Venture deep into the heart of Myanmar’s hidden treasures, traversing rugged landscapes and picturesque countryside. Brace yourself for an exhilarating climb to the summit of Mount Victoria, a true testament to the human spirit and the quest for discovery. From the pinnacle, let your gaze wander over the breathtaking landscapes below, a panorama of nature’s artistry that will leave you awe-inspired.Prepare to be captivated as you delve into the vibrant world of the Chin tribes, an ethnic minority whose intriguing beliefs, captivating culture, and fascinating rituals thrive in the remote regions surrounding Mount Victoria, the majestic pinnacle of Chin State. Marvel at their unique customs, from the distinctive face tattoos adorning the women’s faces to the traditional costumes that tell stories of generations past.
- Discover a trekking adventure in a remote and unspoiled region of Myanmar
- Interact with the fascinating tattooed-face women and learn about their cultures, traditions and beliefs
- Ascend the majestic Mount Victoria for breathtaking views and a rewarding climb
Chin State, situated in the northern part of Myanmar, provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities, showcases traditional villages, and boasts a unique culture with its tattooed-face women.
To reach Chin State, you can take a car journey from Bagan via Chauk and Saw Towns.
The weather in Chin State exhibits significant variations. Generally, the green season spans from July to September, while the winter season lasts from October to February. Nighttime temperatures can drop to zero degrees in the mountainous areas and range around 5°C in Kanpetlet and Mindat.
Get ready for an adventure that will awaken your senses and push your limits! Before booking, it’s important to consider the physical prerequisites for this thrilling journey. While an average physical condition is required, please take a moment to assess your suitability for this event/activity.
We want to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the trip, so don’t hesitate to reach out and discuss any concerns you may have with our experienced guide. It’s crucial for you to inform the guide about any medical conditions, illnesses, or disorders that could impact your well-being or safety during the tour.
Make sure to pack your trusty backpack (20L) to carry all your adventure essentials. Equip yourself with sturdy hiking shoes, preferably waterproof, to conquer the challenging terrains that await you. A windbreaker will shield you from the elements, while trekking shorts and pants ensure comfort and flexibility on the trails. Don’t forget a trekking t-shirt or shirt to keep you cool and dry throughout the adventure.
As you navigate through breathtaking landscapes, be prepared with gloves to keep your hands protected. Invest in quality trekking socks to provide maximum comfort and support during long walks. Shield your eyes from the sun’s glare with stylish sunglasses and don a hat for added sun protection. Remember to apply sun cream generously to safeguard your skin from the sun’s rays.
For added stability and support, hiking poles are highly recommended, assisting you in traversing challenging terrain with confidence. And when darkness falls, a reliable headlamp will guide your way, unveiling the hidden wonders of the night.
Day 01: Bagan – Mindat
Meet and greet at your hotel, and get ready to begin an exhilarating journey to Mindat. Brace yourself for an unforgettable road trip as you traverse rocky and bumpy terrains on our way to this charming town.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes adorned with sprawling crops, plantations and meadows, where you’ll witness the enchanting sight of cattle gracefully galloping through the fields. Capture incredible photos and interact with the friendly local villagers, who will warmly welcome you into their community.
As you arrive in Mindat, perched at an impressive elevation of 4,860 feet above sea level, transfer to a traditional-style resort for a restful overnight stay. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm of Mindat!Overnight
Day 02: Mindat – Kanpetlet (B)
Awaken to a new day filled with cultural wonders! Start by visiting a vibrant Chin village and exploring its bustling market. Be prepared to encounter locals adorned in traditional costumes, and keep an eye out for the renowned tattooed-face women, puffing away at their pipes, creating an intriguing sight that embodies the rich heritage of the region.
Afterward, delve into the heart of Mindat, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the city center and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the local market. Your journey continues to Kanpetlet, an approximately 2-hour and 30-minute drive, where you’ll spend a delightful evening and overnight.Breakfast included
Day 03: Kanpetlet – Mount Victoria – Kanpetlet (B)
After breakfast, set off to explore small Chin villages nestled around the town of Kanpetlet. Get ready to encounter a fascinating array of tribes, including Ngara, Yin Du, Dai, Okpu, Magan, and Mwyn, each with its unique dialects, costumes, and mesmerizing face tattoos that depict intricate patterns such as dots, spiders, lines, curls, and plain black.
The leisurely walks to each village, lasting about 1 to 1 ½ hours, will unveil the captivating lives and customs of the Chins. As predominantly Christian communities with diverse beliefs ranging from Methodists to Catholics, their villages are adorned with distinctive buffalo horns, adding a touch of rustic charm to the landscape.
Prepare to conquer Mount Victoria as you embark on a 3-hour climb to its majestic summit. The awe-inspiring panoramic views will reward your efforts, offering a truly unforgettable experience. Afterward, descend to the 10-mile camp and return to your resort for a restful overnight stay in KanpetletBreakfast included
Day 04: Kanpetlet – Bagan (B)
As your adventure draws to a close, bid farewell to Kanpetlet and get on a scenic drive back to the captivating city of Bagan. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey through picturesque landscapes as you make your way back to Bagan, a city steeped in rich history and magnificent temples. Arrive in the evening, and you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay.Breakfast included