Diengiei Peak

Adventure / Trekking | Nature

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Distance (From Shillong): 40 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours

Place Location: At Mawlaingut

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 22 km from Umiam Lake and 40 km from Shillong, Diengiei Peak is a mountain peak in Shillong, Meghalaya. Situated to the west of the Shillong plateau, it is one of the highest peaks in Meghalaya and among the popular places of trekking in Shillong.

At an altitude of about 6200 feet, Diengiei Peak is the second highest peak in Meghalaya which is just 200 feet shorter than the Shillong Peak. Known for its scenic beauty, the peak offers breathtaking view of the green hills, Umiam Lake and mountains of the East Khasi Hills. One can also see several small villages in the form of tiny dots at a distance.

At the top of the Diengiei, there is a huge cup-shaped hollow which some geologists believe to be the crater from an extinct pre-historic volcano. For a height of about 1000 feet, the gradient of this peak is very steep and precipitous which makes for excellent mountain climbing. The other adventurous sports like rock climbing and rappelling can be done here.

There is a motorable road to Diengiei Peak from Shillong. One can also reach Diengiei Peak by a comfortable 45-minute uphill walk from the village of Mawlaingut.