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12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS MT. PHONGUN RAZI

Towering 11.430 feet (3.485 metres) above the sea situates in the Putao region is the most suitable peak to climb among the many peaks in the region. Generally covered with snow between November and May is about 80 kilometer North West of Putao near Myanmar - Indian border. The remoteness and difficult accessibility of the region has helped to maintain the pristine purity of it forest and eco-systems. The richness of it's biodiversity deserves to be maintained and fostered in the interest of coming generations and present unparalleled opportunities to present-day professionals in the field of zoology, botany, forestry, environmental protection, conservation and ecology as well as hardy eco-tourists and mountaineers who prefer the challenge of a testing back-packing trip in the mountain fastness of Myanmar to a tour of routine attractions in the more accessible urban centers.

MANDALAY - PUTAO - SHANGAUNG - WASUNDUM - AWADUM - ZIYADUM - CHAUNGZONE - LOWER THITPINGYI - UPPER THITPINGYI - KHANTAUTMYIT - SNOW LINE - MT. PHONGUN SUMMIT - KHANTAUTMYIT - THITPINGYI - CHAUNGZONE - ZIYADUM - WASUNDUM - SHANGAUNG - PUTAO - MANDALAY
Day 01 MANDALAY – PUTAO (D)

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. Pu...read more

Day 02 PUTAO – SHANGAUNG – WASUNDUM (elevation 1.450 feet (442 metres) to 4.600 feet (1.402 metres), then to 2.850 feet (869 metres) (B, L, D)

Early in the morning we visit attractive Putao market often fills with colorful ethnic minorities. Later we depart by jeep to upper Shangaung, 12 km through the valley across several smaller villages and open fields. Our adventure starts as we get off the jeep and start trek t...read more

Day 03 WASUNDUM – AWADUM – ZIYADUM (elevation 2.850 feet (869 metres) to 3.540 feet (1.079 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we trek to our today destination at Ziyadum, located at 3.540 feet (1.079 metres) above sea. At first we cross Namro creek to Awadum I (5 km, approx. 2 hour). Awadum is mainly inhabited by Lisu and separate in to two by a large paddy field. From here we walk pass...read more

Day 04 ZIYADUM – CHAUNGZONE– LOWER THITPINGYI (elevation 3.540 feet (1.079 metres) to 4.800 feet (1.463 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and continue trek to Chaungzone (10 km, approx. 3 hour) leaving human inhabitant behind. At first we cross Phangran creek by a suspension bridge and trek through tropical rain forests with slightly ups and downs. Lunch stop and continue trek, cross another suspension...read more

Day 05 LOWER THITPINGYI – UPPER THITPINGYI - KHANTAUTMYIT (elevation 4.800 feet (1.463 metres) to 8.500 feet (2.591 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and continue trek uphill to upper Thitpingyi camp (2½ mile, approx. one hour) along the mule trek. From here we are on the jungle trail through Khantautmyit camp, situates at 8.500 feet (2.591 metres) above sea (5 km, approx. 3 hour). As we traverses further we get o...read more

Day 06 KHANTAUTMYIT – SNOW LINE (elevation 8.500 feet (2.591 metres) to 10.000 feet (3.048 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we continue trek to snow line, elevation 10.000 feet (3.048 metres) above sea (6½ km, approx. 4 hour) trek depends on camp site location. Trek route will be a challenging one with narrow line however beautiful pine elevation with moist upper deciduous forest yet ...read more

Day 07 SNOW LINE - MT. PHONGUN SUMMIT – KHANTAUTMYIT (elevation 10.000 feet (3.048 metres) to 11.900 feet (3.627 metres), then to 8.500 feet (2.591 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we prepare ourselves to scale the summit of Mt. Phongun at 11.920 feet (3.627 metres) above sea. The distance is just little over 3½ km, but depending on snow conditions, it could take us anything between 3 to 5 hours. Also the time we could spend at the summit w...read more

Day 08 KHAN TAUT MYIT CAMP – THITPINGYI (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we relax through the morning admiring the fantastic surrounding. After early lunch we trek back to Thitpingyi camp through the trek winding ups and downs with constantly changing topography, flora and fauna. The trek is relatively easy as we will be mostly on mul...read more

Day 09 THITPINGYI – CHAUNGZONE – ZIYADUM (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we shall be heading for Ziyadum passing Chaungzone camp through nice and easy downhill on mule trek. Once we cross Namya creek by suspension bridge we get in to dense evergreen forest and route goes through winding along Phangran creek with ups and downs. Hot sho...read more

Day 10 ZIYADUM – KALANG - WASUNDUM (trek) (B, L, D)

We have a lazy morning to enjoy the site and sounds of this frontier environment. After early lunch we bid farewell to the locals and head back to Wasandum. Here we took a different route which goes through Kalang (6½ km, approx. 2 hour) through primary forests and cross Phang...read more

Day 11 WASUNDUM – SHANGAUNG - PUTAO (B, L, D)

Having left the wilderness behind and returning to the clutches of human civilization. As soon as we start the trek goes challenging trek uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before rapidly downhill to Shangaung where our jeep would meets us and takes us back to Putao. Dinn...read more

Day 12 PUTAO – MANDALAY (B, L)

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 flight to Mandalay.

PRICE IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.11.2019 - 31.05.2020

 01.11.19-29.02.2001.03.20-31.05.20
1 person4.5284.339
2 persons3.0462.924
3 persons2.4782.379
4 persons2.2302.141
5 persons2.1052.021
6 persons2.0051.925
Single supplement198190

Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 4.418 per group
Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 4.274 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.   
Cotton underwear.
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.
Small Towel
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.  
Water bottle 
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


Optional: 
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.

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS MT. PHONGUN RAZI

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