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3 day Keng Tung Trek, difficulties in trek,cost, and hotel suggestion

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  • artyguy

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    16th August, 2014
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    Hello, a few questions, Have only three days to trek in Keng Tung. In addition I've provided a detailed suggested route and cost of what a local guide has offered for your feedback. Can't do it all, but can do three of the four options.

    Any idea how challenging the treks are? I'm a young 65 year old guy in reasonably good physical condition. Hiking up for hours up steep hills isn't something I hope to do. But short durations up hills are ok. Any thoughts on which trek would be easier or most difficult?

    And other option for treks not mentioned here that you'd like to suggest?

    Lastly can you suggest a reasonably priced hotel. Was going to stay at the Princess Hotel, but one of the guides won't work with me if I stay there. I wonder why?

    Many thanks for taking the time to review this and your feedback.


    1. Pin Tauk
    One and half hour drive to Wan Nong village, twenty minutes walk to Wan Nyan village, one hour walk to Wan Ku village, Akha tribe. Forty minutes walk to Nam Lynn Kaou village, Ann tribe. Fifteen minutes to Wan La, Akha tribe. Another fifty walk to Wan Ping, Pin Tauk, Lahu Na tribe. Meet the car, twenty minutes drive to Wan Karng: village, Shan people,making rice liquor. An hour drive to your hotel.
    Guide fee: 25 Us$
    Motorcycle: 15000 Kyats
    A car. : 40000 Kyats ( drinking water is included )

    2. Ho Kyim
    One hour drive to Parng Koi, two hours walk over the mountain, across the tea plantation, through the pine woods to Ho Kyim , four villages. Visit Akha family who wear silver headdresses for protection from bad spirits. Two hours walk down to the vehicle. One hour drive back to the hotel.
    Guide fee. : 25$
    Motorcycle: 15000 Kyats or
    Car. : 45000 Kyats

    3. Lahu Shi
    One hour drive, three hours walk up to Ho Pong village and Kong Pak authentic village. Two and half hours walk back to the vehicle, and twenty minutes drive to Wan Paou village, Palaung tribe, wearing big silver belt for married women. Forty minutes drive back to the hotel.
    Guide fee. : 25$
    Motorcycle: 15000 Kyats. or
    Car. : 40000 Kyats

    4. Wan Nyag, Wan Sen
    Two hours drive to the north, near China Border. One hour walk up to Wan Nyag, the ancient wooden monastery in the forest, and another hour walk up to Wan Sen, the long houses where Loi tribe live together with fifteen to twenty families in a long big house. Two hours walk back to the car. Two hours drive back.
    Guide fee: 25$
    Car. : 75000 Kyats

    #1 Posted: 16/8/2014 - 15:14

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