Tour Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour Type: Trekking
Cities: Putao – Wasandum – Ziyadum – Putao
Price: contact us
Activity Level: Moderate to demanding
Day 1. Putao
Day 2. Putao – Wasandum
Day 3. Wasandum – Awadum – Ziyadum
Day 4. Ziyadum – Wasandum
Day 5. Wasandum – Shangaung – Putao
Day 6.Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao
Day 7. Departure
Day 1. Putao
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 2. Putao – Shangaung – Wasandum (jeep/trek)
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 3. Wasandum – Awadum – Kalang – Ziyadum (trek)
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 4. Ziyadum – Wasandum (trek)
Enjoy another lazy morning and after an early lunch bid farewell to the locals and head back to your today destination, Awadum crossing suspension bridges and through beautiful evergreen avenues. Dinner and overnight at Wasandum village house.
Day 5. Wasandum – Shangaung – Putao (trek/jeep)
Having left the wilderness behind and returning to the clutches of human civilization. As soon as we start the trek goes challenging uphill to the plateau of Mt. Shangaung, before continuing rapidly downhill to Shangaung where our jeep meets us and takes us back to Putao. Pack lunch on the way. Dinner & Overnight at Putao Lodge.
Day 6. Putao – Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao (jeep)
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 7. Departure
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.