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Journey through Blazing Mountains and Mysterious Communities

What are the overnight facilities in Putao?
Putao trekking house operates bungalows built identical to local homes in the region using locally available materials. All rooms come with attached bathroom, hot and cold shower. Rooms are secure, lockable with windows offering scenic view. An elegant lobby includes bar area, fire place, dinning area and common area offers recreation and relaxation.

What are the overnight facilities during the trek?
This trek involves with village house, local home stay, camp and tented accommodation. At village house facilities come with basic western toilet, mattress, pillow and blanket. With local home stay we choose a suitable home in a village. Camp accommodation come with a hall under roof and wall. Night will then be spent in candle light and wood fire, toile will be local squat type. With tented accommodation we provide tent and mattress. For toilet we choose a decent site and dig a hole which then be dispose properly. When pitching a tent, two clients will share a tent, unless you have requested and paid for a single supplement.

What will be the temperature like?
Geographically falls into Eastern Himalayan region, Putao gets rain round the year. Our season is between mid-October and mid-May, which is winter and best tourist season in Putao region. Although During winter mostly clear skies, warm days and cool evenings. Temperature steadily decreases between mid-December and mid-February. Average temperature would be between low 4/10 and high 22/30 degree Celsius but could drop steadily up to freezing up in the mountains.

How long is an average trekking in a day?
All our treks are designed at 4 to 6 walking hours per day. Day normally starts at 7 or 8 in the morning follow by breakfast. We try to reach our destination well before nightfall in time for fresh up and relax before dinner.

What will I see on the trek?
Large parts of the day will be spent under the towering canopy of ancient rainforest and temperate cloud forest, or following cascading mountain streams. At other times there will be views of snowcapped mountains as we enter open areas of village habitation. There will be plenty of exotic flora such as orchid and fauna such as bird, butterflies and monkeys etc. The migratory birds like red head crane are to be seen during spring. Kachin State is generally covered by numerous types of forests with thousands of different plant species. The wild orchids bloom in great profusion in this region.

How fit do I have to be?
This program is graded as "Moderate to Demanding" and involves some long walk or strenuous trek ups and downs thus anyone who leads a moderately healthy lifestyle back home and is reasonably fit will be able to join in. Trek involves suspension and make-shift bamboo bridges which might be challenge to people with acrophobia. Beside this there is a time that clients have to cross a small creek with a dugout or makeshift bamboo raft.

What about meal?
We take care of all catering on your expedition, you are always welcome to assist if you wish to. If you have a special dietary requirements then you will have to advise us at the time of booking. A hot breakfast will be served around 7 or 8 am, lunch usually is simple, light and serve during mid-day follow by a short rest. Dinner will be more extensive featuring pre dinner snacks and deserts.

What about guides?
Unless pre-arranged or specified our programs are based on English language guide.

What about First aid?
All our guides are qualified in wilderness first aid, and carry a basic medical first aid kit.

Is there any age or health limit to participate?
This program is suitable to any one with normal health and fitness condition. However older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a doctor’s letter confirming their fitness for the trip. During your visit you are under the direction of your trip leader and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate.


 

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