Hiking: Visit to the Charming Pao Village

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Inle Lake

tour highlights

  • Short boat trip to Maing Tauk
  • Hiking up the beautiful and picturesque mountain range
  • Traditional lunch in the Inne village
  • Exploring the village to see the traditional houses and life style of local people

tour details

This tour offers not only to enjoy nature but also to become acquainted with the centuries old Pa O culture. You will see how the Pa O folks live their humble daily lives where most days are spent in the fields. By joining this tour, you will be supporting the development of the Pa O community, such as education for the young generation, empowerment of Pa O women, preservation of its ancient cultures and traditions and upgrading the living standards. Experience the traditional ways of life of Shan, Pa O and Intha ethnic groups.

Why choose this tour?

  • Get a inspiring insight of Pa-O culture and ways of life through uphill hike to Inne and Thaleoo villages
  • Stunning mountain scenery featuring beautiful display of various plantations and traditional houses on the way

tour description

Pick up from your hotel by boat to Maing Tauk on the eastern shore of the lake, the starting for your hike today. Day hike to the summit of the blue and hazy mountain range with a visit to the traditional Pa O village called Inne. Inne is located about 15 km away from the lake, high up and the view is simply stunning. On the way enjoy the beauty of nature, the Tawya monastery and many seasonal terrace crop plantations.
Lunch will be provided at Inne with Pa O local food. After lunch, explore the houses and study the local life-style. Afterwards, return back to Inle lake by descending down the slope passing through the Thapyaykone village and then proceed to Thaleoo village. Return back to your hotel by boat.

customise the tour

  • Learn a few words of Pa-O dialect or try on Pa-O traditional costumes
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


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


Trekking route:
  • Inle (Minetauk)-Inne-Thabyaykone-Thaleoo (CITPAR-002)

  • 27 km

    Trek condition:
  • 30% up, 25% down & 45% flat

    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: EXIFHPVB

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