Breakfast at hotel. Free & leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Trekking to Ka Lone Hta Community
09.00: Welcome by Ka Lone Htar CBT Club. Visit the ‘forest pharmacy’.
On arrival in Ka Lone Htar, we are met by a local community tour guide, who will give us a quick briefing. Then, we head to the ‘forest pharmacy’, a local initiative to collect and plant a huge variety of traditional herbal medicines. From there, we hike past the village monastery. We stop outside to learn about the community work initiated by the revered local community Monk.
10.00 Hike down the nature trail, through orchards, into the forest
We head out of the village, and into the local fruit orchards where villagers grow a great variety of fruits and crops including cardamom, betel nut, pineapple, cashew nuts, sweet potatoes and banana. The forest is also a living repository of traditional herbal medicines. Our guide will stop along route, explaining about these medicines and how they are harvested and used. Hiking is not very strenuous, but guests should bring suitable shoes. Approximately
12.30: Forest picnic, river swimming in jade green water
We arrive at the Ka Lone Htar picnic spot, to enjoy either a delicious, home cooked picnic lunch with several dishes / or a simple one-dish pack lunch. There is time to relax, and it is usually possible to swim in the cool, green river. If there have been heavy rains, the local guide may recommend not to swim. After lunch, there is a 1 hour hike back to Ka Lone Htar village, or guests can continue on for a further 30 minutes to the Barefoot Forest Spa experience.
16.30: Ka Lone Htar Barefoot Forest Spa experience
This unique community based experience invites you to bath or soak your feet in in mineral water at the local hot springs, or rest by the serene river side. The Ka Lone Htar spa group will serve a healthy snack and herbal drink. You can also try applying Myanmar’s most famous natural cosmetic, Thanakha. After lunch, there is a 1 hour hike back to Ka Lone Htar village, or guests can continue on for a further 30 minutes to the Barefoot Forest Spa experience.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel.
Trekking Type: Soft Trekking
Price per person in USD
• 2 Pax: 218 USD per person
• 3-4 Pax: 163 USD per person
• 5-7 Pax: 106 USD per person
• 8-10 Pax: 86 USD per person
• 11-15 Pax: 74 USD per person
• 16-19 Pax: 73 USD per person (1 pax FOC Included)
• 20 Pax: 72 USD per person (1 pax FOC included)
Inclusions: local community tour guide, visit to forest pharmacy, hiking in Ka Lone Htar Nature Trail, Special forest picnic (at least 4 different dishes), entrance & access to hot spring at simple, barefoot forest spa, healthy welcome snack & drink, Coordination fee of 1000MMK per guest, Transportation to Ka Lone Htar, Licensed, regional, English speaking tour guide, bottled water, meals for driver