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 Hiking/Trekking

DEAR TRAVELLERS,
DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF WORK PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT AT THE MOMENT WE ONLY ACCEPT INQUIRIES CONCERNING PACKAGE TOURS AND WE DO NOT SELL

  • TICKETS ONLY

  • GUIDES ONLY

  • TRANSPORTATION ONLY

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ONLY

WE HAVE AN EXTRA SERVICE FOR SELLING TICKETS ETC., BUT THIS CAN BE ONLY DONE IN OUR OFFICE AND NOT VIA INTERNET.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

5 Days Putao-Nam Lang River Rafting Adventure
(
Putao - Malika Lodge - Nam Lang Valley - Rafting - Mandalay)

DAY 1: PUTAO/Arrival Day
Arrival at Putao and transfer to the Malikha lodge - just in time for taking your  lunch. Afternoon at leisure in the grounds of our beautiful wilderness lodge, with time for a refreshing swim or spa treatment. Group dinner and drinks at the main lodge in front of our open fireplaces, and briefing from Ayeyarwaddy Expeditions on the following days adventure.

DAY 2: MALIKA LODGE - NAM LANG VALLEY

After breakfast it is just an hour drive from Malika Lodge where you pass the village of Upper Sangaung which marks the beginning of the jungle. The road continues on for a few more km, towards the pass leading into the Nam Lang Valley to the beginning of our trek. Trek at a moderate pace for five to six hours, four hours to the top of the pass, and another two down to our river camp. In traditional style the porters carry all the expedition food and equipment ahead, leaving us free to enjoy this scenic trek through untouched subtropical forest and giant bamboo. Your river camp lies close to the first river canyon, which is marked by a spectacular rattan and bamboo bridge across the river.

DAY 3: DAY NUMBER ONE RAFTING

After breakfast everyone is fitted with their specialist rafting gear, while the trip leader and safety kayaker give an extensive lesson in river safety and paddling technique. We pass by the remote Lisu village of Nam Ze, at the foot of more snow-capped peaks. This is your last contact with “civilization” as you take an isolated loop into the lower canyons. Two hours below this village you will encounter some excellent technical rapids. From here raft down to your final river beach camp at the beginning of the second canyon.

DAY 4: DAY NUMBER TWO RAFTING

After a hearty breakfast start the final and most challenging days rafting. An hour later, reach three exciting and technical rapids stacked in succession in a tight bedrock canyon. The trio of rapids ends with a bang in a series of drops between massive boulders. From here it is about three hours rafting and leisurely cruising back to Malikha Lodge, where a glass of champagne and long hot shower awaits you.

DAY 5: BACK TO MANDALAY

After a final leisurely breakfast at Malikha Lodge, check out and late morning transfer to Putao airport to connect with your flight back to Mandalay and the rest of your itinerary.

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Just
contact us and don't forget to ask for our detailed itinerary!
 

Please note that, during Christmas and New Year time, some hotels charge compulsory Christmas and New Year Eve Dinner. Please note we listed the supplement prices for compulsory dinners. However some hotels only announce when the time is near to Christmas holidays.

All prices in US$ per person
Validity: 01.10.011 to 30.04.12
2-06 persons: US$ 2,070,-- per person in twin sharing room

Flight departures are every Tuesday and Friday from October to April.

Yangon - Putao - Yangon:
        US$ 368.- per person
Mandalay - Putao - Mandalay:
US$ 230.- per person


Due to the foreign exchange currency  and change of Putao flight schedule rates and route vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

PLEASE ASK FOR PUTAO GUEST HOUSE OFFER!!!

MALIKHA LODGE:
Malikha Lodge is situated in Northern Kachin State, Myanmar’s greenest and most remote state. Access to our lodge is a fifteen-minute drive from the small frontier town of Putao. The only reliable access is by flight into the Putao airstrip during the cool dry season from October to April. Home to a myriad of different cultures and religions, its reputation as a land of old style adventure and discovery is rivaled only by the warmness of its welcome.





SERVICE INCLUDED:

Full board, 2 nights at Malikha Lodge, 2 nights at camps, full board during your stay in Putao, guided activities and excursions and 3 days/2 nights river/trek, all transportation in Putao, permission for Putao.

NOT INCLUDED:

Domestic flights to/from Putao, transfers in Yangon to/from airport, visa fees, Intl. airport tax of US$ 10 per person, accommodation in Yangon, transfers in Yangon, drinks from our special reserve list, private laundry and beauty treatments. Porter fees at the hotels.


DON'T FORGET TO BRING!

Since all our rafting expeditions include at least one trekking day, have a look at below list!

As a general rule, when packing for one of our wilderness expeditions, please keep personal gear to a minimum. Clothing should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet. Synthetic fibers are preferable to cotton on the river for this reason. For any other personal items not included on our detailed equipment list below, please feel free to contact us directly.


CAMPING LIST:
  • 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 your comfort.
  • 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 the handiest.
  • Socks: Two pairs of polypropylene or polypro mix athletic socks.
  • Cotton underwear.
  • 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 preferable.
  • 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.
  • Small Towel.
  • Toiletries. Keep them to a minimum. Bring plenty of moisturizing lotion.
  • Spare glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.
  • Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Water bottle
  • 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 insect repellent.
  • Lightweight cotton gloves are also handy as additional insect protection.

RAFTING LIST:

  • River sandals or wet suit booties are the preferred footwear on the river. Tevas, Alps, or other high quality river sandals or booties should be brought from home. It is essential that all rafters have footwear that they can wear in the raft, which will not come off in the event of a swim, as this is considered standard safety equipment. One of the best options is simple wetsuit booties used for diving or windsurfing. These also offer additional protection from insect bites.

  • River shorts Good quality, such as Patagonia Baggies or Guide Shorts. These are by far the best all around river wear, as they are durable, dry quickly, and provide the pockets you will need for little items you’ll want to keep close. Two pairs are enough.

  • Swimming costume. (or you can just get by with river shorts).

  • A sarong for women (a long piece of cloth wrapped around your waist) is another good option, and can be purchased cheaply in Myanmar. This is invaluable for visiting villages and respecting local custom for dress. It can also be used to replace your towel for drying after washing.

  • A baseball style cap and good sunglasses equipped with a retaining device to keep them on your face where they belong.

  • Sunscreen (SPF 15 or greater and waterproof) is essential
    Lip balm, SPF 15 minimum

TREKKING LIST:

  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Camera. 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.

  • Fishing equipment.

  • Reading and writing material.

  • Personal first aid kit.

  • Personal linen, pillow case or under sheet

WE PROVIDE:

  • All safety and trek / river gear (except clothing and personal items – see personal equipment above) On river trips we provide lifejackets, helmets, spray jackets, wet suits when required, dry bags, camera barrels, satellite phone and comprehensive first aid kits.

  • 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.

HOW TO BOOK:
Complete the Client Profile form (below) and fax or email it to us. The Client Liability Release form (please click here) needs to be completed and taken to Myanmar. A company representative will collect this form upon your arrival in Yangon or at the Pre departure meeting at The Malikha Lodge in Putao. Please give the same name as in your passport. If you do not have a passport or confirmed flight you may leave these details blank and forward the information to us as soon as you have it. We will require one passport photograph, which should be brought with you to Myanmar.

A Deposit
of 50% of your trip cost per person is required to secure a holiday booking. The balance will need to be paid at least 30 days before the departure date. If the full amount has not been received by this time, Myanmar Travel Ltd. reserves the right to cancel all bookings made on behalf of the client. Bookings made within 30 days of the departure date must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Please note that prices are based on costs and exchange rates at the time of printing. We reserve the right to adjust tour prices.

Amendments:
Please note that changes made by you to your booking will incur an amendment fee of US$ 50 per person per amendment. In addition, a cancellation fee may apply.

Confirmation and Final Payment:
Myanmar Travel Ltd. will confirm your booking in writing and advise the due date for final payment on your invoice.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be advised in writing by the person who made the booking. Cancellations are accepted from the date the written confirmation is received by Myanmar Travel Ltd. and applied to refund guidelines below. Depending on your reason for cancellation these charges may be recoverable on your insurance policy. If Myanmar Travel Ltd. cancels your tour, all payments will be refunded. However Myanmar Travel Ltd. will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

Deposit:

10% Non-refundable
30-15 days: 50% refund of trip minus Deposit
15 days or less: No refund

Flights: Bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight delays. Please make allowances when booking onward journeys. We cannot be responsible for any charges you might incur as a result of these delays.

Refund:
Are not made for unused services.

Health and Fitness:
We strongly recommend a visit to your doctor and dentist before your holiday. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded with your booking form. Older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a doctor’s letter confirming their fitness for the trip. During your holiday you are under the direction of your Trip Leader and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate or continue.

Changes to your Itinerary:
Our tours are organized many months in advance and it may become necessary to make an alteration to your tour. Where practical, we will advise you of such changes (other than minor changes) before commencement of the tour. These tours go into remote areas and changes in itinerary may occur because of weather, illness or accident, civil unrest or force majeure, after your tour starts. The Trip Leader has full responsibility for taking the action he/she deems appropriate.

Travel Insurance: It is a condition of booking that all expedition members must be protected by their own Medical Evacuation Insurance, which provides for helicopter rescue. The purpose of insurance is to provide proper coverage suited to the specific needs of Adventure Tourism and in the case of an emergency, works quickly and efficiently. Your insurance should also cover accidents, health and loss or damage to personal effects.

FORM:
Please fill in the following information and return it to us via fax or email. This is for our office records. You will also need to bring a liability release form, one passport photo and a copy of your insurance policy with you to Myanmar:

 

Expedition name:
Trip dates:
Client name:
Telephone no.:
Fax no.:
Postal address:
E-mail: *
Nationality:
Passport number:
Date and place of issue:
Date of birth:
Sex: Male   Female
Height:
Weight:
Emergency contact person:
Emergency contact person telephone number:
Emergency contact person relationship to you:
Dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, etc.):

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Good health and physical fitness are required on all trips. If you have any medical conditions we should know about, it is very important that you list them here. (i.e. Diabetes, epilepsy, allergies to medications, etc.

INSURANCE: All expedition members must be protected by their own insurance that covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.

Insurer:
Policy no:
Company telephone:
Flight details:
Arrival date:
Arrival flight no.:
Arrival time:
Departure date:
Departure flight no.:
Departure time:
 


OTHER SPECIALS BY MYANMAR TRAVEL:
MOUNTAINEERING TO THE BURMESE HIMALAYA
BIRD WATCHING
INCENTIVES
BUSINESS DELEGATIONS
52 DAYS JOURNEY IN MYANMAR

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