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The Last Frontier (Adventure Trekking)

Suggested itinerary - actual may vary


Day 01 Arrival, Putao
Upon arrival at Putao airport we will be met by 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. 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 02 Putao - Kanugmulone – Pansat
Early in the morning we visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road toward Htawadum (8 mile, one hour). Here we cross Malikha river by newly build suspension bridge and continue travel to Kaungmulone Pagoda site, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. From here we head toward north and walk to Pansat, located at 1312 feet above sea (8 mile, approx. 4 hour). We pass small villages such as Ngwa Saga, Nam Buyan, Zu Ka and Mano crossing several suspension bridges. Pansat, predominantly Rawan tribal village parched by the Malikha River under beautiful Namhti Mountain range. Dinner and overnight at local home.

Day 03 Pansat – Camp I (elevation 1310 feet to 2789 feet) xxx
Breakfast and we head north-east towards mountains to our today destination of so-called camp I (10½ mile, approx. 6 hour). Our trek goes through valley along the creek and relatively easy compare to trek we are about to encounter next a couple of days. Most of the part we traverse huge meadow of tropical rain forests witness thick groove of rattan and vine at the bottom of extremely large trees. Tonight we will us the camp constructed by the construction company when they build the trek path. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 04 Camp I – Camp II (elevation 2789 feet to 5544 feet and then to 3340 feet)
Breakfast and we head east to so-called mountain camp (6 mile, approx. 4 hour). Trek goes straight up hill immediate after we start but soon we find ourselves walking on the shoulder of the ridge enjoy the view of snow-capped mountain in the far-east towards China border. Once we get in to some challenging spots crossing stone boulder and narrow cliff, we find quite enjoyable trail through the valley. Lunch stop and we continue trek to our today destination at camp II (3½ mile, approx. 2 hour). Trail usually goes gently ups and downs through the valley often infested with large bamboo grove. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 05 Camp II – Ko Hti – Htonlardum
(elevation 3340 feet to 2987 feet and then to 2198 feet)

Breakfast and we head east for the river confluence of Phandum and Kasan (2.18 mile, approx. 1 hour) through the valley infested with thick rain forests and bamboo groove. Once we cross the river with make ship Bamboo Bridge we ten get in to a vast of plain with high vegetation and soon after we encounter human settlement of Ko Hti village (4 mile, approx. 2 hour) from where merely a 30 minute trek gets us to our today destination at Htondum village. We have a late lunch and interact with friendly local community at the village. Dinner and over at local home.

Day 06 Htonlardum – Nomung (elevation 2198 feet to 1640 feet)
Breakfast and we bit farewell to local and trek to our final destination at Nomung (10 mile, approx. 6 hour). Nomung is the administrative township and situates at 1640 feet above sea. Along the way we enjoying the site and sounds of the pristine vegetation. We spot many beautiful birds and orchids hanging on the large trees. Once we descend towards lowland we trek along the creek with plantations belong to the village. Lunch at restaurant and we enjoy an easy afternoon culturally and socially interaction with the locals. Dinner and overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 07 Nomung – Maza (elevation 1640 feet to 3176 feet)
Breakfast and we have had a relaxing day at Nomung. Later we head west and trek to Maza, locates at 3363 feet above sea (7 mile, approx. 5 hour). At first we cross Kasan creek by bridge and then traverse through the plain with paddy fields along the stream. Once we left to valley turning south our trail goes constantly uphill all the way to Maza camp. Maza has two different camp constructed by road construction company and local Christian Church. Dinner and overnight at camp house.

Day 08 Maza – Namti (elevation 3176 feet to 5754 feet and then to 2972 feet)
Breakfast and we turn our direction to south-west towards Namti, situate at 2972 feet above sea. At first we trek through winding uphill trek all the way to the shoulder of Mt. Babulonhtan (locally known as Noingum) at 5754 feet above sea (3½ mile, approx. 2½ hour). Along the way we witness different species of orchid along with birds. On a clear day we enjoy a spectacular view of snowcapped Mountains in the far north. This is the very place that well-known botanist Frank Kingdon Ward has found many rare species of orchids during his botanic survey in 1920. Some of the rare orchids such as Phiopedilum Wadii or Cypripedium Wardlamon (generally known as black orchid) has been named after the founder believe can only be seen in Myanmar. Beside black orchid there are many different species of orchids can be found here such as Indrovian, Clanthi, Simpidium, and Simpripedium etc. Noiwinlit and Babulonhtan valley actually is the depot of botany in northern Myanmar having a huge range of flowers. From here we trek downhill through heavily forested route to our today destination at Manti camp, situated at 2972 feet above sea (7 mile, approx. 4 hour). Dinner and overnight at camp house.
 
Day 09 Namhti - Namsabum – Putao (elevation 2972 feet to 1883 feet then 1499 feet)
Breakfast and we keep trek through winding mule trek to Namsabum, locates at 1883 feet above sea (10 mile, approx. 6 hour). Once we climb on Noiwinlit Mt. 3278 feet, we see snake like crawling Namti creek down in the bottom of valley. Once we cross Htikha creek by a suspension bridge the trek goes through up hills and then to downhill all the way to Namsabum. On the way we witness heavily forested jungle and groups of monkeys jumping around making loud noise. Here we meet our await jeep and travel back to Putao after crossing Malikha river by suspension bridge. Dinner and Overnight at Putao Lodge.
 
Day 10 Departure
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by our guide. Lunch and we transfer to airport for our onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.


 

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