Trip Information

Myanmar - Putao - Himalayan Foothills, 5 days
 
Trip Code :  MY-B-13
Destination :  MYANMAR ( Putao )
Price :  552.00 US Dollar
Duration :  5 Days
 
Trip Description

Walking tour through Putao and the surrounding area lie above the Tropic of Cancer, in a zone characterized by subtropical, broadleaf, evergreen forest up to 2000m; temperate, broadleaf rainforest from 2000m to 3000m; and evergreen, coniferous and subalpine snow forest above 3000m. Putao itself is a small, picturesque town also known as Fort Hertz. With good visibility there is a clear view to the surrounding snowcapped peaks. MARKET: Located in town, this market's wares include medicines made from local plants. On Sundays, most of the shops are closed. OTHER SIGHTSEEING: Putao is a very Christian village. Most churches are built in a style similiar to the local houses. A small pagoda is located close to the market. Near the office of Myanma Airways you can find Fort Hertz, founded by the British during the colonial period. Excursion to Mahamuni Paya MAHAMUNI PAYA:This paya is located in an area populated by the Shan, one of the very few Buddhist ethnicities in the region. The bell was constructed from propeller scavenged from a World War II plane crash. The Mahamuni Paya may be reached only by a small boat.Excursion to Mulashidin MULASHIDIN: This area is mainly populated by Rawang and some Lisu ethnics. A small market is located close to the impressive MULASHIDI SUSPENSION BRIDGE. This huge suspension bridge can only be crossed on foot. Depending on the time left, there are several villages that may be visited on the other side of the bridge. Excursion to Ma Chan Baw MA CHAN BAW: Set against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, Ma Chan Baw is reached by foot over the Maylihka Suspension Bridge. The Maylihka River itself is one of the two sources of the Ayeyarwady. Most of the inhabitants in the area are ethnic Lisu and Rawang. The Gubar Guesthouse commands an excellent view of the surrounding scenery. DRAGON STONE: A short trek (half an hour) leads to the mysterious Dragon Stone outside the village. According to local superstition, this stone was once a snake which was petrified after being struck by lightning. TREKKING TO ETHNIC VILLAGES: If time permits, follow wide paths through the jungle to other villages with ethnic Lisu and Kachin. Overnight in Putao.Trekking excursion northwest of Putao The trek begins where the road ends, at a Lisu village one hour's drive northwest of Putao. At the foot of mountain range several very good paths pass through otherwise untouched jungle.

  

HotelVar. A
Putao Khaka-Bora-Zi Guesthouse 2*
Superior
 
Itinerary
Day 1

Putao
Transfer
Walking tour through Putao
Putao and the surrounding area lie above the Tropic of Cancer, in a zone characterized by subtropical, broadleaf, evergreen forest up to 2000m; temperate, broadleaf rainforest from 2000m to 3000m; and evergreen, coniferous and subalpine snow forest above 3000m. Putao itself is a small, picturesque town also known as Fort Hertz. With good visibility there is a clear view to the surrounding snowcapped peaks.
MARKET: Located in town, this market's wares include medicines made from local plants. On Sundays, most of the shops are closed.
OTHER SIGHTSEEING: Putao is a very Christian village. Most churches are built in a style similiar to the local houses. A small pagoda is located close to the market. Near the office of Myanma Airways you can find Fort Hertz, founded by the British during the colonial period.

Overnight :   Putao
Meal :   B

Day 2

Putao
Excursion to Mahamuni Paya
MAHAMUNI PAYA:This paya is located in an area populated by the Shan, one of the very few Buddhist ethnicities in the region. The bell was constructed from propeller scavenged from a World War II plane crash. The Mahamuni Paya may be reached only by a small boat.Excursion to Mulashidin
MULASHIDIN: This area is mainly populated by Rawang and some Lisu ethnics. A small market is located close to the impressive
MULASHIDI SUSPENSION BRIDGE. This huge suspension bridge can only be crossed on foot. Depending on the time left, there are several villages that may be visited on the other side of the bridge.



Overnight :   Putao
Meal :   B

Day 3

Putao
Excursion to Ma Chan Baw
MA CHAN BAW: Set against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, Ma Chan Baw is reached by foot over the Maylihka Suspension Bridge. The Maylihka River itself is one of the two sources of the Ayeyarwady. Most of the inhabitants in the area are ethnic Lisu and Rawang. The Gubar Guesthouse commands an excellent view of the surrounding scenery.
DRAGON STONE: A short trek (half an hour) leads to the mysterious Dragon Stone outside the village. According to local superstition, this stone was once a snake which was petrified after being struck by lightning.
TREKKING TO ETHNIC VILLAGES: If time permits, follow wide paths through the jungle to other villages with ethnic Lisu and Kachin.

Overnight :   Putao
Meal :   B

Day 4

Putao
Trekking excursion northwest of Putao
The trek begins where the road ends, at a Lisu village one hour's drive northwest of Putao. At the foot of mountain range several very good paths pass through otherwise untouched jungle.



Overnight :   Putao
Meal :   B

Day 5

Putao
Transfer

Meal : B = Breakfast / L = lunch / D = Dinner
 
Departure Date
Daily
 
Price
Valid :  01/01/2007 - 31/12/2007 , Rate per person based on Sharing Twin in US Dollar
 
Joint tour
Package 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 - 6 Pax
Var. A 936.00 552.00 593.00
 
 
Inclusion
All prices are per person in USD, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for the listed category.

Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF)
All transfers within the journey
All entrance fees
English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request)
E.V.T. letter for Myanmar
 
Exclusion
Visa fees
Visa-approval services
Airport taxes