Soft trekking in Putao

Tour Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Hot Deal Tours,Inbound Tours,


Trekking among the rain forest, a boat trip on crystal white water river, panoramic snow cap mountain range view are much see sightseeing in Putao. If one of these are not included in your trip, it can’t call a visit to Putao.Putao and its vicinity tour is designed for any traveler who wants to visit Himalaya of Myanmar by making a soft trekking and easy walking. This tour is suitable for a visitor who wants to make short visit to Putao. Although it’s a short trip, you will get all essential experiences of Myanmar Himalaya in Putao with us. The mail highlights of this trip are as follow :

1.Trekking through the dense rain forest of Myanmar Himalaya Zone

2.A Boat trip on the ice crystal white current water river, Malikha

3.Vist to a small island, Nat Kyun

4.A night stop at a traditional house in Shangaung village of Rawan and Lisu tribe

5.About 10 village sightseeing of ethnic minority, namely Kachin, Shan, Rawan, Lisu

6.Soft hiking to the Jade mountain by passing small rivers

7.Make a short visit to the most holiest Pagoda, Kaungmulone Pagoda

8.Sightseeing to Machanbaw, a small tome which is famous for stone dragon and Guba Gust House

9.Old historical Churchs at first Christian missionary place in Putao, Mularshide village, bridge and Mular river sightseeing

10.Colorful morning vegetable market

11.Hakakaborazi and Phoneganrazi National Park education centers

12.Short visit to Fort Hetz

13.visit to Makyawwa Lisu village

Tour Detail

Day 1

Putao Arrival

Upon arrival at Putao airport, you will be welcomed by our representative to pick you up to the downtown of Putao which lies in a flat valley, jumping-off point for trekkers who want to explore the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains. After a brief fresh up at a local restaurant, check in for your accommodation.

After take a rest at your hotel or guest house, enjoy scenic driving to Mularshide village. After sightseeing in the village, we will walk on the beautiful bridge which over Mular river. Looking to the snowcap mountain from the bridge will be the best introduction to northern Myanmar. You will seed crystal ice white water on the rocky river “ Mular”. Fishing babies, women watching on the stone, bamboo-rafting men, kind fisher and sweet sound of the river will send you to back one century ago. Dinner will be at a local restaurant and night stop will be in Putao.

Day 2

Putao morning market – Kaungmulone Pagoda-Manhkuk village, Nankhan Village –Machanbaw -Putao

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Putao Morning Market and stroll around town to observe the way of life of the people. After leisure morning sightseeing, proceed to Kaungmulone Pagoda which stands on the bank of the Malikha river and famous as the most holiest place of the northern Myanmar. We will enjoy the scenic driving and visit some lize and lawan village on the way. After visiting KaungmulonePagaoda, drive again to Mankuk village and trek to Nankhan village for our lunch and sightseeing.

After lunch, drive to Machanbaw to visit stone dragon and Gubar historical monument which famous as governor house in the previous time and famous for her location of the river bank. In the late afternoon, take a boat to make Malikha River sightseeing. Visiting Nat Island will be highlight of the day. In the evening, drive back to Putao and Night stop at the same place.

Day 3

Putao- Shankaung village

After breakfast, visit Putao Morning Market and trek to Makyawwa Lisu Village for sightseeing by strolling around the village. And then, drive to Shankhaung village which lies behind the evergreen forest Jade mountain on the north-east point of Putao. On the way, visit MarmuleLizu village, MudoneRawan village. In the evening, arrive at Shangaung village and take a short rest at a Rawan house which lines on the bank of the river. Evening village sightseeing will take you back one century ago. You can visit river site, lize and Rawan traditional houses and their familes. Dinner and night stop at the village will be good experience in northern Myanmar.

Day 4

Shankaung village – Mt. Shankhaung – Putao

In the early morning enjoy your breakfast and start trekking on the shoulder of Mt. Shankhaung which is famous for it’s evergreen rain forest and jade mine. It will be the best trekking and give you nature and wild life experiences. The trek to the summit of Mt.Shangaung with the distance of 10 km will take about 4 hours trek. The first 9 Km will be straight up along the trail winding up to the top of the mountain. After lunch and enjoy the panoramic view of the Putao at the top of the mountain, the trail will go down with 9 km to the village on the same trail. On arrival at the village, take your leisure at Rawan house or along the rocky river. Dinner and night stop will be at the same village.

Day 5

Shanguang – Putao – Mandalay / Yangon

In the early morning, transfer back to Putao to visit the morning market and have breakfast at a local restaurant. After that, visit Hakaborazi and Phoneganrazi national parts wild life education center, ForthHatzand transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Yangon or Mandalay. If time permitted, you will visit a villages to observe daily lifestyle of local people.

About Tour

  • Service Included
  • Services Excluded
  • Term and Condition
  • Information Sheet
  • Price Plan
  • Official licensed English Speaking tour leader who had already passed international first aid trainee course
  • A local leader who speaks local language and had been many times to your destination
  • Cost of all porters who will carry your properties your trek
  • All accommodation as mention in the detail itinerary
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Free drinking water throughout the trek
  • All private vehicles in Putao
  • Travel permit
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flight to Putao
  • Visa fees
  • All beverages
  • Tips to show your gratitude to your guides and porters if you satisfy with them

Flight exclusive trekking holidays:

We show only flight exclusive package rate on this website based on our experiences. Some of our clients want to buy the air ticket on their own or from their agent. On the other site, they want to take flight from their preferred destinations; Myintkyina, Mandalay or Yangon. We offer the best airfare rate just for our clients.

Based on twin share room at hotel and guest house in Putao:

Although hotel accommodation at Putao is offered for your additional night in Putao, we do recommend to stay at local guest houses in Putao to support local people as our mission. All guest houses mention in the web are belong to local community. Staying at one of these two guest house will support local people by promoting responsible tourism in Putao. If you prefer to stay at a guest house, the price will be lower again. For luxury tours and traveler, we offer hotel Putao and Malikha lodge.

Price changes

All the prices mention on our website are correct at the time of mention. And also, the prices may be vary without any notice. But we never change any pricing after making the confirmation of the tour. For our partner and tour operators, we never change the prices ofone year in advance contract.

Important notes for the booking procedure of your trekking trip

We would like to request all of our clients to book this tour at least 90 days prior or more to your arrival date to Myanmar. Less than 90 days will be on request and subject to available of our professional tour leader and accommodation.

Increasing tourist arrival in Putao, you will need to book your tour and flight tickets in advance as early as you can.

Tour CodeMT : 005
GradeWalking and Soft Trekking
Trip Duration5 days / 4 nights
Duration on trek1 days trekking and 3 walking days
Max. Altitude6000 ft if you want to hike to the top of Gade Mountain
Average trekking hour per day and distanceIt will be about 4 – 6 hours
Recommend max group site14 Pax
FitnessThis trekking trip is recommended for anyvisitors who have experiences in trekking or not.So you should be fit as for the other normal classic trip .
Time for the tripFrom October to April are recommended, the best time will be on November, December, January and February.
Weather InfoOctober to April will be hot in the day time but it will be cold in the early morning and late evening. It will be 20oC- 25oC at day time and 3C to10oC at night time normally. June to September will be rain.
Accommodation3 nights at a hotel or guest house in Putao and onenights at local houses in the village.We will provide good sleeping bags and mattresses at the village.
Bathrooms/shower on trekBathroom is available at the villages but not real shower. We do arrange to take a bath and watching the cloth in a private place at village house. Night-stop-villages are located on the bank of a small river, most of our previous guests enjoy their watching the clothes and taking bath on this small river.
Meals infoAll meals are included in your package.
NoticeSand fly and leached will be found on your trekking in lowland,. It could be rain on trekking days ( 10 % ). Most of the time will be in the village. If you want to visit just around Puta town on your own, you don’t need any travel permit from ministry.

To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

Based on twin share accommodation in united state dollars.

Tour CodeTour cost per pax based on USD
MT : 0051950125010901010950920

All of the above mention pricing will validity form 1st Oct, 2015 to 31st May 2016. This pricing is just only for your private tour. If you want to combine with other group, the price will be much lower than as mention.We offer optional Putao sightseeing and additional nights at a hotel or guest house in Putao just for our own clients.

Domestic flight fare will be as follow :

Flight SectorsOne way ticket pricing
Myintkyina – Putao/Putao -Myintkyina 75$
Mandalay – Putao/Putao – Mandalay 130$
Yangon –Putao/Putao-Yangon 195$

All of the above mention rate will effective from 1st Oct, 2015 to  31st March 2016.


Single room supplement in Putao

85 US / room per night at Hotel putao

5 US / night at guest house

Additional Night in Putao

One night accommodation at Hotel Putao is 120 USD / 125 USD per room ( Single / Double )

One night accommodation at a guest house is 45 USD / 75 USD per pax per room ( Single / Double )