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Kyaing Tong- Wan Pauk- Kat Tauk- Hokyin Trekking

Tour Facts

Tour Name : “Kyaing Tong- Wan Pauk- Kat Tauk- Hokyin Trekking (Day Return)”
Tour Code : TDTG- 02
Tour Type : Private Basic
Duration : Approximately 4 hours (Day Return from Kyaing Tong to Kyaing Tong)
Departure : Daily Departure from Kyaing Tong * subject to change due to flights
Escort : English- Speaking local stationed guide
Tour Grade : Easy to Adventurous
Tour Activities : Culture, History, Nature, Sceneries, Hill Tribe Observation
Destination Covered : Kyaing Tong- Wan Pauk- Kat Tauk- Hokyin
Tour Validity : Until 31 May 2008




 Day 1: Arrival at Kyaing Tong Airport in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, trekking tour starts with land driving out of Kyaing Tong in west direction. The road takes towards Wan Pauk village where red-clothed Palaung tribe with silver & lacquered waist-bands can be observed. Drive back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
  • NB: When Kyaing Tong is extended from other parts of tour, you can come directly from there, and depart to Yangon at the end. Vice visa, when Kyaing Tong is commenced from Yangon, then you can continue directly to other destinations by flight.

Day 2: Breakfast at hotel. This morning tour starts with land driving out of Kyaing Tong in northwest direction. The road takes through Kattauk Village and then to Pin Tauk Village, about 1 1/2 hour by car. In Pin Tauk village, Akha and Lahu people, been Baptized, have built a church in the middle of the village. The Akha are the largest minority in the Kyaing Tong area and surely the most colorful. After about 15 minutes walking, arrival at the first Akha village, Wanpin, where people still dresses in their traditional costumes. The Akha are famous for their women's striking headdresses, which resemble heavy silver helmets. They consist of rows of heavy silver baubles, interspersed with beads, which are sewn on a bamboo cap. Akha embroidery is extremely intricate and includes panels of diamond and geometric shapes. Walking a bit outside of the village and have a packed-lunch under a shady tree. 1 1/2 hour walk back to the car through rice and vegetable fields. Drive back to Kyaing Tong. On the way back, make a stop at Wan Kam to observe famous rice wine production. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong. (B- L)

Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion, out of Kyaing Tong in the direction to Tachilek. Drive high into the hills, to the top of Hokyin Mountain. The road is very steep and narrow and we can only drive up if the road condition is good. We can also walk up, which takes 2 hours. Once we reach the top, we see 4 different Akha villages. In some villages there are 3 different religions; some people are Buddhists, others are still animists or have converted to Catholicism. Between each village is a valley and the path leads down approx. 15 minutes and up again approx. 30 minutes. The entrance of the first village where still animists, is very interestingly decorated with the skin of a dog. Other houses have a stuffed wild cat hanging over the entrance. The Akha are very hospitable and enjoy welcoming you to their house for a chat around the stove. We make the tour from village to village and return back to the car. If you wish to do more hiking, we can also walk down the hill, which takes approx. 1 hour. The path leads through farms with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Enjoy a packed-lunch on the way. Return in the direction of Kyaing Tong by car. Visit U Mulein Da's unique Shan lacquer ware shop. This lacquer ware is distinctively different from the one from Bagan; it is not engraved, but the relives are glued on. Drive to the top of Lone Tree Hill for views over the surrounding countryside and Kyaing Tong. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong. (B- L)

Day 4: Breakfast at hotel. This early morning visit Kyaing Tong market - a fascinating place to soak up the local atmosphere. On the open market, all kinds of vegetables, rice, fruits, meat and fish are on sale. Minority people come to town to shop or to sell their goods. Drive towards buffalo-market at the top of hill. For the Akha, the many silver shops are of special interest as there they can buy the silver coins to make their very unique headdresses! If time permits, stop at Wat In; Khun-style temple or at the more "Myanmar"-style Maha Myat Muni temple. Then, pottery and a blacksmith shop can be visited. Afternoon, transfer to Kyaing Tong Airport for check-in. Fly back from Kyaing Tong. (B)

* B – Breakfast only throughout the tour & L – only for trekking days

Temples of Dynasty wish you an excellent journey through the Golden Land of Myanmar

Inclusive services

Accommodations stay at the hotel with daily breakfast as twin sharing basic.
All transfer, sight-seeing, and excursion with private coach without A/C at Kyaing Tong, including driver service and fuel.
All round domestic flights.
Detailed itineraries as per program.
All entrance fees payable in US$ for the sites and monuments as per program.
English-speaking local stationed guide. 

Exclusive services

Myanmar visa fees.
Airport tax for international departure.
Meals except breakfast.
Personal expenses.

* Surcharge can be applied for foreign language-speaking guide, and for full board or half board meal plans.
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel nature.

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