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Trekking in Myanmar, the remote region of Chin

Following a Trekking itinerary in Myanmar to explore the remote Chin region, located in the western part of the country… is a unique experience! A must for all walking enthusiasts!!!

You will have the opportunity to admire the mixture of ethnic groups of the “mountain peoples”, contaminated by indigenous, Bengali, and Indian influences. Burmese influence is in fact considerably less consistent in these areas. Impossible not to be fascinated by the splendid panoramas of the Burmese mountains. You will experience moments of genuine authenticity by sleeping in local, clean but very simple homes.

1° day

BAGAN - MINDAT - HI LAUNG (- / - / D)

Ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Chin State? A private driver will wait for you at 07:00 am at your Bagan Hotel to take you to Mindat (5-6 hours by car) where you will stop for lunch. On the way, you will pass the small towns of Pakkoku, Pauk, and Kyaukhtu. After lunch, you will meet your guide and the team who will support you during this unforgettable experience. Hop aboard another car to reach the "16 mile Point" (at 2400 meters above sea level); it is the starting point of your trek! The first part of your route will be a 2-hour descent through a characteristic pine forest to the village of Hi Laung. Here you will make a stop for the night. Take the time to take a walk and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere before joining the guide for a homemade dinner.

Duration of the trekking: 5 kilometers - 2 hours of trekking.

Meals included: free lunch. Dinner at a local home and overnight stay at a local home in Hi Laung.

2° day

HI LAUNG – LOUN PAN – UNG – CHAING (B/L/D)

The time has come to explore new horizons! After a hearty breakfast on the first morning, you will begin your second day with a couple of hours of trekking to the village of Loun Pan, located at the intersection of two roads. In this unspoiled area still unreachable by mass tourism, you can breathe deeply the genuine atmosphere of the Chin State, while visiting a couple of villages (Ung and Chaing) that doze lazily in the valley. At the second you will settle for the night.

Duration of the trek: 18 kilometers - 6/7 hours of trekking.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner at local villages, and overnight stay at a local home in Chaing.

3° day

CHAING - AREA - HNOUN - MA HLAING (B / L / D)

Ready for another unforgettable day? Today your trek will continue south, going down the valley. On the way, you will visit the characteristic villages of Khu Htu and Hnoun, where you will take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, climb up the mountainside, then descend to the village of Ma Hlaing, the most remote human settlement in the valley, built on the slopes of Mount Victoria, the highest peak in the whole country. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the charm of the surrounding landscape, while your guide is juggling in the preparation of another delicious meal.

Duration of the trek: 15 kilometers - 6/7 hours of trekking.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner at local villages, and overnight stay at a local home in Ma Hlaing.

4° day

MA HLAING - HLWAR - KYAR EIN NU - HTE PAN (B / L / D)

After breakfast at Ma Hlaing, the time has come to say goodbye to this serene valley. Since the region does not welcome a large number of foreign visitors, the route will become more demanding, on a path sometimes interrupted by sudden landslides. In the early afternoon, you will reach the village of Kyar Hle Hlain where a succulent lunch awaits you. After a well-deserved rest, you will proceed towards Kyar Ein Nu; your path will become even steeper and more tiring as you approach the river bed. Cross the stream on an improvised bamboo bridge and get ready to climb the mountainside again, until you reach the coveted village of Dar Daw. A short distance away is your final stop of the day; the village of Hte Pan, where an autochthonous pastor will host you for the night.

Duration of the trek: 20 kilometers - 6/7 hours of trekking.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner at local villages, and overnight stay at a local home in Hte Pan.

Early in the morning, transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Lukla (about 40 minutes). Arrive in Lukla, breakfast, and visit the Lukla monastery. Then trek to Phakding where you will spend the night. (About 3 hours, difference in altitude –230 m.).

5° day

THE PAN - MA DAT - KYARDO - LOUTE PE - MINDAT (B / L / -)

Today you will continue your adventure with an hour of trekking to the village of Ma Dat, perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the valley. From here you will take a steep shortcut in the direction of Kyardo and Loute Pe, where a succulent lunch awaits you. This characteristic village is worth visiting for the peculiar local tombs and the so-called "hunters' houses". Once the batteries are recharged, you will walk for about an hour through wheat fields and reeds, to the bottom of the valley. Once you have crossed the Chit Kyaung river on yet another bamboo bridge, you will find your driver waiting for you to bring you back to Mindat (30 minutes). Check-in and treat yourself to some relaxation. Walking through the center, not far from your Guesthouse, you will find excellent local restaurants for dinner.

Duration of the trek: 15 kilometers - 6/7 hours of trekking

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch at local villages. Free dinner, and overnight stay at Se Nang guesthouse in Mindat.

6° day

MINDAT – BAGAN (B/L/-)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. If the weather permits, before leaving, visit the local market to buy some souvenirs (fabrics, knives, ...) and immerse yourself once again in the flow of everyday life. You will then leave for Bagan, where you will arrive in the early afternoon.

Meals included: breakfast. Lunch and dinner free.

Tariff per person, starting from:

Departure2 Persone3/4 Persone5/6 Persone7/8 Persone
DoubleDoubleDoubleDouble
From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020€ 1,145€ 851€ 725€ 620

Notes

– The accommodations in the villages are clean, but basic with outdoor showers and Turkish baths.

– We advise you to bring a towel for the shower and a cloth to cover yourself while taking a shower (a longyi for ladies can be an excellent solution… exactly like local women)

– Meals during the trekking days will be simple and frugal (rice, noodles, curries, Myanmar specialties)

– Trekking can reach 3000 meters above sea level. During the day, temperatures vary from 68 to 86 degrees °F, but they can easily plummet towards the evening or early morning (it could turn out to be particularly cold between November and February): dress in layers and don’t forget heavy clothing.

– Being in a mountainous region, sudden rainfall may surprise you at all times (all shorter), be prepared accordingly.

– You will pass through countless areas where there is no field and electricity is not always available in every village. Bring an external battery with you to charge your camera.

– Avoid “little thoughts” for the villagers (candies, pens, ..). Donations are increasingly appreciated, but they risk causing jealousy among the children of the village. Please let us know if you would like to contribute with a donation and we will help you fulfill your wish sustainably.

– Do not “steal” shots of local life without permission. Ask with a smile and a gesture from the boss, the locals will be more than happy to pose for you.

– The Chin State is slowly opening up to tourism, but it can still be considered intact and authentic. Help us preserve it by avoiding leaving the garbage along the way.

difficulty: medium-high (on average 6/7 hours of trekking per day about 15-20 km)

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

1 EUR = 1.08 USD

Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.

Currency block: € 50 per case.

The customer has the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations. The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.


The tariff includes

  • A local English speaking trekking guide (Chin)
  • Porters, helpers, and motorbikes for the transport of food and luggage
  • Meals mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water during the trek
  • Private transportation to and from Bagan
  • Overnight stay in Guesthouse in Mindat (double or twin room)
  • Overnight stay in villages as per program, with blankets available
  • Payment of the entrance fee for the protection of heritage at the Ma Taung National Park
  • Travel kit with backpack, photographic volumes, clothes/trolley holder (according to practical amount)
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation, and damage to luggage (optional extension)

The tariff does not include

  • International flights
  • Internal flights (refer to the attached flight table)
  • Overnight stay in Bagan
  • Visa fee
  • Optional tours
  • Transfers if meals are not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks with meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry, …)
  • Surcharges for high season periods (Water Festival, Christmas, New Year, …)
  • Mandatory Christmas and New Year dinners (to be checked when booking)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotels
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and other service providers
  • Any other service that is not mentioned
  • Registration fee of 95 euros

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