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David Scott Trail

Mawphlang Block | Mawphlang Village, Shillong, India
+91 98564 55948
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Trek to david scott

This was one of the best treks I have been on. Local guide John took me on this trek and he was... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
via mobile
Scenic Day Hike

David Scott trail is one of the best scenic trail lined up with beautiful ponds, water streams... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
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  • Average2%
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“amazing trek” (3 reviews)
“carry water” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mawphlang Block | Mawphlang Village, Shillong, India
Mawphlang Block | Mawphlang Village, Shillong, India
+91 98564 55948
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best treks I have been on. Local guide John took me on this trek and he was good at his job. This trek can be done by anyone as it is an easy trek. There are beautiful trees, streams and...More

1  Thank TvaraM
Reviewed 1 December 2017

David Scott trail is one of the best scenic trail lined up with beautiful ponds, water streams alongside. Usually hikers start from Mawphlang and exit at Lad Mawphlang (though David Scott hiked all the way till Cherrapunji/Sohra). We did it the other way and indeed...More

3  Thank Ankur C
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Must do trek if you have average fitness level. Doable in 3 hours in good weather. Must visit Mawphlang sacred forest before doing this. Carry water and some food. You'd find Maggi and snacks in the village midway. Lastly, don't touch the cursed water (the...More

Thank swapnil7777
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The locals say it is one of the toughest treks in the region, well I would beg to differ, partially becuse yes this may the toughest which is approachable and attempted by many, otherwise there are tougher and treacherous one like Trek to Lawmei River...More

2  Thank c0manderc
Reviewed 23 October 2017

David Scott Trail has been named after David Scott, a British officer who 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 around...More

1  Thank Krishnandu
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a trail of ~16 km and would take approximately 4-5 hours. We had John accompanying us as a guide (Mob No - 9856455948). He is fairly knowledgeable about this trail. I would surely recommend him as a guide for this one. The highlight...More

2  Thank sameerjoshi84
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My life My Feet My way. I had read a lot about this trail but no one had review it in monsoons so i decided to do the same. reached the place by taxy and started in time. half way through the trail i reached...More

3  Thank Tiger K
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is one superbly planned trail in Meghalaya which starts from Sacred Grove. The difficulty level is not high yet if planned backwards then it demands average level. 2 river crossings, leeches and a hanging bridge come your way. Can be avoided in rainy, the...More

5  Thank AbhinovPagadala
Reviewed 28 June 2017

On a winter day it is a lovely activity.Britishers used this horse track for coming to Shillong from the present Bangladesh side.It is a solitary trail where you will encounter lovely,streams(well, you will have to cross a few),villages and a clean walk.Carry food and water.Walk...More

Thank 81anupamm
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Was traveling with 2.5yr old kid. Had apprehensions if we can do the 16km David Scot trail trek. Our legs already sore with Double decker (in Cherapunjee) trek 2days back. Did some trekking staying in Mawlynnong village the previous day. But our guide John (98564...More

2  Thank 220hariprasadr
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
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Response from sameerjoshi84 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay at Maple Pine Farms at Mawphlang which is run by James Perry. A highly recommended place.
Nadia R
9 August 2017|
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Response from SanBorn L | Reviewed this property |
It's better to take a guide so that you'll know the story and it's very interesting one.
Ashutosh M
10 July 2017|
Response from 220hariprasadr | Reviewed this property |
It will be rainy season. But can be done. Carry raincoats and umbrella. Raincoats will be best. If you enjoy rain definitely do it.