Trekking in Myanmar: Kalaw to Inle Lake

Trekking Guide in Myanmar

Since I mentioned in my previous post that the Kalaw – Inle Lake trek was a huge highlight of my SEA trip, I decided to share more details!

I choose the three day/two night option. We departed from my accommodation in Kalaw (Golden Kalaw Inn) and headed uphill through small villages and tea plantations. We stopped to visit a local school and family.

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If your worried about how difficult the trek is – don’t be! An average level of fitness would be adequate to complete the trek, walking was alternated with frequent breaks and tea stops. Given I had spent several months boozing and binging on Thai pancakes I was far from my fitness peak!

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Our accommodation for the evening was simple but cosy, with our guide preparing a delicious Burmese feast! Washed down of course with a few local Dagon beers.

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It’s not often you see a guy riding a buffalo…?! Beat’s a summer tube commute in London!

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The 70km trek ends in Inle lake, where you can witness the unique fishing technique, head to the local hot spring or as I did – cycle to the winery!

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Accommodation in Inle Lake.

There is something refreshing about leaving behind fast paced modern life, and going back to basics. Well for a few days at least! Never again will I take a hot shower for granted!

If you had to choose one thing to do in Myanmar – pick this!

Looking for more on Myanmar – check out my top five places!

Or see my photos that will inspire you to visit Southeast Asia

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  1. August 9, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Amazing photos!! Did you go with a tour group???
    I’m thinking of heading up myself soonnn

    • August 9, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Hey Ryan, Yes I travelled with three other people. We all met & booked the day before. Sadly I can’t remember the name of our guide, I’d highly recommend the trek : )

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