AM 20 – DNH 1 (11 Days/ 10 Nights)
Yangon - Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp – Yangon – Bagan - Mt.Victoria - Yangon
The most impressive way to enjoy Myanmar in the raw is on foot through some chin village where we can be in close contact with the minorities and the authentic elephant camp.
Domestic flights on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100, ATR 72/42)
4x4 to Mt. Victoria & its environ.
The trekking is a little bit hard. We have to sleep in the villages with simple accommodation. Traditional village cooked foods will provided during the trekking.
Trekking booth is highly recommended.
Recommended from October to May.
Day 01 Arrival Yangon
Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Orientation tour Yangon if time permits. Visit the colonial area, Sule Pagoda - the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda- one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Excursion Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp
Early morning, excursion to Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp and breakfast on the way. Drive to Phalon (about 01:30 hours) then to the entrance of Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp (about 01 hour). Proceed to Paung Lin (about 6 km, 30 minutes). Exploration of elephant camp, apart from the natural scenery, one can also experience the daily life of the working elephants. Elephant ride can be arranged (on own account). Moreover, we may observe the capture of wild elephants and the training of the domestic elephants, etc. Drive back to Yangon and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03 Flight to Bagan. Sightseeing
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Visit colorful local market, Shwezigon Pagoda - the glory of Bagan, Htilominlo Temple - the best pilaster carving, Nathtaukkyaung - monastery made of teak wood, Ananda Temple - the masterpiece of Bagan, Gubyaukgyi Temple - the best mural paintings of 11th century, Manuha Temple - huge Buddha Images, Dhamayangyi Temple - the biggest temple in Bagan, the Sulamani Temple - the 12th century temple, the lacquerware workshop - the unique of Bagan, etc. Finally, enjoy the sunset on top of a pagoda or temple. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 04 Drive to Pakokku-Kyaukhtu (160 km, 6/7 hours) & Min Tak
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pakokku, a cheroot trading centre and hand weaving looms. Visit Kyaukhtu and proceed to Min Tak village, the starting point of Chin hills where we can observe Chin tribes. Overnight at the hotel in the village.
Day 05 Trekking to Ayesakan Chin Village (5200 ft)
Morning, after breakfast, walk down about 02 hours to the base of mountain (from 2700 M to 730 M). Then we’ll arrive to Che Chaung where we can see suspension bridge. After 01 hour trek, we’ll reach near Yatthar Village, altitude of 1010 meter. Picnic Lunch on the way. Continue trek about 1½ hours, we’ll have to pass through the forest of Rhododendron. Finally we arrive to Ayesakan camp after trekking about 03 hours. Dinner and Overnight at Ayesakan Chin Village.
Day 06 Trekking to Yansi Camp
After breakfast, trek about 16 Km.Lunch on the way. After trekking about 1:30 hours, passing through the forest of Rhododendron. We’ll arrive to Yansi camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 07 Mt. Victoria & trek back to 8 miles camp
After breakfast, climb up to the top of Mt. Victoria and enjoy the landscapes and lunch there. Back to 8 miles camp and overnight.
Day 08 Trek to Kanpetlet Camp
After breakfast, trek back to Kanpetlet Camp. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty. Evening city tour in Kanpetlet. Overnight.
Day 09 Back to Bagan
Morning, after breakfast, drive back to Bagan. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Leisure and overnight in Bagan.
Day 10 Flight to Yangon. Sightseeing
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Visit Bogyoke market [except on Monday] & china town. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 11 Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.