Lashio Trekking & Biking Tour – 4 Days

Embark on a guided tour to Lashio, in North Eastern Shan State, a truly off the beaten path destination, where stunning landscapes, diverse ethnic minorities and plenty of adventure await intrepid travelers. The countryside surrounding Lashio is abundant with hidden natural beauty. During your adventure you will trek through verdant prime forests, journey by scooter across the serene countryside, paddle board on a tranquil lake, and swim under jaw dropping waterfalls. You will also have the opportunity to observe and learn about the areas diverse ethnic tribes with visits to the ancient Shan kingdom of Hsemwi as well as several minority villages in the region.   

Lashio Highlights 

  • Swim under spectacular waterfalls
  • Explore hidden caves & cascades
  • Jungle treks through prime forests
  • Ethnic encounters in colorful minority villages
  • Day trip to the ancient Shan Kingdom of Hsemwi by scooter
  • Mountain Biking in the Shan Hills
  • Paddle board on a mesmerizing lake
  • Visit bustling markets in Lashio Town

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Trip type: Trekking, Adventure, Ethnic Encounters
Destinations: Lashio
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: Lashio
Ends: Lashio

DAY 1 > Trekking & Paddle Boarding [-/L/-]

In the morning, you will be picked up by your local guide from the location of your choice (hotel, airport etc) in Lashio. Our adventure starts with a 30min drive from Lashio into the surrounding hillside. We begin with a half day trek through the hilly Lashio countryside and arrive at a serene reservoir, an oasis surrounded by verdant greenery. Packed lunch will be served after which you can spend the rest of the day paddle boarding on the calm waters of the reservoir. In the afternoon we drive back to Lashio and if time allows we can stop by ethnic villages on the way. In Lashio have the evening to spend at your leisure. The lively night market in the center of town is highly recommended.

Meals included: Lunch
Overnight stay: Hotel in Lashio

Myanmar adventure travel - waterfall jumpDAY 2 > Visit to Dark Horse Falls [B/L/D]

After breakfast at your hotel, we begin the day with a walk through the bustling Lashio market where you can observe ethnic minority ladies in their decorative garments trading their produce from their respective hill tribe villages. We then start off with a 45min drive from Lashio across rural landscapes and through Palaung, Lahu and Lisu minority villages. After a snack in local tea shop and briefing, we take a 15min hike to a spectacular waterfall. This natural water park is at its best from December to May when currents are not too strong for swimming. The rest of the day we spend exploring hidden caverns and cascades and enjoy swimming in refreshing natural pools.  Packed lunch will be served by the falls. In the late afternoon we head back to Lashio, where you can rest and enjoy free time in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight stay: Hotel in Lashio

Myanmar adventuresDAY 3 > Day Trip to Kutkai & Hsemwi [B/L/-]

After breakfast at your hotel, we set off on a fascinating scooter road trip to a region where very few travelers have visited. Hsemwi is huge fertile valley surrounded by dramatic karst mountains and scenic rural landscape. The region was once the domain of the influential Hsemwi Shan kingdom. From Hsemwi, we continue up the old Burma Road to the Kutkai Plateu, where panoramic vistas of mountains await. We’ll then stop at viewpoint hill in Kuktkai, and enjoy beautiful views of the landscape and then enjoy a Kachin lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive back to Lashio.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,

Myanmar adventure travel - motorcycle tourDAY 4 > Mountain Biking [B/L/-]

After breakfast at your hotel, we head off to the hills surrounding Lashio for a thrilling mountain biking tour. For those who want a more relaxing pace today, there is the option of a leisurely hike in the same surroundings. In the afternoon, you will be transferred for your departure from Lashio.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,



• Licensed local (Lashio) tour guide, English speaking
• Private transportation as specified in the itinerary
• Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) as specified in the itinerary and drinking water during the Trek
• Village stay on the trek (family house, monastery, school), blankets, mattresses provided by us
• Memories that will last for a lifetime

Not included:

• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (available for sale in some villages)
• Tip money
• Personal expenses (souvenirs …)
• Travel Insurance
• Hotel in Lashio, transportation (flight, bus) to Lashio
• Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion

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