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Tahjingdong

TahjingdongTahjingdong is the highest mountain of  Bangladesh. According to local tribal language Tahjing means Great & Dong means Hill, combine expression is Great hill or Tahjingdong. The peak of this mountain is 4,300 ft above sea level. It is situated in Remakri Pangsha union under Ruma upazilla of Bandarban. It is 25 km away from the sadar upazilla. Thousands of tourist gather every year in Ruma upazilla to pay a visit of Tahjingdong.  Besides  this  mountain  there  are  various  tribal community whose versatile

cultures and living  styles  are  so  nature  oriented.  Once  the  way  to Tahjingdong  was thought  invincible, but today a lot of tourists make this journey possible for the shake of beauty. Beauty is scattered everywhere on the way to Tahjingdong. During the rainy season its a real hardship to reach it. Specially in the winter season many tourists endeavour to reach it on foot as an adventure. At present one can reach close to the Keokradong by Chander Gari (Jeep). The remaining path has to be completed on foot. It is must for one to carry warm clothes during the winter season. In this respect walking habit will ease this tour.

Food & Accommodations :- On the way to Tahjingdong one have to pause his journey at Bogalake for restoration. There is no other accommodation facility except the rest houses of district council in Bogalake. One have to start his walking early in the morning from Bogalake to reach Tahjingdong. It will require 7 to 8 hours to reach Tahjingdong. Tourists have to hold that night in the near about tribe village and they have to start for Bogalake next morning. Tourists have to carry dry food , water purifying tablet warm clothes, torch light, orsallaine, anti mosquito lotion and other necessary medicines. This journey is very much laborious, so it is better to avoid children and women to take along with you. There are some residential hotel in Ruma Bazar, so you have to confirm at first the hotel reservation before going to Ruma, otherwise you will have no alternative passing the night under the open sky. If you are fortunate you can avail tribal house to pass the night.

Communication :- Ruma is 50 kilometer away from Bandarban. Due to lack of developed communication and transportation it is a remote upzila Bangladesh. For visiting Tahjingdong you have to go to Ruma at first. On the way heading to Ruma you have to register your name & address in the nearby military check post. You should keep it mind that after 4 p.m nobody is allowed to leave Ruma for Boga Lake, Keokaradong, Tahjingdong. In rainy season you can go upto koikhhong jhiri by jeep. From that place you have to undertake one hour boat journey to Ruma. In winter season you can go up to Ruma Bridge Ghat and from the place you need 15 to 20 minutes boat journey to arrive in Ruma. From Ruma sadar you can hire pickup or jeep up to Boga Lake and you have to walk through the hills from Boga Lake to Tahjingdong.