(14night 15day mountain trekking adventure, challenging to tough)
|Challenging to tough
|14nights 15days, 13 days trekking
|Putao – Wasandum – Ziyadum – Mt. Phangran Razi – Putao
|Mountain trekking expedition to one of the most challenging peaks in Myanmar Himalayas
|Putao Lodge Hotel (3 nights), Local village homes (4 nights) and camping (7 nights)
|Full board meal during the trek as per itinerary
|October to May
|Tuesdays and Fridays
Contact us for special offers and tailor made itineraries, different departure dates, accommodation options and extensions during, pre and post expedition.
A journey of timeless adventures and unpretentious experiences!
Mt. Phangran Razi – Towering 4330 meters above the sea is one of the most challenging peak to scale among the many peaks in the region. Generally cover with snow between November and May. The remoteness and difficult accessibility of the region has helped to maintain the pristine purity of its forest and eco-systems offering unparalleled opportunities to present-day professionals in the field of zoology, botany, forestry, environmental protection, conservation and ecology.
Situate 457 meters above sea level, lies in a flat valley, famous as a jumping-off point for trekkers who want to explore the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snowcapped mountains.
Day – 1 (Tuesday/ Friday): Putao (arrival).
Day – 2 (Wednesday/ Saturday): By jeep to upper Shangaung, challenging trek to Wasandum.
Day – 3 (Thursday/ Sunday): Easy trek to Awadum and to Ziyadum. Beyond this is a complete wilderness.
Day – 4 (Friday/ Monday): Trek to Camp I.
Day – 5 (Saturday/ Tuesday): Trek to Camp II.
Day – 6 (Sunday/ Wednesday): Trek to Camp III.
Day – 7 (Monday/ Thursday): Trek to Camp IV.
Day – 8 (Tuesday/ Friday): Trek to the base camp crawling up toward higher elevation.
Day – 9 (Wednesday/ Saturday): Scale to the summit of Mt. Phangran Razi, back to camp IV.
Day – 10 (Thursday/ Sunday): Trek to Camp II.
Day – 11 (Friday/ Monday): Trek to Ziyadum.
Day – 12 (Saturday/ Tuesday): Trek to Kalang and to Wasandum.
Day – 13 (Sunday/ Wednesday): Trek to Shangaung, jeep/truck back to Putao.
Day – 14 (Monday/ Thursday): Trekking excursion to Machanbaw, boat excursion to Nat Kyun and further excursion to Mulashidi, jeep to Putao.
Day – 15 (Tuesday/ Friday) Putao (departure) – onward journey.
This is the sample and the actual itinerary may vary.
We reserves the right to change the itineraries (rearranging the order of the tour programs, to cancel or substitute places to visit or to combine to make decent group size if there is a shortage of trek leaders and support staff) at any time without prior notice depending on the weather, operational and local conditions.
Contact us for special offers, tailor made requirements, accommodation options, pre and post tour travel services and extensions.
Day-1 (Tuesday/ Friday): Putao
Arrival. Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao Trekking House’s representative and transferred 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 take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge. (_, _, D)
Day-2 (Wednesday/ Saturday): Putao – Shangaung – Wasandum (Jeep/ trek)
Early in the morning walk to Putao market (approx 10 minute), visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart by jeep or truck depending on the group size to upper Shangaung (17 km, approx one hour) on a rugged road. Your adventure starts as you get off the jeep and start trek to Wasandum (20 km, approx 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 as you 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. Check in at your guest house and for those who wish to wash up may go to Namro creek to do so with crystal clean water. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum village house in dormitory style. (B, L, D)
Day-3 (Thursday/ Sunday): Wasandum – Awadum – Kalang – Ziyadum (trek)
Breakfast and leave the village for your today destination at Ziyadum, through relatively flat land with just few of ups and downs. At first cross Namro creek to Awadum (7.4 km, approx 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 (4.8 km, approx one hour and thirty minute). Lunch stop and continue trek to Ziyadum (6.4 km, approx 2 hours) through deep evergreen forests. Ziyadum, situate at an altitude of 3440 ft, 1048 meters is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribe. 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. Dinner and overnight at Ziyadum village house in dormitory style. (B, L, D)
Day-4 (Friday/ Monday): Ziyadum – Camp I (trek)
Breakfast and set off for camp I through lush evergreen forests. After a couple of hours walking finally reach to Phangran creek which you will be following next several days until reach camp IV. At this point you will have to change our hiking boots in to sneakers as you will have to cross the creek every now and then. After about 5 long hours trek ups and downs through the bank, times and again cross the cold water creek you finally reach your today destination at camp I, locate at approx 4140 ft, 1260 meters above sea. Quick dry up and relax at camp fire while your porter and cook prepare for the night meal and accommodation. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-5 (Saturday/ Tuesday): Camp I – Camp II (trek)
Enjoy morning beauty of the nature surrounding while your cook prepare breakfast. Set off for today destination camp II, situate at approx 4480 ft, 1366 meters. After some 6 hour trekking through the creek, ups and downs, hiking from the side of the river bank you finally arrive at camp II. As usual quick dry up and relax at camp fire while your team pitches the tents and cook prepare for the night meal. Enjoy dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-6 (Sunday/ Wednesday): Camp II – Camp III – Cave camp (trek)
Enjoy another beautiful morning of lush evergreen forest with a backdrop of high mountains in the far below the mist. Breakfast and set off for camp III, locate at 5330 ft, 1624 meters. The trek mostly up through the water, side to the valley, back down to the creek etc. Continue your today destination at Cave camp locates at 7400 ft, 2255 meters. As you move on the trek become more and more difficult. After 7 hours challenging trek you will finally reach the camp. As usual while we quick dry up at camp fire, rest of the team prepare for the night meal and accommodation. Dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-7 (Monday/ Thursday): Cave camp – Camp IV or Chaungsone Camp (trek)
If you wake up early to witness the sun rising up from the horizon to make a beautiful painting having thick, dark jungle one side and blazing Snow Mountains on the other. Breakfast and set off for your today destination camp IV, locate at 9570 ft, 2917 meters. To day journey will be the most challenging one as the route going up steady and the water filled creek now become much smaller, sometime disappear in to large boulders and occasional waterfalls. As you go higher the climb becomes deeper and strenuous. After a hard and long day on the rough terrain finally reach camp IV (located at the bottom of the snow-capped mountains). Warm up with a camp fire as weather at this altitude is freezing cold. Night meal and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-8 (Tuesday/ Friday): Camp IV – Base camp (mountaineering)
Before start the trek you will have to prepare for the mountaineering as from now on you will be on the snowline for next a couple of days. Breakfast and start trek to the base camp. About two hours trek you reach on a small plateau at elevation 12000 ft, 3650 meters, from where the view is gorgeous with many glaciers around. At this point you will see the peak of Mt. Phangran Razi right ahead of you towering high in the horizon. This is the last spot to make your decision whether or not you should continue trek to the summit since the weather changes at this point is rapid and further journeys may or may not be feasible due to weather and snow condition. Should you decide go forward then have to form a smaller team with stronger members. Continue trek through the slopping down and then to steady up. After a steady trek of 3 to 4 hours you will reach at base camp located at 12200 ft, 3720 meters. The so-called base camp has no facility for overnight or making fire but just a small stone cave with space large enough to pitch two medium sized tents. Light dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D) of our supply especially canned food and warm clothes. Having about two hours trek we reach on the top of a small plateau at elevation 12000 ft, 3650 meters, from where the view is gorgeous with many glaciers around. At this point we will see the peak of Mt. Phangran Razi right ahead of us towering high in the horizon. We continue trek through the slopping downhill and then to steady up. After a steady trek of 3 to 4 hours we will reach at base camp located at 12200 ft, 3720 meters. The so-called base camp has no facility for overnight or making fire but just a small stone cave with space large enough to pitch a couple of tents. Tonight we have to get by with packed dinner as there is no facility to prepare a warm meal.
Day-9 (Wednesday/ Saturday): Base camp – Summit Mt. Phangran – Camp IV (mountaineering)
Try to make the summit at 14200 ft, 4328 meters at first day light to beat the weather change. The route will be steady up on a narrow shoulder of stone based peak. The gusty wind may make this short trek challenging as you will have to stay on relatively narrow cliff. If you are lucky you will reach to the summit by still early hour in the morning. Try to stay some time on the top, make record of the success ascend as not many others has ever scale this mountain. Start descend steady to the base camp and continue back to camp IV. Warm coffee and refreshment should await you as we reach the camp. A sumptuous dinner should plan along with celebrating bonfire. Dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-10 (Thursday/ Sunday): Camp IV – Camp II (trek)
Bit farewell to mighty one and set off for camp II, passing by camp III. Return journey will be faster although by no mean easier having descended from 2900 to 1400 meters. With much of ups and down and un-countable water cross you finally reach to your today destination at camp II. Dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D)
Day-11 (Friday/ Monday): Camp II – Ziyadum (trek)
Have a relaxing morning as the distance to day will be much shorter. Early lunch and we set off for Ziyadum as usual crossing cold water creek, hiking ups and down the valley etc. The more you descend down the swifter current became which actually make water cross challenging one if not dangerous. Once you get off the water and in to the jungle and after a couple of hour walk you finally reach Ziya plateau with a smoke from the farm which will be the first message of civilization. Hot shower and a warm bed by all mean will be of a greatest reward at this point. Dinner and overnight at Ziyadum village house. (B, L, D)
Day-12 (Saturday/ Tuesday): Ziyadum – Wasandum (trek)
Have a lazy morning and after an early lunch bid farewell to the villagers and head back to your today destination, Awadum crossing suspension bridges and through beautiful evergreen Avenues. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum village house. (B, L, D)
Day-13 (Sunday/ Wednesday): Wasandum – Shangaung – Putao (trek/jeep)
Having left the wilderness behind and returning to the clutches of human civilization. The trek goes challenging uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before rapidly downhill to Shangaung where your jeep would meets us and takes us back to Putao. Pack lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day-14 (Monday/ Thursday): Putao – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Putao (Jeep/ trek/ boat)
Breakfast and depart by jeep to Naungkhine (22.4 km, approx one hour). Cross 211 meters long Malikha suspension bridge on foot to Machanbaw, a small administrative town beautifully set up with colonial style. Visit charming town following a visit to so-called “stone dragon” park which should take approx 20 minute walk. Board on local fishermen boat and leisurely cruise down in the Malikha River enjoying the sites and sounds of the natural environment. This part of the river journey is one of the most beautiful spots in the wilderness world having high reef with lush tropical evergreen forests. Pack lunch at the sand bank and afternoon return up stream by boat to Naungkhine jetty and take you to Mulashidi Lisu village (35 km, approx one hour). Visit the attractive Lisu settlement and another suspension bridge across Mula River. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back-drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Return back to Putao and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day-15 (Tuesday/ Friday): Putao
Departure. Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by your guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience. (B, L, _)
Prices are in US$ based on twin/ double share accommodation and valid from 01 October 2015 to 31 May 2016.
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Contact us if you want to tailor made this service and want different departure dates, extensions and accommodation options (Lodges, Hotels, Guesthouses, Homestay). Please note that airlines operates flights between Putao and main land Myanmar on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, which may be changed without prior notice.
- Ground transport (coach, jeep, truck)
- Accommodation (lodge & village house)
- Escorted English language trail leader & porters and cooks if necessary
- Full board meal, safe drinking water
- Permission to travel in Putao and Myanmar Himalayas
- Domestic airfare (we can arrange flights to and from Putao)
- Insurance (Please refer to Terms & Conditions), also click here for insurance that covers your trip
- Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides & porters
- Any service items not mentioned in price inclusion above.
Current season air fares between Putao and Yangon, Mandalay and Myitkyinar are US$245, US$150 and US$100 per person each way and subject to changes by airlines for the following seasons. We can arrange your flights on request.
Pre and post expedition travel services
Hotels, airport transfers and other excursions before or after your arrival in Putao for our Myanmar Himalaya Tours. We can arrange these services on request.
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