Reiek Tlang is a popular day trek from Aizawl. It’s a 30km, 2 hour drive to the west of Aizawl. This time, like most people I ignored it for long because I can go there anytime. Why the hurry? But that time never came.
In May 2014, I was in between jobs and had a month break at Aizawl. I decided it was time to strike Reiek off my list.
I have seen pictures of the cliff and the narrow path on the edge leading to the peak. I though was that was it. What I didn’t know was that the short 3km trek to the peak through the thick and well preserved forest would be so amazing, if it were nearby Bangalore, it will attract loads of trekkers!
It’s the best 3km trek I have done. Let me take you there.
Half way to Reiek, you will reach Tlawng river. There is a small tea stall where you can have tea and snacks.The tea stall with its wide windows make it a nice place to sit and sip tea as you admire the river below.
Reiek Tlang at just 30 km away, is a popular day trek in Aizawl. For this very reason, I had always avoided it. I have seen pictures of the cliff and the narrow path on the edge leading to the peak. What I didn’t know was that the short 3 km trek to the peak through the thick and well preserved forest is so amazing. If it were near Bangalore, it will attract loads of trekkers!
Tlawng at Reiek Kai(crossing) in May, 2014. I had always avoided Reiek Tlang for two reasons. It’s just an hour drive from Aizawl, I can go anytime. Secondly, everybody has been there. When I eventually did go to Reiek, I fully enjoyed the short hike through the forest, thick and still well preserved.
This is just a sample itinerary for 9 days, five workings days and both the weekends. I sent it to friends from Bangalore. I was just describing Mizoram to them and they bought it.
Day 1 Arrival at Aizawl: There are daily flights to Aizawl from Kolkata. Book your flight from Bangalore or wherever you stay accordingly.