From exploring the organised streets of Aizawl to walking the narrow roads of a small village next to Burma; driving through the Wild Mizoram for days to trekking up to the Mythical Mountains; tasting the Myanmar Beer in Burma to cooking Mizo dishes with the grannies of the village; live the Mythical Mizoram.
After you land in Lengpui airport, hop on your pickups and head to Aizawl city. It will take you about 90 minutes to reach your Hotel, which will be your comfortable abode for the days spent in Aizawl. Ease out your shoulders and back by sinking in your bed and head out for a night drive.Highlights: Pick up- 230 pm from Lengpui airport. Meals included- none. Stay- Aizawl.|
Day 2: Greet the Eastern Mizos
It’s a long day of travelling covering 188 km. on bumpy Mizo roads to head to Champhai. Now is the time to wear off the modern Mizoram and wear in the less explored Eastern Mizoram. The land of myths, the first to host the early migrants from Burma, later came to be known as Mizos! After 9 hours of travel, reach Champhai. It’s been a long day of travels. Time for you to sink into your bed and get the much-needed rest.Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner. (your lunch will be on the way at a small Dhaba) Stay- Champhai city.|
Day 3: Breathe in Burma It’s the day when you will cross the border and step into Burma. Leave from Champhai making your way through paddy fields, to reach Zokhawthar. The border town on the Indian side actually gives more of a secluded village feel. This will be your first experience of staying with a Mizo family! We head walking to Burma, a five-minute walk from your room, cross over the bridge that doesn’t belong to any boundaries and find your feet in Myanmar! Head for a story walks to the sacred heart-shaped lake,inside Burma. Grab a Myanmar Beer with some local snacks. Exchange currencies and gulp the cold one with a view of Rih Dil to your right. Head back to the market to shop in Burma! While the sunsets, capture the gleams through Tiau River. Back to your Homestay for some Thingpui San!Greet your hosts, dine with them, share with them, play with the never tired kids around the house, and learn how to cook Mizo food or just choose to quietly soak the picture of Burma from your window. Sleep to the sounds of winds coming from the other side. Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner in the homestay. Stay- Zokhawthar.|
Live the Mizo Village life After an early breakfast bid farewell to your family and leave to meet the new one, 70 km far from here. Greet Dungtlang! Dungtlang will remind you of that perfectly painted picture of a village in a Ruskin Bond’s book. With as few as about 120 houses, the village has a history of leaving an everlasting smile on your face. Settle in your new homestays, where all the windows will overlook the folds of mountains leading into Burma. Know the man, once a working-class hero chose to come back to his roots to teach kids of his village. Know his thoughts on the modern Mizo tradition and the scars left on his family from the air bombings on Mizoram. Go for a walk in the village or just head to the field to try your soccer skills with the kids. Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner in the homestay. (your lunch will be on the way at a small Dhaba) Stay- Dungtlang.|
Know the Myths of Mizoram Wake up and sip on some Thingpui glancing the quiet mountains of Burma. Time for another short story trail to Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang, overlooking the valley towards Aizawl. Sit on the hanging rock jutting out, while you hear the heartbreaking mythical story chief’s daughter and her love. Take the following into thick forests making way to the ruins of the 7000 villages that once prospered here. These ruins are untouched and not known by a lot of natives as well. Find your eyes looking at the ruins with carvings from the ancient Mizo times and that of sitting areas, kitchens and a pathway leading to nowhere. Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner in the homestay. Stay- Dungtlang.|
Trek to Mythical Lands of Mizoram Post breakfast, time to pack and leave for an 80 min. Drive to Vaphai. First head for a story trail to Thasiama Seho Nehina, the U shaped cliff, impossible to climb. Trek up to the top while you hear the story of Thasiama and his Mithun. No cameras might do justice to the view of ever-lasting sheets of mountains of Burma, from the top. We then head to Fiara Tui, the holy place hidden deep inside the dense virgin forests of Vaphai. The place claims to have a hidden source of water which according to the Mizos is the tastiest of all. Come back to your home in Dungtlang. Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner in the homestay. Stay- Dungtlang.|
Drive From Traditional to Modern Mizoram Wake up and head back to Aizawl after breakfast. The day will be a tiring one travelling 230 km back to the capital. Ease your body into the cosy beds, take that hot water shower and sink in your soft pillows. Take that long deep sleep! Much needed!! Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast in homestay and Dinner in the Hotel. (your lunch will be on the way at a small Dhaba) Stay- Aizawl.|
Explore the Capital, Aizawl Wake up and explore Aizawl. Head to the Japenese Cafe and a street walk through the city. Click the punk youths and smooth organised Mizo city life, a glimpse of Korean culture. Head to small eateries and taste the local Vawk Sa momos(Pork) and Sushis. Experience the unique two-wheeler taxi rides to head to the view sunset from the best viewing galleries of the city. Head to the visit RT! The 58-year-old cowboy who has been collecting antics from all around the world, containing World War II Helmets, Kitanas, Naga guns from the British struggle days and more. Know his interesting stories of meeting people around the world and buy the ones you would fancy in your home. Get the night going with your glasses filled with the local Rice Beer, Zufang! A night drive to get the magical view of Aizawl from the view points. Highlights: Meals included- Breakfast in homestay and Dinner in the Hotel. (your lunch will be on the way at a small Dhaba) Stay- Aizawl.|
Ka-Lawm-E Mizoram! It’s time to bid farewell to this unexplored gem, Mizoram! Kaw law me!
Breakfast and Dinner on all the days except dinner on Day 1 and Day 8. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Hotels and Homestays. ChaloHoppo Guy as the tour leader. Transport throughout the trip. Parking, tolls, driver allowance, driver accommodation and driver food. A local expert guide. All the activities on the trip.
Pick up and drop to Lengpui Airport.Inner Line Permit. Airfare charges. All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above. Trekking shoes and clothing ( Any personal equipment). Any camera fees. Hotel driver tips if any, since the locals earn low wages, your tips can show your appreciation) Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.