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Tour Code No. (AYDM-03)/ Tour Possibility Period (November to May)
Note: For 2013 – 2014 Putao Trekking Tours, flights are on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays only!
Yangon – Putao – Shangaung – Warsandan village – Ziyar village – Chaungzone camp – Thitpingyi-Khan Thauk Myint camp – Snowline camp – Summit – Snowline Camp – Khanthaukmyint camp – Thitpingyi camp – Ziyar village – Kharlan – Wasundum – Shangaung – Putao – Yangon
Day 1: Yangon Arrival Day and Yangon Site-seeing
Upon arrival at airport, after luggage collection, you will be welcome by local tour guide. In the afternoon, visit Kandawgyi Park to relax, Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha image which is the biggest one in Yangon, and evening visit to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders In The World. Shwedagon plays very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world. Enjoy the sunset from nearly 26-century years old Most Glorious Buddhist Shrine.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Putao Arrival (B,L,D)
Upon arrival at Putao airport, transfer to your hotel. 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. After a brief fresh up we have light lunch and take a walk in and around Putao for the orientation.
Dinner and accommodation at Putao
Day 3: Putao ~Shangaung ~ Warsandan village(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we visit attractive Putao market often fills with colorful ethnic minorities. Later we depart by jeep or truck depending on the group size to upper Shangaung with the distance 17 km which takes us about one hour on a rugged road. Our adventure starts as we get off the jeep and start trek to Wasandum with the distance 20 km which takes us about 6 hours trek through Mt. Shangaung at 4468 ft, 1362 meters. First 10 km will be straight up along the trail winding up to the top of Mt. Shangaung from then trail goes all the way down to Wasandum. This will be the testing journey for us as we have to ascend from 1060 meters up to 1362 meters and then descend back to 860 meters. Wasandum is a small Rawan tribe village situates by Namro creek.
Dinner and spend the night at Wasandum guest house in dormitory style
Day 4: Wasandan village ~ Ziyar village(B,L,D)
Enjoy Breakfast and we leave the village for our today destination at Ziyadum, through relatively flat land with just few of ups and downs. At first we cross Namro creek to Awadum with the distance 7.4 km which takes us about 3 hours. Awadum is mainly inhabited by Lisu and separate in to two by a large paddy field. We continue trek to Ziyadum with the distance 6.4 km which takes us about 2 hours through deep evergreen forests. Ziyadum, situate ataltitude of 3440 ft, 1048 meters is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribes. After a brief fresh up we visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with a blazing snow Mountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek.
Dinner and overnight at Ziyadum guest house in dormitory style.
Day 5: Ziyar ~ Chaungzone camp ~ Thitpingyi(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we continue trek to Chaungzone with the distance 9.6 km which should take us about 3 hours leaving human inhabitant behind. At first we cross Phangran creek by a suspension bridge and trek through evergreen forests with slightly ups and downs. We cross another suspension bridge spans over Namya creek and continue steep and uphill trek on mule track until we reach to lower Thitpingyi camp, situate at 4800 ft, 1460 meters above sea level with the distance at 3.2 km which should takes us about 2 hours. This will be of our first night of wildness camping.
Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 6: Thitpingyi camp ~ Khan Thauk Myint camp(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we continue trek up hill to upper Thitpingyi camp with the distance 2.5 km which should takes us about one hour along the mule trek. From here we continue trek to Khantautmyit camp, situate 8500 ft, 2575 meters above sea with the distance 4.8 km which should take us about 6 hours. After a few km we trek up on mule trek we get our selves in to the jungle trek goes through deep ups and down with narrow shoulder of a smaller cliff. Nevertheless the trekking route will be the best experience passing through variety of forest type and bird life as we passing through evergreen forest in to hill pine and now into moist upper deciduous forest. We will notice Rhododendron flowers in their blossom and trees having thick moss on them. Khantautmyit is one of the most beautiful spots having large tree with colorful Rhododendron bushes around.
Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 7: Khan Thauk Myint camp ~ Snowline camp(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we continue trek to snow line, elevation approximately 10000 ft, 3050 meters with the distance 6.4 km, which takes us about 3 – 4 hours 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 fill with Rhododendron make the scenery impressive. There are three different camp sites on snow line and we will find right spot for camping according to the snowfall. Dinner and overnight in tents. Tonight we will have to prepare for cold weather as temperature could be freezing during the night.
Dinner and overnight at the camp
Day 8: Snowline ~ Summit ~ Snowline- Khanthaukmyint camp(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we trek to the summit of Mt. Phongun at 11920 ft, 3635 meters. The distance is just little over 3 km, but depending on snow conditions, it could take us anything between 3 to 7 hours to get to the summit. The time we spend on the summit will also depend on weather conditions. If the weather is clear, it is possible to experience spectacular views all round and see as far as the lands of India’s Assam to the west. We return to our camp and continue journey back to Khantautmyit camp.
Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 9: Khanthaukmyint camp ~ Thitpingyi camp(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 mule trek.
Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 10: Thitpyingyi camp ~ Ziyar village(B,L,D)
Breakfast and we shall be heading for Ziyadum passing Chaungzone camp through nice and easy down hill 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 bath and a warm bed by all mean will be of a greatest enjoyment and comfort after several rugged camping nights in the jungle crawling in a tent.
Celebrating dinner over bonfire and enjoy comfortable night.
Day 11: Ziyadum – Kharlan – Wasundum(B,L,D)
We have an easy morning as the return journey today is easy and relatively short. After an early lunch we bid farewell to the locals and head back to our today destination Wasandum crossing Awadum and Kalang crossing suspension bridges and through beautiful evergreen forests.
Dinner and overnight at Wasandum guest house.
Day 12: 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. A farewell dinner with our fellow group members, including leaders and porters to commemorate the experience that we’ve shared for the past 10 days in this unique part of the world.
Dinner and overnight at Putao Khakaborazi Guest House.
Day 13: Putao- Yangon(B)
After breakfast, drive toÂ Putao Airport for the flight back to Yangon. Depending on the arrival time in Yangon, the visits to Sule Pagoda and the downtown area of Old Rangoon with many colonial buildings along with modern skyscrapers, take a walk along the Pansodan Road where you can see many more well-preserved Colonial Buildings including Port Authority and proceed up to Strand Hotel built in 1901. Then drive to Mawtin jetty to see the river-side activities.
Overnight in Yangon
Day 14: Yangon Departure(B)
After breakfast, depending on the departure flight time, visits in Yangon can be included; Scott Market which sells many Myanmar Traditional Handicrafts, namely, Pan Sai Myo, 10 kinds of flowers; Blacksmith, Goldsmith, Coppersmith, Stone Carvings, Wood Carvings, Lacquer Wares, and so on (Scott Market is off every Monday!). Visit the Colonial British Built Train Station and can enjoy the train ride on one of City Circling train(one-hour clockwise ride from the station to Insein Station is recommendable!)
Then transfer by car to Yangon International Airport for the flight back.
End of program Organized by Ayuda Myanmar Travel & Tour Agency!
Have a nice trip!
|Services Included||Services not Included|
|-Bed and breakfast in twin or double sharing room||-Myanmar visa|
|-Basic Accommodation during the Mt. Phan Gram Trekking period||-Early check-in and late check-out fees at the hotels|
|-Domestic flights by Air Bagan, Air Mandalay or Asian Wings||-Tipping to guides, porters, and so on|
|-Air-con cars for site visits and transfers in Yangon , Jeep for Putao and Mt. Phan Gram without aircon||-Drinks & other meals|
|-Entrance fees & permit for the mentioned places above..||-Other personal expenses|
|-Porter fees||-Travel insurance|
|-Mineral water and cold towels||-International airports tax of 10 USD per person|
|-English speaking local station guides and local trekking guide||-International Flight Tickets from and to Yangon International Airport|
|-Meals as mentioned in the program||-High altitude trekking equipments|
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