Kalaw Travel Itinerary

Kalaw is a spectacular hill station in Shan State. It is famous for the picturesque trekking trail that leads to Inle Lake. However, Kalaw has more than that to offer. 
To plan better your Kalaw Tour, here are our recommendation for Kalaw Travel Itinerary including options with 2 days and 3 days trip :

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Best of Kalaw - 3 days itinerary
This 3 days itinerary combine off beaten track trek with the town exploration starting with a gentle pace of travel before you adventure into the green of Kalaw. 

Day 01: Kalaw Arrival - Kalaw Town
Your day starts with a cooking class proposed by Sprouting Seeds, an NGO in the area. The entire experience this morning showcases the diversity of Shan cuisine and you will have chance to challenge your cooking skill with vegetaran dishes. The cooking class lasts for 3 hours including market visit. 
Afternoon is kept for exploring Kalaw old town including a visit to British Clock tower and Shwe Oo Min temple.
If you are searching for something to do before your dinner, take part in a Yoga class at 5.00pm.

Day 02: Kalaw Trek to Myin Dai Village
We begin the morning departing through some of the oldest forest in the area headed towards the lake which serves as the reservoir for Kalaw. Climbing up hills through the forest we make our way to Viewpoint, an outlook into several villages and beautiful panoramic views.
From here we head into two villages where we will have lunch among the beautiful scenery. We set off through the valley, past the rural train station and start up the next mountain range where we will sleep in a traditional village for the night. 

Day 03 : Myin Dai - Lu Pyin - Milo Taung - Kalaw
The second morning we continue our climb to some of the higher points in the area. We then descend down into another valley, typically rolling agricultural lands of Southern Shan State.
Once again, we climb the mountain and finally descend into the mountain town of Kalaw.

Kalaw at a Glimpse - 2 days itinerary
It is a short but enjoyable time in Kalaw, traversing all some highlighted trek routes which allows you to meet different friendly locals. 

Day 01 : Kalaw Market, Town and Trek
Rise up for a morning market visit, a beautiful chance to see all the locals gather in the market. We suggest you to rent a bike to scan the most notable attractions of Kalaw including villas - converted to the hotel, central old town and church. 
In the afternoon, embark on the temple view trek which is about 3 hours length. Walk up the temple steps to Thein Taung Paya, then beyond the village to the beginning of the pine forests which surround Kalaw. Slowly we climb higher and gain amazing panoramic views of downtown Kalaw. Finally, we reach the highest peak in Kalaw area and visit the temple at the top.

Day 02 : Kalaw Hill Tribe Trek
Start from Kalaw around 8:00am. We will walk along the valley and up to the top of the mountain to enjoy beautiful landscapes and down to Min ka village (Danu tribe).
After visiting local life, we continue to Pein Ne Pinn village (Palaung tribe) and will have lunch in one of the family houses. After lunch, we will walk back to Kalaw through tea plantations, oranges plantations and pine forest.

To know more about where to stay and other activities you can do in Kalaw, check out : Kalaw Travel Guide
If you want to have a tailor made Myanmar holiday, you can contact our partner who specialize in Kalaw trips at info@myanmartours.net

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