Contributor: Pusan Shaan
Trail Name: Thanchi To Mowdok Taung
Data measured by/ or source:
GPS trace: Germin GPSmap 60Cx .
This trail leads you to the possible highest peak (unofficial) of Bangladesh. This peak is also known as Saka Hafong and Tlang Moy.
to know more about Mowdok Taung/Saka Hafong/ Tlangmoy please follow the bellow mentioned link:
How to go:
The trek started from Thanchi. For that you have to reach Bandarban. And from Bandarban one has to go to Thanchi.
To reach Bandarban follow the mentioned link-
Bellow mentioned link would help you to reach Thanchi from Bandarban
First of all one has to reach Bandarban Town. From there one have to go to Thanchi Bazaar from where the trail starts. It goes through Boarding Para, Sherkor Para, Lungphe Taung (Tajindong) peak (2726 ft), Simplampi Para, Thandui para , Ramackri khal , Hangrai Para and at last Nefuew Para to Mowdok Taung.
This is a long trail around 36 km from Thanchi to Mowdok Taung. If you follow this GPS trail you will find Boarding Para first after passing Thanchi Bazar and Tutong para. Sherkor para will come next in between Sherkor Para and Simplampi Para you can summit Tajindong. After reaching Simplampi Para you have to climb down to Thandui Para. After leaving form Thandui Para you will find a narrow Jhiri path (Water boby) next. Follow it towards it’s end, you will find beautiful Ramackri Khal. Turn right; walk through the side of that canal. You need to cross this canal several times for better path. After passing Hangrai Para and beautiful “Chumbok Oi Falls” walk around half kilometer then turn to the left. You will find a splendid jungle with full of mystery . There you will find around 60 ° slope which you need to climb for 200 ft approximately which leads You towards Nefuew Para, from Nefuew Para you have to climb 1500ft and it will takes only one and half hour to reach the peak point depends on individual pace and ability.
Where to stay:
At Bandarban you can get descend hotels @ (+/-) 200 to 250 taka per person. At Thanchi you can get place at Thaana Rest House @ 70 taka per person. On the other option you could manage your place at any tribal villages. Pay around 50- 60 taka per person in this case you ought to respectfull enough to others’ culture and custom
What to eat (food):
Up to Thanchi you will get some restaurant. At the trail you have to manage food from locality. We always suggest taking some dry and light food (biscuits, Chocolate etc) while you are trekking. Take saline if you go for trekking in summer. To have own cooked food you are suggested to carry oil and spices. Rice, vegetable or chicken are mostly available at paras (tribal Villages) if there is no crucial crisis. You also try the local tribal food as well.
Tips/advise for traveler:
- This trail could be more difficult to complete in rainy season to complete due to Ramakri Khal.
- New trekkers are suggested to follow the trail in winter.
And follow the common TIPS
1. This information is based on a trip on January 2011.
2. All financial data like fare, rent etc. based on January 2011.
ATTRACTION OF THE TREK:
Ramakri Khal , Lungphe Taung (Tajing Dong), Chombok Oi Falls, Nephew Falls, Forest of Nephew