Myanmar's glacier has merits for nature-based tourism

Asean's famous glacier, Hkakabo Razi, has high potential for nature-based tourism and adventure travel, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The snow-capped mountain located in Putao is 218 miles from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, located in northern Myanmar.The area is only accessible by plane in winter and has a cold climate all year around. Hponkan Razi (9,000 ft) and Hkakabo Razi (192,986 ft) glaciers are renowned for their hiking resorts and expedition trips.

Moreover, Hkakabo Razi National Park – regarded as one of 33 Asean Heritage Parks – and the wildlife sanctuary of Hponkan Razi are also famous attractions.

The area features a hotel and a guest house for those who want to experience the rich biodiversity of the region. 

An expedition team from the National Geographic Channel technology made a hiking trip to Hponkan Razi with the support of Myanmar City Star Travel and Tours.

The team stressed that the place is an invaluable landmark with exotic features to offer and should be well-preserved and promoted as a travel destination.

National Geographic Channel plans to broadcast footage of the team's experience in northern Myanmar.