Kalaw Trekking Tour
( 2-Days/1-Night )
Kalaw is a peaceful and quiet hill station and a good place for trekking amid twisted pines and harsh mountain scenery. Kalaw trekking tour route leads down into a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivates cheroot, tea, damsons, and mangoes on the hillsides. The track across the valley floor and then climbs very steeply again to the Palaung villages, which sits on top of hills. Most Palaungs in the village live a traditional way of life and live in longhouses unique to their tribe.
Day 01: Kalaw – Nawar Taung (6 ½ hrs trek)
Pick-up from hotel in Kalaw, walk to the market with your trekking guide and buy all the provision for your forthcoming 2 days trek and enjoy a walk through the hills. At first, a steep track leads up to a viewpoint that offers great views over Kalaw.
From there we walk down to Taung Min Gyi, a village of the Pa O tribe. From here the track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to the Palaung tribe village of Pinnabin. Observe tribal village life and how the Palaung people dry cheroot in a specially designed oven. Picknick lunch.
Continue to walk about 2 hours to Taung Ni, another Palaung village. Continue 1 ½ hour walk up through a steep path to Nawar Taung where we stay overnight at a monastery. In the evening our tour guide cooks a nice dinner. Accommodation at the monastery.
Day 02: Nawar Taung – Aung Ban (2 ½ hrs trek)
Simple breakfast. In the morning we leave Nawar Taung and walk down and up to Lowesaung Village (approx. 30). This tour offers endless scenery from a different view with chances to meet Danu, Pa-O and Taungyoe tribes and see them working in the farms. From Lowesaung village we continue to Lwe Maw village which is another 1-hour walk away. Continue to walk to Aung Ban (approx. 1 hour).