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Madoi Razi Expedition

Sample itinerary - actual may vary

Day 01 Arrival, Putao - 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 - Tahdindum - camp I – (elevation 2000 feet)Putao Trekking House - Camp 1
Early in the morning visit attractive Putao market. After breakfast leave truck to Tahdindum on dirt road which take about one hour. Our adventure starts here as we get off the truck and start trek to camp I, situate at 1960 feet above sea. At first trek goes through lowland crossing a couple smaller creeks. Immediate after challenging cross of 300 feet wide Nanyin creek, we set up our camp. Dinner and overnight at camp I.

Day 03 Camp I - camp II – (elevation 2000 feet to 2450 feet)
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp II, situated at 2453 feet above sea (approx. 8 hour) on the lowland trek. Terrain will be difficult and we will have to cross challenging Marchu creek. We continue trek until we reach Madoi creek which was also equality difficult to get to so-called camp II. Dinner and overnight at Camp II.


Day 04 Camp II - Camp III (aka) Namfa Chaung camp – (elevatPutao Trekking House ion 2450 feet to 2870 feet)
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp III, situates at 2874 feet, along Madoi creek until we reach confluence of Madoi and Namfa creeks. The so-called subnival zone is the one of the first to study the relationship between plants and ultraviolet light and also one of the best fields on earth to observe continuous forest vegetation from the tropical lowland to the tree line and alpine scrub vegetation above. Once we cross Namfa creek we set up camp III. Dinner and overnight at Camp III.


Day 05 Camp III - Camp IV – (elevation 2870 feet to 6000 feet, then to 5400 feet)
Putao Trekking House - Bet-camp-5-camp-6Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp IV situates at 5404 feet above sea (approx. 7 hour). Actual ascending starts from here as we trek up along small stream coming straight down from the mountains. After a challenging uphill trek through 6000 feet ridge of the mountain to reach at camp IV. In total our journey involve a slight descend but quite significant ascend. At this stage we witness a rich alpine range land habitats for numerous species of wildlife. Many of which are endangered and for a wealth of plant species. Dinner and overnight at Camp IV.

Day 06 Camp IV - Camp V – (elevation 5400 feet to 1075 fePutao Trekking House et and then to 9200 feet)
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp V situates at 9165 feet above sea (approx. 8 hour). By far today destination is challenging one as we first descend 1076 feet, ascend up to 4649 feet and all the way to the camp elevation. Here we witness Alpine - Himalaya meadow ecosystem of Madaing Razi with both its new and old floras and its abundant floristic components is one of the Myanmar’s biggest treasure-house of plant resources. We should arrive relatively early but our team do need some time to fetch water as they have to about one mile to get some water. Dinner and overnight at Camp V
 water. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Putao Trekking House - Camp 6Day 07 Camp V - Camp VI – (elevation 9200 feet to 11650 feet)
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp VI, situates at 11652 feet above sea (approx. 8 hour). Here we notice most alpine plants are dwarfish, considerable number of curious gigantic plants as snowball, glasshouse plants which are indigenous of Myanmar section of Eastern Himalaya. This camp has a small water pond thus getting water was not a problem at this point. Dinner and overnight Camp VI.

Day 08 Camp VI - Camp VII snow line – (elevation 11650 feePutao Trekking House - Camp 7t to 12800 feet)
Breakfast and we enjoy beautiful surrounding having pine elevation leaving the tree line below. We set off for our today destination at camp VI situates at 12811 feet above sea (approx. 6 hour). On the way we notice a unique character of Eastern-Himalaya flora. By mean of minimizing their body size by minimizing their own physiological necessities. They keep their entomophiles flowers large to attract pollinators. Dwarf plants with large flower-head can be seen in the upper alpine zone, above 15000 feet of the Madoi Madaing Razi. We rest through the afternoon acclimatising the height. Here located renowned Madoi pond (as known as Nanda Kan) which was exactly one mile in diameter. Dinner and overnight at Camp VII.

 Putao Trekking House - Camp 6Day 09 Camp VII - Camp VIII (aka) Big Pond camp – (elevation 11650 feet to 13600 feet)
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp VIII, situates at 13613 feet above sea (approx. 8 hour). We notice in the alpine region above 13000 feet in the Himalaya, temperature hardly goes below 15 degree Celsius even at the height of summer days and the lowest air temperature is below – 10 degree Celsius. Several other plants are also known to have adaptations to keep their flowers warm, translucent bracts of Rheum nubile are such a mechanism to effectively keep the reproductive organs warm to warm to ensure reproduction in the cold summer environment of the Himalaya. Here located a pond which is twice larger then Madoi pond. Dinner and overnight at Camp VIII.

Day 10 Camp IIIV - Mt. Madoi summit - Camp VI – (elevatiPutao Trekking House - Summiton 13600 feet to 15200 feet then to 11650 feet)
Early in the morning we set off for the summit at 15146 feet above sea, which take us somewhere between 2 and 4 hour depending on the weather condition through the challenging terrain. Weather gets gusty thus we had to summit carefully. Once we are at summit, we spend some time and return back to camp VIII. Light meal and return back to camp VI passing through camp VII. Dinner and overnight at Camp VI. 


Day 11 Camp - IIV - Camp V

Breakfast and we continue descend till we reach at camp V. Most of the journey is down hill thus we gain much speed but more strenuous balancing ourselves. As usual we enjoy beautiful flora and fauna of Eastern Himalayas as we trek. Dinner and overnight in tents.
 Putao Trekking House - Summit from Camp 6


Day 12 Camp V - Camp III

Breakfast and we keep trek back to our today destination at camp III, which should take us about 6 hours. We have dinner and overnight in tents.



Day 13 Camp III - Camp I

Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at camp I, passing through low land scarf forests, crossing a number of challenging creeks. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 14 Camp I - Htadindum - PutaoPutao Trekking House
Breakfast and we set off for our today destination at Htadindum through tropical low land scarf forests (approx. 7 hour). Here we hopped on awaited truck and set off for Putao. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.



Day 15 Departure
Breakfast and perhaps a second visit to Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by our guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.


 

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