Two days Kyaukme trekking tour is a good way to experience the beautiful scenery of the Shan mountain range in short time. One night in simple conditions at Shan village house is a great way to get little closer to local way of living. While trekking you will see some astonishing views of mountainside valleys and encounter local minority people going on with their daily life. At villages you can sample some local tea and learn about the tea farming traditions of the region. Trek is moderate and suited for all reasonably fit persons.
Service: Day tour
Duration: 9 hours
Our trekking adventure starts 8:30 with 30 minute Tuktuk transfer trough scenic route enjoying green mountain valleys with paddy fields of different local products. Our trek starts from a small idyllic junction village with mountain creek running next to it. We start ascending trough small trekking lane trough lush forests and tea plantations with sweeping views over the surrounding mountain valleys.
After approx. three hours of trekking we make a lunch stop at small Shan village with a charming Buddhist monastery. The village is built on mountain side with spectacular views of surrounding valleys and tea plantations. Here we have a chance to meet some local monks and novices before we start heading to our day’s destination.
After three hours of trekking through the mountain sides with feeling of solitude we reach Loi Lon village where we spend the night. You have a chance to meet some locals and learn about the tea producing traditions of the region. Feeling of peace is guaranteed while the sun is setting down and you glaze at the magnificent views of the surrounding the area.
Overnight stay: At local home stay with simple shared facilities
Meals: Lunch and dinner at local house
Trekking time: 6-7 hours
We have an early wake up with the village, eat local style breakfast and say farewells to our host family. We start ascending higher passing some Palaung and Shan villages and make a resting and lunch stop at one of the highest peaks in the region, on a clear day you can see all the way to Kyaukme. We start descending through some bamboo forests and lush forested valleys with a jungle trek feel. You can experience the nature with all your senses when birds singing around you and flowers blooming on the side of the trail. After about three hours of trekking we reach Hebu village and take a 30 minute Tuktuk journey back to Kyaukme.
The rest of the day is for leisure and independent sightseeing around Kyaukme. You can visit the colorful local market and admire the relaxed atmosphere of this small hill station town.
Overnight stay: Guesthouse/Hotel in Kyaukme
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch at local house
Trekking time: 6 hours
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