Pindaya Trekking Tour
Pindaya is very beautiful and calm city to the north of Inle Lake. It has an extraordinary holy lime cave with over 8000 Buddha statues and surrounded by high mountains where there are many minorities such as Danu, Pa O and Palaung living on agriculture and tea leaves plantation. Pindaya is one of the best trekking sites in Myanmar as well with some high mountains of above 1400 meters..During the trek, you will hike to 1700 meters and sleep in the monasteries of Palung people surrounded by clouds .you will discover Pindaya green mountains, caves, bamboo forests, tea leaf plantation and villages of different minorities. Moreover, Pindaya Trekking Tour is combined with a cultural tour of high cultural cities such as Bagan ,Mandalay and Inle Lake so to let you discover famous cultural sites as well as an adventurous discovery of Pindaya’s high mountains .With this tour, you will discover Myanmar culture ,arts ,people and you will have an amazing experience of mountain hiking in Shan state .
Start from Inle lake
End at Kalaw
All inclusive tour /All seasons
Mandalay – Yangon – Inle lake –Pindaya (Trek) –Bagan
|Day 1||Inle Lake – Pinaya by road- Pindaya Tour|
|Day 2||Trek – 6 hours ( Pindaya – Yazagyi )|
|Day 3||Trek – 6 hours ( Yazagyi – Kalakone )|
|Day 4||Trek – 3 hours ( Kalakone – Pindaya)|
- Hiking to the top of the one of the highest mountain and experiencing overnight sleep in the mountain villages monasteries together having direct contact with local people and monk daily life
- Walking around in the maze of magnifique lime cave with over 8000 Buddha Statues
- 3 - 4 stars hotel for 2 nights
- All meals for 5 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 cars with water and refreshment tower
- All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
- Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian
- Trekking packages with lunch and accommodations
Day 1 – Inle lake - Pindaya by road
Early breakfast and hotel check out. Then head to to Pindaya for 2 hours - drive. Pindaya - the capital city of the Danu people region, Pindaya known as the Giant spider town is famous for its scenic landscapes, the cave with over 8000 Buddhas statues and its traditional umbrellas makers Danu families. You will see the beautiful scenery, the lake, the giants Bayan trees, tea leaf plantations and the ginger, chilies and the wheat fields and simple way of life of Danu People in the villages. On the way, you will see colorful fields with seasonal crops and villages. You will stop at some photos points and villages to discover life style of Danu. When you arrive at Pindaya, lunch with Danu traditional dishes at a peaceful restaurant by the lake, after lunch, you will visit famous traditional umbrella workshop. After umbrellas workshop visit, you will visit famous Shwe U Min Mountain cave with over 8000 Buddha statues inside. The cave is wonderful with so many golden Buddha and with their positive energies inside. After the cave visit, proceed to hotel, Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Trek - 6 hours walk from Pindaya to Yazakyi
After breakfast, our trekking team will pick up u at your hotel. Then leave your languages at the your and start to walk. You will walk from Pindaya to Yazaki village where you overnight at a monastery. Walking time is around 6 hours.During trek, you will pass many Danu and Pa O villages. Your night destination Yazagyi village is at the attitude of 1700 m and it is 500 m higher than Pindaya. Thus you will walk up for 500 m.Danu region is famous for tea leaves plantation and production .During trek you will see tea leaf gardens and you will stop at a family to see how they produce sale product tea leaves .Then you stop at Seekya Inn village to have lunch .Our trekking team will serve you homemade lunch .After lunch , you will take a break to relax for a few hour .After break ,you continue to walk .In the afternoon , you will walk more on the mountain and your walk become more adventurous passing through a deep forest .After that , you arrive at Palaung tribe village and meet Palaung who live higher than Danu tribe .You will go to their monastery .Dinner and overnight at their monastery.
Day 3 – Trek - 6 hours walk from Yazagyi to Kalakone
After breakfast , you start to walk for 6 hours toward Kalathakon village where you will overnight .Kalakokone village is on the lower attitude than first day overnight village .You will descend from monastery and walk on passing as usual villages of Pa O ,Danu and Palaung tribes .Then stop at Ma Nae Taung village to have lunch and break .After break you walk on for 3 more hours to get to Kalakone .Dinner and overnight at monastery .(Recommendation -Before you sleep, have a conversation with the monk of the monastery.
Day 4 – Trek – 3 Hours – Kalakone – Pindaya - Inle Lake ( 67 km – 2 hours drive)
Breakfast at the monastery. Then you are going to walk for 3 hours towards Hnin See Kone village where you will join our car. You will walk down passing a Danu village and crops fields. When arrive at Hnin See Kone village, you join our car and back to Pindaya. When arrive at Pindaya, you will visit Pindaya market. After market visit. We will drive you to Inle Lake, 67 km and 2-hourdrive. Check in the hotel .Dinner and overnight at Inle Lake.