To the dramatic snow capped mountains that separate
Myanmar’s Kachin state from Arunachal Pradesh in India
are the most accessible to Putao. Our trek to Mt
Phonekanrazi climbs from the frontier village of Upper
Sangaung over a pass into the sub tropical Nam Lang
river valley. From here we trek along hunting trails
through pristine old growth forest and isolated Rawang
settlements to the base of Mt. Phonekanrazi. The trek so
far has been graded as moderate. The climb from base
camp, weather permitting, to the snow-capped summit
provides two or three longer and more challenging days
trekking but the views west to India and east to the
Putao valley in Myanmar are truly spectacular. The
combination of tribal villages, dense subtropical forest
and snow-capped mountains makes this one of the most
picturesque of treks.
Adventure Trip To Mt Phonekanrazi ( 11 Nights – 12
Day 01 : Putao Arrival ( Via Myikyina ) ( B, L, D)
Arrive Putao by flight via Myikyina , and transfer to
the The Lisu”Resort and check-in. Free and leisure at
Resort. To Prepare and discuss with your team for long
trek trip .
Day 02 : Putao – Wangali Dam ( B, L , D)
Morning breakfast at Lisu Resort . Start trek 13
miles to our exclusive river camp near Wanglai Dam
Village . Overnight at Camping site .
Day 03 : Wangali Dam – Ziya Dam (B , L, D)
Morning B 'fast at camping site . Proceed to Ziya Dam
village ( Trek 9 miles to Ziya Dam.). ( Sea –level 1100
m ).Overnight at camping site .
Day 04 : Ziya Dam – Chaungson ( B, L, D)
Morning breakfast at village . Proceed to Chang Sone ( 7
miles ) across Phangarum Stream ( 3 hrs trekking ) .
Arrive Chang Sone ( Sea –level 1500 m ) and camping at
Chang Sone . Night stop at Chang Sone camping site.
Day 05: Chaungson – Big Tree Camp(B,L,D)
Morning breakfast at camping site . Heading for Thit Pin
Gyi , Big Tree Camp ( trek 6 miles ) across Namya Stream
( Approx: 4 hrs trekking ) . Arrive Thit Pin Gyi and
camping at this place. Lunch and dinner at the camping
site . Night stop at Thit Pin Gyi camping site. .( Sea
–level 1900 m ).
Day 06 : Big Tree – Mt.Phonkanrazi Base Camp (B,
Morning breakfast at camping site . Heading for Mt.
Phonkanrazi base Camp ( trek 6 miles ) Sea –level 3100
m. Night stop at camping site.
Day 07: Mt.Phonekanrazi Base Camp- Top of
Phonekanrazi (B, L,D)
Heading for Top of the Mt. Phonekanrazi (5 km) (Approx:
6 hrs trekking). Arrive Top of the Mt. Phonekanrazi
(3635m high).Trek to the summit of Phonekanrazi (weather
permitting) and return to Base Camp.
Day 08 : Mt.Phonekanrazi Base Camp-Chaungson ( B,
Heading for ChaungSon and Trek 15 miles to Chaungson
Camp. Overnight at camping site.
Day 09 : Chaungson – Khalang ( B, L, D)
After breakfast heading to Khalang take about trek 10
miles to Khalang. Overnight at camping site.
Day 10: Khalang- Wangali Dam (B, L, D)
After breakfast heading to Wangali Dam take about trek 8
miles to Wangali Dam. Overnight at camping site.
(Rafting option begins)
Day 11: Wangali Dam - Putao ( B, L , D)
After breakfast heading to Putao take about trek 10
miles to Upper Sangaung; transfer to Putao by car.
(Rafting option ends)
Day 12: Putao Departure ( B, L , D )
breakfast at Lisu resort .Free and leisure until
departure. Transfer to the airport depart for Yangon/
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How To Go To Putao
You can go there by flight only. Three times a week and
via Myitkyina. Myitkyina is a capital city of Kachin
Personal Items to bring for Ice Cap Mountain
1. For camping and travelling:
A sleeping bag. Your sleeping bag should be at least
a three-season bag, either down or synthetic filled. If
you do not have a sleeping bag we do have them for hire
or purchase. A Therma-rest (inflatable sleeping
mattress) is provided by Ayeyarwaddy Expeditions for
Lightweight pants and jacket. The brushed nylon pants
and windbreakers made by a variety of companies are
ideal for trekking and general travel wear.
Long sleeved thermal, top and bottoms (long underwear).
These are synthetic clothing such as Patagonia Capaline
which maintain their insulating value even when wet, and
are therefore ideal for wearing around the campsite and
on the river. The zippered turtleneck is particularly
handy, as it can be vented and keeps the sun off the
back of your neck. Light and medium weight weaves are
Socks: Two pairs of polypropylene or polypro mix
Lightweight long sleeved shirt. These are particularly
useful as sunscreen in camp. In addition temperatures in
the shade remain cool throughout the season
Two cotton T-shirts. A fleece jacket. Polypropylene is
A Gore-Tex or similar material raincoat and pants. This
will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations. A
simple shell design is preferable, as they can be packed
away into very small bundles.
Toiletries: keep it to a minimum. Bring plenty of
Spare glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.
Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
Toilet paper and lighter –We do provide it on all trips,
but also advise you carry your own supply for
convenience. The lighter is for burning the toilet paper
after you’ve used it.
Insect Repellent: Our Nam Lang river camp has screened
areas where insects are not a problem, but while
trekking and rafting in the jungle bring plenty of
Lightweight cotton gloves are also handy as additional
A daypack. It should be a medium volume daypack
without a frame, and again, the most important criteria
are how well it fits and works.
Lightweight hiking boots or running shoes of good
quality and preferably worn in are a must. For people
who do not routinely walk in the mountains, light hiking
boots are strongly recommended. Heavy mountaineering
boots are not recommended.
For longer treks and Higher Altitude treks waterproof
pants, gaiters, additional socks and thermal hats and
gloves are highly recommended.
Camera and film. Also bring a good cleaning kit, as
field conditions are harsher than in towns. Spare
batteries are also handy. There will be waterproof
Pelican Cases supplied on the rafting trips. Packets of
silica gel will help reduce humidity in the camera case.
Small binoculars for wildlife viewing. If you’re an avid
bird watcher you may want to bring a more substantial
pair of binoculars with a waterproof case.
Pocketknife or multi-tool.
Reading and writing material.
Personal first aid kit.
Personal linen, pillow case or under sheet
4. Provided by us:
We will provide the following equipment for all
clients on our rafting and trekking expeditions:
All safety and trek (except clothing and personal
items – see personal equipment above)
Tented accommodation while on your trip.
Mattresses or thermo-rests to sleep on
Cooking equipment including all kitchen utensils, pots,
pans, plates and glassware
Directors Chairs – comfortable chairs, ideal around the
campfire, which are made of canvas and fold away .