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Hiking in Hsipaw

Hsipaw (Thibaw) is located in Shan state, 200 km northeast of Mandalay. This charming little town is situated along the shore of Dotthawaddy River and is surrounded by many farms with tea trees, papaya, watermelon, pineapple, etc ….
To reach Hsipaw from Mandalay, you can take the train or cover a part of the route in car (Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin) and then take the train (Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw). This railway track crosses the impressive Gokteik viaduct which dramatically bridges a deep gorge over 270 m. It is a masterpiece of British engineering after the conquest of Upper Burma.
Hiking in His-Paw can be done in one, two or three days. You will go from village to village and will be accommodated in private homes. The hospitality and friendliness of the Palaung make you forget the basic comfort of your nights.

the programs

After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk to farmers’ villages enjoying the panoramic scenery of paddy fields, seasonal crops, mountains, and a river. Experience traditional lifestyle of Shan Villages by visiting houses, where women weave, roll cheroots, and produce fans and bamboo baskets. After about four hours of walking you will be back to Hsipaw for lunch.


Total walking time: 4 hours        |      
Difficulty Grade: 2 (Easy)

After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk through the rice field to reach the Nam Tok Waterfall, which has a nice pool at its base. Visit a limestone cave on the side of the waterfall and climb up 100 ft (30 meters) to enjoy a splendid view over an ancient pagoda and Shan Royal Tomb as previously seen on the path in the rice field. Come back to Hsipaw for lunch after about four hours of walking.



Total walking time: 4 hours        |      
Difficulty Grade: 2 (Easy)

After breakfast in your hotel you will be met by your guide. Walk through Hsipaw, rice paddies, multi-denominational cemeteries, and along a stream hosting a number of improvised power plants on a flat terrain for about 2 hours. Next 3-4 hours is a steady climb on a rocky road among the beautiful mountainous landscape, seasonal crops, Shan villages, and a tea plantation. The climb is not too steep, as the villagers are able to go up and down on their motorbikes. Eat lunch in the village and learn about traditional lifestyle of Palaung Hill Tribe (Mon Kaumer) whose women still wear their traditional costumes. Eat dinner with the Palaung family and spend the night in their traditional home. On the next day, after breakfast, trek down to Hsipaw.



Total walking time: 10-12 hours (5-6 hours per day)      |       
Difficulty Grade: 5 (Difficult)

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Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true heaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true êaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

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Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
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