Special Interest 05 - Mt. Victoria
The most impressive way to enjoy Myanmar in the raw is on foot through some chin village where we can be in close contact with the minorities. Only available with 4x4 to Mt. Victoria & its environ. The trekking is a little bit hard. We have to sleep in the villages with simple accommodation. Traditional village cooked foods will provided during the trekking. (Trekking booth is highly recommended).
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, visit colorful morning market, Shwezigon Pagoda – the golden stupa is the glory of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple - the best mural paintings of 11th century, Htilominlo Temple – noted for its pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung Monastery – ancient wooden monastery, Ananda Temple - an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross, lacquer ware workshop - the unique of Bagan. After morning visit in Bagan, refreshment at the hotel. Late afternoon, visit Manuha Temple with gigantic Buddha images, Dhamayangyi Temple - the biggest temple in Bagan, Sulamani Temple - the 12th century temple, etc. Evening, you may enjoy the sunset from the top of the temple. Overnight in Bagan..
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Cruise to Kyun Chaung by local boat. Drive to
bumpy roads to Kyauk Htu (160 Km, 6-7 hours) by & Mindat by 4 x 4 jeep. On the
way, you may enjoy the rural atmosphere & landscape. Visit Kyauk Htu and the
road goes steep up the Chin Hills to Mindat, a base for Mount Victoria, it is a
small town inhabited by Chin people. Proceed to Mindat Town. Upon arrival, visit
around the village. Dinner and Overnight at Mindat Guest house.
Morning breakfast and visit market. Trek to Chin Villages around Mindat
,where you can observe Chin Hill Tribes and the traditional way of living. You
may have the chance to see the famous Chin-women with tattooed faces, a fading
tradition. In the afternoon return to Mindat. Dinner and overnight at Guest
house in Mindat.
Morning Breakfast at guest house . Drive to Kanpelet by passing through
Kangyi & Saw . You can see panoramic view of Chin state . This journey will take
about 4 hours for about 65 km. On the way stop for photo .Arrive Kanpelet and
transfer to the guest house .Overnight at guest house .
After Breakfast , Start hiking to Mt. Victoria From Kanpetlet (1400 m)
it is 24 km to the peak of Mount Victoria (3109 m), the third highest mountain
of Myanmar. You can visit , the Natmataung National Park covers an area of 722
km˛ with many rare forms of flora and fauna. For road condition, the car can go
quite near to the 2nd base near to the peak, so that you have to climb only
about 8 km by feet it will take about 2 ˝ hours. Enjoy the spectacular views
over the jungle and mountain area. Return to the second base-camp on Mount
Victoria. Drive back to Kanpetlet. Overnight at Guesthouse in Kanpetlet.
After Breakfast , drive back to Bagan ( Approx 7 hrs ) and on the way
to Bagan , you can see and enjoy some village to observe the people ways of life
.Will arrive to Bagan before sunset . Transfer to the hotel and leisure .Dinner
and overnight at hotel.
Morning Breakfast at hotel . Enjoy around Bagan sightseeing as you wish
. Free and leisure . Transfer to the Nyaung Oo Airport depart for Yangon OR
Mandalay OR Heho by flight .