Welcome to 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 for an authentic Mizo Lunch (Get ready to challenge your taste Buds!).
Greet the Eastern Mizo.
Its 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. Its been a long day of travels. Time for you to sink into your bed and get the much-needed rest.
Breathe in Burma .
Its 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, Rih Dil,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.
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.
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 locking on the ruins with carvings from the ancient Mizo times and that of sitting areas, kitchens and a pathway leading to nowhere.
Head to the local school with as many as 119 students and spend your afternoon helping them clean the campus. All of them will be willing enough to pose for pictures. In return, you can teach them a song, poem or some Hindi? Spend time with the kids who will soon take you to their personal Mizo Carts!
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.
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!!
Explore the Capital, Aizawl .
Wake up and explore Aizawl. Head to the Japanese 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 SaMomos(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.
It's time to bid farewell to this unexplored gem, Mizoram! Kaw law me!
What are the inclusions in this cost?
1. All accommodations on twin sharing basis.
2. Breakfast and dinner on all days.
3. ChaloHoppo Guy as the trip lead.
4. Pick up and drop to Lengpui Airport.
5. A local expert guide.
6. All activities on the trip.
7. Transport on all days.
8. Parking, tolls, driver allowances, stay and food.
What are the exclusions?
1. Airfare charges
2. All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above
3. Any camera fees
4. Tips (if any)
5. Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
6. 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.
7. Potters hired for personal use.
8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions".