2D/1N HIKE: the Highlight of my 10 days trip to Myanmar


I stayed in Myanmar for 10 days visiting Old Bagan, Inle lake and Mandalay. Out of all experiences the 2d/1n hike custom organised for me by HOME Myanmar was the absolute highlight.

The hike itself was however the most amazing part. I was a solo traveller and spent a lot of time talking to my guide Kyaw, whose English was really good. The village is located at the top of the mountain. It takes about 5 – 6 hours to walk up from the starting point. Along the way there are few point with spectacular view of the lowlands behind. The village itself is only accessible by walk during the wet season, which makes it feel very isolated. For me personally spending time with Kyaw and his family experiencing the village life was the most amazing! Everyone was very kind and smiley. Kyaw cooked for me local traditional cuisines on the traditional stove. During my stay I was also able to see traditional daily life, work, food preparation, etc…

So to summarise. HOME Myanmar has arranged for me amazing 3 days of activities / stay at the lake area. I highly recommend to do use their service if you are interested in hiking. I hike a lot in China where i live currently and many of my hikes are off the beaten track – but this one was special. I have never before felt so fully engaged with local culture and life style.