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Duration : 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Destination : Bagan - Mindat - Yaw - Saw - Kanpetlet - Mount 
Tour Code : MHT-008

Soft-expedition! To the villages of the Chin and trekking on Mount Victoria. 3109 m in altitude, Mount Victoria looms above a vast and pristine jungle. It is particularly stunning when the rhododendrons are blossoming – trees shining in brilliant white and glowing red as far as the eye can see. Wild roses are blooming, ferns and orchids grow on jungle giants but do not expect any comfort, it is nothing which the Chin can offer. They are quite a sight with their spider-web tattoos on their faces …

Itinerary

Day 1: Bagan - Mindat

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After breakfast in the early morning start by bus. Our jeeps have left already. Close to Pakokku we cross the mighty AYEYARWADDY on long tail boats and continue on the other side with the jeeps to Pauk, Kyauktu and Yaw. We first travel through the plains and continue on tracks uphill into the jungle. Simple picnic lunch en route. If all goes well we will reach MINDAT after 123 km drive by using the last daylight. Overnight at simple guest house at MINDAT.

Day - 2 Excursion Pantaw and Kyarhto

After breakfast, visit the two villages of the Chin people: Kyartho and Pantaw. We meet the Chin and experience their everyday life. The Chin belongs to the group of Dai people. There are about ½ million left. They are Animists and the women are known for their extravagant facial tattoos – however young Chin girls today follow other ideals of beauty. Overnight at simple guest house at MINDAT.

Day - 3 Mindat - Yaw - Saw - Kanpetlet

From MINDAT by jeep on hilly paths to KANPETLET via YAW and SAW. Overnight at a very simple Resort.

Day - 4 Mount Victoria

In the early morning excursion to the summit of Mount Victoria until Ten Mile Point travel by jeep and uphill by foot until 3109 meter. After two to three hours we reach the summit (309 meter difference in altitude), crowned by a Buddhist stupa. The paths are not steep and in good condition, no climbing, no roping. Picnic under a giant tree. Back by the same route to the Resort.

Day - 5 Kanpetlet - Bagan

Back to BAGAN use a different route: AING - GYI, SEIKPHYU, CHACUK are the days stops, simple picnic lunch en route again. In the evening, after 151 km drive return to your hotel.

 

NOTES : The best travelling time is between December and February. It is impossible to take this trip during the monsoon rains (April till October).

We have to get an official permit for you which take 30 days. Accommodation in Mindat and Kanpetlet is very simple.

Jeeps available in Myanmar are not comparable to our modern standards – so count on occasional motor and tire breakdowns. For more information such as availability and price, please send to Mai Hsoong for further assistances.

Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement for changes might apply.