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Mt Victoria Trekking Tour

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Overview

Mt Victoria Exploration Trekking Tour is specialized to visit Mt Victoria and trek in Chin villages among mountains .Chin people are one of the main ethnic in Myanmar and they are subdivided into 53 subgroups. Chin of Mindut is called K’Cho Chin and they are known for tattooing tradition on the faces of women. They live in Mindut, Kanpalat towns and in the surrounding villages. They become the most popular tourist attraction in Chin State and it is also interesting to discover about their traditions such as animist rituals concerning with spirits worship , funerals by erecting memorial stones for the diseased one, which is quite similar to Heng stones of England .In this tour, you will discover famous Mt Victoria which is mother mountain of Chin State and enjoy the beauty of the region of Chin State ,Chin villages and their traditions together with the discovery of the ancient city Bagan (UNESCO) with thousands of temples to enjoy the impressive architecture, arts of medieval time and bustling life of Yangon .

Trip Profile

Arrive at Yangon

Depart from Yangon

All inclusive tour /All seasons

Yangon - Bagan – Miindut – Kanpalet – Mt Victoria – trek in Aye village

Day 1 Arrive at Yangon – Yangon City Tour
Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by morning flight
Day 3 Mindut – Kanpalet
Day 4 Kanpalet – Mt Victoria – Trek to Aye village
Day 5 Aye Village - Kya To Village – Mindut
Day 6 Mindut – Bagan
Day 7 Bagan – Yangon – Departure

Highlights

  • Strolling along the old streets in Yangon colonial town
  • Observing Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Strolling by hoirse cart among the temples of Bagan while admiring its impressive architecture ,and arts
  • Meeting with Myanmar Elephant and have a ride on them
  • Meeting with exotic Chin ladies with tattooed faces and trekking in the forest of Mt Victoria
  • Tasting Chin local Wine and local food and theirs customs

Inclusions

  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 6 nights
  • All meals for 5 days except last day on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned cars with water and refreshment tower
  • Horse cart fee /Puppet show fee
  • 2 times domestic flights fees
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local English language guide or French /German /Spanish Language guide
  • Private cars fees for long trip from one city to another city
  • Trekking Package fee with local Chin Guide

Day 1 - Yangon

Arrival at Yangon international airport in the morning. Our guide will welcome you at the airport. Then check in the hotel. After check in, start the visit with Sule pagoda and colonial town with the majestic colonial buildings where you walk in the quarter and you will see city Hall, the Supreme court, the banks, the Myanmar authority port and other beautiful old buildings. After the walk, proceed to China town to discover Chinese commercial busy ward with their temples and market. After this visit, lunch at a reputed restaurant. After lunch, continue to see Scotte market, the biggest handicrafts market, Chauk-Htet-Gyi reclining Buddha and Shwedagon Pagoda, the most wonderful stupa in Myanmar at sunset time exploring rituals and splendors of the Holy energies of the pagoda. Dinner at a reputed restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Yangon - Bagan by morning flight – Puppet Show

Breakfast at the hotel and check out the hotel. Then transfer to the airport to take domestic flight for Bagan. flight time is around 30 hours. Upon arrival, our guide welcomes you at the airport. Start the visit with local market and then continue to see Shwezigone pagoda, the holiest pagoda, Gyupuaukgyi, the mural painting temple and Htilominlo Temple. After morning visit, lunch at a famous restaurant. After lunch, you continue to see the other interesting things and places in Bagan such as the Lacquer wares workshop, Ananda temple, the master piece in temple architecture, Dhammayangyi temple, the biggest one in Bagan and Thatbinnyu Temple. After the pagodas visit, you will have a horse cart ride for one hour to explore the beauty of Bagan archeological site dotted with thousands of pagodas in different sizes. Terminate your visit at the sunset point to enjoy last sun rays falling over fabulous Bagan monuments. After sunset, dinner at the famous restaurant with traditional Myanmar puppet show and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Bagan – Kanpalet by private car ( 214 km – 5 hours drive )

Early breakfast and check out the hotel. Then we will drive you to Kanpalat city. The time to drive to Kanpalat town is approximately 5 hours. On the way, we will stop at the Chauk market after one-hour drive from Bagan. After the market visit, continue to drive towards Chin state. Lunch at Saw village or similar village. The food is reallytypical. After lunch, keep driving and you will arrive at Kanpalat town (small administrative town of the Chin State) in the afternoon. In Kanpalat city, you will discover Chin women with the tattooed face. Then check in the hotel and take a break to relax. Your hotel is in the pine wood forest over 3000 m above sea level and it is near Mt- Victoria. After relax time, you can stroll around in the forest near by the hotel before the dinner time. Take pictures of flora of Chin State. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Note -- You need to prepare suitable foot wear to hike at Mt. Victoria and to trek in walk in Chin village for tomorrow.

Day 4 Kanpalet – Mt Victoria – Trek to Aye Village

Breakfast and check out the hotel. Then our trekking guide and team will pick you up at the hotel. You start to do Mt Victoria locally called " Mt -Natmataung “. It is 3070 m in height and the highest peak in Chin state and one of the high peaks in Myanmar as well. It is covered with typical rainforest which are home of so many endangered species. Thus, it is one of the ecotourism sites in Myanmar. We drive you to the foot of the Mount from where you start to hike the Mt Victoria. When arrive at the foot, start to walk up the mountain. The going up and down time to the top of the mountain will be around 3 hours. On the way, you will hear the birds of the forest and enjoy the nature. you can also cross some motorbikes on the way because some locals do not walk up on the mountains. When arrive at the top, enjoy the view. Sometimes it is misty with mists and clouds. However, you will have great satisfaction to be on the top of Mt Victoria. After a moment there, walk back to the foot of the mountain. Going down is faster and easier. Then, take the car and proceed towards Aye village that is 24 km from Mt- Victoria and it is where you will stay overnight at local Chin family. Aye village was once a summer hill station of colonial time. The name Aye means “Cold “and the weather is really cold there. When arrive at the village, settle travel stuffs. Afterthat, walk around in the village with our guide and meet the Chin women with tattooed face and take a picture of them. Visit their homes. After the walk in the village, dinner with homemade delicious Chin traditional food and overnight at the village.

Day 5 Trek form Aye Village to Kyado Village – Mindut

After breakfast at host home, you are transferred by car for one hour to the depart point of the trek near Kyardo Village. When arrive at the depart point to trek, you start to walk towards Kyardo village for about one hour without passing any villages. When arrive at Kyardo village, our guide will explain to you the interesting traditions of village and show you the village cemetery which is quite similar to Stonehenge in Britain. Chin people are one of the less developed ethnics in Myanmar and their life style is untouched since a thousand years ago. Most of Chin are Christian because Christianity was introduced during the colonial time in Chin State. Lunch at the local village restaurant or local home. After Kyardo village, you continue to walk towards lotepe village. After lotepe village, you are transferred by car to Mindut city. Upon arrival at Mindut, you will visit Chin national museum and market. Then check in the hotel and dinner at the hotel and overnight at Mindut.

Day 6 Mindut – Bagan by private car

Breakfast and check out the hotel. You can walk around the city to enjoy the sunrise and the view of the land in Mindut before the depart. After the hotel check out, head to Bagan.The time to drive is around 5 hours. On the way, we will stop at Ponetaung Ponenya hill where archeologists found the fossils of the prehistoric people and then continue to drive to Bagan. You will arrive late in the evening at Bagan. Then dinner at a good restaurant in Bagan and after dinner do the hotel check. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 7 Bagan – Yangon by morning flight – Departure

Breakfast and check out the hotel .Then we will transfer to Yangon by flight .Upon arrival at Yangon you will be transferred direct to international airport .Then you depart from Myanmar saying good bye to your guide and driver . Our service ends here.

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