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Discover Mother Earth

Mountains, trekking and village visits!

Five days/four nights community based tourism experience in partnership with the Sor Long village, Chin state. The tour offers a fascinating and unforgettable experience where you can climb Khaw Nau Sone, stay overnight in a remote Chin village and meet some of the 120 villagers who live there. Visitors can join in with Sor Long’s traditional way of life by sitting down to a local meal with the villagers and enjoying traditional Chin dances and musical performances. The villagers are also very interested to hear about your countries, your lives and your stories. The tour includes a trek through surrounding villages which presents unique Chin cultures, customs and village life.

Mother Earth mountain. also known as Mount Victoria a term left over from colonial days, is now better known in Myanmar as “Nat Ma Taung” or in Chin language as “Khaw Nau Sone”. Khaw Nau Sone mountain is one of the highest peaks of Southeast Asia and is the highest mountain in Chin State (10.500 feet). The dramatic scenery coupled with abundant birdlife provides the perfect holiday location for those who appreciate the natural environment and enjoy eco adventures. For those tourists who like to meet the locals. then the Khaw Nau Sone villages and townships of Kanpetlet , Mindut and Matupi offer a unique insight in to Chin life.

Experience ‘Mother Earth’ Mountain

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Day 01: Bagan - Sor Long Village (Meal: -L / D)

You will depart from Bagan early morning, there will be four hour drive among the forested mountain and can take photos of the nature, through beautiful landscapes dotted with traditional bamboo huts, gold stupas and ox c arts on the road. On arrival you will be shown to your comfortable accommodation where you can relax after the drive. Accommodation provided is simple and clean.

Our modest ensuite, twin bedrooms come with comfortable mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets and bathroom attach . We do not have electricity during nigh t time but solar powered lighting is available.

After you will join the lunch , for traditional Chin food at the Community Lodge. The afternoon offers time to meet the friendly Sor Long villagers who will guide you around their village observing of Chin Nature and Culture, Panoramic view and feeling to nature sense. They will proudly showcase some of their local customs and ta lk about the famous Chin      facial tattoos. The village musicians will treat you to a musical rendition of a bamboo flute , played through the nose.

For dinner, you will join the community, for traditional Chin food at the community lodge. Overnight at Sor Long Community Lodge

Day 02: Trek king Mt KhawNau Sone (Mt Victoria) (Meal: B / L / D)

Mt Khaw-Nau-Sone is part of the Chin mountain range with a height of 10500 feet above sea level an d one of the highest peaks of Southeast Asia. Mt Khaw Nau Sone (Nat Ma Taung I Mount Victoria ) is a protected area , in Khaw Nau Sone National Park which was established in 1994. It’s area is 279 square miles. The park is an association of ASEAN Heritage Park and includes an important birding area. The park offers virgin forest. wild orchids an d colourful butterflies.

We start the day with a traditional Chin style breakfast at the community lodge. After breakfast. we drive to base c amp about 17 kilometers away from the community lodge. At base c amp we prepare for a trekking adventure up Khaw Nau Sone . This walk will take approximately four hours. A packed lunch will be taken at the top of the mountain, where you ca n enjoy the fresh air with a a 360 degree view of the Chin hills.

Return to base c amp for a scenic drive back to Kanpletet. where we will visit Two or Three Chin ethnic tribe s if time permit s. Here you will encounter Nga , Muun , Daai, Uppu and Yin Do women with different facial tattoo patterns. You can see the tattooed face woman who play flute by her nose. After meet with your car and return back Community Lodge .

For dinner, you will join the community, for traditional Chin food and Chin Khaung (Traditional Beer) at the community lodge. After dinner the villagers will entertain you with their ” Cultural dancing. Overnight at Sor Long Community Lodge

Day 03: Trekking, Village visits, Mindut - (Meal: B / L/ D)

Start the day with a traditional l Chin style breakfast at the community lodge. After breakfast, packed lunch box and proceed to Mindut. About 2hours driven from kanpetlet arrive Sha me village, cease the car an d start trek to Kyardoe village (45minutes trek) where you ca n observe the culture and tradition the Chin hill tribes. Their way of life is very different to the Burmans from the time they are born to their death.

In this village. they sacrifice animals such as bulls. pigs and mitigation for spiritual reasons. Every household in the village is decorated with the skull of bulls. goats and wild anima ls they got from the forest. To the villages. there is a sense of pride to decorate their houses with these skulls because it shows their power. wealth and prestige . They record how many anima ls they sacrificed by decora ting a large woods pike with different carving for different meanings.

Visit to Lote-Bell village. Pukwan village  and walk down to a string bridge built across Make e creek for one and half hours trek. Crossing Makee creek you can meet with your car again and then drive back to Mindat (45minutes by car). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mindat

Day 04: Mindut (Meal: B / L /D)

Mindat Township is situated 4860 feet above the sea level. It is a mountainous region and has abundant rainfalls an d natural forests. Due to its cold climate , the view of Mindat ca n be enjoyed under misty blue sky. Loc al communities still wear traditional clothing an d carry Chin backets and knives. Many wo me n adorn themselves with their beautiful handmade necklaces an d large traditional earrings.

A breakfast and start to sightseeing Mindut an d environs. Explore the Chin traditional and culture. Visit to the hill tribe’ s villages such as “NupHta i” village. Pa n Au village. Visit to rare seen beautiful chin wo me n with their amber be ads an d lilting songs. playing the nose flute and Chin Museum.

Observe their traditional and their ways of life. Evening wa tc hing sunset @ waibutaung monastery (if weather permit). Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Mindut.

Day 05: Bagan(Meal: B / - /-)

Early morning visit the small market of the town . After breakfast leave from Mindat to Bagan.

Please note: The Sor Long community lodge and village experience is book able all year round but the best times to visit are between October to May during dry season .

  • Accommodation at community lodge on a twin share basis.
  • Meal at the traditional Chin community lodge.
  • Regional Tour Guide & Tour program as per itinerary.
  • Cultural dance w/bon fire party.
  • $25 per person donation s towards the Community development fun d and $10 per person for entrance fee for Khaw Nau SoneNational Park.
  • Government tax
  • Transportation for excursions and sightseeing with private car (4WD) with drive and A/C. (Optional)
  • Bagan zo ne entry fees.
  • Any visas required .
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary .
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary .
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver .
  • Expenditure of personal nature.
  • Personal insurance.