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Hsibaw Trekking Tour

Duration: Days 6 Days / 5 Nights


Hsibaw trekking tour will let you explore remote mountains of Hsibaw region. Hsibaw is not an cultural tourist destination but it is famous for trekking tours on the mountains and it became well known to tourists with the book " Twilight over Burma " .Hsibaw trek is not so hard to do and every one can do it with any trekking experience .During the trek, you will meet Palaung tribe in their colorful traditional costumes who live on the mountain .With this tour , you will have an exciting and fun time with mountain tribe discovering tea leaces garden , villages , forest discovery under warm cool weather. Morover , you will discover old Brisitsh time summer hill station city ,locally called Flower city with water falls , colonial monuments and flowers . And also you will have an exciting local train ride enjoying typical mountain scenery and the highest viaduct " Gohteik " built during Bristish time .

Trip Profile

Start from Mandalay

End at Mandalay

All inclusive tour / All seasons

Yangon – Mandalay – Pyin U lwin – Hsibaw - Trek in villages - Mandalay

Day 1 Mandalay – Pyin U Lwin
Day 2 Pyin U Lwin – Hsibaw by train
Day 3 Boat trip
Day 4 Trek – 6 hours ( Hsibaw – Pan kam )
Day 5 Trek – 3 hours ( Pan Kam – Hsibaw)
Day 6 Hsibaw – Mandalay by road


  • Victorian period style horse cart ride around the biggest old summer station of British Era “ Pyin U Lwin or May Myo “ with the beauty of flower gardens ,.botanical garden and water falls
  • Exciting train ride from Pyin U lwin to Hsibaw passing on Go - Htaik viaduct of 700 meters of height and villages and by villages and seasonal fields of Shan people
  • Hard trekking on the northern mountains of Shan State passing through Palaung and Shan tribes villages and overnight stay at local house
  • Meeting with Palaung in their costumes
  • Visiting waterfalls and local markets with colorful vegetables


  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 5 nights
  • All meals for 6 days except last dinner on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned with water and refreshment tower , boat ,horse cart
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian
  • Private cars fees for long trip and sightseeing
  • Trekking package fees with meals and accommodations

Day 8 – Mandalay – Pyin U Lwin by private car (67 km)

Breakfast and hotel check out. Then we will drive you to Pyin U Lwin ,67 km and two hours- drive, Pywin U Lwin also called May Myo is a scenic hill station at an attitude of 1070 m .It used to be an old hill station of the colonial time .Actually it is the biggest flower city of Myanamr.It has the nice cold weather the whole year round. You will enjoy the cool climate, the natural water falls, the old colonial quarter with beautiful British style buildings and the largest botanical garden. When you arrive at Pyin U Lwin, you will visit Pwe Kauk Water fall and market before lunch. After lunch, you will walk around in famous colonial quarter with a Victorian style horse cart to see colonial buildings which were built during British time such as church, administration office, hotels and governor residence of colonial time. After the horse cart ride, we will take you to Kandawgyi botanical garden. This garden was built since British time and it is now the biggest botanical garden in Myanmar. You walk around in the garden and you can see butterfly’s museum and orchid garden. After garden, proceed to hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – Pyin U lwin – Hsibaw by train

Early breakfast and check out the hotel. Then you are transferred to train station to take train for Hsibaw. Train will arrive at around 8:00 am. During the train travel towards Hsibaw, you will enjoy the scenic landscape. fields, mountains and villages. Around noon, train will pass on Viaduct “Goteik” which was built during British time and it is the highest bridge in Myanmar with 250 of height and 687 m of length crossing over a mountain valley. Enjoy the exciting moment on the bridge and after one hour from the bridge, you get out the train at Naung Cho station to join our car. After it, you proceed to Hsibaw and lunch on the way at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue to drive to Hsibaw for 2 hours. When you arrive at Hsibaw, visit Market, Bowcho pagodaand little Bagan where there are some old temples and monasteries. After visit, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 – Soft trek - Boat trip on the Dote Myintnge River

After breakfast , our trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel to do a walk in Shan villages in the morning and to take a boat trip on the river in the afternoon .During your walk , you will visit traditional noodle maker , villages passing fields
and mountains and you will have lunch at the village restaurant .After lunch , you head to river and take the boat to stream up to the confluence.After river boat trip , back to Hsibaw an visit Hawnan (Shan Last royal family palace ).Then back to hotel .Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Tomorrow, you are going to trek and overnight at a village. Prepare a pack for trek.

Day 11 – Trek 6 hours - Hsibaw – Pan Kam

Breakfast and check out the hotel. Our trekking team will pick you up at the hotel. We will take you to Pan Kam village where you will overnight at a Palaung local family. You start to walk from the hotel at your pace to Pan Kam. On the way, you will see paddy fields and villages. Pan Kan is at an attitude of 1000 m where as Hsibaw elevation is 400 m. So, you will hike the mountain gradually. You will take a break at a Palaung village to have lunch. Our trekking team will serve you lunch with Palaung traditional dishes .You will see Palaung in their costumes and you will experience their life .Then continue to hike towards to Pan Kam village .On the way , you will pass many Shan villages and some Shan insurgent armies .Around 4 :00 pm , you arrive at Pan Kam village .After refreshment and relax , dinner with homemade dishes and overnight at a host Palaung family .

Day 12 – Trek - 3 hours from Pan - Kam village to Hsibaw

After breakfast, continue to walk back Hsibaw. You will walk only in the morning from 8:00 am to around 11: 00 am. As usual, you pass the mountains with tealeaf plantation and villages of Palaung and Shan who makes green tealeaves. You can visit families and schools. Enjoy the walk in the nature and stop at a local village’s restaurant to have lunch. After lunch, we will drive you to Hsibaw. Check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Hsibaw - Mandalay by private car

After breakfast, check out the hotel. Then we drive you to Mandalay from Hsibaw,210 km and 5 hour - drive.On the way, you will pass again Pyin U lwin where you will visit Paik Chin Myaung water fall and cave. Then proceed to Mandalay. Dinner and overnight at Mandalay.

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