“To the Chin” Off – the -beaten-track!

Tour Duration: 5 days

If you want to break the ground, this is your trip!

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 … Sounds good? Seeing is better. A tour suitable for all
except the handicapped and the physically impaired. 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 …

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 takes 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 Sunbird for further assistances.

Tour Program Detail

BAGAN – MINDAT

1st day

BAGAN – MINDAT

Early morning start by bus. Our jeeps have left already. Close to Pakokku we cross the mighty Ayeyarwady on longtail boats and continue on the other side with the jeeps. Pauk, Kyauktu and Yaw – the day´s itinerary. 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 – after 123 km and using the last daylight – Mindat. 2 nights in the very simple guesthouse.

EXCURSION PANTAW AND KYARHTO

2nd day

EXCURSION PANTAW AND KYARHTO

The day´s program includes visits of two villages of the Chin people: Kyartho and Pantaw. We meet the Chin and experience their everyday life. The Chin belong 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.

MINDAT – YAW – SAW – KANPETLET

3rd day

MINDAT – YAW – SAW – KANPETLET

A more leisurely day: by jeep on hilly paths to Yaw and via Saw to Kanpetlet. 2 nights at a very simple Resort.

MOUNT VICTORIA

4th day

MOUNT VICTORIA

To the summit! To Ten-Miles-Point using jeeps, onwards on foot uphill from 2750 to 3109 m. After two to three hours we reach the summit (309 m 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.

KANPETLET – BAGAN

5th day

KANPETLET – BAGAN

Full day´s travel back to Bagan via a different route: Aing-gyi, Seikphyu, Chauk are the days stops, simple picnic lunch en route again. In the evening, after a 151 km drive, the luxuries of your Bagan hotel will certainly be appreciated. Cheers!