Inn Daw Gyi Lake

Inn Daw Gyi Lake

A secluded destination for nature lovers!. Explore pristine, embryonic, designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Be the first to explore unique yet un-explored lake, hike in the tropical rain forests, interact with friendly locals and learn their culture, belief and way of daily life.

Draft Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Myitkyina, excursion Myitsone (two river confluence) of May Kha and Malikha which originated from the Himalayas later form on Myanmar Lifeline Ayeyarwady and flows all the way to gulf of Mattaban.

Day 02Depart for Inndawgyi via famous Ledo Road. Once you get to Hopin the road goes up hill along the ridge which offers a fantastic view of the vast valley of Inndawgyi down below.

Day 03Explore Inndawgyi Lake, enjoy the sites and sound of this unique settlement. Enjoy the serene environments, visit famous Shwe Mittsu Pagoda which plays the major role in local pilgrimage.

Day 04Explore the local villages in the area, interact with friendly locals. Perhaps canoe rides in the afternoon to get closer to the birds which Inndawgyi is famous about.

Day 05Travel back to Myitkyina afternoon visit the main market and some of the hidden treasure of Myitkyina.

Day 06Fly back to your destinations to conclude this unique experience.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival, Myitkyina

Arrive at Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon excursion Myitsone (two river confluence) of May Kha and Malikha which originated from the Himalayas later form on Myanmar Lifeline Ayeyarwady and flows all the way to gulf of Mattaban into the sea. On your way back visit Prayer Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding valley and mountains.

Day 02 - Myitkyina – Moekaung – Moenyin – Hopin - Inndawgyi

Depart for Inndawgyi via famous Ledo Road. Once you get to Hopin the road goes up hill along the ridge which offers a fantastic view of the vast valley of Inndawgyi down below. Driving down to the valley will get you at Nunmun village which is the gateway of the lake. Settle in at Lakeside guesthouse.

Day 03 - Indawgyi Lake

Explore Inndawgyi Lake, enjoy the breathtakingly sites and sound of this unique settlement. Enjoy the serene environments; visit famous Shwe Myintzu Pagoda, an extraordinary pagoda connected to the mainland by a concrete path which floods in the wet season. Shwe Myintzu Pagoda plays the major role in local pilgrimage. Travel further north of the lake will get you to Chaung Wa village which hosts a unique an intricate Buddha Image made out of bamboo. The Pagoda market display both beautification and utility items made out of Emerald which are mined in the area. Here we say goodbye to our boat driver and hop on to out awaited van to get back to our guesthouse.

Day 04 - Indawgyi Lake

We visit Wetland Environment Education Center, one of the main attractions of Indawgyi Lake. It offers a beautiful and highly informative exhibition about Indawgyi’s nature and wildlife, as well as insights into the local culture and history. Its veranda opens up to the lake and swamp forests, offering a stunning view and an easy glimpse of Indawgyi’s water birds. A range of locally produced handicrafts and organic food products are available at the centre’s shop or you can just relax on the veranda with cup of organic coffee and local snacks.  Later we explore the local villages in the area, interact with friendly locals. Perhaps canoe rides in the afternoon to get closer to the birds which Inndawgyi is famous about.

Day 05 - Indawgyi Lake – Myitkyina/ Mandalay

Travel back to Myitkyina. Afternoon we visit Kachin-State-Museum (closed on Mondays and public holidays) and to enjoy the sun set from Tsu Taungpyae Zetidaw located on the river bank. Overnight in Myitkyina.

Day: 06 - Myitkyina – Mandalay/Yangon

Leisure in the morning. Late morning transfer to airport for your onward flight to conclude this unique experience.

Booking Condition

How to Book:

Complete the booking form click “submit” button to make your reservation. Alternately you may book through email [email protected]highlandsecoadventure.com

Deposit and payment:

A deposit of 30% of your trip cost per person is require to secure your booking. The balance will need to be settled 15 day before commence of trek. Bookings made within 15 days must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Validity:

Prices quoted are net basis and valid according to the date specified on the printed tariffs, quotation, invoice etc. Myanmar Hill lodges (Myanmar Highland Eco-adventures) warrants that the prices or rates quoted are correct at the time of issuance but are subject to change in line with market, tax or currency fluctuation.

Cancellations and refunds:

All cancellations must be advised in writing and are accepted from the date the written confirmation is received and applied cancellation as below.

15 days before trip date:                                               you will lose your deposit
7 days and less before the trip date:                       50% of the total cost per person
If reservations are cancelled (or) no-show:            no refunds will be made

Amendments of tour/trek:

If the change is minor we will endeavor to make the change at no further cost to you. If the change requires more work than we impose you an appropriate charge ask you to pay the charge before we action the change. Please note we may not be able to accommodate your request during “high occupation period”. In such case we will not be responsible for any lost or additional costs incurred. Should trip be canceled after deposit cancellation fee may applies.

Grouping:

There is no limitation on the group size on this program; however Myanmar Hill Lodges (Myanmar Highland Eco-adventures) reserves the right to combine in order to form a decent group on same departure.

Un-used service:

No refunds will be considered any unused service after commencement of the trek regardless of the reason whatsoever.

Checktlis

Baggage:

Your day pack should be a medium volume which can hold your personal belonging such as medication, camera, extra clothes, water etc.

Clothing:

Lightweight long sleeved pants and shirt are useful as sunscreen and insect protection. A windshield is ideal as it will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations.

Foot ware:

Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running shoes are ideal for the trek. A pair of thongs are ideal for walking in the wet surfaces. It is essential your walking boots be comfortable and broken-in.

Personal items

Such as water bottle, a pocketknife, reading and writing material and personal first aid kit would be essential for your convenience.

Protection from weather:

A pair of sun glass and hat is essential for your protection from sun. You will also need some sun screen to protect against sunburn.

Protection against insect bite:

It’s important to keep insect repellent to keep the insects away.

FAQ

What is the accommodation like in Myitkyina?

Proper accommodation does exist in Myitkyina. Room comes with en-suite private bath with running hot and cold shower. Breakfast will be served at most resorts and hotels.

What is the accommodation like in Inndawgyi Lake?

There are limited choice of accommodation exists in Inndawgyi Lake. Except for one guesthouse, all the other guesthouse and CBT accommodation come with room with common bath with only cold water. Hot water will be served on demand and extra cost.  Breakfast will be served at local tea shop as hotel service does not include breakfast.

What will be the temperature like?

Our season is between November and April. During winter (Nov-February) mostly clear skies, cool in the morning but warm. During summer (March-April) weather get warmer and sticky yet pleasant during morning and evenings.

What can I do during my visit?

It is wonderful to watch birds by kayak, trek through south-eastern mountains and the eastern mountains. Indawgyi Lake have been avid bird watchers, and the lake has a strong reputation within that community. The lake is a major stop for migratory birds and attracts thousands of them between Dec and March. Even for those who aren’t enthusiasts, the sight of thousands of birds on the lake, and flying in flocks over it, is something to behold. 

How fit do I have to be?

This program is graded as “Easy to Moderate” thus anyone who leads a moderately healthy lifestyle back home and is reasonably fit will be able to join in.

What about meal?

We take care of all catering on your visit. If you have a special dietary requirements then you will have to advise us at the time of booking.

What about guides?

We provide English or Myanmar language guide.

What about First aid?

Our guides are qualified in wilderness first aid, and carry a basic medical first aid kit.

Is there any age or health limit to participate?

This program is suitable to anyone with normal health and fitness condition. However older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a doctor’s letter confirming their fitness for the trip. During your visit you are under the direction of your guide and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate.

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