Day-01: Arrival at Putao, transfer to hotel. Working tour in and around Putao
Day-02: By jeep to Htawadum, trek to Namkham
Day-03: Trek to Machanbaw, jeep to Putao via Mulashidi
Day-04:Transfer to airport for your onwards departure
Tuesday - Day 01: Arrival - Putao
Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao trekking house's representative and transferred to your 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 we shall take a walk in and around Putao for the orientation. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.
Wednesday - Day 02: Putao - Htawadum - Namkham (jeep/trek)
Breakfast and we visit attractive Putao market often busy with local ethnic tribes. We then depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road to Htawadum with the distance 14 km which takes us about one hour. Here we cross Malikha river by long-tailed boat to visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. We proceed walking toward Salundum but turn to Nampandum from Lona suspension bridge. From here we continue walk to Namkham with the distance 5 km which should take us about 3 hours passing through 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 âGolden Riverâ has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus to day famous for its sweet fruits production. We settle in at our guesthouse and walk around the village. We shall have our dinner and overnight at local guest house.
Thursday - Day 03: Namkham - Machanbaw - Mulashidi - Putao (trek/jeep)
Breakfast and we start walk to Machanbaw with the distance 15 km which should take us about 6 hours through relatively low land terrain with occasionally ups and downs passing through some smaller villages such as Inwaingbaw and Inbubaw. Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. We shall visit so-called "stone dragon" park which should take about 20 minute walk and we cross a suspension bridge spans across Malikha river to Naungkhine where our jeep awaits us and take us to Mulashidi Lisu village with the distance 35 km which should take about one hour to get there. We visit the attractive Lisu settlement and suspension bridge across Mula river. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. We return back to Putao and check in at our guest house. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.
Friday - Day 04: Departure
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market. Later transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience. Should time permit you will visit one of the local villages to observe traditional dance performance of Rawan and Lisu youth and daily life activities by the villagers.
Visa: A valid visa is required to enter Myanmar for all the nationalities. Visa can be apply at the Myanmar Embassies in abroad All the tourist visas are valid for 28 days and cost average of USD 20. Passports must carry a validity of 6 months beyond intended date of departure from Myanmar.
For those who live in the places and countries where the Myanmar Embassies or Consulates are not located, we are able to help you get the pre-approval letter for visa on arrival if you buy the tour services from us. For pre-approval visa it will take about minimum 30 days. After we get the pre-approval letter will email to you with attached file then show this letter to your airline for boarding pass. Visa fee is USD 20 + 2 recent passport size photographs which has to pay directly to Yangon airport immigration and one of our staff will meet and assist you at the airport on arrival. >>> Click here for more detail about Visa on Arrival
Things to bring: Light clothes, slippers (please note that you will have to take off your shoes at all the pagodas and temples in Myanmar when you enter the compound), a hat for the hot and winter season from November to May and a rain coat or umbrella for rainy season from Jun to October, and the medicines that you usually take for your health.
Health Precausion: No special precausion is required except the normal precausions and treatments you usually have before a trip.
Insurance: Clients should take out medical and travel insurance. Click here to buy an international travel insurance.
Direction to meeting point: A representative or our guide will meet you at the Yangon International Airport arrival lounge holding a Myanmar Tourex signboard with your name on it.
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Checklist - The Rawan Trail (Soft Adventure Trekking)
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$ 5 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.
Should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet, synthetic fibre is preferable to cotton. The brushed nylon pants are ideal for trekking. Lightweight long sleeved shirt is useful as sunscreen and leeches protection while trekking. A good quality raincoat and pants are ideal as they will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations.
Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running shoes will be ideal for the lowland trek. It is essential your walking boots be comfortable and broken-in.
Please bring personal item such as flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries, water bottle and lighter. A pocketknife, reading and writing material and personal first aid kit would also 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.
Putao - Situate 1499 ft, 457 meters above sea located far north of Myanmar in Kachin State, descendent from eastern Himalayan region. Lies in a flat valley, famous as a jumping-off point for trekkers who want to explore the regionâs deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains. Local tribal communities in Putao region are of Hkamti Shan, Doolin Jimphaw (Kachin), and White color Rawan, Myanmar's gypsy Lisu, Pigmy Tarong, hunting community of Htalu and Tibetan who lives in the far north in the Himalayas.
A scenic beauty of the Putao plain ! Namkham - Originally by Hkamti Shan name meaning âGolden Riverâ, has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that first missionary team have introduced thus to day famous for its sweet fruits production. Located on the bank of Malikha river at the bottom of Namhti mountain range, enrich with biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Machanbaw - A small administrative town, located 22 km away from Putao across Malikha river, beautifully set up with colonial style, connected by 213 meter long Malikha suspension bridge.
Mulashidi - Meaning in Lisu âthe village stands in the thatch field along Mula Riverâ 13 km away from Putao, a beautiful settlement next to 159 meter long Mulashidi suspension bridge.
Day can be joined
Valid from 01 November 2009 to 30 May 2010
Combined Package Rate based on Twin Sharing
US$ 465 per person (based on 4 person - maximum 12 persons)
Single supplement: US$ 110
Small group supplement:
US$ 99 per person based on 2 person
US$ 69 per person based on 3 person
Child Policy :
only the child with at the age of 7 or above is recommend to take the trip together with the parents
the rates are the same as adults
Prices inclusive of:
Ground transport (coach, jeep, truck etc)
Accommodation (guest house, local home stay)
we provide bedding facility such as mattress, pillow, blanket and mosquito net etc
Escorted English language leader
Local trekking guide and porters
Full board meal, free flow of safe drinking water and soft drinks
Permit to travel (loyalty fee to MHT)
Prices exclusive of:
Insurance (medical, travel, property)
Expenditure on personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, gratitude to guides and porters etc