Surrounded all over by pine forests the small hill station of Kalaw is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers.

Interests

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Hill Station
  • Pine Forest
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Nature Walks

Places to Stay

Amara Resort (Kalaw)

Style: Heritage

Built in 1909 the colonial residence ‘Amara Resort' was tastefully renovated in 2002.

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Kalaw-Inle Trek Overnight Stay At Monastery/Local Home

Style: Guest house

Day one of the Kalaw-Inle trek ends after enjoying views of Nyaug Shwe Plain and Inle Lake.

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Pine Hill Resort (Kalaw)

Style: Resort

Pine Hill Resort was a popular hill station in the days of the British Raj.

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Activities in Kalaw

City Highlights of Kalaw

Enjoy light treks, nature walks and leisurely strolls amid the wonderful mountainous landscapes.

Kalaw Day Trek

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.

Short Trek to GHV

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Full Day Tour-GHV Elephant Camp

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Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake (2 Days)

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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