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Phangran Razi Expedition

What are the overnight facilities in Putao?
Putao trekking house operates bungalows build 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, dining area and common area offers recreation and relaxation.

What are the overnight facilities during the trek?
This trek involves village houses and tented accommodation. With village houses, facilities come with basic western toilet, mattress, pillow and blanket. Night will be spent in candle light and wood fire. Limited amount of hot water will be supplied for face wash in every morning. With tented accommodation we provide tents and mattress. For toilet we choose a decent site and dig a hole which then be disposed 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 8 walking hours per day. Day normally starts at 7 or 8 in the morning follow by breakfast. Lunch usually is packed and light, followed by 2 to 3 hours more trekking in the afternoon. 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?

The eastern Himalayas are heavily forested, ranging from dense evergreen tropical into mix of subtropical in the valleys and temperate forest with pines mixed temperate forest, where trees are thickly padded with moss. This zone is recognizable by its precipitous ridges with sporadic patches of silver fir forest and broad, steep alpine meadows. 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 bird life, butterflies and other exotic flora and fauna on offer. Several species of Rhododendron, wild orchids, pine, rattan and bamboo are indigenous to this region. It's likely that you may encounter some of the rare and endangered species birds along your trek.

How fit do I have to be?
This expedition classified as "Extremely Demanding" and includes longer trekking days on difficult terrain. Thus suitable for adventurous and stronger individuals with physically challenging and more suited to regular hill-walkers who are used to extended days and are competent over difficult terrain. However do not require technical mountaineering skills or previous experience. Beside this trek 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 altitude?
This is one of our most strenuous expeditions and will be much more difficult and challenging with an altitude of 4450 meters which is the highest altitude that we currently offer this is still below which is far below the point of altitude sickness.

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 anyone 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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