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Best of Chin State Plus Mt. Khaw Nu Soum (Mt. Victoria) Hiking
- Explore the culture and traditions of the unique Chin hill tribes
- Visit the capital of Myanmar’s Chin State
- Explore the hunters’ life
- Enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Mt. Victoria (Mt. Khaw Nu Soum)
Chin state is famous for its unique face-tattooed women and of course, for its amazingly beautiful nature. The best way to reach there is by car and it allows us to enjoy the scenic view along the way. In this, best of Chin state tour, we will hike to the summit of Mt. Khaw Nu Soum (aka Mt. Victoria, Nat Ma Taung in Burmese) which is one of the highlights for this trip. Local people’s culture, traditions of this places are so fascinating and interesting. We believe that you will amaze and happy when you interact with local people and learning their daily lives, culture and traditions. Of course, we can request them to let us take photos of them to capture our memories.
Day 1 : Visit Kazunma village and overnight in Kanpetlet
We depart Bagan early in the morning for Chauk and on arrival we will visit the Chauk market to buy items for our trekking. We then cross the Ayeyarwaddy River via the bridge where you will see the impressive mountains and beautiful scenery. After two hours of driving we will arrive at Kazunma Village where we will have lunch. We then visit Kanpetlet to enjoy a beautiful sunset (weather permitting) at Kanpetlet hill station. We stay overnight in Kanpetlet.
Day 2 : Natma Taung trekking (Mount Victoria)
We start the day with a 30-minute drive to the trekking starting point. Natma Taung, also known as Mount Victoria, is part of the Chin Hill Range and trekking up Mt. Victoria is a great adventure not to be missed while we visit the Chin tribes. We will hike up to the top of the mountain which will take about 2½ hours from the base camp. During our trekking we will observe the life of the Chin tribe and will come across some breathtaking scenery and many wild orchids, colorful Rhododendrons flowers (Taung Za Lat), cherries, and several wild flowers and lush jungle with colorful butterflies. You will note that the Chin women have tattoos on their faces and wear amber necklaces. We will have our packed lunch and continue trekking back to a different base camp and then take a 1-hour drive to Aye Village where we will overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 3 : Sightseeing in Chin Villages and overnight at Mindat
Early in the morning we will enjoy the sunrise and then do sightseeing among the Chin hill tribes in Aye Village. After breakfast we continue to Shame Village by car for a 45 minutes drive and then hike for 45 minutes to Kyedoe Village where we can learn about the culture and tradition of the Chin hill tribe. Their life style is very different from Burmese people. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a Chin traditional dance performance. In Kyardoe Village we will see their sacrificial animals such as bulls and pigs. The skulls of these animals, collected from the surrounding forests, are used for spiritual reasons as the decoration of their houses. According to their spiritual beliefs, the decoration of the houses with these skulls show their power, wealth and prestige, and there is a sense of pride in doing so. You will note the number of animals which they sacrificed and the different meanings of a variety of carvings on large wood spikes. We then explore the villages of Lote-Bell and Pukwan. Afterwards we hike down to cross a string-bridge which is built across the Makee Creek and after about 1½ hour of hiking we will arrive at our car and drive for 45 minutes to Mindat where we will overnight.
Day 4 : Mindat sightseeing – departure and overnight in Bagan
Early in the morning, we visit the market in Mindat and then proceed to a small village where we will enjoy a nose-flute performance by ladies of the Makaan tribe. After breakfast we start our journey back to Bagan. After 6 hours we will pass through Kyauk Htu and Pauk townships and after another 45 minutes, we will arrive in Bagan. En route we will cross the Ayeyarwaddy River via the Pakokku Bridge which is the longest bridge in Myanmar and connects the townships of Bagan and Pakokku. We will overnight at our hotel in Bagan which concludes this tour.
Inclusion And Exclusion
- 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- English speaking station guide services
- Air conditioning car with driver for sightseeing
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Water and refreshment towel on tour
- Toll fee and fuel charges for car
- Government tax and service charges
- Tourist visa
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages (except breakfast where mentioned)
- Travel insurance
- Items not mentioned in “Services Included”