Pa-O region, part of the Southern Shan State is rich in tourist attractions. There are legacies of ancient cultures, places for rest and relaxation, well preserved forests and mountains with natural beauty suitable for eco-tourism. Three diverse ethnic groups the Shans, Pa-Os and the Inthas can also be found here, each with their own distinct cultures. Consequently the region has every opportunity for Community Involved Tourism (CIT) activities, increase incomes from the tourism industry and bring benefits to the local population.
Pick up you at the hotel in Inle. (If you would like to stay at the hotel in Nyaung Shwe City, you will have to walk 3-5 minutes to reach Nyaung Shwe Jetty where the boat will wait for you). Trekking starting point is at the eastern shore of Inle Lake (Thale Oo village). The trek follows through seasonal plantations along a creek to Naunglay village. Enjoy the magnificent view of Inle Lake from Naunglay. In Naunglay, home-cooked lunch is served at a local house with Pa-O traditional food. After lunch, have a visit to bamboo basket making family-workshop and observe the local way of life at that village. On the way back to Konechan, you will pass by a vegetable garden and orchard where you can discover local farming. Then proceed to Alemyaung village boat jetty, which is also famous for its bird sanctuary. Finally, get back to your hotel in Inle or hotel in Nyaung Shwe by boat.
Distance = 9 km Walking Hour = 4 hrs (approximate)
Trek Condition = 10% slope up, 10% down & 80% flat
Remark: helpers are provided
(1-3 pax = 0 helper, 4-6 pax=1 helper, 7-9 pax =2 helpers, 10-15 pax =3 helpers, 16-21 pax = 4 helpers)