Mt Victoria of 3400 meter high is the perfect place for nature lovers. Soft trekking, butterfly and bird watching are available. The old tradition of tattooing face is fading fast but still can be seen in some villages.
Located in Southern Chin State, towering 10500 feet, (3180 meters), is a designated National park under name of Nat Ma Taung with the core area of 446-square kilometer situates in the Southern Chin hills is the southern outpost of Himalayas, of a volcanic origin. This region generally isolated and possesses many species birds and plants. Some rare flowers found on its summit and nowhere else in the world. Mt. Victoria offers a great opportunity for bird watching activities. One can come across several species of birds of low land scarf forest through the high elevation up to the summit. Southern Chin state due to its isolation maintains the unique Chin tribal culture. The Chin are of Tibeto-Burman inhabit in the hills of Chin State bordering Bangladesh and India. As hill people, they have been isolated and to this day little is known of their animistic culture. Chin tribe women wearing various pattern of tattoo on their face and attractive amber necklaces. Roads are still very bad so this excursion is not recommended for rainy season (May to Oct). As for accommodations, only very simple guest house are available so this excursion is suitable only for the adventurous clients.
After breakfast at hotel in Bagan, drive to Kampalet about 100 miles for 7 hours drive, across over the Ayeyarwaddy River bridge. On the way you may have opportunity to see some of the prominent local birds of lowland area. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Kampalet is a very beautiful hill station 1380 meters above sea level. The temperature is cool all year round and pleasant. Upon arrival, visit around the village.
Dinner and overnight in Kampalet.
After Breakfast, drive to Taungsakan located about 14 miles where we have to leave our car, and off road trek (Approximately 3 hours), arrive the top of Mt. Victoria (3109 meters), 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. And it is quite attractive sceneries with numerous kinds of native birds.
Take photograph at the top and enjoy the spectacular views over the jungle and mountain area. Afterwards, climb down to your car, and then continue to Aye village car for one and half hours. Aye village is a small Chin village lay on the cliff of the hill, one of the British hill camps and sightseeing in the village. Afterwards, drive back to Kampalet.
Overnight in Kampalet.
After breakfast at resort, two hours drive to trekking starting point and enjoy two hours trekking to kyardo village. The car stop on the road and you walk down to the village about 45 mins. You will see daily life of remote tribe; Chin tribe women with different patterns of tattoo on the face an attractive amber necklace, houses with animal skull and sacrificial posts. Return to car path, about one hour trekking. Then proceed to Mindat, more verities of face tattoo women and typical Chin traditional houses.
Overnight in Victoria guest house, Mindat.
After breakfast, drive to PANOW VILLAGE. You may have the chance to see the famous Chin women with tattooed faces, a fading tradition. They earn their living by hunting and farming in the mountain. Return back to Mindat. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon explore Mindat area with Chin women wearing big earrings listen to sound of flutes by nose and chin traditional weaving house.
Overnight in Mindat.
In the morning after breakfast at Victoria Guest House, drive back to Bagan. Stop for lunch en route. Arrive Bagan in early evening and overnight in Bagan. Hotel in Bagan own arrangement or you book through us the Hotel.
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