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Walking Tours
Union of Myanmar

INLE LAKE - Maing Thauk
Arrive at the village of Maing Thauk on the edge of Inle Lake by boat. Walk up a dirt track through the village and continue up the hill to a stupa, which has fantastic views out over the lake and surrounding hills. The walk takes around 2 hours round trip and, although uphill, the route is not steep.

It is also possible to walk from Maing Thauk down to the Inle Princess Resort and this would take around 1 hour.

SHAN STATE - Pindaya
This half-day of trekking in the hills starts with a steep walk up-hill. The path leads through several villages, producing Shan Tea in the traditional way. You will see the drying of the tealeaves and pass through the tea plantations. From the hills are great views on the surrounding Shan plateau. Return downhill to visit the caves of Pindaya or to the town of Pindaya.

MT. POPA - The Summit of Mt. Popa
Mt. Popa is famous for a small mountain with nat-shrines at the foot of the distinct volcano of Mt. Popa. This tour takes you to the very top of the volcano. The volcano is a national park and all around the base of the mountain are plantations with different types of trees. The path is steep, un-even and leads through different kinds of forests, up to the summit of the volcano. One can return the same way or by a path in the volcano crater.

SHAN STATE - Kalaw
Enjoy a walk through the hills, 2 hours (short way) or 4 hours, to a village of the Palaung tribe. At first a steep track leads down into a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot leaves, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hillsides. The track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to the Palaung village of Pinnabin, which sits on top of a hill. The village has an interesting long house for eight families. Formerly animists, the Palaung people have mostly converted to Buddhism. Observe tribal village life and how the Palaung people dry cheroot in a specially designed oven. Return to Kalaw.

SHAN STATE - Kak Ku Trekking
Leave our hotel by boat and drive to Nampan from where you start your trek to Kakku. This will take approximately 4 - 5 hours…and the walk is uphill. Then, discover the "long lost" ruins of Kak Ku in countryside inhabited by the Pa O people. Situated in the rolling Shan Hills, Kak Ku pagoda is very unusual and little is known about it's origins. The Pa O people believe that the original pagoda was built on the site some 2,000 years ago. Dozens of small stupas surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. You can wander through the stupas which are decorated with fine stucco work and buddha images. Unfortunately Kak Ku is in bad need of renovation but this is part of its charm. Visit one of the many Pa O villages near Kak Ku and see a huge monastery on the way back to Taunggyi. Picnic Lunch is provided.

CHIN STATE - Mt. Victoria
This 3052 Meter high peak can be reached in a 4 days / 3 nights tour. Longer stays allow visits to the Chin Villages. Special permits are needed - do contact us for more details.

 

 
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