Pony trekking around Kalaw

Pony trekking around Kalaw

Riding in the Shan mountain ranges with vest panoramic overlooking views under the pleasant atmosphere will provide all of our riders unforgettable experiences. We travel by horses through wheat fields, small pine wood, sometime going down, sometime going up, learning new customs, seeing the timeless sights and growing to love the Myanmar people who radiated warmth and kindness.

Draft Itinerary – Actual may very

Meeting in downtown Kalaw and transfer to starting point, which is at the bottom of Mt. Minelone.  From here we ride a straight up trail till we get to the upper ridge of the mountain. Here we enjoy a fantastic view of Kalaw town. From here we ride down through a winding trail to Myinmahti Cave situated at the foot of the Mt. Myinmahti. Once we descend then trail goes through the farm land with nice view of the Myinmahti village and cave temple, which is important religious site of the native Pa-O has existed for thousands of years. The length of the cave is 1028 ft and there are many small caves on the either sides.

We take a short visit of the cave and enjoy our lunch. After a short brake we continue riding back to Kalaw through mountainous route. Trail now turn west to Taunggyiche lies bottom of Taungmingyi from where further south to Lupyin village, from where trail turns south and we ride along the old British mule trek. We turn in to Kalaw Hill Lodge and cross paddy field to get to Nanthe village. Here we say good bye to our horses and explore the village and visit household industry making rice and plum wine process. After tasting local brew wine, we travel back to Kalaw to complete this unique experience.

Distance cover: 20Km, Duration of ride: 4-5 hour (approx.)
Meal included: Lunch and refreshments
Overnight stay: Not included

Package Includes

  • Minivan transfer
  • Horse (one horse per rider)
  • Horse riding trail leader
  • Packed Lunch, refreshment, local wine taste
  • Drinking water and snow towel

Package Excludes

  • Insurance (medical, travel, property)
  • Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides, porters etc

Booking Condition

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 7 day before commence of trek. Bookings made within 7 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

Grouping:

Group size of this program is based on minimum (1) and maximum (15) participants. Myanmar Hill Lodges reserves the right to combine in order to form a decent group on same departure.

Checklist

Baggage:

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.

Clothing:

We recommend full length pants, jodhpurs, moleskins and jeans are ideal.

Foot ware:

Footwear needs to be fully enclosed such as horse riding boots or shoes with a flat sole and small heel. If you don’t have these, you can wear runners or sandshoes however they are not recommended. Sandals, thongs or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread pattern are not permitted.

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:

We suggest bringing sunscreen, insect repellent and brimmed hat.

FAQ

What will be the temperature like?

Our season is between October 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 riding a day?

Ride is designed to last between 5 to 7 hour. Day normally starts at 8 or 9 in the morning. We try to back to Kalaw well in-time.

What will I see on the trek?

Riding in the Shan mountain ranges with vest panoramic overlooking views under the pleasant atmosphere will provide all of our riders unforgettable experiences. Travel by horse through wheat fields, small pine wood, learning new customs, seeing the timeless sights and growing to love the Myanmar people who radiated warmth and kindness.

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?

Packed lunch is served at appropriate place. Some fruits, soft drinks and towel will be offered during the ride.

What about guides?

We provide English or Myanmar language rider 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.

Disability:

Client with disability may be subject to deny from riding a horse unless he or she proven to be okay to do so by mean of physician’s recommendation. A waver form then needs to sign to make sure clients volunteer participation.

Weight Limits and Fitness:

Clients weigh more than 180lbs considered not suitable for horse riding.

Terms & Condition

Responsibility:

Myanmar Hill Lodges (Myanmar Highland Eco-adventures) acts only as the agent for the clients providing the horse riding services. Therefore we have no liabilities for any loss, injury damage, accident which may be caused during the horse riding tour.

Responsibilities of the Client:

Client must accept the authority of the horse riding trail leader. Operator will not be held responsible for incidents or accidents which may occur as a result of unwise personal initiative. 

Weight Limits and Fitness:

Clients weigh more than 180lbs considered not suitable for horse riding. 

Guide Policy

Guides who ride along with their clients:-

# Must have basic knowledge of horse riding and horse behaviors and horse nature.

# Must accept the leading authority of horse riding trail leader. 

Disability:

Client with disability may be subject to deny from riding a horse unless he or she proven to be okay to do so by mean of physician’s recommendation. A waver form then needs to sign to make sure clients volunteer participation.

Travel Insurance:

It is advised to take out your own personal Insurance, which must cover adventure activities and include emergency evacuation. In addition, we will also ask you to sign a waiver form on certain trek, which will recognize your voluntary participation in an adventure activity, which carries a certain amount of inherent risk.

Availability:

All horse rides are subject to availability of a suitable horse.

Safety during the ride:

Clients are advised to avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery and carrying expensive equipment while riding.

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