BAGAN – MINDAT – MOUNT VICTORIA – KAMPELET – BAGAN
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS MOUNT VICTORIA TREKKING TOUR
Day 1 Bagan – Chauk – Sepiu – Mindat
Early in the morning, we get ready for our expedition to Mount Victoria. we drive to Chauk with our bus and here before we cross the bridge, we change to the 4wheel drive vehicles. Then, we cross the bridge and from here onwards, we only have dirt roads for the coming days.This drive will take about 7 – 8 hours and towards the evening we will reach the district town of Mindat (20’000 inhabitants). Mindat is located on 4860 feet above sea level.
Day 2 Mindat (4 hours trekking)
This morning we walk to the village of Pang Oo located on a steep slope outside Mindat. We will visit the first Chins and get acquainted with their tradition. Return for lunch to Mindat. In the afternoon, visit another nice and very photogenic village, Ng’Nam Thai.
Day 3 Trekking (4 hours) Up to summit of Mount Victoria from 5700 to 10200 feet
In the morning drive to the upper base from where we start to the summit of the Mount Victoria through the National park. The footpath is a little steep but the reward is the fantastic view once you come out of the forest and reach the altitude where the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. In the afternoon, return to upper camp and continue to drive down to old town of Kampelet.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Kampelet (about 3 hours trek)
We visit some smaller Chin Villages around the town of Kampelet. We will find tribes such as: Ngara, Yin Du, Dai, Okpu, Magan, Mwyn. The women, mostly elderly ones, also we spotted a few young girls, have tattooed faces, with very different patterns.In every village one will see houses decorated with buffalo corns. These are from animals called Mithan a cross between a domestic cow and a wild Gaur. Pick nick on the way.
Day 5 Kampelet – Bagan
Full day drive back to Bagan via Saw. On the way, we stop for pick nick. The scenery today is interesting, however as we do not cross villages, a little bit monotonous. We will cross two elephant camps and depending on the season of the year, we might be lucky to watch them working.