Surrounded all over by pine forests the small hill station of Kalaw is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers.
Enjoy light treks, nature walks and leisurely strolls amid the wonderful mountainous landscapes.
Post breakfast, embark on a 3hr trek to Ywarthit Village via aromatic pine trees, grazing livestock and see tribal agricultural activities like tea planting, sesame crops, etc. Enjoy a local village lunch and trek about 30min to Taryaw Palaung Village. See Sebastian leaf plantations used in cheroot making and also tea leaf making process. Visit a monastery. primary school and Palaung traditional long house where dozens of families live together. On return, see the bamboo Buddha Image.
Kalaw is noted for its treks to the famous Inle Lake, where a typical route takes you across continuously changing scenery…cool mountain air, pine forests, scenic landscape, ethnic minority hill tribe villages and a monastery. Embark on a 2D/1N trek providing a truly ‘non-touristy’ insight into how locals live, farm, cook and carry on day-to-day activities in this Shan state. Trek via small remote villages…Baw Ni Gone and Hti Thein (Pa O); see pagodas, local houses and plantations; visit a monastery; notice the panorama over Inle Lake; take a boat trip to Nyaung Shwe. Day 1 – post breakfast leave your hotel by coach..head towards Baw Nin Gone; alight after about 45mins…trek to Hti Thein (Pa O) Village; further visit Kone Hla village; post lunch head for Hti Thein village…here enjoy views of Nyaug Shwe Plain and Inle Lake; overnight at a local monastery or a local village home-stay. Day 2 – Trek to Kyauk Su, Ngue Taung Thu and (post lunch) Than Daung In Tha village; later arrive meet your boat at the jetty; transfer to Khaungdaing on Inle Lake near Nyaung Shwe town..head for your hotel.
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