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The Last Village (Soft Adventure Trekking)

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. 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 - Shangaung – Wasandum - (elevation 1450 feet to 4600 feet, then to 2840 feet)
Early in the morning we visit attractive Putao market often fills with colorful ethnic minorities. Later we depart by jeep to upper Shangaung, 10˝ mile through the valley across several smaller villages and open fields. Our adventure starts as we get off the jeep and start trek to Wasandum, located at 2844 feet above sea. This is consider a challenging trek as not only it goes toward the shoulder of Mt, Shangaung at 4606 feet (14˝ mile, approx. 7 hour). First 6 mile will be straight up along the trail winding up to the top of Mt. Shangaung from then trail goes all the way down to Wasandum located at the Valley of Namro River. Though the trek itself is challenging but we enjoy the trek goes deep in to primary forests where we see many birds and heard sounds of monkeys in the near distance. Wasandum is a small Rawan tribe village situates by Namro creek. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum guest house.

Day 03 Wasandum - Awadum – Ziyadum - (elevation 2840 feet to 3540 feet)
Breakfast and we trek to our today destination at Ziyadum, located at 3540 feet above sea. At first we cross Namro creek to Awadum I (3 mile, approx. 2 hour). Awadum is mainly inhabited by Lisu and separate in to two by a large paddy field. From here we walk pass vast paddy field to Awadum II (1˝ mile, approx. one hour). From here the trail goes through lush evergreen forests and enjoyable scenery towards Ziyadum (5˝ mile, approx. 3 hour). Ziyadum is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribes. After a brief fresh up we visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with a blazing snow Mountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek. Dinner and overnight at Ziyadum guest house.

Day 04 Ziyadum – Kalang - Wasandum
Breakfast and relax in the morning. Here we interact with locals over social and cultural and later visit Ziya river and enjoy the mountain views, listen to the birds call etc. After an early lunch we bid farewell to the locals and head back to Wasandum. Here we took a different route which goes through Kalang (4 mile, approx. 2 hour) through primary forests and cross Phangran creek with suspension bridge. After Kalang we again had to cross another suspension bridge which span Namlang (Mula) river to Awadum I (7 mile, approx. 3 hour). We have lunch at this village and later trek back to our Wasandum guest house (3 mile, approx. 1˝ hour) for the night. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum guest house.

Day 05 Wasandum – Shangaung – Putao
Having left the wilderness behind and returning to the clutches of human civilization. As soon as we start the trek goes challenging uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before continuing rapidly downhill to Shangaung where our driver meets us and takes us back to Putao. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.


Day 06 Putao – Namkham - Machanbaw – Fairy Island - Mulashidi
– Putao
Breakfast and we depart by jeep through Putao plain to Kaungmulone Pagoda site (8 mile, approx. one hour). Kaungmulone Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. From here we travel by jeep to Machanbaw via Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “Golden River” has become the center of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus today famous for its sweet fruits production. We visit Machanbaw town and market and later board on local fishermen boat for our downstream journey along Malikha River to so-called Fairy Island through beautiful wilderness surrounding having high reef with lush tropical forests. We have pack lunch on site and afternoon travel up river to the jetty where our jeep meets us and take us to Mulashidi (21 mile, one hour), meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River” has been over 50 year since it built by the missionary. Walk around this unique village and enjoy scenery from Mulashidi suspension bridge which spends across Mula River. Here we visit the Church and remaining of the home belong to Father Robert Moss, who introduce Rawan and Lisu tribe to the region. Return back to Putao and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.


Day 07 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 afternoon transfer to airport for our onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.
 

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