THE RAWAN TRAIL

 

OVERVIEW

Tour code  

BRO/HML-01

Destination

Yangon, Putao

Availability

Oct-May

Routes

Day 01: Yangon-Putao <flight>

 

Day 02: Putao - Htawadum - Namkham <jeep/trek>

 

Day 03: Namkham - Machanbaw - Mulashidi - Putao <trek/jeep>

 

Day 04: Putao-Yangon <flight>

 

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1   Yangon-Putao
Take a morning flight to Putao. Upon arrival at Putao airport meet and greet by Putao trekking house's representative and transfer 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 we shall have light lunch at local restaurant and take a walk in and around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.
 

 

Day 2   Putao-Htawadum-Namkham
Breakfast and we visit attractive Putao market often busy with local ethnic tribes. We then depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road to Htawadum with the distance 14 km which takes us about one hour. Here we cross Malikha river by long-tailed boat to visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. We proceed walking toward Salundum but turn to Nampandum from Lona suspension bridge. From here we continue walk to Namkham with the distance 5 km which should take us about 3 hours passing through smaller villages such as Salundum and Htrandum etc. Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “Golden River” has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus to day famous for its sweet fruits production. We settle in at our guesthouse and walk around the village. We shall have our dinner and overnight at local guest house.

 

Day 3   Namkham-Machanbaw-Mulashidi-Putao
Breakfast and we start walk to Machanbaw with the distance 15 km which should take us about 6 hours through relatively low land terrain with occasionally ups and downs passing through some smaller villages such as Inwaingbaw and Inbubaw. Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. We shall visit so-called "stone dragon" park which should take about 20 minute walk and we cross a suspension bridge spans across Malikha river to Naungkhine where our jeep awaits us and take us to Mulashidi Lisu village with the distance 35 km which should take about one hour to get there. We visit the attractive Lisu settlement and suspension bridge across Mula river. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. We return back to Putao and check in at our guest house. We shall have our dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.

 

Day 4   Putao-Yangon
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market. Later we transfer to airport for our onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience. Should time permit we shall visit one of the local villages to observe traditional dance performance of Rawan and Lisu youth and daily life activities by the villagers.