MYANMAR – Pindaya – Hike from Pindaya to Inle Lake 4D3N

Theme

Classic, Sustainable

Country - City

Myanmar - Pindaya

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 3

Price level

$

Seasonality

Best period from October to March. To avoid June to September. 

Max number of person(s)

15

Market segment

Arrival City

Nyaung Shwe

Departure city

Pindaya

Number day and night

4 days / 3 nights

Day by day description

Day 1: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – Taung Myint Gyi
You will fill up with a hearty breakfast before starting your 2-day hike that will begin with a steep walk to the village of Htut Ni. The first section of the journey will take you to the heights of Pindaya hills, offering panoramic views of the surrounding farms and tea plantations. You will continue through forested areas for one and a half hour towards Kya Inn, a Danu village, where you will enjoy a home-cooked lunch. On the way, you will have time to visit a remarkable cave sheltering representations of Buddha from where you will enjoy beautiful view on the surrounding valley. After a tasty lunch, you will get back on the trail that will take you away from Pindaya to the village of Yasakyi (2 hours). This part of the hike will be less steep than this morning, giving you all the leisure to enjoy the panorama. Take a tea break at the village before continuing for 1.5 hour to Taung Myint Gyi, a Palaung village, that will mark the end of this first day of hike. Once there, you will have time to explore the village and get a glimpse of the daily life of the Palaung people. You will gather with your guide in the evening for a traditional dinner before you settle in for a good night’s sleep in the village monastery.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi
Meals: Lunch at local house / monastery in See Kya Inn and dinner at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 15 kilometers – 6 hours
Different in elevation: + 770 meters / – 580 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1318 meters / + 1444 meters
Terrain: hilly countryside roads, through forests, villages and tea plantations
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day 2: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw
Taung Myint Gyi monastery is nestled at the foot of the mountains which offers you beautiful views as you wake up in the early morning. Leaving the quiet village behind, you will first cross a bamboo forest. Your itinerary will be less hilly than yesterday as you are exploring the valley between Pindaya from Kalaw. You will notice the change in the landscape, as you are hiking away from the forest covering the foot of the mountain and see the colorful plain opening up in front of you. Take a look behind you: you can recognize the mountain you crossed yesterday! Most of the day, you will walk in and around plantations of cabbage, ginger and wild flowers (each season displaying different crops and colors). The itinerary will be mostly flat as you will need to reach the other side of the valley and get closer to Kalaw where your adventure will continue tomorrow.
You will overnight in Mwe Daw monastery.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Mwe Daw
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi, lunch at local house / monastery in Pwe Pyat and dinner at monastery in Mwe Daw
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 18 kilometers – 5 hours
Different in elevation: + 220 meters / – 320 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1444 meters / + 1336 meters
Terrain: dirt roads through the forest and dirt tracks between fields in the heart of the valley
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day 3: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung
Today’s itinerary will lead you to Na War Taung monastery, north of Kalaw. You will gradually leave the colorful patchwork of fruits and vegetable crops to hike along fresh pine forests surrounding Kalaw region. The relief will be relatively flat with some soft slopes.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Na War Taung
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Mwe Daw, lunch at local house / monastery in Thayae U Min and dinner at monastery in Na War Taung
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 15 kilometers – 5 hours
Different in elevation: + 200 meters / – 250 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1336 meters / + 1443 meters
Terrain: Little hilly dirt road, crossing the plantations in the valley
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day 4: Na War Taung – Myin Ka – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe
This last day of hiking will bring you all the way up and down the mountains to the lake side. You will first walk across pine forests and along the dirt tracks to Myin Ka village. From here to Kalaw, the itinerary will be slightly more challenging with some steep ascent right after Myin Ka village. A gentle slope down the hill will then lead you to Kalaw where a local truck is waiting for you. Sit down and relax as the truck is taking you further out of town and back into the beautiful nature, 30 kilometers from here. You will disembark in Nyaung Khar Shae where you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the fields before resuming your journey. You will need all the energy as you are about to face the hardest climb of your hiking trip. In the horizon, at the end of the flat plain, you can spot the impressive hill you are about to ascent. For around two hours, you will walk on a hilly path, up and down a series of hills, hiding one behind another. The good aspect is that you will enjoy panoramic views on the valley behind you. The hills will then leave place to a flat path across the bamboo forest until you reach Let Maung Kwe. Take a rest and sip on a cup of tea in a local house and wander around the village to capture the beautiful views of Inle Lake. Let Maung Kwe is nestled on the top of the mountains surrounding Inle Lake, right on the edge, offering unobstructed views on the lake, Nyaung Shwe and the floating gardens. From here, you are only one and a half hour walk from your hotel. The last leg of your journey will take you all the down the mountain to the shores of Inle Lake on a winding road. Take your time to stop and stare as there will be many opportunities to capture the panoramic views on the lake! Your hike is now coming to an end as the dirt track ends up on the tar road circling around the lake. Welcome to Inle Lake !
You will either walk to your hotel or take your private boat to your hotel on the lake.

Accommodation: overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe / Inle lake
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Na War Taung, picnic lunch on the way
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 20 kilometers – 6 hours
Different in elevation: + 600 meters / – 880 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1443 meters / + 916 meters
Terrain: very hilly terrain with steep climbs, long descent that winds along the hill at the end of the course
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)
Distance & duration by car: Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 kilometres – 45 Minutes

Selling points

  • To propose a good level trek for active travelers who love trekking in natural environment
  • To discover and learn more about the culture and daily routines of ethnic tribes
  • To explore the hidden places of mountainous area around Pindaya
  • To experience overnight stay at local monastery which can get only by hike
  • To enjoy the trail which allows travelers to admire beautiful unspoiled nature

Extensions

  • Hike from Inle to Nyaung Shwe 2D1N
  • One day walk around Nam pan
  • Full day hiking around Kalaw
  • Adventure on the lake

Selling points

  • Perfect destination and module for active travelers; a mix of contact with nature, local community, learning experiences, and challenges.
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path trail; beautiful landscape with deep forest in some part of the trail
  • Easy to combine with classic program
  • Flexible module, possible to reduce the number of trekking kilometers (by extending car transfer)
  • Suitable for FIT or small group in good health and fit
  • Local guide perfectly knowledgeable of the region

Pros

  • Trekking starting point is easy to access by car from Pindaya
  • This trail is a mix between rice terraces, other kinds of seasonal crops plantations and nature.
  • Experienced supplier able to provide a good service in terms of local trekking guide, food, set up
  • Easy to find active station guides – English and a few french
  • Possible to organize from FIT to small group

Cons

  • Basic toilets, no shower, no hot water
  • Can be a lot of insect at the monastery stay (depend on the season and the location)
  • The trail could be very slippery and muddy after the rain
  • Limited choice of guide languages – only English language & few french

TIME AND TRANSPORTATION

DURATION: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS MODULE

TRANSPORTATION

From To  Km By  Duration Road Condition
Kalaw Nyaung Khar Shae Car 40 minutes Good
Paung Pine Nyaung Shwe Car 30 minutes Good

Notes

MAP OF THE MODULE: Link (please don’t share it with the guest)

INFORMATION TO COLLECT FROM THE CLIENT 

  • Understand the client and guests’ needs and expectations before proposing an itinerary
  • Request information from clients and fill the Information Active Participants file: Name and surname, hiking level, any specific allergies, insurance details.

INFORMATION ABOUT TREKKING MODULE

  • Possible to sell to FIT and GIT (15 pax group max)
  • Suggested for children from 14 to 15 years old up
  • Easia Active guide + 1 Local trekking guide & cook to escort the group
  • Flexible module, possible to reduce the trekking daily kilometers, extending vehicle transfer
  • The big luggage will bring to Nyaung Shwe/ Inle Lake and keep on the lobby of clients’ hotel.
  • Travelers must prepare a back pack with all their necessary clothes, toiletries and equipment for an overnight trekking
  • Most toilet on the way will be of a local squat type, but clean
  • Unlimited Water is provided throughout the trip

QUOTATION GUIDELINES

  • Hotels in Nyaung Shwe/ Inle Lake need to be quoted extra by Easia.
  • Boat on Inle Lake – to be quoted extra by Easia.
  • Domestic Flights need to be quoted extra by Easia.
  • Meals mentioned in program text is included in the package price.
    • Lunch is taken at local house/ monastery in See Kya Inn on the first day
    • Dinner is taken at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi on the first day
    • Breakfast is taken at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi on the second day
    • Lunch is taken at local house/ monastery in Pwe Pyat on the second day
    • Dinner is taken at monastery in Mwe Daw on the second day
    • Breakfast is taken at monastery in Mwe Daw on the third day
    • Lunch is taken at local house/ monastery in Thayae U Min on the third day
    • Dinner is taken at monastery in Na War Taung on the third day
    • Breakfast is taken at monastery in Na War Taung on the fourth day
    • Picnic lunch is taken on the way at Nyaung Khar Shay village on the fourth day

WHAT TO BRING/DRESS CODE:

  • Small back pack to carry necessary clothes for overnight, towel, toiletries,
  • Dress code: trekking shoes, long pants, rain jacket in case of unexpected rain, sweater,
  • Equipment: camera, sun protection, hut, mosquito repellent, reusable water bottles,

WHAT IS PROVIDED BY SUPPLIER  

  • Food during the module: lunch, dinner, breakfast
  • Mattress, blanket, mosquito net, small towel
  • water

SEASONALITY DETAILS

  • Best period from October to March. To avoid June to September.
    • October to March: best season – with pleasant temperature and nice landscape
    • April to May: dry season – weather gets to high temperatures in the day time. Possible but challenging.
    • June to September: rainy season – Avoid raining season due to the heavy rain, the trail is muddy and difficult to access.

Market suggestion

AUSTRALIA

BENELUX

CANADA

CEE

GERMANY

ITALY

SPAIN

SCANDINAVIA

FRANCE

UK

PORTUGAR

BEST FOR FIT

PORTUGAL

BEST FOR GIT

Number of PAX

15

Important notes

MAP OF THE MODULE: Link (Please do not share it with clients)

ABOUT THE TREKKING MODULE

  • Book vehicle transfer from hotel to trekking starting point and from trekking ending pint to Nyaung Shwe
  • Book the local boat from ending point to pier in Nyaung Shwe
  • Meals mentioned in program text is included in the price.
  • Book the Easia guide in advance
  • During rainy season, Easia guide should verify the trails with the local trekking guide/supplier before hiking the tour
  • Operation should provide a first Aid Kit to the Easia Guide
  • Explain clearly to the Guide the profile of the Client and expectation of the Travelers

EASIA ACTIVE GUIDE

  • Dress properly: proper shoes – please no sandals or flip flops; Uniform: guide must dress properly, using hiking clothes
  • Always remember to carry the First health kit to the Guide 
  • Guide must be flexible on the spot and the guide must adapt the speed and the length of the trails to the needs of the travelers
  • Have to study the tour with operation – Map
  • Make a daily briefing before starting the hike
    • Distance and duration of the hike
    • Where will they go, what they will visit, and points of interest
    • Type of terrain
    • Share some local insight and information about the locations, sites, and culture before departure
    • Should give information about the code of conduct, how to behave in a destination by respecting the environment and locals
    • Hiking guide must be flexible on the spot: adapt the speed and the length of the trails to the needs of the guests
  • Should stop and allow traveler to meet and learn about the local community (tea break if possible)
  • Should check the water quantity every day
  • Should have lunch together with the travelers
  • Should check the climate conditions before the tour to avoid risks (for example; bring rain coats) and be careful during the tour not to put the lives of the clients in danger.
  • Languages – use polite language and adapt the behavior depending on the clients’ character and behavior

Contact

  • Coordinate by Inle Lake office
  • Trek supplier: Myo Tun and Brothers

Special information

SPECIAL GUIDE NOTES 

  • LIMIT THE USE OF PLASTIC!!!

English

Day XX: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – Taung Myint Gyi
You will fill up with a hearty breakfast before starting your 2-day hike that will begin with a steep walk to the village of Htut Ni. The first section of the journey will take you to the heights of Pindaya hills, offering panoramic views of the surrounding farms and tea plantations. You will continue through forested areas for one and a half hour towards Kya Inn, a Danu village, where you will enjoy a home-cooked lunch. On the way, you will have time to visit a remarkable cave sheltering representations of Buddha from where you will enjoy beautiful view on the surrounding valley. After a tasty lunch, you will get back on the trail that will take you away from Pindaya to the village of Yasakyi (2 hours). This part of the hike will be less steep than this morning, giving you all the leisure to enjoy the panorama. Take a tea break at the village before continuing for 1.5 hour to Taung Myint Gyi, a Palaung village, that will mark the end of this first day of hike. Once there, you will have time to explore the village and get a glimpse of the daily life of the Palaung people. You will gather with your guide in the evening for a traditional dinner before you settle in for a good night’s sleep in the village monastery.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi
Meals: Lunch at local house / monastery in See Kya Inn and dinner at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 15 kilometers – 6 hours
Different in elevation: + 770 meters / – 580 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1318 meters / + 1444 meters
Terrain: hilly countryside roads, through forests, villages and tea plantations
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day XX: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw
Taung Myint Gyi monastery is nestled at the foot of the mountains which offers you beautiful views as you wake up in the early morning. Leaving the quiet village behind, you will first cross a bamboo forest. Your itinerary will be less hilly than yesterday as you are exploring the valley between Pindaya from Kalaw. You will notice the change in the landscape, as you are hiking away from the forest covering the foot of the mountain and see the colorful plain opening up in front of you. Take a look behind you: you can recognize the mountain you crossed yesterday! Most of the day, you will walk in and around plantations of cabbage, ginger and wild flowers (each season displaying different crops and colors). The itinerary will be mostly flat as you will need to reach the other side of the valley and get closer to Kalaw where your adventure will continue tomorrow.
You will overnight in Mwe Daw monastery.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Mwe Daw
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Taung Myint Gyi, lunch at local house / monastery in Pwe Pyat and dinner at monastery in Mwe Daw
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 18 kilometers – 5 hours
Different in elevation: + 220 meters / – 320 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1444 meters / + 1336 meters
Terrain: dirt roads through the forest and dirt tracks between fields in the heart of the valley
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day XX: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung
Today’s itinerary will lead you to Na War Taung monastery, north of Kalaw. You will gradually leave the colorful patchwork of fruits and vegetable crops to hike along fresh pine forests surrounding Kalaw region. The relief will be relatively flat with some soft slopes.

Accommodation: overnight at monastery in Na War Taung
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Mwe Daw, lunch at local house / monastery in Thayae U Min and dinner at monastery in Na War Taung
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 15 kilometers – 5 hours
Different in elevation: + 200 meters / – 250 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1336 meters / + 1443 meters
Terrain: Little hilly dirt road, crossing the plantations in the valley
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)

Notes: Shared accommodation in the monastery. Comfort is very simple, only a local-style mattress on the floor, pillows and blanket. Mosquito nets are provided when needed. Shared toilets outside of building with bucket-style showers.

Day XX: Na War Taung – Myin Ka – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe
This last day of hiking will bring you all the way up and down the mountains to the lake side. You will first walk across pine forests and along the dirt tracks to Myin Ka village. From here to Kalaw, the itinerary will be slightly more challenging with some steep ascent right after Myin Ka village. A gentle slope down the hill will then lead you to Kalaw where a local truck is waiting for you. Sit down and relax as the truck is taking you further out of town and back into the beautiful nature, 30 kilometers from here. You will disembark in Nyaung Khar Shae where you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the fields before resuming your journey. You will need all the energy as you are about to face the hardest climb of your hiking trip. In the horizon, at the end of the flat plain, you can spot the impressive hill you are about to ascent. For around two hours, you will walk on a hilly path, up and down a series of hills, hiding one behind another. The good aspect is that you will enjoy panoramic views on the valley behind you. The hills will then leave place to a flat path across the bamboo forest until you reach Let Maung Kwe. Take a rest and sip on a cup of tea in a local house and wander around the village to capture the beautiful views of Inle Lake. Let Maung Kwe is nestled on the top of the mountains surrounding Inle Lake, right on the edge, offering unobstructed views on the lake, Nyaung Shwe and the floating gardens. From here, you are only one and a half hour walk from your hotel. The last leg of your journey will take you all the down the mountain to the shores of Inle Lake on a winding road. Take your time to stop and stare as there will be many opportunities to capture the panoramic views on the lake! Your hike is now coming to an end as the dirt track ends up on the tar road circling around the lake. Welcome to Inle Lake !
You will either walk to your hotel or take your private boat to your hotel on the lake.

Accommodation: overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe / Inle lake
Meals: Breakfast at monastery in Na War Taung, picnic lunch on the way
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 20 kilometers – 6 hours
Different in elevation: + 600 meters / – 880 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 1443 meters / + 916 meters
Terrain: very hilly terrain with steep climbs, long descent that winds along the hill at the end of the course
Transportation: Emergency vehicle available (Motorbike taxi – possible to access in most of the areas)
Distance & duration by car: Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 kilometres – 45 Minutes

French

Randonnée de Pindaya au Lac Inlé 4J3N

Jour XX: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – Taung Myint Gyi
Vous prendrez un petit-déjeuner copieux avant de commencer votre randonnée en prenant un chemin escarpé en direction du village de Htut Ni. Pendant la première partie de la marche, vous verrez les collines de Pindaya qui offrent une vue panoramique sur les fermes et les plantations de thé aux alentours. Vous continuerez à travers la forêt pendant une heure et demie jusqu’au village Danu de Kya Inn où vous vous arrêterez pour déguster un déjeuner fait-maison. Sur le chemin, vous aurez le temps de visiter une remarquable grotte qui abrite des représentations de Bouddha et d’où vous pourrez contempler la vue sur la vallée. Après le repas, vous vous remettrez en route en mettant le cap sur le village de Yazagyi situé à deux heures de marche. Cette partie de la randonnée sera moins escarpée ce qui vous donnera l’occasion d’admirer pleinement la vue. Vous vous arrêterez dans un village pour une tasse de thé avant de poursuivre votre route pendant environ 1 heure et demie avant de rejoindre le village Palaung de Taung Myint Gyi, la destination de votre première journée de randonnée. Une fois arrivés, vous aurez le temps d’explorer le village et d’observer la vie quotidienne du peuple Palaung. Dans la soirée, vous rejoindrez votre guide pour un dîner traditionnel avant de vous installer pour une bonne nuit de sommeil au monastère du village.

Hébergement: nuit au monastère à Taung Myint Gyi
Repas inclus: déjeuner dans une maison locale/au monastère à See Kya Inn et dîner au monastère de Taung Myint Gyi
Niveau: 3
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 15 kilomètres – 6 heures
Différence de dénivelé: + 770 mètres / – 580 mètres
Altitude au départ / à l’arrivée : + 1318 mètres / + 1444 mètres
Type de terrain: des routes de campagne vallonnées traversant des forêts, des villages et des plantations de thé.
Transfert: véhicule d’urgence disponible (mototaxi capable d’accéder à la plupart des zones de la région)

Remarques: hébergement partagé au monastère, le confort y est rudimentaire et vous dormirez sur un matelas local posé sur le sol avec des oreillers et une couverture. Des moustiquaires sont disponibles en cas de besoin. Il y a des toilettes partagées à l’extérieur du bâtiment avec des douches munies de seaux.

Jour XX: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw
Le monastère de Taung Myint Gyi est niché au pied des montagnes et vous pourrez contempler les beaux paysages dès votre réveil de bonne heure. Vous quitterez le village silencieux et traverserez d’abord une forêt de bambous. Après avoir arpenté des collines le premier jour, vous explorerez aujourd’hui la vallée entre Pindaya et Kalaw. Vous remarquerez le changement de paysages en vous éloignant de la forêt qui couvre le pied des montagnes pour contempler la plaine colorée s’ouvrant devant vous. En jetant un regard par-dessus votre épaule vous pourrez reconnaître la montagne traversée la veille ! Vous marcherez principalement le long de plantations de chou, de gingembre ou de fleurs sauvages (les cultures et les couleurs changent en fonction de la saison). Vous marcherez sur un terrain plat pour atteindre l’autre côté de la vallée et vous rapprocher de Kalaw où vous poursuivrez votre aventure le lendemain.

Vous passerez la nuit au monastère de Mwe Daw.

Hébergement: nuit au monastère à Mwe Daw
Repas inclus: petit-déjeuner au monastère de Taung Myint Gyi, déjeuner dans une maison locale/au monastère et dîner au monastère à Mwe Daw
Niveau: 2
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 18 kilomètres – 5 heures
Différence de dénivelé: + 220 mètres / – 320 mètres
Altitude au départ / à l’arrivée : + 1444 mètres / + 1336 mètres
Type de terrain : des routes de terre à travers la forêt et des chemins de terre entre les champs au cœur de la vallée.
Transfert: véhicule d’urgence disponible (mototaxi capable d’accéder à la plupart des zones de la région)

Remarques: hébergement partagé au monastère, le confort y est rudimentaire et vous dormirez sur un matelas local posé sur le sol avec des oreillers et une couverture. Des moustiquaires sont disponibles en cas de besoin. Il y a des toilettes partagées à l’extérieur du bâtiment avec des douches munies de seaux.

Jour XX: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung
Vous vous rendrez au monastère de Na War Taung au nord de Kalaw. Vous quitterez progressivement les patchworks colorés des champs de légumes et des vergers pour grimper le long des forêts de pins autour de la région de Kalaw. Le relief sera relativement plat avec quelques pentes douces.

Hébergement: nuit au monastère à Na War Taung
Repas inclus: petit-déjeuner au monastère à Mwe Daw, déjeuner dans une maison locale/au monastère à Thayae U Min et dîner au monastère à Na War Taung
Niveau: 2
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 15 kilomètres - 5 heures
Différence de dénivelé: + 200 mètres / – 250 mètres
Altitude au départ / à l’arrivée : + 1336 mètres / + 1443 mètres
Type de terrain: des routes de terre un peu vallonnées traversant les plantations de la vallée
Transfert: véhicule d’urgence disponible (mototaxi capable d’accéder à la plupart des zones de la région)

Remarques: hébergement partagé au monastère, le confort y est rudimentaire et vous dormirez sur un matelas local posé sur le sol avec des oreillers et une couverture. Des moustiquaires sont disponibles en cas de besoin. Il y a des toilettes partagées à l’extérieur du bâtiment avec des douches munies de seaux.

Jour XX: Na War Taung – Myin Ka – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe

Ce dernier jour de randonnée vous fera monter et descendre les montagnes pour rejoindre le bord du lac. Vous commencerez par traverser les forêts de pin avant d’emprunter des chemins de terre jusqu’au village de Myin Ka. A partir de là jusqu’à Kalaw, la randonnée sera un peu plus difficile car juste après le village il faudra prendre un chemin escarpé. Vous suivrez ensuite la route descendant doucement pour atteindre Kalaw où un bus local vous attendra. Vous pourrez ainsi vous reposer pendant que le véhicule vous éloignera de la ville pour vous ramener vers la nature, à 30 kilomètres de là. Vous débarquerez à Nyaung Khar Shae où vous dégusterez un déjeuner sous forme de pique-nique au milieu des champs avant de reprendre la route. Il vous faudra rassembler toute votre énergie pour attaquer la partie la plus difficile de la randonnée. A l’horizon, au bout de la plaine plate, vous pourrez apercevoir l’impressionnante colline qui vous attend. Pendant environ deux heures, vous emprunterez un chemin vallonné montant et descendant une série de collines, l’une se cachant derrière l’autre et vous pourrez apprécier les vues panoramiques sur la vallée derrière vous. Les collines laisseront ensuite leur place à une forêt de bambous et vous suivrez un sentier plat jusqu’à Let Maung Kwe. Vous pourrez alors vous reposer et savourer une tasse de thé dans une maison locale avant d’explorer un peu le village pour admirer la vue sur le Lac Inlé. Let Maung Kwe est située dans les montagnes autour du Lac Inlé et de telle façon qu’on y a une vue extraordinaire sur le lac, Nyaung Shwe ainsi que sur les jardins flottants. A partir de là, vous ne serez plus qu’à une heure et demie de votre hôtel. Pour la dernière partie de votre aventure vous descendrez de la montagne en suivant une route serpentant jusqu’aux rives du Lac Inlé. Vous pourrez prendre votre temps pour contempler la vue et le panorama jusqu’en bas. Lorsque le chemin de terre rencontrera la route autour du lac vous serez enfin arrivés : bienvenue au Lac Inlé !

Vous pourrez soit marcher jusqu’à votre hôtel, soit prendre un bateau privé pour rejoindre votre hôtel sur le lac.

Hébergement: nuit à l’hôtel à Nyaung Shwe / au Lac Inlé
Repas inclus: Petit-déjeuner au monastère à Na War Taung, déjeuner sous forme de pique-nique sur le chemin
Niveau: 3
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 20 kilomètres – 6 heures
Différence de dénivelé: + 600 mètres / – 880 mètres
Altitude au départ / à l’arrivée : + 1443 mètres / + 916 mètres
Type de terrain: relief très vallonné avec des montées assez escarpées, de longues descentes serpentant le long de la colline à la fin du parcours
Transfert: véhicule d’urgence disponible (mototaxi capable d’accéder à la plupart des zones de la région)
Distance et durée du trajet en voiture :  Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 kilomètres – 45 minutes

Spanish

Excursión desde Pindaya hasta el lago Inle (4 días y 3 noches)
Día XX: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – Taung Myint Gyi
Llenará su estómago con un copioso desayuno antes de comenzar su excursión de dos días que comenzará con un abrupto ascenso hasta el pueblo Htut Ni. El primer tramo de la travesía le llevará hasta las zonas altas de las montañas de Pindaya, que le ofrecerán unas vistas panorámicas de las tierras de labranza y las plantaciones de té circundantes. Continuará a través de zonas boscosas durante una hora y media hacia Kya Inn, un pueblo Danu, donde se deleitará con un almuerzo casero. Por el camino, tendrá la oportunidad de visitar una impresionante cueva que alberga representaciones de Buda y desde la que podrá disfrutar de unas increíbles vistas del valle circundante. Después del delicioso almuerzo, regresará al camino que le aleja de Pindaya en dirección al pueblo de Yasakyi (2 horas). Esta parte de la excursión será menos abrupta de la de la mañana, lo que le permitirá relajarse y disfrutar del panorama. Haga una pausa para el té en el pueblo antes de continuar durante una hora y media hasta Taung Myint Gyi, un pueblo Palaung, momento que marcará el final de este primer día de excursión. Una vez allí, tendrá tiempo para explorar el pueblo y echar un vistazo a la vida cotidiana del pueblo Palaung. Se reunirá con su guía por la noche para disfrutar de una cena tradicional antes de acomodarse para gozar de una buena noche de descanso en el monasterio del pueblo.

Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en el monasterio de Taung Myint Gyi.
Comidas: almuerzo en casa local /monasterio de See Kya Inn y cena en el monasterio en Taung Myint Gyi.
Nivel: 3.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 15 kilómetros – 6 horas.
Altitud total: + 770 metros / – 580 metros.
Altitud entre el punto de partida y el de finalización: + 1318 metros / + 1444 metros.
Terreno: carreteras secundarias por las montañas a través de bosques, pueblos y plantaciones de té.
Transporte: vehículo de emergencia disponible (mototaxi – es posible acceder a la mayoría de zonas).
Notas: alojamiento compartido en el monasterio. Las comodidades son muy sencillas, solamente un colchón del estilo local en el suelo, almohadas y una manta. También se ofrecen mosquiteras cuando se necesitan. Los baños son compartidos y están fuera del edificio, con duchas de caldero.

Día XX: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw
El monasterio de Taung Myint Gyi está anidado a los pues de las montañas, un paraje que le ofrece unas preciosas vistas cuando abra los ojos a primera hora de la mañana. Una vez deje atrás este tranquilo pueblo, primero cruzará un bosque de bambú. El itinerario de hoy será menos montañoso que el de ayer, ya que hoy explorará el valle que se extiende entre Pindaya y Kalaw. Podrá darse cuenta de un cambio en el paisaje según avanza en su excursión, alejándose del bosque que cubre las faldas de la montaña, y verá cómo se abren las coloridas planicies ante usted. Eche un vistazo a su espalda: ¡podrá reconocer la montaña que cruzó ayer! Durante la mayor parte del día caminará entre plantaciones de repollo, jengibre y flores silvestres (durante cada estación se muestran diferentes cultivos y colores). El itinerario será principalmente llano, ya que deberá llegar al otro lado del valle y acercarse a Kalaw, donde continuará su aventura mañana.
Pasará la noche en el monasterio de Mwe Daw.
Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en el monasterio de Mwe Daw.
Comidas: desayuno en el montasterio de Taung Myint Gyi, almuerzo en casa local/ monasterio en Pwe Pyat y cena en el monasterio de Mwe Daw.
Nivel: 2.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 18 kilómetros – 5 horas.
Altitud total: + 220 metros / – 320 metros.
Altitud entre el punto de partida y el de finalización: + 1444 metros / + 1336 metros.
Terreno: carreteras de tierra a través del bosque y caminos de tierra entre campos en el corazón del valle.
Transporte: vehículo de emergencia disponible (mototaxi – es posible acceder a la mayoría de zonas).
Notas: alojamiento compartido en el monasterio. Las comodidades son muy sencillas, solamente un colchón del estilo local en el suelo, almohadas y una manta. También se ofrecen mosquiteras cuando se necesitan. Los baños son compartidos y están fuera del edificio, con duchas de caldero.
Día XX: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung
El itinerario de hoy le llevará hasta el monasterio de Na War Taung, al norte de Kalaw. Abandonará gradualmente el mosaico de colores ilustrado por los cultivos de frutas y verduras para caminar entre frescos bosques de pino que rodean la región de Kalaw. Este tramo será relativamente llano con algunas pendientes poco empinadas.

Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en el monasterio de Na War Taung.
Comidas: desayuno en el monasterio de Mwe Daw, almuerzo en casa local/ monasterio en Thayae U Min y cena en el monasterio de Na War Taung.
Nivel: 2.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 15 kilómetros – 5 horas.
Altitud total: + 200 metros / – 250 metros.
Altitud entre el punto de partida y el de finalización: + 1336 metros / – 1443 metros.
Terreno: carretera de tierra por partes montañosas, cruce de plantaciones en el valle.
Transporte: vehículo de emergencia disponible (mototaxi – es posible acceder a la mayoría de zonas).
Notas: alojamiento compartido en el monasterio. Las comodidades son muy sencillas, solamente un colchón del estilo local en el suelo, almohadas y una manta. También se ofrecen mosquiteras cuando se necesitan. Los baños son compartidos y están fuera del edificio, con duchas de caldero.

Día XX: Na War Taung – Myin Ka – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe
Este último día de excursión le llevará de arriba a abajo por las montañas que anidan al lado del lago. Primero caminará a través de bosques de pino y por caminos de tierra hasta el pueblo de Myin Ka. Desde aquí hasta Kalaw, el itinerario será ligeramente más desafiante, con algunos ascensos abruptos justo después del pueblo de Myin Ka. Una ligera pendiente montaña abajo le llevará hasta Kalaw, donde le estará esperando una furgoneta local. Tome asiento y relájese mientras la furgoneta le saca de nuevo de la ciudad y se adentra en la preciosa naturaleza, a 30 kilómetros desde su ubicación. Bajará del coche en Nyaung Khar Shae, donde disfrutará de un almuerzo en forma de picnic en el medio de los campos antes de finalizar su jornada. Necesitará toda la energía que le quede, ya que estará a punto de enfrentarse al ascenso más exigente de esta excursión. En el horizonte, al final de la planicie, podrá observar la impresionante montaña que está a punto de ascender. Durante cerca de dos horas, caminará por un camino montañoso, subiendo y bajando por la cordillera, donde una montaña se esconde tras la siguiente. El aspecto a destacar es que disfrutará de unas vistas panorámicas del valle a su espalda. Las montañas darán paso posteriormente a un camino llano a través de un bosque de bambú hasta llegar a Let Maung Kwe. Tómese un descanso, disfrute de una taza de té en una casa local y pasee por el pueblo para absorber la mágica belleza del lago Inle. Let Maung Kwe está anidado en la cima de las montañas que rodean el lago Inle, justo en el precipicio, por lo que ofrece unas vistas impolutas sobre el lago, Nyaung Shwe y los jardines flotantes. Desde aquí, estará solamente a una hora y media a pie hasta el hotel. El último tramo de la excursión le llevará a las faldas de la cordillera y hasta las orillas del lago Inle por una carretera serpenteante. Tómese su tiempo para detenerse y deleitarse con las vistas, ya que habrá muchas oportunidades de disfrutar de las panorámicas del lago. Su excursión llega a su fin a medida que el camino de tierra se funde con la carretera asfaltada que rodea al lado. ¡Bienvenido al lago Inle!

Podrá o caminar hasta su hotel o tomar un barco privado hasta su hotel en el lago.
Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en el hotel de Nyaung Shwe o el lago Inle.
Comidas: desayuno en el monasterio Na War Taung, almuerzo en forma de picnic por el camino.
Nivel: 3.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 20 kilómetros – 6 horas.
Altitud total: + 600 metros / – 880 metros.
Altitud entre el punto de partida y el de finalización: + 1443 metros / + 916 metros.
Terreno: terreno muy montañoso con ascensos abruptos, largos descensos que serpentean por la montaña al final del tramo.
Transporte: vehículo de emergencia disponible (mototaxi – es posible acceder a la mayoría de zonas).
Distancia y duración en coche: Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 kilómetros – 45 minutos.

Italian

Escursione da Pindaya al Lago Inle 4 Giorni / 3 Notti

XX giorno: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – Taung Myint Gyi

Mangerete una ricca colazione prima di iniziare la vostra escursione di 2 giorni che inizierà con una ripida passeggiata fino al villaggio di Htut Ni. La prima parte del viaggio vi porterà sulle alture delle colline di Pindaya, offrendo viste panoramiche sulle fattorie e sulle piantagioni di tè circostanti. Continuerete attraverso le aree boschive per un’ora e mezza verso Kya Inn, un villaggio di Danu, dove potrete gustare un pranzo cucinato in casa. Lungo la strada, avrete il tempo di visitare una straordinaria grotta che ospita le rappresentazioni del Buddha, da cui godrete di una splendida vista sulla valle circostante.

Dopo un gustoso pranzo, tornerete sul sentiero che vi porterà da Pindaya al villaggio di Yasakyi (2 ore). Questa parte dell’escursione sarà meno ripida di questa mattina, offrendovi tutto il tempo libero per godervi il ​​panorama. Fate una pausa tè al villaggio prima di continuare per 1 ora e 30 minuti verso Taung Myint Gyi, un villaggio di Palaung, che segnerà la fine di questo primo giorno di escursione. Una volta lì, avrete il tempo di esplorare il villaggio e dare un’occhiata alla vita quotidiana del popolo Palaung. Vi riunirete con la vostra guida la sera per una cena tradizionale prima di addormentarvi per una buona notte di riposo nel monastero del villaggio.

Sistemazione: pernottamento al monastero di Taung Myint Gyi

Pasti: pranzo nella casa / monastero locale a See Kya Inn e cena nel monastero di Taung Myint Gyi

Livello 3

Distanza e durata dell’escursione: 15 chilometri – 6 ore

Dislivello: + 770 metri / – 580 metri

Altitudine del punto iniziale / punto finale: + 1318 metri / + 1444 metri

Terreno: strade collinari di campagna, attraverso boschi, villaggi e piantagioni di tè

Trasporto: veicolo di emergenza disponibile (Moto taxi, col quale è possibile accedere alla maggior parte delle aree)

Note: Alloggio condiviso nel monastero. Il comfort è molto semplice, solo un materasso in stile locale sul pavimento, cuscini e coperta. Le zanzariere vengono fornite in caso di necessità. Servizi igienici in comune all’esterno dell’edificio con docce a secchio.

Giorno XX: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw

Il monastero di Taung Myint Gyi si trova ai piedi delle montagne e offre splendide viste al risveglio al mattino presto. Lasciando alle spalle il tranquillo villaggio, attraverserete prima una foresta di bambù. Il vostro itinerario sarà meno collinoso di ieri mentre esplorate la valle tra Pindaya da Kalaw. Noterete il cambiamento nel paesaggio, mentre state camminando lontano dalla foresta che copre i piedi della montagna e vedrete la pianura colorata aprirsi di fronte a voi. Date un’occhiata alle vostre spalle: potete riconoscere la montagna che avete attraversato ieri!

Durante la maggior parte della giornata, camminerete dentro e intorno a piantagioni di cavoli, zenzero e fiori selvatici (ogni stagione con colture e colori diversi). L’itinerario sarà prevalentemente pianeggiante poiché dovrete raggiungere l’altro lato della valle e avvicinarvi a Kalaw, dove la vostra avventura continuerà domani. Pernotterete nel monastero di Mwe Daw.

Sistemazione: pernottamento al monastero di Mwe Daw

Pasti: colazione al monastero di Taung Myint Gyi, pranzo nella casa / monastero locale a Pwe Pyat e cena al monastero di Mwe Daw

Livello 2

Distanza e durata dell’escursione: 18 chilometri – 5 ore

Dislivello: + 220 metri / – 320 metri

Altitudine del punto iniziale / punto finale: + 1444 metri / + 1336 metri

Terreno: strade sterrate attraverso la foresta e sentieri sterrati tra i campi nel cuore della valle

Trasporti: veicolo di emergenza disponibile (Moto taxi, col quale è possibile accedere nella maggior parte delle aree)

Note: Alloggio condiviso nel monastero. Il comfort è molto semplice, solo un materasso in stile locale sul pavimento, cuscini e coperta. Le zanzariere vengono fornite in caso di necessità. Servizi igienici in comune all’esterno dell’edificio con docce a secchio.

Giorno XX: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung

L’itinerario di oggi vi condurrà al monastero di Na War Taung, a nord di Kalaw. Lascerete gradualmente il colorato mosaico di frutta e colture vegetali per fare escursioni lungo le fresche pinete che circondano la regione del Kalaw. Il rilievo sarà relativamente piatto con alcune pendenze morbide.

Sistemazione: pernottamento al monastero di Na War Taung

Pasti: colazione al monastero di Mwe Daw, pranzo nella casa / monastero locale in Thayae U Min e cena nel monastero di Na War Taung

Livello 2

Distanza e durata dell’escursione: 15 chilometri – 5 ore

Dislivello: + 200 metri / – 250 metri

Altitudine del punto iniziale / punto finale: + 1336 metri / + 1443 metri

Terreno: stradina sterrata collinare, che attraversa le piantagioni della valle

Trasporti: veicolo di emergenza disponibile (Moto taxi, col quale è possibile accedere nella maggior parte delle aree)

Note: Alloggio condiviso nel monastero. Il comfort è molto semplice, solo un materasso in stile locale sul pavimento, cuscini e coperta. Le zanzariere vengono fornite in caso di necessità. Servizi igienici in comune all’esterno dell’edificio con docce a secchio.

Giorno XX: Na War Taung – Myin Ka – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe

Quest’ultimo giorno di escursioni vi porterà su e giù per le montagne fino al lago. Per prima cosa camminerete attraverso le pinete e lungo le strade sterrate fino al villaggio di Myin Ka. Da qui a Kalaw, l’itinerario sarà leggermente più impegnativo con una ripida salita subito dopo il villaggio di Myin Ka. Un dolce pendio giù per la collina vi condurrà quindi a Kalaw, dove un camion locale vi sta aspettando. Sedetevi e rilassatevi mentre il camion vi porta più lontano dalla città per tornare nella splendida natura, a 30 chilometri di distanza. Arriverete a Nyaung Khar Shae, per godervi un pranzo al sacco in mezzo ai campi prima di riprendere il viaggio. Avrete bisogno di tutta l’energia prima di affrontare la salita più difficile della vostra escursione.

All’orizzonte, alla fine della pianura, potete vedere l’imponente collina che state per salire. Per circa due ore, camminerete su un sentiero su e giù per una serie di colline, in fila indiana. L’aspetto positivo è che godrete di viste panoramiche della valle dietro di voi. Le colline lasceranno quindi posto a un sentiero pianeggiante attraverso la foresta di bambù fino a raggiungere Let Maung Kwe. Riposatevi e sorseggiate una tazza di tè in una casa locale e passeggiate per il villaggio per catturare le splendide vedute del Lago Inle.

Let Maung Kwe è situato sulla cima delle montagne che circondano il Lago Inle, proprio sul bordo, e offre una visuale libera del lago, Nyaung Shwe e sui giardini galleggianti. Da qui, siete solo a un’ora e mezza a piedi dal vostro hotel. L’ultima tappa del vostro viaggio vi porterà lungo tutta la montagna fino alle rive del Lago Inle su una strada tortuosa. Prendetevi del tempo ogni volta che potete per fare una pausa e catturare le viste panoramiche sul lago! La vostra escursione ora sta concludendo mentre il percorso sterrato finisce sulla strada asfaltata che gira intorno al lago. Benvenuti al Lago Inle!

Camminerete oppure prenderete una barca privata fino al vostro hotel sul lago.

Sistemazione: pernottamento in hotel nel lago Nyaung Shwe / Inle

Pasti: colazione al monastero di Na War Taung, pranzo al sacco lungo la strada

Livello 3

Distanza e durata dell’escursione: 20 chilometri – 6 ore

Dislivello: + 600 metri / – 880 metri

Altitudine del punto iniziale / punto finale: + 1443 metri / + 916 metri

Terreno: terreno molto collinare con salite ripide, lunga discesa che si snoda lungo la collina alla fine del percorso

Trasporti: veicolo di emergenza disponibile (Moto taxi, col quale è possibile accedere nella maggior parte delle aree)

Distanza e durata in auto: Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 chilometri – 45 minuti

German

Wanderung von Pindaya zum Inle-See 4T3N

Tag XX: Pindaya – Htut Ni – See Kyat Inn – Yazagyi – TaungMyintGyi
Sie werden sich an einem herzhaften Frühstück satt essen, bevor Sie mir Ihrer zweitägigen Wanderung auf dem steilen Weg zum Dorf Htut Ni beginnen. Der erste Teil der Tour wird Sie in die hohen Regionen des Pindaya-Hügels bringen. Von dort aus haben Sie einen Panoramablick auf die umgebenden Bauernhöfe und Teeplantagen. Danach führt die Wanderung für anderthalb Stunden weiter durch bewaldete Gebiete bis nach Kya In, ein Danu-Dorf, in welchem Sie ein hausgemachtes Mittagessen genießen können. Unterwegs werden Sie Zeit haben, um eine bemerkenswerte Höhle zu besuchen, die Darstellungen von Buddha beherbergt. Von der Höhle aus haben Sie eine schöne Aussicht auf das Tal in der Umgebung. Nach einem köstlichen Mittagessen kehren Sie zu dem Weg zurück, der Sie weg von Pindaya und hin zum Dorf Yasakyi (2 Stunden) bringt. Dieser Teil der Wanderung ist etwas weniger steil als am Morgen, sodass Sie den Panoramablick ausgiebig genießen können. Sie legen eine Teepause im Dorf ein, bevor Sie für anderthalb Stunden weiter nach Taung Myint Gyi, eine Palaung-Gemeinde, laufen. Hier endet auch der Fußmarsch für den ersten Tag. Wenn Sie in Taung Myint Gyi angekommen sind, haben Sie Zeit, das Dorf zu erkunden und einen Einblick in den Alltag des Palaung-Stammes zu bekommen. Am Abend treffen Sie sich mit Ihrem Reiseleiter, um ein traditionelles Abendessen einzunehmen, bevor Sie sich für die Nacht in das Dorfkloster begeben.

Unterbringung: Übernachtung in einem Kloster in Taung Myint Gyi
Mahlzeiten: Mittagessen in einem lokalen Haus / Kloster in See Kya Inn und Abendessen im Kloster in Taung Myint Gyi
Level: 3
Länge und Dauer der Wanderung: 15 Kilometer – 6 Stunden
Höhenunterschied: +770 Meter / -580 Meter
Höhenlage Startpunkt / Endpunkt: +1.318 Meter / +1.444 Meter
Terrain: hügelige Landstraßen durch Wälder, Dörfer und Teeplantagen
Beförderung: Einsatzfahrzeug steht zur Verfügung (Motorradtaxi – hat dort Zugang zu den meisten Gebieten)

Hinweise: Gemeinsame Unterkunft im Kloster. Der Komfort ist sehr gering gehalten; es gibt nur eine Matratze im lokalen Stil auf dem Fußboden, Kissen und eine Decke. Bei Bedarf werden Moskitonetze zur Verfügung gestellt. Außerhalb des Gebäudes befinden sich gemeinsame Toiletten mit Eimer-Duschen.

Tag XX: Taung Myint Gyi – Ya Gyi – Pwe Pauk – Mwe Daw
Das Taung-Myint-Gyi-Kloster befindet sich am Fuße des Berges und bietet einen schönen Ausblick, wenn Sie früh am Morgen aufwachen. Nachdem Sie das stille Dorf zurückgelassen haben, durchqueren Sie zunächst einen Bambuswald. Die Strecke an diesem Tag wird weniger hügelig sein als am Vortag, da Sie das Tal zwischen Pindaya von Kalaw aus erkunden. Wenn Sie sich vom Wald, der den Fuß des Berges bedeckt, entfernen und die farbenfrohe Ebene, die sich vor Ihnen eröffnet, sehen, werden Sie eine Veränderung der Landschaft bemerken. Schauen Sie zurück: Sie können den Berg sehen, den Sie am Vortag überquert haben! Die meiste Zeit des Tages werden Sie in und um Kohl-, Ingwer- und Wildblumen-Plantagen herum laufen (jede Jahreszeit zeigt sich in anderen Feldfrüchten und Farben). Die Strecke wird hauptsächlich eben sein, bis Sie die andere Seite des Tals erreichen und Kalaw näher kommen, von wo aus Ihr Abenteuer am nächsten Tag weitergehen wird.
Sie werden im Mwe-Daw-Kloster die Nacht verbringen.

Unterbringung: Übernachtung im Kloster in Mwe Daw
Mahlzeiten: Frühstück im Kloster in Taung Myint Gyi, Mittagessen in einem lokalen Haus / Kloster in Pwe Pyat und Abendessen im Kloster in Mwe Daw
Level: 2
Länge und Dauer der Wanderung: 18 Kilometer – 5 Stunden
Höhenunterschied: +220 Meter / -320 Meter
Höhenlage Startpunkt / Endpunkt: +1.444 Meter / +1.336 Meter
Terrain: unbefestigte Wege durch Wald und Feldwege zwischen Plantagen im Herzen des Tals
Beförderung: Einsatzfahrzeug steht zur Verfügung (Motorradtaxi – hat dort Zugang zu den meisten Gebieten)

Hinweise: Gemeinsame Unterkunft im Kloster. Der Komfort ist sehr gering gehalten; es gibt nur eine Matratze im lokalen Stil auf dem Fußboden, Kissen und eine Decke. Bei Bedarf werden Moskitonetze zur Verfügung gestellt. Außerhalb des Gebäudes befinden sich gemeinsame Toiletten mit Eimer-Duschen.

Tag XX: Mwe Daw – Thayae U Min – Na War Taung
Die Route sieht vor, dass Sie an diesem Tag zum Na-War-Taung-Kloster, nördlich von Kalaw laufen. Sie verlassen nach und nach den bunten Flickenteppich an Obst- und Gemüsefeldern und wandern entlang frischer Pinienwälder, die die Kalaw-Region umgeben. Der Weg wird relativ eben mit einigen leichten Hängen sein.

Unterbringung: Übernachtung im Kloster in Na War Taung
Mahlzeiten: Frühstück im Kloster in Mwe Daw, Mittagessen in einem lokalen Haus / Kloster in Thayae U Min und Abendessen im Kloster in Na War Taung
Level: 2
Länge und Dauer der Wanderung: 15 Kilometer – 5 Stunden
Höhenunterschied: +200 Meter / -250 Meter
Höhenlage Startpunkt / Endpunkt: +1.336 Meter / +1.443 Meter
Terrain: schmaler hügeliger Schotterweg durch die Plantagen im Tal
Beförderung: Einsatzfahrzeug steht zur Verfügung (Motorradtaxi – hat dort Zugang zu den meisten Gebieten)

Hinweise: Gemeinsame Unterkunft im Kloster. Der Komfort ist sehr gering gehalten; es gibt nur eine Matratze im lokalen Stil auf dem Fußboden, Kissen und eine Decke. Bei Bedarf werden Moskitonetze zur Verfügung gestellt. Außerhalb des Gebäudes befinden sich gemeinsame Toiletten mit Eimer-Duschen.

Tag XX: Na War Taung – MyinKa – Let Maung Kwe – Paung Pine – Nyaung Shwe
Der letzte Tag der Wanderung bringt Sie bergauf und bergab bis zur Seeseite. Zunächst laufen Sie durch Pinienwälder und auf unbefestigten Wegen zum Dorf Myin Ka. Von dort aus ist die Route bis Kalaw etwas anspruchsvoller mit einigen steilen Anstiegen direkt hinter der Gemeinde Myin Ka. Ein sanfter Hang den Berg hinab führt Sie dann nach Kalaw, wo ein lokaler Truck bereits auf Sie warten wird. Setzen und entspannen Sie sich, wenn der Truck Sie für 30 Kilometer aus der Stadt hinaus und zurück in die schöne Natur bringt. Sie verlassen das Fahrzeug in Nyaung Khar Shae, wo Sie ein Picknick-Mittagessen inmitten der Felder genießen können, bevor Sie Ihre Tour wieder aufnehmen. Sie werden all Ihre Energie benötigen, denn Ihnen steht der schwierigste Aufstieg Ihrer Wandertour bevor. Am Horizont, am Ende der flachen Ebene, können Sie bereits den beeindruckenden Hügel sehen, den Sie besteigen werden. Für etwa zwei Stunden werden Sie auf einem hügeligen Pfad auf und ab über eine Reihe von Hügeln, bei denen sich einer hinter dem anderen versteckt, wandern. Das Gute an diesem Weg ist, dass Sie die Panoramaaussicht auf das Tal hinter Ihnen genießen können. Der hügelige Weg wird dann zu einem ebenen Pfad durch einen Bambuswald, bis Sie Let Maung Kwe erreichen. Ruhen Sie sich etwas aus und trinken Sie eine Tasse Kaffee in einem lokalen Haus. Sie können auch durch das Dorf laufen, um die wunderschöne Aussicht auf den Inle-See zu genießen. Let Maung Kwe befindet sich auf dem Gipfel der Berge rund um den Inle-See, direkt am Rand und bietet einen unverbauten Blick auf den See, Nyaung Shwe und die schwimmenden Gärten. Von dort aus sind es nur noch anderthalb Stunden Fußweg zu Ihrem Hotel. Der letzte Teil Ihrer Wanderung führt Sie auf einer sich schlängelnden Straße den ganzen Weg den Berg hinab zur Küste des Inle-Sees. Nehmen Sie sich die Zeit, anzuhalten und die vielen Möglichkeiten zu nutzen, den Panoramablick auf den See einzufangen. Ihre Wanderung neigt sich dem Ende, wenn der unbefestigte Weg an einer Teerstraße, die kreisförmig um den See verläuft, endet. Willkommen am Inle-See!
Sie können entweder zu Ihrem Hotel laufen oder Ihr privates Boot zu Ihrem Hotel auf dem See nehmen.

Unterbringung: Übernachtung in einem Hotel in Nyaung Shwe / auf dem Inle-See
Mahlzeiten: Frühstück im Kloster in Na War Taung, Picknick-Mittagessen unterwegs
Level: 3
Länge und Dauer der Wanderung: 20 Kilometer – 6 Stunden
Höhenunterschied: + 600 Meter / -880 Meter
Höhenlage Startpunkt / Endpunkt: +1.443 Meter / +916 Meter
Terrain: sehr hügeliges Gelände mit steilen Anstiegen, langer Abstieg, der sich am Ende der Strecke entlang des Hügels schlängelt
Beförderung: Einsatzfahrzeug steht zur Verfügung (Motorradtaxi – hat dort Zugang zu den meisten Gebieten)
Strecke & Dauer mit Auto: Kalaw – Nyaung Khar Shae: 30 Kilometer – 45 Minuten