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This remote Myanmar trekking tour will take you to Myanmar’s ( Burma’s ) untouched north Putao and Myanmar Himalaya is gaining popularity as the new hot spot for explorers, adventurers and nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The region is sparsely populated with only few roads and villages and much of the nature remains untouched. Our Nomung trek takes you through various minority villages where the people still live of land and traditions are passed through generations. Our trek passes through lush jungles and crosses many suspension bridges in to the wild.

What is it like? This trekking tour is essentially adventure travel and requires participants to have good fitness level as we trek up and down various small mountains, as we are not climbing any higher peaks it is still suitable for beginners. Accommodation is at local houses with simple shared facilities, with sleeping mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets. For your comfort we recommend bringing own sleeping back with comfort level of -5 as the night time temperatures especially in cold season (Nov-Feb) might get pretty cold.

Putao mountains

Putao mountains

DAY 1 > ARRIVAL TO PUTAO [-/L/D]

Upon arrival to Putao airport you will be welcomed by Discovery DMC local guide and transferred to your hotel / guest house in Putao. After check-in and lunch we take a walk around the town to get a feel of the local life and meet friendly locals. Putao previously known as Fort Hertz by its colonial name was the furthest out post of the British Burma. A number of expeditions and surveys trips were conducted by the Brits and international explorers to record the unique flora and fauna of the region however large parts remain unexplored. Like many other parts of Burma access to the far north was restricted for decades. Putao remains a sleepy and isolated town situated in a flat valley surrounded by forests and has only seasonal overland access from Myitkyina.

Meals included: Lunch & dinner
Overnight stay: in Putao at hotel or guest house.

Putao

Sunrise In Putao

DAY 2 >PUTAO – MACHANBAW – BABAW (JEEP/TREK) [B/L/D]

Before breakfast a nice morning stroll at the colorful morning vegetable market where locals gather to trade their products. After breakfast we embark with jeep for 1 hour journey near to Machanbaw, a small administrative town situated across Malikha River. Our jeep leaves us to Malikha River and we cross over 200 meters long suspension bridge on foot while our vehicle turns back to Putao. Before reaching our today’s destination we go through some small local villages trekking through rugged truck road. The scenery on the way is magnificent and we pass varied evergreen forests. We should reach Babaw before sunset and have some time to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while our cook prepares dinner for us.

Trekking:  Approx. 8hrs
Meals included: Breakfast at guesthouse, packed lunch, dinner at local house
Overnight stay: At a local house in Babaw

Putao

Putao Village House

DAY 3 >TREK TO KWINMALING [B/L/D]

Today we embark by foot towards Kwinmaling village situated approx. 19km from Babaw. Our trail follows Gasang Creek which passing Magweza where we stop for lunch. After we continue across 113 meter bridge across and the trail turns to smooth gravel road which makes rest of the journey easier. After 6-7 hours of trekking we reach Rawang village Kwinmaling where we stop for overnight.

Trekking: Approx.6-7hrs
Meals included: Breakfast at local house, packed lunch, dinner at local house
Overnight stay: At local house in Kwinmaling

Putao Treks.

Putao Farming Lands

DAY 4 > TREK, KWINMALING – NOMUNG [B/L/D]

Wake up with the village and start our short trek towards final frontier village of Nomung. We cross Bee coat creek via 30 meter suspension bridge and arrive to base of the Bee coat Mountain. From here the trail becomes steep as we have to trek up the shoulder of the mountain. We descend along a mountain creek and start to see green plantation of seasonal crops belonging to Nomung villagers. We arrive to the village for lunch and rest of the day is for interacting with locals enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.

Trekking: Approx. 3hrs
Meals included: Breakfast at local house, lunch and dinner at local house
Overnight stay: At a local house in Nomung

Trekking in Putao

Putao River

DAY 5 > TREK, NOMUNG – MAZA [B/L/D]

After breakfast prepared at our home stay we start heading west towards Maza village long a small mule track. We trek along Kasankha stream enjoying the sights and sounds of the pristine nature. We have a picnic lunch at scenic nature spot and cross a suspension bridge and continue through lush nature before reaching Maza afternoon. We spend easy afternoon chilling with locals and exploring the surrounding nature.

Trekking: Approx. 6-7hrs
Meals included: Breakfast at local house, packed lunch, dinner at local house
Overnight stay: At a local house in Maza

Trekking in putao Myanmar

trekking in putao

DAY 6 > TREK, MAZA – NAMTI [B/L/D]

We start our day climbing up Mt.Babulonhtan trough steep winding route to the top. The area here is pure and lush nature and home to many wild orchids including the rare Black Orchid. When we reach the top on a clear day we can see the mighty snow-capped mountains far in the distance. During winter months top of Mt. Babulonhtan might receive some snow as well. We start descending from the mountain and the valley surrounding us is the depot of botany in Northern Myanmar and there are plenty of different flowers species to admire. We have a picnic lunch surrounded by lush nature and reach our destination afternoon.

Trekking: Approx 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast at local house, packed lunch, dinner at local house
Overnight stay: At a local house in Namti

Trekking in northern Myanmar

Mountain views while trekking in Putao

DAY 7 >TREK, NAMHTI – NAMSABUM – JEEP – PUTAO [B/L/D]

After breakfast we star ascending trough winding mule track to Mt. Noiwinlit at 1380 meters from where you have spectacular views of the surrounding areas and Namti creek curving like snake in the distance. We cross Htikha creek by a suspension bridge and the road goes up and down through lush jungle where we can see groups of monkeys jumping in the trees and making noises. We cross Malikha River by boat and across the river where our jeep is waiting for us to and takes us the rest of the journey to Putao. In Putao we will have celebratory dinner with our whole crew to commemorate our great adventure.

Trekking: Approx. 7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast at local house, packed lunch & dinner at Putao
Overnight stay: At Putao in a Local guest house

putao mountains

Putao mountains

DAY 8 > END OF JOURNEY AND DEPARTURE [B/-/-]

Easy morning with time to go for souvenir shopping to local market and to see some points of interest suggested by your tour guide. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight stay:

Please contact Discovery DMC reservations department for quotation.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR COSTING

• English speaking trip leader, porters, cook
• Full board meals while on trek, safe drinking water (cooked or filtered)
• Simple lodging as specified in the itinerary
• Ground transport (jeep, truck etc.)
• We will provide basic camping mats (there are no thermarest type available in Myanmar)

Note: (Max load given to porters is 15kg per client. Otherwise extra charges may apply)

NOT INCLUDED

• Visa to Myanmar
• Sleeping bags
• Any airfares
• Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides, porters etc.
• Tips & gratuities at your discretion