Natmataung or KhawNuThum or (Mt. Victoria)
Duration - 4 Days 3 Nights trip
Best time - From October to May
Grade - Medium
Day 1 Bagan - Chauk - Kampalat by car
Depart for Kampalat about 100 miles for 8-hour drive,
across Ayeyarwaddy River over bridge. On the way you may
have opportunity to see some of the prominent local
birds of lowland area. Kampalat is an old British
settlement town situates 4560 ft above sea. The
temperature is cool year round and pleasant. Lunch on
the way, dinner and overnight at Chin Village resort.
Day 2 Kampalat - AyeSakan (trekking + car)
After breakfast, drive to Hlalaungban village trek
junction - 6 mile andhalf. Junction to Hlalaungban
village for an hour and 15 minutes trekkingdown along
mountains. At the Chin village, opportunity to observe
way of life in Chin tribe. You could note Chin tribe
women wearing various pattern of tattoo on their face.
Return to road junction. Depart for AyeSakan 5700 ft
above sea. Same route from village to motor road
junction and about 14 miles for an hour drive through
evergreen forest with large oaks and laurels which later
changes in to a dry low pine forest with rhododendron.
Lunch break at Mt Victoria junction. It is quite
attractive sceneries with numerous kinds of native
birds. Enjoy your stay and exploration in Mt Victoria
forest. Proceed to Ayesakan village by car where you can
see Mindut at 4860 ft right on the other side of the
mountain. Dinner and overnight at AyeSakan village.
Day 3 AyeSakan - Kyarrdo - Mindut (car/trekking)
Today riding on car up traffic about 30 minutes. Leave the
jeep at village trekking path and trek to Kyarrdo
village about 1 hour. Lunch at village and visit Chin
houses. At 3 PM, hiking down along Cheik Chaung small
river 10 to 15 feet wide for an hour and 30 minutes.
Your jeep will be waiting at CheikChaung bridge and next
30 minutes up hill drive to Mindut. This up hill drive
provides magnificent view of the mountains. In Mindut
you may see by chance, various Chin traditional dances
(frighten away the monkey to protect their crops, dance
when someone dies, ritual offering dance, frightening
evils dance. Dinner and overnight at Victoria or
Day 4 Mindut - Pontaung - KyaunChaung - Bagan (jeep)
Drive to Pauk, crossing over
Pontaung about 45 miles for 4 hour. Pontaung and
Ponnyar mountain range is very famous among
archaeologist as primates discovered by the
International team of the fossilized remains found
from Pontaung formation about 34 to 50 million
years. The team discovered fragments of such animals
as turtle, crocodile, rhinoceros, and pig in
Pontaung stone layers. Lunch stop at Pauk. Continue
to Kyunchaung about 40 miles about 2 and half hour,
across Ayeyarwaddy River by craft ferry and continue
to Bagan. Dinner and overnight in Bagan.
Price in US$ per person in a group of;
Included in the price are;
Extra Single Room Supplement is US$ 40
All entrance fees.
Local Tour guide.
Domestic air tickets.
All transfers and sightseeing by car & boat.
Taxes and services.
Not include in the price are;
Lunch and dinner.
Tips to guide and drivers.
International Airport departure tax.
Above services shall be tailored in accord with your choice.