Should you be prepared to be amazed ? Day trip to Kakku is to explore into the depth of Shan hills to the hidden ‘forest of temples’ at Kakku. Traveling from the flatlands around Inle Lake, drive higher and higher into the hills, criss-crossing the railway line and villages. The journey is more than expectation when reaching Kakku: more than 5000 stupas from the 11th century rise high above a plain. Wander amid these mysterious stupas, far from the tourist trail.


Tour Name Day trip to Kakku
Type of tour Culture Tour
Travel destination Nyaung Shwe-Taunggyi-Kakku-Nyaung Shwe
Tour start point & end point Nyaung Shwe or Inle
No of travelling days Full Day
Recommended travel period From October to May
Min / Max Group size 1-6 Pax

Services inclusion

  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant (Kakku)
  • Private boat at Inle
  • Zone Fees at Kakku
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Water and refreshing towel

Services exclusion

  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Visits not mentioned in the program

Nyaung Shwe -Taung Gyi-Kakku-Nyaung Shwe

Your journey to Kakku in the morning will begin after breakfast, you will be picked up by local Pa-Oh guide at your hotel in Inle .then you are ready to set off from the low-lying lands at Inle Lake toward Taunggyi, then head into the rolling hills toward the east of the lake. The drive is spectacular, crossing over the railway line and through small villages inhabited to the Pa-Oh people. This area was closed to visitors for many years and even now only a few intrepid tourists make their way through here.

After two hours you will be landed in Kakku which is the place to feel and see the fantastic view of Kakku pagoda complex with more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 metres high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. There are no clear facts about the history of the stupas but most date back to the 11th-13th century, the same period when Bagan was thriving. Wander throughout the temples, taking your time to enjoy the wonder and awe of this site and discover the intricate carvings and details on the structures.

In addition to visiting the temples, your local Pa-O guide will introduce you to the customs and lives of the people as you stop to visit nearby villages.

Afterwards we will have lunch at a local restaurant near Kakku train station and then resume our drive back to Inle Lake.

  • Private travel with PM : This itinerary is available as a private journey
  • Book with trust and confidence : This small group journey is guaranteed to materialize with the group size of minimum 01 pax or 02 pax
Day trip to Kakku

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