The Chin state is a geo-cultural region and an administrative division of Myanmar located in the north-west of the country. The Chin people are a Mongolian tribe that entered the region in the first millennium AD and settled around the ‘Chin Hills’. They are one of the major ethnic nationalities and one of the founding members of the Union of Burma.
The area is sparsely populated and it is one of Myanmar’s remotest and least developed. Much of the region is off limits to travellers and all visits to the State usually require government permission. The area is permeated with many waterways, waterfalls and green valleys. It is also considered a prime destination for remote trekking and hiking adventures.