Kalaw is a popular hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar, located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District Southern Shan State, Myanmar. This is a peaceful and quiet place and well-known trekking destination offering walks throughout the region, including to the famous Inle Lake. With the altitude of 1320 meters, Kalaw is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking and amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery.
Kalaw is an ideal destination for tourists who wish to trek in the beautiful, hilly scenery of surrounding Shan State, visiting the villages of the local minority groups and escaping the muggy heat of the lowlands. Kalaw has a refreshing natural atmosphere, cool climate, and breathtaking landscape. Kalaw is famous for a trekking mecca of Myanmar and an ideal location for colorful hill tribe and agricultural life discovery.
Kalaw influences by the cultural interference of India and Nepal. This region has a significant population of Indian Hindus, Nepali Gurkhas, Muslims and Sikhs who were brought to Kalaw by the British to build the railway line. As an untouched region, trekking and visiting Kalaw villages are an incredible way to get memorable experiences. These are some special places that you can trek in Kalaw.