Route: Bagan – Kanpetlet – Mt. Victoria – Aye Village – Kyar do – Mindut - Bagan
Start from: Bagan
End at: Bagan
- Learn about the daily life of the Chin tribe
- Enjoy the lush scenery of Mount Victoria
- Learn about the story behind the face tattoo of Chin women
- Mingle with the animist tribe of Kyardo village
This 5-day tour will take you to exciting places and memorable sites. You will have the chance to enjoy lush vegetation and meet friendly people including indigenous tribes. You will also learn local beliefs as you interact with the villagers.
Day 01: Bagan – Kanpetlet (-, L,D)
Departing early this morning,you will travel by jeep to Kanpetlet. During the 7 hour drive, there will be many opportunities to stretch your legs, explore villages and take photos. Your first stop along the way will be in Chauk’s morning market. You will enjoy lunch in Kazunma Village and then continue on to Saw for an afternoon tea break. From Saw it’s a short 18 km to Kanpetlet. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
Overnight in Kanpetlet
Day 02:Kanpetlet (B, L, D)
After breakfast you will start to explore the surrounding. You will visit a chin village and get an insight of their life. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. You will overnight in Kampletlet where you will enjoy a dinner.
Overnight in Kanpetlet
Day 03:Kanpetlet – Trek Mt. Victoria – Aye Village(B,L,D)
After breakfast, you will travel to the base of Mt Victoria and begin a 3 hour ascent among lush vegetation, rare species of birds and fantastic views of the Chin mountains. The first 45-60 minutes is uphill but the terrain soon levels out for an easy climb. Upon reaching the peak you will be rewarded with a wonderful lunch. After treking Mt. Victoria, return to your jeep for a 1.5 hour 20 km drive through rugged terrain to Aye, a Chin Ciff Village. Spend to in the village learning about their traditions and culture including the Chin tradition of the women’s tattooed faces. Enjoy an authentic local dinner in a family home.
Overnight at Aye Camp
Day 04: Aye Village – Trek Kyardo Village – LotePe Village – Mindut (B, L,D)
After breakfast, a 2 hour jeep trip brings you to the starting point of the trek to Kyardo Village. Follow a dirt track for one hour to a stream where you’ll take a short break before continuing another hour to Kyardo village. The people of Kyardo are strong believers in spirits and animism and can often be seen wearing their traditional costumes. Take a stroll around the village and experience the customs of these people. After lunch in the village, continue your trek to LotePe, an old Chin Village atop a hill where you will meet more women with tattooed faces. Continue 60 minutes downhill to the stream where the jeeps are waiting to transfer you to Mindut. This afternoon, arrive in Mindut and check in to your local guest house. Relax after your day of trekking and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Mindut
Day 05:Mindut – Ponetaung Ponenyar – Bagan (B,L)
After breakfast, stroll through the Mindut market, where village people from the area gather to buy and sell their goods. Embark on the drive back to Bagan, stopping along the way to stretch your legs, take photos and enjoy tea breaks in small villages. In the afternoon, arrive to Pakkoku where you can take the delicious lunch (Yaw Buffet) then visit the famous Thihoshin Pagoda and ShweGu Ta Gal Pagoda. Then continue to Bagan.
Option: Today as an option, you can take a boat from Pakkoku to Bagan.(Supplement USD [ChangeRateDollarPrice=”39”] per pax- minimum 2pax)
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