Kalaw to Inle Lake Trekking Tour – 3 Days

This 3-day moderate challenge trekking tour will take you through Taungyoe, Pao and Danu minorities region to the scenic western shore of the Inle Lake. En route you will stop in many villages, cross valleys, climb over and around gentle Shan hills. Our accommodation during the trek is in local villages, either in local houses or in monasteries that provide simple facilities. During the trek you will have opportunity to mingle with the local villagers, monks and school kids and make new friends and experience the best of Kalaw region.

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  • Beautiful scenery of the Shan hills
  • Local minority encounters
  • Trekking in peaceful nature
  • Inn Thein Pagoda complex

Duration: 3 days/ 2 Nights
Trip type: Trekking journey (easy to moderate)
Destination: Inle Lake
Price: USD$ 229 per person
Daily: Through out the year
Starts: Kalaw
Ends: Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe)

In brief

Day 1. Trek 6hrs from Kalaw to Lutpyin, Shapin and Kyauk Su. Overnight in Kyauk Su Village.
Day 2. Trek 6-8hrs to Pattu and Yekhaungto monastery. Overnight in Pattu Village.
Day 3. Trek 4-6hrs to Nanyoke, Tonele and Nyaung Shwe.

Treks from Kalaw to Inle Lake have become popular. There are various routes. Trekking Myanmar reserves right to alter routing to avoid crowds. If you prefer not to see many other travellers we recommend to check out our Pindaya trekKyaukme treks.

kalaw to inle trekking


Trekking starts from hotel. Walk slowly uphill along the pine forest for two and half hours, then arrive to a Danu village called LUTPYIN. Proceed half an hour to SHAPIN, another Danu village. Along the trail, there are fruit trees such as avocado, papaya, banana and vegetable farm. They have also animals (water buffaloes and cows) for working in the fields. Take a rest and lunch in Shapin village. After lunch continue the trip along the ridge for two hours to LINPAN, a Pa-O village. In the Pa-O area, they grow rice, ginger, potatoes, sesame, chili and banana. The trail goes up and down through beautiful scenery. Another Pa-O village named KYAUKSU could be seen from Linpan. It takes for one hour to get there. Dinner and overnight in Kyauksu village.

Trekking time: 6hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight stay: In a local village house with shared facilities

kalaw to inle trekking


After breakfast walk down hill for one hour ,then the landscape is getting flatter. Tea break for half an hour and continue the trip for two hours for lunch at YEKHAUNGTO  monastery, an old wooden one. After lunch trek up and down for two hours crossing a nice bamboo bridge on the way to PATTU, a Taungyo village. The village is surrounded by bamboo forest and most of the men in this village know how to make baskets not only for using and also for selling in the market. There is another interesting wooden monastery in Pattu, situated in the mid of the village. Dinner and overnight in Pattu village after visiting and seeing the village.

Trekking time: 6-8hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight stay: In a local monastery with shared facilities

Inn thein


Less up hill and more downhill on the last day. After breakfast walk up hill about one and half hours to NANYOKE village. And then going down for three hours to TONELE, an Inntha village in the western shore of Inle lake. The path is sandy and rocky. Lunch in a bamboo hut in the bamboo forest at Tonele and afterward walk to jetty to take the boat to transfer to hotel. The boat ride takes for an hour and half to Nyaung shwe.

Trekking time: 4-6hrs
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Overnights stay:


  • Local trekking guide
  • Full board meals
  • Lodging in local house/ monastery
  • Boat transfer on Inle Lake

Not included:

  • Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Camera fees at Inn Thein
  • Gratuities to guide
  • Inle Lake zone fee
  • Small fees for transporting your extra luggage from Kalaw to Inle. Local guide will arrange this in case needed.

Packing list will be sent to you with final itinerary prior to your trip.

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