Remote Mindat South-West incl. Hunters falls – 5 Days

Very interesting, not too challenging trek south-west of Mindat town, on an altitude between 800 and 2000 meters. Pine forests and mountain jungle, many villages with old traditions still alive, will be visited on the way – also at some points great views towards Mt. Victoria – and not to be forgotten, the Hunters falls, which will be climbed on the morning of the 2nd day. Only on the last day there is a very small chance to see some other trekkers (unlikely) – for the rest of the tour, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of nature and the hospitality of the local “Cho” people all by yourselves, many women in all villages still have tattooed faces!


Highlights

  • Fantastic views over the valley and surrounding mountains
  • Authentic villages with friendly villagers and old traditions still alive
  • Village house home stays (basic but clean), food prepared by our guide team on wood fire
  • the impressive “Hunters falls” (beautiful but challenging climb, shoes will get wet) hidden deep in
    the jungle – a local hunter will guide us on the way
  • old villages of Kyardo and Loute Pe, where all the old traditions and artifacts, that the people of Chin
    state are well-known for, can be seen in one place. It’s like an inhabited open-air-museum

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Trip type: Trekking, ethnic encounters, cultural tour
Destinations: Bagan, Pakokku, Mindat, Hpwi Village, Am Laung, Kyar Ein Nu, Hte Pan, Ma Dat, Kyardo, Loute Pe
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: Bagan
Ends: Bagan

The temple of BaganDAY 1 > Bagan/Pakokku – Mindat – Hpwi village [-/-/D]

Private car pick up from Hotel in Bagan -> Pakokku -> Pauk -> Kyauk Htu (lunch) -> Mindat (meet the guide and team) -> drop off at “8 mile Point” (2100 meter altitude) -> 2 hours downhill hike through mountain jungle to the village of Hpwi, enjoy home-cooked Dinner prepared by your guide, overnight at village house.
Distance: 5 kilometer, 2 hours trek.

Meals included: — Dinner
Overnight stay: Village Homestay


Chin State Jungle WalkDAY 2 > Hpwi – waterfall – Hte Pan – Am Laung [B/L/D]

After breakfast in Hpwi, it’s time to pack our bags and trek down for an hour to the foot of the Hunters falls, one of the highlights of the trek. Climbing up the waterfalls, you’ll get very wet, also swimming possible. After that, a short Trek to Hte Pan village, where we will enjoy lunch at a local home (1 hour from the falls), before we move on to Am Laung, where we will saty at a village house or at the monastery (depending on size of the group) – and enjoy a tasty dinner before falling into bed tired, after this adventurous day.
Distance: 15km, 6 hours trek (incl. 2 hours for the waterfall)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Village Homestay


Chin State WaterfallDAY 3 > Am Laung – Kyar Ein Nu – Hte Pan [B/L/D]

After early breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Am Laung. Passing the village school, we hike down to the river bridge (swimming possible) before we climb up the other side of the mountain to the villages of Hli Yaw and then Kyar Ein Nu further up the mountain, where tasty lunch will be served. The afternoon hike gets us to the village of Hte Pan, which already looks quite close from Kyar Ein Nu, but requires another 3 hours walk, passing the village of Dar Daw on the way. Dinner and Overnight in Hte.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Village Homestay


118-ChinState-59DAY 4 > Hte Pan – Ma Dat – Kyardo – Loute Pe –bridge – Mindat [B/L/D]

In the morning we hike over to Ma Dat village, from where we take a steep shortcut to Kyardo (lunch stop) and on to Loute Pe, 2 very old and traditional villages, where you will have time to learn about local culture and customs. Hiking out of the valley, we will soon reach the big bridge over the Chit Kyaung river, from where a car will pick you up to bring you back the 10kilometer of steep uphill back to Mindat, where you will check in at you guesthouse. Distance: 15 km, 6 hours trek

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight stay: Village Homestay


Chin weavingsDAY 5 > Mindat – Pakokku/Bagan [B/-/-]

breakfast at your guesthouse, time for a short walk and visit to Mindat market, then by private car back to Bagan (bus to Pakokku departure 8.30am), arrive there in the early afternoon -> drop at Hotel/airport.

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast


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Included:

• licensed local (Chin) tour guide, English speaking
• porters, helpers and motorbikes for food/luggage transportation
• Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and drinking water during the Trek
• Private transportation from/to Bagan (or bus) and onwards to the starting point of the Trek
• Private transport on day 4 from the bridge back to Mindat
• Guesthouse during your stay in Mindat (twin share room)
• Village stay on the trek (family house, monastery, school), blankets provided by us
• Conservation fee for Natmataung National park


Not included:

• food during the car/bus ride and when in Mindat before and/or after the trek (plenty of restaurants)
• alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (available in some villages)
• 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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