Pindaya Trek – 3 Days

Pindaya’s magnificent limestone range offers 1-3 days trek options. Our favourite is 3-days trek over the mountain range to charming Yasakyi and Kanhla Kone Villages. The trail traverses the range and finally climbs back over to Pindaya. First day of the trek is most challenging one when you will climb up to the summit ridge. Our Pindaya trek route passes through small farmer villages and forested areas along the mountain range.

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We spend two nights in local home stays or in a monastery as guest of local villagers. Mattresses, pillows, blankets and bed linen will be provided and mosquito net. Our guide will prepare meals with local villagers for you.

You can leave your luggage in storage in Pindaya and just carry day pack with change clothes, toiletries and valuables.

Challenge level:  Moderate challenge trek. Some parts can be steep and strenuous to climb but most of the route is relatively easy going.

 

Highlights

  • One of best easy access “off the beaten trails” short treks in Myanmar
  • Moderate challenge with partly steep climb along small trails
  • Stay overnight in local villages monasteries or local homes
  • Meet some minorities and learn about their unique traditions

Contact us for 1 and 2 day Pindaya trek itineraries and longer combination tours taking in more Myanmar highlights

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Trip type: Trekking tour
Destinations: Pindaya, Yasakyi, Kanhla Kone
Departures: Daily on private basis
Starts: in Pindaya
Ends: in Pindaya

 

In brief

Day 1. Trek  6-7 hrs from Pindaya to Yasagyi. Overnight in Yasagyi
Day 2.
Trek 6hrs from Yasagyi to Kanhla Kone Village. Overnight in Kanhla Kone 
Day 3. 
 Trek to Pindaya and visit Pindaya Caves. Finish with transfer to your hotel in Pindaya

 

 myanmar trekking tours and holidays - pindaya trekDAY 1: PINDAYA – YASAGYI

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Yasakyi market to buy supplies for the trek, the last place to stock up for the trip. From the market we transfer to the starting point of the trek at the foot of a mountain range. Our trail follows a moderate climb, passing tea and vegetable plantations to reach Htut Ni village after 1hr of trekking. The climb continues until arriving to our lunch stop at Sekyi Inn village, approximately 4hrs climb to an altitude of 5000ft. Our guide and support team will prepare a warm lunch at a local house.

We see a bit about local colour at Sekyi Inn Village by visiting sites for tea growing and bamboo basket weaving. We continue our climb over the forested slope and spine of the mountain range, followed by a descent to Yasakyi village at the foot of the mountain range. In the afternoon, we have leisure time explore Yasakyi, a Palaung ethnic minority tribe village.

Trekking: Approximately 6-7hrs in total.
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch and dinner are cooked at local house by our staff.
Overnight stay: In a local house. Sleeping facilities are local style with simple mattresses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.


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DAY 2: YASAGYI – KANHLA KONE VILLAGE

After breakfast, we continue the trek on a small rural road and winding footpaths which contour the forest covered mountain range. After trekking for 1hr, we pass through Lyin Lay Inn village of the Danu ethnic minority tribe. After another 2hrs of trekking, we pass through Mae Nae Taung Pao village. Our guide and support team will prepare warm lunch at a local house. After the lunch break, we continue with a descent of approximately 3hrs to our night stop at Kanhla Kone village.

Trekking: Approximately 6hrs in total.
Meals included: Simple breakfast at monastery. Lunch and dinner are cooked at local house by our staff.
Overnight stay: In a monastery. Sleeping facilities are local style with simple mattresses on floor with bed linen, pillows and blankets in a shared room. Personal mosquito nets are also provided.


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DAY 3: KANHLA KONE TO PINDAYA

After breakfast at the monastery, our trail winds from thick forested regions to lower farming lands. During our 3,5hrs descent to Pindaya, we pass the villages of Htin Shee Kone& Taung Paw Gyi and Shan tea plantations, enjoying great views over the surrounding vast landscape. After lunch in Pindaya, we visit the famous and sacred Pindaya caves, unique in housing thousands of Buddha images donated by pilgrims and devotees alongside caverns filled with numerous stalactite formations. Our trekking tour ends in Pindaya.

Trekking: Approximately 3,5hrs in total.
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch in Pindaya in a local restaurant
Overnight stay:

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR COSTING:

  • English speaking guide/trekking guide & porters (pack light porter weight allowance is around 10kg per pax)
  • Private tours and transfers with air conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary
  • Drinking water & 3 meals per day during trek
  • All entrance & permit fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Simple lodging at local houses or monastery (mattress, blanket, bed linen & mosquito net)

NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP COSTING:

  • Visa to Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for tourists)
  • International air fares or domestic air fares (always quoted and mentioned separately from tour package price)
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 11 am or 12 o’clock noon
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
  • Camera & video fees. Some of the sites visited may ask small fees for photographing and video recording.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Packing list will be provided prior to your to trip to help bring right clothing and gear for this adventure. 

 

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