It was a real joy to hike for a couple of days in the hills above Lake Inle. The trekking itself was not all that amazing. However the places we visited were quite unique and interesting. I expected the trail to be ‘well-worn’ by the all the travelers who had gone before us, but instead I found out that this was not so. People would come up to us, kind of puzzled, and ask how we had gotten there, and where we were going to sleep. We hiked with a guide from Two Thumbs Up Travel Services. They can be found across the street from the Mingalar Inn, or reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good prices too.
Below – We stayed the night with a family our guide was friends with. She cooked on an open fire that was inside of the home. There was no electricity or running water, but things were actually comfortable and clean.
Once we got back to the lake, we took a boat back to where we started. There are entire villages on Lake Inle that are put up on stilts.