Pindaya Trekking tour is one of the best trekking tours in Myanmar. It is designed for some travelers who want to visit colorful hill ethnic villages for a short trekking trip when they are in Pindaya already.
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in the west of the state in Pindaya Township in Taunggyi District. Mainly famous for its limestone caves called Pindaya Caves where thousands of Buddha images have been consecrated for worship over the centuries, it is also one of the towns that host an itinerant market every fifth day.
According to local legend, the term Pindaya is a corruption of the word Pinguya, which translates to Taken the Spider in Burmese. The name arose from the legend that there was once a large spider which resided in the caves and it had captured a local princess. The princess was rescued when the giant spider was slain by a prince using a bow and arrow. When the spider was killed, the prince was said to have exclaimed that he had taken the spider, that is to kill it. Thus, the exclamation became the name of the region, and from it Pindaya received its name. The Pindaya Caves, a mild 45 minute walk away from the town, are the most famous attraction the town has to offer.
In this tour, you will be tribal villages to see Palaung, Pao and Shan people who live on the hill. Sightseeing in the villages, trekking among the vegetable farm and forest mountain are the main attraction of this trip. All of the villages are situated on the high altitude and most of the trekking times are among the forest hills, you will get nice weather and unite trekking along the trip.