10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS PUTAO – THE LAST FRONTIER
Nomung, situated 125 km north of Putao at an altitude of 1.640 feet (500 metres) above sea is the administrative center of the Hkakaborazi National Park system, witnessing heavily forested jungle with rich flora and fauna. Being depot of botany in northern Myanmar having a huge range of flowers including Rhododendron Dendricoala and many deferent species of Begonias etc. 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.
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 to...read more
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 (13 km, one hour). Here we cross Malikha river by newly build suspension bridge...read more
Breakfast and we head north-east towards mountains to our today destination of so-called camp I (17 km, 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 traver...read more
Breakfast and we head east to so-called mountain camp (16 km, 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 ...read more
Breakfast and we head east for the river confluence of Phandum and Kasan (3½ km, 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 an...read more
Breakfast and we bit farewell to local and trek to our final destination at Nomung (16 km, approx. 6 hour). Nomung is the administrative township and situates at 1.640 feet (500 metres) above sea. Along the way we enjoying the site and sounds of the pristine vegetation. We spo...read more
Breakfast and we have had a relaxing day at Nomung. Later we head west and trek to Maza, locates at 3.363 feet (1.025 metres) above sea (11½ km, approx. 5 hour). At first we cross Kasan creek by bridge and then traverse through the plain with paddy fields along the stream. Onc...read more
Breakfast turn your direction to south-west towards Namti, situate at 2.300 feet (701 metres) above sea (19 km, approx. 6 hours). First 6 km will be up hill towards the shoulder of 6.150 feet (1.875 metres) Mt. Babulonhtan (locally known as Noi Ngum) by winding route through i...read more
Breakfast and keep trek through winding mule trek to Namsabum (15 km, approx. 5 hours). Once climb on Noiwinlit Mt. 4.525 feet (1.380 metres) you will see snake like crawling Namti creek down in the bottom of valley from the distance. Once cross Htikha creek by a suspension br...read more
PRICE IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.11.2019 - 31.05.20
Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 3.960 per group
Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 3.840 per group
Personal Items to bring for Trekking
As a general rule when packing for one of our wilderness expeditions please keep personal gear to a minimum. Clothing should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet. Synthetic fibers are preferable to cotton on the river for this reason. For any other personal items not included on our detailed equipment list below, please feel free to contact us directly.
A daypack. It should be a medium volume daypack without a frame, and again, the most important criteria are how well it fits and works.
Lightweight hiking boots or running shoes of good quality and preferably worn in are a must. For people who do not routinely walk in the mountains, light hiking boots are strongly recommended. Heavy mountaineering boots are not recommended.
A sleeping bag. Your sleeping bag should be at least a three-season bag, either down or synthetic filled. If you do not have a sleeping bag we do have them for hire or purchase. A Therma-rest (inflatable sleeping mattress) is provided by Ayeyarwaddy Expeditions for your comfort.
For longer treks and Higher Altitude treks waterproof pants, gaiters, additional socks and thermal hats and gloves are highly recommended.
Lightweight pants and jacket. The brushed nylon pants and windbreakers made by a variety of companies are ideal for trekking and general travel wear.
Long sleeved thermal, top and bottoms (long underwear). These are synthetic clothing such as Patagonia Capaline which maintain their insulating value even when wet, and are therefore ideal for wearing around the campsite and on the river. The zippered turtleneck is particularly handy, as it can be vented and keeps the sun off the back of your neck. Light and medium weight weaves are the handiest.
Socks: Two pairs of polypropylene or polypro mix athletic socks.
Lightweight long sleeved shirt. These are particularly useful as sunscreen in camp. In addition temperatures in the shade remain cool throughout the season
Two cotton T-shirts.
A fleece jacket. Polypropylene is preferable.
A Gore-Tex or similar material raincoat and pants. This will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations. A simple shell design is preferable, as they can be packed away into very small bundles.
Toiletries: keep it to a minimum. Bring plenty of moisturizing lotion.
Spare glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.
Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
Toilet paper and lighter –We do provide it on all trips, but also advise you carry your own supply for convenience. The lighter is for burning the toilet paper after you’ve used it.
Insect Repellent: Our Nam Lang river camp has screened areas where insects are not a problem, but while trekking and rafting in the jungle bring plenty of insect repellent.
Lightweight cotton gloves are also handy as additional insect protection.
Sunscreen (SPF 15 or greater and waterproof) is essential
Lip Balm, SPF 15 minimum
Camera and film. Also bring a good cleaning kit, as field conditions are harsher than in towns. Spare batteries are also handy. There will be waterproof Pelican Cases supplied on the rafting trips. Packets of silica gel will help reduce humidity in the camera case.
Small binoculars for wildlife viewing. If you’re an avid bird watcher you may want to bring a more substantial pair of binoculars with a waterproof case.
Pocketknife or multi-tool.