Ko Min - Kalaw Trekking Guide

Ko Min - Kalaw Trekking Guide

Ko Min - Kalaw Trekking Guide
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Kalaw to Inle Trek (Off the beaten track) Kalaw to Inle trekking tour is one of the most tourist attraction in Myanmar.We can arrange the trek tour to less tourist route(off the beaten track).The less tourist route is perfect way to explore the way of life of local people and full insight of Myanmar culture.The off the beaten track,you can see the authentic Myanmar.We will show you daily life of local people,the culture and gorgeous scenery beauty.You will be in different tribal village,sightseeing in the tribal village,among the vegetable farm and forest capped mountain are the main attraction of this trip. We can organise (1)Three days two nights trek tour from Kalaw to Inle(off the beaten track) (2)Two days one night trek tour from Kalaw to Inle(off the beaten track) (3)Day return trek tour around Kalaw
Kalaw, Myanmar

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Daniel
Manchester, UK8 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I did the 3 day 2 night trek with Ko Min and can honestly say it was the highlight of our whole stay in Myanmar. It is the perfect combination of hiking and being immersed in the local community with excellent company on top!

Our guide was Tayzar and I cannot sing his praises highly enough. An amazing guy who was so knowledgable about the local area, nature and culture. He took the initiative to change our route to make sure we filled the full day hiking and was brilliant at translating between ourselves and the local people. We had such a laugh with him the whole time and we were sad to leave. Our Chef provided some of the most delicious and authentic food we have had in Myanmar, there was always a huge spread and we were certainly well fed for the whole trek.

Ko Min are absolutely right when they say they do not go on the touristic routes. We were undecided between the 3D 2N and 2D 1N but if you are able too, I would highly recommend going for the longer trek. Even though it is slightly more expensive than the other trekking tours, the whole experience was incredible value for money and well worth every penny. We would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written February 7, 2020
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Hello Carys & Daniel, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written February 7, 2020
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Katie
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had an awesome time on our three day trek to Inle Lake with our guide Salai! When we got to Kalaw we were overwhelmed with trekking options but decided to pay the extra $ to go with Ko Min and are so glad we did! The only other group we saw during the whole three days were another group with Ko Min. You really get the feeling that the guides have built relationships in the communities and Salai was great at translating for us so we could speak to the local people we met. He could also answer every question we had! We had what felt like truly authentic encounters with people along the way, including being invited to join a wedding celebration and playing football against novice monks. And of course, thanks so much to Mr Oo for his incredible food (particularly the avocado salad and animals made of fruit!) You really get what you pay for with Ko Min - experienced, knowledgeable guides, talented chefs, an ‘off the beaten path’ route, beautiful scenery and meaningful encounters with communities. Thanks Salai and Mr Oo!!
Written February 6, 2020
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Hello Katie & Joel, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written February 6, 2020
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Travelix
24 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
We just returned from a 3days/2nights trekking tour from Kalaw to the Inle lake with Yelay as our guide. What a fantastic hike through beautiful landscapes! We appreciated especially to get to know the Myanmar culture a little better with amazing visits to people's homes, schools and monasteries - all highly emphasized by the Ko Min Trekking agency to encourage the contact between the tourists and locals (without the push of consumption). Also the cuisine was fabulous with our own talented chef along the whole trek. You get what you pay for - the little extra that you pay with Ko Min is absolutely worth every extra penny! Thanks a lot to the whole team that made the last few days so fantastic!
Written February 15, 2020
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Hello Pascal & Natalie, Thank you very much for visited our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written February 15, 2020
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Simon J
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We have just finished the 3 day trek from Kalaw to Inle lake with Ko Min trekking.
What a fantastic experience it was. Our wonderful guide Salai took us through the most beautiful countryside and villages, through areas which felt like no other tour ever goes.
We stayed in the houses of the local people and sat and chatted to their families with Salai as our translator. His knowledge of their traditions and of the area was massive.
We ate delicious local food prepared by our excellent cook who came with us on the journey.
We highly recommend this trekking company to anyone. You are made to feel so welcome and come away from the trip feeling like you know a little more about the beautiful country of Myanmar.

Our thanks also to a lovely Dutch couple Ruttger and Renske who accompanied us on the trek and made fantastic companions to share our experiences with.
Clara and Simon
Written January 19, 2020
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Hello Clara & Simon, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written January 20, 2020
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Montyyy
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We did Kalaw to Inle - 3D2N. All aspects of the trek were expertly crafted and executed to perfection. The trek was a culmination of little villages, mountains/rolling hills and forests.
We chose to do a private tour and therefore we were able to choose our pace - stopping to take photos along the way and saying hello to the local people. Sanjay was patient and answered all our questions. He provided very interesting information and had a wealth of knowledge about the local life. We were never hungry, quite the opposite actually with 7 or 8 different side dishes with every meal (delicious vegetarian food)! The trek is a little more than the others but well worth it - they take a different path and they stay at villages where other companies don’t stay (they’re willing to pay a little more to the local villages than the other companies). The homestay were basic but comfortable. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience untouched Myanmar.

Would do it again in a heartbeat with Sanjay!
Written January 1, 2020
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Hello Armand & Jessica, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written January 1, 2020
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Emanuele S
Bologna, Italy12 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Friends
It was the best experience of our trip in Myanmar. We started the trek from Kalaw and we arrived at Inle lake into two days, walking along non-touristic trails. We saw beatiful landscape and amazing Pao-Villages, we met kindly and friendly people everywhere. Salai was a great guide: he explained us Myanmar lifestyle, and thanks to him we have understand a little bit of Pao etnhies.
Thanks to "Masterchef" for the Amazing food that we have eaten these two days.
Written January 12, 2020
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Hello Emanuele, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 2D1N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written January 12, 2020
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dg_travellerUK
London, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The best trek we have ever done.

We went trekking for 3 days in a group of 3 people from Kalaw to Lake Inle. It was extra easy to book the trek with this agency and they even lended us a backpack. Our big backpacks were transported to Lake Inle directly without any hassle.

Our guide, Tay Zar, was the kindest and funniest guide you can imagine. We learned so many things thanks to him !

Our chef was amazing ! He cooked us different dishes every single day and each dish was flavorful and delicious ! A true chef !

We can only recommend this agency and if you can, go with Tay Zar, he is the best. Cheers !
Written February 23, 2020
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Hello Darya, Milan & Riza, Thank you very much for visited our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written February 24, 2020
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Number8wire
Christchurch, New Zealand31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I cannot praise Ko Min and his team any higher. I was traveling with my wife and son a d started our adventure with Sanjay as our guide and Raj as our Master Chef.
They meet us promptly at the Hillock Villas a d discussed our trek. While Sanjay might be short it statue he has the heart of a Ox!!! And probably could out walk most people. One of our group had a stomach illness from a bug picked up in Yangon. This gor progressively worse over the next day. Sanjay and Raj organized with Ko Min for a taxi to pick my wife an son and taking them onto Nyuangshwe.
Sanjay and I proceeded onto and made it to Inle Lake. I cannot praise the guiding skills of Sanjay higher, he was very informative on numerous subjects and always willing to chat. Nothing was a problem !!!
Raj is an excellent cook and would get a job as a chef in many a restaurant.
I wish them the best for the future and can see why Ko Min trekking is so popular, they go that extra mile for thier people and customers. Thank you again
Written January 12, 2020
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Hello Hamish, Michelle & Josh, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written January 12, 2020
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Dee_LW_36
Manchester, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did the 2D1N trek, organised easily with Ko Min via WhatsApp. He even accommodated a last minute date change and took care of all the logistics of getting you and your luggage from your accommodation in Kalaw to Inle Lake. We were accompanied by another couple and led by our guide James. James was everything you could ask for in a guide and more. As a retired schoolteacher he has great knowledge and experience that he is happy to share with you. We talked lots about Myanmar, the countryside, the villages and he also entertained the village kids with his magic tricks during the day, and some added ones for travellers at night. James has learnt Pa'O language which allows you to communicate with locals. Everything people say in previous reviews is true; we didn't see another tour group on the hike and you have lots of opportunities to get an insight into village life. The food is super tasty and plentiful, thanks to our smiling chef Ko Aung. This trek will be something I remember forever and has been one of the highlights of our trip so far. Huge thanks to James and Ko Min.
Written February 9, 2020
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Hello Donna & Mark, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 2D1N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written February 9, 2020
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Pablichik c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had our trek (3 days/2nights) and it has been amazing how Leo explain all the cultural aspects and allow us to get involved in the Burmese culture.
He is very well prepared, not only guiding but also knows a lot about the culture and how things are done in Myanmar.
During our trek he shows how local families live , introduce us to locals, explain about the manufacture of sugar, cigars , and others things.
During the night he made us feel really like at home, explaining and introducing to the welcome families.
Breakfast, lunch and dinners has been also an extraordinary part of the journey, Ye Linn has always prepare plentiful and super tasty dishes.
We are very happy to have had this experience with them, we will never forget.
Very recommended!

Pablo (Spain)
Written January 29, 2020
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Hello Pablo & Andrea, Thank you very much for visiting our country and did the 3D2N trek tour with our team.Thank you millions thousand for taking the time to give your very nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trekking tour and you enjoyed the off the beaten track route with our team. I always determined to give the best experience to our clients. I wish you healthy, wealthy, happiness and a brighter future all the best. We hope to see you again. Have a nice time. Best regards, Ko Min kalawcountryside@gmail.com Ph.959979859203(Whatsapp)
Written January 29, 2020
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