Long trek to the top of Bangladesh (04.02.2011)

Written by lyngve (Lyngve Skrede) GSM

Ascents Mowdok Mual (1,052m) 04.02.2011
Capitol Hill (915m) 05.02.2011
Keokradong (986m) 05.02.2011

A very rarely climbed peak, Mowdok Mual was first discovered in 2006 as the highest mountain in Bangladesh. Still hardly any knows about this, and the information is still very scarce. According to www.banglatrek.org there has been less than 50 people to its summit (as of January 2011), but the visitor numbers are likely to increase a lot over the next few years. My trip is the second recorded ascent by a foreigner, after the famous country-highpoint collector Ginge Fullen from England "found" the mountain in 2006.

It's right on the border with Myanmar, and in the heart of the Chittagong Hilltracts, an area which Lonely Planet still have warning about. But we saw nothing else than peace and a spectacular nature. Police check points are numerous, so it's a big challenge just to get in, especially for a foreigner.

We also summited Capitol Hill and Keokradong during the 4 days and 81km trek.

See the entire trip report and photos at Distantpeak

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