Welcome to Putao

The area around Putao is home to sparse populations of Rawang, Lisu, Kachin, Shan and the last remaining Taron on earth, the only known pygmy group in Asia. The population is heavily Christian and most villages have more churches than temples.

The best time to visit for trekking is from October to April, when daytime temperatures are quite pleasant and nights are cool. Conversely the mountaineering season for conquering Hkakabo Razi is August and September when there is minimal snow on the route to the summit.

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