Kyaing Tong Trekking Tour 04 days

Routing: Yangon – Kyaing Tong – Keng tung - Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Trekking in amazing border gate of Myanmar North Area
  • Visit Wan Pauk Village, the home of 250 Palaung minorities
  • Take a view to Water Buffalo Market which take place twice a week
  • Trekking deep into the mountain for ethnic villages
  • Visit Pindauk Village for Enn and Akha people
  • Waiting sunset view at One tree hill with an 245 years old tree
  • Enjoy Central market in Keng Tung before going back
Explore Kyaing Tong, Myanmar’s top preserved area which is promised to be one of the best area to enjoy trekking with fascinating mix of culture. From smiling welcome to unique traditions of Kyaing Tong hill tribe, from lush river valley to spectacular mountain vista, from dirt track to exotic town, this tour shows you the best of Kyaing Tong in the most impressive way.

Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay/ Inle Lake to Kyaing Tong
Taking a short flight to Kyaing Tong today. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a first glimpse of Kyaing Tong with a visit to Wan Pauk Village which is home to 250 Palaung minorities in their colorful traditional dresses with ornamental silver waist-bands. The Palaung tribe at this village are known as “Silver” Palaungs.
Your tor guide will introduce you the tradition of teeth blackened by chewing betel nuts a beauty characteristic and learn their livelihood that depends on growing paddy and other crops, raising cattle, pigs and chicken, weaving clothes and making different ornaments with silver. Then back to the town to end the day with a visit Maha Myat Muni pagoda or “Wat Pha Jao Lung in Shan” language.

Day 02: Kyaing Tong Trekking
After breakfast, we experience the highlights Water Buffalo Market which takes place in the outskirts of the town twice a week.
A scenic drive for 45 minutes to the trekking point will be followed by a trail that leas to “Ho Kyin” villages, a group of typical Akha tribe villages from here we continue for another 30 minutes to Na Phi Phank village, home to Lahu and Akha tribe. Then proceed to more Akha villages namely, Phata village and Pang Ma Phai village to learn more about their daily life. Your driver will await to transfer you to Mong Zine (Khun Village) to see how they make traditional Lahu Knives .Along the way back to hotel, visit en route Joe Phyu village of the Wa tribes. See sundown workers return from the fields.

Day 03: Kyaing Tong Trekking
Breakfast at your hotel before taking a road trip to Pindauk Village where we start our light trekking. Start climbing to the habitat of Akha and Enn tribe, passing monsoon forest overlooking the valley covered with terraced rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket. Visit the villages of Enn and Akha minorities and learn more about the beliefs, customs and traditions of the hill tribes – some baptized and some still animists. Enjoy picnic lunch at the Pin Tauk Waterfall before keeping your leg to the villages of the Palaung, Black Lahu and Red Lahu. Return to Kyaing Tong.
This afternoon, embark an excursion to U Mulein Da’s Tai Khun Shan lacquare workshop producing handicraft of high-quality, distinct from the lacquareware made in Bagan and Inle. Then continue to visit Standing Buddha image. Enjoy panoramic view of the city at sunset from the One tree Hill to see a lone, 245 years old Kanyin-byu (Diptero carpus Spp) tree, before calling it a day.

Day 04: Keng Tung – Yangon/ Mandalay/ Heho
After breakfast, make a morning visit to the Central Market of Keng Tung, where many hill tribe villagers, each in their colorful costumes, gather to trade fresh produce and household goods. Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for your onward flight.
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
: These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
: Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
: it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
: Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
: Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
03 breakfasts
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person (lunch) and 12US$/person (dinner) or Total: approx. 66US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travelers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALLOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

4 days 3 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Hiking, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore, Homestay,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


  • Physical Grading:

    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay/ Inle Lake to Kyaing Tong
    Day 02: Kyaing Tong Trekking
    Day 03: Kyaing Tong Trekking
    Day 04: Keng Tung – Yangon/ Mandalay/ Heho

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