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Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Paris, France
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Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Hello there,

I would appreciate receiving information on whether I need to go through a tour to climb this mountain or if I can just turn up at the national park and book a guide? Also, would you know the total cost/days needed for this expedition? Last but not least, info on getting to Hkakaborazi National Park.

Thanks a million

Hinda

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1. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Not so many people had conquered this mountain so far.

You are advised to contact a local tour operator before you arrive in Putao. Moreover, the trip requires not only physic but importantly, a very careful preparation.

Kurashiki, Japan
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2. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

You need permits to enter tha area (an it actually may be totally off-limits to foreigners) and you wil have to hire a guide and driver to get there(=very expensive). The cost of climbing Mt Victoria (a day-trip for me, should I have gone) would be far more expensive than 4 days climbing Mt Meru in Tanzania, which I have just done. The tourist infrastructure is not yet developed enough to allow for the exploration of mountains as of yet, unfortunately.

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3. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Thanks a lot guys! Would you know how much it costs to climb Mt Victoria?

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4. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

$1200~$1400 for 4 nights, depending on the agency. It is crazy expensive, IMO.

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5. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

You can climb Mt Zwegabin for free, which is a very cool day trip.

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6. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

as above...contact some Myanmar companies...there are a few that advertise tours to the very north mtns...news re: recent opening up of previously restricted areas stated that FIT could now visit Putao itself without a permit...but you would not get far out of town. You need to pre-arrange with a tour company.

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7. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Who are some local tour companies please guys?

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8. Re: Seeking for essential information on climbing Mt Hkakabo

Thanks everyone for the input and sorry for the late response. I had alwady climbed Mt Zwegabin and indeed it's a nice one! I'm planning on going to Putao and i'd appreciate if you could let us know what comoany to use to trek around Putao. How much did you pay for yiur flght?

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