6 days
Duration

From Kalaw to Inle Lake is a beautiful trek that offers you great touches to local life of Pa-O, In Tha and. Pauk Tu people. From stunning mountain views to cozy homestay, the trek provides you to the most authentic experience in Shan state.

TOUR PRICE:   us$ On request – Twin shared in a Private Myanmar tour.
DEPART/RETURN LOCATION:  Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Capture the mountain landscape of Shan state.
  • Be amazed by the image of one-leg rower.
  • Getting touch to the peaceful life in Kalaw.
  • Learn about local cultivation.
  • Being pampered by local hospitality.
  • Uncover the highlights of Pa-O culture
TOUR IN BRIEF

Day 01: Inle arrive – Kalaw to Nan The Le Te
Day 02: Trekking to Htee Thein
Day 03: Trekking to Inle Lake
Day 04: Inle Lake – Indein market
Day 05: Inle Lake Trekking
Day 06: Inle Lake departure

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 
English speaking guide. (Other languages upon request)
Private transfer with air-conditioning
Domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary
Meals indicated in the itinerary
Entrance/Zone fees
Boat trip in Inle lake
Hotel rooms at twin-share basic
Homestay expenses and permission.
Water & Tissues
Service charge and Taxes
TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
 Visa Arrangement (now with Evisa)
 Drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
International flights
Others not mentioned

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Day 01: From Kalaw to Nan The Le Te

We will pick you up from Heho Airport/ your hotel in Kalaw to start your trekking time.
Set off your foot to Nan The Le Te village. En route, you will encounter man ploughing on rice fields with cows, women doing vegetation.
Picnic lunch will be served by our guide then we complete our trail by mingling with a local Pa-O tribe for a cosy homestay.
The highlight of this day is the experience with local people and children in their habitat. You are invited to join with them for their farm works.
Total walking: 5 hours.

Day 02: Trekking to Htee Thein

Rise up early to observe how Pa-O ethnic minority start their day then commence our trek to Knon Hla. The further you walk, the more dramatic that the landscapes are.
Panoramic view of Shah mountain range appears to your camera lens as you head east to Htee Thein village.
Today you will see Pa-O and Pauk Tu people.
Total walking: 5 hours

Day 03: Trekking to Inle Lake

Getting up early for your beautiful walk to Indein. Once you are the edge of Inle, we will take a break for Inle vista photos.
Indein is home to a unique market which takes place on the water. Here, you will have chances to see different minorities in their traditional dress and behold the way that they do trading on boats. Our boatman awaits to transfer you to your Inle Resort
Total walking: 5 hours 

Day 04: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake 

Today, we will enjoy a scenic boat ride to Indein, the home of Pa-O tribes and unique Indein market. In the morning, you will have a chance to see Pa-O, Pa-daung people in their traditional dress heading to the market.
As you step further into the market, it is time to witness the basic trading activities in different corners: fish, flowers, vegetable, foods, …
After that, enjoy a walking time off beaten track to experience the ruin temples of Indein. You will be surprised by the number of pagodas and their architecture.
Continue visiting the local people with their floating gardens.

Day 05: Inle Lake Trekking

Our boatman will await to transfer you to Nyang Shwe town where your trek commences. The highlight of this trek is the panoramic view of Inle and local life.
We will walk through villages, pagodas, sunflower plantations.
A picnic lunch will be served in a local house with intimate interaction to the life of villagers.
Return to your resort from the picking point by the lake.
Total walking: 05 hours

Day 06: Inle Lake departure

Rest at leisure or visit Nam Pan village with famous Jumping Cat pagoda before heading to Heho airport for your departure.

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Myanmar Essential travel information

WHERE IS MYANMAR (BURMA)  Myanmar (Burma) is South East Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL MYANMAR
  • The months of October to March, when it is drier and cooler than at other times of the year.
  • The rainy season has the effect of monsoon in June, July, August and September, BUT it is not rainy the whole country like in Mandalay or Bagan.
  • Summer season stars from March to May remains dry (meaning that road transport is still relatively easy) but they can be extremely hot in the north – up to 40 degrees Celsius – but cooler in highland areas like in Inle lake.
VISA & PASSPORT: 
  1. Tourist visa issued with e-Visa system will be launched at 06:00 on 1st September 2014.
  2. Regarding the information of e-Visa is on website www.evisa.moip.gov.mm and the information of restricted area on www.mip.gov.mm.
  3. You can apply as following procedures:
    Your passport validity must have AT LEAST 6 MONTHS.
    You have to present one COLOR photo (4 cm X 6 cm) taking during 3 months and return ticket.
    The length of stay is 28 days from the date of arrival in Myanmar.
    You pay the application fee, US$ 50 by using Visa, Master, Amex, and JCB – Credit/ Debit.
    The system will reply the information if the application is received or not within 1 HOURS.
    The processing time is maximum 03 DAYS WORKING for granting e-Visa or not.
    The validity of e-Visa approval letter is 3 MONTHS from the issued date. If it is expired, the entry will be denied.
    Duration of visa validity you can only use single entry. Do not allow to enter again.
    The passengers from international cruise ships CAN NOT use eVisa for their entry via sea ports.
    You will not be refunded whether e-Visa is granted or not.
PHONE CALLS & INTERNET

Myanmar country code is 95.
Mobile phone is GMS – SIM based technology. The SIM card is as cheap as 2-3$/piece.
Wi-fi is free at some hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops at main cities.
Wi-fi speed is not very quick but enough for email, web surfing or Facebook.

MYANMAR MONEY & CARDS  Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, abbreviated in MMK) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. us$ 1 ~ 1,350MMK.
Most three stars hotels up often have at least one AMT machine right at their lobbies. Main hotels now accept credit cards payment.
Anyway, we suggest you should bring some cash just in case. Local buying there accept Burmese and US dollars widely. However please pay attention when bringing US notes with you:
The US$ notes must be new.
The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
The US$ notes having series before 2003 backwards may not be accepted.
You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter Myanmar.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM The electrical voltage is 220 – 230V and frequency is 50 Hz.
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