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Trekking Inle Lake with SOT

Did you just done the trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake but want more? Or, you didn't do the trekking but wish you did? Then you simply shouldn't miss the one day trekking we offer at Song And Travel Hostel! 

Sign up at our front desk one day in advance. The trekking starts at 8:00am after breakfast. Make sure you leave the hostel with stomach full. 

After 30mins walking among local houses and farms, you will reach a dam. From there you will start the climbing. About 40mins you will reach the meditation cave. (We also organize a separate trip to the cave every Sunday afternoon - https://www.songoftravel.com/blog/2018/5/6/sunday-cave-day).

After the cave, the real adventure begins as you will hardly see any tourists or humans :D. Our guide will show you interesting things along the way and some culture facts. Most of the roads are really narrow with cliff next to you. That's where the breathtaking views are at. If you want to take some pics, just tell our guide he will stop. 

There is a resting place by the mountainside where you can sit down for a bit. Depends on the guide, but if you are lucky you might witness a magic - how to make bubbles out of a leaf. 

You will reach the village where you have lunch at around 12:00pm - 1:00pm depends on how fast do you walk. It's your choice of how long you want to rest after lunch. 

After lunch, the road back is mostly downhill. You will have the amazing view of the lake and Nyaung Shwe town along the way.

We also fixed broken water pipe along the way. According to our guide, the pipe goes to the winery (https://www.songoftravel.com/blog/2018/5/16/wednesday-winery)

You will reach the hostel in about 2 hrs. 

Well done!

The total trekking is about 20km. The cost for the trekking depends on how many people that day. Ask our front desk for more information. 

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Wednesday Visits to Inle Lake Winery

The Red Mountain Estate vineyard and winery is a popular spot here at Nyangshwe. Different than other wineries, this winery is famous for its stunning sunset view over the mountains. 

The winery located around 4km east of our hostel. It takes about 20 mins on the bike ride.

The winery opens daily. You can go directly to the sunset terrace order by glasses or bottles. If you are not sure what you want, or if you'd like to taste more Myanmar wine, you can pay 5000 kyats per person for a wine tasting. You will have 4 different kinds for wine tasting - 2 white wines and 2 red wines. 

Note that the wine tasting place is facing south which is separate from the sunset terrace. Once you done with tasting, quickly go to the sunset terrace to take a table with good view. It can get busy and crowded from 5:30pm - 6:00pm. My personal suggestion is stick with the right side tables (facing sunset direction) to avoid trees block the view. 

Once the sun is fully set, you should prepare to leave. The road back to town is dark and it is safer to ride while you still have light.

At Song of Travel Hostel, we organize trip a to winery every Wednesday evening. It's perfect if you just arrive in Nyangshwe and don't know anyone. If you can't join the hostel activity on Wednesday, no worries, you can still get there by yourself. We offer free bicycles to our guests. Our staff can point the direction for you. 

Hope to you will join us for the next Sunset Winery activity - https://myallocator.com/booknow/G6Pf0gyVeQCK_p-XWBmrlg 

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