Trekking tours in Myanmar usually take place in the hill regions in the upper part of the country.

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda ( Mon State )

Kyaikhtiyo or the Golden Rock Pagoda of Myanmar is located in Kyaikhtiyo, Mon State. One can travel from Yangon to the base mountain range, which is the main base camp of the journey. It is about 160 km from Yangon and the hiking range is 11 km from the base camp. The Golden Rock Pagoda is located on top of the rocky mountain above 3615 feet above sea level. Previously, it used to be a remote place which was very hard to reach. Nowadays, there are many more convenient accomodations for visitors.

Bandhi They Lar - Buddha Hair Relics ( Nwar La Boh Taung Pagoda )

The Bandhi They Lar - Buddha Hair Relics ( Nwar La Boh Taung Pagoda ) is located on the "Nwar La Boh" range about (4) miles from "Yankin" monastry "Kyone Ka" village, "Paung" township, Mon State, on the Yangon - Mawlamyine Highway Road. It was build by "Tha Beik Ine" Sayadaw U Nyar Ni Thara.

Piligrams can reach the pagoda for the whole year round, by cars (or) by trekking peacefully up to the hill top. The scenic Landscapes can be enjoyed at the surroundings which no artists can describe.

There are ready decent guest houses and Pagoda platforms including clean food of stalls for the visitors to rest, at the foot of the hill, with full security. And all the local natives will be welcoming you warmly.

Mount Victoria ( Chin State )

The Chin State is a mountainous region, and the source of water for many river streams that wet the valleys of the mountain ranges, and flow down to the plain in the east and south. Mt.Victoria or Nat Ma Taung is the highest mountain in the Chin State, reaching a height of 10200 feet or 3100 meters above sea level. A land of misty skies, towering pines, and the beautiful Alpen rose or Tree rhododendrons, much of the state offers vistas of unspoiled charm.

Himalaya of Myanmar ( Kachin State )

This trip starts from Putao and the beginning of a new adventure. Flowing streams and rivulets, straw-roofed houses and fences of pebbles and creek stones provide a pleasant, pastoral contrast to the scenes and sights of modern cities. The suspension bridges are the typical river crossing in this region.

Around Inle (Shan State)

Trekking through the pine trees of the Shan State to Palaung Taunggyi Chey village located in the foot of Myin Mahti hill 5602 ft. It is about 2 hours walk. One can also visit Indein villages which takes about an hour trek.

Kyaing Tong and Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is well known for its scenic beauty and colour hill tribes, still untouched by tourism. Kyaing Tong is the capital of Eastern Shan State and easily accessible by flight from either, Yangon, Mandalay or Heho. It has many scenic spots which presents interesting trekking routes into the surrounding mountains. Around Kyaing Tong, there are many ethnic villages; Palaung, Eng, Akha, Lahu etc.These ethnic tribes had surprisingly preserved their ancient customs and traditions as well as their unique and colourful dresses up to now.

Kalaw to Pindaya (Shan State)

First one has to travel from Yangon to Kalaw. The Myanmar tour operatours usually arrange the accommodation, trekking guides for the trips.From Kalaw it is the start of the trekking tour. The dwellers of the southeast Shan mountains ranges are the Pa O, Palaung and Danu. Trekking trips start from passing through some Pa O, Palaung and Danu Villages. The trip takes about 1 to 1 and half hours from one village to another. One can learn and see the way of living of the different Shan races. The most significant elements for tourists to see are the long houses of the tribes where several families stay together, earning a living from the cultivation of seasonal crops and Say Ywat Kyi leaves used by the Myanmar home made cigars to be wrapped by the cheroots. The journey ends at Pindaya. The trekking trip may take about one day and one night.


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