Kalaw is popular trekking place in Myanmar. It is high land old hill station founded by British civil servants fleeing the heat of the plains. The town still feels like a high altitude holiday resort that the air is cool, the atmosphere is clam, the streets are tree-lined and the surrounding hills are favourable to trek and witness the lives of local hill tribes.
One Day Trekking
Option 1- Kalaw (Taryaw Trekking )
Meet at your hotel with our guide and car then transfer to the starting point to start the trekking for authentic Palaung tribes village called Taryaw. This village is about 9 Km north east of Kalaw and there are two ways to get to this village. First, you can take the forest route where you will be walking among the Pine woods and by side of small mountain spring. This way is a bit shady but some time it can be muddy. So rough trekking boots are recommended. Overall, this part is more beautiful. You also have another option like taking a horse or an Ox-cart. But this is only possible if you take the Ox-cart route. So it has two different track to get to this village. Both trekking parts would meet up at the village and they take almost the same duration like 2 & ½ hours.
Things to see at the village are Palaung ladies with their traditional costumes, tealeaf plantation and making cheroot raping using cordial leaves baking on the oven. The best part of this village is to see Palaung traditional Long House where 6 to 7 families are staying together. Lunch boxes will be packed for this day from Kalaw. In the afternoon return back to Kalaw.
Option 2- Kalaw ( Pein Ne Bin Trekking )
After breakfast at the hotel, meet at your hotel with our guide and car then transfer to the starting point, trekking to the “Pein Ne Bin” Palaung tribe village which may take about 1 hour walk for one way from Kalaw. Then visit the Palaung Hills in Kalaw surrounding area and visit the hill tribe villages seeing them with colorful traditional costumes. Lunch box will be brought by our porter. Afternoon return back to Kalaw.
[ Trekking can normally be started early in the morning so it is necessary for an overnight stay in Kalaw before trekking. ]