Inside Burma Tours

Kanpetlet

The small town of Kanpetlet in remote Chin State doesn't feature on many visitors' itineraries, but for the adventurous traveller this is sure to be a highlight.

Kanpetlet Map

“Some of the older Chin women here still have tattooed faces, a tradition rumoured to have begun to protect them from kidnapping! It was banned in the 1960s so very few women now have this facial artwork.”

Charlotte Bower, Travel Consultant

In its own right, Kanpetlet is a pleasant but unremarkable little community. What really makes this town worth visiting is its position on the doorstep of the spectacular Mount Victoria National Park, known in Burmese as Nat Ma Taung. Close to the border between Burma and India, the centrepiece of the national park is Mount Victoria - the highest mountain in Chin State at 3,035 metres (9,957 ft).

Though rarely included on the average tourist's Burma itinerary, this national park is one of Burma's best hiking destinations, offering a variety of trekking opportunities for all levels of fitness - not to mention fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Kanpetlet itself is a quiet, welcoming cluster of wooden houses, and an excellent stopping point for anyone planning to explore the area.

Recommended Accommodation in Kanpetlet

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Burmese-style inns of Kanpetlet.

Weather in Kanpetlet

The Climate Guide for Kanpetlet is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 24 26 29 31 30 26 27 27 27 27 25 23
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 11 10 14 18 21 20 21 20 20 19 16 14
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 9 9 9 8 6 4 3 3 4 6 8 8
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None Low Moderate High High Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Low None
Days with some Rainfall 1 1 2 4 13 21 23 23 18 10 4 1
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 6 8 15 59 204 560 589 506 326 205 70 13
UV Index (Maximum) 8 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7