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Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek

Putao & Himalaya, Northern Myanmar
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  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
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  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Jungle part of the trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek
  • 01Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek

Expedition style Hkakaborazi base camp trek is once in a lifetime journey to the base camp of highest mountain peak of Southeast Asia, Mt Hkakabo Razi 5881m. The mountain is located in the northern most part of Kachin State in Myanmar Putao being nearest airport and access point. Hkakaborazi National reserve area is rich in unique flora and fauna and offers botanists, zoologists and nature enthusiasts plenty to study and research it is also perfect destination for ultimate off the beaten trails adventure seekers.
This trek is demanding physically and mentally as we are very long in the wilderness and camping. There are very few villages en-route as this part of the country is very sparsely populated. During the trek you get to visit last Tarong tribe people, some Tibetan decent villages, cross hanging bridges and rivers and get first hand experience of remote communities life.

putao trekking tours

Putao mountains

Day 1> Arrival, Putao

Putao representative will come and transfer to yours guest house in Putao. After a brief fresh, stroll around in Putao which is a jumping point for the one who want to trek through the dense forest, wildlife sanctuaries and snow capped mountain. Dinner and overnight at Guest house.(L,D)

Putao bridge jungle

Hanging bridge in Putao jungle

Day 2 > Putao– Machanbaw – Htanggar by truck

After breakfast, drive to Htanggar by crossing the Malika river on 213 meters long suspension bridge which is near the Machanbaw, a small administrative town and continues to Htanggar through the ever green forest with up and down zigzag crawling road. Dinner and overnight in one of the local house.(B,L,D)

Hkakabo Razi Trekking Myanmar.

Hkakabo Razi

Day 3> Htanggar – Ratbawt- Guthtu by truck

Breakfast and on ward to Guthtu via htanggar, Uringar , Babawt and Ratbaw village. Ratbaw, situates 1740ft, 530m above sea level and drive through dense sub-tropical forest with lush vines and creepers entwined in sculptured trees. Dinner and overnight in one of the local house. (B,L,D)

Snow bridge.

Snow bridge over river

Day 4 >Guthtu – Langsar – Chea Kan –Kawleahtu 670m trek/ 12mi

Have breakfast and start trek today’s our destination to Kawlaehtu village by crossing dense sub-tropical forest lush vines and creepers entwined in sculptured trees, terrace paddy fields along spectacle Kasang river and passing the Rawang tribal villages of Langsar htu and Cheakan. Dinner and Overnight in a local house. (B,L,D)

Scenic Waterfall in the jungle

Scenic Waterfall in the jungle

Day 5> Kawleahtu – Shingsang 1220m /8mi trek

Breakfast and depart to our destination to Shingsang camp which locates at 4000ft, 1220 meters above the sea level. At the first trek of today is on flat land and then trek up to 1220 meters along the ever green rain forest with lush vines and creepers entwined in sculptured trees and cascading water fall with a distance of 14.5 km. Dinner and stay overnight in camp.

Trekking in Myanmar Himalaya.

Trekking in Myanmar Himalaya and crossing stream

Day 6> Shingsang – Pangnamdim 1060m/9mi trek

We leave to Pangnamdim, situates at 3500 ft, 1060 meters above sea level with the distance of about 14.5km which will takes about 3hours trek through a little steady uphill and reach to 2042 meters high Wyphi Razi peak. After that, we trek down along the zigzag narrow steady deep path inside the old growth climax forest through the May Hka river valley and cross the long suspension bridge on crystal clear May Hka river. After more than 30 minutes from the bridge, reach to camp and stay overnight in camp.(B,L,D)

house

Simple house in Myanmar Himalaya

Day 7 >Pangnamdim –Longnat 639m/7mi  trek

Breakfast and continue trek to to Longnat camp, situates 3070ft, 936meters above the sea level with the distance of 8miles trekking along the side of fast f

lowing Mayhka river valley. Dinner and overnight in a Local house. (B,L,D)

Trekking in Myanmar Himalaya

Trekking through farming lands in Myanmar Himalaya

Day 8> Lonat – Ngawa 1051m/8mi

Enjoy the Breakfast and onward today our destination to Ngawa, situates 3450ft, 1051 meters above the sea level with the distance of 7 miles trekking along the fast flowing Mayhka river. Ngawa village which is the largest paddy fields in this region, conclude the rest distances by walking through the paddy field. (B,L,D)

basket.

Porter carrying supplies in cane basket

Day 9>Ngawa – Wangshiwang 1098m/9mi trek

Breakfast and onward to our today destination Wangshiwang situates at 1098 meters above the sea level .After a distance of 15km through the old climax forest and dense bamboo forest and stop for lunch inside the dense bamboo forest we will reach to Wangshiwang camp. Dinner and spend the pleasant night in a local house. (B,L,D)

Trekkers

Happy trekkers

Day 10> Wangshiwang 1098m – Gawai 1143m/ 6mi trek

After breakfast, trek up to Rawang tribe village of Gawai situates at 1143 meters above the sea level along the mountain side with narrow path running like zigzag crawling snake. Dinner and overnight at the camp.(B,L,D)

Mountain flower

Mountain flower

Day 11> Gawai – Dazongdam 1341m/12mi trek

After breakfast, start trek to Dazongdam village situates at 3750ft, 1341 meters above the sea level with a distance of 19 meters. After trek about 11km with several challenging trek yet safe enough for everyone to face the narrow path of the side of cliffs, we will reach to Hta Ann camp right after crossing the long suspension bridge on Hta Ann stream and stop for lunch there. We continue along the trail crawls like snake through deep forest to Dazongdam village which lying between the confluence of Sanhkuwang and Adungwang rivers that they are the main artery of mighty Ayeyarwaddy river start to be Mayhka river as known as Namhtamai in locally. Dinner and overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

Break time.

Break along the trail we blaze

Day 12 >Dazongdam – Dashuhtu 1311m – Htalarhtu 1463m /9mi trek

Have breakfast and start trek to Dashuhtu village situates at 4799 ft,1463 meters above sea level with distance of 11km.Trek along the river bank of Adungwang valley among the density of evergreen forest. Just before we arrive to Dashuhtu village we have to cross Adungwang river by long suspension bridge and enter to the village which set up beautifully near the confluence of Dashuwang and Adungwang river and stop for lunch. After lunch, on wards to our today destination to Htalarhtu, situates at 1311 meters above sea level through the highland trail that lead us to the beginning of Alpine forest zone.As soon as we leave from Dashuhtu we have to cross long suspension bridge which span over Adungwang river but also before we get into Htalarhtu as well.Dinner and overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

Village Myanmar

One of the villages before heading out to wilderness

Day 13> Htalarhtu – Hkraung – Dahawndam 1920m/9mi

Have adequate breakfast, trek to Hkrang (as known as Areindam in Locally), situates at 1830 meters above sea level through the vast panoramic view of greenly patches, alpine forest, walk across the Adungwang river suspension bridge and enter to Hkraung village that belongs to Htarong tribe so call Myanmar’s pygmies. They are believed to be related to Tibetan and migrated along Mekong and Sanlween River cause of Mongolian invasion in ancient land of Chiang near Mongolia and few Tibetan, and Htarong (pygmies) were came into northern Myanmar. Nowadays, the number of persons of pure Htatrong stock fallen to 3, indicating that the Htarongs constitute one of the most severely endangered population in the world. Lunch break will be in a local house and continue to Dahawndam village. Dinner and overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

Snake

Snake along the trail.

Day 14> Dahawndam 1920m

Today we need to break at Dahawndam village inhabited by Tibetan because we have to check final list and make sure for everything as we are going to be out of the civilization from the next day and have to change the porters with Tibetan and Htalu, they are the people who know well how to able to go through tricky and complicated forest trails. It can be done the rest of the time of the day by excursion about the ways of their life of Tibetan in the village. Dinner and overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

Snack break trekking

Snack break from trekking

Day 15> Dahawndam – Khaman Camp 2050m/ 6mi trekking

After breakfast, trek up and down along the side of the cliffs with the scenery of eastern Himalaya’s first climate zone with pine,fir trees and rhododendrons, and reach the Khaman camp that locates near the river bank. Dinner and overnight at the camp.(B,L,D)

Hkakaborazi Peak views.

Hkakaborazi Peak views

Day 16> Khaman – Narandon 2370 m/ 7 miles trekking

After enjoying the breakfast near the river bank, start trekking up and down in highland hills for today our destination to Narandon with distance of 7 miles along the bushy parts. We may need to make way in several places to go since the trail is not usual for even several local people. Lunch stop will be at a convenient place. Dinner and overnight at the camp.(B,L,D)

Trekking  valleys of Myanmar Himalaya

Trekking remote valleys of Myanmar Himalaya.

Day 17> Narandon – Htalihtu 2545m/ 7.3 miles trekking

Enjoy the breakfast and depart to Htalihtu situates at 2545 meters above the sea level with distance of more than 7 miles through up and down hill with some obstacles then reach to the Htalihtu camp and stay overnight there.(B,L,D)

Mountain  Hkakaborazi.

Mountain stream on the way to Hkakaborazi.

Day 18> Htalihtu – Rasandam 2920m/ 7.5 miles trekking

After breakfast and a few minute walk, cross the Htalihtu stream if there is no bridge.Then, trek up and down along the path of Malongwang creek. Enjoy the lunch break at appropriate spot and continue to Rasandam camp and stay overnight.(B,L,D)

Mountain river

Mountain streams connecting to bigger river.

Day 19> Rasandam – Rasansang – Base Camp 3900m/ 10 miles trekking

Have breakfast, continue up and down trekking along the trail of Rasanwang stream till to Rasansang camp with distance of 4 miles and break for lunch. After lunch stop keep on moving to base camp of Khakaborazi Mountain which was conquered by Mr. Osaki, professional alpinist of Japan and Mr Nama Gyon Son of Myanmar Tibetan once in 1996.As we are in third climate zone of Himalaya plants grow Alpine Meadow and shrub mostly as the altitude increase and temperature might be under -0 degree Celsius. Thousands of biodiversity are home of eastern Himalaya and great interest for those botanist and zoologist who combine with their physical, mental skill and achieve their goal with industrious mind.(B,L,D)

Views to Hkakaborazi mountain

Hkakabo Razi Base Camp Trek.

Day 21> Hkakaborazi Base camp 3900m

Enjoy the day by feeling fulfillment of the curiosity around the area of nearby and stay overnight at the base camp of Khakaborazi Mountain.(B,L,D)

 

Day 22 Base camp –Rasandam – 10 miles
Day 23 Rasandam – Htalihtu – Narandon 15 miles
Day 24 Narandon – Hkaman –Dahawndam 13 miles
Day 25 Dahawndam – Hkrawng – Htalarhtu – Dashuhtu (12 miles)
Day 26 Dashuhtu – Dazongdam (6 miles)
Day 27 Dazongdam – Gawai (12 miles)
Day 28 Gawai – Wangshiwang – Ngawa (15 miles)
Day 29 Ngawa – Lonat – Panamdim (15 miles)
Day 30 Panamdim – Shinshang – Gawlea (17 miles)
Day 31 Gawlea – Cheakan – Langsa – Guthtu (13 miles)
Day 32 Guthtu – Htanggar (motor bike)
Day 33 Htanggar – Alanggar – Machangbaw – Putao. Overnight in a lodge in Putao and farewell dinner.
Day 34 Departure

INCLUDED:

* Trekking and travel permits
* Full board meals during the trek
* Accommodation in lodges, local houses and tents
* Porterage upto 15kg per travellers
* Tour with English speaking local expedition leader

NOT INCLUDED:

* Flights to Putao
* Laundry and other personal expenses
* Drinks or other extras while in Putao
* Tips & gratuities. Voluntary and at your discretion.

All participants need to be in good shape and should have a check up with their GP before joining this tour.

Travel insurance – Compulsory. You should check medical evacuation coverage and altitude limitations.

Preparing for the expedition – We will send detailed packing list recommendation to participants well in advance prior to departure.

Power supply – since this is very long trek we recommend carrying a little solar panel to charge your batteries or take enough spares.

Munchies – There are not kiosks on the way. Bring your own but pack light. Dehydrated high in energy snacks are ideal.

Good gear – You will need quick dry clothing to tropical jungles and and warm wear suitable to Himalayan mountain climate. Shoes need to be perfect fit, in good shape and sturdy for all kinds of terrain and river crossings. Couple well worn in pairs will do and slippers.

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