Khonum Thung(Mt. victoria)

Exploring Chin Ethnic Races in Southern Chin State

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Tour Program Name Exploring Chin Ethnic Races in Southern Chin State
Type Adventure
Tour Code CH #06
Duration 10 Days 9 Nights
Grade Demanding
Coverage Mindat-Hee Long-Arm Long-Aye Camp-Markyar – KhaRai-Gin Dwee -Yin Gare

Day 1: Bagan – Mindat (by jeep)

15Your tour begins with a visit to PhontaungPonnya located in the forestthe Western Ranges. You will be taken after Baganbreakfast , drive a half hour to Pakukku bridge that joins in the first placeBagan and Pakukku cities across the Ayeyarwaddyriver.It is the longestMyanmar.Drive bridge over the river and went on your trip to Chin hills. Lunch at PontaungPonnya , a famous cultural site and then furtherMindat to a beautiful hill station is 4860 feet above thesea level ( 7 hours). You will see, feel and enjoy thepleasant forest decorated with natural trees , wild birds andbutterflies during the passage of the ranges.Overnight in mindat .

Day 2:Mindat-” Hee-Long”

11After breakfast , explore the Chin traditions and culture around Mindatarea until you lunch.Visit out of town a small market and go to a village to see weirdMakaan seen ladies with amber beads and traditional costumes , playingthe nose flute.After lunch , an hour’s drive to where yourporters waiting and start to explore your adventure travelculture and trekking customs.Your Muun , Dai, and OakpuYindu tribes ‘will take two and a half hours Hee -long village. Last night atlocalhouse .

Day 3:” Hee-Long” -” Arm-Long”

8Pull down to ” phwee” village through ” Khone – Aim ‘ village and lunchthere.Proceed to Htel – Pan village and then to Arm – Long villageyou have to stay overnight.

Day 4:” Arm long”- Mindat

16Today you have to take a tough draw for seven at hours. LunchKyareinu village and tour Dardo ,Pwee , and finally to Madatvillage. ( 7hours pull )

Day 5:Mindat- Aye camp

4Today’s trekking may be more attractive compared to the previous days.Early in the morning,enjoy your breakfast and go down Lote Bellvillage to observe settlement features as well as their honorable tomb
stones built after sacrifice. All Chin traditional houses are proudlydecorated with skulls of different animals they got from the forest and some animals they sacrificed.Proceed to Kyardo village and enjoyyour lunch with Chin traditional dance.Crossing Makee creek you canmeet with your car again after one hour hiking.Drive up one hour  toAye camp and you can have a shower there.Overnight at Aye camp

Day 6: Aye camp- Markyar village

12Morning depart from Aye camp to base camp of Mt Victoria for onehour.Leave the cars there and start your hike to the summit througha deep forest.It usually takes two and a half hours at thesummit ( 3200m ) .Lunch there to enjoy the panorama of Rakhine andHimaliya mountain ranges.After Lunch trek down to Markyar village for four hours at night and in the village.

Day 7:Markyar – KhaRai(8 hours trek)

18Early morning start your journey to the isolated Dai villagesand observe Dai culture and customs in the villages you pass. Lunch on the banks of Mone River and hike to the last three and a half hours to Kha village.KhaRaiRai is the most populous compare Dai villagesoccupy nearly 200 houses.Overnight at a local house.make your bedEarly the next day hiking trips .

Day 8: KhaRai – Gin Dwee

2After breakfast, start your trip to Gin Dwee village throughHmaw -Long – Lone Tin Pon – Kyin and Hope – POn – Kyin village observing Oakpuutribal ” tattoo style on your way.Entering the Tin Pon – Kyin , you startto see Oakpuu people to Gin Dwee village, our destination.GinDwee village is a large village with nearly 1000 inhabitants and you canget there by car during the dry season

Day 9: Gin Dwee -Yin Gare

9Today, you must also have a tough draw again.Breakfast early and. Start your trip to Yin Gare village frontierChin State and Magway division.Passing through Maw Chaung ,Hlai – Dote and Masatwee villages, Chin state area ends and continueYin Gare village included in area.Yaw region Yaw tribes ‘ wasvery famous for ghosts in Myanmar.Overnight their magic Yin Kare .

Day 10: Yin Gare–Bagan

Drive back to Bagan through Thee Kong Ka – Zawn–Maand late in the evening to introduce our famous Bagan.