Travel Myanmar | 7-day Trekking Adventure
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Kalaw

Highlight

  • Enjoy trekking adventure at 2 locations – Kalaw and Popa Mountain
  • Explore Myanmar’s temple town – Bagan
  • Visit the quaint town of Kalaw

Nat Ma Taung

Highlight

  • Explore the most famous towns of Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay
  • Enjoy the best of each city
  • Enjoy trekking at Natmataung, the highest peak of Central Myanmar

DAY 1 – YANGON SIGHTSEEING

Welcome to the commercial capital of Myanmar. You will spend the day exploring the city. Yangon is the largest city of Myanmar and therefore offers the best peek into the urban culture of the country. You will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of Myanmar, Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Tooth Relics Pagoda in the morning. If you are a wildlife lover, you can visit the Yangon Zoological Garden. We recommend walking around downtown Yangon exploring the architectural marvel of the buildings of colonial times. A visit to Bogyoke Market is a must if you want to explore the variety of local produce. End the day with a dinner of authentic Myanmarese cuisine.

DAY 2: TRAVEL FROM YANGON TO BAGAN

 

Fly from Yangon to Bagan in the morning and enjoy sightseeing in Bagan. You will be able to explore some of the historical monuments of Bagan. Take a balloon ride during the sunset or climb up the viewing tower to explore the scenic sunset at the backdrop of thousands of temples jutting out of the thick canopy of trees. Spend the evening by visiting the markets and shopping for some Bagan lacquer ware.

DAY 3 – TRANSFER FROM BAGAN TO NAT MA TAUNG

 

In the morning, wake up and enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise in Bagan. After breakfast, take a private taxi to Mt. Victoria. The journey takes slightly more than 8 hours and passes through the scenic countryside. Take as many stops as you want on the way. Enjoy an overnight stay at Nat Ma Taung.

DAY 4 – TREKKING AT NAT MA TAUNG (MT. VICTORIA)

 

Today, you will be trekking Mt. Victoria and enjoy the scenery of Chin State. There are innumerable possibilities of trekking the mountain. Some treks last for several days while others for a day or even half a day. They are of varying difficulties as well. Choose a trekking option that works best for you. We recommend hiring a local guide for the best experience.

DAY 5 – TRAVEL FROM NAT MA TAUNG TO BAGAN TO MANDALAY

 

Leave Nat Ma Taung early in the morning and reach Bagan. The journey takes 8 hours approximately. After reaching Bagan Airport, take a flight to Mandalay. Have a relaxed evening while getting ready to explore Mandalay the next day.

DAY 6 – VISIT AMRAPURA

 

Today in the morning, head to Amarapura to visit the attractions in and around the city. You can visit the Bagaya Monastery, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Su Taung Pyae Monastery and Pahtodawgyi. The highlight of the day will be a walk on the longest wooden bridge in the world – the U-bein bridge.  Head to the U-bein bridge in the evening for an exclusive view of the beautiful sunset. Head back to Mandalay in the evening.

DAY 7 – MANDALAY SIGHTSEEING

 

You will be exploring the cultural capital of Myanmar. Visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery and the Mandalay Palace. You will be able to visit Shwenandaw Monastery, Atumashi Kyaung Monastery as well as explore the palaces. After this, head to Mandalay Hill and visit Kuthodow Pagoda and Sandamuni Paya on the way. Watch the mesmerising sunset from Mandalay Hill.

Khakaborazi

Highlight

  • Explore Myanmar’s cultural capital Yangon
  • Visit Putao and Myitkina, two quaint hill-towns of Myanmar
  • Visit villages and enjoy trekking around the beautiful landscape
  • Visit Myitsone, the originating place of Ayeryarwady river

POPA MOUNTAIN

Highlight

  • Explore two of Myanmar’s most famous cities – Mandalay and Bagan
  • Enjoy hiking at Mt. Popa
  • Embark on a memorable temple tour of Bagan

DAY 1 – EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL MANDALAY

On the first day, go around the beautiful historic city of Mandalay. You can visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery and the Mandalay Palace. You can also visit Shwenandaw Monastery and Atumashi Kyaung Monastery. In the evening, head to Mandalay Hill and visit Kuthodow Pagoda and Sandamuni Paya on the way there. Watch the mesmerising sunset from Mandalay Hill.

DAY 2: TRAVEL FROM MANDALAY TO BAGAN

 

Wake up early in the morning and take a ferry from Mandalay to Bagan through the Ayeryarwady river. You will be able get an amazing insight of the life of the locals living around the banks. The ride will take about 8 hours, which will be well-spent. Alternatively, if you don’t want a boat ride, you can fly from Mandalay to Bagan and spend the day exploring temples at Bagan.

DAY 3 – TREKKING AT POPA MOUNTAIN

 

Head to Mt. Popa and enjoy hiking there. The hike will start from the Mt. Popa Mountain Resort located at an elevation of 800 metres. Leave Bagan early in the morning to reach Mt Popa, located one and a half hours away. Collect a map from the resort to understand the route for trekking. This is a common trekking route and hence you will most probably meet fellow trekkers. Enjoy the climb up and down while breathing in the amazing scenery surrounding you. There is a monastery on top of Mt. Popa which you should visit before you start your journey backwards. After your trek, travel back to Bagan where you can retire for the day.

DAY 4 – TEMPLE TOUR OF BAGAN

 

A visit to Bagan is incomplete without a temple tour of Bagan. Today, venture into the temple tour exploring some of the prominent monuments in Bagan. Do climb up the Nan Myint Viewing Tower during sunset for an amazing view of the setting sun in the backdrop of thousands of temples jutting out of the canopy of trees. If you want an added oomph to your trip, take a ride on a hot air balloon.

DAY 5 – TRAVEL TO YANGON AND EXPLORE YANGON

 

The museums in Yangon are definitely worth a visit. The Bogyoke Aung San Museum, the National Museum and the Myanmar Gems Museum will give you great insight into the history of this great nation and its trek through time. A must-do in Yangon before you head off is to definitely visit their little teashops with its large selection of teas. Head to Botahtaung harbour where you can get a glimpse of the busy life of the people of Yangon. Do enjoy the sunset from this point.