|Asterism Travels & Tours - Myanmar||Hiking, camping up the river to Phangran Razi mountain, Putao|
Trip reports - Hiking, camping to snow covered mountain in Putao
Walking up the creek, not an easy walk
We walked across the cold waters many times, hiked over rocks and boulders and through the thick forest. The creek is beautiful, the waters clean and clear. We saw monkeys on the trees, birds in the sky and small fish in the river. Below are more photos of the creek.
We spent one night and two days along the creek. On the second day on the creek we walked on Phangran creek after taking the left turn at the river junction. At the end of Phangran creek we continued hiking up the dry stoney river bed to the snow line.
After the passing the last waters of Phangran creek we trekked further up to the snow line.
Sunrise at the base camp at snow line
The night at the base camp was very cold. We were able to sleep only few hours. From the lower valley where we left Ziyadan village few days ago, the sun rose slowly behind the thin film of fog. The land at the camp is stoney and could not find a place to dig the toilet hole. So we searched for a hole-like rock formation and filled with stones after finishing the morning business.
Going up the Phangran mountain is a hike up the snow covered steep slope, at first to the saddle. At the saddle we continued walking up the steep slope to the minor peak at about 3800 meters.
After nearly 4 hours struggle from the base camp we reached the minor peak. At that point we decided not to continue to the 4300 meters peak since one member was feeling weak from the diarrhea two days ago, and could not go ahead.
A view from the minor peak
Phangran Razi peak behind the fog.
View to the west, to India-Myanmar border
Getting down back to the base camp