DAY 1: FLY FROM YANGON TO PUTAO AND EXPLORE PUTAO
Take a flight from Yangon to Putao, a quaint hill town nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Enjoy walking around and exploring the town. Access to some portions of Putao is not allowed. If you are a foreigner, we recommend you to ask your hotel in the places where you are allowed to enter.
DAY 2: ENJOY THE QUAINT LITTLE TOWN OF PUTAO
Today enjoy the beautiful town of Putao. You can visit the Putao Morning Market and stroll around the the town. You will be able to observe the life of the locals. You can proceed to Kaungmulone Pagoda which is located at the bank of the Malikha river. It is one of the most holiest places in northern Myanmar. In the evening, you can take a boat ride and visit Nat Island, a tiny island located on the Malikha river.
DAY 3: EXPLORE SHANKAUNG VILLAGE
After breakfast, you can start trekking at Mt. Shankhaung – an area famous for the evergreen rain forest and jade mine. You will be able to spot several wildlife on your way as well as enjoy the scenic beauty of snowcapped mountains. A 10 Km trek takes about 4-hours and is a moderate level trek. You can return to the village after the trek and enjoy your time there. A small rocky river beside the village adds to the attraction of this village. Return to Putao overnight and rest for the night.
DAY 4: FLY FROM PUTAO TO MYITKYINA
Today first travel to Putao by car and then fly to Myitkyina. You can proceed to a sightseeing tour after checking in to the hotel and visit Myitkyina market, Su Taung Pyi pagoda and reclining Buddha and Kachin ‘Manao’ garden.
DAY 5: VISIT MYITSONE
Today you will visit Myitsone located 45 Km away from Myitkyina. It is the confluence of two mountain streams – Maikha and Malikha which originate in Mt. Hkakabo Razi. These two rivers join to form the Ayeyarwady river, the heart of Myanmar. There are a lot of activities available here such as visiting Tan Phe village to see the elephants lugging teak wood and river cruising on the Maikha. You can visit Jaw Bon Tower on the way back to Myitkyina.