Experience a simpler way of life as you journey through undiscovered Myanmar on this six-day Trekking through Putao itinerary. See different tribes all living together in peace, while also preserving their own ancient traditions and lifestyle, as you trek between villages. Enjoy nature as you walk through dense forest, cross bubbling creeks and watch the sunset over snowcapped mountains in the distance.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.
• Northern Frontier: Fly into Putao, the northernmost town in Kachin State, where Myanmar meets the foothills of the Himalayas.
• Shan State Trekking: Throughout the hills of northern Myanmar, travelers will come across the Lisu, Rawang, and Khamti Shan people living side-by-side.
Fly Air Bagan from Yangon to Putao. Transfer to Putao and enjoy an authentic local meal at one of Putao’s family-owned restaurants. After lunch, begin your trek to Mongho. You will pass through villages inhabited by the Mongho and Rawang Tribes. Marvel at their ancient way of living as you observe their daily life. The tribe members are friendly, and will allow you to take their photo. Spend the night at a local house, or set up camp in a tent.
Following breakfast, trek to Thathtaindum. More Rawang villages are located along your path as well as Lisu and a Khanhti Shan Village. When you’re feeling adventurous, cross the suspension bridge that takes you to immense forest. Explore the jungle and bubbling river. Chat with the local people to gain new cultural insight, learn about their way of life and make new friends. Spend the night at either a local house or set up camp in a tent.
Travel by foot to the last village, MaLi Rein. Visit the majestic Naim river that flows from the snowcapped mountains in the distance. Trek to TongHtu, a village situated along the Malikha river, famous for its delicious fresh produce. Spend the night at a local house or set up camp in a tent.
Begin the day by trekking back to Thathaindum. Pause for lunch in the village before continuing onto Mongho. Visit the Lisu and Rawang village one last time before reaching Putao by car. Spend the night at either a local house, or set up camp in a tent.
home to the missionary base. Walk alongside the stunning Mularshide river, crossing to the other side by a suspension bridge. Visit with the local people and gain insight into their simpler way of life, not clouded by modern times. Here, you’ll see the Lisu, Rawang and Khamti Shan people living side-by-side, in peace. Travel back to Putao for the night.
Visit the bustling morning market and enjoy nature at the Forest Wildlife Museum during your final morning in Putao. Marvel at the backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Travel back to Yangon on Air Bagan to begin your journey home.
The far reaches of Myanmar does not have hotels, so for a truly authentic and adventurous experience, either stay in a tented camp or a homestay in a traditional local family home. Although the accommodation is basic, traveling these remote areas make truly memorable experiences.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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