For a real trip off the beaten path let us take you to the most southern end of the lake. The journey is half the fun. You’ll pass sugarcane plantations, bamboo forests, and much more before being greeted by stupas rising out of the water in this largely untouched Pa-O village. A little lodge in Samkar is a lovely, amazing lodge where one can really enjoy, in comfort, being in the middle of nowhere. With beautiful views of the mountains around the lake, it is a special place that Thahara highly recommends. Let us also organize a unique experience, where you can meet the solitude “forest monk” who comes into Samkar in the morning to teach children english. Attend his class and meet the children.
A beautiful, tranquil tea room awaits you at the lodge. Meditation session perhaps?
Samkar is in the very southern point of Inle Lake, a lake renowned for its beauty and the unique culture and way of life of those who live there. Inle Lake is in Shan State, the verdant eastern part of Myanmar that borders Thailand. It’s just a short flight from Yangon.
A little Lodge in Samkar, is a truly unique spot off the tourist trail. A beautiful restored heritage teak wood house with 8 rooms and two unique bungalows, with a lovely organic vegetable garden and restaurant boasting unique views of the hills surrounding Inle Lake.
It is best to fly to Heho. There are frequent flights from Yangon and Mandalay and even from Bagan. From Heho we can arrange a car to take you the 45 minutes to Nyaungshwe. After that it’s a two and a half hour trip by boat across the lake to Samkar.
Inle Lake is special year round. From November to January the days are temperate and the nights are chilly. From February to May it is hot, although the nights are still cool. June to October is the wet season. There’s still sunshine, but it’s a good idea to bring an umbrella.