Trekking Kalaw to Inle LakeKalaw Trekking to Inle Lake
Except for Lake Inle, we found it no different from the mountains of North Thailand or Laos. During the hike you can see what it was like before we ever had to depend on power, automobiles and everything else we take for granted nowadays.
It is a small modest rural city in Shan State, 60 km from the famous Inle Lake. Once in Kalaw, you will find several travel agencies that offer trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake, as this is becoming increasingly common. We were the cheesiest firm to offer a 3-day 2-night trip with a max. of six persons, and we were glad to make reservations here and there.
We had a very good command of English and our tour from Kalaw to Inle Lake was all the more enjoyed. We' ve spent so much of our tour with our leader, smiling and kidding, that we've almost forgotten we've been hiking for a whole days. The trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake is not a hard hike, but requires a moderate physical condition.
You will hike between six and eight hrs, traveling up to 23 km per team. Every mornings starts shortly after dawn, where you begin with your breakfasts to recharge your batteries for your trekking outing. The hike takes you over the mountains, past paddy farms, chili paddocks, local people guarding their buffalo and some nice view points to the valley below.
Throughout the hike, each dish will be cooked fresh by your own personal cook who will travel with you. When trekking with the Golden Lily you have the possibility to live in the house of a rural eldest and a nun. We had our second monastic and other groups in the convent, which was our best of the two evenings.
The last morning we wake up early to do the last part of our hike from Kalaw to Inle Lake. We reached the southern part of Lake Inle with a short trip than in the last two nights. Then we drove across the lake in a long, small wood vessel to our goal.
Kalaw to Inle Lake is a well-trodden hike. - two replacement tee-tees, two T-shirts, 3 pair of trekking boots. Please note: When trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake, you only need to bring a small daypack. It is possible to leave your larger rucksack with your travel companions at Lake Inle.
Trekking in January 2016, so our rates may slightly change. So what do you have in mind to see and do is trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake on your schedule?