Introduction Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung)


Kyaing Tong is well-known for its scenic beauty and many colourful ethnic minority groups called Akha, Lahu, Loi, Lahu, Palaung and so forth. Kyaing Tong is one of the largest of the Shan State in Kingdom of Myanmar. It is a historical town with glorious past in which the rulers (Sawbwas) or the kings and people of Kyaing Tong once stood as staunch supporters of the kings from Myanmar.

Day 1: Sightseeing around Kyaing Tong city                                             

On arrival day, you will be welcomed by a local English Speaking Guide at the airport and drive to the hotel you have booked for your accommodation first and check in. Depending on the time, the guide will tour you around the city and will take you to famous places and explain you about the things you see on the way. The guide will surely take you to Standing Buddha Image, Long Tree Hill, Naung Tong Lake, Shan Traditional Lacquer ware Production, Wat Zom Kham and so on. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day2: Honkyin Four Akha Villages                                                    

After breakfast, we go to market to prepare or just ask the local guide to prepare for lunch (own account). Then, start driving to Honkyin. It will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to Pam Kwai Hill which we stop our car and have to start walking from there. It will take about 1 hour to 1:30 minutes to get to the first village. It is good to walk with a very good view on the way to Akha village. There are four Akha villages there but believe in different religions. It does not take long to walk from one village to another but it is a little hard to walk because the trek is not level. After visiting the Akha villages, we go back to the car in different direction with a very eye catching view and back to Kyaing Tong city. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day3: Loimwe                                                          

Breakfast is at the hotel. We don’t need to prepare today as we can lunch there in Loimwe city. Today lunch is with your own account. It takes 1 hour to get to Loimwe (hill station) which is over 1600 meters high above sea level. It has a magnificent surrounding are and enjoys the temperate climate. Once an outpost of the British there and still remain many buildings and a Catholic Church. The main attraction along the way to Loimwe is the scenery on the left, the terraced rice fields and mountain. On this direction, you may see the different tribes Akha, Shan, Lahu and Wa. Before you decide this trip, discuss with your guide. It is a very beautiful city with different scenery. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day4: Lahu Shi (Kwi)                                                                    

Breakfast is at the hotel. Buy something or prepare lunch (own account) before going to Lahu Shi Village. It takes about 45 minutes to drive to get to Kon Ma village and we stop and start walking from the car stop. It takes 2 to 3 hours trekking on way. It is a very good idea to walk through the beautiful and quite forest with no disturbance and feel the natural breeze along the uphill with very fascinating valleys till to the Lahu Shi village that situates on the top of the hill. The elevation of the Lahu Shi is about 1500 meters above sea level. After visiting Lahu Shi village, walk back to the car and visit one more tribe by discussing with the guide. And back to the hotel. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day5: Kar Bar Aye (World Peace Pagoda)                                              

Breakfast is at the hotel. Buy for lunch (own account) and things we need and start driving to Kar Bar Aye direction. It is just a short drive. On the way, we may stop to some villages or that depends on the local guide. The local guide will tour you around the villages like Ahku, Wa Ann or Shan tribes and some monasteries of course. Akhu is one of the rarest hill tribes live in Shan States. They are very beautiful and must visit there. It is not difficult to walk. It is an easy one. Every young and old can do the trek. After visiting, just come back to hotel to take a rest or it will be your free time. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day6: Wan Nyant, Wan Sheng                                                       

To Wan Nyant, Wan Sheng direction it takes 1:45 minutes to 2 hours drive. As the rules and regulations, change very often the local guide will inform you what to do before going there. Breakfast is at the hotel and start leaving at 8:00AM. It situates on the half way to Mong Lar city which is called Special Region Four, the Chinese Border. The tribe which lives at Wan Nyant, Wan Sheng is Loi tribe. They are very religious and content with what they have. Want Nyant, Wan Sheng is famous for its old style decoration with different design. After visiting drive back to hotel. Today lunch is with your own account. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day7: Pin Tauk                                                                    

Pin Tauk is one of the most famous trekking places in Kyaing Tong area. We can see different hill tribes in there which make you pleased and happy within a day. It is not difficult to walk and not very hard. The tribes you can see there are Akha, Ann and Lahu. It takes about 45 minutes drive. Prepare lunch before going to Pin Tauk. After visiting the villages, just come back to the car. After driving about 15 minutes, we stop on the way back to go and visit Shan Traditional Rice Alcohol Production. And drive back to city. Today lunch is with your own account. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day8: Hwei Kwan                                                               

This trip is out of the map and not very touristy and not well-known as most tour guides do not take the tourists there. And still not known among tour guides too. The tribes can be seen there are Akha and Loi. It takes about 1 hour to get there. To this direction, you will see different sing and different condition from other villages. Breakfast is at the hotel and prepare something you need before leaving. Today lunch is with your own account.  After visiting there just come back to city. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day9: Mong Lar                                                                  

Mong Lar City, it takes about 3 hours drive to get there. It is a very special city with very modern buildings and casino. Some people say it is a gambling city because most of the people play card or do gambling night and day almost everywhere. In Mong Lar city, you can visit some of the famous places like Morning Market, Chinese Border, Dwe Nagara Pagoda, Drug Eradication Museum, and Casino village called Wan Shieo on the half way o Mong Lar City. Today lunch is with your own account. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day10: Keng Tung Departure                                                    

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Keng Tung airport for your onward departure flight.

**End of Services**

Included Services:

  • 9nights accommodation based on sharing Twin/Double basic at hotels
  • 9 x Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing with private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English Speaking Guide Service
  • Water and refreshing towel on sightseeing days
  • Services mentioned in the above itinerary

Excluded Services:

  • International flight in/out
  • Domestic Flights
  • Visa fees to visit Myanmar
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Drinks, tips and meals (except breakfast)
  • Any other items/services not clearly mentioned in the above itinerary

Accommodation in sharing Twin/Double room

Please Note!: If some of the hotels below are fully booked, we will arrange for you another hotel with the same star rating within the same area


CityHotel NameHotel CategoryRoom Category
Keng TungPrivate Hotel Kyaing Tong3 StarSuperior
Keng TungAmazing Kyaing Tong Resort4 StarDeluxe


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