Chimbuk Pahar is under Thanchai sub district and is just 26 kilometer from the Bandarban town. Chimbuk Hill is the third highest mountain in Bangladesh and one of the most famous tourists spot of Bangladesh as well. Chimbuk Hill is considered to be 2500 feet high above sea level.
AT A GLANCE Name: Chimbuk Pahar Location: Chimbuk Pahar ,Chimbuk Hill,Bandarban , Bangladesh Destination: Dhaka to Bandarban Transport: Shamoli Paribahan, Hanif Enterprise, Year-71 etc bus services from Fakirapul, Saydabad , Kalampur,Panthopath etc. Fair: BDT 350 to 700 (Dhaka to Bandarban) Time: 9-10 Hours Explore: Chimbuk Pahar ,Chimbuk Hill etc. Distance: 386 km from Dhaka. Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Government rest house,Resort etc available. Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
The Chimbuk Hill offers a glorious view of the near around mountain landscape filled with abundant greenery and a refreshing breeze. The tourists from above the Chimbuk Hill will feel as if they are floating on the clouds, and their heart will feel light as the cloud. On a sunshine day, a view from above the Chimbuk Hill will expose to the tourists the vast horizon of hills formed like the rhythm of a massive wave. It is a beautiful sight to see and experience.
From the top of the Chimbuk Hill, Nilgiri, which is another attractive spot in Bandarban, can also be seen. If a tourist wants to lose him/herself completely in nature and be a part of the vast horizon filled with a living portrait of nature, Nilgiri is the place to visit.
How To Go To Chimbuk Pahar
Bandarban and Dhaka are connected by road so there are various bus services available from Dhaka which can directly take tourists to Bandarban. Areas in Dhaka where the bus services will be available are Fakirapool, Asad Gate, Saydabad, Shamoli, etc. and some names of the bus service provides are Shamoli Paribhan, S Alam Paribhan, Dolphin Service, etc.
Each bus service has multiple counters in the areas mentioned above so tourists can find easily visit the counter and book the bus tickets. The average price of bus ticket of this service is 550 taka, maximum, per person.
There are other bus services with lower costs as well to go to Bandarban from Dhaka. From Bandarban town, there are vehicles such as “Chadir gari”, jeep, microbus and public bus which will take tourists Chimbuk Hill directly. Reserving the “Chadir Gari” will cost 1000 to 2000 taka to take the visitors from Bandarban town to Chimbuk Hill. This short journey of 1 to 1.5 hour is immensely joyful and enjoyable as the road to Chimbuk Hill is formed in a zigzag manner, and Chimbuk Hill is 2500 feet above sea level, the car takes unexpected extreme turns, and the experience is very joyous.
As the car take turns and goes up many people of the indigenous villages and cultures will be seen, and talking to them a tourist will find talking to a man whose heart is as pure, and at the same time as grand and beautiful, as natures. On the way to Chimbuk Hill, tourists will have to register their name in the Military Check points.
Food and Living Accommodation in Chimbuk Hill
There is two government owned rest house near the area of Chimbuk Hill. In case a tourist wants to stay at the rest house, he/she will have to confirm his/her reservation from the authority. The government owned rest house also has a canteen with it where fresh foods and snacks are available.
The price rate of the government rest house can be accessible to the tourists through communicating with them over the phone. The price rates of these rest houses are reasonable, and the price rates of food available are also affordable. On Chimbuk Road there is a resort known as Hillside Resort in an area named Milonchori.
There is various type of living accommodations provided by this resort in the form of cottages, and each cottage has a single bed, double bed, etc. with air-conditioned rooms, hot water facility and many other services for the benefit of the tourists. The view of the hilly area from each cottage is fantastic. This resort also has a restaurant by the name of Restora Rigrre Khyang. Each cottage contains within it a different joyful experience.
Hotel Green Land is another hotel situated on the Chimbuk Road. Restaurant with indigenous flavored food, a peaceful and serene environment, dormitory, parking space and many other facilities are available at this hotel.
There are many private hotels in Bandarban town where tourists can stay the night, for example, Hotel Hill View situated in Bandarban Bus Terminal, Green Peak Resort, Hotel Plaza Bandarban, etc. As it takes only 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Chimbuk Hill from Bandarban town, tourists can enjoy the whole day by being at the Hill top, and before nightfall hire a vehicle and return to Bandarban town.
However, tourists deciding to live on the Chimbuk Hill top in the rest houses will feel amazing as the night time view from Chimbuk Hill is an another experience of grandeur and majesty. One standard view from the hill top is tourists can see thousands of stars scattered all over the sky. Such experiences are meant to be lived and are hard to describe in words.
Cost of living in the hotels on Chimbuk Hill Road
For those tourists who want to stay on Chimbuk Hill in the government rest houses for the night, when they reach the Bandarban Town they can contact these rest house through various ways and obtain the information of how much price they charge per night.
Apart from that on Chimbuk Road living in Hotel Green Land will cost approximately within a range of 1000 to 2500 taka. The lowest price of a couple of bed room is 1000 taka, and the Super Deluxe and Deluxe rooms are 2500 and 2000 taka respectively. The dormitory is 200 taka per person.
Hotel Hill Side of Molinchori has eight different categories of cottages each with a unique attraction of its own. Each cottage varies in price, and its information can be obtained, also with the additional services associated with each cottage, by contacting the hotel. The cost of each cottage depends on the room type. There are three room types Single Double and Triple.
For example, in a case of the Tuntuni Cottage made of wood and concrete, a single room will cost 3355 taka and double room is 4270 taka. For each type of cottage, there are varieties of price available, but the price does not exceed above 5000 taka for the rooms of the cottages. There are also dormitories which cost very less compared to the two cottage above rooms.