The Chin state is a mountainous region,. Kaw Nu Symm peak (also called Mt. Victoria or Nat Ma Taung) is the highest mountain in the Chin state, reaching a height of 10200 feet or 3100 meters above sea level.
It is an excellent place for bird watching, trekking, mountaineering, culture, nature and adventure tours where the weather stays cool the whole year round.
Coverage: Bagan / Mindat / Kanpalet /Mt. Victoria / Yangon
Duration: 5 days
Operational period: Octoberr to April
KL to Yangoon.
Take night bus from Yangon to Bagan
Day 2 Bagan
Visit Bagan historical temple.
Day 3. 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.
Day 4. Excursion to Pantaw and Karthaw
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.
Day 5. 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.
Day 6. Excursion to Mt 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.
Day 7. Kampalet-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!
Day 8. Bagan to Yagoon.
Take bus from Bagan to Yagoon.
Day 9. Yagoon to KL.
Conclude the trip.