Tour Code: TGZ-01004


10 Days / 09 Nights Tour
Yangon – Putao – Myitkyina – Indawgyi – Yangon

Being the principal river of Myanmar, Irrawaddy has lived up to nourish the land and its people like a mother. Formed at Myitkyina, about 100 miles upstream from Bhamo, by the glacial rivulets of Himalaya Range, River Irrawaddy flows for 900 miles to empty into Andaman Sea. City States had flourished along this river’s banks and nationhood of Myanmar has sprung out from Mother Irrawaddy. Yet, the dignity of this great Asian river poises solely on her natural beauty.

Day 1:

  • Arrival Yangon by morning flight.
  • Welcoming at airport and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing the highlights of Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda and National Museum will give a brief image of Myanmar.
  • Overnight at Yangon.

Day 2:

  • Transfer car will be pick you up and transfer to the airport.
  • Yangon to Putao by flight. Tuesdays & Fridays only.
  • Putao is situated on western river bank of Mae-Li-Kha, one rivulet to become River Irrawaddy. Now the place is well in the region of Himalaya eastern extremity and show capped mountains surrounding around are common view. Visiting to villages of local tribes of Rawang, Lisu and Shan would be the feature of this tour.
  • Overnight at Putao.

Day 3:

  • Putao-Htawadum-Namkham (jeep/trek)
  • Breakfast and we visit attractive Putao market often fills with local tribal such as Rawan, Lisu etc. Then depart by jeep though the pebbled road for Htawadum (14 km, approx 1 hour). Here we cross the Malikha river by small boat to Salundum Rawan village, visit the village and continue walk to Namkham along the Malikha river passing through smaller villages such as Khan Cho, Htawadum and Manchu etc (4 km, approx 2 hour). Namkham is a large Rawam tribe village with over 240 houses and situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna, famous for its production of Great fruit, Washington fruit and King fruit etc. We settle in at our guesthouse and have lunch. Afternoon visit this attractive Rawan settlement village, We have our dinner and overnight at local guesthouse.
  • Overnight at Putao.

Day 4:

  • Namkham- Machanbaw- Mulasidi- Putao (trek/ jeep).
  • Breakfast and we start trek to Machanbaw (9 km, approx 3 hour) 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. Here we visit so-called “Stone Dragon” park and walk through the town and to the river side and cross a suspension bridge span across Malikha river to Naungkan village where our jeep awaits us and take us to Mulashidi Lisu village (35 km, approx 1 hour). Visit the attractive village and suspension bridge across Mula river. We have packed lunch at Mulashidi and enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow capped mountains in distance. We return back to Putao and check in at guest house. We shall have a farewell dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Putao Trekking House.
  • Overnight at Putao.

Day 5:

  • Putao to Myitkyina by flight. Tuesdays & Fridays only. Sightseeing around Myitkyina.
  • Overnight at Myitkyina.

Day 6:

  • Set out to confluence of two rivulets, Mae-Li-Kha and Mae-Kha, where River Irrawaddy is formed.
  • Overnight at Myitkyina.

Day 7:

  • After breakfast at 06:30 set out to Indawgyi Lake by 4 wheel double cab. Indawgyi Lake is 68 miles from Myitkyina by the country road, which takes about 7 hours. Lake sightseeing for the afternoon. Visit Shwe Myitzu Pagoda in the middle of the lake. Overnight would be made at the guest house which is a good view point overlooking the lake and its environs.
  • Overnight at Indawgyi Lake.

Day 8:

  • Sightseeing at Indawgyi Area. Indawgyi is the largest natural lake of Myanmar, 16 miles North to South and during monsoon season the water expanse is 7 miles at its widest. Excluding the swamp around, net water surface is about 45 sq. mile. Among the surrounding ranges, Mt. Shwe-Taung at the north, Mt. Zin-Gong at south and Mt. Kawar-Pun in the north-west are prominent. There are about 40 villages around the lake, majority of populace are fishermen making the livelihood out of great lake. There are 13 creeks flowing right into the lake. And, 3 more creeks, which lost their waterways by dispersing into swamps, are known locally as Unreachable Creeks. Inflowing water levels out by Indaw Creek at the South East of lake, which flows in to Mo-Gaung Rivulet, one tributary of Irrawaddy. Return back to Myitkyina at late afternoon.
  • Overnight at Myitkyina.

Day 9:

  • Morning sightseeing at Myitkyina. Afternoon transfer to the airport.
  • Myitkyina to Yangon by flight, which runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday & Sundays. Arrival Yangon transfer to the hotel. Continue sightseeing at Yangon.
  • Overnight at Yangon.

Day 10:

  • Yangon sightseeing. Visit Bogyoke Aung San Market. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure evening flight.