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The Last Village (Soft Adventure Trekking)

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 program involves local home stay in the villages. Overnight facilities are established at the village with basic western toilet. Night will be spent in candle light and wood fire. Limited amount of hot water will be supplied for face wash in every morning.

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 8 or 9 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. Program involves some suspension and make-shift bamboo bridges which might be challenge to people with acrophobia.

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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