Putao, semi adventure tour .
Putao is accessible by air all year round. It is near the Hkakbo Razi base camp and for many travelers that’s the main reason for them to come to this quiet village. However, better informed travelers know that there’s a wealth of natural beauty to be enjoyed locally and it is one of the finest places to meet some of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
On the subject of language, it’s rare to hear Burmese being spoken in Putao and the languages tend to be those of the native hill tribes. Then you’ll head down into the valleys where rice paddies and languidly strolling water buffalo are the order of the day. The natural charm of the Burmese way of life is all yours here and you can enjoy the agricultural setting and enjoy the clean mountain air.
The Nam Lang River is tempestuous and offers the braver visitor the chance to enjoy some of the most exciting white water rafting in the world. Be prepared to be experience cold glacial water as you explore this extraordinary natural setting. If you’re really lucky you might just strike gold on the banks of the river as it is rich with both nuggets and flakes of the precious metal. Just don’t be tempted to keep any.
A little outside of the town you can find the old British World War II Fort Hertz. It’s not under any kind of protection so each year it crumbles away a little more. It is perhaps the only fort of its kind to have been solely supplied from the air during its period of operation. It only saw limited action during the war and was mainly used as an intelligence gathering post.
For those in search of the ultimate human adventure you could take a several-day trek west to the Hta Lone area and see the largest community of pygmies in Myanmar (Burma). The people are four-feet tall on average. Sadly, their population is rapidly dwindling and in a few decades they may no longer exist at all.
Botanists on the other hand will want to take a trip out into the mountains and soak up the rare orchids. The biggest prize is of course the “black orchid,” which is justly famed throughout the world both for its scarcity and its extraordinary beauty.
Putao is considered to be one of the most remote places in Myanmar. It’s the perfect place to escape the road more traveled to get a feel for the Kachin State and its wonderful people.
Note:-PUTAO (890 meter high)
-Mt SHAN GAUNG (1362 meter high)
-WASANDUM village (860 meter high) with NAMRO creek,
-ZIYADUM village (1048 meter high) the most North Western village in Putao, The last frontier village called ZIYADUM village is surrounded by Snow capped Mountains.
– Ethnic RAWAN people.
The first day:
Upon arrival at Putao by morning flight transfer to hotel by jeep. Lunch at a restaurant. Late afternoon trek to Panhline and Hokho Shan villages is the first in Putao region. Around the vicinity of Putao fills with some Shan villages and amongst them Phanhline is the biggest with the beauty a lot. The time seizing the sunset at Sutaungpyi Stupa on the mountain of Mr. Harez force is valuable like that of sweet dinner and night stay.
The Second day:
Commence with the visit to colorful morning market to detect the way of life of the different tribes in northern Myanmar which can be recorded by photos. The breakfast is followed by the trip of one hour distance to Htawadan Village, 12 miles far away from Putao, by jeep. At the end there is Malikha River, one of the famous small rivers of great Ayeyarwaddy. Take the Kaunghmulone bridge then onward trekking is started there. Sightseeing on the way: Kaungmulone Pagoda, with the age of over 2000 years on the eastern bank of the small river, and unusual spirit images around the Stupa. Another 5 mile walk is to a very green and carpet-like clean village named Nankhan Village. Go and see Rawan, Lizu and Shan villages on the way. Evening leisurely sightseeing around the village, Nankhan, the biggest one around Putao, make you absorb the experience from watching the genuine way of life of the Rawan people.
The Third day:
The 4 hour trek in the fresh morning air is the beginning of the leisurely tour line-up. The distance is about 7 miles from Nankhan Village heading to Machanbaw, the last administrative town in northern Myanmar. Along the river while trekking, the pleasant and unforgettable feeling stems from the sightseeing of some villages of Rawan and Lizu people. Kachin styled Shan noodle, made of rice and some vegetables and fish, introduces you a new taste during lunch at a small traditional restaurant in Machanbaw. The famous stone dragon is also a ‘must’ site at the view point. After crossing the river by the Malikha suspension bridge, proceed to Mularshide Lizu village by one and a half drive. Being not only the biggest Lizu village but the first place to have a touch with Christianity in northern Myanmar, the village has the first church and Sunday school in the region which is good to see. The delightful sunset is at the Mularshide suspension bridge before dinner.
The Fourth Day:
Enjoy seeing the colorful market under the rising sun in the dense mist. Take a good chance for local breakfast, such as trying snacks and noodle, at a small restaurant in the market before flight back from Putao.