There are several trekking tours in Myanmar. Among them, southern Shan state trekking are popular and famous such as Kalaw 1 day trekking, 2D1N kalaw to Inle trekking and 3D2N Kalaw to Inle trekking are the most popular. During these trekking you can stay village house or monastery overnight. You can know the lives of the Danu, Palaung, Pa-Oh and TaungYoe national tribes. They grow green tea leaves, cabbages, cauliflower, tobacco , potatoes, ground peanuts and wheat etc.
1 DAY TREK IN KALAW
It takes for 1½ hours to get to a Palaung Village. At first, we walk for half an hour through the town and then walking along the small trail for one and half hour. After that we can see the Tea plantation which is grown in the deep step of the mountain, one hour before arriving to the village. Visit in the village about one hour and proceed to view point where you can have lunch with fresh air on the top hill. After lunch you will pass through the Yay Aye Reservior after one hour walk. The Reservior is surrounded by the forest so we walk about one more hour in the forest. About 5 p.m end the trekking trip.
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT KALAW TREKKING
From Kalaw drive to Lamine (Pa O) village which is about 10 miles from Kalaw. From Lamine we start trekking for 1 ½ hours, reaching Pin New village (Pa.O) tribes. From Pin New to Paw Kai is only about 15 minutes walk. Paw Kai is a large Pa.O village. From Paw Kai trek 1 hour to Khone Hla village (Da Nu) village. On the way can see Potato, Ginger, Cauliflower, Cabbages plantation. In some area they grow Mountain Rice. At Khone Hla having lunch break. After lunch, trek to Pat to Pauk, about 2 hours. From Pat to Pauk (Pa.O) to Hti Thein (Pa.O) village. There overnight in a big monastery.
After breakfast, start to trek to Kyauk Su only 30 minutes walk and from there to Nan Yoke is about 50 minutes walk. From there trek down to Indein village, which will take about 2½ hrs. Then take a boat across lake and check in hotel.
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS KALAW TREKKING
Day 1 (KLW – SHABIN)
Early morning start the trekking trip. The road and trail goes through beautiful scenery. On the way visit the villages of Palaung, Danu, Pao and Taung Yoe. The local station tour guide will introduce you with the villagers and will show the traditional ways of life. Lunch at Kampani, a Danu village. The path goes up and down. Native along the way do the plantation for Tea leaves, Coffee, Cordial leaves, Mustard, Ginger, Malt Rice, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Sesame. Late afternoon arrive Shabin, a typical Danu Village with 12th century old wooden monastery. Dinner and overnight at Shabin monastery.
Day 2 (SHABIN – TETEIN)
After breakfast, from the monastery continue trekking trip. It is about 7 hours trekking. The people in this area, grow fruits, Avogadro, Banana, Oranges, Jack fruits and Papaya. You will have the chance to see the crab apple trees along the way together with some shady Banyan trees. Lunch at Pawke, a Pa O village. After lunch you have to walk for another 3 ½ hours to Teetein, a typical PaO village. Native along this way do the plantation especially Ginger. Dinner and overnight at Teetein monastery.
Day 3 (TEETEIN – THANDAUNG – INLE LAKE – KHAING DAING)
After breakfast, continue 5 hrs trekking trip to the shore of the Inle lake. The trail goes through beautiful scenery of bamboo forest. The natives of Pao, Taung Yoe and Intha along the way grow fruits, Banana, Papaya, Potato and Beans. Lunch at lower Thandaung village. After lunch take by boat to Ywa Ma.