Trekking Tour ( Optional 2 )

Trekking to the Mt. Phonegan is the most popular bestselling trip and suitable for any travelers who want to explode mountain trekking trips combine with hill tribe villages, wild animals, floral and faunal and ect. We do recommend this trip for any trekker who wants to make moderate grade adventure trekking. Trekking and hiking among the beautiful forest mount, enjoy the nature of wild animal, observe the way of life of mountain people will be main attraction on this trip. If you are lucky, wild orchids, rhododendron, pin e forest, rain forest, medicine plants butterflies, fishes, endemic bird species as dragomans& pheasants, wild animals as Takin, mountain goad, red panda, monkey, gibbon, and etc. will be seen on this adventure trekking. We offer this trip to our clients even they have no good experience in hiking although it is adventure trekking. We invite you come and try it with Travel Expert.

GradeAdventure Trekking (hard adventure trekking )
Trip Duration11 days / 10 nights
Duration on trek9 days trekking and hiking
Max. Altitude3635 m
 Average trekking hour per day and distance It will be about 6 to 7 trekking hours and 9 to 11 miles per day.
 Recommend max group site 14 Pax
 Fitness Being a hard adventure trekking, this expedition is recommend trekkers who have experiences in trekking. But you don’t need to have technical mountaineering experiences.  Long trekking, hiking in the deep forest and on the snow cap mountain will make you to be tire on this trekking tour. So we do recommend that you should be fit for this trip
 Time for the trip From October to April are recommended, the best time will be on November, December, January and February.
 Weather Info October to April will be hot in the day time but it will be cold in the early morning and late evening. It will be 20oC- 25oC at day time and 0oC to6oC at night time normally. It will be about -2o to -10oc at the night of last 2 camps. June to September will be rain.

Upon arrival at Putao airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to Putao which 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. After a brief fresh up at a local restaurant, we shall take a jeep or truck depending on the group size to upper Shangaungvillage with the distance 17 km which takes us about one hour. Shangaung is one of the big villages on the vicinity of Putao inhabitant of both Lisu and Rawan tribes. Dinner and overnight at Shangaung Village.

After breakfast, the adventure trail starts as trek to Wasan6dum village with the distance 20 km which takes us about 7 hours trek 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 the trail have to ascend from 915 meters up to 1362 meters. Wasandum is a small Rawan village situates by Namro creek. Upon arrival, check in at the village house and for those who wish to wash up may go to Namro creek to do so with crystal clean water. Dinner and overnight will be at the village house.

After breakfast, you will headed to the village for today destination at Ziyadum, through relatively flat land with just few of ups and downs. At first we cross Namro Creek to Awadum with the distance 7.4 km which takes us about 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 Kalangvillage with the distance 4.8 km which should takes us about 1.5 hours. We continue trek to Ziyadumvillage with the distance 6.4 km which takes us about 2 hours through deep evergreen forests. Ziyadum, situate at altitude of 3440 ft, 1048 meters is the most northwestern and last frontier village in Putao region, mainly resident are Rawan tribes. It is recommended to visit Ziya creek for a fantastic sunset view with a blazing SnowMountains in the west which spark in to steady flowing Ziya creek. Dinner and overnight at a village house in Ziyadum village will serveyou local experiences.

After breakfast, the trek continues starting with a 9.6 kilometre walk to Chaungzone, taking around 3 hours. The journey first crosses over Phangran creek by suspension bridge then traverse an evergreen forest with slightly undulating tracks. After crossing another suspension bridge at Namya creek, we start a steep uphill trek along a mule track to reach Thitpingyi Camp. From Namya to the camp takes around 2 hours, covering 3.2 kilometres. The camp is located 1460 meters (4800 feet) above sea level. Dinner and camping night at the camp.

Continue this morning with a 2.5 kilometre trek to upper Thitpingyi camp. From here the path switches to a mule track and offers a great variation of forest types and bird life, passing through evergreen forest, hill pines and deciduous flowers. This section of the journey takes around 6 hours, covering 4.8 kilometers and ends at an elevation of 2575 metres (8500 feet). It will be straight up along the trail up to the Khantautmyintcamp. Dinner and overnight will be at the camping camp for a night (in a tent).

We ascend higher today up to 3050 meters (an elevation gain of 475 meters) over a distance of 6.4 kilometers. The trek is quite challenging and follows a very narrow path, yet it is filled with spectacular views. The camp site will be in one of three locations- all of which are located on the snowline- and the exact location will depend on the weather and snow conditions. In the late afternoon, enjoy the nature by taking photos and listen the bird’s calls. You will be in different forest type of the high elevation. It will be one of the wonderful times with your mountain experts. Dinner will be served at the Snow Line and overnight will be in a worm tent. You should take a rest this evening for your adventure hiking to the summit of the Mt.Phonegan next day.

Today, weather permitting; we set off for the summit. The total distance is 3 kilometers and reaches an altitude of 3635 meters (11920 feet). Despite the short distance, the trek will take 3-7 hours depending on the weather conditions. If the weather is clear, the views from the summit are spectacular. Return to the camp and continue descending to Khantautmyitcamp. Dinner and overnight at Khantautmyit camp will be as previous.

After an early breakfast, we trek back to Thitpingyicamp. Today, it is mostly downhill walking along the same path we ascending on day 4 and 5. We’ll reach Ziyadum in the late afternoon. Lunch stop will be at the Chaungzone camp. Hot shower and a warm bed by all mean will be of a greatest reward. You will have a great time to relax through the afternoon by sightseeing and walking.

After breakfast, start trek to Kalang village for about 3 hours. It lines between ever green forest and with crystalIce WaterRiver. Visiting inside the villages houses will show you authentic way of life of the mountain tribes. Enjoy the village sightseeing and early lunch in Kalang. After lunch, you will cross over suspension bridges at Awadum and passing through under lush evergreen forest. It is one of the photogenic places on your trip. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at Wasundum village again.Dinner and overnight will be at the traditional house at Wasundum village.

After breakfast, you will resume the journey to Shangaung village. The trek goes challenging uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before rapidly downhill to Shangaung. This evening we will celebrate a farewell dinner with our fellow group members, including leaders, porters, and commemorate the experience that you’ve shared for the past 9 days in this unique part of the world. Dinner and overnight will be at the same village house in Shangaung village.

In the early morning, transfer back to Putao to visit the morning market and have breakfast at a local restaurant. Then, transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Yangon or Mandalay. If time permitted, you will visit one of the local villages to observe daily lifestyle of local people or make a down town sightseeing.

Tour Duration
11D/10N Trips

Tour Route
Mt. Phongun –Putao