Mt. Phangran

Mt. Phangran

Tour Info

Mt. Phangran, 4400m, Putao, Kachin State
(13 Days / 12 nights )

Trip Overview

mt-phangranMt.Phangranadventure expedition is designed for trekker who wants to make a hard trekking and hiking adventure trip in the deep forest and on the high mountains. The main challenges on this adventure trekking are walking on the rocky stream, crossing the current ice water for serval times, long hiking on sleep snow cap cliff. Standing with 4400m on the border of Myanmar and India border, Mt.Phangran become one of the most difficult summits for hikers on this area. On this tour, you can observe the way of life of the mountain people at the villages on the way. The main highlights of this tour will be wild orchids, rhododendron, pine forest, rain forest, medicine plants butterflies, fishes, endemic bird species as tragopans & pheasants, wild animals as Takin, mountain goad, red panda, monkey, gibbon, and etc. Although it is adventure expedition grade, we do offer you to come and try to be the highest summit on the borer of Myanmar and India with Travel Expert.


Information Sheet

Tour Code :  TEA : 008
Grade : Adventure Expedition (hard adventure trekking)
Trip Duration : 13 days / 12 nights
Duration on trek 11 days trekking and hiking
Max. Altitude : 4400 m
Average trekking hour per day and distance: It will be about 6 to 7 trekking hours and 9 to 11 miles per day.
Recommend max group site : 4 Pax
Fitness : Being a hard adventure trekking, this expedition is recommend trekkers who have experiences in trekking and hiking. If you have technical mountaineering experiences, it will be better but it is not essential.  Long trekking, hiking in the deep forest and on the snow cap mountain combine with walking on the rocky trail along the river could not be skipped on this tour. So we do recommend that you should be very fit for this trip.
Time for the trip: From October to April are recommended, the best time will be on November, December, January and February.
Weather Info : October to April will be hot in the day time but it will be cold in the early morning and late evening. It will be 20oC- 25oC at day time and 0oC to 6oC at night time normally. It will be about -2o to -10oc at the night of last 2 camps. June to September will be rain.
Accommodation : One night at a hotel or guest house in Putao, 6 nights at local houses in the village and 6 nights with the tent in the forest. We will provide good sleeping bags and mattresses at the villages and in the tent.
Bathrooms/shower on trek : Bathroom is available at all villages but not real shower. We do arrange to take a bath and watching the cloth in a private place at village house. All night-stop-villages are located on the bank of the small rivers, most of our previous guests enjoy their watching the clothes and taking bath on the small river.
Meals info : All meals are included in your package. Lunch box is recommended for whole day trekking.

We do recommend a medium site day back bag for your essential medicine, camera, water, rain cover and etc. Our porters will carry all of your big baggage in which includes all of your personal gears, clothes and etc. But you should pack just essential thing for your trekking days. We do request to leave all rest things do not need for your trekking at our Putao office or at the first village. We will keep all of these in our main locker at our office in Putao.

Notice : Sand fly and leached will be found on your trekking in lowland, especially on the first and last 3 days. It could be rain on trekking days ( 10 % ). Most of the trekking time will be in the rain forest mountain. Three days will be open trek among pine forest area.

To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.


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Mt. Phangran, 4400m, Putao, Kachin State
13 Days / 12 nights

Day 1. Arrival at Putao– Shangaung village( L / D )

On your arrival at Putao, one of our company representative will picks you up at the airport to transfer to Putao. After have lunch at a restaurant, meet our hiking group to make some briefing for our long trekking and hiking trip to Mt. Phangran, 4127 m which stands on the border of Myanmar and India. In the late afternoon, shell we take a jeep or truck to Shaung village with the distance 17 km which take us about one hour. Shangaung is one of the big village of Lisu and Rawan tribes in the west of Putao. To upper Shanghaiing village – need approximately an hour for 10 miles – proceed by jeep. Dinner will be served at the village and we will make a night stop at a local house in the illage.


Day2. Shangaung village – Wasandum village ( B/ L / D )

After breakfast, the trek in the forested mountain, for about 7 hours, is commenced over Mt. Shangaung at 1360 meters. Today will be a tasting journey to refresh your trekking experiences by 12 miles trekking and hiking. First 3 miles will on flat and straight up for 4 miles to be on the summit. After lunch, the trail will be down to Warsandan Village, a small village placed on the bank of Namlan River. It is the end point of the day trekking program, also good for night stop, and there catch the enjoyable feeling of sunset on the bank of the creek. Dinner will be at the village house.


Day3. Wasandum village-Awadum village -Ziyardumvillage ( B / L / D )

Start the morning tour program with the 6 hour trekking for 9 miles to get to the destination Ziyadum Village, which is situated about 1048 meter above sea level. Easy trek on the flat route in the forest along the Namlang creek. On the way, first reaches AwadumLizu Village and lunch will be on the bank of theZiyariver. In the late afternoon, arrive at Ziyardum Village, the last Rawan village in the north-west of Putao, positioned on the bank of Ziyar River among the ever green forest. It is recommended to take photos along the Ziyariver for fantastic views with blazing snow mountain by sunset. Being at the last village on your adventure trip, we do recommend to recheck all gears again in the evening. Dinner and night stop will be at a village house.


Day 4.Ziyadum village - Camp ( I ) ( B / L / D )

After breakfast, the trek start among the forest mountain. It will be straight up along the trail up to the camp I at 1400 meters which take us about 6 hours trekking.Enjoy packed lunch with tea at camp I; after that, proceed to camp I, our destination, which we will arrive in the evening. Take photographs on the bank of the river during relaxation – the good picture of snowcapped mountains among the evergreen forest can be obtained if we are in the fine weather. Night stop will be at Camp I building which was constructed by Htoo Foundation ( not in the tent ). It is safe and worm inside. This camp is standing on the bank of the river, it is good opportunity to take a bath in the river. Dinner and overnight will be in camp I.


Day 5.Camp ( I ) –Camp II - Tarking Camp /Kyauktonegyi Camp ( B / L / D )

The dawn is welcomed by the sweet calls of the birds in the beautiful scenic morning. Continue, after breakfast, another seven-hour-long trekking to Tarking camp and Kyauktonegyi cam. We will cross passing in the colder water in some portions. For today tour plan, need our effort for in some parts it can be said of containing the difficult route on the huge rocks along Phangran River in the evergreen forest, and we have to climb the rocky cliff if the water level is higher than normal.Subsequent to today among-forest-trekking – it is the most difficult day because of some rocky cliff and deep water level, will stop at Tarking Camp or Kyauktonegyi camp ( a huge rock camp ) for the night stop beside the river. Grab hold of enjoyable dinner at the camp on such a high mountain, which is 3050 meter above sea level. Night stop will in a tent.


Day 6. Kyauktonegyi Camp - ChaungSone Camp ( B / L / D )

In the cool morning, after breakfast, cross the river first for the continuity of the trek on the rocky mountain heading toward Chaungsone camp at 3400 meters. Spent six hours for today hiking, reach the target camp Chaungsone which is situated in the valley of snowcapped mountains. It is a good photo point and easy to find the mountain goad, Tarkin, Trogopans and many rare species of mountain birds. It's also at the end of the river and starting point of the hiking on the snow. In the evening, it will be a paradise if weather is fine. Dinner and overnight in a tent atChaungsone camp.


Day 7ChaungSone Camp - Based Camp ( Pine hill camp )( B / L / D )

After breakfast, up hiking will be along the on the deep slope cliff, probably in the snow, which is hard in the first two or three hours. Keep on trekking for next two hours after a short rest on the pine hill, 36000 m above sea level. During lunch time on a mountain, it will be good time for photography of Snowcap Mountains as Mt. Phangaran.In the late afternnon you will at the base camp. The base site is also a snowcapped area, at the altitude of about 4000m. An excellent view toMt. Phangaran and the other snowcapped mountain ranges along the border of Myanmar and India will be occurred from this point. Dinner and night stop with a tent will be at the based camp.


Day 8. Base camp - Summit Mt. Phangran - ChaungSone Camp ( B / L / D )

Enjoying the sun under the shadow of Mt. Phangran, 4400 meters high, make the commencement of hiking to the apex of it within the duration of 3 hours on the snowcapped mountain passing through the narrow rocky cliff. The tea time at the summit while taking photographs on the vista of the atmosphere will become memorable for you in such an adventure-like trip. After take a short rest, leave for the base camp in the half of the period of ascending. Spend pleasurable time during lunch and then trek back to Chaungsone camp. Catch the moment of sunset in the valley of snowcapped mountain. We will make a night stop at the same sport as day 6.


Day 9 ChaungSone Camp - Camp II, TarkinCamp ( B / L / D )

Leave ChaungSonecamp when finished breakfast in the rising sun to begin the trek on the stony way back to camp II within approximately 9 hours. To have the experience of passing the icy water about 10 is possible before lunch at camp III. In the late afternoon, we will arrive today destination Trakin camp. Dinner and the night stop will be at camp II.


Day 10. Camp II - Ziyadumvillage( B / L / D )

The way to Ziyadum village is easy in spite of the walk on the stones for about three hours. Lunch will be at the destination where taking leisure in the evening time serves an excellent moment of relaxation for all of our used energy. In the evening, arrive at Zinyar village and take your leisure with mountain people. Dinner and overnight will be served at the village.


Day 11.Ziyadum - Kharlan - Wasundum( B / L / D )

Acquire pleasure from the easy trek (9 miles) as well as the photo stops after commencing your walk toward the destined Kharlan Village, a small and pleasant Rawan village having the background of the dense forested mountain. The enjoyable experience will be continued by the time of crossing a small traditional rattan suspension bridge, whilst back from the village, observing the nature and culture of it. Lunch at AwadunLizu village and arrive at Wasundum Village in the evening to grasp the pleasant moment of sunset at Nantu River. Dinner and night stop will be at Wasundum village again.


Day 12. Wasundum - Shangaung

Taking lunch box, trekking up again to the top of Mt. Shangaung, 1600m above sea level, introduces the morning with a touch of the splendor of the nature. We will be in Shangaung village, one of the biggest villages in the vicinity of Putao with about 2000 villagers, mainly Rawans and Lizus, again after 12 mile trek. Evening sightseeing around the village is to contact their cultures.


Day 13. Shangaung – Putao Departure ( B , L )

The jeep / 4WD travel to Putao is after breakfast and takes an hour to visit Putao morning market to observe the daily lifestyle of the local people. If time permit, stroll around the small town and some small village which stand near by the tow. Then, transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Yangon or Mandalay. If time permitted, you will visit one of the local restaurant for your lunch.


To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pricing Info

Tour package price :

Based on twin share accommodation in united state dollars.

Based on Pax Tour Price
1 Pax 4520
2 Pax 2900
3 Pax 2640
4 Pax 2260

All of the above mention pricing will validity form 1st Oct, 2015 to 31st May 2016. This pricing is just only for your private tour. If you want to combine with other, the price will be much lower than as mention.We offer optional Putaosightseeingand additional nights at a hotel or guest house in Putao just for our own clients.


Domestic flight fare will be as follow :

Flight Sectors One way ticket pricing
Myintkyina – Putao/Putao -Myintkyina  75$
Mandalay – Putao/Putao – Mandalay  130$
Yangon –Putao/Putao-Yangon  195$

All of the above mention rate will effective from 1st Oct, 2015 to  31st March 2016. 



  • Single Tent
    35 US / tent for your whole trip

Additional Night in Putao

  • One night accommodation at Hotel Putao is 125 USD / 120 USD per room ( Double / Single )
  • One night accommodation at a guest house is 75 USD / 40 USD per pax per room ( Double / Single )


What’s included

  • Official licensed English Speaking tour leader who had already passed international first aid trainee course
  • A local leader who speaks local language and had been many times to your destination
  • Cost of all porters who will carry your properties your trek
  • All accommodation as mention in the detail itinerary
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Free drinking water throughout the trek
  • All private vehicles in Putao
  • Travel permit


What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flight to Putao
  • Visa fees
  • All beverages
  • Tips

Flight exclusive trekking holidays:

We show only flight exclusive package rate on this website based on our experiences. Some of our clients want to buy the air ticket on their own or from their agent. On the other site, they want to take flight from their preferred destinations; Myintkyina, Mandalay or Yangon.  We offer the best airfare rate just for our clients.         


Based on twin share room at hotel and guest house in Putao:

Although hotel accommodation at Putao is offered for your additional night in Putao, we do recommend to stay at local guest houses in Putao to support local people as our mission. All guest houses mention in the web are belong to local community. Staying at one of these two guest house will support local people by promoting responsible tourism in Putao. If you prefer to stay at a guest house, the price will be lower again. For luxury tours and traveler, we offer hotel Putao and Malikha lodge.


Price changes

All the prices mention on our website are correct at the time of mention. And also, the prices may be vary without any notice. But we never change any pricing after making the confirmation of the tour. For our partner and tour operators, we never change the prices ofone year in advance contract.


Important notes for the booking procedure of your trekking trip

We would like to request all of our clients to book this tour at least 90 days prior or more to your arrival date to Myanmar. Less than 90 days will be on request and subject to available of our professional tour leader and accommodation.

Increasing tourist arrival in Putao, you will need to book your tour and flight tickets in advance as early as you can.


To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

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