Lahu mountain village

Our mountain top village home felt truly remote from the rest of the world – we were so high up we looked down on the clouds!

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Over the corragated metal roofs you can see some of the scenery we’d treked through.

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Our home for the night is a communal room in one of the traditional stilt huts. Here’s an example.

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Leaving our mountain man guide to crack on with dinner, we went exploring the village. Despite being 1,200 metres above sea level, with a vertiginous winding track up as its only access, it was buzzing with motorbikes and trucks coming and going.

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The village had quite a few amenities with a school and shops, not to mention a breath taking view over the surrounding area.

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If you look very closely behind Neil, the man in the distance is carrying a gun . . .

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We saw the daily rituals of life played out just the same as everywhere else, from laundry to cheeky children!

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Then we have a chill out in one of the best located hammocks I think I will ever recline in (after taking about ten minutes to actually get in it!!)

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As the sun sets we get the chance to see the clouds beneath us and reflect on an amazing first day of wilderness exploration!

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Not sure if Neil’s expression is something to do with the fact that he needed to use the ‘facilities’ – see below!!

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Behind us you can see the evening clouds floating above the tops of the mountain ranges.

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I take a brief moment outside our hut. Possibly one of the best views from a bedroom ever!!!!

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Tomorrow we’ll be heading back down the mountain towards our next base camp by the river.

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