and Meghalaya is one of the best Assam Meghalaya Arunachal Pradesh tour packages. This road trip to North East India is essentially a combination of our One Week in Meghalaya trip and our one-week road trip to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh offerings. Clubbing the tour to Meghalaya and Tawang allows you to make the best use of your 10 days in North East India.

Tawang and Meghalaya Trip in 10 Days

The trip to Tawang starts from Guwahati in Assam and takes you through the historic towns of Bomdila, Dirang and others before reaching the destination of the first leg of the trip. In the second leg of the journey from Guwahati to Meghalaya, you explore Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Dawki, and Mawlynnong in around a week.

Meghalaya and Tawang 10 Days Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Guwahati To Dirang
  • Day 2 – Dirang To Tawang
  • Day 3 – Tawang Local Sightseeing
  • Day 4 – Tawang To Bum La (India – China border) – PT Tso – Shungester Lake To Tawang
  • Day 5 – Tawang To Dirang/Bomdila
  • Day 6 – Dirang/Bomdila To Guwahati
  • Day 7 – Guwahati To Shillong
  • Day 8 – Shillong To Cherrapunjee
  • Day 9 – Cherrapunjee To Mawlynnong
  • Day 10 – Mawlynnong To Shillong (via Laitlum)
  • Day 11 – Shillong To Guwahati

Day 1 – Guwahati To Dirang

We start from the Guwahati in the morning and enjoy our drive through the golden fields of Assam before we start climbing into Arunachal Pradesh, taking a newly built road which makes for a fantastic drive and even better views. On our way, we stop by at the beautiful Gyuto monastery and spend some time exploring it. We stop for lunch at a small Tibetan settlement, Tenzin Gang, en-route, for lunch before proceeding further ahead. We halt at a lovely little town Dirang, overlooking two mountain rivers, for the night. Check-in to a beautiful Monpa homestay in Dirang for the night.

Gyuto Monastery Arunachal Pradesh
Gyuto Monastery Arunachal Pradesh

Day 2 – Dirang To Tawang

We start for Tawang today and en-route, stop at Nyukmadung war memorial and pay our respect to the fallen soldiers. We also learn about the Chinese intrusion in Arunachal Pradesh here. Next, we stop at the mighty Sela Pass and soak-in the gorgeous views of the surroundings. We visit & pay our respect to the war-memorial there and then warm ourselves with piping-hot tea at the army canteen there before we resume our onward journey. We stop for a small stroll by the lovely Sela lake if time permits and then start for our next stop, the Nuranang waterfall (also known as the Jang Waterfall), the sheer grandness of which is sure to make your jaws drop. We reach our homestay in Tawang by late evening and call it a day.

Day 3 – Tawang Local Sightseeing

We start our day by visiting the largest monastery in the world, the Tawang monastery. We explore the place at our own pace before heading to the Urgeling monastery – the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. In the evening, we visit the war memorial and experience the light and sound show at the Tawang War Memorial.

Urgelling Monastery Tawang
Urgelling Monastery Tawang – The Birth-place of His Holiness the 6th Dalai Lama

Day 4 – Tawang To Bum La (India – China border) – PT Tso – Shungester Lake To Tawang  [

**Subject to weather conditions]
Today we visit the beautiful Penga Teng Tso and the famous Madhuri Lake (also known as the Sangster Tso
) on our way (or on our way back) to the Bumla pass [India – China border]. We start early today and also explore the sight of numerous beautiful lakes and valleys at the higher reaches of the region. On our way to our first stop, the Penga Teng Tso, we drive through what was once the battle-field. The scars of the war can be seen scattered all around. From there we head to the uniquely beautiful Sungester Lake, also known as the Madhuri lake of Koyla (the Bollywood movie) fame. Finally, we head towards the India-China border at Bum-la and spend some time at the border before starting our return journey to Tawang.

Penga Teng Tso Lake Tawang
The gorgeous surroundings of the Penga Teng Tso, Tawang

Day 5 – Tawang To Dirang/Bomdila

Start at ease and re-trace the route you took to Tawang on your way up, all the way till you reach. Relax at your beautiful hotel/local homestay and relax. Take a walk around the small town and pay a visit to the Bomdila monastery.

Tawang to Bomdila road
Tiny villages between Tawang and Bomdila

Day 6 – Dirang/Bomdila To Guwahati

Today is going to be a longish drive so, start a little early. Enjoy the views outside as the scenery changes almost every couple of hours. As you leave the towering mountains behind and get off the Trans-Himalayan highway, the flat plains of Assam welcome you. Cute little Assamese and Bodo villages with small towns in between will keep you company until you enter Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, to call it a day.

Day 7 – Guwahati To Shillong

Today, we start Meghalaya – the abode of clouds. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the Khasi hills and the gorgeous surroundings. Take quick photo-breaks as you please. As you near the final ascent to Shillong, the gorgeous Umiam lake will present itself to you. Spend time there just taking in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. You can also go for a speed-boat ride if you choose to, at your own expense. For the night, check-in to your beautiful homestay on away from the bustling city-center and call it a day.

Day 8 – Shillong To Cherrapunjee

Start your day at ease and explore these places to see in Cherrapunjee:

  • Elephant falls.
  • Mawkdok Viewpoint.
  • Arwah Caves/Mawsmai Caves.
  • Wha Kaba falls.
  • Dainthlen Falls (weather & time permitting).
  • Nonkalikhai Falls.
  • Nohsngithiang Falls (Seven sisters falls).

Overnight at a simple Khasi homestay in Cherrapunjee

Garden of Caves waterfall Cherrapunjee
A waterfall at the Garden of Caves, Cherrapunjee

Day 9 – Cherrapunjee To Mawlynnong

Today you visit Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. Enjoy the beautiful drive to Mawlynnong, taking random breaks to soak in the beauty around, as you please. You also, visit the Living root bridges of Riwai before reaching Mawlynnong. Overnight in a simple homestay in the village.

Living Root Bridge Of Nohwet, Riwai Mawlynnong
Living Root Bridge Of Nohwet, Riwai Mawlynnong

Day 10 – Mawlynnong To Shillong (via Laitlum)

Wake-up to a fresh morning in the small Khasi village of Mawlynnong and take a walk around it. Watch the bamboo tower to catch a view of the breathtaking Bangladesh plains below. Start your return journey to Shillong. Evening free.

Laitlum Canyon Shillong
Dusk at Laitum Canyon, Meghalaya

Day 11 – Shillong To Guwahati

Start Shillong at around 10-10.30 AM and stop – by at the Umiam lake. You can just sit and enjoy the gorgeous view of low-hanging clouds over this huge lake or go boating on its calm waters. Start for the airport from here and fly-out with memories of a lifetime 🙂

The Inclusions and Exclusions for this Tawang and Meghalaya tour are as follows:

Inclusions
  • A dedicated vehicle with driver cum guide for the entire stay.
  • Accommodation for all nights in twin sharing basis in local homestays/monastery/hotel.
  • Breakfast starting day 2 till the last day.
  • Local guide wherever required.
  • All toll-charges as required.
  • Inner Line Permit [Indian Citizens]
Exclusions
  • Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
  • Any extension in the number of days stay.
  • Food and snacks.
  • Parking & entry fee anywhere.
  • Bum La Permit and vehicle charges. (To be paid in cash to our representative)
  • PAP/RAP for foreign nationals
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the ‘inclusions’ section.
  • 5% GST.

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Reshma Narasing
Reshma Narasing
13:25 28 Dec 19
I am a solo female traveler and a travel blogger, and travel independently most of the time. I was on a long trip to... north eastern states of India, and I took a trip with North East Explorers to Arunachal, having heard very little of this state. And it was the best thing to do! They organized a perfect trip, took me to the hidden gems of Arunachal, and I enjoyed my time with the locals, experienced local food, got a glimpse of their culture, and would not have wanted to travel in Arunachal in any other way! They are not your typical travel company. They offer customers what they want and more, and your money is worth and so is your time. You can get customized trips according to your budget, and plan trips as per your preferences. You will get a fulfilling customer service until your trip is over. North East Explorers are handsdown the best way to travel in north east India.read more
Neha Pandey
Neha Pandey
09:03 18 Nov 19
The trip was very well organised. Our trip operator Rajiv Verma was very quick in responding throughout our... communication. He was very helpful in sorting out any queries and issues throughout the trip. The trip was designed well to cover all the best spots throughout Meghalaya. We had an experienced driver who accompanied us through the trip provided by NE Explorers. Rajiv customised our trip the way we wanted to. He also suggested what is best for us. His mail included all details of inclusions and exclusion. So, there was no confusion at all with him. Highly recommend them. I have travelled a lot and booked trips with D Paul's and Make my trip. But, NE Explorers I really wanted to try because they were the local operators. And, they have really impressed me.Had a lovely time. It was so relaxed and easy thanks to them for taking care of everything so amazingly!!! 10/10 would definitely get in touch with them soon for our next travel plans !!!read more
wilson mathews
wilson mathews
07:38 18 Jun 19
We had a great and unforgettable experience in Arunachal pradesh (Dirang -Tawang- Bum la pass). Right from the minute... we landed in Guwahati, Rajiv took us under his wing. He made sure that we were taken care of every minute. The itinerary was followed to the tee. The driver Mr.Kamal handled the rough terrains expertly. The picturesque villages and streams were quite a sight. The homestays arranged were clean and the owners received us with great love. They looked after us as if we were their own family. The homestay in Tawang (Dondrub homestay) definitely deserves 5 stars. In all this was one of the most memorable vacations we took. Looking forward to another trip with North East explorersread more
Rahul Maheshwari
Rahul Maheshwari
08:26 10 Jun 19
We had a wonderful trip of North East organized by Rajiv from Northeast explorers. I searched for north east tour... operators and based on positives reviews shortlisted Northeast explorers. Rajiv, demonstrated his knowledge of the region and experience he has gained in this field. He clearly mentioned about stay only in homestays during the entire journey as he does not deal with hotels. After having communication with Rajiv we agreed on itinerary (Guwahati-Shillong-Cherrapunji-Mawlynong-Guwahati-Dirang-Tawang-Dirang-Guwahati) started our beautiful journey. Special mention to our expert driver cum guide Topeswar who was very knowledgeable and also took us to good restaurants along the trip. Also, Rajiv from NE Explorers was constantly in touch with us over phone/whatsapp while we traveled giving us tips. The homestays were mostly good except the one in Mawlynong which is small village. I have one feedback here if they can provide couple of homestays options in advance at each place to choose from then that would be great. Rest all was very good and especially host at Tawang homestay was amazing and helped us in Bumla trip. Overall a very mesmerizing experience. I would definitely recommend North East Explorers.read more
Arun Madhavan Govindarajan
Arun Madhavan Govindarajan
03:03 22 May 19
We were 6 people and went on an amazing trip this year to the NE thanks to Rajiv. From the very first interactions... that we have had with him, it has been plesant experience. He takes personal care with the planning of the trip, hand picks the places that we stay in and overall makes the experience a memorable one. The places you stay are all homestays, which is the speciality that Rajiv offers. We were initially skeptical about the same, but Rajiv assured that this was the best part of the travel where you get the feel of a home like stay. He was indeed correct. you can get to experience the genuine love of NE people through these home stay. They were well prepared for our arrival and took great care of us. Travelling with a 5 year old, this was very important. Most importantly the our driver Nagesh who accompanied us through the trip was very knowledgeable. He understands your tastes and preferences very quickly and chooses restaruants very wiesly. The plan that he does is also pretty amazing. A couple of times where we started late, we still did not find the pinch of time and were able to see all the places we had to cover, thanks to Nagesh. This he does without overspeeding. A very careful driver and a wonderful person to interact with. The most unusual part of the trip is the followup you get from Rajiv. He calls you couple of times every day, takes personal care in ensuring that everything is fine. We also met him on the way, where he says that he makes is a point to meet his guests atleast once during their journey. Very different from a lot of tourist operators who get you started with a trip and don't care from there. During our trip we had an unfortunate emergency. The urgency with which both Nagesh and Rajiv helped us out through the same was quite amazing.They took a lot of care in ensuring that we got all the help possible during the time of crisis which meant a lot to us. Overall we had a very memorable experience of the NE, thanks to Rajiv. I would definitely explore more of NE and would definitely do that wth the help of Rajiv and his team.read more
Naveenkumar Muguda
Naveenkumar Muguda
11:01 21 May 19
We had a wonderful trip of Meghalaya organized by Northeast explorers. Their website was informative, Rajeev was... knowledgeable, itinerary was well planned, we got a comfortable car with a safe driver. Then why 3 stars? 1 )The driver Vicky, wanted to start the day late and worse would delay it further. This resulted in we not completing the itinerary 2) repeated complaints to Rajeev didn't help 3) At the Dorki river, the driver colluded with locals and forced us to take a costlier package. 4) The driver would skip items from the itinerary, when it suited him and this was done silently at times. 5) even after factoring in perks(planning, website etc), the trip cost was way more costly compared to what others paid for same homestays and transport. This was the observation of other patrons of Northeast explorers. We loved the Northeast, Northeast explorers not so much.read more
Philipp Z
Philipp Z
16:07 08 Apr 19
We had a fantastic trip in guwahati and kaziranga. Jamerr is a very nice and safe driver, who brought us to very good... restaurants and shows us some nice places of Assam. The homestay houses have been very clean and nice hosts took care of us and our wishes. Safari was well organized. We skipped the morning safari to take another visit i kamakya temple in guwahati. The agency was very flexible and always answered very fast to our questions. Some Things which haven't been like we imagine, has been cleared and fixed immediately always to our contentment. We had a great time in India and especially in clear and green Assamread more
jakub chmelik
jakub chmelik
13:00 05 Jan 19
We are living 4,5 years in India and we decided to discover also North East. We googled travel agents and we started... communication with North East Explorers to prepare our trip. North East Explorers, especially Rajiv Verma, prepared for us wonderful itinerary and we spent amazing holidays in North East. We enjoyed individual trip to Assam and Meghalaya with excellent selections of homestay´s with clean places, excellent foods and amazing owners. Driver Nagesh was very helpful and fulfilled every our wish. In 2nd part of our trip we joined prepared catalogue trip to Nagaland. We spent wonderful time with the rest of the group at Hornbill Festival and continue with our adventure in deep Nagaland till Myanmar border. Also in this collective part of our holiday we enjoy selection of hotels and driver of our traveler. During both parts of our trip we enjoyed also all guides selected by Rajiv and accompanied us to life roots bridges and other parts of Scotland of East or in wonderfull clean villages of wild Nagaland. We would like to thank you to Rajiv and North East Explorers for wonderful holiday.read more
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