Moving time  4 hours 54 minutes

Time  7 hours 40 minutes

Coordinates 3794

Uploaded February 2, 2020

Recorded February 2020

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near Do-im, Chin (Myanmar)

Second day of a two-day trek in the Chin villages just south of Mindat. We were two people and had a guide with us. The trek started in the place we spent the night (21.319593, 93.890345), in the village of Kyar Ai Nuu. We left just before 9 am, just like in the first day.

The trek was - being honestly - quite boring. Except for a few shortcuts in the first half of the trek, we walked only in small roads that connect the villages to Mindat. In fact, a few minutes after we left a 4x4 car passed us, going from Mindat to Kyar Ai Nuu. It means this route can be done by motorbike on the opposite direction, departing from Mindat, where you can rent a motorbike for a price that varies from 15000 to 25000 kyat. Just please be careful as in several points the road is very bad and can be dangerous, especially if you are two people on the motorbike.

Whether you do this route walking or by motorbike, with or without a guide, or even if you decide not to do it, please don’t miss the 96-year old (as of February 2020) who plays the flute with her nose. It’s absolutely magical! Her house is around here: 21.375099, 93.953822. More information about her in the waypoint.

You’ll find more instructions and general information about the trek in the first route I registered (“Chin villages around Mindat - Day 1/2”).

If you have any doubts just leave your comment. You can also check my girlfriend’s highlighted stories on Instagram (@nadinivacari) to see a bit of what we saw during our trek (and also around Myanmar and Southeast Asia in general).

Enjoy the walk!
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Village

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Bridge

Bring sunscreen - there is my girlfriend protecting her chest from the sun.
panorama

Nice viewpoint over the valley and the river

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Blue and green houses

The green house is a little shop.
panorama

Viewpoint over the valley and the river

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Go to the right here

This is a shortcut to Amlong.
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Take the left here

Another shortcut to Amlong.
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Local family house

We stopped here to have lunch with our tour guide. You don’t need to come here, or come if you don’t have food and are hungry, maybe the locals can feed you - pay for it, obviously. Apparently the place is also used as one of the local churches, so I would guess that sleeping here could also be a possibility.
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Amlong Village

Almost the end of the village actually, it has already started some metres before this point.
Sacred architecture

Buddhist shrine

Apparently it’s possible to sleep in the monastery, just beside the shrine. Our guide told us that sometimes he brings his clients here. He also said that they even have hot water here.
Bridge

Wooden bridge

Waterfall

Waterfall and natural pool

Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the fresh water.
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Little shop

Support villagers and their local businesses, but please be conscious about the trash your consumption might generate. If you leave any plastic behind it will be there literally for hundreds of years.
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Village

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Little shop

Note the solar panel just over the shop.
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Beautiful, colourful house

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Village

Our tour guide said the building you see on the right side of the photo is just a regular house, not a church. The Christian missionaries really succeeded up here.
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Little shop

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Little shop and “gas station”

The yellow liquid in those water bottles is gasoline.
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Little shop

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Village

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Village

This is where the dusty road meets the paved road that goes to/comes from Mindat. From this point there’s electricity again.
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Little shop

Back in Mindat town. Shops everywhere.
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House of the lady who plays the flute with the nose

Maybe the main reason why we came to Mindat was meeting the old lady - as of February 2020 she is 96 years old - who plays the flute with her nose. She has her face completely tattooed, is absolutely sweet and plays the instrument so beautifully! You’ll be probably received by her daughter and to see her mother doing her show you’re invited to donate at least 5000 kyat. You can film and take photos of/with her with no problems. Giving her extra gifts (a coin from your country, some fruits, a snack) is also highly appreciated. The GPS got a bit crazy while we were visiting her house. Please ignore the big curve, the house is just by the road.
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Mindat market

Walked around the market for a few minutes. Good place to buy fruits.
Sacred architecture

Mindat Baptist Church

End of the 2-day trek.

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