Pindaya Trek - 3 Days
On this trek you will visit some of the off the beaten trails villages within relatively easy access from main tourist sites of Shan state. We trek along unpaved mountain trails and tracks from village to village and stay overnight in a local house in Yasakyi and in a Buddhist monastery in Kanhla Kone villages. Enroute you will meet locals, pass through farming regions and forested areas along the mountain range. This is a moderate level trek. Some parts can be steep and strenuous to climb but most of the route is relatively easy going.
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DAY 1 > Pindaya - Yasagyi [-/L/D]
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to YASAKYI MARKET to buy supplies for the trek, the last place to stock up for the trip. From the market we transfer to the starting point of the trek at the foot of a mountain range. Our trail follows a moderate climb, passing tea and vegetable plantations to reach HTUT NI VILLAGE after 1hr of trekking. The climb continues until arriving to our lunch stop at SEKYI INN VILLAGE, approximately 4hrs climb to an altitude of 5000ft. Our guide and support team will prepare a warm lunch at a local house. We see a bit about local colour at Sekyi Inn Village by visiting sites for tea growing and bamboo basket weaving. We continue our climb over the forested slope and spine of the mountain range, followed by a descent to YASAKYI VILLAGE at the foot of the mountain range. In the afternoon, we have leisure time explore Yasakyi, a Palaung ethnic minority tribe village.
Trekking: Approximately 6-7hrs in total.
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch and dinner are cooked at local house by our staff.
Overnight stay: In a local house. Sleeping facilities are local style with simple mattresses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.
DAY 2 > YASAGYI – KANHLA KONE VILLAGE [B/L/D]
After breakfast, we continue the trek on a small rural road and winding footpaths which contour the forest covered mountain range. After trekking for 1hr, we pass through LYIN LAY INN VIALLAGE of the Danu ethnic minority tribe. After another 2hrs of trekking, we pass through MAE NAE TAUNG PAO VILLAGE. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After the lunch break, we continue with a descent of approximately 3hrs to our night stop at KANHLA KONE VILLAGE.
Trekking: Approximately 6hrs in total.
Meals included: Simple breakfast at monastery. Lunch and dinner are cooked at local house by our staff.
Overnight stay: In a monastery. Sleeping facilities are local style with simple mattresses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in a shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.
DAY 3 > KANHLA KONE TO PINDAYA [B/L/-]
After breakfast at the monastery, our trail winds from thick forested regions to lower farming lands. During our 3,5hrs descent to Pindaya, we pass the villages of HTIN SHEE KONE & TAUNG PAW GYI and Shan tea plantations, enjoying great views over the surrounding vast landscape. After lunch in Pindaya, we visit the famous and sacred PINDAYA CAVES, unique in housing thousands of Buddha images donated by pilgrims and devotees alongside caverns filled with numerous stalactite formations. Our trekking tour ends in Pindaya.
Trekking: Approximately 3,5hrs in total.
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch in Pindaya in a local restaurant
- English speaking local guide (other language guides available with additional cost)
- Simple and modest lodging in local monasteries and houses.
- Porter services during the trek
- Cooked or purified drinking water during the trekFull board/accommodation during the trek
- Visa to Myanmar
- International air fares or domestic air fares
- Lodging in Pindaya
- Transfers to and from Pindaya
- Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
- Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
- Personal expensesDrinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
- Travel insuranceTips
What to bring for the trek?
- Sleeping bag
- Rucksack for day use
- Personal hygiene, washing and first aid kits
- Snacks (good chocolate or candy is hard to find in Myanmar)
- Mosquito repellentTorch light
- Hand sanitizer
- Ear plugs
- 1 Light towel/sarong/longyi
- 1 Pair light trekking clothing (low cut temperate climate shoes are ideal)
- 1 Pair slippers/flip flops for evening and shower
- 1 Fleece jacket/ warm shirt or jumper1 Light windproof jacket Goretex or similar
- 1 Shorts
- 1 Pants
- 1 Quick dry shirt
- 1 Change undershirt for the evenings
- 2 Pairs of socks
- 3 Pairs of underwear