One of Myanmar’s best regions for off ‘the beaten track’ trekking, Kengtung is a great base from which to explore the eastern part of Shan State. A variety of different trekking options are available and there are treks to suit novice walkers through to the more experienced trekker. A typical trek will start with a drive out of town to a local village from where you will continue on foot to the villages of the surrounding region and visit the unique Ahn, Akha and Lahu ethnic minorities who all live in the surrouding hills. The walks can last from 2 to 6 hours depending on how many villages you wish to visit (or local conditions permit). A picnic lunch is usually taken at a scenic spot such as Pin Tauk Waterfall, and after the trek you will drive back to Keng Tung, stop at a local village to sample the local ‘fire water’ (or rice wine) which is favoured by all the mountain tribes in this region.