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Gold Backed Special (GBS - 02) 2008/2009

Mount Victoria Hiking
Bagan - KPL - Mt. Victoria - KPL - Bagan
[ 6 Day / 5 Night ]

Day 01

Arrival Yangon

 

Arrive Yangon Int'l Airport. Transfer to hotel. Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing --- Sule Pagoda at the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik hall - a royal floating barge, National Museum to see the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne & Mandalay Royal Regalia, Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Market with hundreds of stores & Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

   
Day 02

Yangon - Bagan

  Early breakfast, leave for Bagan by morning flight. Check in hotel. Sightseeing at Nyaung Oo market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Htiloninlo Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple & lacquer ware workshop & panoramic sunset view from Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
   
Day 03

Bagan - Kanpetlet

  Breakfast at hotel. Chin State, a spectacular mountainous area of western Myanmar, has only recently opened up foreign visitors. Begin the adventure by local boat from Bagan and continue by open top jeep to Kanpetlet via Pauk, Kyauk Tu and Saw. Make stops for lunch and a visit to a tobacco factory. The feeling dense scenery with rice fields and traditional villages. Arrive at Kanpetlet - 4560 ft. above sea level, in the late afternoon and explore this Chin village where many of the women still tattoo faces. Continuous another 8km to the forest guesthouse for dinner prepared by the forest rangers. Overnight at the forest guesthouse in basic accommodation with shared facilities.
   
Day 04

Kanpetlet - Nat Ma Taung National Park - Mount Victoria - Kanpetlet

  Starting from Kanpetlet, different excursion to Nat Ma Taung National Park, the beautiful park covers a large area with dense jungle, pine trees at higher levels and oak tree at the second base camp, also an area of great bio-diversity with many rare form of flora and fauna. Mount Victoria, the highest peak in the park, offers superb views of the surrounding area from the top. The second base camp can be reached by jeep and from here it only a two and a half hour trek to the summit. A simple lunch is served at the second base-camp Mount Victoria. Return to the forest guesthouse in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the forest guesthouse.
   
Day 05

Kanpetlet - Bagan

 

Leave Kanpetlet by jeep and head back to Bagan taking a different route but again with breath taking views & scenery. Stop for breakfast in a local teashop in Saw after one hours driving. Passing through the beautiful constantly changing landscape. Lunch is on the way in a local restaurant. Arrive back in Bagan in the late afternoon and transfer to hotel.

   
Day 06 Yangon Departure
  After breakfast transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.
   
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