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Putao Trekking House

Putao, Burma

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

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Trekking, Couples

Insider's View

Many guests wish they stayed longer in Putao, we think at least three nights is well worth it so you can do a range of treks from the lodge.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Putao Trekking House or take a look at our itineraries to Rural Burma


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, Burma

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.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Putao Trekking House or take a look at our itineraries to Rural Burma

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