Trekking to Chin Village 10 days

Routing: Yangon - Bagan - Mount Victoria (Chin Village) - Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Breath-taking view for photography at Mindut
  • Boat travel over Irrawady river to explore the life along its banks
  • Trekking to Yit Quen Village for 20 house in stills
  • Exploring along Chake Chaung River for ethnic villages hidden
  • Hiking Chin Mountain to villages: Turdo Village, Htay Pan Village and Masan Village
  • Climb up to Victoria mountain and enjoying stunning view of Bagan
  • Encounter ethnic people in Chin Village with tattoo faces and nice dance
The most suitable Myanmar mountainous adventure for first time hiking travellers to this amazing country. The 8 days adventure journey will cover the best highlights of the country mountains and hills. Climbing Mandalay hill and enjoying the sunset overall the city, stepping up Mount Popa and watching the monks and monketes coming to this sacred area, hiking Sagaing hills and uncovering Pindaya mountainous area will surely a memorable trip for you.This expedition is even more remarkable if you added a wonderful balloon ride in Bagan.

Day 1: Arrival - Yangon

On arrival at Yangon airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Yangon,formerly known as Rangoon has been the capital city only since 1885 although some settlements in this site date back about 2,500 years. This colorful metropolis features an intriguing mix of the scenes from a bygone era and
the modern tempo of bustling streets punctuated by serene temples and impressive colonial edifices. After checking into hotel, we start our city tour, seeing the old colonial styled city center, the gilded Sule Pagoda and the impressive Karaweik Hall on the Royal Lake. We follow these with a visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which dominates the skyline of city. This masterpiece houses an intricate complex of smaller pagodas and Buddha images. O/N in Yangon.

Day 2:  Yangon - Bagan by flight

An early morning transfer to airport for a short flight to Bagan. This charming town launched a 200 year building of thousands huge stupas and temples, many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. We visit the vibrant market of Nyaung U before taking a short drive to the archeological zone. The sightseeing tour enables us to explore many magnificent sights including Shwezigon, Nanbaya, Htilominlo, Ananda, Thatbyinnyu, Sulamani, Dhammyangyi. These temples and pagodas bear statement to a glorious past. The perfect way to round off the day is to watch the spectacular sunset from the upper terrace of  Myaukguni Temple.O/N in Bagan. (B)

Day 3:  Bagan - Mindat

Today we cross the mighty Ayeyarwaddy as dawn smashes, start to drive to Mindut. The stops around small stupas and nat shrines at the summit for photography will create breathtaking emotion inside our hearts. Our delicious lunch will be in a village namely Paut. Arrive at Mindut, in the evening, for check-in at a small hotel before strolling around the town. O/N in Mindat (B)

Day 4:  Mindat - Pan Ort Village - Man Long village

Begin with the morning trekking to Panort Village, stood as one of the biggest villages in the vicinity of Mindut, after a visit to morning market in the town. Been pleasurable in sightseeing in the village, the tour is continued toward small and hazy Yit Quen Village with 20 houses on the hill side. The hospitable dinner at a Buddhist monastery on the hill side will arouse the interest of foreigners. O/N at village (B,L,D)

Day 5: Man Long Village - Kyar Aine Nu Village

Commence the full day tour with the down trekking to Chake Chaung 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. After lunch, continue to Lee Shee for sightseeing of traditional huts. Arrival at Kyar Aie Nu Village, a big village on the height of 1600 m, will be in the evening and the sightseeing includes Chin traditional hand-made smoking pipe workshops.
O/N at village (B,L,D)


Day  6:  Kyar Aine Nu - Madat Village

Begin 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 one during our trekking with about 800 populations having a small primary school. The Nat shrine in the middle of the village, a nice one as a garden beside the famous Mt.Victoria, is the most interesting. O/N at village (B,L,D)

Day 7: Madat Village - Kyardo Village

Morning leisure made us pleased is followed by the trekking and sightseeing in villages of the hill tribes and lunch at Loat Pe 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 whilst they are celebrating their authentic Chin traditional dancing there they will serve their traditional wine, Khaungye, as showing their hospitality. O/N at village (B,L,D)

Day 8: Kyardo Village - Mindut

Sightseeing in the village will fill the gap of the morning for pleasure. Another one and a half hours will be used for exploration trek along the hill side in the river valley whilst enjoying bird calls in the nature of forest. After that, arrive at Chake Chaung Bridge where a break for rest is quite suitable. The next trek up to Mindut takes four hours on the mountain.O/N in Mindut (B,L)

Day 9:  Mindut - Bagan

A morning of different cultures will make us a new taste while sightseeing around Mindut's morning market. After that drive back to Bagan and during we are on the way will have excellent stops for photos among the pine forest hills. Also a short stop at the top of the Ponetaung Ponenyar mountain
range, experiencing observing small stupas and Nat shrines at the summit,taking some photos as well as having tea at a tiny tea shop there are all included on our way of driving back to Bagan as most other local travelers do for their brake time on that way. When finished lunch in Paut Village, we will operate undersized visits to some more Burmese villages in the time of our way. The sunset will be seized on boat upon arrival at Kyunchaung jetty for ferry to Bagan. O/N in Bagan (B,L)

Day 10: Yangon departure (B)

Having breakfast then refreshment while waiting for the guide and driver come to pick you up for the departure flight in the morning. Leaving Yangon for your home with your beautiful memory of Myanmar!
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 02 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Bagan - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Horse cart riding for surrounding excursion as indicated
9. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
10. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
11. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
08 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 164US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travellers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALLOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

10 days 9 nights


Activity:

Hiking, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore, Moutain Climbing, Homestay,


Group size:

Min: 2

,

Max: 12


Transportation:


  • Physical Grading:

    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 1: Arrival - Yangon
    Day 2: Yangon - Bagan by flight
    Day 3: Bagan - Mindat
    Day 4: Mindat - Pan Ort Village - Man Long village
    Day 5: Man Long Village - Kyar Aine Nu Village
    Day 6: Kyar Aine Nu - Madat Village
    Day 7: Madat Village - Kyardo Village
    Day 8: Kyardo Village - Mindut
    Day 9: Mindut - Bagan
    Day 10: Fly back to Yangon from Bagan.

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