Myanmar Discovery Travel

Trekking in Myanmar

For sport-minded tourists, trekking in Myanmar (Burma)‘s various trails have something for everyone of different body-builds and interests. You will discover places where tourists rarely go:

  • Kalaw in Shan plateau, home to ethnics Palaung, Pao and Taung Yoo
  • Hsipaw (or Thibaw), in the northern region, not far from former capital Mandalay
  • Kengtung (or Keng Tung, Kyaing Tong), in the western part of the country, bordering the famous Golden Triangle
During hiking tours, you will walk from village to village among different ethnic groups, discover local life, spend nights in tribal villages or monasteries. You will find crafts, markets, Buddhist caves, so many things that make the authenticity of the country. These activities will be the highlights of your trip.

These walks are rated “medium level” but you will walk during 4-7 hours a day (usually on dirt paths). They can be integrated into our circuits of 2-3 weeks.

ultimate trekking routes

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Duration: 1-3 days      |       Type: private tour

Start/ return: Heho/ Inle Lake
Known for its scenic views, its temperate climate and pine forests, Kalaw was the former resort for British officials. This hill station is the starting point of many treks in the area.
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Duration: 1-3 days      |       Type: private tour

Start/ return: Heho/ Yangon
Known as the Golden Triangle, this mountainous and remote region is limited to access from most areas of Myanmar, which makes this region truly off the beaten track.
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Duration: 1-3 days      |       Type: private tour

Start/ return: Mandalay
200 km northeast of Mandalay, Hsipaw is situated along the shore of Dotthawaddy River and is surrounded by many farms with tea trees, papaya, watermelon, pineapple...
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