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7 Days Kalaw to Inle Lake Trekking Tour

INT-M-MTKI07 7 Days Kalaw to Inle Lake Trekking Tour

This 7 days Myanmar trekking tour will take you to enjoy a wonderful village trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake.

You will trek through the villages of Danu, Pa-O, Palaung, and Taung Yo for the locals’ authentic daily life, while at the same time enjoy the stunning scenery and meet amazing people all along the trail.

After the 3 days’ trek, take a leisure boat trip on Inle Lake to experience the unique lifestyle of floating villages. In these villages, the locals’ houses, gardens, farmlands, and even monasteries are all floating on the lake!


PLACES VISITEDYangon - Heho - Kalaw - Laming - Hti Taing - Inle Lake - Yangon

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Trip Highlights

  • Visit Yangon downtown area to see Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, etc.
  • Enjoy a wonderful villages trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake.
  • Cruise on tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating villages.

At a Glance

Yangon(2 nights)

Kalaw(1 night)

Laming(1 night)

Hti Taing(1 night)

Inle Lake(1 night)

Itinerary Day by Day

7 Days Kalaw to Inle Lake Trekking Tour

Day 1 Yangon Arrival

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon requests

Welcome to Yangon! Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to hotel for check-in.

After some rest, enjoy your free time to wander the Bogyoke Market. Then stroll around the busy streets of Yangon’s famous China Town and Yangon Jetty. Finally, end today’s tour with an amazing sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda, the largest pagoda painted with real gold in Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon to Kalaw

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

Transfer to airport for the flight to Heho in the morning. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to Kalaw, the hill station founded by the British to flee the heat.

En route, pay a visit to bustling Heho market, the meeting point for different ethnic minority groups of surrounding areas to trade handmade goods and locally grown produce.

Then, visit the Pindaya Caves that are set in a limestone ridge overlooking the beautiful Pindaya Lake. The cave houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes which are made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster, and cement.

Overnight in Kalaw.

Day 3 Kalaw - Myin Daik - Laming - Trekking Start

Meals: B

After breakfast in the early morning, meet your trekking guide. You will first walk up and down the hills to reach Myin Daik, taking about 3 hours. En route, lush mountainous landscapes are the gift from nature.

After lunch, walk to Kalaw Railway Station where you can see the locals are selling flowers, fruits and food. Then you pass through the villages of Ywar Pu and Sha Pin and finally trek down to Laming Village.

Overnight in Laming village.

Day 4 Laming to Hti Taing

Meals: B

Today, you have a tough day, with steep hikes to challenge. First trek from Laming up to Paw Kai and Pa O Village, taking about 3 hours. Followed by a downhill walk to Kone Hla and Da Nu Village. Along the trail, you can see a lot of the plantations of chili, potatoes, cabbage and cauliflowers and rice fields.

In the afternoon, continue trekking to Pattu Pauk where the locals earn extra money from weaving baskets with bamboo. In this village, stop to enjoy a local tea break. After that, walk to Hti Taing, in which you stay overnight at the local monastery.

Overnight in Hti Taing village.

Day 5 Hti Taing - Indaing - Inle Lake - Trekking End

Meals: B

In the morning, you depart from the monastery in Hti Taing and trek through the villages of Kyaung Su and Than Kha Mauk. From Than Kha Mauk, enjoy a leisure stroll down walk to Inle Lake. Your trek ends here.

At the western end of the lake, you stop for lunch and then take a long tail boat to cross the lake to reach your hotel.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 6 Inle Lake Boat Excursion

Meals: B

Today, enjoy a full day exploration of Inle Lake. Inle Lake locates in the highland of Myanmar in an altitude of around 3,000 feet above sea level. Here you will enjoy different atmospheres and ambiance from the middle part of Myanmar.

Lives of In-Tha, the local ethnic people, are centered on the lake. They live in stilted houses, grow fresh produce such as tomatoes, melons, and papayas in unique floating gardens, and eat fish as a staple. On the lake, you can see traditional fishing methods by using the leg-rowing technique.

Then you will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. After that, continue your boat ride to Nga Phe Chaung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. The Buddha statues are more than 200 years old.

Next, proceed to the floating garden - Kyun-Hmyaw, which was built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud. Finally, relax and enjoy spectacular sunset views over Inle Lake before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 7 Inle Lake to Yangon, Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Today you will first fly back to Yangon and then connect to your flight home.

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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