Example Itinerary

Charming Putao

5 days / 4 nights
Price Per Person
Off the Grid, Tribal

Disconnect from the modern world and explore life surrounded by charming nature of the Putao region. Located at the northernmost part of Myanmar, Putao is an isolated city with untouched nature and diverse landscape. Discover the history and daily lives of Lisu, Rewang and Shan tribes with a hike through each village and explore the beauty and thrill of outdoor activities including rafting and biking. This four-day itinerary is designed for you to experience the life of a mountaineer in comfort and fun.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.


  • Putao: Fly into the northernmost town in Kachin State, where Myanmar meets the foothills of the Himalayas.
  • Rafting: A raft takes travelers down the Nam Lang to join Malikha River for a picnic and a cruise to white river beaches and Machanbaw village for a sunset stroll.
  • Hiking: Take a full-day hike to learn more about the daily lives of Lisu, Rewang, and Shan villagers.


Day 1


Begin exploring the nature of Putao with a trek alongside an elephant through the Nam Lang River, into the beautiful rice fields that leads to Yegyawdi village. Return to Malikha Lodge just in time for delicious dinner and drinks, which will be hosted in front of the open fireplace.

Hotel Options

Travelers visiting the rather off-the-beaten-track Northern Kachin State, can bask in the glory of this cozy resort perched high above the Nam Lang River with spectacular views of mountains and rice terraces. Malikha Lodge, designed by world famous architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Aman Resorts, exudes the sought-after feeling of luxury and seclusion in a wilderness setting.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 2


Embark on a full-day hike to grasp what the daily lives of Lisu, Rewang and Shan villagers are like. Each journey through these villages is unique; you may meet an entertaining hunter who invites you to try his crossbow or be invited to sip a hot cup of tea at a local Christian church. Apart from exploring the villages, you will be having picnic lunch and a cold beer accompanied by nature, culture and traditions.


Day 3


Enjoy a gentle rafting from Mulashidi suspension bridge down the Nam Lang to join Malikha River to the picnic spot where lunch is prepared and served by the spectacular view of the riverside. The afternoon is followed by a cruise on the Malikha river where you can observe the forested hills, white river beaches and sights of villagers panning for gold to Manchanbaw village where you will get to take a short stroll before embarking to the lodge just in time for sunset.

Day 4


Early birds can come out and taste the traditional steaming bowls of Shan noodles, shop for woven hats and baskets in Rewang Village before embarking to Mulashidi village, a perfect place to learn about the culture and traditions in Putao. Here, you will get an opportunity to explore some of the cottage industries and also visit the Wildlife Conservation Society Museum. Afternoon spend on a bike adventure on a local route, returning Malikha Lodge for a hot bath and a relaxing massage before dinner.


Day 5


Enjoy a leisurely final breakfast at your hotel, before being transferred to Putao Airport, where you can begin your onward journey to your next destination.

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