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Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

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Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

Hi

Understand its possible to do Yangon -> Bago -> Golden Rock -> Yangon on a day-trip with a private driver (~US150?). However, is anyone able to advise whether it is possible to also catch the sunset at Golden Rock provided the driver is willing to wait, or are there limiting factors (e.g. pick-up trucks to/from the summit stop at a certain time?) Plan to is leave Yangon early, stopover in Bago for 2-3 hours to see the main sights before heading to Golden Rock for sunset.

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Adrian

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1. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

There is no way to get down the mountain, all the trucks stop before the evening. I suggest you stay the night at one of the hotels at the top. I have done that twice, it is spectacular to be up there for the sunset. The next morning have breakfast while watching the sunrise and then head down. Your driver will stay the night at Kimpun base camp somewhere & meet you the next day.

Edited: 21 January 2014, 21:36
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2. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

Noted. I was weary over the lack of decent accommodation at the top, but I guess it will be worth the while to see the sunset.

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Adrian

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3. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

Hi Adrian,

You don't want overnight at Golden Rock or not enough time,

you can do as your said. Private car fare no more US$ 150.

2 days 1night fare is same.

You back way to base camp Kimpun may be no truck,

you can back on foot.Easy! don't be worry.

Mostly the truck running until be finished travellers.

AMKyaw

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4. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

Thanks AMKyaw, Could you estimate how long it will take to hike down to Kimpun base camp after sunset (I'd consider myself to be fairly fit)? And is it actually safe to do so (are there any lights along the path)?

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5. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

It's at least 30 minutes and I don't believe it is lit up. From there, it's mor than 5kms down to the Kimpun base camp. Transport will not be running at that time. How do you expect to get back?

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6. Re: Golden Rock sunset on a day-trip from Yangon

Hi Adrian,

The truck road can use no more 17 years.

Before we use only on foot. 7.5 miles

Base camp Kimpun to summit 4 hrs

Summit to base camp no more 2& half hrs.

When dark, we use torch. Don't be worry.

Now! there have lights along the path.

You don't stay overnight at Golden rock,

you should not take heavy luggage. Put in taxi.

You should take only warm coat/ money/ passport/ camera &

any importance thing.

Hope this help

AMKyaw

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