Mt. Hkakabo Razi & Kachin State

By   June 24, 2019

There are too many mountains in Myanmar as travel information. These mountains are located in the northern state of Myanmar, Kachin State. Popular mountains in the Kachin State are Hkakabo Razi, Gamlang Razi, Putao Ice Mountain, etc. So, I want to share about Hkakabo Razi.

Hkakabo Razi is one of the highest mountains in Myanmar and Southeast Asia with its high of 19295 feet. If you visit Kachin state, this mountain is one of the places you should visit. But if you go there, you need a professional guide or group for this mountain trip because the climate is so cold and there can have a wild animal. Your mountain trip’s guide will advise you about the things you do and don’t. This trip will be an adventure trip for you with lost of experience. On the Mt. Hkakabo Razi you will get the feeling of enjoyment and excitement. One of the best adventure trips in Myanmar.

This mount Hkakabo Razi is also known as Myanmar mountain climber’s treasure. During the trip to Mt. Hkakaborazi, you will see the beautiful creatures of nature, beautiful rain forest, mountain’s animal-like mountain wolf, bear, etc. When winter comes, the whole of Mt. Hkakabo Razi was filled with snow. This moment is one of the most valuable moments of this trip. Another reason who come to Mt. Hkakabo Razi is mountain climbing challenges, especially Myanmar mountain climbers. Their climbing challenge result is proud and is too dangerous for the climbers. This mount high of 19295 feet is so dangerous for the climbing accident. So their challenge is also can call a deadly challenge. If something wants wrong, here is a risk you won’t come back alive.

The first known attempt to scale the mountain was by British explorer and botanist Frank Kingdon-Ward in 1936. He wrote about the mountains in his book, called the mountain a name ”Burma’s Icy Mountains”.But he utterly failed to finish. After 60 years later, Japanese mountaineer Takashi Ozaki and his partner Nyima Gyaltsen can successfully climb the north face of the mountain on their third attempt and said  “one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains in the world”.

Your climbing team should care about the jungle between Mt.HKakabo Razi and the start point of the trip. Because of Kachin state’s dense jungle, filled with bloodsucking insects and venomous animals. These animals included the type of dangerous poisonable creatures. So this tip is you should care for your adventure trip to Mt. HKhakabo Razi. After this trip, you should visit Myitkyina, Capital City of Kachin State. This town is so beautiful and comfortable with their people living style.

When you visit Kachin State, you will see the beautiful native people and their traditional dresses. And you should try the taste of Kachin traditional foods, drinks, and medical products. Trademark of Kachin foods are cook without oil, chemical, and are organic foods. You can also visit Hkakaborazi National Park and is a national park of Burma. It is located in Naungmung Township in Kachin State.