Inle To Loikaw Trek

A perfect adventure for those who love to go off beaten track, capturing the charm of Inle Lake then head to the mystery land of Loikaw

This Inle Loikaw Trek introduces the unique culture of Shan State and Kayah State. For 4 days, you will have chance to explore the hidden side of Inle Lake, key attractions of Loikaw, getting welcomed by different ethnics.

This itinerary allows you to immerse in both picturesque landscapes where mountain meets lake and special local rites :

Day 1: Inle Lake - Hpe Kom - Loikaw

This busy day starts with a scenic boat ride from your hotel/ Nyang Shwe town to Hpe-kom. En route, visit the village of Sagar which is famous for some 400 suken stupas and pagodas. 
Once in Hpe Kom, your driver will take you toward Kayah state where you will settle the stay this evening. For the rest of the day, take time to visit Kayah Museum. Overnight in Loikaw

Day 2 : Loikaw Half day Trek
After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk to Thiri Mingalar market, the biggest fair in the area. The next destination of the day is Kyat Gu, a sacred spiritual cave which attracts Buddhism practicers everyday. 
You will then be transferred to Daw Saw Pee village where you start the trek. You will cross Daw Mu to reach Ba Darr Nyay village. On the way, you will understand better local traditional workshop. Transfer back to town for your own leisure. 

Day 3: Trek in Panpet
One of the most interesting spots in Kayah State, Panpet showcases the unique life Kayan ( Padaung) people. You will discover how people maintain the image of " long neck" as well their industry of making bronze coils. 
The trek this day is filled with lush plantation, breathtaking mountain range and dense forest. Return to Loikaw in the afternoon. 

Day 4 : Loikaw to Inle
Today, spend 5 hour drive through the farms for sesame, sunflower, oranges. Upon your arrive in Inle Lake, relax for sunset or enjoy a short boat trip to see further local life.

Day 5 : Inle Lake Departure
The day is kept for sightseeing to Phang Daw Oo, the most attractive pilgrimage site in Shan state, In Paw Khone village, well known for its weaving workshops and other stilt village where artisants roll cigars, making boats. You can choose other travel routes in Inle by checking the Inle Lake Attractions
If you are interested in a photography trip, our local tour operator will arrange you a styled shoot with Inthar fishermen who navigate the boat by one leg.

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