Trekking Princess

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Day (1)
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Take a 4 hours walk (approximately 10 km) to the remote Palaung village of Yasakyi. Enjoy lunch. Optional additional 2 hour climb (one way) of Yasakyi Hill (2,300 m). Dinner and overnight stay in a traditional monastery. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

Day (2)
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After a traditional breakfast, another 4.5 hour walk (approximately 12 km) brings us back down to Pindaya.
(Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)

The accommodation is in a main hall of the monastery including mats, pillows and blankets with shared bathroom and toilets.



Day (1) Kalaw – Myinkha – Myaynikyin – Zedigone – Thaye - Naungye

Breakfast at hotel and set off trek to Danu village of Zedigone via Myinkha and Myaynikyin. Lunch and visit unique cave at Thaye and continue trekking to Naungye Shan village. Overnight at local village.


Day (2) Naungye – Kyaukset – Nankhone – Myinmu – Pweyat – Taungmingyi

Breakfast and continue trek to Kyaukset Danu village, continue to Myinmu Danu village via Nankhon and Loysin Danu village. Lunch and continue to Taungmingyi Palaung village via Pweyat and Yagyi Danu villages. Overnight at local village.


Day (3) Taungmingyi – Yasagyi - Taungbawgyi - Pindaya

Breakfast and continue to Yasagyi Palaung village. Lunch stop and continue trek to Taungbawgyi Dhanu village and to Pindaya. Overnight in Pindaya.


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Day (1)Kalaw – Myinkha – Zedigone – Thaye – Thiyyarbin (Trekking)

Breakfast at hotel and set off trek to Danu village of Myinkha and continue to Zaydigone. On the way observe panoramic view of Ya hill in the west and Loimaw dam in the east. Continue to Zaydigone (approx 2 hour). Lunch at local monastery and continue to Shan Thaye tribe village (approx 1 hour) and near by unique cave with Buddha Images inside. Proceed to Naungye (approx 1 ½ hour) and further trek (approx 2½ hour) to Thityarbin village. Dinner and overnight at local monastery.


Thityarbin – Kyaungsoekong – Mintaingbin – Taungmintgyi (Trekking)

Breakfast and continue trek to Yepoke (approx 1½ hour) and then to Kyaungsoekong (approx 1½ hour). Continue trek to Thitpok village (approx 1½ hour) where you can have lunch break. After lunch continue trek across Aungban/Ywar Ngn road to Mintaingbin village and another half an hour up hill to Taungmyintgyi Palaung village. Dinner and overnight at local monastery.


Taungmingyi – Yasagyi - Taungbawgyi – Pindaya (Trekking)

Breakfast and continue through Palaung mountains to Yasakyi Palaung village (approx 2 hour). After a short brake continue trek to Menetaung (approx 1½ hour) and then to Pinseinpin (another 1 hour). Lunch stop and continue to trek to Htinshugone village (approx 1½ hour) and to Taungbawgyi Dhanu village (approx 1 hour). Visit in the village and continue trek to Pindaya (approx 1 hour).


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From Indein village trek to the foothill of U Daung Thaung. Enjoy a clear panoramic view of the whole lake area. From this point walk uphill for about 45 minutes to a monastery. Continue hiking to the village at the top of the hill. Once that intermediate point is reached, another hour uphill brings you to the village. The residents of the village are Pa-O and Taung Yoe ethnic tribes. Walk through the village and observe their daily lives. Take about one hour and twenty minutes downhill back to Indein. Total walking time is 4 hours and 30 minutes including the monastery portion.



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Trekking through the deepest Pa-O territory in the Shan mountains. Start at the Inle Lake to the Pa-O village of Nong Kan (total distance appr. 20 km ). Continue by car to Kakku. Sightseeing in Kakku and drive back viaTaunggyi to the Inle Lake. Lunch is provided during trekking.




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Before leaving Mandalay, visit an ORCHID FARM, where several varieties of this exotic flower are grown. Continue to YAE KYI VILLAGE, just outside of Mandalay near the base of YAE TAGON MOUNTAIN, and observe the activities of daily life; making bamboo fans and gardening. Drive up to caves situated halfway up the mountain and enjoy the picturesque views of the golf course and endless green rice paddies. From there, begin trekking uphill through jungle landscape to the SHWE HIN THA CAVE area, with a natural stone representation of a Hintha bird at the entrance. (Entering cave is not recommended during the rainy season)



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Explore the sacred mountain shrine of MOUNT POPA, a curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain and the home of the spirits, before venturing into the countryside for soft trekking.



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Day(1). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan Kampelet, Mt. Victoria, Aye Village, Mindat, Bagan), Day 1 of 4. This morning, the car will pick up at the Hotel in Bagan. Drive to Kampelet which will take about 6 - 7 hours. Packed lunch on the way. Accommodation at the Bungalow in Kampelet. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(2). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan Kampelet, Mt. Victoria, Aye Village, Mindat, Bagan), Day 2 of 4.
Breakfast. Today visit some smaller CHIN VILLAGES around the town of Kampelet. We will find tribes such as: Ngara, Yin Du, Dai, Okpu, Magan, Mwyn. All these groups speak different dialects and have different costumes. The women, mostly elderly ones, also we spotted a few young girls, have tattooed faces, with very different patterns. We count about 5 different ways of putting the tattoos on: dots, spider, lines, and curls, almost black. Walks to each village take about 1 to 1 and half hours. The Chins are mostly Christians with a variety of all beliefs from Methodists to Catholics. 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. Each time such an animal is slaughtered a kind of wooden pillar decorated with all sort of ornaments is erected in front of the house. In addition a stone table, which is also used as cover for urns, is placed nearby. Some of the houses have up to 10 such pillars and in some villages the stone tables are all gathered together (like a cemetery) whereas in others they are near each home. Picnic on the way. And then climb to the MT. VICTORIA summit about 3 hours to the summit. After that going down to the 10 mile camp. Upon arrival to the base transfer to the AYE VILLAGE on the middle of on the Mt. Victoria. Dinner and accommodation at the Aye village. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(3). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan, Kampelet,Mt. Victoria, Aye Village, Mindat, Bagan), Day 3 of 4.
Breakfast. Visit OAK-PO and MA-KYAUK-AR villages near AYE VILLAGE. Study lifestyles of Chin living in Oak-po and walk to Ma-kyauk-ar village and then continue to your guest house. Mindat is located on 4860 feet above sea level. Lunch at the restaurant at Mindat. This afternoon, walk to the village of Pang Oo located on a steep slope outside Mindat. Sisit the first Chins and get acquainted with their tradition. In this village, an elder man is specialized in reading the future in a particular way. He heats up bamboo sticks and holds them on emptied eggs and through the appearing cracks he reads the future. Visit another nice and very photogenic village, Ng'Nam Thai. Accommodation at Mindat Town. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(3). Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan, Kampelet,Mt. Victoria, Aye Village, Mindat, Bagan), Day 4 of 4.
If time permits, stop on the way to study some elephant's camps. Cross two elephant camps and depending on the season of the year. Have a chance to watch them working. Back to Bagan. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

***This tour is based on English-speaking guide.

***Standard Category refers to Standard room and Guest house Mindat and Kampalet with Jeep transfer or similar. Deluxe Category refers Hotel Pine wood village/Mountain Oasis with 4x4 Wheel Drive Car or similar.

***This program should be booked at least one month in advance due to special permit needed. In case of booking within one month, please be aware that we need to check first with the authorities and the supplier on spot if the program is possible to be done.



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Day(1). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking, Chin Tattoo Tribes and Ngapali Beach (Bagan, Mindat, Aye Village, Kampelet, Acho Village, Ngapali), Day 1 of 5. Mindat is located on 4860 feet above sea level. Pick up at the Hotel in Bagan. Drive to Mindat which will take about 6 - 7 hours from Bagan. Break lunch on the way at Pauk. Accommodation at Guest House in Mindat. This evening walk to the village of PANG OO located on a steep slope outside Mindat. Visit the first Chins and get acquainted with their tradition. In this village, an elder man is specialized in reading the future in a particular way. He heats up bamboo sticks and holds them on emptied eggs and through the appearing cracks he reads the future. Visit to photogenic village, Ng'Nam Thai. Accommodation at bungalow or similar at Mindat. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(2). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking, Chin Tattoo Tribes and Ngapali Beach (Bagan, Mindat, Aye Village, Kampelet, Acho Village, Ngapali), Day 2 of 5.
Breakfast. Today, visit some smaller Chin Villages around the town of Mindat. Visit OAK-PO and MA-KYAUK-AR villages near Mindat. Study lifestyles of Chin living in Oak-po and walk to Ma-kyauk-ar village to see the spiritual stones erected by the locals. Find tribes such as: Ngara, Yin Du, Dai, Okpu, Magan, Mwyn. All these groups speak different dialects and have different costumes. The women, mostly elderly ones, also spot a few young girls, having tattooed faces, with very different patterns. Count about 5 different ways of putting the tattoos on: dots, spider, lines, and curls, almost black. Walks to each village take about 1 or 1 ½ hours. The Chins are mostly Christians with a variety of all beliefs from Methodists to Catholics. 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. Each time such an animal is slaughtered a kind of wooden pillar decorated with all sort of ornaments is erected in front of the house. In addition a stone table, which is also used as cover for urns is placed nearby. Some of the houses have up to 10 such pillars and in some villages the stone tables are all gathered together (like a cemetery) whereas in others they are near each home. Picnic on the way. Dinner and accommodation at the AYE VILLAGE. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(3). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking, Chin Tattoo Tribes and Ngapali Beach (Bagan, Mindat, Aye Village, Kampelet, Acho Village, Ngapali), Day 3 of 5. Breakfast. 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. Picnic on the way. In the afternoon, return to upper camp and continue to drive down to the town of Kampalet. Accommodation at Pine Oo villa. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(4). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking, Chin Tattoo Tribes and Ngapali Beach (Bagan, Mindat, Aye Village, Kampelet, Acho Village, Ngapali), Day 4 of 5. Breakfast. Drive to Mrauk U by car and visit to local village one the way. Nice local activities in the area. Drive on the way to stop to have lunch. After that continue to ACHO CHIN VILLAGE on the mountain Between Chin mountain and ARAKAN MOUNTAIN. Dinner at Acho chin village. Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar).
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )


Day(5). Local Village (Myanmar)

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Mount Victoria Trekking, Chin Tattoo Tribes and Ngapali Beach (Bagan, Mindat, Aye Village, Kampelet, Acho Village, Ngapali), Day 5 of 5. After early breakfast, continue to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) By car. Visit to small ACHO CHIN VILLAGE and then continue to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach). After driving two hours, inform Immigration gate. After that continue to pass boarder in Rakhine area at the noon time. Have to eat lunch at the restaurant and then continue to Thandwe. If time permits, stop on the way to study somewhere. Cross Tanggook town. It was most famous of Rakhine treading point harbour between Burma site and Arakan for current good and services. Have a chance to watch them working. Arrive to Thandwe at evening. Upon arrival to Ngapali beach transfer to hotel.
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar))


*** This tour is based on English-speaking guide.

***Standard Category refers to Standard room and Guest house Mindat and Kampalet with Jeep transfer or similar. Deluxe Category refers Hotel Pine wood village/Mountain Oasis with 4x4 Wheel Drive Car or similar.

***This program should be booked at least one month in advance due to special permit needed. In case of booking within one month, please be aware that we need to check first with the authorities and the supplier on spot if the program is possible to be done.



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Day(1). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan - Kampelet - Mt. Victoria - Mindat - Bagan), Day 1 of 5 - Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar)
(Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

Day(2). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan - Kampelet - Mt. Victoria - Mindat - Bagan), Day 2 of 5 - Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar)
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

Day(3). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan - Kampelet - Mt. Victoria - Mindat - Bagan), Day 3 of 5 - Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar)
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

Day(4). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan - Kampelet - Mt. Victoria - Mindat - Bagan), Day 4 of 5 - Overnight in Local Village (Myanmar)
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)
Dinner: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar) )

Day(5). Bagan - Local Village (Myanmar)

Mount Victoria Trekking and Secret Chin Tattoo Tribes (Bagan - Kampelet - Mt. Victoria - Mindat - Bagan), Day 5 of 5
(Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Myanmar)).


*** This tour is based on English-speaking guide.

*** Standard Category refers to Standard room and Guest house Mindat and Kampalet with Jeep transfer or similar. Deluxe Category refers Hotel Pine wood village/Mountain Oasis with 4x4 Wheel Drive Car or similar.

*** This program should be booked at least one month in advance due to special permit needed. In case of booking within one month, please be aware that we need to check first with the authorities and the supplier on spot if the program is possible to be done.



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Explore the sacred mountain shrine of MOUNT POPA, a curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain and the home of the spirits, before venturing into the countryside for soft trekking.





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Day(1) Kalaw - Khone Lwin (with English speaking trekking guide)

Breakfast at hotel, this trekking on your desire when you arrive here (Kalaw) like an extension or you may choose tour programs but we don’t omit added tour destinations whatever check in or checkout time and wake up time may be change if necessary. In the morning we will start trekking to the north. Walk down and up the hills for about 2.5 hours to get to "Pein Ne Bin village" (Paluang tribe people). Continue walking along the mountains where the scene is so fantastic. We have time limit about one hour later we will get to "Taung Ni village" (Paluang tribe). We will have lunch at this village. After a short rest we will continue the trek, this time to the east, mostly down on hill for about 2 hours to "Zedi Gone village" (Pa-O and Da-Nu tribes). Another half hours hiking will take us to "Hin Kha Bin village" (Pa-O hill tribe.) After here across the road (Pindaya - Aung Ban) and walk another half hours to "Lwe Ma Khan village" (Da-Nu hill tribe). From this village we will trek an hour to "Khone Lwin village" (Da-Nu hill tribe). We will stay overnight in a home stay in this village. (B,L,D)

Day(2) Wah Gyi Myaung Viallage (with English speaking trekking guide)

Breakfast at home in village, start trekking trip again. We will through the rail road and reach to "Samong Kham village" (Da-Nu tribe). Later we will cross the road (Aung Ban - Taunggyi) we continue through the vegetable and fruits farms. We will pass "Kan Tan village" (Da-Nu and Hta-Nought tribes), "Kambani village" (Da-NuandHta-Noughttribes), Kambani village" (Da-Nu and Hta-Nought tribes), "Sue Pan Inn village" (Taung Yoe hilltribe). In Sue Pan Inn we will have our lunch. Continue walking uphill to "Wah Gyi Myaung village" (Taung Yoe tribe) where we will have our dinner and night stop at a monastery. Today trekking is approximately (6) hours. Overnight at home stay in this village. (B,L,D)

Day(3) Khaungdaing (end of trekking)-Inle Lake-Nyaung Shwe with English speaking trekking guide until end of trekking)

Today trip is the most walking that we will down to hill and hillock and passing through villages. It will take around (4) hours to reach the end of western, there has Inle lake. The scene is very beautiful. We will finally arrive at "Khaung Daing village" (Inthar that is meant people from the lake) around noon time. Good bye and end of the trekking trip. Transfer by private boat from jetty of conclusion trekking trip to Nyaung Shwe jetty, then walk on foot to your hotel and check-in at your hotel. After fresh up, visit Nyaung Shwe; (as your preference) you may visit around Nyaung Shwe small town, you may observe over hundred years old Shwe Man Pyaye Monastery along with oval shape windows (on your own, without car/without guide). Overnight at Golden Empress Hotel (Standard) in Nyaung Shwe. (B)


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Kalaw – Myin Mahti – Kalaw

Breakfast at hotel and depart for Taunggyichae (Palaung village)(approx 2 hour / 10 km up hill), located at the foot of Mt. Myin Ma Hti (5602 ft/ 18673 m above sea level). Lunch at village and visit Myin Mahti aged lime stone cave. Return to Kalaw.


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Day ( 1 ) Kalaw – Htei Thein

Breakfast at hotel and depart by coach to Baw Nin Gone (24 km, approx 45 minute), off the coach and walk/trek to Htut Khaung Pa O village (1370M)(2.24 km)(approx 30 min) and continue to Kone Hla village (1412 m)(4.45 km, approx 1.5 hour). Lunch stop and proceed trek to Pauk Tu Pauk-Pa O village (1326 m)(6.54 km, approx 2 hour), proceed to your today destination Hti Thein village (1379 m)(2.37 km, approx 30 min). From here, you will have a perfect view of Nyaungshwe plain and Inle Lake. Dinner and overnight at local monastery. (B/ L/D)


Day ( 2 ) Htei Thein – Inle Lake

Breakfast and trek to Kyauk Su (1424 m)(2.7 km, approx 30 min) and continue trek to Ngue (1228 m), Taung Thu tribe (5.1 km, approx 1 hour 30 min) with ups and downs with beautiful scenery. Lunch stop and continue trek to Than Daung In Tha village 915 m)(5.8 km, approx 2 hour) and finally to jetty (2.3 km, approx 30 min) where you will meet your boat and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake. (B/L)

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