2 Days / 1 Night from Pindaya to Kalaw

starting from $113

This trekking tour is a wonderful walk through a spectacular part of Shan State, providing incredible insights into the tribal villages and the chance to explore their culture and tradition. The trek is a mixture of sightseeing, exploring and relaxing; give it a try!


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
  • Cook & porter fees for the 2-day trekking trip
  • Internationaler Flug nach/von Myanmar
  • Visumsgebühren
  • Domestic airfare to/from Heho
  • Accommodation in Pindaya and Kalaw
  • 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 PINDAYA – SHANYWA – KYARGONE – PHAUNG TAW (trek 17 km, approx. 5 hours) (L, D)

Teeplantage PindayaThe trek will start from the hotel at 8:00 am. It begins with a gentle trail ascending the mountain to its peak for one hour, with a difference in altitude of 150 m. This vantage point will reward you with magnificent views and breathtaking landscapes. From here, walk along the tea plantation and sesame and rice fields for one and a half hours until you reach Shanywa, a Taung Yoe village. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal at a family house in Shanywa. After lunch, proceed 6 km to Kyargone, which will take nearly two hours. The trail passes mostly through farmed land where cabbages, cauliflower and rice are grown. It’s a short (3 km) stroll from there to Phaung Taw, a Danu village. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the home of a friendly local family in Phaung Taw.

Day 2 PHAUNG TAW – YWADAW – AUNGBAN – KALAW (trek 15-16 hours, approx. 5 hours) (B, L)

Leave Phaung Taw after breakfast at 8:00 am. Hike along rolling hills and through ginger and potato fields. It is a two hours’ walk to Naung Ye, a Taung Yoe village where people make their living from planting ginger, chili, potatoes and taro. From here, continue for another hour to Ywadaw, a Tare Shan village where people wear traditional Pa-O garments but speak a mixture of the Taung Yoe and Shan languages. Lunch will be served at Ywadaw. After lunch, continue for another two hours to Aungban, passing through rice terraces. This soft adventure trek will end in Aungban, where the car will pick you up to go to Kalaw.

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Trekking tours around Pindaya and from Pindaya to Kalaw

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.

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 around Pindaya and from Pindaya to Kalaw

In case you have booked the hotel in Pindaya 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.

Do you have any questions?

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

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