Yangon – Putao – Wasandum – Ziyadum – Putao - Yangon (10 days / 9 nights)
|Tour Program||The last village|
|Type||Soft Adventure Trekking|
|Grade||Moderate to Demanding|
Hidden behind dizzying mountains, far from semblance of modern civilization
Situates about 55 km north west of Putao with an altitude at 1040 m. One of the last frontier village in the north/west,beautiful with pristine forests and rivers often cross by suspension bridges. Ziyadum is centre points for many mountains in the area such as Phonyin Razi, Phongun Razi, Phangran Razi and Ziya Razi which all are of perennially snow capped mountains.
Day 01: Yangon arrival & sightseeing (by car)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Young Top Tycoon Tourism representative and our tour guide. Check in hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes; the Royal Park , one of the most popular green spaces in the downtown area of Yangon. Here you see the glittering Karaweik Barge, a replica of the Royal Bridge and enjoy the view over the lake up to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Visit to the city center with the gilded 2500 years Sule Pagoda.And visit colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park . Proceed toChaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda to see 70-meters long colossal reclining Buddha. Then drive to stroll through a narrow street of China Town including the short visit to Tao Temple. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft light of the early evening.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon – Putao (by flight & car) (Tue / Fri)
Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao Trekking House's representative and transferred to your guest house. 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. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 03: Putao – Shangaung – Wasandum (jeep / trek) (Wed/ Sat)
Early in the morning walk to Putao market (approx 10 minute), visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart by jeep/truck to upper Shangaung (17 km, approx one hour) on a rugged road. Shangaung has two separate villages and inhabitant of both Lisu and Rawan tribes. Your adventure starts as we get off the jeep and start trek to Wasandum (20 km, approx 6 hours) trek through Mt. Shangaung at 4468 ft, 1362 meters. Pack lunch on the way and continue trek to Wasandum. 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. Wasandum is a small Rawan village situates by Namro creek. Check in at guest house and for those who wish to wash up may go to Namro creek to do so with crystal clean water. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum village house in dormitory style.
Day 04: Wasandum – Awadum – Kalang – Ziyadum (trek) (Thu/ Sun)
Breakfast and leave the village for your today destination at Ziyadum, through relatively flat land with just few of ups and downs. At first cross Namro creek to Awadum (7.4 km, approx 3 hours). Awadum is mainly inhabited by Lisu and separate in to two by a large paddy field. Here we cross a suspension bridge that spans Namlang creek to Kalang (4.8 km, approx one hour and thirty minute). Lunch stop and continue trek to Ziyadum (6.4 km, approx 2 hours) through deep evergreen forests. Ziyadum, situate at an altitude of 3440 ft, 1048 meters is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribe. It is recommended to visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with a blazing snow Mountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek. Dinner and overnight at Ziyadum village house in dormitory style.
Day 05: Ziyadum – Chaungzone – Ziyadum (Fri / Mon)
Optional trek to Chaungzone, through evergreen forests. Overnight at Ziyadum Village House.
Day 06: Ziyadum – Wasandum (Sat / Tue)
Trek to Wasandum through suspension bridge. Overnight at Wasandum Village House.
Day 07: Wasandum – Shangaung – Putao (trek & jeep) (Sun / Wed)
Trek to Shangaung, jeep / truck to Putao. Overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 08: Putao – Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao (jeep) (Mon/ Thu)
Breakfast and visit Putao market and leave by jeep to Naungkhine (22.4 km, approx one hour). Cross 211 meters long Malikha suspension bridge on foot to Machanbaw, a small administrative town beautifully set up with colonial style. Visit charming town following a visit to so-called "stone dragon" park which should take approx 20 minute walk. Return back to Naungkhine where your jeep awaits you and take you to Mulashidi Lisu village (35 km, approx one hour). Lunch stop and visit the attractive Lisu settlement and another suspension bridge across Mula River. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back-drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Later we return back to Putao and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 09: Putoa – Yangon (Tue/ Fri)
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by your guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience. (B, L, _)
Day 10: Yangon sightseeing & departure (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, morning stop to take photo in the front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house area who got Nobel peace prize in 1991. Shopping at Gems mart and Handicraft shops at Bogyoke (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs. And visitKaba Aye (World Peace) Pagodaand drive to Yangon International airport for departure. If time permit on the way visit to Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) and White Elephant camp and departure.
Remark: The domestic flights are flying due to the schedule time and date.
Yangon Head Office Address
No.199 (2 nd floor), Botahtaung Pagoda Road (Middle Block), Pazuntaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Bagan / Nyaung U Branch Office Address
Lanmadaw 2 Road ( Beside of Eden Motel-3 )Myoma Kwet Thit Ward ( No 3 Block ) Nyaung U, Mandalay.
(Near Nyaung U Market / Mani Sithu Market )
Tel : +95-9-761 690 802
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