Yangon / Putao
Description: As the northernmost part of Myanmar, Putao is the great place for visitor who wants to experience the life of the minorities and enjoy the beauty of the highland. Within only four days, we will take you to the local villages of Panhline, Hokho, Lizu and other minorities, visit their wooden house, experience a day as a local, enjoy meals with their families and …
Highlights of this tour
- Meet the friendly and hospitable locals
- Experience a day of a Lizu, or Hokho people
- Enjoy meals with local families, experience their cuisine
- Hike up to the mountain, visit the shrine on top
- Free to take photo of the northern Myanmar
Day 1 : Yangon-Putao
Activities : Arrive in Putao, visit the villages of Panhline and Hokho, enjoy sunset at Sutaungpyi Stupa on the top of Mr.HarezMountain
Meal : Lunch, Dinner
Itinerary : A morning flight will take us to the PutaoAirport. You will have whole morning for freshen up and free. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at the restaurant then trek to Panhline and HokhoShanVillage of the Putao region. Take photos of the wooden house, the smiles of the children and meet the locals, experience their life as well as enjoy the beauty around with hills and forests. Afterward, enjoy sunset at Sutaungpyi Stupa on the mountain of Mr.Harez. Dinner and stay overnight in Putao.
Day 2 : Putao-Nankhan
Activities : Visit morning market, HtawadanVillage, MalikhaRiver, Kaungmulone Pagoda, NankhanVillage and meet the Rawan, Lizu and Shan people.
Meal : Breakfast
Itinerary : 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 HtawadanVillage, 12 miles far away from Putao, by jeep. The jeep riding is ended on the bank of MalikhaRiver, one of the famous small rivers of great Ayeyarwaddy, and get to the other side by a small boat. The 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 NankhanVillage. 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.
Day 3 : Nankhan village-Machanbaw village-Mularshide-Putao
Activities : Visit Machanbaw, meet the villagers – the Lizu, enjoy Kachin noodle, proceed to the Lizu village, their church and enjoy sunset at the MularshideBridge.
Meal : Lunch, Dinner
Itinerary : The 4 hour trekking in the fresh morning air is the beginning of the leisurely tour line-up. The distance is about 7 miles from NankhanVillage 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 cross 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 also 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.
Day 4 : Putao-Yangon
Activities : Visit local market then fly back to Yangon
Meal : Breakfast
Itinerary : 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 to Yangon.