Sohpetbneng Peak


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Distance (From Shillong): 25 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 7 km from Umiam Lake and 25 km from Shillong, Sohpetbneng Peak is a mountain peak located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Considered as 'Navel of Heaven', it is one of the top places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Stands at an altitude of 1,343 m, the location provides a mesmerizing bird's eye view of the dense forest and the city of Shillong. The peak is associated with mythological tales and is revered by the Hynniewtrep community which includes communities like Khasi, Jaintia, Bhoi and War Tribes. Also known as U Lum Sohpetbneng, the place is believed to hold a golden tree at the peak which the native Hynniewtrep tribe of Meghalaya has worshipped to be the bridge or ladder between earth and the heaven.

The Sohpetbneng Peak is a scenic getaway that holds historic as well as spiritual significance. There is an annual tribal festival that is held on the first Sunday of February, when the Seng Khasi people would reach the peak to perform their rituals and rites, and perform some of their traditional dance and songs. The view of the countryside from the top of the hills, along with the vastness that surrounds the area is absolutely breathtaking.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM