Although not well known yet, mountaineering in Myanmar and climbing in Myanmar are steadily gaining popularity among the active communities. There are several Myanmar trekking peaks within easy access. We have listed here the most accessible Myanmar peaks where commercial trekking tours are organized.
Mt Phongan – Phonekan Razi 3660m
One the best easy access trekking peaks in Myanmar. Phonyin Razi is forest covered snowcapped mountain that offers moderate challenge for beginner mountaineers and trekkers. No previous climbing or mountaineering experience is needed for climbing this peak. Climbing Phongan Razi requires approx. 5 nights camping on the mountain.
Phongan Razi is the most popular of all trekking peaks in Myanmar Himalaya. The mountain is located northeast of Putao. The approach is via Ziadum once reaching the root of the mountain it is all up hill.
This trek ascends from semi deciduous forests to cloud and rhododendron forest where thick lichen is hanging from the tree branches. At higher altitude the forest changes to alpine and pine trees become dominant. The climb to the summit is up steeper snow covered slope with some small bamboo and shrubs. Depending on the time of the year . On a clear day you can enjoy nice panorama to other peaks by the India border like Phangran Razi.
Phonyin Razi – Mt Ponyin 4330m
Best trekking peaks in Myanmar. Scaling Phonyin, is true nature and physical challenge that can be only found in remote Myanmar Himalayan region.
When to go: October-April is the best time for trekking tours to the n Jan & Feb there will be more snow on the top.
Like Phongun the approach to Phonyin Razi mountain is from Ziadum “the last village”. Phonyin gets a few climbers each year so quite often your trekking team needs to clear path in the jungle during some parts of the trek. The trekking route travels through cloud forest to alpine and above tree like to snow covered rocky slopes and couloirs. There are 2 roof covered shelters / refuge huts along the way and last night camping is on snow. Climb to summit is not technical but it is strenuous especially if there is snow and no foot packed trail. Nice panoramic views to India and Myanmar Himalaya will reward those who made it to the summit.
How to get there?
There are flights to Putao almost everyday with 4 airlines. Travel permits are still required when travelling beyond Putao Valley. Discovery DMC will arrange all official permits for our guests. .