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Putao Trekking Tour

Duration: Days 4 Days / 3 Nights


Putao is the northern most town in Kachin state and nearest town to Myanmar snowcapped mountains which are parts of Himalayas. It is very cold town and inhabited by many minorities such as Rawan, lisu and Janphaw. Putao is a famous trekking town to discover nature and ethnics of highland. This Putao Trekking tour is not hard hiking and every one can do without any trekking experience. It is so much interesting to travelers who want to discover life of remote highland ethnics and who want to hike on Myanmar northern high mountains and to trek in beautiful nature with mountains, forests and the crystal-clear water rivers flowing down from Snow Mountains. Thus , you will have an amazing exploration in Myanmar highland nature beauty and a wonderful discovery with fun.

Trip Profile

Start from Yangon

End at Yangon

All inclusive tour / All seasons

Yangon – Putao - Trek in villages - Yangon

Day 1 Yangon - Putao by flight
Day 2 Boat trip – Soft trek ( 3 hours )
Day 3 Soft Trek ( 3hours )
Day 4 Putao sightseeing – Yangon by flight


  • Exploring the recently opened northern region of Mt Khakaborazi always covered with snow by boat on the Malikha River and the beautiful villages of the mountain tribes such as Lisu ,Shan ,Rawan and their way of life
  • Discovering busy local markets to see all kind of vegetables we have and our local products


  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 3 nights
  • All meals for 4 days except last dinner on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned cars with water and refreshment tower , boat ,horse cart
  • 4 times domestic flights fees
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian
  • Private cars fees for long trip from one city to another
  • Trekking package fees with meals and trekking guide

Day 8 – Yangon – Putao by flight

Transfer to airport from your hotel .Flight time is around 2 hours . Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Hotel.

Day 9 – Putao – Boat to Machanbaw village – Excursion in Mulashide Village

Breakfast at the hotel. After Breakfast, we will bring you to Kaungmulone Pagoda by Jeep. It will take about one hour by jeep. We will drive direct to Malikha Famous Bridge passing Htawadam village. Upon arrival at the bridge, you will get out from the jeep to see the beautiful Malika river view, scenic beauty with Konemulone Pagoda and snowcapped summits of Himalaya mountains in the far distance when the weather is clear and walk on the bridge to enjoy the nature .After a walk on the bridge , proceed to Konmulone Pagoda , the most famous pagoda in Putao .Homage to Pagoda .After that , we will take you to Machanbaw Lisu and Rawan tribes village by jeep . It will take about 45 minutes.
Upon arrival at the village, we will serve you lunch either in local restaurant or in a local family. Then walk around in Machanbaw village which is inhabited by lisu, Rawan and Kanhti Shan tribes. You will see there some colonial buildings built during the colonial time and new churches of the tribes because most of them are Christians. Also, our guide will take you to Kyauknaga Park (Stone Dragon Park), colorful local market and buddhist meditation center. After Machanbaw, we will bring you to Mulashid village by jeep again. Mulashi village is mostly inhabited by lisu tribe and home of a primitive Christian missionary priest called Robert Moss is situated there. Drive time is about 45 minutes passing another string bridge crossing over Mular Stream. Mular Stream is so beautiful with clear green crystal river.You stop at the bridge to see the best snow mountains view of Himalaya over Mular river. Uponarrival at the village, you will walk around village to see life style of lisu tribe, to visit house of Robert Moss and some interesting palaces in the village. Then, drive back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 – Putao – Ma Kyaut Village by walk (two ways walk – about 3 hours)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will lead you to Ma Kyaut village which is one of the nearby walking distance village in Putao city area with beautiful scenery and tropical rain forest. You will walk towards this village for about 2 hours passing the fields from where you can see again the Snow Mountains and cold thick tropical rain forest. This walking experience through the forest will give you the taste of Himalaya rain forest mini adventure taste and not only refresh your mind but also chill you with forest taste. Upon arrival at the village, you will walk around the village to discover most villagers ‘life style and to visit the most interesting place of village such as, black smith market and orphanage. Enjoy the moment in simple life with local lunch at the village. Then walk back to hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 – Putao - Yangon by flight

Putao market is so colorful. It is the most interesting to see it in the early morning before 7 :00 am. Thus, before the breakfast time, we will take you the market. Do not forget your camera. Then back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast, check out the hotel to leave for Mandalay. Flight departing time is in the evening. Before the transfer to airport, we will show you Hkakaborazi ( the highest Myanmar Himalaya mountain peak with 5888 meters in elevation )and Phoneganrazi mountains national park museum ,churches in condition of your interest ,house of Fort Hertz ( a remote British deputy commissioner of British government ).Then transfer to airport .Upon arrival at Yangon , transfer to hotel .

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