Burma Trekking

DOWN TO NOTHING

Burma on film and in photos

Written by Kerry O'Neill Photography by Secret Compass

Down to Nothing is a surprising film featuring renowned mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill and her National Geographic-supported team expedition to climb Burma’s highest mountain. If you loved Thailand and Vietnam in your backpacker days and have always yearned to return to southeast Asia, this film might just make you want to head back out on a more challenging trip: perhaps to attempt one of the country’s rarely climbed peaks.

Appetite whetted? The following images from a recent expedition to climb Mount Saramati Peak (not Burma’s highest peak but its most prominent) might just push you over the edge. Depicting a journey from Yangon to Homalin and beyond, way up to Nagaland in the country’s remote northwest, they’ll make you wonder why it’s taken so long to head back to this region. Move Burma to the top of your priorities list this year and see you in the jungle…

Burma ridgeline trek with cloud engulfing the mountain
Burma Saramati Expedition rope bridge crossing
Burma Saramati Expedition man in field
Burma Trekking
Burma Saramati Expedition village boys
Burma Saramati Expedition children in the village
Burma Saramati Expedition group shot

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