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The Rawang Trail (4 Days)
Situate 1499 feet above sea and located far north of Myanmar in Kachin State, descendent from eastern Himalayan region. 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 snow-capped mountains. Local tribal communities in Putao region are of Hkamti Shan, Doolin Jimphaw (Kachin), and white color Rawan, Myanmar’s gypsy Lisu, Pigmy Tarong, hunting community of Htalu and Tibetan who lives in the far north in the Himalayas. Putao town and fort was built during 1914-15 by Commissioner Mr. Hertz along with Fort which later known as Fort Hertz. Later a Missionary basing the Rawan and Lisu tribe as initial and introduce Grapefruit, Washington Naval, Vlincha Orange, Ruby Oranges, King Orange and King Mandarin plus America Lime were introduced.
Day 01 : Arrival, Putao
Upon arrival at Putao airport we will be met by Putao Trekking House’s representative and transferred to our lodge. 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. Putao town and fort was built during 1914-15 by Commissioner Mr. Hertz along with Fort which later known as Fort Hertz. Later a Missionary basing the Rawan and Lisu tribe as initial and introduce Grapefruit, Washington Naval, Vlincha Orange, Ruby Oranges, King Orange and King Mandarin plus America Lime were introduced. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 02 : Putao – Htawadum – Malikhun – Kaungmulone – Namkham
Early in the morning we 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 toward Htawadum (8 mile, approx. one hour). Just before we reach Htawadum village we turn north to Malidi. Here we left our car and start trek to our today destination at Namkham (10 mile, approx. 6 hour). First we trek toward north along the Nampalat creek where we we cross the creek by make-ship Bamboo Bridge but immediate after this we get in to another smaller creek across Nan She. After the creek we get in to a small bush and as soon as we get off the bush we get in to an open field about an hour and half having nice trek enjoying the surrounding and finally we get to a large riverside village at Malikhun. Here we enjoy a social interact with local while our crew prepare a boat to cross Malikha river. Once we cross the river to get to Nam Buyan. Here we turn south and trek to Kaungmulone via Ngwa Saga village. Kaungmulone Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. Lunch stop and we continue trek to Namkham passing 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 become the center of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus today famous for its sweet fruits production. We settle in at our guest house and visit Malikha River for a swim, which probably be a highlight for the day. Dinner and overnight at Namkham Village House.
Day 03 : Namkham – Machanbaw – Fairy Island – Mulashidi – Putao
Breakfast and we board on local fishermen boat and leisurely cruise down in the Malikha River enjoying the sights and sounds of the natural environment. Our riverine journey should take us about two hour to get to Machanbaw, a charming administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style. We have shore excursion of this town and continue our riverine journey down south to so-called Fairy Island through beautiful wilderness surrounding having high reef with lush tropical forests. Here we have our lunch at the sand bank and relax through the afternoon. Later we return up stream by boat to Naungkhine jetty where we our driver who will then take us to Mulashidi, (20 mile, approx. one hour). Mulashidi, meaning in Lisu “the village stands in the thatch field along Mula River”. Here we visit suspension bridge across Mula River and enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao and check in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 04 : Departure
Breakfast and perhaps a second visit to Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by our guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.
- Ground transport (coach, jeep, boat)
- Accommodation (lodge, local home stay & village house)
- Escorted English language leader, cook & porters
- Full board meal, safe drinking water
- Travel permit
- Domestic airfare
- Insurance (please refer to Terms & Conditions)
- Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides & porters etc.,
- Any cost associated with transportation of the equipment (except for personal use which is necessary for the trek)
Although costing is based on minimum one person, Myanmar Hill Lodges reserves the right to combine to make decent group size due to shortage of trek leaders and support staff.
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