Keokradong (note that the name may be transliterated in any of various ways, all sounding much the same) is one of the most well-known spots in Bangladesh for nature-lovers and trekkers in the country, although its fame is a bit of a controversy. A quick review of various sources on both the Internet and printed literature should shed some insight on why this is so: the sources are more or less split on the question of whether this is truly the highest peak in Bangladhesh or not, with some naming the nearby Mowdok Mual as having the highest altitude in the country. The confusion goes deeper: both Keokradong and Mowdok Mual actually have no verified altitudes.
Most of the peaks of the country actually have not been measured by a true “universal” authority, as a matter of fact. This has caused [Read more…]