Plans are underway to make the Buannel Mountain located on a hill at the confluence of Falam Township, Tiddim Township and Reedhorda Town, at 8,226 feet above sea level, as a tourist destination in the post- COVID-19 period.
The Buannel Mountain can be reached from Tiddim for about two hours by car. From Falam, it is about a three-hour drive. It is located more than 20 miles northeast of Reed Lake and about 7 miles on foot.
“The mountain is spectacular for those who like to do hiking and for nature lovers. A guide can be available in Monhlwa village at the foot of the mountain. In addition to the lifestyle of the village, natural beauty can also be felt. For those who want to stay overnight there, they can report to the village administrator,” said an official from the Chin State Hotels and Tourism Department.
The Buannel Mountain, also known as Leen Nupa mountain, is extraordinary for its hill where there are no trees growing naturally except grasses. The uniqueness of the mountain includes the main two hills similar in shape are called as the couple mountain; Although people straightens the curve of the stream meandering in the middle of the hills, at night it continues to flow in the same way as before; The small hills growing on either side of the creek look like ant-hill, and villagers say that if the leaves fall into the stream, the birds will pick them up, and in ancient times it was said to be the place where the goddess Chongtinleri kept her wildlife.
The mountain is home to one of the world’s rarest species of white-necked vulture. It is an area with cherry trees and orchids and colourful flowers around the hills. You will be able to see pastures and landscapes with cows and birds and November and December are the best times to visit.—Chin Twin Thar