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Welcome to Malikha Lodge

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.

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Feeling of Luxury and Seculsion

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.

manicured lawns and exotic gardens

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.

Adventurous activities

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.

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Information and facilities

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 is the main lodge, where guests come to gather around two blazing log fires for drinks, dining or just pure relaxation.

Location

8 miles away from Putao Airport

Transportation

15 minutes transportation duration from Putao airport. Exclusive private car transfer from the airport.

Check in / Check out

Check in time at noon. Check out time at 9am. Additional payments can be made by credit card or in USD or Euros in cash.

Services and facilities

Main Lodge for dining and relaxation Tailor made excursions and activities Fine dining High staff to guest ratio Complimentary massage treatments In-house doctor Stunning location in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Adventure and exploration

Internet & Email satellite facility Laundry 24-hour security 24 hours electricity Mini Library Luggage storage facility Opportunity to explore one of the last pristine areas in Asia Longer multiday trekking and rafting Expeditions Shorter luxury catered day and half day trips Cultural and traditional visits Hiking through tribal villages Mountain bike outings Elephant half-day trekking.

Room amenities (all)

Fireplace in each bungalow Bed-side control panel Armchair Round lounge table Cotton bathrobes Slippers Sofa Sofa-bed Umbrella Mosquito net Fire extinguisher Hair-dryer Handcrafted teak basin Handcrafted teak bathtub Shower Toilet Verandah Bathroom amenities.

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Relaxation

Malikha Lodge is the ultimate retreat from the stresses of modern day living, the perfect place to replenish mind, body and spirit.

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Proposal for 3 Days / 2 Nights

Include half day Yegyawdi village and Nam Lang River Elephant Trekking activity. Another full day hiking trip or full day rafting trip. End with visit to Putao Morning Market before saying fare ware to Putao.

Proposal for 4 Days / 3 Nights

This package include half day Yegyawdi village and Nam Lang River Elephant Trek, full day Malikha Rafting and Cruise and Cultural and Traditional visits.

Proposal for 5 Days / 4 Nights

Include Yegyawdi village and Nam Lang River Elephant Trek, hiking through Tribal Villages, malikha Rafting and Cruise, ultural and Traditional visits and bike adventure.


Proposal for 6 Days / 5 Nights

Include Yegyawdi village and Nam Lang River Elephant Trek, full day hiking trip or full day rafting trip, Malikha Rafting and Cruise, optional Lisu Explore activity and a visit to Putao Morning Market.

Proposal for 8 Days / 7 Nights

Activities include Hiking through Tribal Villages, Malikha Rafting and Cruise, Cultural and Traditional visits, Nam Khan Village to Gon Mu Lon pagoda walk, and 2 days Lisu Explorer.

Rawang Explorer

This short and leisurely trek provides spectacular views of the mountain ranges along the border of India and Myanmar as we trek through jungle and Rawang tribal villages. Starting from just beyond Upper Sangaung our picturesque trek takes us through old growth forest over the main pass that separates the Putao valley from the pristine Nam Lang river valley.


Nam Lang River

One of the highlights of any visit to Myanmar is our exclusive three-day wilderness journey on the pristine western headwaters of the Ayeyarwaddy. Suitable for most age groups, the Nam Lang River combines the thrill of Class 3 and 4 whitewater through thickly forested canyons, with a closer insight into a people and way of life unchanged for centuries.

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Day Trips

We offer exclusive rafting, trekking and cultural journeys into this tribal land of dense forests and snow-capped mountains

  • This full day excursion combines a scenic river gorge cruise with a visit to the picturesque village of Manchanbaw. From there we venture downstream by boat onto the Malikha River through forested hills and past white river beaches, where villagers may often be seen panning for gold. A picnic lunch is prepared in a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge, before our return by vehicle to Malikha Lodge in time for sunset. The Malikha Cruise departs every Wednesday and Saturday and is available on a first come first serve basis

     Malikha cruise: Full Day

    This full day excursion combines a scenic river gorge cruise with a visit to the picturesque village of Manchanbaw. From there we venture downstream by boat onto the Malikha River through forested hills and past white river beaches, where villagers may often be seen panning for gold. A picnic lunch is prepared in a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge, before our return by vehicle to Malikha Lodge in time for sunset. The Malikha Cruise departs every Wednesday and Saturday and is available on a first come first serve basis
  • This exciting half-day adventure starts off with a short trek up into the forested hills behind our lodge, with sweeping views back over the whole Putao Valley. Before long we descend into the Namlang Valley a few miles upstream from the lodge where our raft and river guide will be waiting. From there it is a leisurely 2-hour journey through the occasional gentle rapids back to the lodge on the clear and fast flowing waters of the Nam Lang River.

    Trek and Raft Adventure

    This exciting half-day adventure starts off with a short trek up into the forested hills behind our lodge, with sweeping views back over the whole Putao Valley. Before long we descend into the Namlang Valley a few miles upstream from the lodge where our raft and river guide will be waiting. From there it is a leisurely 2-hour journey through the occasional gentle rapids back to the lodge on the clear and fast flowing waters of the Nam Lang River.
  • We offer a choice of two short elephant excursion either after breakfast or lunch once our two elephants have returned from a night of foraging in the jungle. Setting off from the Main Lodge, the elephants take you through the fast flowing clear waters of the Nam Lang River and up through the terraced rice fields to the village of Yegyawdi opposite our lodge, or downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, before a final river crossing brings you back to the lodge. By prior arrangement there is the opportunity to view the elephants being washed by the mahouts.

    Nam Lang River Elephant Trek

    We offer a choice of two short elephant excursion either after breakfast or lunch once our two elephants have returned from a night of foraging in the jungle. Setting off from the Main Lodge, the elephants take you through the fast flowing clear waters of the Nam Lang River and up through the terraced rice fields to the village of Yegyawdi opposite our lodge, or downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, before a final river crossing brings you back to the lodge. By prior arrangement there is the opportunity to view the elephants being washed by the mahouts.
  • Visitors to Malikha Lodge will have the opportunity to experience and learn about life in the Putao Valley. Upon request, we can organize evening visits to the lodge of local hunters, dancers and our own elephant mahouts to gain a better insight into the local culture. On some of our locally guided day treks there is the opportunity to view some of the cottage industries within the Putao Valley and the opportunity to visit their homes and observe these handicrafts being produced at firsthand. For early birds there is also the chance visit the Putao market, to try a steaming bowl of Shan noodle soup in the early morning chill and to practice your haggling skills over spectacular Rawang village headman woven hats, colourful sarongs and fine baskets.

    Cultural and Traditional visits: Half Day

    Visitors to Malikha Lodge will have the opportunity to experience and learn about life in the Putao Valley. Upon request, we can organize evening visits to the lodge of local hunters, dancers and our own elephant mahouts to gain a better insight into the local culture. On some of our locally guided day treks there is the opportunity to view some of the cottage industries within the Putao Valley and the opportunity to visit their homes and observe these handicrafts being produced at firsthand. For early birds there is also the chance visit the Putao market, to try a steaming bowl of Shan noodle soup in the early morning chill and to practice your haggling skills over spectacular Rawang village headman woven hats, colourful sarongs and fine baskets.
  • If we can put together any special Activity for you, contact us one month in advance of your arrival. With advance notice, Malikha Lodge can arrange challenging, innovative and team building programs for small groups of senior executives or individual couples. We can for example arrange bamboo raft building competitions, local crossbow instruction, or for the really active a mini mountain bike, kayak and jogging course.

    Something Special!: Half Day

    If we can put together any special Activity for you, contact us one month in advance of your arrival. With advance notice, Malikha Lodge can arrange challenging, innovative and team building programs for small groups of senior executives or individual couples. We can for example arrange bamboo raft building competitions, local crossbow instruction, or for the really active a mini mountain bike, kayak and jogging course.
  • This full day excursion combines a scenic river gorge cruise with a visit to the picturesque village of Manchanbaw. From there we venture downstream by boat onto the Malikha River through forested hills and past white river beaches, where villagers may often be seen panning for gold. A picnic lunch is prepared in a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge, before our return by vehicle to Malikha Lodge in time for sunset. The Malikha Cruise departs every Wednesday and Saturday and is available on a first come first serve basis

     Malikha cruise: Full Day

    This full day excursion combines a scenic river gorge cruise with a visit to the picturesque village of Manchanbaw. From there we venture downstream by boat onto the Malikha River through forested hills and past white river beaches, where villagers may often be seen panning for gold. A picnic lunch is prepared in a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge, before our return by vehicle to Malikha Lodge in time for sunset. The Malikha Cruise departs every Wednesday and Saturday and is available on a first come first serve basis
  • This exciting half-day adventure starts off with a short trek up into the forested hills behind our lodge, with sweeping views back over the whole Putao Valley. Before long we descend into the Namlang Valley a few miles upstream from the lodge where our raft and river guide will be waiting. From there it is a leisurely 2-hour journey through the occasional gentle rapids back to the lodge on the clear and fast flowing waters of the Nam Lang River.

    Trek and Raft Adventure

    This exciting half-day adventure starts off with a short trek up into the forested hills behind our lodge, with sweeping views back over the whole Putao Valley. Before long we descend into the Namlang Valley a few miles upstream from the lodge where our raft and river guide will be waiting. From there it is a leisurely 2-hour journey through the occasional gentle rapids back to the lodge on the clear and fast flowing waters of the Nam Lang River.
  • We offer a choice of two short elephant excursion either after breakfast or lunch once our two elephants have returned from a night of foraging in the jungle. Setting off from the Main Lodge, the elephants take you through the fast flowing clear waters of the Nam Lang River and up through the terraced rice fields to the village of Yegyawdi opposite our lodge, or downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, before a final river crossing brings you back to the lodge. By prior arrangement there is the opportunity to view the elephants being washed by the mahouts.

    Nam Lang River Elephant Trek

    We offer a choice of two short elephant excursion either after breakfast or lunch once our two elephants have returned from a night of foraging in the jungle. Setting off from the Main Lodge, the elephants take you through the fast flowing clear waters of the Nam Lang River and up through the terraced rice fields to the village of Yegyawdi opposite our lodge, or downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, before a final river crossing brings you back to the lodge. By prior arrangement there is the opportunity to view the elephants being washed by the mahouts.
  • Visitors to Malikha Lodge will have the opportunity to experience and learn about life in the Putao Valley. Upon request, we can organize evening visits to the lodge of local hunters, dancers and our own elephant mahouts to gain a better insight into the local culture. On some of our locally guided day treks there is the opportunity to view some of the cottage industries within the Putao Valley and the opportunity to visit their homes and observe these handicrafts being produced at firsthand. For early birds there is also the chance visit the Putao market, to try a steaming bowl of Shan noodle soup in the early morning chill and to practice your haggling skills over spectacular Rawang village headman woven hats, colourful sarongs and fine baskets.

    Cultural and Traditional visits: Half Day

    Visitors to Malikha Lodge will have the opportunity to experience and learn about life in the Putao Valley. Upon request, we can organize evening visits to the lodge of local hunters, dancers and our own elephant mahouts to gain a better insight into the local culture. On some of our locally guided day treks there is the opportunity to view some of the cottage industries within the Putao Valley and the opportunity to visit their homes and observe these handicrafts being produced at firsthand. For early birds there is also the chance visit the Putao market, to try a steaming bowl of Shan noodle soup in the early morning chill and to practice your haggling skills over spectacular Rawang village headman woven hats, colourful sarongs and fine baskets.
  • If we can put together any special Activity for you, contact us one month in advance of your arrival. With advance notice, Malikha Lodge can arrange challenging, innovative and team building programs for small groups of senior executives or individual couples. We can for example arrange bamboo raft building competitions, local crossbow instruction, or for the really active a mini mountain bike, kayak and jogging course.

    Something Special!: Half Day

    If we can put together any special Activity for you, contact us one month in advance of your arrival. With advance notice, Malikha Lodge can arrange challenging, innovative and team building programs for small groups of senior executives or individual couples. We can for example arrange bamboo raft building competitions, local crossbow instruction, or for the really active a mini mountain bike, kayak and jogging course.
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Bungalow exterior view and walkway
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Dinning Room
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ROOM RATES

Malikha Lodge offers a variety of all-inclusive packages ex Putao. Prices are per person on a twin share basis and are inclusive of all transfers, full board accommodation and house drinks, as well as all guided activities and excursions.

3 Days / 2 Nights USD 2500 per person

4 Days / 3 Nights USD 3500 per person

6 Days / 5 Nights USD 5500 per person

 

Expedition Package

Nam Lang River – (5 Days / 2 Nights)   3 Days / 2 Nights (Days on River / Trek)   USD 4000 per person

Rawing Explorer – (5 Days / 2 Nights)   4 Days / 3 Nights (Days on River / Trek)   USD 6000 per person

 

-> All rates are valid from 1st October 2016 until April 30th 2017.
-> Minimum age 12 years old for all rafting and trekking expeditions.

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