5 Days Southern Chin State

  • Brief Program

  • Detail Program

DAY 1 Bagan – Chauk – Kanpetlet
DAY 2 Kanpetlet – Aye Sakan
DAY 3 Aye Sakan – Kyardo
DAY 4 Kyardo - Mindat
DAY 5 Mindat - Bagan

Program Code : ITT-SCS05
Program Type : Discovery & Trekking
Destinations : Kanpetlet, Mindat
Duration : 5 Days
Period to visit : From Mid of October to April

ITT - SCS05 - 5 Days Southern Chin State

Day 01 Bagan – Chauk – Kanpetlet ( - / L / D )

You will be picked up at your hotel in Bagan. Depart for Kanpetlet about 100 miles for 8-hour drive, across Ayeyarwaddy River over bridge. On the way you may have opportunity to see some of the prominent local birds of lowland area. We will have lunch at “Saw”, a small town on the way. Kanpetlet is an old British settlement town situates 4560 ft (about 1520 meters) high. The temperature is cool year round and pleasant. On arrival to Kanpetlet, visit to nearby villages, Oakpho & Ma Gyauk Ah villages to see ways of life in the region.

Dinner and overnight at Pine wood villa or government guest house.

Day 02 Kanpetlet – Aye Sakan ( B / L / D )

Depart for Aye Sakan, 5700 ft high (about 1900 meters), about 12 miles for 4 hours through evergreen forest with large oaks and laurels which later changes in to a dry low pine forest with rhododendron. It is quite attractive sceneries with numerous kinds of native birds. From here you can see Mindat at 4860 ft (about 1,620 meters) right on the other side of the mountain. Pack lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at Aye Sakan camp.

Day 03 Aye Sakan – Kyardo ( B / L / D )

Visit the blacksmith who has been doing this for 30 years. Depart by car up to 4 miles about 30 minutes and leave the jeep and trek to Kyardo village about 1 hour to a village where most people from this village speak their native Chin language and rather difficult to communicate unless you have a Chin local guide. People grow maize; beans and tea plantation beside most of the men in the villages are also skilled hunters.

Overnight at a local house.Lunch on the way and Dinner at the local house.

Day 04 Kyardo - Mindat ( B / L / D )

Trekking down to the valley to Che Chaung (Che stream) about 2 hours, arrive at your jeep and continue driving on mountains to Mindat about 1 hour. This uphill drive provides magnificent view of the mountains. In Mindat you may note various Chin traditional dances (frighten away the monkey to protect their crops, dance when someone dies, ritual offering dance, frightening evils dance etc.

Lunch and dinner at Mindat. Overnight at Victoria guest house or Khawnoo guest house.

Day 05 Mindat - Bagan ( B / L / - )

Drive to Pontaung about 40 miles for 3 hour. Pontaung and Ponnyar mountain range is very famous among archaeologist as recent discovery by the international team of the fossilized remains found from Pontaung formation about 34 to 50 million years. The team discovered fragments of such animals as turtle, crocodile, rhinoceros, and pig in Pontaung stone layers. Lunch on the way. Arrive Kyunchaung jetty and across to the other bank, watch sun set from z-craft. Transfer to your hotel in Bagan.

sagaing01 Road to Kanpetlet
sagaing02 Zomi Chin
kyaingtone03Bird-Eye view of Mindat
sagaing01Kyardo Village
sagaing02Mindat around Lun Yu
kyaingtone03Crossing Chi stream

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Sleeping bag / Mosquito net / Rucksack
  •  Boots / Long trousers / Long sleeve shirt
  • Sweater / Rain coat / Binocular
  • Sun hat / Sun block cream / Polarized sun-glasses
  • Torch / Insect repellent
  • Your personal medicine (if any)

Group size - minimum 4 pax to maximum 8 pax

Accommodation:

Kanpetlet Pine Wood Villa or similar guest house (1 Night)
Aye Sakan At village - local house (1 Night)
Kyardo At village - local house (1 Night)
Mindat Vitoria guest house or similar (1 Night)

 

Price includes

  • 4 nights in simple guest houses or village houses
  • Transportation by private jeep or pick-up truck (Transport starts from Bagan and end in Bagan)
  • Full board meals as available food throughout the trip and as per itinerary
  • Permission to go to Southern Chin state
  • Sightseeing as per program
  • English speaking guide
  • Station guide for the 2 days from Kanpetlet to Mindat
  • Porter fees for the 2 days from Kanpetlet to Mindat
  • Royalty and zone fee
  • Price excludes
  • Drinks and Beverages
  • International and Domestic air fare
  • Airport taxes
  • Seasonal Supplements
  • Insurance
  • tips to service persons
  • camera fees
  • Any other not mentioned in the “Price includes” section

Validity: 01 October 2009 to 30 April 2010 (except for festive dates)
Remark: The above prices are subject to change without prior notice if the fuel price and other supplier prices are changing. Travel permission is needed to visit the Chin state. The normal application of the permission takes about one month with detailed information of clients.

 

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