The Expedition to the base camp of Mt. Khakaborazi (5881 meters)
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Trip Target  : To be at the base camp of Khakaborazi(5881m) in extremely far north of Myanmar through natural beauty and cultural diversity.
Trip concept  : Exploring the wildest part of northern Myanmar by trekking through the old forest, rattan suspension bridges, exotic tribal villages
Adventure Grade  :  Advance Adventure (for those who experience long trekking)
Duration  : 34 Days 33 Nights
Total walking distance  : 6 – 16 miles trekking per day
Availability  : October to May

 

KhakaboRazi (5881m), the highest snow- capped mountain in Southeast Asia and tri-borderline, located in the extremely far north of Putao, Kachin state, Myanmar. It is the valuable place of those who love to curious the diverse, the last remaining members of Htarong, an endangered people who are between 4 and 5 feet tall and the unique flora and fauna that withstand in extremely remote area of Hkakabo Razi National park (3812 square kilometers), exploration into wildest part of beyond the last village with perseverance among the natural obstacles. Thousands of biodiversity are home of eastern Himalaya and great interest for those botanist and zoologist who combine with their physical, a mental skill and achieve their goal with industrious mind.

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 snowcapped mountain. Dinner and overnight at Guest house.(L,D)

Day 2 Putao – Machanbaw – Htanggar(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)

Day 3 Htanggar – Ratbawt- Guthtu (truck)

Breakfast and on ward to Guthtu via htanggar, Uringar ,Babawt and Rattbawt 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)

Day 4 Guthtu – Langsar – CheaKan –Kawleahtu(670 meters) (trek) 12miles

khakaborazi-01Have breakfast and start trek today’s our destination to Kawlaehtu village by crossing dense sub-tropical forestlush vines and creepers entwined in sculptured trees, terrace paddy fields along spectacle Kasang river and passing the Rawang tribal villages of Langsarhtu and Cheakan .Dinner and Overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

 

 

 

Day 5 Kawleahtu – Shingsang 4000ft,1220 meters (trek)8 miles

khakaborazi-02Breakfast 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 lat 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.

 

 

 

Day 6 Shingsang – Pangnamdim (1060 meters,9 miles)(trek)

khakaborazi-03We 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 WyphiRazi 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)

 

 

Day 7 Pangnamdim –Longnat (639 meters, 7 miles)(trek)

khakaborazi-04Breakfast and continue trek to Longnat camp, situates 3070ft, 936meters above the sea level with the distance of 8miles trekking along the side of fast flowing Mayhka river valley. Dinner and overnight in a Local house.(B,L,D)

 

 

 

Day 8 Longnat - Ngawa (1051 meters, 8 miles)

khakaborazi-05Enjoy the Breakfast and onward today our destination to Ngawa, situates 3450ft, 1051meters above the sea level with the distance of 7 miles trekking along the fast flowing Mayhkariver.Ngawa village which is the largest paddy fields in this region, conclude the rest distancesby walking through the paddy field.(B,L,D)

 

 

 

Day 9 Ngawa – Wangshiwang(1098 meters, 9 miles)(trek)

khakaborazi-06Breakfast 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)

 

 

 

Day 10 Wangshiwang(1098 meters) – Gawai (1143 meters, 6 miles)(trek)

khakaborazi-07After 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)

 

 

 

Day 11 Gawai – Dazongdam(1341 meters, 12 miles) (trek)

khakaborazi-08After breakfast, start trek to Dazongdam village situates at 3750ft, 1341meters 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)

 

Day 12 Dazongdam – Dashuhtu (1311 meters) – Htalarhtu(1463meters,9 miles) (trek)

khakaborazi-09Have 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 Adungwangriver 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, onwards 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)

Day 13 Htalarhtu – Hkraung – Dahawndam (1920 m, 9 miles)

khakaborazi-10Have adequate breakfast, trek to Hkrang (as known as Areindam in Locally), situates at 1830 meters above sealevel 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 callMyanmar’s pygmies. They are believed to be related to Tibetan and migrated along Mekong and Sanlwin 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)

Day 14 Htalarhtu – Hkraung – Dahawndam (1920 m, 9 miles)

khakaborazi-11Have adequate breakfast, trek to Hkrang (as known as Areindam in Locally), situates at 1830 meters above sealevel 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-called Myanmar’s pygmies. They are believed to be related to Tibetan and migrated along Mekong and Sanlwin 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 home to Mr. NamaGyonson, the only local ever to conquer Mt.Hkakaborazi in 1996 with Japanese climber Mr. Takashi Osaki. Dinner and overnight in a local house.(B,L,D)

Day 15 Dahawndam (1920 m)

khakaborazi-12Today we need to break at Dahawndam villageinhabited 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.

 

 

Day 16Dahawndam – Khaman camp (2050m) 6 miles

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)

Day 17 Khaman – Narandon (2370 m) 7 miles

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 7miles 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)

Day 18 Narandon – Htalihtu (2545m) 7.3 miles

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)

Day 19 Htalihtu – Rasandam (2920m) 7.5 miles

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)

Day 20 Rasandam – Rasansang – Base camp(3900) 10 miles

khakaborazi-13Have 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 MrNamaGyon 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. Thounsands 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)

Day 21 Base camp

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

Day 34 Departure

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