4-Day Putao Scenic Mountain and Adventure

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Walking tour in and around Putao
  • Biking to Kaung Mu Lon Pagoda via Nampara creek through some villages
  • Excursion to Mulashidi, rafting to Nat Kyun, boat trip to Naung Khine

tour details

This four days soft adventure tour is a great introduction to the unique nature and cultures of Myanmar Himalayan region. Putao Valley and its surroundings were closed for foreign visitors for decades and have only recently been opened. The northern most Myanmar is real wilderness its lush jungles, unique flora and fauna attract more and more nature enthusiasts every year but due to hard accessibility Putao has still kept its pristine purity. You will see some interesting villages beautiful lush nature and journey along river in this remote part of Myanmar.

During this soft adventure we make day excursions around areas nearby Putao. We will stay overnights in Putao at comfortable lodging. During our day excursions we will have either packed lunches or eat lunch prepared at local village houses. You will travel on a boat, jeep and by foot to experience some magnificent highlights around Putao Valley.

As soon as you arrive at the Putao airport, your guide will greet and transfer you to Hotel Putao. After refreshment, your guide will take you to explore the scenic beauty of Putao, formally known as 'Fort Hertz' and its ethnic groups' living style by walking in and around the town. The town itself lies on small plane hill and is the most peaceful in northern Myanmar. Being isolated area, the region is rich in biodiversity flora and fauna and it's the least visited area by tourists.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel Putao (Superior Room).
After having breakfast at the hotel, start biking to Nampara Creek through some villages and enjoy picnic lunch by the confluence of Nampara Creek and Malikha river. After lunch, continue to Kaungmulon Pagoda situated the scenic Malikha river bank with the back drop of snow-capped mountains and said to be built in BC 300 by King Thiri Damma Thawka which means 'the Great King'. Then, back to Putao.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel Putao (Superior Room).
In the morning, visit Mulashidi village by car. It is a village which locates in thatch field on the river bank of Mula (Nam Lang in local), has been existing over 60 years since missionary found it. Enjoy the scenery from the Mula suspension bridge which span over crystal clear icy cold river. Start rafting trip from Mular creek to Nat Kyun (Fairy Island) passing the confluence of Malikha river and Mular creek, where you can encounter with different range of wild ducks on the river bank of the creek as floating on the raft. Have picnic lunch at fairy island. After lunch, cruise up on Motor boat up to Naung Khine village, from where you will drive back to Putao.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel Putao (Superior Room).
Breakfast at the hotel. As you get up, visit to colorful vegetable local market of Putao to explore the local products and to buy some souvenirs for your dear ones. And then, visit to ASEAN Heritage Park. After that, back to hotel and lunch at hotel. After having lunch, in the afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.

includes

Our tour prices are included of:

  • Ground transport (coach, jeep, truck)
  • Accommodation (lodge)
  • Escorted English-speaking throughout guide from Yangon & Porter
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
  • Travel Permit



excludes

Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare to/from Putao
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides & porters

notes

  • Group size maximum 6 persons

    Important Notes:

  • Baggage:
    As general rule when packing for wilderness expeditions keep personal gear to a minimum. Please avoid large framed suitcase as they can be rather cumbersome to porters but use a medium size duffle bag instead. The weight limit on domestic airlines is 20 Kg and only 2 check-in bags and one carry-on bag are allowed. Excess baggage will be charged at up to US$ 3 per Kg. Your day pack should be a medium volume without a frame which can hold your personal belonging such as medication, camera, extra clothes, water etc.

  • Clothing & Foot ware:
    Should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation. A thick sweater or fleece sweat shirt will be essential for the evenings when temperatures decline considerably. For longer treks and higher altitude treks waterproof pants, gaiters and gloves are highly recommended. Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running shoes are must for the lowland trek. For Rafting you will need wetsuits during the coldest months (i.e. Dec, Jan and Feb) to protect against the cold and potential heat loss. A set of good quality splash pants and jacket are ideal as they will keep you warm and dry. If you are not too concerned about wet and cold then Patagonia Baggies or guide shorts will be the best all-around river wear, as they are durable, dry quickly.

  • Personal items:
    Such as flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries, water bottle, lighter, pocketknife, reading and writing material and personal first aid kit would be essential for your convenience.

  • Protection against insect bite:
    Most part the jungle is free from biting insects, but we do encounter them in the low land such as sand flies around the river banks and leaches in the lowland bushes. It's important to use insect repellent to keep the insects away.

  • Personal Care:
    The same precautions as anywhere else. Drink bottled, boiled or treated water, avoid eating raw vegetables, and eat fruits that you can peel or cut yourself. It's important to use insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away. Use sunscreen literally when exposed to the intense, tropical sun.

  • What will be the temperature like?
    The season is between October and May, which is winter and best tourist season in Putao region. Mostly clear skies, warm during the day and cool evenings. Temperature steadily decreases between late December and early February. Average temperature would be between low 4/10 and high 22/30 degree Celsius but could drop steadily up to freezing up in the mountains.

  • How long is an average trekking in a day?
    All treks are designed at 4 to 6 walking hours per day. Day normally starts at 8 or 9 in the morning follow by breakfast. We try to reach our destination well before nightfall in time for fresh up and relax before dinner.

  • How fit do I have to be?
    This program is graded as "Moderate" and involves some long walk or strenuous trek ups and downs thus anyone who leads a moderately healthy lifestyle back home and is reasonably fit will be able to join in.

  • What about guides?
    We provide English language speaking escorted leader plus an assistance local guide, who will also be able to speak the local ethnic dialect. Upon advance request we will be able to arrange other language leader such as German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese at additional cost.

  • What about First aid?
    The trekking guides are qualified in wilderness first aid, and carry a basic medical first aid kit.

  • Is there any age or health limit to participate?
    This program is suitable to any one with normal health and fitness condition. However older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a doctor’s letter confirming their fitness for the trip. During your trek you are under the direction of your trip leader and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate.
Tour code: PBUHP4
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