Activities Outside Loikaw
Htay Kho, Kayaw Village

Experience Remote, Vibrant, Local Culture and Go Off Road, with Real Forest Trekking

Hightlight

  • The Culture of Carving Wooden Coffins for Ones’ Relatives
  • Traditional Hunting Rites And The Spiritual Significance of The Mt. Khawthamaw
  • Enjoying A Traditional, Kayaw Shared Picnic At The Summit
  • Visitors to Htay Kho can choose to stay and explore the village, or enjoy a
    challenging, 6-hour mountain trek...

Experience remote, vibrant, local culture

Inside Htay Kho village, visitors can experience a living, colourful culture. Local
tour guides are proud and enthusiastic to introduce visitors to their fascinating
Kayaw traditions, vibrant textiles and jewellery. You can also learn about unique
customs, such as the culture of carving wooden coffins for ones’ relatives.

Go off road, with real forest trekking

Just outside Htay Kho village is the sacred mountain, Khawthamaw. Local
community guides lead you to the top of the mountain. An early start is best;
trekking uphill for 4 hours through rich forest with marvellous views, and
returning in approximately 2 hours (total 6 hours). On the way, your local guides
will explain about traditional hunting rites and the spiritual significance of the
mountain. A highlight of the trek is enjoying a traditional, Kayaw shared picnic at
the summit. Note: This is a highly sacred site.

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