Chin State and Mt.Victoria Trekking Tour. Also known as Natma-Taung National Park was established in 1994. The 279 square miles wide National Park is situated in Chin State and it is spread out to Mindat Township, Kanpetlet Township, and Matupi Township. There are different kinds of forest types such as Hill Evergreen forests, Moist Upper Mixed Deciduous forests, Pine forests, and Hill Savannah. On the way to Mt. Victoria Peak, observe the natural forests trees, orchids, and especially “Rhododendron”. There are also 159 bird species including 5 indigenous, especially the unique bird (white-browed nuthatch), which can be seen only in the Natmataung National Park.
Duration: 5 Days
BAGAN – KYUN CHAUNG – MINDET – AYE CAMP – MT. VICTORIA – KANPELET – BAGAN
Description: Chin Stat and Mt.Victoria Trekking Tour. Also known as Natma-Taung National Park was established in 1994. The 279 square miles wide National Park is situated in Chin State and it is spread out to Mindat Township, Kanpetlet Township, and Matupi Township. There are different kinds of forest types such as Hill Evergreen forests, Moist Upper Mixed Deciduous forests, Pine forests, and Hill Savannah. On the way to Mt. Victoria Peak, observe the natural forests trees, orchids, and especially “Rhododendron”. There are also 159 bird species including 5 indigenous, especially the unique bird (white-browed nuthatch), which can be seen only in the Natmataung National Park.
Highlights of this tour
- Meet the friendly and hospitable locals
- Experience a day of local people
- Enjoy meals with local families, and experience their cuisine
- Hike up to the mountain, hill, visit the shrine on top
- Free to take photos of Myanmar
DAY 01 : BAGAN – KYUN CHAUNG – MINDET (L,D)
Early morning transfer to the jetty and take a private boat to Kyun Chaung. Upon arrival drive-by landrover to Mindset (appr. 8 hrs drive). The countryside is dry and flat and there are many sand streams to cross. At Pauk Township stop for lunch at Shwe Aye Ka Yee Restaurant. After Pauk, the countryside is getting more and more green and hilly and before you reach the Chin Hills you can also see rice fields and vegetable cultivations. The Amay Ye Yin Nat shrine marks the beginning of the Chin State. Take a coffee break at Kyauk Htu village before the road goes steep up the Chin Hills to Mindet, a former British hill station of the southern Chine State. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort.
DAY 02 : MINDET (B,L,D)
After breakfast walk around the downtown including the market area and visit also private houses to see how the people in this earn their costs of living. You will have also enough time to visit some smaller Chin villages near Mindset. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort.
DAY 03 : MINDET – AYE CAMP (B,L,D)
After breakfast starts your trekking trip to Mount Victoria. On the way to Aye Camp stop at Khin Nu village to explore the native village life. The natives make their living by growing rice, corn, castor seeds, and beans. From here the small footpath goes further down the valley to the Chi stream. As there is plenty of water, stop for lunch and have a rest next to the Chi stream. After lunch, the path crosses the Chi stream and goes from then on steep up. First through hot and cultivated fields, then through cool and pleasant pine forests until we reach the Aye Camp. On arrival take a break and visit the nearby Chin village. Shy and cautiously you will be invited to have a cup of rice wine, which will help both parties to warm up. Women were in colorful traditional costumes, the older ones have heavily tattooed faces and were smoking tobacco pipes, and some of the men still wearing pure golden earrings, inherited by their fathers. Family stories will be exchanged, questions answered, and children introduced. Packed with these memories come back to the Aye Camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04 : AYE CAMP – SUMMIT CAMP – MT. VICTORIA – KANPELET (B,L,D)
From Aye Camp, you have to drive by landrover to the 8th-mile junction. From here start steep climbing until you reach the Ranshi junction where one way will lead to Mt. Victoria and the other to Mindet. The way from the Ranshi junction to Summit camp goes through the beautiful alpine rose forests. From Summit Camp it is only a 5 minutes walk to the Mt. Victoria peak (3055 meters). Visit the Zi Na Man Aung pagoda on the peak and enjoy the view over the surrounding chin mountain ranges. In the afternoon walk back the same way to the 8th-mile junction and drive by car to Kanpelet. The road will lead you down, through pine wood forests, with lots of birds and butterflies. The township is situated 1400 meters above sea level. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort.
DAY 05 : KANPELET – SEIK PHYU – BAGAN (B,L)
It is a long 7 hours drive to Bagan. The steep road goes first down to Saw an interesting town in a green valley. From here the rood goes up and down through the deep forest and later on it’s getting drier and drier. On the way stop for lunch at Kan Zun Ma village. From here it takes another 2 hours to drive to Seik Phyu from where you can cross the Ayeyarwaddy River over a bridge. Overnight in Bagan.
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Tour price: Contact us
Group size: 2 to 25 pax
Departure based on your inquiry
– 3 nights including breakfast at Mountain Oasis Resorts (2 nights in Mindet and 1 night in Kampelet)
– 1 night in Bagan
– 1 night including breakfast at Aye Camp
– Full board as mentioned in our itinerary
– Local guide throughout the tour
– Station guide for the 2 days from Mindet to Kanpelet
– Jeep or Pajero for 5 days Bagan – Mindet – Kanpelet – Bagan
– Entrance fees for the national park
– Porter fees for the 2 days from Mindet to Kanpelet
– International air fare to/from Yangon
– Visa fees
– Supplements and compulsory dinners for Christmas & New Year
– Lunch & dinners are not mentioned in our itinerary
– Early check-in and late check-out
– Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc
– Porter fees at the hotels
WHAT TO BRING:
– Day bag
– Light trekking boots
– Long trousers for the trekking
– Long sleeve shirt
– Sun hat
– Polarized sun-glasses
– Insect repellent