Experience

‘Through the ancient trade route’ - A trek from Nongstoin to Ranikor

This package is not for the faint-hearted. This journey is one where the West and South-West areas of Meghalaya are covered by this Inter-District Trek. It’s a challenging journey that might take three days to accomplish. Nongstoin is the starting point, and the route is towards Nongkhnum Island, Umjarain, Phlangdilion, and Ranikor. The trip leads along an ancient trade route to an old market called ‘Iew Rilang.’ There are currently only a few remnants of this market. In addition to this, there are tunnels on a hilltop that may be explored and a rock with a human face that was previously revered as a divinity. There are also other waterfalls in the area. The hike will finish at the South West Khasi Hills of Ranikor.

Location: West Khasi Hills.
Nearest town: Ranikor.
Distance: 197 km from Guwahati Airport, 146 km from Shillong Airport.

Duration of the experience: A maximum of 3 days and 2 nights.
Experience Package Price (per day): starting at INR 3,000/- per head or based on a customised itinerary.

  • Trek to Waterfalls.
  • Camping along the trekking route.
  • Trying out local cuisine.
  • Viewing the beautiful vistas along the trade route.

Name: Abode Guest House, Nongstoin
Price (per night): INR 1500/- per room

Name: Yo-yee Inn Guest House
Price (per night): INR 1500/- per room

Campsite at nearby villages

Number of guests: Within 10 persons.
Hosted in which language: Khasi and English.
Best months(s) to visit: October to May.

What is included:

  • Pick up points from Shillong or Nongstoin
  • Transportation arrangement
  • Local guides
  • Camping equipment

HAI KAI ADVENTURE TOURS AND TRAVELS in collaboration with Local Communities and Guides

About the host:
Hai-Kai Adventure Tours and Travels is a Travel agency based in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills District (WKHD). Starting in the year 2019, the group explores exotic and uncharted places within the district.

This venture was created from the interests and ideas of a group of friends who liked exploring the area through years of travel and hikes. “Hai-Kai”, in the local dialect means “let’s walk”. They provide a sustainable approach that helps maintain the natural balance and simultaneously offers a source of secondary livelihood to those engaged. The group also seeks to promote unknown areas in the region. They establish relationships with local youth in the WKHD communities and provide education, workshops, and training on sustainable practices. Every customer can find a customised package that suits them with HAI KAI’s. Tour guides, camping, trekking, transportation, and camping equipment rentals are among the services offered by the Group.

Contact number and email of Host:
haikaiadventours@gmail.com
+91 8837303066, +91 8837347856