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12 DAYS MT. PHONYIN RAZI

Towering 14.050 feet (4.282 metres) above the sea is one of the most beautiful peaks to scale in the region. The unique pattern of Eastern Edged of Himalaya is extraordinary unique floristic region which can represent the region around the central Asiatic highland and continuous Eastern Edged of Himalaya. Generally covered with snow between November and May is about 80 kilometer North - East of Putao.

MANDALAY - PUTAO - SHANGAUNG - WASUNDUM - AWADUM - KALANG - ZIYADUM - CAMP I - CAMP III - BASE CAMP - SUMMIT - BASE CAMP - CAMP II - ZIYADUM - WASANDUM - 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 - WASANDUM (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, 17 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 WASANDUM – 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 – CAMP I (elevation 3.540 feet (1.079 metres) to 4.980 feet (1.518 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and we set off for camp I, located at 4.980 feet (1.518 metres) above sea (approx. 5 hour) by the side of Phangran creek. After two hour walking reach to confluence of Phonyin and Phangran creeks. Here we cross Phonyin creek by bridge and keep trek up and down along ...read more

Day 05 CAMP I – CAMP III (elevation 4.980 feet (1.518 metres) to 8.020 feet (2.445 metres), then to 10.000 feet (3.048 metres) (B, L, D)

We enjoy morning beauty of the nature surrounding while our team prepare breakfast for us. Breakfast and we set off for camp II, situates at 8.016 feet (2.444 metres) above sea (approx. 2 hour) along the route steadily ascending. Lunch stop and continue our today destination c...read more

Day 06 CAMP III – BASE CAMP (elevation 10.000 feet (3.048 metres) to 12.000 feet (3.658 metres) (B, L, D)

Breakfast and set off for today destination at base camp, locates at 12.000 feet (3.658 metres) above sea, (approx. 7 hour). At this point trek become challenging going up and down rapidly. As we gain altitude the climb becomes deeper and strenuous. We reach the base camp afte...read more

Day 07 BASE CAMP – SUMMIT – BASE CAMP (elevation 12.000 feet (3.658 metres) to 14.050 feet (4.282 metres), then to 12.000 feet (3.658 metres) (B, L, D)

Early in the morning we set off for the summit at 14.050 feet (4.282 metres) above sea (3 to 7 hour). Just about one hour climb to reach on the glacier from where we see a beautiful lake down. If the weather clear we enjoy the view of the many other snowcapped mountains in the...read more

Day 08 BASE CAMP - CAMP III – CAMP II (B, L, D)

We bit farewell to Phonyin Razi and set off for our destination camp II passing by camp III which should take us a good 7 hours. Our return journey will be no easier having descended quite rapidly although it was not as strenuous as up journeys. Dinner and overnight at camp....read more

Day 09 CAMP II – ZIYADUM (B, L, D)

We listen to the bird's call and enjoy the environment. We have a rather relax morning as the distance to day will be much shorter. After early lunch and set off for Ziyadum through the trek ups and down the valley. After a last up hill trek we reached to Ziya plateau with a s...read more

Day 10 ZIYADUM – KALANG - WASANDUM (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 Phangr...read more

Day 11 WASANDUM – 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 uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before continuing rapidly downhill to Shangaung where our driver meets us and takes us back to Putao. Di...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 person4.8374.636
2 people3.2313.101
3 people2.6162.511
4 people2.3442.250
5 people2.2062.118
6 people2.0972.013
Single supplement198190

Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 4.650 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 4.506 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 MT. PHONYIN RAZI

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