Putao Trekking Tours – 4 days

Putao Trekking Tours – 4 days
Tour Itinerary

Putao Trekking Tours. Putao is the northernmost town of Kachin State, Myanmar. It is the principal town in Putao Township. It can only be reached by road during summer (for nationals) but is accessible year-round by air if there are sufficient tourist groups to justify a plane. The area around Putao is famous for the variety of endemic birds and rare orchids, which grow naturally. Many orchid lovers are especially attracted by the so-called “Black Orchid” that can be found in the mountains east and west of Putao. Hkakabo Razi and other snow-capped mountains are visible from Putao. Putao attracts also enthusiasts, hiking to Hkakabo Razi base camp, located close to Tahaundam.

Duration: 4 Days
Destinations: Yangon / Putao

Description: As the northernmost part of Myanmar, Putao is a great place for a visitor who wants to experience the life of the minorities and enjoy the beauty of the highland. Within only four days, we will take you to the local villages of Panhline, Hokho, Lizu, and other minorities, visit their wooden house, experience a day as a local, enjoy meals with their families, and …

Highlights of this tour

  • Meet the friendly and hospitable locals
  • Experience a day of a Lizu, or Hokho people
  • Enjoy meals with local families, and experience their cuisine
  • Hike up to the mountain, visit the shrine on top
  • Free to take a photo of northern Myanmar

Day 1: Yangon-Putao

Activities: Arrive in Putao, visit the villages of Panhline and Hokho, and enjoy the sunset at Sutaungpyi Stupa on the top of Mr.HarezMountain

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: A morning flight will take us to the PutaoAirport. You will have the whole morning to freshen up and be free. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at the restaurant then trek to Panhline and HokhoShanVillage of the Putao region. Take photos of the wooden house, the smiles of the children, and meet the locals, experience their life as well as enjoy the beauty around with hills and forests. Afterward, enjoy the sunset at Sutaungpyi Stupa on the mountain of Mr.Harez. Dinner and stay overnight in Putao.

Day 2: Putao-Nankhan

Activities: Visit the morning market, HtawadanVillage, MalikhaRiver, Kaungmulone Pagoda, and NankhanVillage and meet the Rawan, Lizu, and Shan, people.

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Commence with the visit to the colorful morning market to detect the way of life of the different tribes in northern Myanmar which can be recorded by photos. The breakfast is followed by a trip of one hour distance to HtawadanVillage, 12 miles far away from Putao, by jeep. The jeep riding is ended on the bank of MalikhaRiver, one of the famous small rivers of great Ayeyarwaddy, and gets to the other side by a small boat. The onward trekking started there. Sightseeing on the way: Kaungmulone Pagoda, with the age of over 2000 years on the eastern bank of the small river, and unusual spirit images around the stupa. Another 5-mile walk is to a very green and carpet-like clean village named NankhanVillage. Go and see Rawan, Lizu, and Shan villages on the way. Evening leisurely sightseeing around the village, Nankhan, the biggest one around Putao, make you absorb the experience of watching the genuine way of life of the Rawan people.

Day 3 : Nankhan village-Machanbaw village-Mularshide-Putao

Activities: Visit Machanbaw, meet the villagers – the Lizu, enjoy Kachin noodles, proceed to the Lizu village, and their church, and enjoy the sunset at the MularshideBridge.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: The 4-hour trekking in the fresh morning air is the beginning of the leisurely tour line-up. The distance is about 7 miles from NankhanVillage heading to Machanbaw, the last administrative town in northern Myanmar. Along the river while trekking, the pleasant and unforgettable feeling stems from the sightseeing of some villages of Rawan and the Lizu people. Kachin-styled Shan noodles, made of rice and some vegetables and fish, introduce you to a new taste during lunch at a small traditional restaurant in Machanbaw. The famous stone dragon is also a ‘must’ site at the viewpoint. After crossing, the river by the Malikha suspension bridge, proceed to Mularshide Lizu village by one and a half drive. Being not only the biggest Lizu village but also the first place to have a touch with Christianity in northern Myanmar, the village has the first church and Sunday school in the region which is good to see. The delightful sunset is at the Mularshide suspension bridge before dinner.

Day 4: Putao-Yangon

Activities: Visit local market then fly back to Yangon

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Enjoy seeing the colorful market under the rising sun in the dense mist. Take a good chance for local breakfast, such as trying snacks and noodles, at a small restaurant in the market before the flight back to Yangon.


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Tour price: Contact us

Group size: 2 to 25 pax

Departure date based on your inquiry


Price Inclusions (No Hidden Costs)

  • Accommodation on half twin basis at selected hotel/ at the local village monastery
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees for the visit mentioned in the program
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Supporting van/bus (with space for bikes) during the biking trip
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Domestic flight Yangon – Putao – Yangon
  • Water, snacks, and fruits for trekking day

Price Exclusions

  • Other meals not indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees for the sites not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & porters at the hotels
  • Drinks and Personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned in the included services


What it included water Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Accommodation as mentioned, Community-based ecotourism fund, Government taxes, National Park conservation fund, Tourism development fund, Villages fund, All entrance fees, and travel permits.
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