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5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS PUTAO – THE LISU TRAIL

This short soft adventure trekking includes an overnight in Namhtunkoo, a large Lisu village situate about 19 km west of Putao on the cross road to blazing 11.530 feet (3.514 metres), high Mt. Lancrumadin, one of the prominent mountains in the area. You will also visit Machanbaw, located across Malikha River and Mulashidi, meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. This beautifully set up Lisu village lies 14 km south of Putao connected by 159 metres long suspension bridge and provides a fascinating view to the mountains as a backdrop.

MANDALAY - PUTAO - NAM HTU KOO - MULASHIDI - PUTAO - MACHANBAW - PUTAO - MANDALAY
Day 01 MANDALAY – PUTAO (L, D)

Upon arrival at Putao airport we will be met by Putao Trekking House's representative and transferred to our guest house. 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 e...read more

Day 02 PUTAO – NAMHTUKOO (B, L, D)

Early in the morning we visit Putao market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and we transfer to a suburb village of Par Inn, where we set off our today destination at Namtunkoo Lisu village, situates west of Putao on the cross road to Mt. Lancruma...read more

Day 03 NAM HTU KOO – MULASHIDI – PUTAO (B, L, D)

Breakfast and visit around the village for social and cultural inter-action. We bit good bye to the locals and walk about 45 minutes through the field along Namhtun creek crossing the creek a couple of time. Once we get in to the wildness the terrain immediate become deep up w...read more

Day 04 PUTAO – MACHANBAW – FAIRY ISLAND – MACHANBAW - PUTAO (B, L, D)

Breakfast and excursion by jeep to Machanbaw (23 km, one hour). Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style. We get off at Naungkhine village from where we walk through a suspension bridge span across Malikha River to Machanbaw. Exc...read more

Day 05 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 01.10.2019 - 31.05.2020

 01.10.19-31.10.1901.11.19-29.02.2001.03.20-31.05.20
1 person2.4702.5782.470
2 people1.5861.6521.586
3 people1.2871.3411.287
4 people1.1631.2121.163
5 people1.0941.1401.094
6 people1.0341.0771.034
Single supplement190198190

Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 2.366 per goup

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 2.306 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. 
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.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS PUTAO – THE LISU TRAIL

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