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Namlang White Water Rafting Expedition


Coverage Putao – Mt.Shangaung – Wasandum
Duration (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Tour Program Combination of Soft Hiking and White Water rafting
Adventure Grade Moderate Adventure
Availability October – May

Namlang river is descending from the snow capped mountains through the lush and green forest and deep canyons which present splendid views of nature’s work and also one of the main tributary of Malikha river which comprise the Great Ayeyarwaddy.

Day- 01: Putao 451 meters

When you arrive at the Putao airport your guide will welcome and transfer you to Putao Guest house. After refreshment, your guide will take you to explore the scenic beauty of Putao – formally known as Fort Hertz – and its ethnic groups’ living style by walking in and around the town. The town itself lies on small plane hill and is the most peaceful in northern Myanmar. Being an isolated area, the region is rich in biodiversity-flora and fauna and it’s the least visited area by tourists.

Day- 02: Putao-upper Shangaung- Mt Shangaung 1460 meters- Wasandum 860 meters

After breakfast, you will start driving a country road of 17 km to upper Shangaung, and all the way through you will see people traveling on bull locked carts or on motorbikes, local houses and paddy fields. After being dropped off at Shangaung village, you will start climbing up the winding trail of Mt. Shangaung with 1,460 m , which will be a great challenge for you. When you reach the peak with the panoramic view of Putao valley your lunch will be served there. From the summit while the descending trail will lead you to Wasandum, a beautiful Rawang village at 860 m, you may encounter with hornbills and gibbons. You may go down to Namro creek (5 minute walk from the village) to get washed up after you have checked in the local house.(approx.-6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive).

Day- 03: Wasandam – River camp (Rafting along Namlang river

You will be awoken at first light by the village cocks crowing repeatedly, which is the vital alarm for the villagers.After breakfast,walkdown to Namro creek and reach to starting point for rafting. Before we leave, listen to well experienced river guide’s brief and demo with a practice. Enjoy the nature beauty of flora and fauna along the both side of icy creek while paddling down through the valley of Namlang by touching the chill water in cascading creek and pass one of the frontier lisu village called Namzae where you can see 3400 m high Mt, Loncrumadin snow-capped mountain which is just on the right side of the creek. Stop for Lunch on river bank and paddle down till we reach to river camp where we will stay overnight in tent on sandy beach.

Day- 04: River camp – Putao (Rafting/Car)

Left the wilderness behind and returning to the clutches of human civilization. Today is your final destination of rafting through the more challenge and more enjoyable level of rapids, by passing the huge boulders and some waterfall in more gorge and narrow valley of deep canyons by listening your river guide’s very often commends. Lunch will be on convenience spectacular river bank and forward to Mulasidi village which is your ending point and you will be transfer to Putao by car. Overnight at Putao Guest House.

Day- 05: Putao – Airport for departure

As you get up, you should not forget to visit local market to explore the local products and to buy some souvenirs for your dear ones. Buying some of the lovely tea cups crafted from bamboo and trying the taste of local organic fruits is strongly recommended. Depending on the flight time, your guide will transfer you to the airport by jeep for onward departure. And our service will end up seeing you off at the terminal. (15 minutes driving)

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