Tour Name & Code: 3 Days 2 Nights Inle - TaoTon - Kakku - Heho Trekking Tour, Lake Inle (TRT-I06)
Tour Basic: Private
Validity: 01 October 2009 - 30 September 2010
Overview: One will get better chance to study the lifestyle of Intha and Pa-o Hill-tribes by staying at village headman's house (home-stay) as well as a visit to Kakku Pagodas are the major highlights are this package. >> see detail itinerary
Starting In: Inle Lake
Distance & duration of Trek: 33 km - 15 hours for 3 days
Finish In: Heho
Tour Type: Nature, Cultural, Pa-o Ethnic Groups, Religious, Scenery
Day-01: After breakfast leave for Golden Island Cottages Tale-U, a good starting point for trekking trip to Pa-oh area. Trek up to a typical Pa-oh villages called Inne - lies on the slope facing to the mother lake, said to be a view point over lake. Stops would be made on the way for purposes of photos, disposal and refreshment. Lunch of the day would be offered at Inne village with packed lunch or at a convenient house in the village with prior arrangement. Menu would be of a Pa-oh style. After lunch start trekking up again to another Pa-oh village TaoTon also on the slope of the mountain range, which offers visitors a birds eyes view over the misty valleys and its environs. Would accommodate our clients at a village headman's in-house room at TaoTon village. Dinner with Pa-oh traditional cuisine would follow with the farms.
Day-02: Pa-o breakfast at the headman's residence follow with casual talks and chats. Depart TaoTon village descending down to another village HtiRee. It would take approximately 2 hours, passing through endless view of fields and farms. From HtiRee treks down to Kyaunghtoe village with Pa-oh food. After lunch then would precede approaching Kakku area passing through the following Pa-oh villages. (a) Hti Htut(b) Ka Naing Htaw (c) Hlaing Konn. Through these Pa-oh villages, the life styles and unspoiled culture of Pa-oh people could be explored. Enter into Kakku pagoda complex and check in at Hlaing Kom Restaurant for refreshment relaxes and leisure breaks. Visits to Pa-oh home in a near by village would be included. Pay homage to recently discover ancient Kakku Buddhist Stupas aligned in parallel rows covering on area of nearly one square kilometre. Follow by Pa-oh dinner and over night stay near Kakku Pagoda complex.
Day-03: Pa-oh breakfast at Hlaing Konn Restaurant. Before departure could also pay visits again to Buddhist stupas within the complex and its fascination stucco works and structure. Visits to near by villages could be extended within the time permitted then depart Kakku Pagodas Complex via Taunggyi forHeho airport by car. If the flight is suppose to be in the morning, we have to drive direct to Heho airport to be in time. If the flight is suppose to be in the late afternoon we would have chance to visit 5 daysMarket or Pa-oh villages on the way.
Visa: A Valid visa is required to enter Myanmar for all the nationalities. Visa can be apply at the Myanmar Embassies in abroad All the tourist visas are valid for 28 days and cost avrage of USD 20. Passports must carry a validity of 6 months beyond intended date of departure from Myanmar.
For those who live in the places and countries where the Myanmar Embassies or Consulates are not located, we are able to help you get the pre-approval letter for visa on arrival if you buy the tour services from us. For pre-approval visa it will take about minimum 30 days. After we get the pre-approval letter will email to you with attached file then show this letter to your airline for boarding pass. Visa fee is USD 20 which has to pay directly to Yangon airport immigration and one of our staff will meet and assist you at the airport on arrival.
Things to bring: Light clothes, slippers (please note that you have to take off your shoes at all the pagodas and temples in Myanmar when you enter the compound) and the medicines that you usually take for your health.
Health Precausion: No special precausion is needed
Insurance: Clients should take out medical and travel insurance.
Direction to meeting point: A representative will meet you at your hotel in Nyaungshwe or Lake Inle.