• Putao Trekking

    Code: MOT01 - Duration: 9 Days
    Start: Yangon | Finish: Yangon
  • As one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world, Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia. Putao Trekking 9 Days is designed for ultimate off the beaten path experience. Located at the northernmost part of Myanmar, Putao is an isolated city with untouched nature and diverse landscape. This tour is combination of tribe village on the dirt trails of Rewang, Kachin, Lisu people and natural beauty of wild animals with flora and fauna which only reached by foot. We will have entirely 6 days to mingle with nature, odd culture of hill tribes before head back to Yangon to discover the bustling former capital Yangon with its magnificent and holy pagodas, incredible giant Buddhas, especially historical Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma


    • Trek through the incredible, unspoilt natural scenery around Putao in northern Kachin StatePutao Trekking 9 days
    • Explore the daily lives of each village tribe through hiking and experience a day of local people
    • Meet the friendly and hospitable locals
    • Enjoy meals with local families, experience their cuisine
    • Hike up to the mountain, visit the shrine on top
    • Discover the bustling former capital Yangon with its magnificent and holy pagodas, incredible giant Buddhas
    • Explore the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, towering over the city of Yangon
    • Charming hotel, well located
    • Comfortable spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Yangon – Flight to Putao – Shangaung Village  (B/L/D)
    Day 3: Shangaung – Wasandum (B/L/D)
    Day 4: Wasandum – Awadun – Kalang – Ziyadum (B/L/D)
    Day 5: Ziyadum – Chaungzone – Ziyadum (B/L/D)
    Day 6: Ziyadum – Kalang – Wasundum (B/L/D)
    Day 7: Wasundum – Shangaung (B/L/D)
    Day 8: Shangaung – Putao – Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)
    Day 9: Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam 


    - We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    - The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    - Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    - For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    - If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    - We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request. 

  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)

    Yangon - Airport: 14km, ~15min drive

    yangonUpon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. After making sure of your successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you free time for your own lunch and leisure to recover after the long flight. The rest of the day is at leisure for your personal discovery of this vibrant city.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 2: Yangon - Flight to Putao - Shangaung Village (B/L/D)

    Yangon - Putao: 1582km, ~4h15min flight

    putaoMorning after breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon airport for your flight to Pu Tao in the north of Myanmar- Kachin state. Located in a flat valley, Putao has earned its reputation as an outdoor playground with gorgeous rivers, diverse wildlife and snow-capped mountains ready for adventurers.

    After lunch at a local restaurant,  we get on a truck/ jeep (depending on your group size) to upper Shangaung village (approx. 1 hour) on a rugged road. Shangaung is considered as one of the big villages on the vicinity of Putao and it has two separate villages and inhabitant of both Lisu and Rawan tribes. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner        
    Accommodation: Shangaung Village House

    Day 3: Shagaung - Wasandum (B/L/D)

    putao 2Rising up early for a morning colorful market to meet new touch of Kachin culture. And then start your adventure as trek to Wasandum village (20 km and appox. 6 hours) through Mt. Shangaung at 1362 meters.  First 10 km will be straight up along the trail winding up to the top of Mt. Shangaung from then trail goes all the way down to Wasandum. This will be the testing journey for you as you have to ascend from 1060 meters up to 1362 meters and then descend back to 860 meters. A picnic lunch will be served on the way. 

    Arrival at Wasandum village which is located on the bank of Namlam river, you can enjoy your time by having a bath with crystal clean water. It will help to release all your exhaust after a long trekking day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Wasandum Village House in Dormitory Style

    Day 4: Wasandum - Awadum - Kalang - Ziyadum (B/L/D)

    myanmar trekking tonkin travelHave breakfast and leave the village for Ziyadum village which is situated about 1500 m above the sea level.  At first take an easy trek on the flat route in the forest along the Namro creek to reach Awadum village (3 hours). Awadum is mainly inhabited by Lisu tribes and separate into two by a large paddy field. Here we cross a suspension bridge that spans Namlang creek to Kalang village with the distance 4.8 km (1.5 hours).  

    Lunch stop and continue trek to Ziyadum (2 hours). Zitadum is the last Rawan village in the north-west of Putao located on the bank of Ziya River. Take the great photos and enjoy the fantastic sunset view along the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Ziyadum Village House

    Day 5: Ziyadum - Chaungzone - Ziyadum (B/L/D)

    trekking tour in myanmar- tonkin travelAfter breakfast, we spend time to a journey to Chaungzone village (approx.3 hours trek). The journey first crosses over Phangran creek by suspension bridge then traverse an evergreen forest with slightly undulating tracks. All of us will be in the dense forest to enjoy the nature.

    After having lunch and relax time in Chaungzone village, we will get back to the village. You have free time for relaxing in Ziyadum village. You might prefer to walk around the village, simple sit by the Ziya River, fishing iced-water fish, enjoy the Mountain View. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Ziyadum Village House

    Day 6: Ziyadum - Kalang - Wasundum (B/L/D)

    trekking in burma - tonkin travelEnjoy your last time and bit farewell the locals in Ziyadum village before trekking again back to Kalang and Wasundum village. Waking around the village and have a chance to observe the authentic way of mountain tribes life.

    Have lunch in Kalang village and continue our trek to Wasundum village by crossing over suspension bridges at Awadum and passing through the lush evergreen forest. Arrive in Wasundum village in the afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Wasundum Village House

    Day 7: Wasundum - Shangaung (B/L/D)

    putao trek - tonkin travelLeave the wilderness behind and return to the clutches of human civilization. Today we will resume the journey to Shangaung village. Start the trek challenging uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung before continuing rapidly downhill to Shangaung. Here we will have a farewell dinner with our fellow group members such as our leaders, porters and share your feeling for this trekking tour in this unique part of the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Shangaung Village House

    Day 8: Shangaung - Putao - Flight to Yangon (B/-/-)

    yangon tour - tonkin travelEarly morning after breakfast, you will be transferred back to Putao and have breakfast here. Then transfer you to the airport for your domestic flight back to Yangon. If time permits, we can drop by Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments. It’s famous for the golden dome pagoda where you can see the local ways of life and belief. And head to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda (the huge reclining Buddha Statue in length of 72 meters long) and then drive back to hotel to check out.

    Your last destination is Scott Market- the major shopping centre in Yangon. Souvenirs, Myanmar arts & handicrafts, Lacquer ware, wood & ivory carvings, tapestries, silver & brass ware, silk & cotton fabrics, jewellery & precious stones are available at reasonable prices.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 9: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, time is free until our driver meet and transfer you to airport for your flight to next destination. End of our services./.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.


    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • Flights: Yangon-Putao-Yangon
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge


    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc.
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air fare to/from Yangon
    • Visa and visa arrangement
    • Departure tax of US$10/person
    • Compulsory dinner for Christmas & New Year


    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.


    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.


    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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