Chin State Discovery


We would like to share and bring you the new adventure journey, please pin down this new place on your map. One of the hidden states, undiscovered land – Chin State, is located at western part of Myanmar. The very primitive living styles of the people and their reed matting houses with bamboo pillar are decorated with buffalo bones they hunted, can be discovered in this land.

Chin People are the primary ethnic group of the Chin State who have many related languages, cultures and traditions. There are many tribes such as Cumtu, Asho, Matu, Laitu, Ngara, Yin Du, Dai and Okpu, all speaking different dialects and having different costumes. The last remaining tribes of Chin women are unique with their tattooed faces, which historically exist as a way of disfiguring their beauty, to make themselves unattractive in the hope that by doing so, they could avoid being kidnapped or chosen as concubines by the Burmese kings in ancient times.

The key-heart of Chin State, Rih Dil Lake is incredibly emerged in northwestern state of Chin, with virgin heart-shaped outline bounded by numerous fungus. The lake is difficult to access due to its remote area. Although the lake is located in a remote area, it is still possible to go there, being the most common way of doing so with a mini-bus from Monywa.

The joyous combination of harvest thanksgiving and New Year celebration, the Khuado festival is making a comeback in Chin State after a quarter of a century. Sacred to ethnic Zomi, the festival was celebrated on October in Tiddim township after the crops were gathered in.

For visitors, it is an opportunity to get a closer understanding of this elusive land and its people and experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Chin tribe.


Brief itinerary 

Day 01: Bagan - Mindat

Day 02: Mindat - Kanpetlet

Day 03: Kanpetlet - Mt.Victoria – Kanpetlet

Day 04: Kanpetlet - Bagan

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Day 01: Bagan - Mindat (L, D)

Driver will welcome and pick you up at your hotel. We drive to Mindat, which will take about 8 hours; it’s a road trip over rocky & bumpy ground to Mindat. Take lunch on the way. You will see numerous gangs of cattle running through the crops plantations & meadows. Enjoy taking photos with the local villagers. Arrive at Mindat which is located 4860 feet above sea level. Overnight at a traditional style resort.

Day 02: Mindat - Kanpetlet (B, L, D)

Morning breakfast at your resort. Visit to the Chin village, the market to see the Chin women with the tattoes on their faces and their ways of lives and their plantation such as tea, coffee etc. You may still see the Chin women who still wear the traditional costumes, and the older ones having heavily tattooed faces and smoking pipes. Have lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards we do sightseeing in the city centre and visit the local market in Mindat.  Then, drive to Kanpetlet (approx. 2 hrs & 30 mins). Arrive at Kanpetlet and overnight at resort.

Day 03: Kanpetlet - Mt.Victoria – Kanpetlet (B, L, D)

Mt. Victoria is located 10200 feet above sea level.

Morning breakfast at resort. After breakfast, visit some smaller Chin Villages around the town of Kampetlet. You 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 the elderly ones, but also a few young girls, have tattooed faces, with very different patterns. You count about 5 different ways of putting the tattoos on: dots, spider, lines, and curls, almost black. Walking from village to village takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours. The Chins are mostly Christians with a variety of all beliefs from Methodists to Catholics. In every village you 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. Additionally, 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. We have picknick on the way. And then climb to the Mt. Victoria summit, about 3 hours to reach the summit. After that, going down to the 10 mile camp. Then drive back to resort. Overnight at the resort.

Day 04: Kanpetlet - Bagan (B, L )

Morning breakfast at the resort. After breakfast, drive to Bagan (150 km); driving along the mountainous areas through the old quite valleys. Arrive back in Bagan in the evening and transfer to the hotel

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What’s included?

  • Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers mention in program.
  • Meals - Daily Breakfast at hotel, 4 lunches at local restaurant, and 3 dinners at hotel.
  • Admission Fees / Entrances fees as per program
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All activities mentioned
  • Porter ages, Boat Fees and all Transfers as Per Program.
  • Drinking water (02 bottles/person/ per day).
  • Refreshments tissues.

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