Sin Taung Community Trail (STN#02)
|Tour Program Name||Sin Taung Community Trail|
|Type||Soft Adventure Trekking / Community Interaction|
|Tour Code||MHL – STN#02|
|Coverage||Kalaw – Sintaung – View Point – Reservoir – Lodge|
|Duration||3 Day – 2 Night|
|Availability||Nov – May|
Program Detail Information
Day 01: Explore community around the lodge, experience train ride and enjoy the community service.
Day 02: Challenging trek to View point, explore the primary forests and observe the beautiful old dam.
Day 03: Lodge based activities include a visit to organic gardens and farm house where we experience
working with buffalo, milking cows and feeding animal etc. Enjoy community trail, indulge yourself
with the treat of local Danu and Nepalese treat before transfer back to Kalaw.
Departure dates – Everyday between Nov & May
Rate valid until May 30th 2017
Accommodation at Kalaw Hill Lodge and at community home
Transfers and transport (minivan)
Train ride between Kalaw and Sin Taung
Escorted English language guide and porters
Full board meal, soft drink and drinking water
Sin Taung Community based activities
Insurance (medical, travel, property)
Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides, porters etc
How to Book
Complete the booking form click “submit” button to make your reservation. Alternately you may book through email [email protected]
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 two day before commence of trek. Bookings made within two days must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Prices quoted are net basis and valid according to the date specified on the printed tariffs, quotation, invoice etc. Myanmar Hill lodges 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.
30 days before trip date: you will lose 30% deposit
7 days and less before the trip date: 100% of the total cost per person
If reservations are cancelled (or) no-show: no refunds will be made
Amendments of 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 applies.
Group size of this program is based on minimum (1) and maximum (16) participants. Myanmar Hill Lodges reserves the right to combine in order to form a decent group on same departure.
No refunds will be considered any unused service after commencement of the tour, trek or expeditions regardless of the reason whatsoever.
Keep personal gear to a minimum. Your day pack should be a medium volume which can hold your personal belonging such as medication, camera, extra clothes, water etc.
Should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet. Lightweight long sleeved shirt is useful as sunscreen and leeches protection while trekking. A raincoat is ideal as it will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations.
Lightweight hiking boots will be ideal for the lowland trek. It is essential your walking boots be comfortable and broken-in.
Personal item such as flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries, water bottle and lighter, a pocketknife, reading and writing material and personal first aid kit would also be essential for your convenience.
Protection against insect bite:
It’s important to keep insect repellent to keep the insects away.
Terms and Conditions
What are the overnight facilities during the trek?
This program involves community home stay where you will be treated by the community. Community home comes with western toilet, sleeping facility such as mattress, pillow and blanket will be provided. Night will be spent in solar backed lighting. Limited amount of hot water will be supplied for face wash in every morning.
What will be the temperature like?
Our season is between November and May, which is winter and best tourist season in Myanmar. Mostly clear skies, warm during the day and cool evenings. Temperature steadily decreases between late December and early February. Average temperature would be between low 4/10 and high 22/30 degree Celsius.
How long is an average trekking in a day?
All our treks are designed at 5 to 7 walking hours per day, except for some of the activities that designed for non-trekkers. Day normally starts at 8 or 9 in the morning follow by breakfast. We try to reach our destination well in time to relax and engage activities like social, cultural interaction.
What will I see on the trek?
As the product is called and goes well with the name as clients get entertaining train ride. Sin Taung community is more than happy to welcome you, share you with their daily life activities and feed you with local cuisine. Your return journey goes through wildness, pristine forests enrich with orchid and birds!
How fit do I have to be?
All of our program is graded as “Moderate” thus anyone who leads a moderately healthy lifestyle back home and is reasonably fit will be able to join in.
What about meal?
A hot breakfast usually is served around 7- 8 am, lunch usually is simple, light and serve during mid-day. Dinner will be more extensive featuring pre-dinner snacks and deserts.
What about guides?
We provide English language guide and depending on the group size an assistance local guide. Upon advance request we will be able to arrange other language leader at additional cost.
What about First aid?
All 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 trip leader and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate.