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A Journey through Adung Long Valley

Sample itinerary - actual may vary

Day 01 Arrival, Putao
Upon arrival at Putao airport we will be met by Putao Trekking House's representative and transferred to our lodge. 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. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

Day 02 Putao - Machanbaw - Alangga – Htangga (37 mile)
Breakfast and we meet up with the rest of the expedition staff and proceed to Machanbaw, a small administrative town connected by 211 meter long Malikha suspension bridge. Here we meet our truck and continue our challenging truck journey towards mountains. At first we have a diversion at Kasan creek to arrive Alangga, located 1470 feet above sea. The drive was cchallenging but interesting through winding road snakes its way through the mountain ranges, streams and waterfalls. Had lunch stop and continue our truck journey to Htangga, located at 2000 feet above sea by the side of Kasan creek. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 03 Htangga – Uringga – Babaw - Ratbaw (27½ mile)
Had an early breakfast and hopped on our truck and headed for our today destination at Ratbaw situates at 1758 feet passing through Uringga and Babaw. As we traverse the mountain ridges the forest gets varied and view splendid. As soon as we reach Ratbaw we get off the truck and walk around a bit of the village as we need to stretch up since riding rather uncomfortably last two days. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 04 Ratbaw - Gattu - Langsahtu - (elevation 1760 to 1800 feet)
We bit good bye to our driver and crossing suspension bridge which spans Kasan creek. From here we walk along the dirt road to Gattu, situate at 1750 feet above sea (5 mile, approx. 3 hour). Lunch stop and we continue trek to Langsahtu, situates at 1800 feet above sea (3 mile, approx. 1½ hour). Again through the open field with occasion tropical forests along Kasan creek. Though we walk along the valley the Mountain View however has been fantastic. There were some smaller villages and some paddy fields to cross. It was first day of actual trek and kind of nice stretching out ourselves since we have had quite tiring journey by truck last a couple of days. Had an early dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 05 Langsahtu - Gawle - (elevation 1800 to 2100 feet)
Breakfast and we walk again along dirt road to our today destination at Gawle, situates at 2100 feet above sea (8 mile, approx. 5 hour) with similar trial through endless valley, open with fields enjoying the mountain view of both side. Late lunch and we visit around the village. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 06 Gawle – Singzang - (elevation 2100 to 3840 feet)
Breakfast and we walk along dirt road to Singzang, situates at 3838 feet above sea (9 mile, approx. 5 hour). First part of the trail about 3 mile is relatively on flat land but once we cross a small suspension bridge, the trail goes straight uphill. Here we witness dense evergreen forests fill with high reef and beautiful waterfalls. Legendary British explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward passed through this area in the 1920’s and described the area as one of the most beautiful places he had ever been, walking through a living paradise of old growth climax forest. Lunch stop and after several winding trails we finally arrived our destination at Singzang. We had relax through the afternoon before dinner. Overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company located at the edge of the slope.

Day 07 Singzang - Pangnamdim - (elevation 3840 to 5840, then to 3200 feet)
Breakfast and head for our today destination at Pangnamdim (10 mile, approx. 5 hour) along the bike trail, goes steady uphill trail passing through 5840 feet high Wipiep Razi ridge that separates us from Malikha and Maykha valley. Along the way we witness gorges Mountain View fill with several waterfalls and wild orchid hanging on the trees. Upon cresting the top of the hill we catch our first glimpse of the Maykha River snaking below. After an extremely steep up, we descent winding through thick jungle we finally cross Maykha (as known as) Nantaming River by suspension bridge to reach Pangnamdim. Pangnamdim, situates at 3200 feet above sea is the administrative town which is the gateway of Hkakaborazi National Park. Parched peacefully next to Maykha River flowing crystal clear beneath suspension bridge. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 08 Pangnamdim - Lonat - (elevation 3200 to 3400 feet)
Breakfast and we head for Lonat, situates at 3400 feet above sea (8½ mile, approx. 4½ hour) through the path goes along the Maykha riverbank and mountain ridges alternatively. We have lunch at river bank and after crossing small suspension bridges we arrived Lonat. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 09 Lonat - Ngawa - (elevation 3400 to 3640 feet)
Breakfast and we trek along the valley to our today destination Ngawa (8 mile, approx. 5 hour). The path goes along the riverbank and mountain ridges alternatively. We have lunch along the way and after crossing small suspension bridges we arrive Ngawa, situates at 3460 feet above sea is the last paddy-producing village in the area. Here we witness several hydro rice pounding machine busy with pounding the rice. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 10 Ngawa - Wansiwang - (elevation 3640 to 3550 feet)
Breakfast and we head to Wansiwang, situates at 3537 feet above sea (8½ mile, approx. 5 hour), At first we trek upstream alongside the fast flowing Maykha River through bamboo grove. After crossing Dazun River by suspension bridge we arrived Wansiwang camp. We have a relaxing afternoon and spend the night at the camp provided by Construction Company.

Day 11 Wansiwang - Gawai (elevation 3550 to 3800 feet)
Breakfast and we left Wansiwang at for Gawai (5½ mile, approx. 3 hour), situates at 3806 feet above sea through the path winds up downhill and along the mountain spine. We have a relaxing afternoon. Dinner and overnight at local home.


Day 12 Gawai - Dazungdum (elevation 3800 to 3740, and then to 4230 feet)
Breakfast and we headed for our today destination at Dazungdum (13 mile, approx. 7 hour). First we trek through the difficult narrow mountain path and after about one mile we cross a suspension bridge to reach a newly build Tae Inn Htu camp. We had lunch here and trek through deep in the Adonglong valley through the difficult narrow mountain path. After crossing Seinkhuwan creek by a suspension bridge, we reach Dazungdam, beautifully parched at 4226 feet above sea at the confluence of Seinkhuwan & Adonglong Rivers which later forms Maykha (as known as Namtaming River). Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 13 Dazungdam - Dazuhtu (elevation 4230 to 4450 feet)
Breakfast and trek to Dazuhtu, situates at 4450 feet above sea on the eastern bank of Tadunwan River, near the confluence of Tashuwang & Adonglong rivers (7 mile, approx. 4 hour). Just before reach the village we had to cross Adonglong via suspension bridge to get to village and relax through the day. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 14 Dazuhtu – Hkrawang - Dahaungdum (elevation 4450 to 4500, then to 6060 feet)
We left Tazuhtu for Hkrawang (as known as) Adundam, situate at 4520 feet above sea beyond the Adundam River and accessed on a suspension bridge (7 mile, approx. 4 hour). There are beautiful panoramic sceneries of patches of waterfall, pine trees, plantations and bare hilltops. Hkrawang is famous for its inhabitant of extremely rare "Tarong" dwarves who mainly live on wheat & maize. We had an opportunity to interact with this unique tribe through our local guide. From here we continue trek to our destination at Dahaungdum (5½ mile, approx. 3 hour). Here we again cross the same bridge that we crossed yesterday. Dahaungdam is the only Buddhist village (except Guba and Madin) in the area. Just before we reach the village we had to cross another suspension bridge cross over Adonglong River. Dahaungdam, situates at 6060 feet above sea is inhabited mainly by Tibetans and composed of 20 wooden houses and one Buddhist monastery. This is the last village to be found on the Himalayan trek. We had dinner and overnight at brother of Mr. Namah Gyan Sein, the only local ever to conquer Mt. Hkakaborazi in 1996 along with Japanese veteran climber Mr. Takashi Osaki. Dinner and overnight at local home.
 

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Beyond the Last Village - Hkakaborazi Base camp trek

Day 15 Dahawndam – Hkrawng - Htalahtu
We have a relaxing morning at the last village. After early lunch we trek back to Htalahtu via Hkrawng spending some times with unique "Tarong" tribe. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 16 Htalahtu - Dazungdam - Tae Inn Htu
Breakfast and we trek Tae Inn Htu new camp via Dazungdam. Route descending steady further back down Dazungdam from here on in the altitude remains fairly constant and steady. Dinner and overnight at the camp provided by Construction Company.
 

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Switzerland of Myanmar

Day 17 Tae Inn Htu – Gawai - Wangsiwang

Breakfast and we head for Wangsiwang via Gawai through the trail follows the Maykha Valley, crossing small rattan suspension bridges. The second part of the trail goes down stream alongside of the fast flowing Namtamai River through the trail continues down the Maykha valley crossing more suspension bridges. Dinner and overnight at camp. Dinner and overnight at the camp provided by Construction Company.

Day 18 Wangsiwang - Ngawa
Breakfast and we trek back to Ngawa with the same route that we had before. Dinner and oovernight at local home.

Day 19 Ngawa - Lonat - Pangnamdim
Breakfast and we trek down steady to Lonat and then continue trek to Pangnamdim through the trail follows the Maykha Valley for the last time as we once more reach the entrance to the Hkakaborazi National Park, where we first glimpsed the start of the mighty Maykha River ten days ago. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 20 Pangnamdim - Singzang
We have an easy morning and trek back to Singzang climbing out of the Maykha Valley over the pass and head back towards the Putao Valley. Overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company located at the edge of the slope.

Day 21 Singzanghku - Gawlehtu – Langsahtu
Breakfast and we have a downhill trek back to Gawlehtu. Our second stretch of the trek would be through endless valley, open with fields enjoying the mountain view of both side. Dinner and overnight at guest house provided by Construction Company.

Day 22 Langsahtu - Ratbaw
Today is not only our last day of trek as we travel by truck back to Putao for the rest of the journey home. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 23/24 Ratbaw - Putao
Have breakfast and ready for next two bumpy and shaking rugged truck journey back to Putao slowly passing through Magwiza, Babaw, U Rainga and Htangga and Alangga villages. Here we will realize how nice to have the comfort of a warm shower and a soft bed. Overnight at Putao trekking house.

Day 25 Putao
Breakfast and relax through the morning. Afternoon we visit in and around Putao. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

Day 26 Onward departure
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute visit at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by your guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.
 

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