LOI KAW UNTOUCHED TREK TRAILS TO KALAW
Route: INLE – LOIKAW
Tour code: MYA005
Duration: 6 days 5 nights
Day 1: Inle – Hpe-Kom – Loikaw
Start from Nyaung Shwe town (commercial center of Heho), we will start our boat trip to Hpe-Kom, the last lake of Inle. On the way we will visit Sagar village, famous for more than 400 pagodas and stupas on its land. Have lunch on the lake and continue our boat ride to Hpe-Kom. Admire the beautiful, lush scenery on boat side of this lake. Inle´s calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation, fishing canoes and bamboo houses will free your hassle away. We will reach Hpe-kom and after 1 hour driving, arrive Loikaw, the capical of Kayah State.
Check in guest house in Loikaw, we will visit the Kayah museum to study the traditional way of living of the Kayah people. At late evening, we will proceed to Thiri Mingalar Taung Kwe Zedi, the landmark of the Kayah State, to enjoy panoramic view of Loikaw and its surroundings at sunset time.
Day 2: Loikaw – Kyat Gu – Halfday Trek – Loikaw (Round About 4hrs)
After early breakfast, the first visit starts with colorful Thiri Mingalar Market, the biggest market and the main distributor of the region. Then, drive about an hour to Kyat Gu (Spiritual Cave). Local people believe that the cave was a house of some kind of spirits (Nat) as there are some coffin-look-alike hollow woods are lying surprisingly.
Then drive back to Loikaw to have lunch before starting half day trekking around Loikaw city. Half day trekking starts with Daw Saw Pee Village to see spiritual post (Kay Htoe Poe in local). Then proceed to Daw Mu Kalar, Fathama and Ba Darr Nyay Villages. Drive back to Loikaw.
Overnight in Loikaw.
Day 3: Loikaw – Panpet – Pa Say Lar – Loikaw (Round About 6hrs)
One hour transfer by car brings you to Pa Say Lar Village in Dee Maw Soe Township to jump off our wonderful 6 hours trek to Panpet Village, the origin place of the Kayan (Padaung) tribe. Take time so see the long neck “giraffe” woman. There are about 20 – 25 houses in the village that the woman still wear the bronze coils around their neck. Taste the local wine while visiting the house and talking to the ethnic tribe to get better knowledge about their history. Start trekking in the midst of beautiful and breathtaking wide range of mountains. A lunch box will be served on the way.
After Panpat, drive back to Dee Maw Soe and a short stop at Ngwe Taung Dam before returning to your hotel for a rest. We will finish the evening by enjoying your choice of coffee, fruit juice or beer at one of the many coffee shops surrounding Nyaung Yar Lake. Locals descend on the lake in the early evening to take in the cool weather, row boats and lively atmosphere.
Overnight in Loikaw.
Day 4: Loikaw – Hpe-kom – Inle – Kalaw
After breakfast, we will drive back to Kalaw. This 5 hour-travelling on road will pass through the villages where people grow seasonal farming products, from sesame to pea, corn, wheat… to fruit like mango, avocado, oranges… Passing each village, you will witness the different specialty, join the farmers or just taking pictures on the way. Lunch at Hpe-Kom with local fishes. Continue driving back to Kalaw – the England old colonial hill station, also the biggest farming products town of Burmese. Reach Kalaw in late afternoon, you will feel the fresh atmosphere and refresh of climate as this town is 1,400 meters over the sea level. Back to hotel for rest.
We suggest you should have dinner at “Seven Sister” restaurant for this evenight.
Day 5: Kalaw Exploring – Inle
This early morning we will visit Kalaw’s heart, its market, where the surrounding local (ethnic tribal, Nepali, Indian people) go there daily to offer their produce. Having Shan noodles for breakfast, which is the most famous local food of Shan state. After market exploring we will start out Kalaw day. A walk south of the central market takes you to the Hnee Pagoda, in which you will find a 500-year old bamboo Buddha, and the Shwe U Min Pagoda (Shwe Oo Min Paya), a cave filled with golden Buddhas. On these walks, and in the surrounding hills, you will find reminders of British colonial times, study a different kind of religious monument – Christ the King Church. This is a great example of active Christian worship in Myanmar, with popular daily mass and Sunday gatherings. After that, we can head up to the Thein Taung Pagoda, which is north of Union Highway (the main road through Kalaw) and hosts a Buddhist monastery. Back to Kalaw to rest and drive to Inle in the afternoon. Overnight in Inle.
Day 6: Inle Free
Stay and Relax at Inle or you may want to explore the giant lake of Myanmar that can make up to 2-3 days. You can contact to our Sales Team to manage the excursions or the airport transfer to connect with other adventures in Myanmar.
End of the tour “Best Trail for Trekking from Kalaw to Loikaw”.