Putao Trekking House
Putao Trekking House is a simple guesthouse style hotel located in the very north of Burma in Kachin State, known for its wonderful Himalayan views and treks. For those who want to experience the best trekking in Burma then Putao is definitely the answer.
At a Glance
Simple yet comfortable accommodation in Putao in northern Burma
Fantastic destination to head off trekking in the Burmese Himalayas
Tasty selection of Burmese meals
Friendly staff drawn from local Lisu and Rawan people
Opportunities to head off on mountain bikes or white water rafting
Putao Trekking House has a range of bungalows, all of which feature en-suite bathrooms and a veranda where you can sit out and put your feet up after a long trek in the mountains. They reflect the traditional local homes you will find when walking through the villages around the lodge. Choose from either twin or double rooms, all of which feature over-hanging mosquito nets, and choose from either ground or first floor rooms. There is a central thatched lobby with a bar area, fireplace and dining room which offers traditional Burmese fare.
The staff are drawn from the local Lisu and Rawan people who have a superb knowledge of the local area and this is what a stay in Putao is all about. The opportunity to get out and about on the wide range of trails is the reason to come here. Putao offers so much whether you want to trek, bike ride, white water raft or immerse yourself in the culture of off-the-beaten track tribal villages. In short, it is all about the destination with the lodge acting as a comfortable place to rest your head at night.
The rooms are Putao Trekking Lodge are split into bungalows of four rooms (two upstairs and two downstairs) and all feature outside sitting areas, en suite bathrooms and traditional decor.
There is a central restaurant / bar where guests mingle after a day walking in the hills.
Location & Directions
Putao Trekking Lodge is located just outside the town of Putao in the north of Burma.
When to go
The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.