|Tour Program Name||Introduction to Paradise of Eastern Himalayas|
|Type||Soft Adventure Trekking|
|Coverage||Yangon – Putao – Shangaung – Kaungmulone – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Hopaing – Mudon – Putao – Yangon|
|Duration||07 Day – 06 Night|
|A scenic beauty of the Putao plain!|
|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|
By jeep to Htawadum, excursion Kaungmulone, boat to Nat Kyun from Machanbaw,
jeep/coach to Mulashidi, excursion and return back to Putao
|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|
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.
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.