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Hike to highest peak of Nongshillong region

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-21

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Mawthadraishan Peak which takes an hour and a half to reach from the main road, is located on the northern side of Nongstoin - Shillong road, near Nongshillong, Mawroh and Markasa villages. It is about 70 kms from Shillong on the Nongstoin road. On top of the range, there is a depression with about 7 to 8 fish ponds of considerable size. The apex of the peak offers a panoramic view of the plains of Assam, and the distant Himalayas after the monsoon, on clear days. The districts of Garo Hills, Khasi Hills and part of Bangladesh come within the Panoramic horizons of Mawthadraishan peak.

Mawthadraishan

Mawthadraishan

This is a beautiful peak at an altitude of around 1800 meters above sea level. You can approach it by taking a 4 km kutcha- road from Nongshillong which is on the Shillong-Nongstoin highway. If you can trek it is always much more fun. The peak is the highest in the region. From here you can trek towards Mawphanlur for the series of hill top ponds. It is not very far from the peak. From Mawphanlur, you can then proceed 4 km down towards Markasa which is again 3-4km away from Nongshillong and also on the Shillong-Nongstoin highway. The total trek for an average person would be about 7-8 hours.


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