Putao Travel Guide

Putao Travel Guide

Located in the farnorth Myanmar, Putao is the ultimate destination for all adventure minded travelers, boasting the top trekking spot, astonishing european like snow capped mountains, rapid waters for rafting and rich wildlife for eco tourism. 

Putao Beauty

Nature Diversity

The highest pick in the area is Mt. Hkakabo Razi, known as Myanmar`s highest peak - 5,889 metre high . Its name litterally means " snow-capped all the year round " whereas Putao is a tranquil town situating in a valley surrounded by sub-tropical landscapes and lush plantation. 
The whole area was isolated from other part of Myanmar, boasting exceptional biodiversity with hundreds of species remain less-known and wait to be studied. Putao is an ideal eco tourism destination. While river trips allows you to see kingfisher, hornbills, accessing the nearby mountains, you will have chance to witness remarkable wild, rare orchids.

Ethnic Minorities

Putao is home to many ethnic minorities : the Lisu, Nuang Rawang, T`rung, Kachin and Hkamti Shan, the first citizens of the area. These hill tribes share their home in hamorny yet still speak and write their very own language. 
Historically, Putao was discovered by Fort Hertz and it was under the British colony from 1914 to 1942. At that time, there were only about 500 people and most of them are hill tribes.

putao raft
                                                                                                                             Photographer: Patrick 

Adventure in Putao


Putao is always listed in the top Myanmar Trekking routes since 2010. 
Since Myanmar Government opens the flight routes Mandalay - Putao, there are more trekking trails opening for tourist ranging from 1 day to more than 15 days with different level of fitness. The most popular trekking tour is probably the Lisu trail which requires 6 - 8 days traversing Malikha River, Mt. Lancrumadin and numerous hill tribes villages. Lots of Putao mountains are challenging but the experience is extremely rewarded, especially the conquest of Phangran Razi, Phongun Razi peaks. 
We are offering different programs of Putao Trekking Adventure ranging from 3 to 20 days. Please contact us for best consultancy

Whitewater Rafting

A very cascading river is await ! Malikha River treasures some of the best waves in Southeast Asia. It is also one of the wildest nature with breathless banks.
The Putao rafting adventure should be prepared and booked in advance. Please note that according to the flight schedule, you can only access the area from Oct to April. 

Elephant Trek

This adventure takes you through fast flowing waters of Nam Lang River and travel up to rice terrace files. Elephant trek is one of the most rewarding expeditions to enjoy the landscape of Putao, being washed by the mahouts. 

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