DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF WORK PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT AT THE MOMENT WE
ONLY ACCEPT INQUIRIES CONCERNING PACKAGE TOURS AND WE DO
WE HAVE AN EXTRA
SERVICE FOR SELLING TICKETS ETC., BUT THIS CAN BE ONLY DONE IN OUR
OFFICE AND NOT VIA INTERNET.
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5 Days Putao-Nam Lang River Rafting
Malika Lodge - Nam Lang Valley - Rafting - Mandalay)
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.
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 NUMBER ONE
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.
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.
Just contact us and don't forget to ask for our detailed itinerary!
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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
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
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. 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
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
Pocketknife or multi-tool.
Reading and writing material.
Personal first aid kit.
Personal linen, pillow case or under sheet
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
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
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.
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.
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
||50% refund of trip minus Deposit
|15 days or less:
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
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
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.
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: