Trip to Inle Lake by Kalaw Trekking
Visit to Inle Lake from Mandalay for 5 days with tour guide. Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake to learn local life at the villages and explore Inle lake by boat.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
Join us to explore the hill station in the Shan State of Burma. Kalaw founded as a hill station by British. Kalaw still feels like a high-altitude holiday resort: the cold air and the calm atmosphere. The surrounding hills are the only place in Myanmar where travelers can trek in the best. You will also explore about Inle Lake for its atmosphere and unique leg rowing boat of fisherman. Sure you will appreciate this trip.
Highlight of the program
- Multi-day tour package 5 days four nights with licensed tour guide
- Experience about trekking at hill station area
- Can see environmental and natural beauty of lovely scenery
- Soaking up the atmosphere of Shan hill station views
- Can learn more about the local in different ethnic group
- Hotel pick up and drop-off service
- 3 nights accommodation with daily breakfast (twin sharing )
- Overnight at village on Day 2 during trekking
- 1 way local air conditioned bus from Mandalay to Kalaw
- Entrance fees for the visit points
- Airport transfer by car, boat transfer and full day boat trip in Inle
- Meals during trekking days
- English speaking guide service on Day 4 & trekking guide during trekking days
- International Air tickets and airport tax
- Meals and beverages
- Visa fees and arrangements
- other services not mentioned
Mandalay – Kalaw
In the morning transfer to the bus station and take a local express bus to Kalaw. On arrival at (about 3:00 pm) Kalaw, you can take the taxi on your own (or), even the walking is possible to find your hotel easily (you will be advised exact address and phone No.).
In the evening you will have a time for your exploration in Kalaw. It located in the hill station of Shan State, with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate, and scenic views. At Kalaw’s heart is its market, where villagers from the surrounding hills come to sell their products.
Overnight at hotel in Kalaw
Kalaw trekking to Inle (B, L, D)
Early morning we drive to Lamine village (base camp), to start our two days trekking to Inle lake with local guide. The bus will take our luggages directly to the hotel in Nyaung Shwe. All walkers set out from the village and our local guide will introduce you to the villagers along the way and will show you the local way of life. You will stop at Pin Nwe and Paw Ke’, Pa Oh Tribe villages and continue to Khone Hla, Da Nu Village for lunch. Three more hours brings us to Pettu Pauk, Pa Oh tribe village where we will have home stay or overnight at monastery. Today you will have totally about 20 km walk already.
Trekking – Inle (B, L)
Early morning we start again our trekking about 3.5 hrs to get Indein village. We will visit several villages lived in by the Inthar and Pao tribes, and pass through cheroot leaf and ginger plantations. Indein village, famous for its significant small group of pagodas is a photographic highlight with its busy riverside, and its many ancient and modern pagodas littering the hillside as far as the eye can see. We then travel by boat to stay overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe
Inle – Indein (B)
At the morning our tour guide will lead you to the jetty to take a boat ride and visit to Inle lake, a very special environment, lovely and atmospheric inle lake and leg rower boat fisherman. Visit PhaungDawOopagoda, a famous principal shrines with five Buddha images which become the stone shape by the sheer volume of gold leaf applied by devotees. Producing gold and silver ware is a long tradition of Local people here around Inle lake. And also you can visit weaving from lotus fibers, cheroot making etc. Today you will learn the work of many traditional handicrafts and the ways of life there in Inle lake on your private boat. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe
Inle departure (B)
Airport transfer to Heho will be arranged by Myanmar Upper Land.
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.
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|
|Kalaw||Dream Villa||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@example.com).
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.
There are may alternate long and short routes to take you to your destination, Inle. 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 involving a short boat trip just before the end of the trek.
In generally, you need to have fitted physical strength as you can expect at least 5 hours of mostly level walking each days. Before you launch the trek, our guide will arrange your bags transported to the next hotel. So you carry only what you need in minimum for the walk. 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 and the trek also passed through tall mountains fringed with pine trees and tea plantations.
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 September)
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.