Chin State Family Trek – 4 Days

The perfect Chin State trekking tour for whole family. Enjoy the beauty of Chin state on this easy route, which can be adapted easily to your exact needs and desires. Short hikes, suspension bridges and beautiful, remote villages with incredibly many kids! Stay in village houses, cook together, swim in the wild rivers, learn about the unique culture and traditions of the K’Cho people and watch the eagles fly high above the valleys – enjoy this hidden paradise up in the mountains, the perfect retreat for you and your beloved ones!


Highlights

  • Pine forests and mountain jungle
  •  Fantastic views over the valley and surrounding mountains
  • authentic villages with friendly villagers and old traditions still alive
    (ladies with facial tattoos, traditional Y-shaped sacrificing poles and stone tomb tables, houses decorated with animal skulls)
  •  absolutely non-touristy
  •  village house home stays (basic but clean – “bathroom facilities” outside, clean squat toilets)
  • delicious food prepared by our guide team on wood fire
  • many new friends to be made for your kids, as Chin people traditionally have a lot of children
  • if you are Christian (or just interested) and happen to be there on a Sunday, you can also attend church service in one of the villages, a very special experience, esp. on Christian holidays

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Trip type: Trekking, ethnic encounters, cultural tour
Destinations: Bagan, Mindat, Pu Kone, Loute Pe, Kyardo, Shein, Ein Moon
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: Bagan
Ends: Bagan

The Temples of Bagan(Pagan), Mandalay, MyanmarDAY 1 > Bagan – Mindat [-/-/-]

Private Car Pickup at your hotel in Bagan at 7am, relaxed 5-6 hours drive to Mindat (with plenty of stops on the way, as needed). Check in at Se Nang guesthouse and meet your guide, in the afternoon time to explore Mindat and enjoy the spectacular views together with your guide. Dinner at Myo Ma restaurant close to the guesthouse (own expense).

Overnight stay: Se Nang Guesthouse, Mindat


crossing bridge DAY 2 > Mindat – Pu Kone – Loute Pe [B/L/D]

After breakfast at your guesthouse, the car will pick you up and we’ll be going down the mountain south of Mindat to the Chit Chaung river bridge, from where we will start our trek. Crossing a bamboo bridge, the trail leads us up for around 2 hours to the hilltop village of Pu Kone, where we will enjoy our home-cooked lunch, take a rest and have a look around the big village. Aftre that, it’s an easy 1-hour trek downhill/flat to the neighboring village of Loute Pe, where we should arrive right in time for the end of school, you’ll be greeted by dozens of excited primary-school students! After leaving our luggage at the house where we will stay for the night, there’s enough time to explore the village. Dinner at the village house, prtepared by your guide.

Distance/Duration: around 10 kilometers / 3-4 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Overnight stay: Village House


bamboo bridge DAY 3 > Loute Pe – Kyardo – Shein – Ein Moon[B/L/D]

After breakfast, we pack our bags and walk further into the valley to the very interesting and traditional village of Kyardo, where we will cross a wooden suspension bridge (also possible to swim) before hiking uphill for roughly 1 hour to the village of Shein, where we will enjoy our lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy an easy downhill walk along the so called “main road”, passing some villages and enjoying beautiful views, before we reach Ein Moon village, where there are especially many face-tattoo women living. Dinner will be prepared for you by your guide, overnight at a village house.

Distance/Duration: around 10 kilometer / 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Village House


Chin StateDAY 4 > Ein Moon – Mindat – Bagan [B/-/-]

After early breakfast in Ein Moon,it’s time to say Goodbye to beautiful Chin state! A short 30-minutes walk leads us back to the main road, where the car will pick you up and get you back to Mindat (short stop possible to pick up some souvenirs from the market) and then to Bagan (lunch stop on the way, own expense). You will arrive back to Bagan around 2pm and will be delivered to your Hotel or the airport!

Distance/Duration: 2 kilometer, 30 minutes
Meals included: Breakfast


Contact us for extensions and further information

Included:

• Licensed local (Chin) tour guide, English speaking
• Porters, helpers and motorbikes for food/luggage transportation
• Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and drinking water on the Trek
• Private transportation from/to Bagan and the starting point of the Trek – or bus from/to Pakokku
• Guesthouse during your stay in Mindat (double/twin share room)
• Village stay on the trek (family house, monastery, school), blankets provided by  us
• Entrance/conservation fee for Nat Ma Taung National park


Not included:

• Food during the car/bus ride and when in Mindat before/after the trek (plenty of restaurants)
• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (available in some villages for sale)
• Tip money
• personal expenses (souvenirs …)
• Insurance
• Hotel in Bagan, transportation (flight, bus) to Bagan
• Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion

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