Peak Name: Keokradong
Latitude: N 21° 56′ 59.93″ Longitude: E 92° 30′ 52.14″
Measured Height by GPS (in meter): 986m
GPS Tolerance/Accuracy (in meter): 3m
Data measured by/ or source:
Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx
Keokradong also spell as Kewkradong/ Keokaradong/Kewkaradong/Keokaradang/Kewkaradang,Keokradang,Kewkradang. This is the most popular peak of Bangladesh and become one of the most popular tourist attraction of Bangladesh. Also can count as the most popular trekking destination of Bangladesh.
Sometime officially it claimed as the highest peak of Bangladesh. Official height of the peak is 1230 meter or 4035 feet. A stone put up on the top of the peak by the Bangladeshi military proclaiming the altitude to be 3172 feet. Except the peaks that situated at the border or near to Border of Bangladesh, it might be the highest and 5th highest peak among the all.
The peak is situated in Ruma Thana (Police Station) in Bandarban a district situated in Hill Tracks of Bangladesh. As the Hill Tracts is the heaven for Bangladeshi Trekker, most of the time this route become the first trekking experience for Bangladeshi Trekkers. As a distinct peak over 2000 feet (660 meters) can be counted as a mountain peak, this is one of those few mountain peak of Bangladesh under that definition. This is one of the top peaks of Bangladesh.
Though most of the detail map shows the location on the peak in further north but this peak has been established as Keokradong from the beginning , when the trekkers started to visit it.
How to go:
One need to reach Bandarban first. Bandarban is accessible from different location. Click the bellow mentioned links to find how one can reach Bandarban.
You can follow the bellow linked trail to go Keokradong.
Right now (Jully,2013) the Jhiri Path is not officially accessible.
The tourist and visitors are asked to use another trail popularly known as “Garir Rasta”. This is another trail avoiding Jhiri. by these trail any one can take transport to be at the peak if situation suite. Usually one can use transportation up to the Murong Para Just a Kilometer away from Bogalake or upto a place called 11 mile (around 6 km away from Bogalake) in the same trail.
Attraction on the Way : tribal life of Bangladesh, Chander Gari Ride, Shailo Propat, Patang Jhiri , Chingri Jhiri, Beauty Of Hill Tracks of Bangladesh , Trekking, Jhiri path, Bogalake , Sangu River, Boam Tribe.
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