Bandarban & Hill Tracts Tour Guide

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BANDARBAN - The Home of Indigenous People

Banderban is the roof of Bangladesh located at Chittagong hill tracts where living verities of ethnic people who are different rest of the flat areas. Different of Tribes living in the Bandarban district. Each tribe has its distinctive rites, rituals and dress. Each tribe also has its own language and cultural pattern. A lot to see in Bandarban offer you to visit Tribal people life style, Shaila propat, Bogha lake, water fall, King palace, Meghla, Tribal weaving, Buddhist Stupa,Museum,Bhum tribal village, Chimbuk and The three highest peak of Bangladesh- Tahjin dong (4632 ft) , keokradong and maudak mual is located in Bandarban. Its best place for unique experience to one tribal village to another tribal village through magical landscape.

Important sites in Bandarban

Trekking to the Sangu River

To reach theSanguRiveryou venture on a short downhill hike. Returning to the Hillside Resort involves a physically exerting uphill climp of approximately two hours. You can opt for a local boat journey to Bandarban town and return to the resort by or reserved public or reserved transport.

Shailapropat Waterfall & Bawm Village

The scenic walk to the Shailapropat waterfall (4 km from Hillside Resort) along the local road takes one hour. You may wish to take a refreshing dip in the stream or chose to continue the walk to the nearby bawm village ‘Faruk para’, before returning on foot or with local or reserved transport.

For all activities we strongly recommend the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety.

Trekking Excursion to Hatibandha

Hatibandha is a beautiful Tripura village situated in the valley close to Nilachal. The village can only be reached on foot. The short hike mostly follows a lovely stream, and includes some steep ascents. You will need 2-3 hours for this excursion.

Excursion to Chimbuk & Murong Village

Chimbuk, one of the highest points inBangladeshaccessible by road, is an hour drive from the resort. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view. You can also have a glimpse ofBay of Bengalfrom the peak. The nearby Murong tribal village is in walking distance. The accompanying guide will introduce you to the lifestyle and traditions of the Murong people.

Overnight Trip Bogalake

BogaLake is a wonderful natural lake known for its scenic beauty, 65km from Bandarban and 20 km from Ruma Thana. This overnight trip involves a two hour drive to Painkhyongchori, a boat journey to Ruma bazaar and a five hour trek toBogaLake. Your local guide will arrange the overnight stay and all meals. You will need to carry a sleeping bag along with your essentials.

Jadi Temple/ Golden Temple

Perched on a hill top in Balaghata, a few kilometers out of town, is a large, glowing Buddhist temple. It is one of the most impressive structures in the country and is worth visiting. You are not allowed to enter the temple in shorts or with shoes on. There is also a pond on the hilltop called the “Debota Pukur” meaning pond of the God.

Meghla Parjatan Complex: It is located 4 km from Bandarban town, on the Bandarban-Keranihaat road. A man-made lake has been created by building a dam. Meghla houses a children’s park, a mini zoo, two hanging bridges, and has boating facilities on the lake.

Nilgiri: 47 km southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape.

Bijoy/ Tajingdong: The highest peak of Bangladesh Bijoy or locally called Tajingdong has a height of about 4500 ft. It is located in Ruma upazilla. During the dry season it is possible to drive near Tajingdong by motorized vehicle.

Nilachol and Shuvranila: This place is often referred to as Darjeeling of Bangladesh. Nilachol tourist centre is located 4 km from Bandarban town in a place called Tiger Para.

Prantik Lake: Almost 14 km from Bandarban town, in a village called Holudia on the Bandarban-Keranihat road, is Prantik Lake; spread over 2500 acres of land. The lake is surrounded by various species of plants and trees.

Rijuk Waterfall: On the way from Ruma to Thanchi by Shangu River you will see Ruma Jolpropat or Rijuk waterfall. You can either take an engine boat from Ruma to the waterfall or you may also go for a trekking from Ruma to Rijuk.

For all activities we strongly recommend you to use the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety.

When visiting Bandarban and its surroundings, we request you to follow these rules:

§ Respect the local traditions and social rules at all times.

§ Never photograph people without their permission.

§ Do not encourage the illegal wildlife trade by buying endangered animals or animal products.

§ Do not litter.

Do not disturbing the wildlife and refrain from picking flowers, plants or fruits.

We always make Bandarban packages tour.

Bandarban Trekking Tour ( 6 days / 5 Nights ) Price per person in US$ 500

Bandarban Trekking Tour ( 4 days / 3 Nights ) Price per person in US$ 350

Price includes:

  • Air Tickets (Dhaka-Chittagong- Dhaka).
  • Car, Chander Gari.
  • Permission.
  • 2 Guides ( Local & English speaking ).
  • Food.
  • Accommodation-(1 night A/c room, others night in tribal house).
  • Entry fee.

Price excludes:

  • Personal expense & Tips.

Note. We need minimum 4 adults to run this trip.

RANGAMATI & BANDARBAN

Rangamati– the most picturesque place of Bangladesh. It’s rare scenic beauty and unspoiled tribal life is just 77 km from Chittagong. It will be interesting to cruise on emerald blue water of Kaptai Lake (1630 sq. km). The hill tracts are inhabited by fourteen groups of indigenous people who are equally colorful. Each group has each own language, rich tradition and attractive customs. The peach loving, friendly and extremely hospitable people will welcome you to their own land.Bandarban- is the roof of Bangladesh and living places of many varieties of ethnic people who are different rest of the flat areas. Total 12 communities groups stay In Bandarban. Each tribe has each distinctive rites, rituals and dress.They have each culture and languages. You can visit tourist spot and indigenous villages.

Tracts. The town is located at 22°37’60N 92°12’0E and has an altitude of 14 metres (49 feet).

It’s Rangamati is the Administrative Headquarter of Rangamati Hill District in the Chittagong Hill a travel destination of Bangladesh that is known as “ LakeCity ”.

Rangamati is a wonderful repository of scenic splendours with flora and fauna of varied descriptions. The township is located on the western bank of the Kaptai lake. Rangamati is a favourite holiday destination because of its beautiful landscape, scenic beauty, lake, colourful tribes(Chakma, Marma)etc,

Its flora and fauna, tribal museum, hanging bridge, homespun textile products, ivory jewellery and the tribal men and women who fashion them. For tourists, the attractions of Rangamati are numerous. Tribal life, fishing, speed boat cruising, hiking, bathing or merely enjoying nature as it is.

  • Hanging Bridge : Hanging Bridge ( Jhulonto Bridge in Bengali) is the landmark icon of Rangamati. It’s a popular tourist spot and a must go destination.
  • Kaptai Lake :KaptaiLake is a wonderful spot for boating and cruising. Parjatan and private tour operators offer a number of cruises by mechanical boats. One can go to various scenic spots in Shuvalong, Barkal, Longadu, Mainimukh and other areas by boat from Rangamati.
  • Tribal Museum : The only TribalCulturalMuseum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical tradition. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms and ammunitions, coins, statues made of wood, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts, paintings on tribal life etc.
  • Open: Saturday- Thursday, 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Closed: Friday & Public Holidys. Admission is free.
  • Rangamati(3 nights / 2 days)

    What to See: Cruise on Kaptai Lake, Shovolong water falls; Hanging Bridge, Chakma King Palace, Pagodas, tribal life style and Indigenous village..

    Price per person: BDT. 11,500

    Price includes:

    § Permission.

    § Accommodation twin shating basis in parjatan hotel.

    § A/c bus Tickets (Dhaka-Rangamati-Dhaka).

    § Sight-seeing by local transport.

    § Kaptai Lake Cruise

    § Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee & water.

    § Tour Guide.

    Price excludes:

    § Personal expense & Gratuities.

    Note: We need minimum 4 adults to run this tour.

    Rangamati & Bandarban Tour

    Hanging Bridge : Hanging Bridge ( Jhulonto Bridge) is the landmark icon of Rangamati. It’s a popular tourist spot and a must go destination.

    Kaptai Lake :KaptaiLake is a wonderful spot for boating and cruising. Parjatan and private tour operators offer a number of cruises by mechanical boats. One can go to various scenic spots in Shuvalong, Barkal, Longadu, Mainimukh and other areas by boat from Rangamati.

    Tribal Museum : The only TribalCulturalMuseum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical tradition. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms and ammunitions, coins, statues made of wood, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts, paintings on tribal life etc.

    Jadi Temple/ Golden Temple

    Perched on a hill top in Balaghata, a few kilometers out of town, is a large, glowing Buddhist temple. It is one of the most impressive structures in the country and is worth visiting. You are not allowed to enter the temple in shorts or with shoes on. There is also a pond on the hilltop called the “Debota Pukur” meaning pond of the God.

    Meghla Parjatan Complex: It is located 4 km from Bandarban town, on the Bandarban-Keranihaat road. A man-made lake has been created by building a dam. Meghla houses a children’s park, a mini zoo, two hanging bridges, and has boating facilities on the lake.

    southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape.

    Shailapropat Waterfall & Bawm Village

    The scenic walk to the Shailapropat waterfall (4 km from Hillside Resort) along the local road takes one hour. You may wish to take a refreshing dip in the stream or chose to continue the walk to the nearby bawm village ‘Faruk para’, before returning on foot or with local or reserved transport.

    For all activities we strongly recommend the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety.

    Trekking Excursion to Hatibandha

    Hatibandha is a beautiful Tripura village situated in the valley close to Nilachal. The village can only be reached on foot. The short hike mostly follows a lovely stream, and includes some steep ascents. You will need 2-3 hours for this excursion.

    Excursion to Chimbuk & Murong Village

    Chimbuk, one of the highest points inBangladeshaccessible by road, is an hour drive from the resort. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view. You can also have a glimpse ofBay of Bengalfrom the peak. The nearby Murong tribal village is in walking distance. The accompanying guide will introduce you to the lifestyle and traditions of the Murong people.

    Nilgiri: 47 km southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape.

    Rangamati & Bandarban tour (4 Days) US$ 400

    Price includes:

    § Air Tickets (Dhaka-Chittagong-Dhaka).

    § Ac Car for (Chittagong Airport-Rangamati-Bandarban-Chittagong Airpotr) Transfer.

    § Chander Gari ( Car ) for Nilgiri, Chimbuk & Shailopropat.

    § Ac Accommodation twin sharing basis.

    § Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Tea/Coffee & Water.

    § Entry fee

    § Tour Guide.

    Price excludes:

    § Personal expense & Gratuities.

    Note: We need minimum 4 adults to run this tour.

    Contact Us:

    PathFriend Tour Operator

    Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Cell: +880 1913394033, +880 1672081920.

    E-mail: info@pathfriend-bd.com , papon.pathfriend@gmail.com

    Web: www.pathfriend-bd.com

    http://paponpathfriend.wix.com/pathfriend-bd

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