Our beautiful lodge is the perfect introduction and final farewell to Northern Kachin State. Perched high above the Nam Lang River with glorious views of mountains and rice terraces, Malikha Lodge has been designed by world famous architect Jean Michel Gathy of Aman Resorts fame to create a feeling of luxury and seclusion in this wilderness setting. The focal point of Malikha Lodge is the main lodge, where guests come to gather around two blazing log fires for drinks, dining or just pure relaxation. The resort’s manicured lawns and exotic gardens are carefully landscaped to merge with pockets of old growth bamboo and jungle. Traditional style bungalows have been carefully placed to recreate a sense of idyllic village life in this open garden paradise. Daytime activities range from short jungle treks to river diving, mountain biking, scenic raft trips and kayaking. For the more adventurous, our sister company Ayeyarwaddy Expeditions offers a range of multiday rafting and trekking excursions.
Putao Trekking House
Myanmar’s Kachin State in the Eastern Himalayas remains one of the least visited wilderness areas on earth, offering unique opportunities for true frontier exploration. It has only recently become possible to visit many areas of this little known destination. Putao trekking house offers exclusive trekking programs into this tribal land of dense forests and snow-capped mountains, which to this day remains completely cut off from the modern world. With little in the way of roads or development the Northern Myanmar ecosystem remains incredibly intact and is internationally recognized as a hotspot of biodiversity. Climax old growth forest is common, supporting a huge range of animal and bird life while in the high alpine meadows many of Asia’s rarest flowers thrive. This is a place of pristine beauty, exotic cultures and some of the most radical topography on earth. Traveling in Kachin State is full of simple delights and opportunities that can no longer be found elsewhere, providing timeless and unpretentious experiences. From our base at Putao Trekking House in Putao, we provide a whole range of adventure activities from day excursions to weeks long hardcore expeditions. Our rafting expeditions, whether on the easy Mula/Malikha river, moderate Namlang river or the ever challenging and adventurous Maykha river, are staffed by experienced raft guide and professional support team. Our style of operation is unique using “state of the art” equipment. With the highest attention to operational safety, equipment and service, visitors can rest assured that they are in the best of hands. Your holiday with us will be about adventure, excitement, and a journey through the natural beauty and cultural diversity of some of the planet’s last remote areas. Managed by experienced group of travel industry professionals who have journeyed the region intensively by themselves. We are adventure seekers and have bonded together with the common goal of marrying our passion for adventure and activity travel with our expertise to provide the most exotic holiday. We hope that once you have visited, you will also share our vision and our passion. We care about the places and people that we meet on our journeys, and try to ensure that we give something back, as well as taking away so many incredible memories.