Putao is the northernmost town of Kachin State, Myanmar. It is the principal town in Putao Township .Situated in the far north of Myanmar, and only accessible by air, Putao is a small and picturesque town in the Himalayan foothills, with a mostly ethnic Kachin and Lisu population. During the late British colonial era, there was a military outpost called Fort Hertz here. The city surrounded with snow peaked mountains and the weather is cold around the year. Flora and Fauna can be seen in the forest around Putao. Putao also attracts enthusiasts, hiking to Khakhaborazi base camp, located close to Tahaundam.It is the nearest town to the base camp for Climbing Mt. Khakhaborazi (5889 metres), which is the highest mountain in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia. Putao is the starting point for Myanmar's most adventurous trekking adventures. It can only be reached by road during summer (for locals), but is accessible year round by air if there are sufficient tourist groups to justify a plane. If you visit between January to April, you can see exquisite species of butterflies as well. Tourists can only reach Putao by flight since road travel is restricted. Putao airport is well-connected with all the major cities of Myanmar especially Yangon, Mandalay , and Bagan.

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