Trekking Tour ( Optional 3 )

We do recommend this trip for all travelers who want to visit Hkakaborazi national park in northern Myanmar. Lying in the national park and standing on the bank of a small river, Panandin village is very pleasant and paradise for all nature lovers. In our experiences, anglers, insect collectors, orchid hunters and some zoologist, botanic and all nature wonders prefer to do this trip. The well-known botanist F.Kingdon Ward had conducted several floristic surveys since 1937 in the environ of this national park. . On this tour, you can observe the way of life of the ethnic groups namely, Rawan, Lessu, Myanmar-Tibet. And also, wild orchids, rain forest, medicine plants, butterflies, fishes, endemic bird species, wild animals as monkey. Gibbon and etc. will be seen on the tour. The main highlight is that you will be in the would be world heritage site “HkakaboraziNationl Park” and her nature attraction. We designed this trip for all nature wonderers who want to enjoy the nature in Myanmar Himalaya zone by trekking within 2-week trip.

GradeModerate long trekking
 Trip Duration 14 days / 13 nights
 Duration on trek 12 trekking days
 Max. Altitude 5000 ft
 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 10 Pax
 Fitness Long trekking in the deep forest will make to tire every day.So we do recommend that you should fit for long trekking. If you have some trekking experiences, it will be fine for this moderate long trekking trip.
 Time for the trip From October to April are recommended, the best time will be on November, December, January and February. But you can do this trip for the whole year.
 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 5oC to11oC at night time normally. June to September will be rain.
 Accommodation One night at a hotel or guest house in Putao, 11 nights at local houses and tent in the village and forest. You should prepare to sleep as a mountain people. It will be very simple basic accommodation facility at all villages.
Bathrooms/shower on trekBathroom is not available at all villages. We do arrange to take a bath and watching the cloth at your accommodation place in villages. Everything will be very basic and local standard. Being long trekking adventure expedition, you will back to some century ago.
Meals infoAll meals are included in your package. Lunch box is recommended for whole day trekking.
BaggageWe do recommend a medium site day back bag for your essential medicine, camera, water, rain cover and etc. Our porters will carry all of your big baggage in which includes all of your personal gears, clothes and etc. But you should pack just essential thing for your trekking days. We do request to leave all rest things do not need for your trekking at our Putao office or at the first village. We will keep all of these in our main locker at our office in Putao.
NoticeSand fly and leached will be on your trekking in lowland. It could be rain on trekking days (10%). Most of the trekking time will be in the rain forest mountain.

Upon arrival at Putao airport, you will be welcomed by our representative to pick you up to the downtown of 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, check in for your accommodation.
After take a rest at your hotel or guest house, enjoy scenic driving to Mularshide village. After sightseeing in the village, we will walk on the beautiful bridge which over Mular river. Looking to the snowcap mountain from the bridge will be the best introduction to northern Myanmar. You will see crystal ice white water on the rocky river “ Mular”. Fishing babies, women watching on the stone, bamboo-rafting men, kind fisher and sweet sound of the river will send you to back one century ago. We will make a briefing by having dinner at a local restaurant and night stop will be in Putao.

The journey full of riding for 38 miles, first to Machanbaw by truck and leave it at Malikha River to take another truck ride along the way up and down over the forested hills, absorbs your interest whilst watching the natural beauty of northern Myanmar with different approach of life of the people. Another experience hits a short happy moment by the time of crossing Htihkha River whose water is icy cold. The interval for lunch is at Alangar Village prior to the up driving towards Htangar Village where at a Kachin traditional house have dinner and night stay. It will be a full day adventure driving along forest mountain range.

Before lunch that is at Batbaw Village, have an imaginary moment at Auriga forest camp on the bank of Kasnkha River subsequent to the truck trip on the mountain. In the intermission includes a short stop at Magweza for full grasp of used energy prior to the continuity to Ratbaw Village for night stop. The destination for the day program is one of the largest Lizu villages, standing on the mountain, and there sightseeing will provide the view of easy-minded lifestyles of the villagers for the increment of local knowledge. It will be another full day adventure driving in the deep forest. If time permit, you can make short trekking on the way. Evergreen forest, small stream, bird’s call and nature will serve you to be pleasure.

Under the Kachin sun, clasp a leisurely scenic moment through the adventure trekking initiated in the morning, in the famous Hkaborazi national park, and on the way consists of some villages: Shiman Village, Gathtu Village and Chalkan Village which is the most reasonable site for lunch. The easy trek has a good fact for the revelation of the real nature in the forest possessed kinds of wild butterflies and green plants. The arrival at Gawle Village for pleasant night stop ends the day tour program in the evening. Today will be good full day trekking in the nature.

Today you are entering KhakaboRazi National Park.The morning sun is soft enough for the beginning of the tour program which initiates with the trekking along the river, the only one death-river in the national park; a half-day hiking on the mountain, positioned in the second place of the program, will ensure the satisfaction of the unspoiled beauty of northern Myanmar. The evening arrival at Shin Chan Khu forest camp, situated on the hill side of the dense forest mountain, the most popular for mountain lovers, offers refreshment throughout the bath in a small spring nearby the camp.

The morning trekking is in the ascending order on Panandinon Mountain, having an altitude of 7900 ft, and it as a whole is followed by the trek down to the Panandin Village. Looked like a small town on the mountain, it is the farthest place of administration in northern Myanmar. Food and drink in the small-town-like village are available for our long trekking trip. Enjoy the time easily during the sightseeing in the village together with dinner and overnight at a forest building.

After take a rest at the last village, trek back to Naungmon as previous days as following daily itinerary.

The advancement, left Naungmon, in the soft morning sun is begun to the destination along the way across many enjoyable places like Kasan River, which have to cross over a suspension bridge, as well as many paddy fields and a dense forest. Across all of it, enjoy a variety of cultures embracing the nature and wildlife, before the end of the day tour program which will be at Maza forest camp, in the evening, located on the base of the 5000 ft high Barbulone forested mountain beside a small river named Maza.Dinner and overnight at the camp.

At the beginning of the day, initiate the trek, which takes about two and a half hours, up to the top of Mt. Barbulone, where achieve the moment of the best panoramic view of the mountain full of forests and will see the ice-capped mountain range of Himalayas if fortunately. After the summit-rest, trek again along the downward trend to Namti camp lied at the top of Namti hill to have dinner and night stay after the hard hike.

It will be your last trekking of your long adventure trip. In the morning, it will be easy down trekking to the village call Namti for 11 miles trekking. Lunch will be on the way and trek down again to the village. On your arrival at the village, we will make a short rest by making a visit to Kaungmulone pagoda which line on the bank of the Malikhariverand proceed to Putao by jeep. Dinner will be at a local restaurant again and night stop will be in Putao.

In the early morning, visit colorful morning market and have breakfast at a local restaurant. After that, visit Hakaborazi and Phoneganrazi national parts wild life education centers and transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Yangon or Mandalay. If time permitted, you can visit a village to observe daily lifestyle of local people.

Tour Duration
14D/13N Trips

Tour Route
Hkakaborazi National Park Expedition