Sunday, 25 February 2018

28 Day Tour – Yangon, Putao and the Adunglong Valley Trek.

Day 1. Arrival at Yangon Airport.

Your representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your transfer car. Check in to your chosen hotel. If you have arrived on a morning flight embark on your half day orientation tour of Yangon.

Day 2. Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the airport for the flight to Putao, far north Myanmar. On arrival we will meet you and drive you to your accommodation on the edge of this small town. Spend the afternoon walking the town and acquainting yourself with this remote area that sees only around 500 foreigners a year.

Day 3. Visit the attractive Putao market which attracts tribal people from the surrounding area. Then continue on to the small, colonial style town of Machanbaw and the Lisu village of Mulashidi, via a suspension bridge.

Day 4. A long drive by jeep north today, past streams and waterfalls to the village of Alangga, where we overnight in a local home.

Day 5. A further long drive north today on rough, remote dirt roads through the forest with some lovely views along the way. Overnight in a local home in Rapbaw.

Day 6. The trek starts here. Our trail winds through dense sub-tropical forest festooned with vines and creepers to the village of Langsahtu, at 762 metres. Overnight at a local home.

Day 7. Six hours trekking today through the densely forested foothills to the village of Gawle. Stay overnight with the villagers.

Day 8. We are in really remote country now. Today’s trek takes us through the area first surveyed in the 1920s by legendary explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward, who described the region as one of the most beautiful places he had ever been. Walk through dense old-growth forest to our camp at Shingsangkhu at 1127 metres.

Day 9. Only four hours trekking today. First we skirt the shoulder of Mt Wipiep Razi at 1745 metres. We then make a steep descent through thick forest to the Maykha river, known locally as the Nantaming. Cross the crystal clear mountain river by suspension bridge to the village of Panindin, where we camp for the night.

Day 10. Today’ s trek takes us along the river and up into the mountain ridges. We stay in a local home tonight in the village of Lonatt at 936 metres.

Day 11. A scenic walk today takes along the river and across suspension bridges to the rice-producing village of Ngawa at 1051 metres.

Day 12. Today’s trek follows the Maykha River to the Dazun river which we cross by rattan suspension bridge. We camp tonight at Wansiwan at 1098 metres.

Day 13. Trek through the forest today up and down the hills to the village of Gawai, at 1143 metres.

Day 14. A challenging trek today, along a narrow valley leading to the Adunglong Valley. After seven hours of trekking and three suspension bridges we reach Dazundan, at 1235 metres. This is a beautiful spot at the confluence of the Seinkhuwan and Adunwan Rivers.

Day 15. You may notice the climate change today as we trek uphill to a temperate forest zone. The target of today’s hard trek is the village of Tasuhtu, at 1463 metres near the confluence of the rivers Tashuwan and Adunwan.

Day 16. Today we continue the trek to the village of Adundam, at 1830 metres. This village is famous for its inhabitants; the Tarong. The Tarong tribe are the only ‘pygmy’ race in Asia standing around four feet tall. You can interact with the people via our local guide. We continue on to reach our ultimate target, the village of Dahongdam – the last village before the Himalayas. This village, at 1920 metres, is mainly inhabited by Tibetan people and home to Namar Johnson; the only Myanmar national to climb Myanmar’s, and South East Asia’s highest mountain, Mt Hkakaborazi.

Day 17. Rest and relax this morning after the long journey. In the afternoon walk back to Kharawan to spend the rest of the day with the Tarong. Overnight at a local home.

Day 18. Downhill today to Dazundan via Tashahtu. Overnight in a village home.

Day 19. Follow the Maykha valley today as we lose altitude to the village of Gawai and a local home for the night.

Day 20. Today we follow the fast flowing Namtamai river crossing small suspension bridges to our campsite at Wansiwan.

Day 21. Trek further on today to the forest camp at Ngawa.

Day 22. Trek downhill today via Lonatt and the Maykha valley to Panindin and our forest camp.

Day 23. Today we cross over the pass from the Maykha to the Putao valley. Overnight in a village home in Gawle.

Day 24. The last, and longest day of this epic trek; 27 kilometres to our village rest stop at Rapbaw.

Day 25. Our jeep meets us today to begin the bumpy, snaking journey back to the modern world. Overnight at Alangga.

Day 26. Another long drive today past villages and farmland to our base in Putao.

Day 27. A final breakfast in this rural paradise before the transfer to the airport and your flight back to Yangon. We will pick you up on arrival and drop you at your chosen hotel.

Day 28. Depart from Yangon Airport.

Have breakfast at your hotel. There may be time for a little last-minute shopping at Scott Market before your transfer back to the airport for your onward flight. If you are departing on an evening flight we can arrange another excursion for today.As you can see this itinerary spends all its time in the stunning far north of Myanmar. It is possible to overstay your four week visa by up to 14 days if you wish to see more of the country once this, or any other tour is finished. Note that you will have to pay an overstay fee of US$3 per person per day of your overstay plus a US$3 per person administration fee upon departure at Yangon airport.



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