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PUTAO MYANMAR :

putao-elephant-rideHimalaya is a well-known range of mountain for hikers. Yet, Himalaya in Myanmar is still unknown to most and the door to Myanmar Himalaya is Putao, a small and beautiful northern extreme town in Myanmar. Only accessible by flight from Yangon and Mandalay, Putao still remains untouched by world travelers today.

Himalaya is a well-known range of mountain for hikers. Yet, Himalaya in Myanmar is still unknown to most and the door to Myanmar Himalaya is Putao, a small and beautiful northern extreme town in Myanmar. Only accessible by flight from Yangon and Mandalay, Putao still remains untouched by world travelers today.

putaoThe surrounding area of evergreen forest is unique in the diversity of flora and fauna. The snow capped mountain Pong-kan-ra-ze, 61 miles away from Putao is one of the most trekable snow-capped mountains to conquer. Throughout the road to Pong-kan-ra-zi, one can see Lisu, Rawang, Khanti-Shan and Jingphaw ethnic tribes. The people stand for their lives by farming and cultivated paddy in the lower plains of the valley by irrigation producing orchids, grape fruits, honey and wax. Ma Chan Baw, 19 km away from Putao, connected by Malikha suspension bridge and Mulashidee,10 km away Putao offer fascinating view of the area. It is advisable that the visitors can adapt with the local people in terms of transport, food, accommodation and ways of life. A special travel permit is required and book this trip well in advance! 

putao-mountainHkakabo Razi is Southeast Asia's highest mountain, located in the northern Myanmar state of Kachin. It lies in an outlying subrange of the Greater Himalayan mountain system. The mountain lies on the border tri-point among Myanmar, China, and India.

The peak is enclosed within Hkakabo Razi National Park. The park is entirely mountainous and is characterized by broad-leaved evergreen rain forest, a sub-tropical temperate zone from 2,438 to 2,743 metres (7,999–8,999 ft), then broad-leaved, semi-deciduous forest and finally needle-leaved evergreen, snow forest. Above 3,353 metres (11,001 ft), the highest forest zone is alpine, different not only in kind from the forest, but different in history and origin. Still higher up, around 4,572 metres (15,000 ft), cold, barren, windswept terrain and permanent snow and glaciers dominate. At around 5,334 metres (17,500 ft), there is a large ice cap with several outlet glaciers.

 

 

    


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package-icon PUTAO BEST TOURS

1. Putao Trekking 3 days 4 nights
from $ 280/ person - group of 2
2. Putao Trek & Raft
from $ 90/ person - group of 2  
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 BEST HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Malikha Lodge
Rate: from $ 200 ++ 
2. Putao Trekking House
Rate: from $ 100 ++  

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