Kalaw’s Trekking Challenge: Embrace the Nature Trails

Day Return Kalaw, Shan State Off The Beaten Trails

Tour Overview

Kalaw, located in the picturesque Shan State, is not only renowned for its colonial buildings but also offers an exceptional trekking experience. This beautiful hill station serves as a gateway to unique villages, allowing you to embark on an adventure through captivating landscapes. As you trek through the scenic trails, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the distinct way of life in these charming villages. With each step, you’ll uncover the hidden gems of Kalaw and create unforgettable memories along the way.

  • Kalaw, situated in the Taung Gyi District, is a captivating former British hill station nestled to the west of Inle Lake. This charming town is home to a vibrant tapestry of diverse tribes, including Da Nu, Taung Yoe, Burma, Shan, Pa Laung, Hta Nwal, and Ta Ye’. Kalaw can be conveniently accessed from various locations. If you’re traveling from Bagan, a scenic 7-hour drive spanning 270 kilometers will lead you to this enchanting destination. Alternatively, a 6-hour drive covering 260 kilometers from Mandalay will transport you to this captivating town. For those seeking a quicker journey, flights to Heho Airport, located 46 kilometers southeast of Kalaw, provide an efficient option. From there, a pleasant 1-hour drive by car will bring you to the heart of Kalaw, ready to embark on your exploration of this remarkable place.

Travel itinerary

  • Kalaw – Ywa Thit – Tar Yaw Village – View Point – Kalaw

    Begin the day with breakfast, followed by a delightful hike to Ywa Thit village (approximately 3 hours). You’ll be treated to stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding natural splendor as you go through the forest and tea farms. Continue on to Tar Yaw village, a delightful and typical rural community. From there, make your way to the mountaintop (approximately 40 minutes) where you can savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant while immersing yourself in the panoramic vistas of Kalaw and its pristine environment.

    Finally, take the cart route back to Kalaw and stroll there for almost 3 hours. After that, you’ll be driven to a motel to spend the night.

    Note: Please ensure that you have all the necessary arrangements and permissions in place for the trek and visit to the village.

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