2 Days / 1 Night from Kalaw to Taungbogyi (Inle Lake)

starting from $113

This region is famous for its pristine wilderness, beautiful lake and superb views of the Shan mountains. To go on a two-day trek is one of the best ways to get to know the real art and culture of the local people, the natural beauties of the wilderness and the history of Shan State.


Type of trip:
Individual tour
starting from $113 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: All-year-round
Start of the trip: Daily
Difficulty: easy/moderate
  • 1 night in a private house, breakfast included
  • Meals as mentioned in our itinerary
  • Local guide for the 2-day trekking trip
  • Transfers by pick-up truck
  • 1 boat transfer to your hotel at Inle Lake
  • Cook & porter fees for the 2-day trekking trip
  • Internationaler Flug nach/von Myanmar
  • Visumsgebühren
  • Domestic airfare to/from Heho
  • Accommodation in Kalaw and Inle Lake
  • Lunches & dinners not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc.
  • Porter fees at the hotels

You have questions? Then please contact us! We will be happy to help you customize your own dream trip.

Day 1 KALAW – NANTAIN – YAY KHAUNGTOE – PATTUPAUK (Taxi 1 hour, trek 10 km, approx. 4 hours) (L, D)

Leave from the hotel at 8:00 am and drive by pickup truck to Nantain (approx. 1 hour). Explore the Nantain market for half an hour and start the trek from there. The trek will be uphill and downhill along a small path for one hour (3 km) to a lovely Pa-O village called Letpanpin. After the visit, walk for about one hour (3 km) through some incredible chili farms and sesame and rice fields to reach the second Pa-O village, called Yay Khaungtoe. A hearty meal will be served at the village or at the monastery. The trek will start again after lunch to Pattupauk village (1200 m above sea level), passing by a spring and a river. During the hot season, this is a good place for swimming. Walking through the grassy rice terraces and potato fields for two hours (6 km) will bring you to Pattupauk. The trail to Pattupauk usually goes up and down through breathtaking landscapes (with an altitude difference between 80 m and 100 m). Upon arriving at the village, meet warm and welcoming locals and visit their monastery. Take in the sunset and the gorgeous mountain valleys. Then head back to the village for dinner and overnight stay at a local family’s house.

Day 2 PATTUPAUK – KYAUKSU – MYAY PHYU- TAUNGBOGYI – INLE LAKE (trek 15 km, approx. 5 hours) (B, L)

Have breakfast at Pattupauk at 7:00 am and get ready for the trek to Inle Lake. The first one and a half hours (4 km) are uphill (with an altitude difference of 200 m) to Kyauksu, a typical Pa-O village. From here, take a small path to Myay Phyu village (1200 m above sea level) which will take about one and a half hours (5 km) on an exciting route that goes up and down with a breathtaking view of Inle Lake. Upon arrival, have a short tea break while overlooking Inle Lake. Trek downhill for two hours (with an altitude difference of 300 m) to Taungbogyi (900 m above sea level), a typical Inthar village located on the western shore of Inle Lake. The trek ends here; a tasty lunch will be served at a family home in Taungbogyi. Take an astonishing one-and-a-half-hour-long boat ride to the hotel in Inle or Nyaung Shwe.

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Trekking tours in southern Shan State

Southern Shan State is the most popular area for trekking. Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake are good starting points to nearby Palaung, Danu, Taung Yoe, Pao villages through pine woods, orchards and bamboo groves. This region produces temperate climate fruits such as pears, peaches and oranges in addition to rice, tea, wheat, soya beans, groundnuts, tobacco, potatoes, garlic, sunflower seeds and dried green cordia leaves used as cheroot wrappers. You will stay overnight at private houses or at monasteries.

Hikes leading to the north of the Inle Lake are very popular. But there is also the opportunity to hike to the south of the Inle Lake (Samkar Lake). Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the original culture and traditional lifestyle of the Pao and Intha people. The trekking trips are not very difficult, mostly soft up and down, approx. 6 hours a day.

Accommodation in the villages/monasteries is very simple, but clean. There is mostly a well and a typical Asian toilet. For the overnight stay in the village we provide mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets. Please note that during the winter season from November till February temperatures in some mountain areas drop to 0°C. During this time jackets, sweaters, socks and warm pyjamas are necessary (a must).

Breakfast is usually served around 7 am; lunch is usually simple, light and served at mid-day whereas dinners are more extensive and usually at local homes or monasteries. Clients with special dietary requirements must inform us of these at the time of booking.

For the trekking days you need only light luggage, porters are included to carry your luggage. The main luggage will be transported by car/boat to your hotel at Inle Lake.

What to bring:
- Day bag
- Light trekking boots
- Long trousers for the trekking
- Long sleeve shirt
- Sweater
- Rain coat
- Sun hat
- Slippers
- Light cotton inlet
- Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries
- Pocketknife
- Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.)
- Personal first-aid kit
- Earplugs
- Sun block
- Polarized sun-glasses
- Insect repellent

Pick-up for the trekking trips from Kalaw to Inle Lake:

In case you have booked the hotel in Kalaw on your own, please let us know your address.
Our trekking guide will call you the day before the hike around 17:00 at the hotel to clarify any last questions, and will pick you up from your hotel the next morning at 08:00.

In case you arrive by public bus in the morning, please let us know the name of the bus company and the approximately arriving time. Usually busses drop you between 04:00 and 05:00 near the Winner Hotel.
Please wait at the Winner Hotel, our trekking guide will pick you up at 05:00. You have enough time to fresh up, prepare for your trekking trip and have breakfast at a local restaurant.

Should the night bus from Mandalay or Bagan arrive early morning between 02:00 and 03:00 we would recommend to book a room in advance as it is quite cold in Nov, Dec & Jan.

Do you have any questions?

Feel free to contact us. Our team will be happy to help you.

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