Trekking in Shan State (10 Days-09 Nights)

Trekking in Shan State (10 Days-09 Nights)
Route: Yangon-Heho-Inle Lake-Kyaingtong-Yangon

Days: 10 days- 9 nights

Day 1  Yangon Arrival

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Upon your arrival at Yangon Airport, our guide will meet you with Welcoming Signage and then escort you to your hotel.  In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Nil

 

Day 2 Yangon-Heho-Inle Lake (by flight)

Air Transfer RGN-HEH/ W9-201 @ 0730-0940 (or) similar

inle06After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Heho. Then proceed by road to Nyaung Shwe about 45 minutes the gate way of Inle Lake. Then transfer to jetty and take a boat for the excursion on Inle Lake (25 km). Inle Lake is often called the “Venice of the East.” Take some time to see the floating gardens and observe the lifestyle of the local people. Watch carefully and you can see boatmen paddle their craft with an oar using their foot. Then begins a day sightseeing by charter boat on Inle Lake floating village of Heya Ywama and weaving, Padaung tribes (long neck women) silk weaving village which the highlights are the unique and famous leg– rowering, typical floating hundred colorful market; floating garden and fishing method; Visits to Phaung–daw-Oo pagoda; Ngaphekyaung old Monastery to see the show of jumping cat.
After lunch Continue visit to Inpawkhon weaving village, own fish farm, fisherman net and cheroot making at Pauk Par village. Return to hotel on the way we pass through the Floating gardens of Hydroponic system (especially tomato, others vegetables).

Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast
(Note: Dinner at local restaurant is not possible in Inle lake because no lighting system in the Lake and cannot go by land) in the night time.Dinner at hotel is the best place.)

Day 3 Inle – Mine Thauk village trekking – Inle

After breakfast, morning 07:30am depart from hotel to Mine Thauk village by boat. One and half hour trek from Mine Thauk village to Baw La Bat (Inn Thar Hill Tribes) Village located on the top of a small mountain with a wonderful panorama view to Inle Lake. On the way, one can see the wheat, ginger and cheroot leaves plant. Continue around 45 minutes walk to Pone Tel village of Pao Hill Tribes. On the way you can enjoy their orange gardens. After that, proceed trekking to Loi Kaw Village about 30 minutes. Loi Kaw village is a village with combination of three hill tribes named Pao, Inn Thar and Shan.
Picnic lunch will be arranged from Inle Lake or lunch at the villages.
After lunch, continue trek to Dala Bin village for about one and half hour trek by passing the cheroot leave gardens and sugar cane plans field. After 45 minutes continuous trek, you will arrive back to Mine Thauk village where the boat will be waiting to transfer back to your hotel.  The total trekking time is about 5 hours.

Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast
(Note: Dinner at local restaurant is not possible in Inle lake because no lighting system in the Lake and cannot go by land) in the night time.Dinner at hotel is the best place.)

Day 4 Inle Lake sightseeing-Heho-Kyaingtong (by flight)

Air Transfer HEH-KET/ W9-119 @ 1240-1420 (or) similar ONLY ON MON/WED/FRI/SAT/SUN

After breakfast, morning explore 5th day Market in Inle Lake and then transfer to Heho Airport for your Kyaingtong flight. On arrival Kyaingtong, transfer to hotel and check-in first. In the evening visit the down town area of Kyaing Tong around the Nong Tong Lake.
Overnight at Hotel in Kyaingtong
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Kyaingtong sightseeing

kyaingtong01Breakfast at Hotel and your guide pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing in Kyaing Tong. Visit  to Standing Buddha Image – it situates at the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago, Kyaing Tong Central Market, R C.M church and Lacquer ware Marking Home Cottage. In the afternoon, after lunch, continue to Thittapin Taung – the 245 years old dipterocarpus tree planted by King Alaungphaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Dynasty and around the Naung Tong Lake.
Overnight at Hotel in Kyaingtong
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Kyaingtong – Wa village

kyaingtong02After breakfast, drive to Kong Ma (Wa village) (approx. 45 min drive) on the way enjoy the view to plain rice fields looking like a huge green patchwork blanket. Continue trekking to Lahu – Shi hill tribe village (approx.6 hours for up and down). On the way, lunch would be lunch-box. Drive back to Kyaing Tong.
Overnight at Hotel in Kyaingtong
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7 Kyaingtong – Akha village trekking

kyaingtong03Early breakfast drive to Ho Kyin (appr. 1 ½hr drive). Today, your local guide in Kyaingtong will join with you for trekking.
Visit Hokyin village (approx 50 minutes drive and approx 1 ½ hours hiking) with Akha tribes, still wearing traditional costumes with silver coils. If an Akhar woman wants to have her complete costume, it will take about more than one hour. Then walk to nearby 3 villages of Akha tribes to see their daily life in those rural areas.  The walk is not difficult and can be done slowly. Then continue to Ann hill tribe villages by hiking. On the way visit to Hot Spa and available to see twice weekly water buffalo Market. Lunch box should be arranged at Kyaingtong. After lunch, continue to Na Phi Phank village – where Lahu and Akha tribes living together (approx. 30 min). One can visit to Phata and Tang Ma Phai Akha villages before return to the car and continue to Mong Zine Khun village for studying traditional Lahu black smith. Drive back to Kyaing Tong.

Overnight at Hotel in Kyaingtong
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Kyaingtong-Yangon (by flight)

Air Transfer KET-RGN/ W9-120 @ 1435-1755 (or) similar ONLY ON MON/WED/FRI/SAT/SUN

Early morning visit the lovely market offering a mixture of local products, handicraft wares of the tribal folk and merchandise from Thailand and China. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for your flight to Yangon. No direct flight from Kyaingtong to Yangon and at least two or three via to reach Yangon. Upon arrival Yangon, transfer to hotel and overnight.

Overnight at Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Yangon sightseeing

yangon11Upon arrival at the airport, after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your guide with a welcome signboard and transfer for about 30 minutes to the hotel for check in (if room is available). You’ll first enjoy the city circular train ride, then visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda - with a 70-metres reclining Buddha statue, continue to tour Yangon visit around over 2000 year old Sule Pagoda and enjoy photographing for a panoramic view of city. Proceed to Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument have a memorable scene of colonial building and return to your hotel for a break at around 4:00PM.
In the afternoon, shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market - best known for its colonial architecture, inner cobblestone streets and wide selection of souvenirs.  

Overnight at Hotel in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Yangon departure

Enjoy your free time until flight out of Myanmar. Today we will say goodbye to you at the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Tour Ends!

Note: (Depends on your arrival and departure flight time we will move to other available days in Yangon. That is flexible tour program we change as your flight time.)

Note:

1.    Your passport must valid for at least 6 months
2.    Tour cost is Net and exclusive the bank service charge.
Itinerary may be changed or shifted depending on weather conditions and events beyond our control with or without prior notice;

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