Featured Trek: Brave new Burma


Secret Compass exped to Burmese Nagaland - © Secret Compass

Burma. Burmese Nagaland to be precise: a mystical land once notorious for its headhunting. Trace rugged ridgelines, pierce cloud lines and summit SE Asia’s most prominent Saramati Peak (3,826m) when you join this Secret Compass expedition team. As Kipling said in 1898, “This is Burma…quite unlike any land you know about.” The same is still true in this remote, wild and isolated region.

As part of a team made up of fit, like-minded adventurers, dive into jungles, cross valleys on swaying rope bridges and meet the hospitable Naga people who thrive in this wild, north-western outpost near the Indian border. Saramati’s craggy outline is omnipresent, rising above dense bamboo forests and orchid-clad slopes, its beckoning peak the goal of this physically challenging team expedition.

Planes, boats, jeeps, trekking, hammocks, jungle swims, culture and a physically challenging peak…your first Secret Compass adventure awaits (team deadline 20 December 2015).

Trip name: Brave New Burma (an exploration of Burmese Nagaland and a summit attempt on SE Asia’s most prominent peak)
Dates: 26 Feb to 13 March 2016
Duration: 16 nights/ 17 days
Cost: £2,899 (fully inclusive except international flights)
More info: www.secretcompass.com