Amiakhum Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bangladesh and an excellent place to travel. Every traveler should have a tour plan to visit this beautiful tourism spot of Bandarban at least once and then they will feel to visit that travel spot again and again. Amiyakhum is situated at a remote area called Tindu of Thanchi upazilla under Bandarban Hill District in Bangladesh. It’s near to Bangladesh Myanmar Border. This waterfall is situated in one of the most remote areas in Bandarban.
How to go
Travel from Bandarban to Thanchi: After reaching Bandarban you have to go to Thanchi upazilla by bus from Bandarban. To reach Amiakum waterfall you have to make a trip from Bandarban to thanchi by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle. The distance between Bandarban to Thanchi is about 79 km.
Way to go Amiakum: Route: Bandorban>thanchi>Bording para>Simplampi para >Thandiy para >Bollong Para > sat bahikum>Nakiongmuk>Amiakum waterfall
Travel from Thanchi to Remakri: You need to hire a Tour guide. You must enter your full name, address and contact number at the Army camp of Remakri, Bandarban before hiring a tour guide. There is a tour guide committee and that tour guide committee will select an experienced tour guide for you. This tour guide will stay for 2 days with you during the journey to reach the particular tour spot till you come back to Remakri. For the first day the tour guide will charge 600/= Taka (BDT) and for the second day onwards the tour guide will charge 500/= Taka (BDT) for each day (exclude his food and accommodation).
You need to hire a Boat for the adventurous journey of Thanchi to Remakri. You have to hire an engine boat to reach Remakri from Thanchi, because there is no rowing or paddle boat there. Boat fare is around 4000-4500/Taka- for an up-down journey but the boatmen may ask for more. So you should bargain with them. Boat journey will take around 4(four) hours to travel from Thanchi to Remakri. This journey is very challenging and tough, especially if you are scared of water and high tide. Because in rainy season the tides of Sangu River are very heavy and it is extremely dangerous journey especially at the place of “Boro Pathor”. In the area of Boro Pathor there are big rocks scattered in the Sangu River and strong tides are there in the Sangu River as well. But the sceneries of both sides of Sangu River are spectacular. You should take lunch at Remakri. There are some good restaurants in Remakri and lunch may cost around BDT 120 Taka per person.
Route plan from Nafakhum to Amiakhum: It’s a long trail. You have to walk most of the path. The trek started from Thanchi, then Boarding para and then Simplampi para. From Simplampi Para you can summit Tajindong. After reaching Simplampi Para you have to climb down to Thandui Para. You have to pass one more hill to reach Bollong para. To see Amiakum you have to start journey early in morning from Bollong para. On the way you can also see Sat bhaikum>Nakion Muk. It’s a giripoth (water trail) and one of the most beautiful trails at Bandarban. From Nakion Muk you have to make a Bamboo Raft to reach Amiakum.
Return journey from Nafakhum to Remakri: After visiting the fabulous water fall and tour spots of Nafakhum you can start your return journey to Remakri from Nafakhum between 10:00am to 12.30pm. There is another nice waterfall to visit in Remakri known as “RemakriKhum”.
Travel back to Thanchi from Remakri: You should take lunch at Remakri before coming back to Thanchi. If you start the boat journey at 2:30pm you will reach Thanchi at around 4:30 pm that is within 2 hours. It will take less time to return to Thanchi from Remakri, because the boat moves along with the tide.
Travel back to Bandarban from Thanchi: You have to stay at Thanchi, because after 2:30pm there is no bus service to Bandarban. You should start your journey for Bandarban on the next morning at 7:00am (First bus). It will take around 4-4.5 hours and you are likely to reach Bandarban at 11:30am. Therefore, you should explore Thanchi for the rest of that day.
How To Reach: Bandarban District
Dhaka and Bandarban are linked by road. There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to reach Bandarban.
Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
- S. Alam services Ltd
- Shyamoli Paribahan
- Saudia Paribahan
Arambag, Contact: +88-02-7102465
Gabtoli, Contact: +88-02-8018445
Where to Stay
- Hillside Resort
Address: Chimbuk road, Bandarban
Contact: 01730 045083, 02-988 6983
- Hotel Greenhill
Address: Main Road, Bandarban-4600
Contact: +88 01856699910, +88 01856699911
- Hotel Purabi
Address: V.I.P. Road, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban
Contact: 01823-346383, 0361-62531
- Hotel Paharika
Address: Main Road, Bandarban
Address: It is located in the South-West of Thanchi Bazar in Thanchi Sadar Upazila
Contact: 01819537753, 01818100435
- Upazila Rest House
Owner/Manager: Mr. Kalhacing Marma, Chairman, Upazila Parisad
Address: Thanchi Bazar (close to the mosque), Thanchi Sadar Upazila
Where to stay for the first night at Remakri. You should stay in night at Remakri and the tour guide will help you to find a good place. There are some Tribal houses in Remakri. It will cost around 70/= Taka for a single person and the dinner will cost about 80/- Taka per meal. Dinner items are usually beef, fish, egg, etc.
The next day you should start very early. You should start the trip for Nafakhum at 5.00am. You have to start walking to travel from Remakri to reach Nafakhum. It will take about 2-2.5 hours through walking to reach Nafakhum. At Nafakhum you can stay about 2-3 hours. At Nafakhum you have to hire another tour guide and he will help you to visit other fantastic travel places. That particular tour guide will also take around 600/= Taka for the first day and 500/= Taka (exclude his food and accommodation) for any additional day. The natural beauty of Nafakhum is really amazing and mind blowing.