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Putao Trekking Adventure

Putao – Namtunkoo – Mulashidi – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Day 1: Putao Arrival


Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao trekking guide transferred to guest house. Putao lies in a flat valley, jumping off point for trekkers who want to explore the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow capped mountains etc. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at the guest house.

Day 2: Putao – Namtunkoo

Early in the morning walk to Putao market (approx 10 minutes), visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and head off towards Namtunkoo Lisu village, situates west of Putao on the cross road to Mt. Lancrumadin (20 km, approx 5 hours). Walk through cultivation field passing some small villages and farm land. After about one hour walking on the flat land you are immediately in to wildness with lush tropical evergreen forests. About 3 hours trek through the terrain uphill you reach approx 2250 ft, 680 meters shoulder of Namhtun mountain range from where the path descends all the way. Far west you will see blazing 11530 ft, 3495 meters high Lancrumadin Mountain towards Indian border. Lunch stop and continue trek another one more hour through the farm land to the village. Check in at a designated home and heading to Namhtun creek, usually busy during the late afternoon by local on their return home from field. Dinner and overnight at Namhtun guest house.

Day 3: Namhtunkoo – Mulashidi – Putao


Breakfast and we bit good bye to the locals and walk about 1:30 hour (with the distance 2.5 km)through the field along Namhtun creek crossing the creek a couple of time. Once we get in to the wildness the terrain immediate become deep up amongst bamboo forests which leads up to 2658 ft, 810 meters, which should take us about one hour (with the distance 1.25 km). From here descending trek goes through sub tropical forests about through (with the distance 1.82 km). We continue trek through farm land about one hour (with the distance 1.18 km) from where we enjoy a spectacular view of the Putao plain spiral through snake like crawling Mula creek. About 1:30 hour easy walk then we meet with our waiting jeep and travel further to Mulashidi village where we enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao. Dinner and overnight at guest house.

Day 4: Puato – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Putao


Breakfast and excursion by jeep to Machanbaw (20 km, approx one hour). Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. Arrive at Naungkhine village and walk through by a small suspension bridge span across Malikha river to Machanbaw. Excursion in town includes a small market and walk up to the so-called stone dragon park which should takes about 20 minutes to view the snake-like rock formation. Walk back to the river front, cross suspension bridge to other side and drive back to Putao. Lunch at hotel and have a relaxing afternoon in Putao. Dinner and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5: Putao / Yangon

Breakfast at the local market and enjoy the morning vegetables market. Transfer to airport and departure to Yangon.

End of our service

Per pax for 1 person: USD 2175, per pax for 2 persons: USD 1630, per pax for 4 persons: USD 1350

Included services:

  • Accommodation in guesthouse (Putao)
  • Domestic flight ticket (return)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)/li>
  • Transfers and transportation in Putao (jeep / truck)
  • Permission fee for Putao trip
  • English local (putao) guide only
  • Porters if necessary

Excluded services:

  • Visa fees & Insurance
  • Other expenditure of personal spending money

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