6 Days / 5 Nights Putao - Combination of the Rawang Trail and the Lisu Trail
starting from $1851
This 6 day soft adventure trekking combines the Rawang Trail and Lisu Trail, with an overnight in Namkham, located on the bank of Malikha River at the bottom of Namhti mountain range and another night at Namhtunkoo, a large Lisu village situate about 19 km west of Putao on the cross road to blazing 11.530 feet (3.514 metres), high Mt. Lancrumadin, one of the prominent mountains in the area.
MANDALAY - PUTAO - NAMHTUKOO - MULASHIDI - PUTAO - HTA WA DUM - MALIKHUN - KANUGMULONE - NAMKHAM - MACHANBAW - FAIRY ISLAND - PUTAO
|Type of trip:
starting from $1851 (based on 2 travellers)
|Start of the trip:
- 3 nights including breakfast at Putao Trekking House
- 2 nights in local houses
- Domestic flights Mandalay – Putao – Mandalay
- Full board as mentioned in our itinerary
- English-speaking, local travel guides for all transfers and tours
- Transfers and transportation in Putao by Jeep
- Permission for Putao
- Cook & porters for the trekking trips
- International flights to/from Myanmar
- Visa fees
- Accommodation in Mandalay
- Lunches and dinners not included in the itinerary
- Early check-in/late check-out
- Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
- Hotel baggage handling fees
Day 01 MANDALAY – PUTAO (D)
Upon arrival at Putao airport we will be met by Putao Trekking House's representative and transferred to our lodge. 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. Putao town and fort was built during 1914-15 by Commissioner Mr. Hertz along with Fort which later known as Fort Hertz. Later a Missionary basing the Rawan and Lisu tribe as initial and introduce Grapefruit, Washington Naval, Vlincha Orange, Ruby Oranges, King Orange and King Mandarin plus America Lime were introduced. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Trekking House.
Day 02 PUTAO – NAMTUKOO (B, L, D)
Early in the morning we visit Putao market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and we transfer to a suburb village of Par Inn, where we set off our today destination at Namtunkoo Lisu village, situates west of Putao on the cross road to Mt. Lancrumadin (20 km, approx. 5 hour). At first we walk through cultivation field passing some small villages and farm land. After about one hour walking on the flat land we will find ourselves immediately in wildness with lush tropical evergreen forests. About 3 hours trek through the terrain uphill we reach 2.250 feet (686 metres) shoulder of Namhtun mountain range from where the path gently descends all the way. In a clear day we see blazing 11.530 feet (3.514 metres) high Lancrumadin Mountain towards Indian border in the far west. We have lunch stop and continue trek another one more hour through the farm land to the village. Here we check in at our guest house and visit Namhtun creek, right in front of us for a fresh up. Later we explore the village and have social interact with friendly people. Dinner and overnight at Namhtun Guest House.
Day 03 NAMTUKOO – MULASHIDI – PUTAO (B, L, D)
Breakfast and visit around the village for social and cultural inter-action. We bit good bye to the locals and walk about 45 minutes 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 which leads up to 2.295 feet (700 metres). We trek about two hours through strenuous jungle trail in lush forest filled with bamboo grove. The trek then gradually descends through farm land from where we enjoy a spectacular view of the Putao plain spiral through snake like crawling Mula creek. About two more hour easy trek we finally arrive at Mulashidi village where we enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snowcapped mountains in distance. Later we join our jeep and return back to Putao. Dinner and overnight at Putao Trekking House.
Day 04 PUTAO - HTAWADUM – MALIKHUN – KANUGMULONE - NAMKHAM (B, L, D)
After breakfast depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road toward Htawadum (13 km, approx. one hour). Just before we reach Htawadum village we turn north to Malidi. Here we left our car and start trek to our today destination at Namkham (16 km, approx. 6 hour). First we trek toward north along the Nampalat creek where we we cross the creek by make-ship Bamboo Bridge but immediate after this we get in to another smaller creek across Nan She. After the creek we get in to a small bush and as soon as we get off the bush we get in to an open field about an hour and half having nice trek enjoying the surrounding and finally we get to a large riverside village at Malikhun. Here we enjoy a social interact with local while our crew prepare a boat to cross Malikha river. Once we cross the river to get to Nam Buyan. Here we turn south and trek to Kaungmulone via Ngwa Saga village. Kaungmulone Pagoda, said to be one of the 84.000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. Lunch stop and we continue trek to Namkham passing smaller villages such as Salundum and Htrandum etc. Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “Golden River” has become the center of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus today famous for its sweet fruits production. We settle in at our guest house and visit Malikha River for a swim, which probably be a highlight for the day. Dinner and overnight at Namkham Village House.
Day 05 NAMKHAM - MACHANBAW – FAIRY ISLAND - PUTAO (B, L, D)
Breakfast and we board on local fishermen boat and leisurely cruise down in the Malikha River enjoying the sights and sounds of the natural environment. Our riverine journey should take us about two hour to get to Machanbaw, a charming administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style. We have shore excursion of this town and continue our riverine journey down south to so-called Fairy Island through beautiful wilderness surrounding having high reef with lush tropical forests. Here we have our lunch at the sand bank and relax through the afternoon. Later we return up stream by boat to Naungkhine jetty where we our driver who will then take us to Mulashidi, (32 km, approx. one hour). Mulashidi, meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. Here we visit suspension bridge across Mula River and enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao and check in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Trekking House.
Day 06 PUTAO – MANDALAY (B, L)
Breakfast and perhaps a second visit to Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by our guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to Mandalay.
PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 - 31.05.2021
Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 2.656 per group
Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 2.584 per group
PERSONAL ITEMS TO BRING FOR TREKKING
As a general rule when packing for one of our wilderness expeditions please keep personal gear to a minimum. Clothing should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet. Synthetic fibers are preferable to cotton on the river for this reason. For any other personal items not included on our detailed equipment list below, please feel free to contact us directly.
A daypack. It should be a medium volume daypack without a frame, and again, the most important criteria are how well it fits and works.
Lightweight hiking boots or running shoes of good quality and preferably worn in are a must. For people who do not routinely walk in the mountains, light hiking boots are strongly recommended. Heavy mountaineering boots are not recommended.
For longer treks and Higher Altitude treks waterproof pants, gaiters, additional socks and thermal hats and gloves are highly recommended.
Lightweight pants and jacket. The brushed nylon pants and windbreakers made by a variety of companies are ideal for trekking and general travel wear.
Long sleeved thermal, top and bottoms (long underwear). These are synthetic clothing such as Patagonia Capaline which maintain their insulating value even when wet, and are therefore ideal for wearing around the campsite and on the river. The zippered turtleneck is particularly handy, as it can be vented and keeps the sun off the back of your neck. Light and medium weight weaves are the handiest.
Socks: Two pairs of polypropylene or polypro mix athletic socks.
Lightweight long sleeved shirt. These are particularly useful as sunscreen in camp. In addition temperatures in the shade remain cool throughout the season
Two cotton T-shirts.
A fleece jacket. Polypropylene is preferable.
A Gore-Tex or similar material raincoat and pants. This will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations. A simple shell design is preferable, as they can be packed away into very small bundles.
Toiletries: keep it to a minimum. Bring plenty of moisturizing lotion.
Spare glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.
Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
Toilet paper and lighter –We do provide it on all trips, but also advise you carry your own supply for convenience. The lighter is for burning the toilet paper after you’ve used it.
Insect Repellent: Our Nam Lang river camp has screened areas where insects are not a problem, but while trekking and rafting in the jungle bring plenty of insect repellent.
Lightweight cotton gloves are also handy as additional insect protection.
Sunscreen (SPF 15 or greater and waterproof) is essential
Lip Balm, SPF 15 minimum
Camera and film. Also bring a good cleaning kit, as field conditions are harsher than in towns. Spare batteries are also handy. There will be waterproof Pelican Cases supplied on the rafting trips. Packets of silica gel will help reduce humidity in the camera case.
Small binoculars for wildlife viewing. If you’re an avid bird watcher you may want to bring a more substantial pair of binoculars with a waterproof case.
Pocketknife or multi-tool.
Do you have any questions?
Feel free to contact us. Our team will be happy to help you.