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Full Day Hiking to Charming Pa-O Village in Inle Lake, Myanmar

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Duration

Full Day

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Inle Lake Or Nyaung Shwe

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Inle Lake Or Nyaung Shwe

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Description

Hiking on the eastern shore of Inle Lake and explore the Pao villages on the Shan mountain range. Experience the traditional ways of life of Shan, Pa O and Intha ethnic group. Get to the starting point at eastern shore of Inle Lake.

This hiking tour offers not only to enjoy nature but you also become acquainted with the centuries old Pa O culture. You will see how the Pa O tribes live their daily lives in harmony with nature and their farm work.

Experience the hiking in the villages and picnic lunch on the hill overlooking stunning view of the Inle Lake. The country side in the Shan State offers the most stunning pictures.

In every season, the colours of the fields are different and the farmers doing their work offer great photo opportunities. Meeting the local tribal people and observing their typical ways of life are simply amazing.

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Highlights

  • Hike off the beaten track to the peaceful village of Pa-O and Inthar
  • Enjoy the refreshing atmosphere with scenic views and many varieties of local plantations on your way
  • Meet the friendly Inthar people and observe their traditional ways of life
  • Trekking to Danu, Pa-O and Taung Yoe and Innthar tribal villages and to observe their living and traditional style,
  • Observing the Plantation of wheat, corn, tea leaves, Malt Rice, oranges, beans, bananas and tobacco leaves etc.
  • Friendly local people of Danu and Inthar tribes
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Pick Up Point

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Pick-up from your hotel in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe. Please advise your hotel's name.

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Drop Off Point

Drop-off at your hotel in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Remark

“Minimum days to book before departure : (3 Days)”

Important Notes:

Please note that you will have to buy the extra light food and soft drinks for the whole trip in Nyaung Shwe. In the villages walk through, you cannot buy anything. There is no shop, restaurant, phone etc.

For the trekking tour the following items are essential:

  • good walking shoes
  • warm jacket and cloths (nights can be very chilly)
  • sarong and towels
  • first aid kit (our guide will provide)
  • mosquito repellent
  • mosquito net

Itinerary

DayItineraryTransportTimingNight stop
Day 1Nyaung Shwe – Thalee Oo – Nan New – Ta Fu Hto – Lae Nge- Ywa Thit – Ale MyaungBoat transfer7 hours
Full Day Inle Lake Trekking Inle – Thalee Oo – Nan Li (7 hours walk) (-/L/-)

Pick up from your hotel or from Nyaung Shwe Jetty. A short 25 minute boat trip brings us to the village of Thalee Oo, which similar to several lakeside villages has a water part as well as a land based section both with their own monastery. Navigating through the houses on stilts, we disembark at a jetty to being our walk on a flat and shady bullock cart road through the heart of the village. Thalee Oo is an Intha village whose population lives mainly off the land growing peanuts, tomatoes, garlic, sugarcane, rice and vegetables. The walk is not only extremely pretty with traditional bamboo houses on either side and adjacent to a clean stream used for daily washing but also has good views across cultivated fields to Inle Lane and the Shan Hills behind. Stop and chat to some of the friendly Intha families whilst observing their day to day life. After 45 minutes walk through Thalee Oo, we stop at a local rice mill, made entirely from wood and see the process of separating grain, husk and bran. Stop for a chat with local people at a local tea shop. Proceed trekking a little uphill about 1 ½ hour and then another 45 minutes climbing up steep hill up you then reach to Nan Li, a Pao Village.

Enjoy your well deserved lunch prepared by your guide. On the way you will see the plantation of mountain rice, onions, garlic, various kinds of peas, turmeric and vegetables. The PaO ladies still wear traditional black tops and brightly colored chequered towels as turbans.

After lunch, proceed your trekking to Ta Fu Hto, a Pao Village through tropical lust green forest up and down trekking. Proceed to Lae Nge, a Pao village where you will see tea leaves plantations on the way. It takes 1 ½ hour from Nan Li to Lae Nge and then 1 ½ hour from Lae Nge to Ywa Thit by passing through lust green forest and will see a little plantation near Ywa Thit. After admiring the stunning view of Inle Lake and the Shan Hills from our vantage point, we descend for 30 minutes before continuing along a flat path through the village of Alae Myaung back to the lakeshore and our boat will be waiting there.

Transfer by boat to your hotel in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe Jetty by navigating through the houses on stilts by enjoying the stunning beauty of sunset of Inle Lake.

Include

  • Transfers to/from trekking point,
  • Boat transfer charges in Inle Lake,
  • Experienced Trekking Guide fees & Porter Fees,
  • Donation to the monastery or to the local community,
  • Packed Lunch as specified in the itinerary,
  • Purified drinking water (1/2 liter) 3 bottles per pax / day
  • Snow Towels

Exclude

  • Entrance Fees or zone fees,
  • Accommodation at hotels in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake,
  • Meals not specified,
  • Air tickets to/from Heho,
  • Services which are not specified,
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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