THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE

EKH Living Root Bridges

Rangthylliang - Mawkyrnot Root Bridge Trek

Weaved from the roots of giant trees, the living root bridges help the people of Meghalaya’s southern ranges navigate one of the toughest terrains on the planet. This experience allows you to plunge head-first into the state’s famed monsoon mountains as you follow forest and plantation trails with a root bridge architect as your guide.

You will see seven of these marvels apart from enjoying the spectacular scenery and primaeval ambience. Learn about the local history and how the root bridges are made. This form of natural ‘infrastructure’ is not found anywhere else and it requires a lot of knowledge about the surroundings along with tons of patience. Living root bridges grow stronger with the seasons – they are the most perfect example of sustainable engineering. This trek is one for the ages.

The trek begins in Rangthylliang Village and ends in Mawkyrnot Village. Lunch and Basic First Aid is included.

THEME INCLUDE

• Living Root Bridges
• Nature
• Local History
• Indigenous Practices

TIME NEEDED

• 1 Day (But you can opt for an overnight stay)

LOCATIONS

• Rangthylliang, Pynursla (East Khasi Hills District)

NEAREST TOWN AND DISTANCE

• Guwahati Airport (165 kms)
• Guwahati Railway Station (142 kms)
• Shillong Airport (76 kms)

GUIDES AND CONTACT NUMBERS

A resident of Rangthylliang Village, Morningstar Khongthaw is one of the foremost experts in the field of living root bridges – having spent many years reviving the art of weaving these bridges through his foundation.

• Contact – +919366747383, +918794147715 (Whatsapp)

BASIC TARIFFS (Does not include costs for all specific activities)

• 1500 INR (Per Person)

MODE OF TRANSPORT

• Hire a cab or drive to Pynursla Town (50 kms from Shillong)