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6 days backpacker blueprint around Manipur & Myanmar

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02/06/2023
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5N/6D @ ₹ 16,800/-
Availability : 6th-11th Feb'23
Imphal
Imphal
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15

Manipur is a state which falls on the Indo-Burma border. It’s one place which redefines wanderlust with its natural beauty. We at tlow will be going beyond the normal backpacking norms and heading all the way to Loktak Lake, Moreh in Manipur and crossing the border to Tamu in Myanmar (Burma).

Recommended Airport

Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal

Meeting Point

Ima Market, Imphal 

Price Includes

  • All travel from Imphal and back
  • Entrance fees and national park permits
  • Accommodation (3 to 4 in a room depending on room size)
  • Breakfast. (Day 4,5,6)
  • Lunch and Dinner. ( Day 3,4,5)

Price Excludes

  • Travel from home city to Imphal & Back
  • Food on days not mentioned in inclusions
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • ILP

Must Have

  • Valid ID proof with address. (No college ID or PAN card)
  • Backpack. (Mandatory)
  • Essentials to Pack
What to Expect

If you have watched the video & are then reading it carry on if you haven’t then you know what you need to do first. So the video pretty much says it all but to sum that up into words, we have been trying to strike off Manipur from our Bucket list ever since 2o14 for whatever odd reason we did not end up making it all the way till Imphal not until Jan 2018 when a one week trip to Manipur ended up becoming a three week pause. 

Hence the last three days of the trip are at Loktak since that lake is so enormous in every aspect that to actually get a real time feel of the place you actually need that much time there. Loktak is the love at first sight kind of place.

Crossing over to Myanmar into the little trade village of Tamu is an experience not many even know is possible. It’s a nice day excursion to a place which not many even consider travelling to. Imphal on its whole is a bustling city with Ima Market as the icing of the cake. 

Sadly this beautiful state and warm people are always on national television for all the wrong reasons,  thus making most people not consider this as a travel option. But in all honesty the place is extremely safe & the people are very warm & welcoming. The natural beauty needs no explanation. 

If your looking for something out of this universe in under a week then Manipur & Myanmar is the place for you. After six days in this trip the best experience you will possibly cherish is the conversations in the warm home stays at Imphal & Loktak.  

  • Best Season: Nov - April
  • Internet: Excellent 4G network
  • Language: English & Hindi is easily understood
  • Food: Veg & Non Veg is easily available
  • Hippie Vibe: Loktak Lake.
  • Internal Travel: Mix of everything
  • Must Do: Swimming in Loktak
  • ATM: Every town has at least 2 ATM’s
Blueprint

Day OneImphal

– Arrive in Imphal, Manipur by 13:00 HRS.
– Check into our homestay.
– Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital city.
– Visit Ima market and Kangla fort.

Day TwoTamu/Moreh

– Post breakfast by 08:30 HRS leave by shared vehicle for the border town of Moreh. (108km = 3 hrs)
– Reach Moreh by noon and check into our guest house.
– Freshen up and leave for the town of Tamu in Myanmar (Burma). 5 km = 15 mins
– Wander through the markets and explore Tamu monastery.
– Post lunch, return back to Moreh in Manipur, India by 16:00 hrs.
Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day ThreeMoirang/Loktak Lake

– After breakfast by 08:00 hrs head back to Imphal by shared vehicle. (108 km = 3 hrs)
– Reach Imphal by 11:00 hrs and hop onto a shared vehicle to Moirang.
– Reach Moirang by 12:30 HRS. (50 km = 70 minutes)
– From Moirang, take a shared vehicle to our Loktak lake homestay at Tanga. (5km = 15 minutes)
– Reach our homestay by 13:00 HRS and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day FourLoktak Lake

– Post breakfast by 09:00 HRS, leave for Keibul Lamjao National Park to spot the endangered Sangai (brow-antlered deer).
– Return back to the home stay for lunch.
– By 15:00 HRS hike to the hilltop to get a panoramic view of Loktak lake during sunset.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day FiveKarang/Thanga

– Leave early morning by 06:30 HRS for a tail boat ride over Loktak lake to the floating fisherman’s island.
– Return back to the home stay for breakfast by 08:30 HRS.
– Post breakfast, visit the island of Karang.
– Explore the tiny villages around Thanga.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day SixImphal

– Post breakfast, pack up and leave for Imphal by 08:30 HRS.
– Reach Imphal by 10:00 HRS.

Map

FAQ

General Questions

Q. Where is Manipur located?
Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital.

Q. Is it safe?
Yes, Manipur is safe to travel to.

Q. Are ATM’s available there?
Yes, there are a many ATMs in Manipur.

Q. How much money to carry and in what denomination?
Amount of money totally depends on your choice. Please carry small and medium denominations like ₹50, ₹100, ₹200. Avoid carrying larger denomination notes.

Q. Is the climate cold?
The climate in Manipur is moderate. The temperature in winters is around 8-23 degree Celsius.

Q. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, what if Moreh & Tamu border towns are shut?
In that case, we cover Andro Village, which is claimed to be the birthplace of fire.

Permit related questions

Q. Do we need a permit to travel to Manipur?
Yes. You will need an ILP (inner line permit) to enter Manipur.

Q. Where and how can I apply for a permit?
You can either apply online for E-ILP on the Manipur tourism website.
http://manipurilponline.com/Temporary/Online/applyFormOnlineTemporary.aspx

Q. What documents are needed for the permit.
For the permit, Aadhar card will work. Passport is not needed.

Q.How much does a permit cost?
For E-ILP, it will cost you between ₹150-₹200.

Q. How many days does it take for the online permit?
It takes around 5-8 working days.

Network related questions

Q. Is there proper network coverage?
Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Manipur. BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone postpaid connections work. BSNL and Airtel are the best.

Q.Will prepaid work or postpaid?
Both Prepaid and postpaid network works in Manipur.

Meeting point related questions

Q. What is the starting point of the trip?
It’s Ima Market, Imphal

Q. How to reach Ima Market?
There are rickshaws running to Ima market. it is a 20-30 min journey.

Q. Will there be a TLOW representative at the airport?
No. He/She will directly meet you Ima Market.

Accommodation related questions

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided?
We will be using homestays and guesthouses all along the trip.

Q. Will the accommodation be clean?
Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Q. Will we get a bed, blankets and pillows?
Yes, at every place we stay at, you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Q. Will the rooms be based on gender or mixed?
It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Q. Will there be electricity in the accommodation?
Manipur has electricity for all 24 hours of the day.

Q. Will we get hot water for a bath?
Every guest house and homestay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

Food-related questions

Q. Why is food not included?
Since this is a backpacking trip we want to leave the eating for you’ll to explore on your own. You’ll never go hungry in the North East.

Q. What kind of food should we expect to get?
You will have plenty of Veg-Non-Veg options ranging from Chinese to local cuisines. Manipur has some good restaurants.

Solo backpacking related questions

Q. Is it okay if I enroll solo for a trip?
Yes, it’s absolutely fine to enroll solo. All our trips have 70% solo travellers who enroll.

Q. What if I don’t get along with the other backpackers?
If no one talks to you, don’t worry our TLOW team member will be your friend and give you an experience of a lifetime.

Travel related questions

Q. What will be our mode of transportation?

As per the blueprint, it will be a mix of local buses and shared jeeps.

What is cancellation policy?

TLOW, based on the Cancellation Date, shall withhold the following amounts stated in the table below, from the Booking Amount or Trip Price as cancellation charges and refund the remainder to you. The refund shall be paid to you, within (21) calendar days from the Cancellation Date.

Cancellation Date is: Cancellation charges
– Before forty (40) calendar days prior to the date of commencement of Trip, 15% of the Trip Price
– On or after forty (40) calendar days but prior to thirty (30) calendar days day of commencement of Trip,
30% of the Trip Price
– On or after thirty (30) calendar days but prior twenty five (25) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
50% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty five (25) calendar days but prior to twenty (20) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
75% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty (20) calendar days but prior fifteen (15) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
100% of the Trip Price

You may claim refund only in case of a confirmed booking where you have paid the entire Booking Amount. Where there is part payment of Booking Amount made the same shall be forfeited and there shall be no refund. The mode of payment of refund amount to you (whether through cash, e-wallets, bank transfers, or cheques), shall be determined at the sole discretion of TLOW.
Notwithstanding anything stated in the Terms & Conditions, there are no refunds of any kind, provided for ‘Camping Trips’.

For more information on cancellation & refund policy please read our T&C.

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