Chin State and Mt Victoria Trekking – 11 Days

The Chin State and Mount Victoria trekking expedition takes in the highlights of this remote corner of Myanmar. You will travel overland to hilly Chin State where your trekking expedition to remote mountain villages begins. The air is cooler and scenery is stunning in Chin State and most of the villages are built on mountain ridges or slopes. You will spend several days trekking through authentic Chin villages where only few travelers have visited. Many of the Chin ladies have facial tattoos in this region. During the trek you will sleep in the local villages and have the opportunity learn about ethnic Chin culture, traditions and beliefs. You trek culminates in climb through Nat Ma Taung National Park to the summit of Mt Victoria 3180m.

Return back to Bagan from Kanpetlet from where you can conveniently either continue to Yangon by flight on the same night as in our itinerary OR you can extend your trip with Ngapali Beach extension or with a visit to Inle Lake and Shan State. 


  • Discover last burmese kingdom in Mandalay
  • Explore the trails connecting the temples of Bagan
  • Trek to remote Chin tribes villages in southern Chin State
  • Discover the lush nature of Nat Ma Taung (Mt Victoria) National Park
  • Climb to summit of Mount Victoria peak
  • Experience thriving city of Yangon

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Trip type: Trekking, ethnic encounters, cultural tour
Destinations: Mandalay, Bagan, Mindat, Natma Taung NP, Kanpetlet
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: Mandalay
Ends: Yangon

myanmar trekking tours - mandalay palaceDAY 1 > ARRIVAL TO MANDALAY & EXPLORE CITY [-/-/-]

Welcome to Mandalay and Myanmar! Your guide will meet you at the Mandalay airport and transfer to your hotel in town. To acclimatize you will explore today some of the lively markets and artisan quarters of Mandalay city and end the day with sunset by Ubein bridge longest teak wood bridge in the world.

Meals included:
Overnight stay: Bagan King Hotel or similar in Mandalay

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - bagan


Transfer to Mandalay airport and flight to Bagan. Explore the plains of Bagan dotted thousands of temples. Visit the gold gilded Shwezigon Stupa, purported to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha, at the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple enjoy the sight of Bagan’s best preserved mural paintings. The day’s temple tour ends with a visit to the beautifully symmetric and majestic Ananda temple and sunset spotting from a terrace of a temple.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight stay: Bagan Umbra or similar in Bagan

myanmar treks - burma walking holidays


Today explore Bagan by mountain bike. Your guide will show best hidden trails and tracks to some of the more remote temple sites and villages. You will meet some friendly villagers and learn about history of Bagan. Finish our bike tour afternoon and rest of the day is for relaxing at hotel pool or exploring Bagan independently

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight stay: Bagan Umbra or similar in Bagan


burma walking holidays - myanmar treks - jeep in Chin state


This morning embark on 4-5hr drive to Mindat first crossing the Ayeyarwaddy River over a newly constructed bridge and then continuing to Pauk, Kyatko and finally climbing up to Chin Mountains and Mindat town located on mountain ridge at elevation of 1600m.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mindat

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - chin state


This morning explore Mindat market in town where villagers from surrounding region come trade their produce. After some tea and snack in a local tea shop drive down to a suspension bridge built by the British. Start your trek from here traversing the valley to Loat Pe village trail eventually ascending to Kyardo village where you will spend the night. Kyardo is small authentic Chin village accessible only by foot. Mingle with the villagers and learn about local culture and ways of life.

Trekking: Approx. 3 ½hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Dormitory style at a local house in Kyardo village

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - mt victoria


After breakfast set on trail trekking through ethnic chin villages and corn, avocado, bean and tea plantations ascending to a seasonal mountain road that connects Mindat to Kanpetlet snaking through jungles of Mt Victoria National Park area. Lunch en-route to Aye village. Tonight you will stay in a simple lodge, which is an old British camping ground. The Lodge is very simple but has hot shower (not always guaranteed though and at additional cost) and rustic rooms with mattresses.

Trekking: Approx. 6 ½hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: In a very simple lodge in Aye Village

myanmar treks and walking tours - Chin Tribes and Mt.Victoria


Today you will trek to Nat Ma Taung (Mount Victoria) National Park through rhododendron and pine forests. Along the trail you may see Mithun, the semi wild mountain cattle of the Chin people of grazing free. Lunch stop at the Htan Om village. Continue ascending on a steeper path until reaching more moderate terrain and farm lands leading Do Nuu village at 1850m. Do Nuu is charming village located on a ridge above a beautiful valley.

Trekking: Approx. 7hrs moderate to challenging
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Village house in Do Nuu

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - trek to Mt. Victoria


Today will be most strenuous day of your Chin state trek. Ascent to Mt Victoria summit is not technical but can be challenging due to altitude and elevation gain. Your trail lowly gains altitude, and offering first unobstructed views over the lower lying fields of the villagers before trekking in moss and lichen covered rhododendron forest where many rare plants species, orchids and bird species thrive. Passing Mt Christian you will approach Nat Ma Taung (Mt Victoria) peak and climb up to summit on a wider track that contours along the ridges of the mountain leading to the broad summit at 3180m. Lunch en-route or on top of the mountain. Drive to Kanpetlet where you will stay in comfortable trekking lodge.

Trekking: Approx. 7.5-8hrs challenging to strenuous
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Sky Palace Resort

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - irrawaddyDAY 9 > DRIVE TO BAGAN, FLIGHT TO YANGON [B/L/-]

This morning walk through Kanpetlet town before driving down from mountain to Saw town. The 4-5hr drive to Bagan is through flat Magwe division until crossing Ayeyarwaddy River to Texas of Myanmar, Chauk. Chauk has over 100 years of oil producing history. You will arrive to Bagan late afternoon in time for your evening flight to Yangon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight stay: Esperado Hotel in Yangon or similar

myanmar trekking tours and walking holidays - yangon heritage building


Explore the old quarter of Yangon on a walking tour, browse the street markets, enjoy great food and downtime soaking in the atmosphere. You can feel the vibrant energy of this quickly developing city in transition. Visit the magnificent gold and gems decorated Shwedagon Pagoda and end the day exploring the lively Chinatown in the evening where many food and drinks places come alive after dusk.


Free at leisure until transfer to Yangon airport for your departure flight.


Contact us for extensions and further information


• Private tours and transfers with air conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary
• English speaking stationed guides in each destination
• Lodging with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• 2 bottles of water & 2 refreshing towels per passenger per day on normal touring days.
• During the Chin State trek boiled or purified drinking water.
• Luggage handling fees at airports
• Porters in Chin State trek ( Max 15kg per customer)

Not included:

• Visa to Myanmar
• International air fares or domestic air fares
• Early check-in, late check-out, services
• Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
• Travel insurance
• Tips, souvenirs, laundry etc.
• Services which are not mentioned in the program

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