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The Lisu Trail ( Soft Adventure Trekking)

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, dinning area and common area offers recreation and relaxation.

What are the overnight facilities during the trek?
This program involves village house stay. Facilities come with basic western toilet, mattress, pillow and blanket. Limited amount of hot water will be supplied upon request for face wash in every morning.

What will be the temperature like?
Geographically falls in to Eastern Himalayan region, Putao gets rain round the year. Our tourist season is between November and April, which is winter and best time to travel in Putao region. Mostly clear skies, warm during the day and cool evenings. Temperature steadily decreases between late December and early February. Average temperature would be between low 4/10 and high 22/30 degree Celsius but could drop 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?
This zone is characterized by dense evergreen tropical vegetation grading into subtropical forest and is almost entirely Indo-Malayan in composition. At less than 600 meters in hill jungle, the forest is predominantly tropical, with Lianas, climbers and epiphytic aroids, ferns and orchids are abundant. Chirita, Begonia and various ferns are common in damp, dark patches on the forest floor. Time to time 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.

How fit do I have to be?
This program is graded as "Moderate" 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. Beside this program involve suspension and some make-shift bamboo bridges which might be challenge to people with acrophobia.

What about meal?

A hot breakfast usually is served around 7- 8 am, lunch usually is simple, light and serve during mid day. 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 trek 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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