Pindaya Trekking and Inle Lake
5 days trip to Inle lake via Pindaya with overnight trekking and to explore Pindaya cave and unique style of Inle lake. The tour include flight, transport and tour guide service.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
Explore Shan state for five days including trekking in Pindaya. Next, you will explore Inle Lake, peaceful wetland area, surrounded by cultural and historical treasures, observe local industries. A boat trip up one of the streams to Indein. You will cover the highlight of southern Shan State with this journey.
Highlights of the Program
- Short boat excursion trip in inle Lake
- To see the tradition of leg rower boat fisherman and local life at the Inle Lake area
- Private tour of 5 days four nights with licensed tour guide
- Experience with the ethnic people and their handicrafts
- Trekking experiences
- Soak up the atmosphere at the Inle Lake
- Hotel pick up and airport transfer
- 3 nights accommodation with daily breakfast (twin sharing ) and 1 night at monastery
- 1 way Domestic flight ticket
- Transportation mentioned in itineraries.
- Entrance fees for the visit point
- Meals during trekking days
- English speaking guide service & local trekking guide
- International Air tickets and airport tax
- Meals and beverages
- Visa fees and arrangements
- other services not mentioned
Mandalay – Pindaya
At the morning transfer to airport by car and take the domestic flight to Heho. Welcome by our tour guide at Heho airport and transfer to Pindaya by private car.
Visit Pindaya Cave, a vast cavern where nearly 8,000 Buddha statues are appearing and Shan Parasol workplace, where you can also see how to make the paper in a traditional way to be a local used umbrella. Walk beside the lake in Pindaya and see the local market where various local tribes are selling and buying the things like foods, fruits, vegetables and other things they need.
Overnight at hotel in Pindaya
Pindaya – Yasakyi trekking
This morning you should be ready for a trekking trip to Yasakyi, (Palaung) village. Firstly you will arrive at Htut Ni (Danu) village after walking about 45 mins and to learn more about the tribe of Danu and their daily life. Then proceed to See Kya Inn (Palaung) village about 1.5 hrs and have your lunch in the village. After a visit to the village and continue to walk to Yasakyi (Palaung) Village for about 2 hrs. On arrival, you have enough time to explore the village. Dinner will be arranged at the village.
Overnight at Yasakyi monastery
Yasakyi – Pindaya – Inle
After breakfast, return walks to Pindaya, and you will trek a different route. It is 1 hrs walk to Me Ne Taung (Paoh) village and visit around. Then proceed walk to Htin Hsu Gone (Danu) community grazing and evergreen scenery with an en-route. After that continue to TapawGyi (Danu) village for about one hr and visit at the monastery. Lunch will be on the way or in the village. Then trek and back to Pindaya. At arrival to Pindaya visit Shwe U Min cave and drive to NaungShwe( Inle).
Overnight at hotel in NyaungShwe
Today our guide will lead you to visit Indein, one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake. Then back to Inle lake and explore the lake and its tradition.
You will go to Indein along the small, foliage-cloaked canal winds through the reeds to the lakeside. You will see incredibly atmospheric despite the crowds. By climbing along the stairway, you can notice so many small Stupas (Zedi) and most constructed in the 17th and18th Centuries before reaching to the Shwe Inn TheinPaya. The highlight is to see the local life in the rural village and distinguish Shan-style small Stupas.
You can observe the daily life of the remarkable Rower of local fisherman and ethnic people who inhabit on the Inle Lake for centuries and their traditional houses build on stilts. You will also enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the lake cold water and gorgeous scenery. This tour includes PhaungDawOo Pagoda, local handicraft industries such as silver making, silk, cotton, lotus weaving factory, cheroots making, etc. Overnight at hotel in NyaungShwe
Today is departure day and depending on your request where you have to head again from inle, Shan State. We will provide the appropriate proposal for your flight ticket booking (or) if you would like to continue with other short packages from us. Airport transfer to Heho will be arranged by Myanmar Upper Land.
Advise: *Depending on your request and where you have to head again from Inle, Shan State we would provide the appropriate proposal for your flight ticket booking (or) if you would like to continue with other short package from us..
We use good and clean hotels for our valuable clients and our online price are based on the 3 stars hotel categories as we intend for the most pleasure for all travelers.
If you do not prefer with 3 stars hotels, you may also request for higher luxury hotels or lower budget hotels and we are happy to offer the update price for this tour. Please let us know in advance.
|Destination||Hotel name||No. of nights|
|Pindaya||Global Grace||1 night|
|Trekking||local village||1 night|
|Nyaung Shwe||Royal Inle hotel||2 nights|
If the mentioned hotels are fully booked on your travel date, then we will try to book alternative hotels which are in the same level.
If you book this tour during water festival (13 to 18 April 2019), our tour price will be changed and kindly contact us for the extra charges. If you have any more question please contact us this email ([email protected]).
We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter place of Pagodas and Religious area.
Trekking shoes should be ready for trekking days and raincoat is suggested if it is raining season ( June – September).
We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.
We have three season in Myanmar, October to February is Winter (cold) season with average temperatures 20-24 C, March to May is Summer (hot) season with average temperatures 30-35 C) and June to September is the Monsoon (rainy) season, with high rainfall and average temperatures 25-30 C.
We offer this tour almost whole year and except raining season. The best season to do this tour is Winter season (Oct – Feb).
The most conduct overnight trek to the destination Yasakyi village where live an attractive Palaung tribe located in east of Pindaya. Although scenic, it is important to understand that this trek is more of a culture and agricultural experience than a nature walk.
But the most common option what we provided is a two days one night trek, overnight at tribe village and return to Pindaya.
In generally, you need to have fitted physical strength as you can expect at least 5 hours of mostly level walking each days. A towel, a torch (flashlight), your daily personal used and pharmacies are good extra to bring along.
Along the footpaths, you have to passes through hilly agricultural area.
Trekking goes on year-round, the winter months are the best to do the trek in this area. Expected muddy conditions during the rainy season (approx. June to August)
We offer other travel related service such as domestic flight tickets, hotel bookings, Tour guide services, other transportation services and extension tour packages depend on your request. Please contact us at [email protected].