Hiking through Emerald Hills
2-Day Inle Lake & Kalaw Tour - Myanmar (Burma)
Get off the beaten track and meet local hill tribes in this 2 day trip from cool Kalaw to the shimmering Inle Lake. Kalaw, a former hill station for the British to escape the summer heat, is perched high up on the edge of the Shan Plateau surrounded by majestic mountains. Take a couple of days to explore the lush landscape, sample local cuisine and soak up the cool climate in the hills before arriving at the vast Inle Lake. This trip will give you a glimpse into local life and feel like a breath of fresh air during your Myanmar adventure.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Transfer from airport
- Trekking with guide
Create your own holiday itinerary 1. Add at least 3 chosen trips to your travel plan 2. Send it our way 3. Our travel specialists will get planning and send you a quote
Your day-by-day itinerary
Kalaw – Pa O village - trekking (about 6 hours – 20 km)
Today you’ll have an early start as you head out into the emerald hills amongst the Shan mountains. You’ll be collected by your guide from your hotel in Kalaw and start your trek through mountain villages meeting hill tribes from the Danu and Pa O communities along the way. After a fresh bowl of steaming noodles for lunch you’ll continue through forests and pass fields yielding tea, cauliflowers, rice and sesame seeds.
You’ll stay in a traditional lodge in a mountain village and learn about rural life. Although basic it has everything you need for a good night’s sleep, especially after your day of trekking! Your guide and cook will prepare a tasty dinner, using seasonal ingredients found in the area. You’ll probably want to get an early night for another exciting day of exploring tomorrow.
Pa O Village – Inle Lake - trekking (about 4 hours – 16 km)
You’ll be up at dawn this morning to head onward on your journey through the rugged landscape. After a tasty breakfast you’ll trek through remote villages until you reach the jetty. After working up a hunger you’ll have a home-cooked lunch before jumping in a boat for a 90 minute ride to the shimmering Inle Lake where you can continue your adventure.
Combine this trip with
Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these: