Kachin State, the Chin State, the Kalaw region, the Inle Lake and its surroundings and the Kyaington area in the Shan State.
The Western Mountains Region in Myanmar is a fringe of the Himalayas, running from north to south and receding into the ocean. The well-known ones are Mt. Khakaborazi in Putao, the Naga Land, the Chin Hills and the Rakhine Yoma.
The Eastern Hills Region in Myanmar consists of the Shan and Kaya plateaus having a height of over 10,000 ft. In the Central Valley Region, lies the famous Pondaung and Ponnya hill, Mt. Popa and the Minwun hill. Myanmar being composed of diverse national ethnic tribes residing in various ranges of mountainous areas, one can not only enjoy the natural beauty of its picturesque landscape but also explore the civilizations and cultures of its numerous ethnic groups at the same time.Putao and its environs in the Kachin State, the northernmost part of Myanmar and the area around Mt.Victoria in the Chin State to the northwest, are the best recommended sights for Hikings.
This Trekking trips can be made all over Myanmar, but around Putao in the Kachin State, the Chin State, the Kalaw region, the Inle Lake and its surroundings and the Kyaington area in the Shan State, are the places worth trekking . Mindat and Kanpetlet in the southern Chin State and Kyaington and its nearby villages are must for those who want to do both trekking and observation of the national ethnic tribes’ traditions and customs.
As Myanmar generally enjoys a tropical climate season, the best time for going trekking and hiking are from October to April. For the adventure trips to be arranged the whole year round, local tour operators should be discussed in advance.
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