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Kalaw to Inle Lake Grand Traverse

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Kalaw to Inle Lake Grand Traverse (3-Days / 2-Nights Treks)

The Grand Traverse guided walk is a fantastic 3-day adventure, blazing trails leading to the Palaung, Danu, Taungyo and Pa O territories to the spectacular western shores of Inle Lake traversing mountain peaks, valleys, and ravines. The overnight stops will make at a local village house and a monastery – great opportunity to learn the tribes and monastic life up close.

Trip Beings in Kalaw and Ends in Inle Lake
1 Kalaw – Ywathit – Taryaw – Hinkhagone – Ywapu
Have your breakfast at the hotel before leaving Kalaw for 3-days trekking tour to Inle Lake, at about 8:00am right from your hotel by heading to west. After two hours hike along the steep slopes where tealeaves and other seasonal corps are growing; you will firstly reach to a Palaung village of Ywathit (literally means New Village). Then, visit another village closed by called Taryaw, which is only 15-mins away and of the same tribe by passing through a forest of Tha-naq-phet (Sebastian trees) where the leaves used to wrap the Burmese Cheroots. Then head for the south for around 30-mins hike to reach the View Point, where you could enjoy the stunning sceneries of Shan mountain range while having your lunch. Afterwards, continue to Hinkhagone village of Danu tribe for around 1-hour and then another 1:30hr to Myindeik village of Taung Yo tribe, where the trains from Yangon and Mandalay make a stop to load flowers and vegetables produced in the region. Finally, take another 30-mins easy trek to the last village of the day, Ywapu for dinner and overnight stay with a family of Taungyo people.
2 Ywapu – Lupyin – Lamine – Bawkae – Konghla – Pathubauk – Hti Thein
Have your breakfast at Ywapoo village, before taking the longest walk of this trip. Today, you will turn east towards Inle Lake and enter the territory of Pa O tribe passing through scenic valleys and mild slopes growing cabbages, potatoes, raps, wheat, garlic and many other seasonal corps. As you walk by the farms, greet to the farmers or learn their socio-economic lifestyle. Leave Ywapu for Lupyin village where Taung Yo and Danu tribes live together for 30-min hike. Then to Lamine village of Pa O tribe for another 45-min across the motor-road that leads to neighboring Kaya State, and continue trek to Bawkae (also Pa O) for another 1:30hr. Afterwards, trek 30-mins to Konghla of Danu tribe for lunch break. After taking a brief rest, take a long trek to basket weaving Pa O village of Patubauk, which will take approximately 2-hrs by climbing into a ravine before reaching up to the village. Then the last village of the day, to Hti Thein village of Pa O’s for dinner and overnight stop at the village monastery.
3 Hti Thein – Kyauk Su – Nguk – Than Taung (or) to Inn Dein
Enjoy your breakfast prepared by your guides. The last day trekking trip will begin early in the morning to complete the last leg. Break the day by beginning with a strenuous hike to Kyauk Su village (Pa O). Approximate an hour-long trek along the forest-clad trail and the steep slopes will take you a mountain peak with the stunning views. Then start descending to Nguk village of mixed Pa O and Inn Thar tribes for another 1-hour trek. This segment of trek will give you a motivation, as you will see the vast waters of Inle Lake lays deep in the valley below. The big descending will begin from this village (almost 350m) to Thaung Taung villag of western lakeshore for another 1-hour trek through deep gorge and lush green forests. Afterwards, an easy walk to the jetty for around 45-mins along the bamboo grooves, rice fields and a creek feeding waters to the lake. Finally, transferred to the hotel by boat and take leisure.
(Alternatively, the last leg of the trekking trip can be rerouting to reach Inn Dein, a village on the northwestern shore of lake connected by a fast flowing creek. However, the tour of this village and surrounding area is included in any of our tour in Inle Lake region.)



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