David Scott Trail Meghalaya- Ideal for Adventurous Trekkers

As told earlier, I have always been a big fan of various types of adventurous activities such as sailing, paragliding and bunjee jumping. I also had a dream of scaling down the Mount Everest through my trekking skills. I have acquired the passion for these activities after travelling to different corners of the globe.

All of my other friends were equally passionate about trekking. The next destination in our list was planned keeping this thing in mind. After exploring the Balpakram National Park where we got to see some of the rarest species of flora and fauna, we moved on towards the David Scott Trail. It is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous spots in the state.

David Scott Trail Meghalaya
David Scott Trail Meghalaya | Image Resource : riverandforest.wordpress.com

We had packed all the necessary stuffs such as food, water and first aid and hired the required equipment like shoes before reaching the place. We had hired a guide and he told us that it would take almost 5 to 6 hours to trek the entire trail. The scene was extremely beautiful as it is situated in the lush green countryside. The guide told us to be careful since there was steep downhill but we were confident because we had the experience of trekking through steeper slopes. We started from Lad Mawphlong and had to reach Mawphlong after covering a distance of around 16km.

We had to go through extremely dense forests and came across different kinds of insects and leeches which are common in this type of rainy areas. We also crossed two rivers, both of which had pretty good current. The guide told us that trekking becomes extremely difficult during the monsoon due to two main reasons; the stones become slippery and the idea of crossing the rivers is almost impossible. He told us that there was a suspension bridge on one of the rivers known as Umiew which had broken five years ago.

Since we had reached there in the afternoon, we were lucky that the daylight was strong. It wasn’t raining as well, so we didn’t have any problem in completing the trekking. On completing the trekking, we got to relax on the banks of the clear stream running at the bottom of the hill and the feeling was very pleasing.

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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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