3-Day Kalaw Train & Community Trail Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Beautiful Train ride to a hidden village
  • New hiking route where rarely visited by foreign visitors
  • Interaction with the villagers, learn their history of how they settled up in this village
  • Enjoy nepalese food and overnight in a homestay

tour details

This hiking tour is suitable for guests staying at Kalaw Hill Lodge. The walk start from the hotel to the lodge farm and then to the train station to take a fun ride to Sin Taung, a nepalese community village whom where brought by British as Gurkha soldiers since the colonial time. You will see the 100 years old Nepalese Temple and the old railway station. Overnight at the village home and enjoy sumptuous Nepalese meal over a cultural show perform by the community. Next day continue walk to another villages passing by the beautiful scenery and discover the reservior built by British 80 years ago and protected scaft forest. Hike through fields chatting with local farmers and get back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5 – 6).

Start from the Kalaw Hill Lodge to visit the lodge farm where we meet friendly cows, running goats and happy chickens. We walk through protected pine forests along mule trek to Kalaw. On our way we visit one of the prominent Buddhist monastery perhaps stop over a couple of old colonial building to see their original glory. We also visit an Anglican Church, which was one of the many buildings built by the British in 1906. In Kalaw we explore central market often fill with colourful ethnic tribes. On the 5 day market day the market place is alive with activity and the hill tribe people wear their colourful, uniquely woven national costumes decorated with artistically designed jewellery.
Lunch at Kalaw and walk to Kalaw railways station. Here we hop on the train bound for Thazi. We get off at Sintaung (elephant shaped mountain), name after a mountain similar to elephant. Sintaung located at 4425 feet above sea, predominately inhabited by Nepalese community whom were brought by the British as Gurkha soldiers. Here we visit 100 years old Nepalese temple and old railway station and perhaps climb the hilltop Pagoda for the stunning view of the valley below. We settle in at one of the village house and interaction with the community. In the evening we enjoy sumptuous Nepalese meal over a cultural show perform by the community.
Overnight at local home in dormitory style.
Breakfast and we trek to Hinkha Gone, located at 4767 feet above sea, (2.5 mile, and approx. 1'bd hour). Trail goes immediate uphill all the way stays pretty much on the ridge till we get to the village. From here we head towards north and keep out trail on the ridge having right side is protected forests and left side open view to the valley to view point, parched at 4715 feet above sea, (2 mile, approx. one hour). We have lunch stop here and take some time to enjoy the view from the ridge. From here we trek around 20 minutes on the dirt road but we then head south through tropical scarf forests to Reservoir, located at 4554 feet above sea, (1.5 mile, approx. one hour), which was originally built by British some 80 years ago and remain till today the major sources of fresh water supply to the town. Once we through the scarf forest we get into primary forests protected since British time Here we enjoy tranquillity of the surrounding and listen to the birds call and witness. Several species of orchid naturally hanging above the tree. We spend some time enjoying the nature and head back to Nanthe (Nepalese Village), located at 4383 feet above sea, (3 mile, approx. 2 hour). First hour we walk through primary forest but once we come out of the forest then trek through fields chatting with local farmers. From here another 20 minute trek to get back to lodge to conclude this unique experience. Total walking hour (5 - 6)
Overnight at Kalaw Hill Lodge (Deluxe Villa) or similar, Kalaw.
Leisure in the morning at hotel. Enjoy hotel facilities and walking to organic gardens and farm house where we experience working with buffalo, milking cows and feeding animal etc.


Our tour prices are inlcuded of:

  • Transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hiking tour with English-speaking local hiking guide
  • Contribution to local community
  • Cultural dance at village
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Porter
  • Accommodation at local house and Kalaw Hill Lodge
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour
  • Day trip package to Green Hill Valley Elephant camp


Not included are:

  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Bicycle, horse ride or oxen cart rental
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


Important Notes:

  • This tour is available only with the stay at Kalaw Hill Lodge
  • Moderate hiking
  • This tour is available throughout the year except June & July
  • Group size maximum 15 persons

Tour code: HEHMHLK06

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