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What’s included

  • An English speaking Burmese leader throughout
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option) and UK Departure Tax
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Hotel Sule Shangri La or similar in Yangon on bed & breakfast on twin-share basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Outside of Yangon, comfortable hotel accommodation on full board, twin-share basis.
  • Lodge or home-stay accommodation where specified
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

Chin Hills & Kalaw Trek Adventure Special

Walking & Trekking

Burma (Myanmar) | Walking & Trekking

Chin Hills & Kalaw Trek
Moderate

Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  18 days from the UK  
On trek: 7 days (4+3)

Flight inclusive from £3,325,
Land only from £2,595

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This fabulous trip offers two great off the beaten track treks in Burma.

Highlights

  • Two treks in the beautiful Burmese countryside
  • Stay in traditional tribal villages
  • Trek to the summit of Mount Victoria
  • Sightseeing in Bagan, Inle Lake and Yangon

Reviews          

All of it was perfect. So well organised. A great balance between basic living in the homestays and the luxury of a hot shower and toilet with a seat in hotels and lodges. The boat rides across Inle lake came as an unexpected surprise. The trekking went through stunning and varied countryside. Nyi Nyi the guide was awesome. Outstanding subject knowledge, sense of humour, very very kind and caring,...
Ms D, London

An excellent trip. We had extraordinary exposure to village life and remote people. We had an excellent and memorable experience
Mr K, South Gloucestershire

The guides were all good. What I enjoy about travelling with Mountain Kingdoms, are the interesting locations, attention to detail and tourism with a conscience
Mr S, London

The culture of the Chin Hills is unique and it felt a real privilege to visit such an extraordinary region. The lovely Kalaw to Inle trek took us through gorgeous rolling countryside, past tea gardens and fields of vegetables and flowers, interspersed with occasional forested ridges.
A Sainsbury, former Mountain Kingdoms Operations Managers

Really good holiday, packed a lot into the time. Both treks were lovely and Nyi Nyi is an excellent guide.
Dr T, Wiltshire

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Our holiday combines two treks in the beautiful Burmese countryside. Firstly we travel to the Chin Hills, a fascinating and remote region far from the normal tourist route. Here we stay in traditional tribal village houses and absorb the unique Chin Hills culture. Women have intricately tattooed faces and smoke pipes, while most men carry a gun and hunt in the jungles. Our trip to the Chin Hills will culminate with an ascent of Mount Victoria, 3,180m/10,433ft, climbing through fine forest ringing with birdsong. On reaching the summit we will be rewarded with stunning views.

Travelling south to the town of Kalaw, a very pretty and laid back hill station, we will experience authentic Burmese village life as we trek through gorgeous rolling countryside, past tea gardens and cultivated fields interspersed with occasional forested ridges. On the last day of the trek, as we crest the final ridge we see the waters of Inle Lake glinting far below.


At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  18 days from the UK  
On trek: 7 days (4+3)

Max. Altitude: 3,180m/10,433ft Mount Victoria, Day 9

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 8

Land only joining city: Yangon

Accommodation types: Hotels, Village Houses

Meal arrangements: 15 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 13 Dinners

Leader: Local leader, Burma
Local leader, Burma

Your trip will be escorted throughout by an English speaking Burmese guide. Our Guides are all licensed to guide throughout the country and receive regular ‘top-up’ training. In addition to English, many guides will speak the dialects used by some of the ethnic groups you will encounter in rural areas – further adding to the interest and enjoyment of your holiday.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Yangon. Sightseeing including Shwedagon Pagoda.
3-4
Fly to Bagan, explore some of the many temples scattered over these plains.
5-6
Drive to Mindat. Begin the Chin Hills trek.
7-10
Trek in the Chin Hills, including to the summit of Mount Victoria. Return to Bagan.
11
Fly to Heho and drive to Kalaw. Sightseeing.
12-14
Trek to Inle Lake.
15
Sightseeing at Inle Lake.
16-18
Fly to Yangon. Sightseeing. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Fri 24 Nov - Mon 11 Dec 2017Available£2595 Book£3325 Book

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  • Single Room
    From £380
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £119
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Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • An English speaking Burmese leader throughout
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option) and UK Departure Tax
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Hotel Sule Shangri La or similar in Yangon on bed & breakfast on twin-share basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Outside of Yangon, comfortable hotel accommodation on full board, twin-share basis.
  • Lodge or home-stay accommodation where specified
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees for Burma
  • Lunch and evening meals in Yangon
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Stunning countryside          

All of it was perfect. So well organised. A great balance between basic living in the homestays and the luxury of a hot shower and toilet with a seat in hotels and lodges. The boat rides across Inle lake came as an unexpected surprise. The trekking went through stunning and varied countryside. Nyi Nyi the guide was awesome. Outstanding subject knowledge, sense of humour, very very kind and caring, astute to the individual needs of the people in the group. Hugely professional and conscientious. A true Buddhist. Thank you very much for providing a trip to the remote world in Chin.

Chin Hills and Kalaw trek          

Really good holiday, packed a lot into the time. Both treks were lovely and Nyi Nyi is an excellent guide.

attention to detail was excellent          

The guides were all good. What I enjoy about travelling with Mountain Kingdoms, are the interesting locations, attention to detail and tourism with a conscience.

Extraordinary region          

The culture of the Chin Hills is unique and it felt a real privilege to visit such an extraordinary region. The lovely Kalaw to Inle trek took us through gorgeous rolling countryside, past tea gardens and fields of vegetables and flowers, interspersed with occasional forested ridges.

Memorable experience          

An excellent trip. We had extraordinary exposure to village life and remote people. We had an excellent and memorable experience.


Extend your holiday

Hpa-An extension, Burma
  • Visit Hpa-An, the capital of the beautiful Karen State
  • Stay in an idyllic boutique lodge at the foot of Mount Zwegabin
  • Visit the precariously positioned Golden Rock in Kin Pun

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We are delighted to offer an exciting new extension in Burma to visit Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State lying south east of Yangon. Hpa-An is a charming town set on the banks of the mighty Salween River, one of the great rivers of south east Asia which rises in Tibet and flows down to the Andaman Sea. This is an incredibly beautiful region of green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts.

As an additional attraction on this exciting extension you will stay at a charming recently opened boutique lodge, the Hpa-An Lodge, which offers a very high standard of accommodation and is already receiving glowing reports from all who visit it.

We offer two versions of this extension, with one including a visit to the Golden Rock in Kin Pun.


Ngapali Beach Extension
  • Relax in style at a Ngapali beach resort, perfect to add on to your Burma trek or tour
  • Choice of hotels, from mid-range to luxury
  • Spa treatments are available

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Ngapali Beach, with its pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water, is the best in the country and a perfect way to end your holiday in Burma.


Balloons over Bagan - extension
  • Spectacular sunrise views over the temples of Bagan
  • Excursion lasts 2.5 – 3 hours, with an hour-long balloon flight and refreshments afterwards
  • Balloons take off daily from October through to March.

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Visitors to Bagan now have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in a hot air balloon. The world-famous archaeological site of Bagan is known for its marvellous sunsets and sunrises, mostly enjoyed from the top of one of the monuments but a balloon flight gives you the chance to see Bagan from a bird’s-eye view.


Golden Rock, Burma - extension
  • Walk 4km to reach the top of Golden Rock, for an unforgettable sunrise or sunset
  • Three day extension visting pagodas and giant buddha's as well as the Golden Rock
  • Available to add to your Burma holiday between October and May

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Extend your stay in Burma with a visit to the Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo, one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Perched on the edge of a ledge at a height of 1,100m, the precariously positioned gold-plated boulder is said to maintain its balance thanks to a single hair of the Buddha being enshrined inside the pagoda.

During your three-day extension, you’ll also visit pagodas, stop off at the Allied War Graves Cemetery at Htauk Kyan, see reclining Buddhas and drop in at local villages before returning to Rangoon for your final night in what will have been a memorable trip to Burma.


Angkor Wat extension
  • Visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, the Bayon and more. Each of these sites has its own individual charm.
  • Flights to Siem Reap from either Burma or Bangkok.
  • All entrance fees, guides and transport during your time in Cambodia.
  • Three nights stay at a lovely Boutique hotel with a pool and friendly staff.

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Angkor Wat is the largest religious building in the world. The name translates to ‘The temple that is a city’ and after a visit to this amazing site you will understand why.

During your four days here you will have the chance to spend time not only at Angkor Wat but also the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm where the jungle has taken over the temple, the epic Angkor Thom, the enchanting Bayon and much more besides. Each of these sites has its own individual charm and will leave you with memories to last a life time. Angkor could be described as a giant game of one-upmanship with each successive king trying to out do the previous with a larger and more impressive temple, culminating in Angkor Wat. This four day extension can be added on to all our Burmese trips and any of our holidays ending in Bangkok.


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