Serene Trails amidst the Shan Mountains: Trekking through the Enchanting Pa-O Heartland

Day Return Lwe Khaw, Maing Thauk, Nyaung Shwe, Pa-O Heartland, Shan State Community Base Tourism, Pa-O, Shan State (CIT – Community Involved Tourism)

Tour Overview

Pa-O, Shan State (CIT – Community Involved Tourism): Nyaung Shwe – Lwe Khaw – Maing Thauk (Trek Only)Welcome to the enchanting Pa-o region in Shan State, where pristine forests and majestic mountains await your exploration. This vibrant land is not only home to the Shan, Intha, and Pa-O communities but also a captivating haven for eco-tourism, brimming with a plethora of engaging activities.Nestled around the breathtaking Inle Lake, the Pa-O villages beckon travellers with their timeless charm. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Hti Ne, Inne, Loikaw, and Kakku, which promise delightful experiences for both tourists and locals alike.As you venture through these picturesque villages, you’ll be greeted by traditional Pa-O wooden houses that harmoniously blend with the vibrant landscape. The roads, adorned with an array of colorful flowers and bamboo fences, create a mesmerizing backdrop for your journey. Tucked away in the mountains, the region enjoys a pleasant temperature, offering a serene and tranquil environment that will soothe your soul.

Travel itinerary

  • Travel Itinerary

    Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you hop aboard a tuk-tuk from Nyaung Shwe, setting off towards the starting point of your exhilarating trek near the scenic Kanne reservoir. Your path will wind through verdant vineyards, vibrant turmeric fields, flourishing corn crops, fragrant cheroot trees, and lush avocado plantations, immersing you in the agricultural beauty of the region.

    As you ascend the trail, pause to catch your breath at the mountain’s peak, where a breathtaking panorama unfolds before your eyes. Take a moment to savor the awe-inspiring view, allowing the tranquil beauty of Inle Lake and its natural surroundings to captivate your senses.

    At Lwe Khaw village, a traditional lunch prepared by the warm-hearted villagers awaits you at the community compound. Delight in the flavors of the Pa-O culture as you savor the authentic local cuisine, lovingly crafted by the villagers themselves.

    After a satisfying meal, join hands with the villagers in a meaningful activity—replanting efforts within the CBT (community-based tourism) village. Together, you’ll contribute to the preservation and sustainability of the community, leaving a positive impact on the region. This hands-on experience allows you to connect with the local community on a deeper level, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose.

    Continuing your journey, explore the charms of Lwe Khaw village, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Pa-O ethnic life. Descend along the trails, gradually revealing the captivating facets of this vibrant community. As you venture onward, you’ll pass by picturesque sugar cane plantations, adding a touch of sweetness to your trekking experience.

    Arriving at the enchanting Maing Thauk village, a final highlight awaits you. Cross the iconic Maing Thauk Bridge and board a boat, gently gliding across the tranquil waters of Inle Lake. Let the serene ambiance wash over you as you relish the scenic boat ride, eventually arriving back at your hotel carrying cherished memories of your CIT journey in the Pa-o region.

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