Hiking: On the hills in Kalaw

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

6 hours    English    Kalaw

tour highlights

  • Easy hike along Pine trees, tea and rice plantation
  • Talk to the villagers which are mainly of Nepalese descendants
  • Enjoy the fresh and cool air and the many varieties of bushes, plants and flowers

tour details

A pleasant full day walk through the hills to Myinmahti village, mostly inhabited by the ethnic Danu minority as well as Pa-O, Palaung and Taung Yo ethnic groups. The path takes you first through the pine forest which opens out to potato farms, mountain rice paddies and vegetable plantations. In this traditional rural environment, farmers still work with oxen and buffalo rather than machines. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area on the way.

Why choose this tour?

  • Hiking through colourful Kalaw hills to the Palaung villages of Ywa Thit and Tar Yaw
  • Hiking route entering to the beautiful pine forest followed by a variety of local crop plantations
  • A short break at the View Point to enjoy the fascinating panoramic view of Kalaw and surrounding hills ranges

tour description

Drive to Hnee Payar (Bamboo Pagoda) and start trekking to Ywa Thit and Tar Yaw, which are Palaung villages and approximately three hours walking up and down through forests passing small streams, rice fields and tea plantations. A one-hour ascent to a view point brings you to a well-deserved Nepalese restaurant for a lunch stop of fresh chapati and vegetable curry. If the weather is fine, you can see Mount Popa from the view point. After lunch, walk back to Kalaw passing a reservoir and through dense forest for about three hours. The car will be waiting at same place in Hnee Payar to bring you back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • English speaking local hiking guide
  • Lunch
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


Duration (approximate):
  • 6 hours walking

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

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