Trekking the Kyaikhtiyo Mountain is an exciting journey. The journey starts from the base camp "Kin Mon Sakkhan" or Kin Mon Camp.
For quicker access and for convenience sake a new road has been cut through the jungle from the base camp to the foot of the Kyaikhtiyo ridge. From there one can make the half hour climb to the top. In the old days, the only route to get to the pagoda was by a 12 km. hike through the jungle. The gradient considerably smoothened and well trodden, but steep in some places with names like "Shweyin Sot" (suffocated in the chest) "Po-pyan taung (grandpa retreat) "Hsaing-ta-mok". The Hsaing tilts up ts head) etc. There are about 20 camps along the tract and on the way there are stalls in which tea, cold drinks and fruits are available. The whole route is sheltered from the sun by the jungle canopy.
For the convenience of the visitors, there are carriers who carry bags, food and also visitor to the top of the mountain.