Mt. Victoria and Chin Discovery trekking trip is combination of cultural sightseeing in old Chin villages and trekking to the Mt. Victoria, which lies in Natmataung national park in Southern Chin State. This tour is designed for all travelers who want to visit Chin villages by trekking or not. If you don’t want to trek, you can skip the trekking to the summit of Mt.Victoria and visit some more authentic Chin villages just by walking. This tour is suitable for a traveler who wants to make walking trip among the forest mountain also. Visit to the Chin villages will send you back one century ago. We do recommend this trip for traveler who wants to make easy trekking adventure tour to hill tribal villages. Trekking and walking among the beautiful forest mount, enjoy the nature of wild life, observe the way of life of mountain people and beautiful of their tattooed faces will be main attraction of this tour.
Tour Code : MT : 009 Grade : Gentle and ModerateTrekking Trip Duration : 4 days / 3 nights Duration on trek 2 days trekking and hiking if you want to do Max. Altitude : 10200ft, Summit of Mt.Victoria Average trekking hour per day and distance: It will be about 4 to 5 trekking hours and 5 to 6 miles per day. Recommend max group site : 14 Pax Fitness : This trekking trip is recommended for anytraveler who has experiences in trekking or not.Trekking and soft hiking to the summit of Mt. Victoria among the pine forest will make you to be tire if you have no experiences. So you should be fit for 2 days trekking if you prefer to trek to the top of the mountain. Time for the trip: From November to April are recommended, the best time will be on November, December, January and February. Weather Info: November to April will be hot in the day time but it will be cold in the morning and late evening. It will be 20oC- 25oC at day time and 2oC to8oC at night time normally. June to October will be rain.
Day1. Bagan – Kanpalat by Jeep / 4 WD
A full day tour starts with a private jeep or 4WD to Kanpalat. And then, take about one hour drive along Ayeyarwaddy River to Chauk, where have a sightseeing of morning market. The next route is to drive to Seikphyu village which lines on the other site of the mightlyAyeyarwaddy River. After that, proceed to one of the big Burmese villages, namedKazunma Village, in Magwe Division. After lunch drive among the forested mountains. It will be a good time to take photos of the nature. Driving in the dry zone takes about 3 hours before we arrive at Saw, a small administrative town, where stop for a tea brake. Then keepup driving for 12 miles to Kanpalat, asmall administrative town of Chin People. Chin women with tattooed faces and ways of life of the Chin tribes can be observed in this small town. In the evening, check in Pine Wood Villa which is situated among the pine forest about 3000 ft above sea level, for night stop. The cool climatic condition on the hill will be lovely for you while seizing enjoyable dinner and night stay at Chin Eco Lodge.
Day 2.Kanpalat-Mt.Victoria- Aye Village
Under the rising sun, scenic driving to the base camp of Mt. Victoria, 10 miles away from the lodge will be pleasure of the day. The pine forest and sweet bird calls will fill the beauty of the Mt.Victoria which is the most famous birding area for many endangered species of Myanmar. Following the arrival begin our hiking from the base camp, 6500 ft above sea level, to the top, 10200 ft. At the first 45 minutes of the 3-hour-trek, the quick step becomes difficult. Apply your photography at the top during the period of tea and snacks, and then return to our jeep within 2 hours. The trek down is much easier than the way up. ( If someone from the group can’t trek up the summit, please let us know in advance to rive to the top of the mountain by 4WD ). Continue to Aye Village, 12 miles far away from the base camp for one and a half hours driving by jeep/4WD. It is a small Chin village, meaning very cold in accord with her name, lied on the cliff of the forest hill. Once been one of the British hill camps, there are still some colonial’s old and dinky buildings in the icy cold climate. After sightseeing in the village, in which women with tattoo faces as they love tradition, in the evening, catch pleasurable dinner and overnight in the village.
Day 3. Aye village- Kyardo village- LotePe Village- Mindut
The commencement is to be taken by scenic driving for one-hour-trip before we start our interesting trek to Kyardo Village. Experience an hour trek along the track down to a stream first and then another hour trekking to the target, Kyardo Village, for sightseeing of the villagers’ costumes and ways of living. One thing interesting to mention is animism and their beliefs on Sharman and Nat, as well as fortune telling by Sharman and Chin traditional dance. After lunch and a short rest, continue trekking toward LotePe Village, an old Chin village lied on the top of the hill. There tattoo faced women as well as interesting tradition can be experienced. One and a half down trek to Check Chaung Stream follows after the sightseeing of the village. It is an hour drive up to Mindut by the time we meet our jeep on the bank of the stream. Checking in a small guest house and grabbing an enjoyable dinner on the hill including night stay will be at the end of the day trekking program.
Day 4.Mindut-PonetaungPonenyar- Bagan
A morning of different cultures will make us a new taste while sightseeing around Mindut’s morning market. On the way back to Bagan, we will have excellent stops for photos among the pine forest hills. Also a short stop at the top of the PonetaungPonenyar mountain range, experiencing observing small stupas and Nat shrines at the summit, taking some photos as well as having tea at a tiny tea shop there are all included on our way of driving back to Bagan as most other local travelers do for their brake time on that way. When finished lunch, we will operate undersized visits to some more Burmese villages in the time of our way. The sunset will be inBagan. On our arrival time at your hotel in Bangan, it will be at the end of your wonderful adventure experiences with us.-
Tour package price :
Based on twin share accommodation in united state dollars.
Tour Code Tour cost per pax based on USD 1 2 3 4 5 6 MT : 009 1360 820 740 695 650 640
NOTE: Single Supplement is USD 85
All of the above mention pricing will validity form 1st Oct, 2016 to 31st May 2017. This pricing is just only for your private tour. If you want to combine with other group, the price will be much lower than as mention.We offer optional sightseeingin Mindut and Kanpalatjust for our own clients.
Domestic flight fare will be as follow :
Flight Sectors One way ticket pricing Yangon – Bagan or Bagan –Yangon Mandalay – BaganorBagan – Mandalay Heho – Bagan or Bagan – Heho
All of the above mention rate will effective from 1st Oct 2016 to 31st March 2017.
Hotel in Kanpalat and Mindut
40 US / room
- Official licensed English Speaking tour leader
- A local guide who speaks local language and had been many times to your destination
- Cost of all porters who will carry your properties your trek
- All accommodation as mention in the detail itinerary
- All meals as mention in detail itinerary
- Free drinking water throughout the trip
- All private vehicles along the tour
What’s not included
- Travel insurance
- Domestic flight
- Visa fees
- All beverages
- Tips to show your gratitude to your guides and porters if you satisfy with them
Flight exclusive trekking holidays:
We show only flight exclusive package rate on this website based on our experiences. Some of our clients want to buy the air ticket on their own or from their agent. On the other site, they want to take flight from their preferred destinations; Yangon, Mandalay or other. We offer the best airfare rate just for our clients.
Based on twin share room at hotel and guest house in Mindut and Kanpalat
Although hotel accommodation is offered, we do recommend to stay at a local guest house in Mindut to support local people as our mission. All guest houses mention in the web are belong to local community. Staying at one of these two guest house will support local people and promote responsible tourism in Chinstate. If you prefer to stay at a guest house, the price will be lower again. For luxury tours and travelers, we offer Mountain Oasis and Pinewood Villa.
All the prices mention on our website are correct at the time of mention. And also, the prices may be vary without any notice. But we never change any pricing after making the confirmation of the tour. For our partner and tour operators, we never change the prices ofone year in advance contract.
Important notes for the booking procedure of your trekking trip
We would like to request all of our clients to book this tour at least 90 days prior or more to your arrival date to Myanmar. Less than 90 days will be on request and subject to available of our professional tour leader and accommodation.
Increasing tourist arrival in Myanmar, you will need to book your tour and flight tickets in advance as early as you can.
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