Nam Lang River Expedition

White water rafting expedition with overnight stay at Malikha Lodge

(4night 5day cultural, trekking and rafting adventure, Easy to Moderate trekking, Grade 3 to 4 white water rafting)

Grade: Easy to Moderate trekking. Grade 3 to 4 white water rafting (~25ft per mile)
Duration: 4nights 5days, 1 day trekking, 2 days on the river and guided activities of your choices on free days.
Coverage: Putao – Mulashidi – Nam Lang Valley – Nam Lang River – Mulashidi – Putao
Highlight: Soft trek through forests, villages, cultural tour, eco- and indigenous tourism
Accommodation: Camping on the River Bank (2 nights), Malikha Lodge (2 nights)
Meal: Full board meal during the trek as per itinerary
Best Season: October to May
Departure: Fridays
Minimum Group: 4 people

One of the highlights of any visit to Myanmar is our exclusive three-day wilderness journey on the pristine western headwaters of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Suitable for most age groups, the Nam Lang River combines the thrill of Class 3 and 4 white water through canyons in deep jungles, with a closer insight into a people and way of life unchanged for centuries. This river journey is an incredible combination of white water, scenery, villages, and truly quiet and introspective evenings in our private camps.


Contact us for special offers and tailor made itineraries, different departure dates, accommodation options and extensions during, pre and post expedition.

Brief Itinerary

Day-1 (Friday): Putao/ Mulashidi (arrival)
Day-2 (Saturday): Trek to Nam Lang Valley
Day-3 (Sunday): First day rafting on Nam Lang River to the second Canyon
Day-4 (Monday): Second day rafting on Nam Lang River and cruise back to Malikha Lodge
Day-5 (Tuesday): Putao/ Mulashidi (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, pre and post tour travel services and extensions.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 (Friday): Putao/ Mulashidi (Arrival)
Arrival in Putao. Our guide will meet you at the Airport and transfer you by car to Malikha Lodge. Afternoon at leisure in the grounds of our beautiful wilderness lodge, with time for a refreshing swim or spa treatment. Group dinner and drinks at the main lodge in front of our open fireplaces, and briefing from Ayeyarwaddy Expeditions on the following days adventure. (_, _, D)

Day-2 (Saturday): Putao/ Mulashidi – Nam Lang Valley (trekking)
Trek to Nam Lang Valley. An hours drive from Malikha Lodge we pass the village of Upper Sangaung which marks the beginning of the jungle. The road continues on for a few more km, towards the pass leading into the Nam Lang Valley to the beginning of our trek. We trek at a moderate pace for six to seven hours, four hours to the top of the pass, and another two down to our river camp. In traditional style the porters carry all the expedition food and equipment ahead, leaving us free to enjoy this scenic trek through untouched subtropical forest and giant bamboo. Our river camp lies close to the first river canyon, which is marked by a spectacular rattan and bamboo bridge across the river. (B, L, D)

Day-3 (Sunday): First day rafting
After breakfast everyone is fitted with their specialist rafting gear, while the trip leader and safety kayaker give an extensive lesson in river safety and paddling technique. We pass by the remote Lisu village of Nam Ze, at the foot of more snow-capped peaks. This is our last contact with “civilization” as we take an isolated loop into the lower canyons. Two hours below this village and we encounter some excellent technical rapids. From here we raft down to our final river beach camp at the beginning of the second canyon. (B, L, D)

Day-4 (Monday): Second day rafting
After a hearty breakfast we start the final and most challenging days rafting. An hour later, we reach three exciting and technical rapids stacked in succession in a tight bedrock canyon. The trio of rapids ends with a bang in a series of drops between massive boulders. From here it is about three hours rafting and leisurely cruising back to our home at Malikha Lodge, where a glass of champagne and long hot shower awaits. (B, L, D)

Day-5 (Tuesday): Putao/ Mulashidi (departure)
After a final leisurely breakfast at Malikha Lodge, check out and late morning transfer to Putao airport to connect with your flight back to Mandalay and the rest of your itinerary. (B, L, _)





US$ 3000 per person based on twin shared basis.

Contact us for your preferred departure dates and availabilities. Please note that airlines operates flights between Putao and main land Myanmar on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, which may be changed without prior notice.

Service includes:

  • Ground transport (coach, jeep, truck)
  • Accommodation (private chalet at Malikha Lodge and camping)
  • Escorted English language trail leader & porters and cooks if necessary
  • Full board meal during the trek
  • All guided activities and excursions operated by Malikha Lodge
  • Permission to travel in Putao and Myanmar Himalayas

Service excludes:

  • Domestic airfare (we can arrange flights to and from Putao)
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides & porters
  • Any service items not mentioned in price inclusion above.

Domestic Flights

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.


Travel Insurance

It is client’s responsibility to ensure that they take a suitable travel insurance that covers for their activity and the destination.

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