Avijatrik: Bangladesh Trekking Tour: Bandarban & the Mysterious Boga Lake

Bangladesh Trekking Tour: Bandarban & the Mysterious Boga Lake

Dhaka, Bangladesh


Social Enterprise

4 days/3 nights
From$291 USDper person

Avijatrik is a social enterprise dedicated to fostering community development through sustainable tourism in Bangladesh.

Tour Highlights

  • Hike Bandarban, the hilly southeastern region of Bangladesh, while supporting local social and economic development.
  • Experience the village lifestyle by staying with a local family in a wooden house and learning local culture.
  • Adventure through hilly roads on a Land Cruiser and enjoy local cuisine in villages visited along the way.

Tour revenue will be invested in the economic and social development of local communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, Children 12+

  • Languages

    English, Bengali/Bangla, Japanese

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 9

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Pants, T-shirt, Trekking shoes or sneakers

Tour Description

Discover the mysterious Boga Lake, the highest lake in Bangladesh, and explore the beautiful Bandarban district on this 4-day trekking tour.

Day 1
The trip begins in Dhaka. An air-conditioned overnight bus will bring you to Bandarban town. The departure from Dhaka is at 10 PM, and you will arrive in Bandarban the following morning.

Day 2
Enjoy breakfast at 8 AM before starting the journey to the town of Ruma Bazar. Depart at 9 AM and take a minibus or 4x4 land cruiser. At 1 PM, enjoy lunch at Ruma Bazar. After lunch, head to Boga Lake by Chander Gari (open roof large Jeep).

Located nearly 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level, Boga Lake is the highest lake in Bangladesh and is surrounded by hills on every side. It will surely amaze you with its beauty! The color of the lake varies at different times at a day depending on the sunlight, humidity, and clouds. Local legend says that the lake was created after the inhabitants of a Khumi village killed and ate a deity who later reappeared to them in the form of a dragon. Instantly an earthquake occurred, the hillside caved in, and the village disappeared and formed a deep lake!

After exploring the lake, trek a small mountain for about half an hour to reach your accommodations for the evening. Spend the night lakeside in a wooden tribal house.

Day 3
Enjoy breakfast at 9 AM and fuel up for an exciting day! Start by hiking to Chingri Waterfall and explore the mysterious caves around Boga Lake. At 3 PM, enjoy a local BBQ dish served for dinner. Spend the night lakeside in the same lodging as the night before.

Day 4
Start your last morning with breakfast at 9 AM. At 10 AM, journey back to Ruma Bazar by 4x4 land cruiser. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Ruma Bazar upon arrival, before heading back to Bandarban town by minibus. At 9 PM, begin the final leg of the journey to Dhaka by bus. Dinner will be served on the way.

This package is a complete adventure and trekking trip. All the necessary accessories to complete the trail will be provided. To complete the trail, there will be 7-8 hours of trekking. Trekking shoes, as well as army and police observation during trekking, will be included among other amenities.

Tour Start Address

Arambag Bus Station, Dhaka, Bangladesh

How To Get There

Pick-up and drop-off within the Dhaka city area are included.

More About Avijatrik


To create a marketplace of community and sustainable tourism initiatives in Bangladesh, so every household can benefit from tourism.

Main Programs

  • Developing tour packages with existing initiatives

  • Creating new local entrepreneurs in tourism

  • Selecting hosts for the homestay program

  • Providing financial and other support to hosts

  • Providing tour guide training to local people

  • Helping underdeveloped rural communities build community tourism projects

  • Working with NGOs working for community development, eco-tourism and related projects

Awards & Recognition

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