- Trek to Danu tribe and Palaung tribe Villages
- Tea Plantation, crab apple tree, chive area, coffee plantation, Palaung living style with traditional style
- Lunch at Danu Family House, Dinner and overnight at Palaung Monastery
Day 1 Pindaya – Yasakyi (4-5 hours trek)
Early morning, walk to the market and buy all the provision for your forthcoming 2 days trek. This morning, enjoy a walk through the hills, 1 hour, to Htwe Ni, village of the Danu tribe. You will pass through the farming where the Danu cultivates cheroot, tea plantations, damsons and mangoes on the hillsides. The track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to another Danu village of See Kyat Inn stop for simple lunch. Continue to walk about 2 hours to Yasakyi. In the afternoon, observe tribal village life and how the Palaung people dry cheroot in a specially designed oven. Simple dinner and accommodation at Yasakyi Monastery.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Yasakyi – Pindaya (3-4 hours trek)
Simple breakfast. This morning enjoy continue walking through the hills, 40 minutes to the village of Danu tribe. The Danu cultivate peanut, corn, potatoes on the hillside. After 40 minutes arrive at Danu village of Lin Lai Inn and continue to Taung Paw Gyi, 1 hours and 30 minutes by trekking mixed this route up and down hills. The path leads through villages, producing Shan Tea in the traditional way. You will see the drying of the tealeaves and pass through the tea plantations. From Taung Paw Gyi descending to Pindaya through the Banyan Trees.
Please note that you will have to buy the extra light food and soft drinks for the whole trip already in Pindaya. In the villages walk through, you cannot buy anything. There is no shop, restaurant, phone etc. Visitors will sleep in either private houses (local!) or monasteries. Please note, that everybody is sleeping in one and the same room and there is absolutely no privacy. Man and woman have to sleep separately! There are no showers or bathrooms and you have to wash yourself together with the other people (with a sarong). Monastery stay will be simple and basic.
For the trekking tour the following items are essential:
- good walking shoes
- warm jacket and cloths (nights can be very chilly)
- sarong and towels
- first aid kit
- trekking stick
- mosquito repellent
- mosquito net
- Trekking guide, the person who arrange food for the guest and porter
- Drinking water bottles, snow towels, lunch, dinner, breakfast, donation fees
Trekking in during raining season or after a rain shower due to high humidity, the soil (which is claylike) can become very slippery. It is advisable to always walk with trekking stick.
Validity : 1st May 2019 to 30th Apr 2020