Hsipaw and Kyaukme are beautiful places for trekking, biking, swimming and exploring. At this time of the year you’ll see the farmers planting their rice saplings, and the pristine rivers swelling-up after a quick afternoon storm. It can also get quite cold on the Shan mountain tops, so it’s good to bring extra clothes – in case you get too hot, too cold or too wet. You can travel in a small group with a guide, who will take you on a tour through the local villages where you can cook and eat some very healthy traditional dishes.