Route: Kalaw – Than Taung – Inle Lake
Start from: Kalaw
End at: Inle
- Explore the city of Kalaw
- Go village-hopping on foot
- Discover the life around Inle Lake
- Mingle with the ethnic folks
This 4-day trip will take you to the city of former British hill station Kalaw where you will have a chance to see Colonial style house and local life as well as interact with indigenous people. You will also enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and get a chance to have a glimpse of monastic life in a village monastery.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kalaw (-, - ,-)
Your guide and private car will welcome you at the Heho Airport and transfer to Kalaw, the former British hill station. Enjoy this scenic drive into the heart of the Shan State. Upon arrival in Kalaw, check in and take a short walking tour of the town centre and view the local and colonial-style houses. The slightly higher elevation offers cool, crisp sightseeing weather. Dinner this evening at your leisure.
Overnight in Kalaw
Day 2: Kalaw Trekking ( B, L, D )
After breakfast visit Kalaw’s small yet vibrant morning market. Depending on the day you may see Pa-Oh, Shan or Danu vendors in traditional dress buying and selling their wares.Travel one hour by car to the starting point of the trek. Then, off on foot for a 2 hour trek to KoneHla village. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of wheat, potatoes and ginger famrs as you pass through Baw HninKone and HtunKom Village. After lunch, trek 2.5 hours enjoying stunning views of the Shan Mountain Range. Travel through Pack TuPouk Village to HteeTein, your overnight stop. Reach HteeTein during the late afternoon. You will have the unique experience of staying overnight in the village house or monastery, with basic yet comfortable accommodations. An authentic dinner will be prepared and served in local house.
Overnight at Local Home stay/Monastery
(The accommodation on offer is very simple, to let you gain an insight into how the people of Myanmar live.)
Day 3: Than Taung Village & Inle ( B,L, - )
After a hearty breakfast, begin your 4 hour trek to Inle Lake. You will pass through a variety of scenery including picturesque farmland, lush rolling hills and views of the lake at you near Than Daung village. Along the way you will see The Pa-O, Danu, TaungYoe and Inthar Tribes. The Pa-O are dressed uniquely with the men and women wearing long black pants and black shirts, and women wearing colorful turbans and large earrings. Reach ThanDaung midday. Enjoy lunch and witness the local culture as you walk to the jetty where your boat private is waiting. Transfer across the lake to your hotel where your bags will be waiting. Check in and enjoy the quiet views.
Overnight in inle Lake
(Trekking Time: 4 hours)
Day 4: Inle Lake ( B, -, - )
Breakfast will be served at your hotel. There are no services provided today but should you wish to add an Inle Lake day trip or airport transfer please ask your travel consultant.
NOTE: This program is available year-round, however we recommend the months of October to February as the weather is cool and dry and the fields are very colorful.
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