Kalaw to Inle Lake Soft Trekking

Explore hillside villages and admire the spectacular views of the rolling hills as you take a mini trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. Learn about the unique skills of village people and how they use local materials to create a livelihood.

Best time to visit Myanmar/Burma is the dry winter season from November to February.

Touring style: Professional English speaking guide and driver, private basis.

Prices are seasonal, include hotels, breakfast, professional touring and transfers. Starts from:
GBP 338 per person sharing a twin room, Standard Class Hotels

International and domestic airfares are extra..

Kalaw to Inle Lake Soft Trekking at a glance
  • Day 1: Heho to Kalaw
  • Day 2: Kalaw to Kone Hla, Htee Tein
  • Day 3: Htee Tein to Kyauk Su, Nguet, Than Daung, Inle Lake
  • Day 4: Inle Lake
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Day 1: Heho to Kalaw

From Heho Airport, transfer by road to Kalaw, a former British hill station. Check in to your hotel before wandering at leisure among the eclectic mix of local and colonial architecture. Overnight in Kalaw.

Distance and journey time: 37 km, 1 hr

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Day 2: Kalaw to Kone Hla, Htee Tein

Experience Kalaw’s vibrant and colourful morning market before travelling by road to the start point of your Inle Lake adventure. An easy trek, past farmers tending their crops against the backdrop of the lush green Shan mountains, brings you to Kone Hla village, and lunch. Your leisurely afternoon trek will lead you through surrounding settlements to the village of Htee Tein, and the monastery where you will overnight. While dinner is prepared, absorb the peace and stillness as you take in the spectacular scenery. Overnight in the monastery, Htee Thein village.

Trekking Time 4.5 hours

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Day 3: Htee Tein to Kyauk Su, Nguet, Than Daung, Inle Lake

Today’s trek, through rich farmland and lush green countryside introduces you to some of the local Shan tribes, the Pa-O, whose women are distinguished by their earrings and brightly coloured turbans, the Danu, the Taung Yoe, the Inthar. Passing through the villages of Kyauk Su, Nguet, Than Daung, you will catch tantalising glimpses of Inle Lake glittering in the distance. Reaching the jetty at the lakeside, transfer by boat to your hotel for a well-deserved rest before dinner. Overnight at Inle Lake.

Trekking time 4 hours.

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Day 4: Inle Lake

Breakfast at your hotel. Your day at leisure before Inle Lake extension (optional, very much recommended), or airport transfer.

Distance and journey times: 49 km, 45 mins by boat and 1 hr by vehicle

 

Highlights

Inle Lake: Picturesque and magical

Against the green backdrop of the Shan mountains, the peace and tranquillity of Inle Lake will transport you to an inner calm

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Kalaw: scenic hill station and trekking

Kalaw is a former British hill station in Shan State, set at altitude among the cool and refreshing air of a pine forest.

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Accommodation

Htee Thein Village, Monastery
Htee Thein Monastery

Spending the night as a guest in the local monastery is both memorable and magical.

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Inle Lake, Deluxe Class
Inle Princess Resort

Inle Princess Resort rests on the eastern shore of Inle Lake within the blue treetop ranges of the Shan Hills

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Inle Lake, Deluxe Class
Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Spread over more than 20 acres on the eastern fringe of Inle Lake near Maing Thouk Village

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Inle Lake, Deluxe Class
Aureum Resort & Spa Inle

Aureum Resort & Spa Inle is perched on the shores of Inle Lake with both water and land access

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Inle Lake, Speciality Lodging
Thahara Inle Heritage

Enjoying a location in the middle of Inle Lake, this unique property is accessible only by a one hour boat journey from Nyaung Shwe

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Inle Lake, Superior Class
The View Point Lodge

Situated between rice paddy fields and the main canal leading from Nyaung Shwe to Inle Lake

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Kalaw, Standard Class
Amara Mountain Resort

A former colonial-era mock-Tudor property set idyllically in a pine forest above the hill station of Kalaw, this charming boutique property enjoys a refreshingly cool climate and is located ideally for the Green Elephant Camp.

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