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THE LAST VILLAGE

OVERVIEW



Tour code   BRO/HML-03
Destination Yangon, Putao
Availability Nov-May
Routes Day 01: Yangon-Putao <flight>
  Day 02: Putao - Shangaung - Wasandum <jeep/trek>
  Day 03: Wasandum - Awadum - Kalang - Ziyadum <trek>
  Day 04: Ziyadum <trek>
  Day 05: Ziyadum - Wasandum <trek>
  Day 06: Wasundum - Shangaung - Putao <trek/jeep>
  Day 07:Putao - Machanbaw - Mulashidi - Putao <jeep>
  Day 08: Putao-Yangon <flight>
DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1   Yangon-Putao

Take a morning flight to Putao. Upon arrival at Putao airport meet and greet by Putao trekking house's representative and transfer to your 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 etc. After a brief fresh up we shall have light lunch at a local restaurant and take a walk in and around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.

Day 2   Putao - Shangaung - Wasandum

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. Shangaung has two separate villages and inhabitant of both Lisu and Rawan tribes. 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 village situates by Namro creek. We check in at our guest house and for those who wish to wash up may go to Namro creek to do so with crystal clean water. We shall have our dinner and spend the night at Wasandum guest house in dormitory style.

Day 3   Wasandum - Awadum - Kalang - Ziyadum

Breakfast and we shall 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. Here we cross a suspension bridge that spans Namlang creek to Kalang with the distance 4.8 km which should takes us about 1.5 hours. We continue trek to Ziyadum with the distance 6.4 km which takes us about 2 hours through deep evergreen forests. Ziyadum, situate at altitude of 3440 ft, 1048 meters is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribes. It is recommended to visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with a blazing snow Mountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek. We have our dinner and spend the night at Ziyadum guest house in dormitory style.

Day 4   Ziyadum

Breakfast and we relax through the day. We may simply sit by the Ziya river and enjoy the mountain views, listen to the birds call, fishing iced-water fish in the river or we shall take a day return trip to Chaungzone with the distance 9.6 km, which should takes us about 3 hours through deep evergreen forest with plenty of bird life. Here we shall have an opportunity of social interact with local hunters, medicinal plants and roots seekers etc on the way. Afternoon we return back to Ziyadum. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Ziyadum guest house.

Day 5   Ziyadum - Wasandum

We shall have another lazy 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, Awadum crossing suspension bridges and through beautiful evergreen forests. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Wasandum guest house.

 

Day 6   Wasundum - Shangaung - Putao

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 jeep meets us and takes us back to Putao. In the evening we go out for a farewell dinner with our fellow group members, including leaders, porters, and commemorate the experience that we've shared for the past week in this unique part of the world. Overnight at Putao trekking house.

Day 7   Putao - Machanbaw - Mulashidi - Putao

Breakfast and we leaving by jeep to Naungkhine with the distance 22.4 km which should take us about one hour. Here we cross 211 meters long Malikha suspension bridge on foot to Machanbaw, a small administrative town beautifully set up with colonial style. We shall visit this charming town following a visit to so-called "stone dragon" park which should take approx 20 minute walk. We return back to Naungkhine where our jeep awaits us and take us to Mulashidi Lisu village with the distance 35 km which should take about one hour. Here we visit the attractive Lisu settlement and another suspension bridge across Mula river. We enjoy beautiful surrounding often back-drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao and check in at guest house. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.

Day 8   Putao-Yangon

Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market. Later we transfer to airport for our onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience. Should time permit we shall visit one of the local villages to observe traditional dance performance of Rawan and Lisu youth and daily life activities by the villagers.

 
 

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