Extension trip 5 Days 4 Night
"Golden Triangle Trekking" including a trip to the Chinese Border
(Heho - Kyaing Tong - Heho)
Tour Code: GMT EX Kyaing Tong 4/5
Day 01, Tuesday :: Heho - Kyaing Tong :: B/-/-
Yangon Airways HK 727/728 ETD 12:10 ETA 14:45
In the afternoon domestic flight to Kyaing Tong. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing will start to WAN PAUK, a village of the red clothed Palaung tribe, famous for their silver and lacquered waistbands.
Overnight at Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 02, Wednesday :: Kyaing Tong - Trekking, Loi Mwe :: B/-/-
After breakfast visit to Kyaing Tong BAZAAR to observe the colourful trading of Chinese merchants and of the different minority tribes from this area. Afterwards proceed to LOI MWE (appr.2hrs drive). Loi Mwe which literally translated means "misty mountain" is at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea level. It commands a magnificent view of the surrounding area and enjoys a temperate climate. Visit the old colonial governor's house and an old church. The main attraction along the way is the scenery on the ascent to Loi Mwe, which passes through forests, terraced rice fields. On the way back from Loi Mwe you will have several stops to visit different villages. WAN LUN SHAN VILLAGE, HO LUP AKHA VILLAGE where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colourful dresses; NANG CHO WA VILLAGE and PANG-Y Lahu village on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon you will be back in Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 3, Thursday :: Kyaing Tong - Trekking, surrounding hill tribes :: B/L/-
After breakfast, morning visit TO PIN TAUK VILLAGE, after trekking you will reach Akha and Ann tribes. Picnic lunch will be served at PIN-TAUK WATERFALL. Further you will explore WAN KAN VILLAGE to observe the traditional production of Sake' Rice Wine, followed by Shan paper workshop in Wan Lau village. In the afternoon return back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel in Kyaing Tong. (Picnic lunch will be arranged)
*Generally you should ask the local trekking guide for some hill tribe festivals during your stay in Kyaing Tong. We cannot get these details in advance, because such a festival calendar does not exist.
Day 4, Thursday :: Kyaing Tong - Chinese Border :: B/-/-
After breakfast, drive to MONG LA, so called "opium-free zone" (86 km, 3 hours), located at the CHINESE BORDER. Most Pagodas are relatively new, but it's worth to visit DWAY NAGARA GOLDEN PAGODA. Further visit the DRUG ERADICATION MUSEUM, where photos are shown about the destruction of poppy fields and drug raffineries in this WA controlled area. The town is also quite popular for many Asian visitors for its amusement facilities such as night clubs, Karaoke bars and casinos. Late afternoon return back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
The most useful currency in Mong La is the Chinese Yuan!
Day 5, Saturday:: Kyaing Tong - Heho :: B/-/-
Yangon Airways HK 728 ETD 15:00 ETA 15:55
After Breakfast at the Hotel, visit DHAT ZOAM DOI ancient Pagoda followed by Akhe's WAN SAI VILLAGE (different to Akha village) and Ann's o Lung village beside the road. Before check in at the airport, you will have the chance for lunch at Pan-Kaba Restaurant (own account). Flight to Heho.
Here our GMT service will end!
This trip could be perfectly combined with a package tour including Heho! If you wish to explore Kyaing Tong and surrounding area with through out guide service, please contact our office for our prices!
Itinerary is subject to change due to flight schedules!