Hkakabo Razi


The Hkakabo Razi ( Burmese :) is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and is on the border of Myanmar's Kachin State to China. It has a height of 5881 meters.

On December 30, 1996, it was declared the 3812 km ² large region of the natural park, since 10 November 1998, the summit is located amidst the Hkakabo - Razi National Park. This area is famous for its unusual plant and animal diversity, many of the species occurring here are still poorly studied.

The mountain is up to an altitude of about 2700 meters mostly covered with rain forests are found in the overlying altitude levels deciduous forests, coniferous forests from 3400 meters and 4500 meters dominate year-round snow and glaciers.


The first ascent of Hkakabo Razi took place on September 15, 1996, by the Japanese Takashi Ozaki and the Burmese Nyama Gyaltsen. Ozaki had tried to reach a year before the summit, had its rise due to bad weather but stop and turn back. Until 1993, foreigners were not allowed to enter the territory, which was also responsible for the late first ascent.

The road from Putao, the nearest large town, the base camp at over 3000 meters above sea level is long (lasting about four weeks) and difficult, because it leads through rain forests and many unbridged streams are to cross. Due to the monsoon are the most suitable months for expeditions to the Hkakabo Razi of April, May, September, October and November.

  • Mountain in Asia
  • Mountain in Myanmar
  • Five thousand
  • Kachin State