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Trip reports - Bagan, Mt. Popa, Inle lake, Kalaw, Train, Pakokku, Mindat trip

Bagan, Nyaung Oo, Mt. Popa, Inle lake, Kalaw, Train, Pakokku, Mindat (21 Jan - 07 Feb 2011)

Bagan & Mt. Popa | Shan state | Ayeyarwaddy to Chin hills | Mindat & Mt. Victoria | Pakokku, Phakhan Gyi & Bagan

Forest fire on the mountain slope seen from E-Sakan village
A view from the home stay in E-Sakan (Aye Sakan) village, Mindat township
Mindat - Mt. Victoria - Mindat hike took us four days. The first day was going down steeply from Mindat (4860 ft) to Che creek suspension bridge at about 2150 ft elevation, and going up mostly steeply to Aye Sakan village at 6200 ft elevation, about 9 miles walking distance in total.

Around the wood fire in the kitchen in a Chin village
Aty the wood fire in the kitchen, Aye Sakan village, southern Chin state

Hunting group going for  Mithan (domesticated wild ox)
Hunting group going after a Mithan (domesticated wild ox) on the second day hike
Second day we hiked from Aye Sakan village to the peak (Summit) of Mt. Victoria at 10500 ft elevation. We walked approximately 14 miles. The camp was pitched in a wood about 1 km from the peak.

A view from Mt. Victoria peak
A view from Mt. Victoria peak

Sunset view from Mt. Victoria summit
Sunset view from Mt. Victoria summit

A pond about 2 miles down the peak
A pond about 2 miles walk down the peak

Red Taung Zalat flowers
Red Taung Zalat flowers

The pagoda near the summit of Mt. Victoria (Nat Ma Taung, or Kho Nu Tung)
The pagoda near the peak of Mt. Victoria

At Mt. Victoria (Nat Ma Taung, or Kho Nu Tung) peak
At Mt. Victoria peak (Nat Ma Taung or Kho Nu Tung)

Mithan meat from the hunting group
We bought some Mithan meat from the hunting group on the way back to the village

At home at E-Sakan village
At home again at Aye Sakan village

Making wine from Taung Zalat flowers
Producing wine from Taung Zalat flowers

Homs stay house in E Sakan village, Mindat township
Homestay house in Aye Sakan village at about 6200 feet elevation

Chin traditional knife
Chin traditional knife

Primary school in E Sakan village
Primary school in Aye Sakan village

Wild animal skulls hanging at the former hunter house
Wild animal skulls hanging at a former hunter house

A southern Chin tradional house
A southern Chin state traditional house

A house in Mindat
A house in Mindat

A teacher working on preservation of Chin traditional & ancient artifacts
A teacher trying to preserve Chin traditional and ancient artifacts at his Mindat home

Mindat at night
Mindat at night

Sunrise over Mindat town
Sun rises from behind Mindat town



Bagan & Mt. Popa | Shan state | Ayeyarwaddy to Chin hills | Mindat & Mt. Victoria | Pakokku, Phakhan Gyi & Bagan


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