Booking one day trekking

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Booking one day trekking Kalaw Reviews

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Look around and compare the price May 31, 2017
We arrived in Kalaw at 5:00 in the morning taking the nightbus from Hsipaw, I'm in my deep sleep when we arrived someone has to wake me up. Arrived in the middle of nowhere in the dark, but our hotel is just a walking distance from the bus stop

We're lucky to get our room so early while check in time is only at 12:00 pm. I read that most trekking leaves at 8 to 9 in the morning so we catch a few hour sleep set-up the alarm at 7:00 am. We wanted to do one day trekking on the day we arrived, so is a last minute booking

At 7:00 am we went down to hotel reception and asked if they do one day trekking? the lady said yes we do the price is 16.000 kyat each - she is honest to us and said try to look around first you maybe find cheaper than here. So she gave us a map and pointed all agencies in town who arrange trekking

The first office we went to is "A1 Information & Trekking Service" - this is close to our hotel. We asked to do one day trekking they though is for the next day, we said, today we only had one night here in Kalaw, so they show us two routes- first trek is passing to two villages and the other route without seeing a village

We choose the first route with villages, then we asked the price - 15.000 kyat each - is one thousand cheaper than our hotel. I said to her we are going to check other agencies if that's okay with you? she said no problem. I know everyone is free to asked information without obligation

We've went to the next agency just across of A1 office, they asked the same price - he said how more people signing -in how cheaper the price, but today we haven't anyone yet

We went to the next agency - they asked 18.000 kyat I said to him that's expensive other agencies charge only 15 thousand I feel like they're playing with us, suddenly he said okay 15.000 given us the same price of the others, thus, we walk out from there

We reuturn to the first one A1 Information & Trekking Service - we book the tours there and pay. She said the tour starts at 8:30 am, it was still early I said to her we'll go have breakfast and come back later.

After breakfast we return to the office just ontime and we're welcome by our tour guide. So exactly 8:30 am we leave from Kalaw. The trekking is a little bit harder than in Hsipaw, in some places are steeps but worth the effort

Is off season in Kalaw from May to September as what our guide said, how more people going on trek how cheaper the price, but we're only two so we pay the full price.

If you are going for one day trekking look around, do not book immediately - asked the price and compare, there are more than 10 agencies who arrange one to two days trekking. We can choose the short cut way of 20 kilometer or the longest way of 22 km we took the longest way. Lunch serves at the view point
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