Putao Himalayan Trails – 6 Days Trek

On this Putao trek and soft adventure to Myanmar Himalayan region you will introduce you to the purity of the surrounding nature, feeling of solitude and peace as you travel trough small paths and lush jungles. Interesting minority encounters will help you to get insight of the local way of living and leave you with many warm memories. This route is suited for all fitness levels and includes varying beautiful terrain.


  • Purity of the surrounding jungle
  • Minority encounters
  • Various river crossings
  • Views of snow capped mountains

Duration: 6 days/ 5 Nights
Trip type: Soft adventure
Destination: Around Putao
Price: From $
Daily: Oct – May
Starts: Putao
Ends: Putao

Putao mountains - Myanmar Trekking Tours


Upon arrival to Putao airport you will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to your lodge in Putao. Putao lies in a flat valley and acts as a gateway for trekkers and explorers venturing to the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains. After checking in and light lunch we take a stroll around Putao town and surroundings. During dinner you will get a thorough brief about the upcoming adventure.

Meals included: Lunch & dinner
Overnight stay: in hotel, lodge, guest house in Putao

Myanmar Trekking Tours - Putao Last Village Trek


An early morning walk to Putao market, visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and head off towards Namtunkoo Lisu village, situated west of Putao on the cross road to Mt. Lancrumadin (20 km, approx. 5 hours). Walk through cultivation field passing some small villages and farm land. After about one hour of walking on the flat land you are in wilderness with lush tropical evergreen forests. About 3 hours trek through the terrain uphill and you will reach approx. 2250 ft, / 680 meters shoulder of Namhtun mountain range from where the path starts to descend. Far west you will see blazing 11530 ft, / 3495 meters high Lancrumadin Mountain towards Indian border. Lunch stop and then trekking for another hour through the farmland to the village. Check in at a designated home and then towards Namhtun creek, usually busy during the late afternoon by locals on their way back home from fields.

Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner at local house
Overnight stay: Namhtunkoo village house

Myanmar Trekking Tours - Putao Last Village Trek


After breakfast trekking west to Htawphulaw (22 km, approx 7 hour) passing through cultivated land, grassland and later trough a tropical forest into a small creek which leads to the base of a small mountain about 1000 meter high filled by thick forest. Once descend you get in to Htawphulaw village of Rawan and Lisu tribes. After lunch stop continue trekking towards west to Namsaing which is famous for its hot and spicy chili pepper production. At first you will cross cultivated land and then the route leads in to a small creek which you follow downward along the high reef, small waterfall and after crossing 800 meter high mountain you get to Mula creek which you cross by a rattan suspension bridge to get in to your destination Namsaing village.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight stay: Local homestay at Namsaing

Myanmar Trekking Tours putao trek


Breakfast and return back to Namtunkoo via same route. Dinner and overnight at Namhtunkoo guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight stay: Local home stay

Myanmar Trekking Tours - putao village


Breakfast and visit around the village for social and cultural interaction. After farewell to the locals you walk about 45 minutes through the field along Namhtun creek crossing the creek a couple of times. Once you get into the wildness the terrain immediately starts to ascend and lead up to 2295 ft / 700 meters. After about 2 hour through quite strenuous jungle trail in dense forest filled with bamboo grove the trek gradually descend through farmland from where we enjoy a spectacular view of the Putao plain with snake like crawling Mula creek. Lunch stop and a couple of hour’s easy trek to Mulashidi village. Enjoy beautiful surrounding with snowcapped mountains in distance. Get to your jeep for further excursion to Machanbaw, a small administrative town with beautifully set up colonial style buildings. Arrive at Naungkhine village and walk through a small suspension bridge spanning across Malikha River to Machanbaw. Excursion in town include visit to a small market and walk up to the so-called stone dragon park. It should take about 20 minutes to view the snake-like rock formation. Walk back to the riverfront, cross suspension bridge to the other side and drive back to Putao.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Overnight stay: in hotel, lodge, guest house in Putao

Myanmar Trekking Tours - Putao mountains.


After breakfast you have time to go do some last minute shopping to the local market and see some other points of interest. You can have lunch at a local restaurant before transport to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

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  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Ground transport
  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals during trekking days and safe drinking water
  • Porters during trek
  • Travel permit to Putao(Maximum load given to porters is 15kg)


  • Any airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenditure of personal nature (Laundry, rips, beverages etc.)
  • Visa to Myanmar

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