WITH THEIR USUAL respect and creativity, the invading Brits renamed her Mount Victoria. This 3053m peak is likely as high as the average person will climb in Burma, as access to the northern Himalayan mountains is restricted and expensive.
Fortunately, Nat Ma Taung is not only accessible, but also spectacular. The “national park” houses a range of tropical, subtropical, alpine and temperate species. Oak and pine trees, as well as rhododendron are common.
Two likable and sleepy towns, Mindat and Kanpetlet provide access, and are both good places to interact with the local Chin people, who call the mountain Khonuamthung.