day trek begins in the early morning at the hotel in Pindaya (1200
meters above sea level). Porters for food and drink and for your
backpacks are available. Arrival in the village of Htut-Ni after
approximately half an hour. The majority of the people in this
village belong to the Danu hill tribe; they became wealthy after
cultivation of a very specific sort of tea. Break after a further
hour of trekking.
path then leads half an hour uphill to the Danu village Kya Ni Khone.
Here the escorts prepare a snack for you. From now on the path
becomes stony and sometimes very steep. The 2-hour trek to Palaung
village of Yasakyi - the finish of the day -
is hard work. In the Buddhist monastery of Yasakyi, a typical
village of the hilltribe of the Palaung 1780 meters above sea level,
the evening meal and overnight-stay will be prepared. But please do
not expect anything. You will sleep on simple bast mats, which are
spread on a wooden floor.