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Kyaing Tong Trekking Tour

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Overview

Kyaing Tong is near to border town Tachilake of eastern Shan State with Thailand and China. There are many beautiful and interesting ethnic minorities living in the villages near by Kyaing tong. Most famous ones are Eng, Lahu, Wa and Akar people. They live simply on agriculture and wearing their authentic traditional dresses. Especially, Akar are better known as black teeth people because their teeth are painted with black pigment as a protection from devils. This Kyiang Tong trekking trip is a soft trek and every one can do it without any trekking experience. It is interesting for travelers who would like to meet rare ethnics in person and see scenic mountain beauty. There is no overnight stay at local family home and trek is just walking around villages for a few hours, with this tour, you will discover famous cultural cities which are Bagan, Mandalay, Inle lake, Mount Popa, Yangon and their interesting environs exploring arts, crafts, architecture, nature. This tour will defiantly give you the best discovery of Myanmar with the explorations in the villages of rare minorities’ ethnics Eng, Akar, Wa and Lahu people of Myanmar.

Trip Profile

Arrive at Yangon

Depart from Manalay

All insclusive tour /All seasons

Yangon – Mandalay - Kyaing Tong - Trek in Villages - Mandalay

Day 1 Yangon - Mandalay by morning flight
Day 2 Mandalay – Kyaing Tong by flight
Day 3 Soft trek ( 4 hours of walk )
Day 4 Soft trek ( 4 hours of walk )
Day 5 Kyaing Tong - Mandalay - Departure

Highlights

  • Meeting with Ann and Akha Tribe on the remote villages of eastern part of Shan mountains.
  • Discovering cold town Kyaing Tong city near China border
  • Exploring last capital city Mandalay with intresting crafts and monuments

Inclusions

  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 4 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 for each day
  • 4 times domestic flights fees
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian
  • Private cars service fees for sightseeing
  • Trekking packages with meals ,guide and vehicles

Day 1 - Yangon - Mandalay by morning flight

Fly from Yangon to Mandalay by morning flight . Visit Mandalay city . You will see Mahamuni Pagoda , Mandalay Gold leaves workshop , Shwenan Daw old palace monastery , U Bein Wodden Bridge and some crafts .Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 2 – Mandalay – Kyaing Tong by morning flight

Breakfast and Check out the hotel. Then you are transferred to Mandalay airport to take flight for Kyaing Tong. Flight time is around one hour. Upon arrival at the airport, our guide will welcome you. You are transferred to hotel and do hotel check in. After hotel check in, you will start to walk in town. You will walk to the lake which is situated at the heart of the town to enjoy peaceful environ and the beauty of the lake. After lake visit, you continue to walk towards Shan governor residence to visit and then continue to visit Shen Wat Pha Jao lung temple and Khun Shan monastery. After the visit, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Soft Trek from Kyaing Tong – Loi Mwe

After breakfast, our trekking team will pick you up at your hotel to trek and to visit villages. Start the visit with main market in Kyaing Tong. It is so colorful with local products, vegetables and colorful costumes of ethnics and is interesting to see local way of trade. After market, we will drive you to Loi Mwe village which is a beautiful colonial summer hill station situated at the attitude of 1500 m. On the way, you will stop at a Wa village which is first Wa village in the region and considered as Wa tribe’s mother village. During tour in the village, you will meet Wa tribe and experience their life style, their belief, their traditions and their livelihoods. After Wa village visit, we continue to drive you to Loi Mwe town where you can enjoy extraordinary beautiful scenic mountain beauty and visit colonial churches and administrative buildings. After visit, Lunch with traditional dishes at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will drive you to Ho Latte village where you will meet Akha, Eng and Lisu and you will walk from one village to another to meet more of them and experience more their life. After village trek, back to hotel Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 – Soft Trek - Keung Tong – Wan Nyet village by road

After breakfast, leave hotel to head to Wa Nyet village, one and half hour drive. When you arrive at the village, you start to walk from one village to another to meet Engs,Lahu, Akha and Shan. During trek, you will see religious monuments, churches, monasteries and family’s households. Moreover, you will experience their life. After the village trek, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Keung Tong - Mandalay - Departure (flight)

Breakfast and hotel check out. Then you are transferred to airport to take flight for Mandalay. Flight time is around one hour. Our guide will welcome you at the airport to transfer you to intentional airport directly.Breakfast and hotel check out. Then you are transferred to airport to take flight for Mandalay. Flight time is around one hour. Our guide will welcome you at the airport to transfer you to intentional airport directly.

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