Mulayit Taung Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mulayit Taung that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mulayit Taung, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
November 24, 2012
Dennis Dean Tidwell from United States
There are two trails to climb the mountain. The easiest and clearest trail is via Chokalee Village, located south-east of the peak. A guide may be available at Chokalee. The other approach comes in from the northern side. It is less defined, but a beautiful trail. Water is available from a spring.
Before you reach the peak there is a natural flat field. A little past the field is a hut where soldiers posted to this lonely mountaintop sometimes stay. They sometime booby trap the trail, so proceed with caution. At the peak the KNU used to operate a radio communications post from a fortified bunker.
The view from the peak to the west is amazing and on a clear day you can see as far as Mawlamyine. The mountain west of the peak drops almost straight down for 500 meters or more in a steep cliff to the tree covered foothills below. The mountain is not easily approached from the west.