Tour Program Name Introduction to Paradise of Eastern Himalayas
Type Soft Adventure Trekking
Trip Code VM12
Coverage Yangon – Putao – Shangaung – Kaungmulone – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Hopaing – Mudon – Putao – Yangon
Duration 07 Day – 06 Night
Availability Throughout Year
Grade Easy
A scenic beauty of the Putao plain!
  • Situate 457 meters above sea level, lies in a flat valley, famous as a jumping-off point for trekkers who want to explore the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains.
  • Said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. Machanbaw: Located across Malikha River, connected by beautiful Malikha suspension bridge.
  • Meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. Beautifully set up Lisu village lies 14 km south of Putao connected by 159 meters long suspension bridge and provides a fascinating view to the mountains as a backdrop.
  • Shangaung is one of the big villages on the vicinity of Putao inhabitant of both Lisu and Rawan tribes.

Draft itinerary

Day Particular of Itinerary Overnight
01 Arrival in Yangon. Transfer to your hotel. Hotel 99
02 Take domestics flight to Putao. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Walking tour in and around Putao Putao Lodge
03 Shangaung village excursion Putao Lodge
04 By jeep to Htawadum, excursion Kaungmulone, boat to Nat Kyun from Machanbaw,
jeep/coach to Mulashidi, excursion and return back to Putao
Putao Lodge
05 Walking tour to Hopaing and Mudon villages Putao Lodge
06 Fly back to Yangon. Visit Shwedagon pagoda. Hotel 99
07 Yangon sightseeing and transfer to airport for your int’l flight departure End of service
  • Ground transport (coach, jeep, boat)
  • Accommodation (Hotel 99, Putao Lodge)
  • Station English Language Guide
  • Full board meal as per itinerary, safe drinking water
  • Visa fee to Myanmar
  • Domestics Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guide etc.,
  • Any cost associated with transportation of the equipment (except for personal use which is necessary for the trek)

Remark – Although costing is based on minimum one person, Vimyan Tour reserves the right to combine
to make descent group size due to shortage of trek leaders and support staff.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01- Arrive in Yangon (–/–/ Dinner)

Arrive at Yangon International airport, meet and welcome by your guide. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 02 – Yangon – Putao (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Fly to Putao. Meet and greet by hotel's representative upon arrival at Putao airport and transferred to lodge, which lies under a shady park. Putao 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 etc. Putao town and fort was built during 1914-15 by Commissioner Mr. Hertz along with Fort which later known as Fort Hertz. Later a Missionary basing the Rawan and Lisu tribe as initial and introduce Grapefruit, Washington Naval, Vlincha Orange, Ruby Oranges, King Orange and King Mandarin plus America Lime were introduced. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

DAY 03 – Putao – Shangaung – Putao (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Travel 10 ½ miles by car today to a small village located at the foot hill of a Mountain called Shangaung. The locals here are extremely welcoming, especially the little ones. Spend some time in the village observing the daily lives of these northerners. There are a few walking trails that you can chose from here. For those strong willed adventurers we recommend attempting Mt. Shangaung which sits at 4606ft above sea level. Return back to Putao Lodge in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

DAY 04 – Putao – Kanugmulon – Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Early in the morning walk to Putao market, later depart by jeep/coach through the vast Putao plain to Htawadum (14 km, approx. one hour). Here we visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. From here we board on local fishermen boats and sail downstream along famous Malikha River to Machanbaw (approx. one hour). Machanbaw, a charming administrative town with beautifully set up in colonial style. We visit in and around town and later walk across suspension bridge and hop on waiting coach which takes us to Mulashidi, (20 mile, and approx. one hour). Mulashidi, meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. Here we visit another suspension bridge across Mula River and enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao and check in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

Day 05 – Walking tour to Community Villages (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast and we walk to Lonsut village, through vast paddy fields, cross over Namhtun creek and walk up to small plateau for a nice over view of Putao valley. Continue walk through beautiful bamboo grove to Hopaing Shan village. Here we visit Buddhist Monastery where we have the opportunity of meeting friendly Hkamti Shan people. Our return walk would be along Namhtun creek with optional visit to some of the Lisu villages on the way. Afternoon we visit Putaung village through paddy field and gardens having small Buddhist Shrine with a back drop of snowcapped Mountains far in the horizon. Return back to Putao and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

DAY 06 – Putao – Yangon (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by our guide. After an early lunch, fly back to Yangon. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most popular tourist attraction in Yangon. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 07 – Yangon Departure (Breakfast/Lunch/–)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Then, visit Kandawgyi Park which is the best recreation place with the beautiful landscape in Yangon and photo stop at Karaweik. Continued shopping at some famous gems and souvenir shops and also at Myanmar Plaza.

Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda which is the largest marble Buddha image in Myanmar, is situated near airport and see the white elephants on Mindama hill near this pagoda and transfer to airport for departure.