Nat Ma Taung (Mt Victoria)
Key information: Nat Ma Taung (Mt Victoria)
- Major 3,109m mountain in western Chin state. Four day trip from Bagan, involving (as of 2012) a lot of driving on bad roads.
- Lovely natural life and scenery, and you can camp on the mountain.
- THIS PAGE IS AT AN EARLY STATE OF DEVELOPMENT: ALL SUGGESTIONS AND PHOTOS WELCOME!
- Walkopedia rating79
- Natural interest15
- Human interest2
- Negative points0
- Total rating79
- Length: 4 days (3 miles up)
- Maximum Altitude: 3,109m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.
Myanmar third highest mountain, at 3,109m. This is a lovely, remote mountain, with fine walking. Exciting natural life. You can camp on the mountain.
Chin state is troubled and hard of access, but (as of 2012) a trip to Mount Victoria from Bagan was do-able. This takes 4 days, with a high driving to walking ratio (15hrs there in 2012, shorter return journey). Bad roads.
This used to be a two day hike, but a jeep track now gets you nearer the top if you want, so a shorter trek is doable.
Lonely Planet's Myanmar has starter information on the area.
To go or not: until recently, there were major issues with visiting Myanmar, as a result of the money and affirmation that the regime receives from visitors - with counter-arguments to the effect that money to the desperately poor locals and foreign contact is more important. These were well put in the 2009 Lonely Planet. But, with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the debate has for the time being changed; she cautiously welcomes visitors coming to Myanmar.
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COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS
Posted on: 24/02/2017
Walkopedia member, Ian Mitchell, says: "Your info on Natmataung is out of date. The journey from Bagan to Mindat is down to 6 hours driving and from Bagan to Kanpetlet to 5 hours due to road improvements, which are continuing so it will be even faster next year. Chin State is poor and accommodation basic but it too is improving and it's perfectly safe. Natmataung has one big negative for me: it has a public road to the top detracting from its natural state and the walk is mainly along that road. I have just (end Nov 2015) spent a week on/around Natmataung."
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