Day 1: Bagan-PonetaungPonenyar- Mindut
After breakfast at Bagan, crossed the mighty Ayeyarwaddy as dawn smashes, start to drive to Mindut. On the way, visit one or two historical pagodas in Pakhaukku. Visiting morning vegetable market will show you daily life style of the Burmese people. One the way, make some photo stops at Pauk and around small stupas and nat shrines at the summit of Mt.Ponetaung and Ponyer for photography. Enjoy the Myanmar authentic lunch at a small Burmest Restaurant before we arrive Chin state.In the late afternoon, we will arrive at Mindut and check in at a hotel or at a traditional small guest house. Mindut is a small administrations hill town even it is second biggest in the Chin state. In the British time, it is the main administration town in the Chin State. Walking in the small two in the evening will be good exercises for your adventure untapped exotic Chin expedition tour. We will have dinner at a restaurant and spend night stay at hotel in Mindut.
Day 2: Mindut – Helong Village
After breakfast, visiting morning market in Mindut will follow by scenic 14-mile driving to the west of the town by jeep. After we leave our jeep, first trekking among the pine forest to the target, Hilaung Village situated on the valley of the pine forest mountain with about 400 villagers will be about one hour. The dense forest there is a sort of factor generating the cold weather. It is Helong Village on the way and one site worthy for sightseeing in it is a Buddhist stupa donated by King Alaungsithu of Bagan by the time of making a trip to Chin State. Dinner and night stop at a village house will be in Helong village.
Day 3: Helong Village – Amlong Village
A memorable trek to KhoneEai Village is the next one in order for evening sightseeing and all will end up with charming dinner and night span at a traditional house in KhoneEai Village. Have a delightful Chin Hill morning together with a pleasurable trekking enjoying the natural beauty – birding, wildlife nature and scenic vista – of the forest along the mountain range to Htwe Village. The next one hour trekking after Htwe Village is to Htal Pan Village for tasty lunch. The way up walking on the pine forested mountain range is an easy, an hour long trek. The evening sightseeing will be at Amlong Village having about 20 houses. Enchanting dinner and memorable night stay at a small Buddhist monastery on the hill.
Day 4: Amlong Village – KyarAie Nu village – Madat Village
Commence the full day tour with the down trekking to ChakeChaung River for one and a half hour. A suspension bridge is excellent to experience while crossing the river for the two hour up trekking to Htwe Inn Village populated by animists looked like the people in stone age. Go and see their shaman’s house to observe their beliefs and customs. At KyarAie Nu Village, a big village on the height of 1600 m, visit Chin traditional hand-made smoking pipe workshops. After lunch, start again with an interesting trek along the hill side of Chin Mountain to villages: Turdo Village, Htay Pan Village and Masan Village. The evening sightseeing will be in Madat Village, the biggest village during our trekking with about 800 populations having a small primary school. It is looked like a nice garden and lines on the based o the famous Mt. Victoria. The Nat shrine in the middle of the village will be one of the main highlights of this adventure trip..Charming dinner and cool night stay will be at the village leader’s house.
Day 5: Madat Village – Kyardo Village – Aye Village
Morning leisure made us pleased is followed by the trekking and sightseeing in LoatPe Village, there only traditional ways can be viewed, as in their holy wooden poles and stone tombs. Kyardo Village lied on the hill side of the valley of the green mountain range will offer us a lovely evening by their traditional means of life such as in their ancient-styled huts made of wood and bamboo. Tattoo faced women wearing traditional costumes can be watched in this village. After lunch, the half day tour will have a commencement, trekking on the hill of the river valley and cross the river to trek over the mountain range where enjoy bird calls and forests’ natural beauty to be in today destination, Aye Village, a small Chin village on the hill side of the forest mountain in Natmataung national park. Having a fascinating beauty as a once British’s hill-camp with some old colonial constructions, the weather there is quite cold. Also there, taking photos of tattoo-faced women and their ways of living is valuable for the use of time. Aye Village will give each and all of us pleasing experience of dinner and night stay.
Day 6: Aye village – Htike Shwe village
After morning leisure sightseeing in the village, start another whole day trekking among the forest mountain. Today will be long trekking in the nature. On the way to our destination HtikeShwe village, enjoy the photography with nature because there is no village on the way. Most part of today trekking will be in the forest. In the evening, we will arrive at the village for one more night. Take your leisure at the village for tomorrow hiking trip to Mt.Victoria. Dinner and overnight still will be at a Chin traditional house in HtikeShwe village.
Day 7: Htike Shwe village –Mt.Victoria
In the morning, trekking along the scenic forest full of pine trees with the whirling of bird calls is the first program of the day. After lunch at the based camp, take some snacks and water for our trekking and hiking during the time of passing the most famous floral and birding area in Myanmar. Within the 3 hour-trekking to the top of the mountain, 10200 ft above sea level, from the base camp, 6500 ft in height, the first 45 minutes will give us a new experience of the steep and difficult portion of the path. All exhaust, however, will go away by the time of seeing the panoramic view from the summit. After a sufficient rest at the apex, we will make a camping with the tank at the summit. Dinner and camping experience will be main highlight of the day.
Day 8: Mt.Victoria – Kanpalat
After breakfast on the summit, trek down to the based camp and continue to Kanpalat. It will be about 6 and half hour trekking with lunch box. In the evening, arrive at Pine Wood villa for our night stop. After check in hotel, have a rest by takeing hot and cold shower at the hotel. If you have time, walk to nearby a Chin village for some more sightseeing. Dinner will be served at the hotel. Worm and comfortable room will serve you to pleasurable night stop amoung the pine forest.
Day 9: Kanpalat – Bagan
After breakfast, it is programmed with jeep ride to Bagan including a short rest in Saw Village as well as the incident of driving in the pine forest. Lunch at a small local restaurant in Kazunma Village, one of the big Myanmar villages in Magwe Division, has a new sort of taste along the connection between central and western Myanmar. Upon arrival at Bagan, check in at your hotel and it will be at the end of your wonderful adventure trip with us.
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