Rawang Trail

(3night 4day cultural and trekking adventure with overnight stay at Putao Trekking House, Easy)


Grade: Easy
Duration: 3nights 4days, 2 days trekking
Coverage: Putao – Htawadum – Namkham – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Putao
Highlight: Easy Trek through forests, villages, cultural tour, eco- and indigenous tour
Accommodation: Putao Lodge Hotel (2 nights), Village Home (1 night).
Meal: Full board meal during the trek as per itinerary
Best Season: October to May
Departure: Tuesdays

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

This scenic treks in the Putao plain will takes you to beautiful Rawang villages near Putao. This is the easy trek suitable for anyone with good fitness level. This itinerary includes overnight stay at Putao Lodge Hotel. This itinerary aim to introduce the wonderful land with distinctive culture and unique lifestyle of native people in Rawang villages.



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.



Located on the bank of Malikha River at the bottom of Namhti mountain range. Originally by Hkamti Shan name meaning “golden river”, has become the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that first missionary team has introduced thus today famous for its sweet fruits production.



Located across Malikha River, connected by beautiful Malikha suspension bridge.



Meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. Beautifully set up Lisu village lies 14 km south of Putao connected by 159 meters long suspension bridge and provides a fascinating view to the mountains as a backdrop.

Brief Itinerary

Day – 1 (Tuesday): Putao (arrival)

Day – 2 (Wednesday): Putao – Htawadum – Namkham (jeep/ trek)

Day – 3 (Thursday): Namkham – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Putao (trek/boat/jeep)

Day – 4 (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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 (Tuesday): Putao (arrival)

Arrival in Putao. Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao Trekking house’s representative and transferred to Putao Trekking 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 Trekking House. (_, _, D)

Day-2 (Wednesday): Putao – Htawadum – Namkham (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/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road to Htawadum (14 km, approx one hour). Cross Malikha River by suspension bridge to visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. Proceed walking toward Salundum but turn to Nampandum from Lona suspension bridgeLunch stop and continue walk to Namkham (5 km, approx 3 hours) along smaller villages such as Salundum and Htrandum etc. Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “Golden River” has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus to day famous for its sweet fruits production. Settle in at your guesthouse and walk around the village. Dinner and overnight at local guest house. (B,L,D)

Day-3 (Thursday): Namkham – Machanbaw – Nat Kyun – Mulashidi – Putao (trek/boat/jeep)

After breakfast, start the walk to Machanbaw (15 km, approx 6 hours) through relatively low land terrain with occasionally ups and downs passing through some smaller villages such as Inwaingbaw and Inbubaw. Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. Visit so-called “stone dragon” park which should take about 20 minute walk and cross a suspension bridge spans across Malikha river to Naungkhine. Board on local fishermen boat and leisurely cruise down in the Malikha River enjoying the sights 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-4 (Friday): Putao (departure) – onward journey

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.

1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4PAX 5PAX 6PAX 7PAX 8PAX 9PAX 10PAX 11PAX 12PAX Single Supplement
$ 2050 $ 1153 $ 879 $ 777 $ 699 $ 659 $ 649 $ 622 $ 610 $ 596 $ 589 $ 571 $ 150


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 (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


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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