Over Night Trip

C1, Trails of PALAUNG hill tribe village and Tea Plantation - 1 overnight trek

Day 1 (5 to 6 hours walking)

Begin a walk from Hotel along flat path through TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable crops, rice paddy along natural spring and stream for 1 hour to reach foot-hill. Walk up along steady uphill path through hill crops and Tai villages at lower part of mountain for couple of hours to reach PALAUNG (minority) village and have lunch break.

Take afternoon walk for sightseeing around in the village and through tea plantation, hill cultivation. Meet ethnic tribes (Ladies are with their traditional costume) in the evening and try to understand their conversation and way of life. Dinner and Overnight at local family’s home.

Day 2 (4 hours walking)

After local breakfast, Walk down-hill back to the hotel along the path which local guide will choose different way and village for some part of trek (accept in monsoon).Reach hotel back around noon or 1 pm.

C2, Trails of PALAUNG hill tribe village and Tea Plantation - 1 overnight (Longer)

Day 1 (7 to 8 hours walking)

Start walking from Hotel along TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable crops, rice paddy along natural spring and stream. Reach PALAUNG (minority) village after five hours walk through relatively flat land with quite a few ups and downs the tea mountain. Take a nap or rest at lacal home stay for a while after our local lunch.

Continue afternoon trek through little jungle and village for several hours and reach farther minority village. Dinner and overnight at local home stay.

Day 2 (3 to 4 hours)

Begin a trek after local breakfast through the little forest, some Tai-Shan hamlet and villages at down-hilling for several hours and get the pickup at TAI (SHAN )ethnic village, the one near Hi-way road and back to the Hotel. Proceeding to hot spring by pickup as majority of group wishes is possible. (in Oct to Feb of years only)

(The itenary and destination of each day can be change upon condition of weather and months of years)

C3, Trails of PALAUNG hill tribe village and Tea Plantation, 2 overnights trek

Day 1 (approx: 7 hours)

Start with an easy walk from Hotel through TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable plantations, paddy field along the natural spring and stream for 1 hour to reach foot-hill. Start trekking with a slightly up through the hill crops plantations and SHAN villages at lower part of mountain for couple of hours to reach PALAUNG (minority) village. Take a lunch break here.

Continue trekking through the tea plantations and pine forest. Reach another PALAUNG village (which has different dialect and costume from the village where we had our lunch). Dinner and overnight at a home stay.

Day 2 (approx; 5 hours)

Start trekking after breakfast through a couple of minority villages and little forest for several hours. Take local Lunch and resting for a while at one of the charming villages. Continue afternoon trekking through hill cultivation and reach next village. Dinner and overnight home stay.

Day 3 (approx; 5 hours)

Begin a trek after local breakfast through a little forest, a couple of SHAN hamlet and villages at down-hilling for several hours. Got a pickup from TAI (SHAN )ethnic village and back to the Hotel. There is a possibility of heading to the hot spring by pickup depending on the number of your wishes. (Recommend during Oct to Feb).

(Remark; The itinerary and destination of each day can be changed upon the condition of the weather and season)

D1, Trails of Hsipaw - Kyauk Me (Option A) (In Oct to Mar of years only) - 1 night 2 days

Day 1 (7 to 8 hours walking)

Start with an easy walk from Hotel through TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable plantations, paddy field along the natural spring and stream for 1 hour to reach foot-hill. Start trekking with a slightly up through the hill crops plantations and SHAN villages at lower part of mountain for couple of hours to reach PALAUNG (minority) village. Take a lunch break here.

Continue trekking through the tea plantations and pine forest. Reach another PALAUNG village (which has different dialect and costume from the village where we had our lunch). Dinner and overnight at a home stay.

Day 2 (7 to 8 hours walking)

After local breakfast, trek through the little forest, cross hanging bridge, lovely mountain range and hill-cultivation area for several hours. Take our lunch break at TAI-PALAUNG village.

Continue your journey in the afternoon for about 2 more hours to get one of the TAI villages at lower part of mountain, where we can take pickup to precede to Kyauk Me hotel. Tour program terminates at Kyaut Me.

(Remark): The itinerary and destination of each day can be changed upon the condition of the weather and season)

D2, Trails of Hsipaw- Kyauk Me (Option B) (In Oct to Mar of years only) - 2 overnight + Train trip for Goktaik Viaduct

Day 1 (approx; 7 to 8 hours walking)

Start with an easy walk from Hotel through TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable plantations, paddy field, along the natural spring and stream for 1 hour to reach foot-hill. Start trekking with a slightly up through the hill crops plantations and SHAN villages at lower part of mountain for couple of hours to reach PALAUNG (minority) village. Take a lunch break here.

Continue trekking through the tea plantations and pine forest to reach another PALAUNG village (which has different dialect and costume from the village where we had our lunch). Dinner and overnight at a home stay.

Day 2 (approx; 7 to 8 hours walking)

After local breakfast, trek through the little forest, cross hanging bridge, lovely mountain range and hill-cultivation area for several hours. Take our lunch break at TAI-PALAUNG village.

Continue your journey in the afternoon for estimate 2 more hours to get one of the TAI villages at lower part of mountain, where we have our dinner and spend overnight.

Day 3

After local breakfast, take you to the train station by pick up for a train ride which leaves at around 11:15 am to your destination. You may want to say goodbye to your trekking guide and get ready for the fantastic journey especially on the viaduct at around 12:30 Pm. FYI; Arrival time in Pyin Oo Lwin is around 4:30 Pm.

(Remark; The itinerary and destination of each day can be changed upon the condition of the weather and season)

D3, Trails of Hsipaw- Kyauk Me (Option (C) (In Oct to Mar of years only) - 2 overnight, 3 days

Day 1

Start trekking from Hotel through TAI (SHAN) villages and seasonal vegetable crop, rice paddy, along natural spring and stream. Local lunch at Pankham (PALAY-PALAUNG hill tribe). Continue our journey after a rest for a while through tea plantations and pine woods. Dinner and overnight at one of the ethnic TAI remote village.

Day 2 - Experience Forest Trek!

Breakfast and trekking through the little forest, lovely mountain range, orchid, pine wood and hill-cultivation area for several hours and have a break for picnic lunch at a decent place in the forest. Continue trekking through the forest and villages (TAI-PALAUNG) along the trail. Dinner and overnight at the friendly family house.

Day 3

Breakfast and trek through TAI villages down the slope for several hours. Lunch at a TAI village and rest for a while which is near to Kyaut Me where we can get pick-up transport back to Hsipaw taking an hour.

Remark (The itenary and destination of each day can be change upon condition of weather and months of years)

E2, Trails of Namsan (Golden Palaung hill tribes) (Tough Trekking) 3 nights 4 days *(No Nam Sam)

Namsan is a capital township of Palaung (minority people) locates at an elevation of 5400 ft, in Northern Shan State. Surrounding hills are covered by tea plantations and hill- tribe’s villages. The town looks out over a sea of rucked-up mountain ridges and plunging ravines. Most of the inhabitants are Shwe (Golden) PALAUNG and there are several different types of PALAUNG such as Ngwe (Silver) and PALAY- PALAUNG village sitting on the top of the mountain at an altitude of above 6000ft. The tea cultivation and factories are mainly run by local.

Day 1 (approx 8 hrs)

Start the journey with a short transport from Mr. Charles Guest House through TAI villages and mountains for half an hour. From there, commence trekking for several hours through little jungle and minority villages.

Lunch stop in Pan Nyaung (TAI-PALAUNG) village. Continue afternoon trekking along the trails through tea plantations and hill cultivations area for about 4:30 hours (no village till night stop village). Dinner and overnight in Golden Palaung village.

Day 2(approx 8 hrs)

Start challenging trekking through ethnic villages and tea plantations with the fantastic scenery of Nam San and surrounding villages.

Lunch stop at the monastery of PALAY-PALAUNG village. Continue trekking and admiring panoramic scenery as you are on top of the mountain ridges. Dinner and overnight at PALAUNG village.

Day 3(approx 6 hrs)

Trekking through Tea plantations and villages with the scenery of Namsan and surrounding villages.

Lunch stop in (Gold Palaung) village next to Nam San and continue afternoon walk to Nam San (PALAUNG capital). Dinner and overnight in Nam Sam.

Day 4(approx 6 hrs)

Sightseeing around in Nam San (Zayangyi tea factories, Konmuseng Ruby stupa etc.,). Lunch in Local restaurant and continue trip by pick-up truck to Hsipaw.

All breakfast will be taken away from the Night-stop village.

(Remark; The itinerary and destination of each day can be changed upon the condition of the weather and season)

E3, Trails of Namsan (Golden Palaung hill tribes) (opposite direction) 3 nights 4 days *(No Nam Sam)

Day 1 (approx 5 hrs drive)

Local pick-up truck ride from Mr. Charles Guest House to Namsan. Lunch stop in the half way at Lelu village (PALAY-PALAUNG tribes). Dinner and overnight in “Shwe Pyi Taung Tan” Guest House in Namsan.

Day 2 (approx. 8 hours)

After local breakfast at noodle stall, commence trekking from guest house around 7:30 am through tea plantations, villages with a few of ups and downs. Lunch stop in Man Nauk village. Continue walking to the destination of Ei Long Peak which locates at an elevation of 5500 ft. Dinner and overnight in Ei Long.

Day 3 (approx. 6 hours)

Start trekking after breakfast through relatively flat with ups and downs along tea plantation for 1:30 hour. Pay a visit to charming, beautiful PALAY-PALAUNG village and monetary. Continue trekking for another 01:30 hour, there we have our lunch break at Pansone village. Take an afternoon walk through the steeped slope for 40 m to Kon Hot (North) and another 1 hour walk along hillside for Kon Hot (South) where we have dinner and overnight.

Day 4 (approx. 7 hours)

After local breakfast, start our journey with one hour up hilling till the gate way of spirit where we get a break for a few minutes. Down sloping along the trails through hill cultivations area for about 03:00 hours. There are no villages until the village called PAN NYAUNG (TAI-PALAUNG) where we have lunch stop.

Continue afternoon trek through a relatively flat area with ups and downs. Finally, we reach to a village at the lower part of mountain where can easily be accessed to get pickup and head to Hsipaw.

(Remark; The itinerary and destination of each day can be changed upon the condition of the weather and season)

  • Half Day Tour - SHAN Villages Trip; Water Fall; Boat Trip.
  • Full Day Tour - Waterfall and SHAN villages; Walk to the SHAN villages with Boat Trip; Waterfall, Shan Villages and Boat Trip; PALAUNG hill tribe village, Tea Plantation.
  • Sight Seeing - Hot Spring, Trails of Northern Suburb, Bowgyo Historical Bagoda, Globe Pagoda