Mount Hkakabo Razi: The Highest Mountain of South East Asia - Do you want to see snow in South East Asia? It is available to see only in Myanmar. Mount Hkakabo Razi is Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, located in Naungmung township, the northern Myanmar state of Kachin.
The elevation of Hkakabo Razi is 5,881 metres (19,294 feet). It has extended from the range of Himalaya. The coordinates are 28°19’59″N, 97°28’00″E.
Yangon to Myitkyina, 920 miles (1472 km)by car or 723 miles (1157 km) by train. Myitkyina to Putao, 218 miles (349 km), and Putao to Naungmung, 35 miles (56 km) by land.
Hkakabo Razi is entirely mountainous and is characterized by broad-leaved evergreen rain forest, a sub-tropical temperate zone from 8,000 ft to 9,000 ft. (2,438 m to 2,743 m), then broad-leaved, semi-deciduous forest and finally needle-leaved evergreen, snow forest. Above 11,000 ft. (3,353 m) the highest forest zone is alpine, different not only in kind from the forest, but different in history and origin. Still higher up, around 15,000 ft. (4,572 m), cold, barren, windswept terrain and permanent snow and glaciers dominate. At around 17,500 ft. (5,334 m), there is a large ice cap with several outlet glaciers.
Hkakabo Razi was first ascended on September 15, 1996 by Takashi Ozaki (Japan) and Nyama Gyaltsen (Myanmar). The easiest route is snow or ice climb. (Source: Myanmar Net)
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