Hiking: Heho to Yaebel Village

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate / Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

4 hours    English    Heho, Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake

tour highlights

  • Visit the bustling Heho market and try to mingle with the locals
  • Hike off the beaten track to the peaceful village of Yaebel
  • Enjoy the refreshing atmosphere with scenic views and many varieties of local plantations on your way
  • Meet the friendly Inthar people and observe their traditional ways of life

tour details

A pleasant half day walking tour to Yaebel village, mostly inhabited by the ethnic Intha people. The path is relatively unknown to most of the tourists and specially crafted for people who likes to hike off the beaten track. In this tour, you will get to learn the wide spreading culture of local tea shops and a new trekking route to Intha village will be introduced. Witness local farmers still working with oxen and buffalo rather than machines in this traditional rural environment and thoroughly pass through colourful farming of vegetables and flowers on your way.

Why choose this tour?

  • Specially crafted hiking adventure to hike off the beaten tracks in Heho
  • Unique hiking trail starting from Heho market to the hidden village of Yaebel
  • Friendly local people of Danu and Inthar tribes
  • Spectacular scenery of various plantations and local people working with buffaloes and oxens

tour description

Arrive at Heho airport and meet your guide around 09:30 hours before heading to Heho local market. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of colourful 5-day market (on market day). Grab your chance to sample local snacks and a sip of Shan Green Tea whilst enjoying the authentic experience of tea shop culture. From there, drive to the trekking starting point, Inn Mee Village which is home for Danu tribe at the tail of Inle Lake. Pass a bunch of green fields with beans, avocado, turmeric and cauliflower farms where you will probably meet bullock carts and traditional farming with buffaloes. Observe how local people make bio-fertilizers out of natural sources. Continue hiking up for a few minutes to be greeted by natural waterfall for refreshment and at the end of uphill hike, you will be welcomed by the breath-taking panoramic view of splendid Inle Lake. After that, walk all the way down to banana plantations and flowers fields such as roses and asters. Home-cooked lunch to be served in Yaebel Village and afterwards, you will be transferred to Nyaung Shwe, one of the gateways to Inle Lake around 13:00 or 14:00 hours.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Inle Lake excursion
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local hiking guide
  • Tea or coffee with snacks
  • Home-cooked Lunch
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Inle Lake Zone Fee


Trek condition:
  • Average

    Important note:
  • It is advisable to wear good walking shoes and carry a walking stick. Also, bring sun block and a small day bag to carry your drinking water.
Tour code: EXIHHHYB

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