One of the great pleasures of travel in Myanmar, and in Shan State especially, is trekking. Winding around hills and mountains, the roads seem always to open up new, delightful vistas. Even in hot season, cool breezes take the edge off the beating sun, while its rays dance over farms and shimmering pagodas.
Many tourists have already discovered the overnight Kalaw-to-Inle Lake route. And for the determined long-distance trekker, there are overnight paths from Kalaw to Pindaya, too. But let us tell you a little bit about one full-day walk from Pindaya town. It’s off the beaten track – among tourists, that is! – and takes you up high for a bird’s eye view of this countryside that brings to mind the fantasy lands of Dr. Seuss.