6 Days / 5 Nights Putao – Extended version of the Rawang Trail

starting from $1798

This 6 day adventure trekking is an extended version of the Rawang Trail with additional nights in Htonhtu, located at 1.378 feet (420 metres) above sea and Pansat, predominantly Rawan villages parched by the Malikha River under beautiful Namhti Mountain range.

MANDALAY - PUTAO - MANSAKUN - HTONHTU - HTONDUM - NAM MA - PANSAT - KAUNGMULONE - NAMKHAM - MACHANBAW - FAIRY ISLAND - PUTAO - MANDALAY

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Price:
starting from $1798 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: Not available
Start of the trip: None
Difficulty: moderate
  • 2 nights including breakfast at Putao Trekking House
  • 3 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
  • Drinks
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
  • Hotel baggage handling fees
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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 – MANSAKUN – HTONHTU (B, L, D)

Early in the morning we visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on the pebbled road to Mansakun (16 km, approx. one hour) through several villages like Mansay, Fankhine No1 and No2. Here we get off from jeep and start walk on dirt road for Mansakun (5 km, approx. 2 hour), enjoying the site and sound of the area. On our left we have Mansay Mountain and right would be Mansakun creek flowing steadily towards Putao. From here we head straight north through the plain lies at the bottom of blazing Mt. Madoi. We walk pass Stilaw number one and number two to reach the junction where road fork in to two. Here we turn east to Htonhtu, located at 1.378 feet (420 metres) above sea (10½ km, approx. 4 hour). Htonhtu, a primarily Rawan tribe village is located at the bank of Mali creek, which later form as Malikha River after joining Sati and Namar creeks. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 03 HTONHTU – HTONDUM – NAM MA – PANSAT (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we explore the vast river bank. Here we find shapes of stone that has been dragged by the torrent from the watershed up in the mountains. After wear and tear the pebble form all kind of shapes from a simple round, oval to the shape of animal and other staff like shoes, hat etc. Later we cross the shallow river by a dugout to Htondum village located at the other side of the river. From here we turn south and trek to Pansat, located at 1.312 feet (400 metres) above sea (13 km, approx. 5 hour). At first stretch we walk to Nam Ma, located at 1.378 feet (420 metres) about sea but once we pass Nam Ma the our trail goes in to wildness and getting deeper in to primary forests where we encounter lush tropical rain forests, creeps and various species of rattan vine. We trek a challenging trail about 3 miles on the wildness trail and come out to the cattle farm, from where Pansat is another 3½ km away. Pansat, predominantly Rawan villages parched by the Malikha River under beautiful Namhti Mountain range. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 04 PANSAT – KANUGMULONE – NAMKHAM (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we head south for our today destination at Namkham, located 1.457 feet (444 metres) above sea (19½ km, approx. 6 hour). After pass through Mano, Zu Ka, Nam Buyan and Ngwa Saga village across several suspension bridges we arrive at Kanugmulon Pagoda site, 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 take us about half an hour to get to Machanbaw, a charming administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style. We get off the boat at Naungkhine jetty and cross beautiful suspension bridge to visit Machanbaw town and market. Later we get on our boat 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 onward departure flight to Mandalay.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 - 31.05.2021

01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-31.05.21
1 person
2.721
2.839
2.721
2 people
1.798
1.873
1.798
3 people
1.466
1.527
1.466
4 people
1.386
1.444
1.386
5 people
1.291
1.345
1.291
6 people
1.215
1.266
1.215
Single supplement
144
150
144

Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 2.610 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 2.538 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.
Cotton underwear.
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.
Small Towel
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.
Water bottle
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

Optional:
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.

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