Kyaukme Palaung Villages Trek – 3 Days

This three days two nights minority village exploration will take you trough astonishing hill ranges of Shan State. You will encounter friendly Shan and Palaung villagers and learn about the tea farming traditions of the region. Feeling of remoteness is one of the great experiences while trekking on small side tracks surrounded by mighty forested hills and mountains. In this area people still live simple and traditional lives and some of the villages get foreign visitors quite rarely. Trek is moderate level and suited for people with basic health and sense of adventure.


  • Explore Shan villages
  • Trekking higher up to Lonely Tree Mountain
  • Sightseeing in Kyaukme

Service: Trekking around Kyaukme
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Operated: According to clients wishes

Shan village

Day 1: Trekking to Mam Bawk

We start our trekking excursion in the morning with 30 minutes tuk tuk drive through scenic hillside route to Nam Man village. On the way you will see green mountain valleys and farming fields. From Nam Man we start climbing up small tracks enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and amazing views of the Shan mountain range. You will see some tea plantations and forested areas with lot of flora and fauna. After about two hours of trekking we make a lunch stop at scenic local village where we enjoy local home cooking and visit a charming old Shan Buddhist monastery and you have a chance to interact with some local monks and novices.

After lunch we continue about 2 hours on small trekking tracks to Mam Bawk Shan village where we stop for the night. Here you can get a feeling of rural Shan life and learn about their tea farming methods which are passed through generations. The village is sheltered by surrounding mountains and you will get spectacular sunset scenery with felling of solitude.

Overnight stay: Local Homestay with simple shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast at hotel/guest house, lunch and dinner at local houses
Trekking time: Approx. 4.5-5 hrs

palaung community

Day 2: Mam Bawk to Baung Hone

Early morning wake up with the village and local style breakfast at our home stay. We say farewell to our hosts and start our trek of the day. We trek through small mountain lanes and encounter friendly Shan and Palaung minority people on our way. We make a lunch stop at small village and after freshening up continue our trek to higher parts of the mountain area.

The views are spectacular as we keep trekking higher and higher up to Lonely Tree Mountain which is the highest peak in the region with rock pile Pagoda on top of it. Local belief is that if you eat meat before climbing the Lonely Tree Mountain you might lose your way. After enjoying the spectacular scenery we start descending to Baung Hone village. This village has a small kiosk so you can enjoy a sun-downer beer or soda before dinner. You have also a chance to sample some fresh organic tea produced by the villagers.

Overnight stay: Local homestay with simple shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared at local houses
Trekking time: Approx. 5-6 hrs


Day 3: Baung Hone – Kyaukme

We have an early wake up with the rest of the village and enjoy breakfast at our home stay. After farewells to our hosts we start trekking to other high points around the area from where we can see all the way to Kyaukme if the weather is clear.

We start descending trough small trail passing through bamboo forests and forested lush valleys. This part of the trek has a jungle like feel with lots of birds singing around us. We make a lunch stop at a small village and keep descending passing friendly tea farming villages. The trekking part ends at Hebu village from where we take a short 30 minute tuk tuk drive back to Kyaukme.

Rest of the day is for relaxing and exploring buzzing market streets and absorbing the smells and sights of this charming town.

Overnight: Guesthouse/hotel in Kyaykme
Meals: Breakfast and lunch at local house
Trekking time: Approx. 5 hrs

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  •  Local English speaking trekking guide
  •  Meals according to itinerary
  •  Overnight stays during the trek
  •  One bottle of water per day

Not included:

  •  Transportation to and from Kyaukme
  •  Overnight stays in Kyaukme
  •  Tips for tour guide
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