Price for the 3 Days trip to Inle Lake (depends on the group size): 1 Person = 40US$ per day / 2-4 People = 28 US$ per day/ 5-10 People = 25 US$ per day including guide fees, accommodation and food. Excluding: boat, luggage transfer, 15 US$ entrance fees for Inle Lake Reserve, beverages and personal expenses.
2 options are possible:
Day 1: 6 hours walking time. We start from Kalaw at 8:30 AM to a view point on the top of the mountain, you will enjoy very beautiful scenery around Yay Aye reservoir, which was built by The British in the ever green forest and experience local life in Hin Kha Kone village (Palaung tribe). We continue to my family home in the village of Kanbani, where a traditional Burmese lunch is served around 12:30. In the afternoon, we will walk along the rail road until Myin Deik train station and continue to the Ywa Pu village where we stop overnight. We will stay in a family home. A traditional dinner will be served around 7 pm.
Day 2: 7 hours walking time. After having traditional breakfast around 7:AM, we will walk through four different villages populated by different tribes and have lunch in the forth village, called Kone Hla (Dane tribe). After lunch, we will walk along the range of mountain enjoying the view to the village where we stop for our second overnight stay.
Day 3: 4 hours walking time. After breakfast, we will walk through Kyauk Su and Nann Yote villages and walk along the range of the mountain to Tone Le village to stop for lunch before taking the boat across Inle lake to Nyaung Shwe. You will see some floating gardens, floating villages and some fishermen on the lake.
Day 1: 6 and half hours walking time. From the starting point to the train station is the same as option #1 with additional visit to Sat Kyar Kone or Taung La village (Danu tribe).
Day 2: 7 hours walking time. We will walk up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view from the top and walk to Lin Pan, Kyauk Su villages and have lunch in Nann Dein village. After lunch we walk to Partu village for overnight homestay after crossing the river, it may be possible to swin there depending on the season.
Day 3: is the same as option #1.
Please understand that the landscape and scenery between Kalaw and Inle lake area is very diverse and can change dramatically between seasons. (From June to November) The landscape is lush, wet and green. However, during the hot, dry and cool season, landscape is more dry and brown.