Putao Valley Village Trekking

(4night 5day cultural and trekking adventure, Easy)

Grade: Easy
Duration: 4nights 5days, 3 days trekking
Coverage: Putao – Wang Khaing – Longpondam – Namshe Kaw – Putao
Highlight: Easy Trek through forests, villages, cultural tour, eco- and indigenous tour
Accommodation: Local village homes (3 nights) and guesthouse (1 night)
Meal: Full board meal during the trek as per itinerary
Best Season: October to May
Departure: Fridays

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

This scenic trek in Putao Valley will take you to beautiful villages of Lisu, Rawang and Hkamhti Shan villages nearby. This easy trek is suitable for anyone with a good fitness level. Overnight stay at village homes and exploration in the villages allows visitor to meet the native indigenous people and to have a glimpse of insight into their daily lives. Cultural exchange could be facilitated if clients wishes.



Putao (457 meters above sea level) is situated in North of Myanmar, 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. It is the base town and the gate way to Myanmar Himalayas for travellers who would like to enjoy the scenic leisurely atmosphere, to explore the rich culture of indigenous tribes, rich ecosystem, biodiversity, wildlife, rafting, trekking and climbing expeditions.
Hunting, foraging medicinal herbs, mining and gold panning are typical ways of life for the local people. The charm of Putao is differ from other destinations and sites in Myanmar. This Northern Myanmar’s treasure in Kachin State has so much to offer to the visitors.

Brief Itinerary

Day – 1 (Friday): Putao (arrival). Jeep to Wang Khaing Village.
Day – 2 (Saturday): Trek to Longpondam Village
Day – 3 (Sunday): Trek to Namshe Kaw Village
Day – 4 (Monday): Trek to Putao
Day – 5 (Tuesday): Putao – 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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day – 1 (Friday): Putao – Wang Khaing Village (Jeep)
Arrival in Putao. Our guide will meet you at the Airport and transfer you by car to Wang Khaing Village in the north west direction from Putao. You will pass through some villages inhabited by Lisu and Rwang ethinic groups, stops could be requested for taking photographs. Briefing and preparation for the trek tomorrow before dinner. Overnight at Wang Khaing Village. (_, _, D)
Day – 2 (Saturday): Wang Khaing Village – Longpondam Village (Trek)
After breakfast, trek towards north east direction. Walk through the secondary forest vegetation and cross many plains and proceed further north. Lunch en-route. Proceed towards north to Longpondam Village. After the plains, snow-capped mountains are now visible. After passing a few Lisu Villages you will arrive at Longpondam Village (the last village in the region). If you arrive early, you can trek 2 miles further to Namyin River and Malikha confluence and back to Longpondam. Overnight at Longpondam Village. (B, L, D)
Day – 3 (Sunday): Longpondam Village – Namshe Kaw Village
After breakfast, trek along the Malikha River bank and cross the long, wide stony shore to the side. Then the trail turns to the thatched plain before proceeding towards Htunghtu, a Rawang Village. The Village produces a variety of seasonal citrus fruits. Lunch at Hunghtu. After luch cross Namshay River and proceed towards Namshay Kaw, a big Lisu Village. If you are lucky, you might catch local having an evening bon-fire and some traditional dances (Azulam Rawaug dance in Unison and Che-nguche Lisu dance) where you can join in. Overnight in Namshe Kaw Village. (B, L, D).
Day – 4 (Monday): Namshe Kaw – Putao (Trek/ Jeep)
After breakfast, trek back from Namshay Kaw to Putao via Pammati, Mudung and Putaung (an old Shan Village). At some evenings, it is possible to arrange folklore story tale telling by a fire in a local house with local villagers, and also knowledge exchange with them. Oxcart ride can also be arranged if you wishes. Transfer to a guest house in Putao. Overnight in Putao. (B, L, D).
Day – 5 (Tuesday): Putao (departure) – onward journey
Visit to a colourful morning market in Putao busy with market goers of many tribes of Northern Myanmar. Enjoy the atmosphere of the market and breakfast. There you can try typical breakfast in Myanmar including Shan noodle, other noodle as well as typical tea shop savoury of Myanmar, such as chick pea prata, samosa and Monhingha. Free time at your own leisure after the breakfast. Transfer to airport. (B, L, _)


Prices are in US$ based on twin/ double share accommodation and valid from 01 October 2015 to 31 May 2016.

1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4PAX 5PAX 6PAX 7PAX 8PAX 9PAX 10PAX 11PAX 12PAX Single Supplement
$ 1888 $ 1090 $ 848 $ 749 $ 687 $ 653 $ 641 $ 623 $ 613 $ 602 $ 597 $ 581 $ 125


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.
Service includes:

  • Ground transport (coach, jeep, truck)
  • Accommodation (village homes/ guesthouses)
  • Escorted English language trail leader & porters and cooks if necessary
  • Full board meal, safe drinking water
  • 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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