Columbus Travel, Myanmar’s Leading Tour Operator since 1993

 

“Trekking is also about the art of improvisation”

Trekking in mountainous Shan State entails an informal exchange of challenges and rewards. One minute you may find yourself struggling up a steep hill but the next minute you are standing on top of the mountain enjoying an awe-inspiring vista across endless green hills or sharing a traditional meal with hospitable locals.

1). Day Return Kalaw Trekking options

Day 1- Kalaw (Taryaw Trekking )

Meet at your hotel with our guide and car then transfer to the starting point to start the trekking for authentic Palaung tribes village called Taryaw. This village is about 9 Km north east of Kalaw and there are two ways to get to this village. First, you can take the forest route where you will be walking among the Pine woods and by side of small mountain spring. This way is a bit shady but some time it can be muddy. So rough trekking boots are recommended. Overall, this part is more beautiful. You also have another option like taking a horse or an Ox-cart. But this is only possible if you take the Ox-cart route. So it has two different track to get to this village. Both trekking parts would meet up at the village and they take almost the same duration like 2 & ½ hours.

Things to see at the village are Palaung ladies with their traditional costumes, tealeaf plantation and making cheroot raping using cordial leaves baking on the oven. The best part of this village is to see Palaung traditional Long House where 6 to 7 families are staying together. Lunch boxes will be packed for this day from Kalaw.

In the afternoon return back to Kalaw and overnight at New Shine Hotel (Standard room) in Kalaw.( L )

Day 2- Kalaw ( Pein Ne Bin Trekking )

After breakfast at the hotel, meet at your hotel with our guide and car then transfer to the starting point, trekking to the "Pein Ne Bin" Palaung tribe village which may take about 1 hour walk for one way from Kalaw. Then visit the Palaung Hills in Kalaw surrounding area and visit the hill tribe villages seeing them with colorful traditional costumes. Lunch box will be bring by our porter.

Afternoon return back to Kalaw and overnight at New Shine Hotel (Standard room) in Kalaw. ( B,L )

[ Trekking can normally be started early in the morning so it is necessary for an overnight stay in Kalaw before trekking. ]

2 Days / 2 Nights ---------Kalaw Trekking

Per paxnet rate in USD (Twin or doublesharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 418 250 215 159 16

 

Service Includes
  • 1 night Accommodation with basic breakfast ( Twin sharing basis )
  • Lunch box during the trip.
  • Hotel - Trekking point-Hotel Transfer with private A/C car.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Porter Charges.
Service Excludes
  • Visa fee.
  • Domesticairfare.
  • Beverages.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, tips etc.

For more information and update price ,please contact us

 


2). 4Days/ 3 Nights trek from Kalaw to Inle lake

Kalaw, a beautiful hill station surrounded by mountains. It is a peaceful Summer Resort with many lovely walks and fragrant pine woods. Soft trekking, the hill tribe villages seeing them with colorful traditional costumes are available.

Day 1-Bagan / Heho by morning flight - Kalaw by car

Our Bagan driver will greet you at your staying hoteland transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. On arrival drive to Kalaw (about 2 hrs drive) and visit Theindaung Monastery, Aung Chan ThaPhayar, ShweohnminPhayar and caves. Lunch and dinner at outside local restaurant. Overnight atNew Shine Hotel (Standard room) in Kalaw. (L,D)

Day 2 - Kalaw - Myinmahti - Kalaw (Trekking)

After breakfast, transfer to trekking point for trek to Myin Ma Hti cave - see tribe people of Dha Nu and TaungYoeh- visit cave with curved Buddha images. Lunch box will be arranged. After lunch tour continue to surrounding the villages Lu Pyin and TaungGyiChay. Evening back to Kalaw and dinner and overnight atNew Shine Hotel (Standard room) in Kalaw. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Kalaw - Taryaw - Kalaw (Trekking)

After breakfast trekking to the 'Tha Yaw' Palaung tribe village which may take about 2 hours and half hours walk from your hotel. Then trek to Tha Yaw round about 2 hrs trek (including Palaung traditional long house) and visit the hill tribe villages seeing them with colorful traditional costumes. Lunch box will be taking our porter.Then back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at New Shine Hotel (Standard room) in Kalaw. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Kalaw - Heho /Yangon by PM flight 

After breakfast, visit local marketand lunch at outside local restaurant. Then transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel or airport for your Int'l flight. (B,L)

4 Days / 3 Nights ---------Kalaw Trekking Per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 1025 690 622 507 24

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodations with breakfast (Twinor double sharing basis).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner) as per mentioned program.
  • Transfer & sightseeing (privatecoach/ car with good air-conditioned).
  • Domestic airfares for NYU-HEH & HEH-YGN.
  • Trekking fees for Kalaw.
  • Entrance fees as per program.
  • English speaking station guide fees (different guide in each area).
  • 2 bottles mineral water and one snow towel will provide throughout trip on car.
Service Excludes
  • Beverages.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
  • Any services that is not included in services inclusive.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April.
  3. Standard room use (**+), New Shine Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

3). Community trail around Lodge

Breakfast at lodge and we visit primary school which is our immediate next door (30 minute). From here we visit local Buddhist monastery, which is our immediate neighbours(30 minute). After spending some time chatting with monk over green tea we then walk to Nanthe (Danu tribe) village (approx. 15 minute). Here we visit a library donated by the lodge and interact with local over a cup of green tea (one hour). From here we walk to Nanthe (Nepalese) village (approx. 10 minute) where we explore the village and visit household industry making rice and plum wine process (one hour). If wish we could taste local brew wine. Later we travel back to lodge (approx. 20 minute) to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hours (2 hours). Dinner and overnight at Kalaw Hill Lodge.

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Community Trail Around the Lodge per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 212 128 123 119 84

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Escorted English language leader.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Local brew Plump Wine testing at Nanthe.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities(schools, monasteries & community).
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

4). Old Town and Old Rail

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Breakfast and we visit the lodge farm where we meet say hello to friendly cows, running goats and happy chickens. From here we transfer by minivan to Kalaw downtown where we visit some of the old colonial building to see their original glory. We also visit an Anglican Church, which was one of the many buildings built by the British in 1906. In Kalaw we explore central market often fill with colourful ethnic tribes. On the 5 day market day the market place is alive with activity and the hill tribe people wear theircolourful, uniquely woven national costumes decorated with artistically designed jewellery. We have lunch at Kalaw and walk to Kalaw railways station. Here we hop on the train bound for Thazi (ETA noon). We get down at MyinDaik, located at 4465 feet above sea level. Here we visit the old British built station and some social and cultural interaction with community here. From here we turn north and follow the train track to lodge which goes through the plain, hill side and farmland etc (3.8 mile, approx. 2 hour) to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (2-3).

Old Town and Old Trail per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 228 138 130 123 84

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Train Ticket fare .
  • Escorted English language leader .
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the community activity (school, monastery, village) .
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent .
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

5). Old Reservoir and Natural Forests

Breakfast at lodge and we travel by minivan to Kalaw downtown. We visit Kalaw market, old colonial buildings and some old charge and visit to Pinmagon village. Hehe we visit the Pinmagon monastery housing famous Nee Paya (Bamboo Buddha Image) which was estimated to be built during Ava Period over 500 years ago. The Image is eight feet four inches high and noted for its longevity, its prevention of fire, and wish granting powers. Here we have the opportunity to interact with Buddhist monk over a cup of green tee.

From here we trek along dirt road but beautiful surrounding to so-called View Point, located at 4750 feet above sea level (3.2mile, approx. 2 hour), from where we enjoy stunning view of the Shan plateau. Here we have lunch at a Nepalese restaurant and relax for some time enjoying the view. After lunch we head south-east and trek through scarf forests to the reservoir (1.8 mile, approx. 2 hour), which was originally built by British some 80 years ago and remain till today the major sources of fresh water supply to the town. Once we through the scarf forest we get into primary forests protected since British time.

Here we enjoy tranquillity of the surrounding and listen to the birds call and witness several species of orchid naturally hanging above the tree. We spend some time enjoying the nature and head back to Nanthe (Nepalese Village) (3 mile, approx. 2 hour). At first we walk through primary forest but once we come out of the forest then trek through fields chatting with local farmers. From here another 20 minute trek to get back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5-6).

Old Reservoir and Natural Forests per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 227 136 129 123 84

 

Service Includes
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Train Ticket fare.
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Escorted English language leader.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the community activity (school, monastery, village).
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent .
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

6). A Challenging Trek Along the Lodge

Kalaw Hill Lodge–Thittwingone -Myinsaigone –YwarPu –LutPyin–Kalaw Hill Lodge

Breakfast at lodge and we head east to Nanthe Danu tribe village where we visit library donated by the lodge. From here we hop on our awaited minivan and drive to Thit Twin Gone (3.8 mile, approx. 30 minute). Thit Twin Gone is located at 4560 akfast at lodge and we head east to Nanthe Danu tribe village where we visit library donated by the lodge. From here we hop on our awaited minivan and drive to Thit Twin Gone (3.8 mile, approx. 30 minute). Thit Twin Gone is located at 4560 feet above sea and trail goes gentle passing through the community and cultivation fields. From here we head east towards YwarPu (2 mile, approx. one hour) with trail gently flat but lots of activities along the trek route. We have lunch stop at the village and perhaps visit local monastery. From here we head toward north-east to LutPyin, (1.80 mile, approx. 2 hour) with the trail gently go up again. LutPyin, with inhabitant mainly Taungyoe tribe and parched at the edge of the Myinmahti mountain range at 5036 feet above sea. From here we turn north and walk through protected pine forests along mule trek to lodge (2.8 mile, approx. 2 hour). On our way we enjoy stunning view of the surrounding including of the lodge. From the road junction we turn to west and trek through pine forests (approx. 15 minute) through farm house back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5 - 6)

A Challenging Trek Along the Lodge per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

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No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 258 150 138 132 84

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night) .
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Escorted English language Guide .
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities (schools, monasteries & community).
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

7). Blue Mountain and Natural Caves

Lodge – Lutpyin – TaunggyiChe – Myin Ma Hti – Lodge

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Breakfast at lodge and we visit the lodge farm where we meet say hello to friendly cows, running goats and happy chickens. From here we head south and walk through protected pine forests along mule trek to Lutpyin (2.8 mile, approx. 2 hour), parched at the side of the hill top at 5036 feet above sea. Inhabitant are mainly Taungyoe tribe. On our way we enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding. As we glance back we have a great view of the lodge. We briefly visit the village and continue trek to Taunggyiche (.80 mile, approx. one hour), locate at 4700 feet above sea and cross road between LutPyin and Myin Ma Hti. Here we enjoy pack lunch and perhaps spend some time mixing with the local community where we both learn each other’s daily life. From here we head north-east towards Myin Ma Hti Mountain enjoying stunning view of the valley down below (1.8 mile, approx. 1½ hour), locate at 4377 feet above sea. Here we visit the winding complex of natural caves and tunnels, filled to bursting point with Buddha Images in an astonishing variety of shapes and sizes. From here we head towards north and trek back to Kalaw (4.10 mile, approx. 2 hour) crossingthrough the ridge of Minelong mountain at elevation 4776 feet above sea.From here trail goes generally down all the way to Nanthe (2.5 mile, approx. one hour) through the quiet backyard of the town. From just another 20 minute trek to get to the lodge to conclude this unique experience.Total walking hour (6 – 7).

Blue Mountain and Natural Caves per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 228 134 127 121 84

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Escorted English language Guide.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water .
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities(schools, monasteries & community).
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

8). A beautiful train and community trail

Day 01 – Lodge - Kalaw – Sintaung

Breakfast and we visit the lodge farm where we meet say hello to friendly cows, running goats and happy chickens. We walk through protected pine forests along mule trek to Kalaw. On our way we visit one of the prominent Buddhist monastery perhaps stop over a couple of old colonial building to see their original glory. We also visit an Anglican Church, which was one of the many buildings built by the British in 1906. In Kalaw we explore central market often fill with colourful ethnic tribes. On the 5 day market day the market place is alive with activity and the hill tribe people wear their colourful, uniquely woven national costumes decorated with artistically designed jewellery. We have lunch at Kalaw and walk to Kalaw railways station. Here we hop on the train bound for Thazi. We get down at Sintaung (elephant shaped mountain),name after a mountain similar to elephant. Sintaung located at 4425 feet above sea, predominately inhabited byNepalese community whom were brought by the British as Gurkha soldiers. Here we visit 100 years old Nepalese temple and old railway station and perhaps climb the hilltop Pagoda for the stunning view of the valley below. We settle in at one of the village house and interaction with the community. In the evening we enjoy sumptuous Nepalese meal over a cultural show perform by the community. Overnight at local home in dormitory style.

Day 02 – Sintaung – Hinkha Gone – View Point – Lodge

Breakfast and we trek to Hinkha Gone, located at 4767 feet above sea, (2.5 mile, and approx. 1½ hour). Trail goes immediate uphill all the way stays pretty much on the ridge till we get to the village. From here we head towards north and keep out trail on the ridge having right side is protected forests and left side open view to the valley to view point, parched at 4715 feet above sea, (2 mile, approx. one hour). We have lunch stop here and take some time to enjoy the view from the ridge. From here we trek around 20minutes on the dirt road but we then head south through tropical scarf forests to Reservoir, located at 4554 feet above sea, (1.5 mile, approx. one hour), which was originally built by British some 80 years ago and remain till today the major sources of fresh water supply to the town. Once we through the scarf forest we get into primary forests protected sinceBritish time Here we enjoy tranquillity of the surrounding and listen to the birds call and witnessseveral species of orchid naturally hanging above the tree.. We spend some time enjoying the nature and head back to Nanthe (Nepalese Village), located at 4383 feet above sea, (3 mile, approx. 2 hour). First hour we walk through primary forest but once we come out of the forest then trek through fields chatting with local farmers. From here another 20 minute trek to get back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5 - 6).

A beautiful train and community trail per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 421 253 221 198 95

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Accommodation Local Home (one night).
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Escorted English language Guide.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities(schools, monasteries & community).
  • Culture dance at the village.
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program).
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

9). Trekking through 7 Mountain Valley and Palaung Tea plantation

Day 1 – Lodge – Kalaw – Nyaung Gone

Breakfast and we travel by minivan to Kalaw, from where we start trek towards mountains. We set off west towards mountains along with the trail goes through pine valley fill with so-called elephant trunk bushes. Soon after the pine valley we get in to the 7 mountain valley (2 mile, approx. 1½ hour). We follow beautiful winding mule trek goes all the way down to the valley. Here we visit one farm house where the keeper grows tea, coffee, oranges, and mango and jack fruit. We made a short stop here for green tea and continue trek to the next valley. First the trail goes up all the way to the top of the hill where we visit farm house (1.8 mile, approx. 1½ hour) where we have lunch. From here we trek through tea plantation waving and chatting to the workers at plantation to Nyaung Gone (2.2 mile, approx. 2 hour). Nyaung Gone, a sizable village with 170 household, predominantly Palaung tribal, who mainly livein the Kalaw area in Shan State, belong to the Mon-Khmer. Nyaung Gone is beautifully parched at the edge of the mountain side having a huge monastery at the top of the hill showing symbol of the power and wealth of the village. Here we settle in and after a short rest we visit Shwe Min Bon Zedi built at the 8000 foot mountain top, offers a spectacular view of the Heho plain. While in the village we visit a few houses to learn process of tealeaf and cheroot making. Enjoy dinner prepare by our team and overnight at local home (dormitory style). Total working hour (6-7).

Day 2 – Nyaung Gone – Tar Yaw – YwarThit – View Point – Reservoir - Lodge

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Breakfast and bit farewell to the local and head south to Tar Yaw (2.3 mile, approx. 1½ hour) along the dirt road. Tar Yaw, another Palaung tribe is probably one of the oldest villages in this region which used to have long houses living extended families but as time pass by people try build new houses and now become one of the newest villages in the region. From here we turn east leaving the dirt road and on to the mule path to YwarThit (.70 mile, approx. 30 minute) with the trail goes slightly down and up. YwarThit, another predominately Palaung tribe unlike Tar Yaw develop rapidly and become much larger. Here we visit local monastery and perhaps interact with localmonks and some of the elderly people who usually spend time in the monastery.

From here we trek to so-called view point (.90 mile, approx.45 minute) with the trail goes up steadily. We have lunch at view point restaurant enjoying a stunning view of the mountain range along with cultivation fields which looks like a fine painting. After lunch we head south-east along the dirt road but soon after we turn in to jungle and trek through scarf forests to the reservoir (1.8 mile, approx. 2 hour), which was originally built by British some 80 years ago and remain till today the major sources of fresh water supply to the town. Oncewe through the scarf forest we get into primary forests protected since British time. Here we enjoy tranquillity of the surrounding and listen to the birds call and witness several species of orchid naturally hanging above the tree. We spend some time enjoying the nature and head back to Nanthe (Nepalese Village) (3 mile, approx. 2 hour). At first we walk through primary forest but once we come out of the forest then trek through fields chatting with local farmers. From here another 20 minute trek to get back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5-6).

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Trekking through 7 Mountain Valley and Palaung Tea plantation per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October 2015 to April 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 343 211 189 174 95

 

Service Includes
  • Transfer by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • AccommodationLocal Home (one night).
  • Escorted English language Guide.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits & juice.
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities(schools, monasteries & community).
  • Culture dance at the village.
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax.
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program) .
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

10). A Journey through Heho Valley to Mysteriouslake

Kalaw – Inle Lake (2 Day – 1 Night)

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Day - 1 - Kalaw – Baw Nin - Gone –HtiThein

Breakfast at lodge and we travel by car to Baw Nin Gone, situate at the Aung Ban - Loikaw road. From here we trek to HtutKhaung Pa O village (1.5 mile, approx. 45 minute) and continue to KoneHla village (10 km, approx. 3 hour). Lunch stop and proceed trek to PaukTu Pa O village (4.30 mile, approx. 2 hour). Proceed to our today destination HtiThein, located at 4524 feet above sea, (1.5 mile, and approx. 45 minute). From here we will enjoy a perfect view of NyaungShwe plain and Inle Lake. Dinner and overnight at local home. Total working hours: (5-6).

Day – 2 –HtiThein - Kyauk Su - Ngue - Than Daung - InleLak

After breakfast we trek to Kyauk Su (3 km, approx. 30 min) and continue trek to Ngue (Taung Thu tribe, 5 km, approx. 1½ hour) with a deep up and down with beautiful scenery. Lunch stop and we continue trek to Than Daung “In Tha tribe” (7 km, approx. 2 hour) and finally to jetty (2 km, approx. 30 min) where we will meet our boat and transfer to our hotel at Inle Lake (approx. 45 min) to conclude this unique experience. Total working hours: (5-6)

A Journey through Heho Valley to Mysterious lakeper pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October 2015 to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 413 234 213 197 95

 

Service Includes
  • Transfer by private vehicle &Boat .
  • Accommodation at lodge (one night).
  • Accommodation Local Home (one night).
  • Escorted English language Guide.
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water.
  • Locally fruits &juice .
  • Contribution or Participation at one of the activities(schools, monasteries & community).
  • Participation in the activities offer by the lodge.
  • Commercial tax .
Service Excludes
  • Travel, health insurance.
  • Any extra use of vehicle (except for the one mentioned in the program) .
  • Bicycle, horse ride or Oxen cart rent.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, beverages, personal porter, gratitude to guide & porters etc.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin or double sharing basis.
  2. Validity from October to April, 2016.
  3. Superior room use (**+), Kalaw Hill Lodge Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to September.
  5. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

11). 3days / 2Nights trek from Pindaya to Inle Lake

Pindaya, a small beautiful town perched on the bank of the palcidBotoloke Lake. Pindaya cave is a huge cavern where hundreds and thousands of Buddha images in various size and shape are installed since the 11th century.

Day 1- Bagan / Heho by flight - Pindaya by car

Our driver in Bagan will greet you to transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. On arrival drive toPindaya (about 2 hrs drive). Check in at hotel andfollowedby sightseeing to Pindaya Lake and PindayaShwe U Min cave, well – knownfor its countless Buddha images. Then tour continues to bamboo- umbrella domestic workshop and HsinKaungKyaung Monastery as well. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Pindaya Hotel (Superior room) in Pindaya. (L,D)

Day 2-Pindaya - Yasakyi - Pindaya (Trekking)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Htut Ni village( the nearest village to Pindaya ) which is estimated about 15 minutes. Then proceed to Si Kya Inn village on foot that will take about 2 hours. It is very green on both sides of the way because it is covered with big trees, cheroot-leaf plants, tea plants and some seasonal vegetable plants such as ginger, potatoes, Indian-leek and so on. The breezing air will make everybody's refreshment. The local people of the two villages are Danu nationals.The trekking will proceed to Yasakyi village. It will take another 2 hours. The inhabitants of Yasakyi village are Palaungs. They always wear their national costumes & the population is about 300 only. This village is situated at the altitude of 6200 feet above sea level. The Palaungs have their own language and scripts like the Shans and the Paos whereas the Danus have only spoken language. Palaung language comprises of 33 consonants like Myanmar. A custom of the Palaungs is also remarkable because they usually come to monastery for 2 nights stop so as to keep Sabbath on one day ahead of full-moon day or moon-less day and the day itself.After lunch, visit Yasakyi village and around the village so as to see tea-leaf processing and cheroot-leafprocessing.Dinner at outside local restaurant & then back to Pindaya .Overnight atPindaya Hotel (Superior room) in Pindaya. (L,D)

Day 3- Pindaya – Heho/ Yangon by flight

After breakfast visit local market and surrounding. Lunch at outside local restaurant & then transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. On arrival, your Yangon driver will greet you to transfer to your staying hotel in Yangon. (B, L)

3 Days / 2 Nights

Pindaya - Yasakyi–Pindayatrekkingperpax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 806 544 492 406 27

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodations with breakfast (Twinor double sharing basis).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner) as per mentioned program.
  • Transfer & sightseeing (privatecoach/ car with good air-conditioned).
  • Domestic airfares for NYU-HEH & HEH-YGN.
  • Trekking fees for Pindaya.
  • Entrance fees as per program.
  • English speaking station guide fees (different guide in each area).
  • 2 bottles mineral water and one snow towel will provide throughout trip on car.
Service Excludes
  • Beverages.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
  • Any services that is not included in services inclusive.
 

Note:

  1. Accommodation in twin room basis .
  2. Validity from October to April. For more information and updated price, please contact us.
  3. Superiorroom use (**+), Pindaya Hotel.
  4. We do not recommend to do trekking in monsoon season from May to Sept.
  5. Higher category not available in Pindaya.
  6. For other hotels please refer to our website www.travelmyanmar.com at Myanmar Hotel Section or just contact us for quotation.

12). 2Days / 1 Night trek from Pindaya-Kya Inn Village

Thudanu Mountain View One Night Stop Trekking

Day 1---Htwe Ni-See Kyat Inn-Shaw Pin-Taung PawGyi

From Heho airport, drive to Pindaya (about 2 hours / 26 km). In the afternoon, drive to the point where we start for trekking. Walk through the hills, to Htut Ni, village of the Danu tribe. You will pass through the farming where the Danu cultivates cheroot, green tea, mangoes on the hillsides. The track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to another Danu village of See Kya Inn. Stop for simple dinner (local cooking) and accommodation at a monastery in the village.

Day 2---See Kya Inn- Pindaya (2 hours trek)

Simple breakfast. This morning, enjoy your walk through the hills. The path leads through several villages (1 hours to Taung Paw Gyi) where they produce 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 (1 hour walk from Taung Paw Gyi to Pindaya) .

Thudanu Mountain View One Night Stop trekking perpax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October 2015 to April, 2016.

No of pax Less than 5 pax More than 5 pax
Trekking cost 60 per pax $ 55 per pax

 

Service Includes
  • Lunch & dinner as per mentioned program.
  • Guide fees.
  • 3litersmineral water and one snow towel will provide throughout trip.
  • Simple breakfast on Day 2.
  • Donation.
  • Porter fees.
Service Excludes
  • Beverages.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
  • Any services that is not included in services inclusive.
 

Important notes:

Please note that you will have to buy the food for the whole trip in Pindaya. In the villages you walk through, you cannot buy anything. There is no shop, restaurant, etc. You will sleep at monastery (very basic) where everybody is sleeping in one and the same room and there is absolutely no privacy. There are No showers or bathrooms and you have to wash yourself together with the other people.

Day 1---Pindaya – Yasakyi (4-5 hours trek)

Early morning, walk to the market and buy all the provision for your forthcoming 3 days trek. This morning, enjoy a walk through the hills, 1 hour, to Htut Ni, village of the Danu tribe. You will pass through the faming where the Danu cultivates cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hillsides. The track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to another Danu villageof See Kya Inn. Continue to walk about 2 hours to Yasakyi, another Danu village and stop for a simple lunch. In the afternoon, observe tribal village life and how the Palaung people dry cheroot in a specially designed oven. Simple dinner and accommodation at YasakyiMonastery.Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2---Yasakyi Monastery – KanHlaKone Village

Simple Breakfast and this morning, enjoy continue walking through the hills, 1 hour, to a village of the Da Nu tribe. The Danu cultivates peanut, corn, ginger, potatoes and cauliflower on the hillsides. After 1 hour, arrive at Danu village of Lin Lay Inn and continue to Me Ne Taung, another Pao village. Have a simple lunch at Pin SeinPinn and have a chat with the people. Then, take another 2 hours to KanHlaKone for nightspot. Simple dinner and accommodation at KanHlaKoneVillage Monastery.Meals included: simple Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3---KanHlaKone Village –Pindaya

Simple breakfast and this morning, enjoy continue walking through the hills. 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 and back to Pindaya.Meals included: simple Breakfast.

Mountain Trekking ( 3 Days/ 2 Nights) per pax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October 2015 to April, 2016.

No of pax Less than 5 pax More than 5 pax
Trekking cost $ 100 per pax $ 95 per pax

 

Service Includes
  • Lunch & dinner as per mentioned program.
  • Guide fees.
  • 6 liters mineral water and one snow towel will provide throughout trip.
  • Simple breakfast on Day 2& Day 3.
  • Donation fees.
  • Porter fees.
Service Excludes
  • Beverages.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, Tips etc.
  • Any services that is not included in services inclusive.
 

14). 2Days / 2Nights trek from Inle Lake - Hte-Ne Village - Kakku - Taunggyi - Inle Lake

Day 1-Inle Lake - Hte - Ne Village

Meet at your hotel, leave for Magizeik (10min) by boat. Magizeik is an Inthar Village lays on the eastern bank of the lake also a good starting point for trekking trip to Pa-O area. After trekking up about 4½ hrs, passing through many Pa-O villages such as Taotan and Hte-Ta-Mong and etcwould approached another Pa-O village Hte-Ne.Thehightlights would include passing through endless views of farms and fields and climbing up to the summit of the mountain range by a zigzag way.Stops would be made on the way at any convenient Pa-O villages for refreshment, disposal and leisure break.

Overnight would be made Hte-Ne village which said to be a view point over the lake and its environs. Would accommodateour clients at a headman's residence and dinner will follows with Pa-O food.(L,D )


Day 2-Hte-Ne Village - Kakku - Taunggyi - Inle Lake

Pa-O breakfast at the village follows by casual talks. Start proceeding the trip by descending down to Nuang-Ke within 30 minutes another Pa-O village.One good condition car from the village would be kept ready waiting at Naung-Ke village to continue to trip 30 minutes to Kakku Pagoda complex. Arriving Kakku Pagoda complex and would offer lunch at HlaingKonnRestaurant.Hightlights of visiting would include exploring the fascinating stucco works and styles and descriptions of the ancients Buddhist stupas, lies in an area of one square kilometer.DepartingKakku by car to Taunggyi in the afternoon. As time permitted more Pa-O villages could further be explored. By chance any five day's market within the Pa-O area could also be visited. Overnight at HupinNyaungShwe Hotel (Standard room)inNyaungShwe. (B,L,D)

2Days / 1Night

Inle-The Ne Village-Kakku-Taungyi-Inlelaketrekkingperpax net rate in USD (Twin or double sharing basis) valid from October to April, 2016.

No.ofpax 1 2 3-5 6-8 Single Suppl:
Standard hotel 478 276 245 179 25

 

Service Includes
  • Accommodation at (Twin or double sharing basis).
  • Transportation with private car with good air conditioning.
  • Baggage handling and incidental expense.
  • Entrance fees as per program.
  • English speaking station guide fees.
  • Snow towel and drinking water would be provided on the way.
Service Excludes
  • Visa fee.
  • Domestic flight airfare.
  • Beverage.
  • International airport tax.
  • Personal expenses such as Camera fees, tips etc.
 

Note:

  1. Hotels used are:
  2. Standard room - Hupin Hotel, KhaungDaing Village ( **+ ).
  3. If you wish to use other hotels, please refer our Hotel in Myanmar section and let us know.
  4. For more information and update price ,please contact us

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