• ENQUIRE
  • CONTACT
Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Tablet banner5
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4
Mobile banner5

Heights of Hsipaw: A Trekking Adventure through the Shan State Hills

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $3,500 PER PERSON PER DAY
(VIEW MORE DETAILS)

DURATION

6 days | 5 nights

TYPE

All Terrain

COUNTRY

Myanmar

INTERESTS

Trekking

SHARE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the historic rail ride from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw
  • Explore the Sao Pha palace of Hsipaw and learn about its royal history
  • Spend three days trekking and visiting traditional villages in the Shan State hills
  • Visit the old colonial mansions and botanical garden of Pyin Oo Lwin 

DETAILED DECRIPTION

The rural Shan State in northeast Myanmar is home to many traditional Palaung villages hidden in its many hills. On this six-day adventure, you will delve deep into the hills to meet villagers and experience their traditional way of life, staying in homestays and visiting tea plantations and bamboo paper mills. You will start your adventure by taking a historic train ride from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw, where you’ll spend a day exploring its palace, visiting a noodle factory and an ancient monument and biking alongside the Myit Nge river. Following your three-day trek, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the British legacies in Pyin Oo Lwin before departing from Mandalay. For history, culture, and a whole lot of trekking, this adventure will be one to remember!  

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw

Your adventure starts in the scenic hillside town of Pyin Oo Lwin, where you’ll take a historic eight-hour train to Hsipaw along the rails originally engineered by the British to connect the center of Myanmar to the Northern Shan State. Once you arrive in Hsipaw, spend the afternoon biking along the river Myit Nge before enjoying an incredible sunset from the hill of the five Buddhas. You will stay overnight at the brand new Hsipaw resort.

DAY 2: Hsipaw

Spend the day exploring the town of Hsipaw, a former Sao Pha (royal) hideaway in the Northern Shan State. After breakfast, visit the Shan noodle factory, followed by a tour of the Hsipaw palace to learn the history of the royal town. Later, enjoy a boat journey up the Myint Nge to explore a traditional Shan village. After a sunset cruise back to Hsipaw, enjoy a second night at the Hsipaw resort.

DAY 3: Hsipaw - Kyauk Me - Pansan

Today, you’ll head out of Hsipaw to begin your three-day trek – but not before paying a visit to the pagoda Bawgyo, an incredible ancient Shan-style monument that is said to be over 2,000 years old. Afterward, you’ll drive 45 minutes to Kyauk Me, the kick-off point of your trek in the hills of the Shan State. On this first day, you’ll trek four hours to Pansan, a traditional Palaung village where you’ll stay overnight in a homestay.

DAY 4: Trek to Pan Hon

On the fourth day, you’ll trek for five hours through the heart of the Shan State, visiting several Palaung villages and meeting villagers, including women wearing traditional red skirts and silver hoops around their waist. Spend time exploring a local tea plantation and enjoy an overnight homestay.

DAY 5: Trek to Man Kyoung; Tuk Tuk to Kyaung Me

Today is the last day of trekking, as you’ll end your exploration of the Shan State hills in the village of Man Kyoung, where you’ll head back to Kyauk Me on a traditional tuk-tuk. After settling in at the Ayar Yon Oo Guest House, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the village monasteries, visiting local bamboo paper mills or – if your leg muscles will allow – climbing the large hills that surround the village.

DAY 6: Kyaung Me - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

On the last full day of your Shan State adventure, you will depart from Kyaung Me and spend some time back in Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British stronghold that served as a cool retreat from the surrounding cities, thanks to its high altitude. Visit the old colonial mansions and take a walk through the sprawling botanical garden – just one of the town’s many British legacies. Finally, you will head back to Mandalay and stay overnight at a hotel before departing from the group the next day.

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Honeymoons
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

October Picks from #TakeMeToRemoteLands

October Picks from #TakeMeToRemoteLands

Author : Varuni Kaensacha
Celebrations in Papua New Guinea, Trains in Thailand, statues in Angkor Wat, and dancing in Bali – we choose our favorite shots from our readers' Instagram feeds.
Read More
Top 5 Luxury Accommodations Near Myanmar’s Premier Attractions

Top 5 Luxury Accommodations Near Myanmar’s Premier Attractions

Author : Travelogues
More than a century of development – and colonialism – have created some fascinating luxury hotels and resorts near Myanmar's most interesting sites.
Read More
5 Must-See Vineyards in Southeast Asia

5 Must-See Vineyards in Southeast Asia

Author : Tyler Roney
Fine dining, elephants, national parks, music festivals, permanent summer, and – oh yeah – there are some pretty good wines too. From Bali to Myanmar, Southeast Asia's vineyards are worth the journey.
Read More
Rubies, Dolphins, and the Rarer Road to Mandalay

Rubies, Dolphins, and the Rarer Road to Mandalay

Author : Travelogues
East to the highlands, north to the Rubies, west to the Irrawaddy, and cruise down south for a circumlocutory Road to Mandalay.
Read More
Divers that Discovered the Mysteries of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago

Divers that Discovered the Mysteries of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago

Author : Travelogues
The 800 tropical islands that make up the Mergui Archipelago were once an unexplored frontier for intrepid divers looking for adventure.
Read More
Top Luxury Cruises in Myanmar

Top Luxury Cruises in Myanmar

Author : Remote Lands
Discover the mystical kingdom of Myanmar and uncover its hidden wonders from the water: travel aboard luxury cruisers and stylish liveaboard yachts to see Myanmar from a different angle.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida
“ All the logistics and ground transportation were executed flawlessly. ”
More Testimonials
Now you can have a breathtaking breakfast at Everest, as part of a sky-high dining day trip
Now you can have a breathtaking breakfast at Everest, as part of a sky-high dining day trip
  by The Telegraph
Now you can pop to Everest for BREAKFAST!
Now you can pop to Everest for BREAKFAST!
  by The Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India
April 15 - May 6, 2018
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
instagram  Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2017 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up