Travelling in Myanmar help :)

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1. Posted by Lumaia (Budding Member 5 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hello :) we visit Myanmar in mid February/beginning of March and thought of entering through the land border, head to hpa'an, short tranfer stop in yangon, mrauk u, bagan, short stop mandalay, pyin u lwin, hsipaw, lashio.
1)Do you know any interesting places between yangon and mrauk u and between mrauk u and bagan ? i heard the trip takes 24 hours so a stopover would be nice!
2) Does anyone know if it is possible to travel independent from hsipaw to lashio and do daytrip trekking around there without a guide or special permission? i am not sure about the restricted areas.
tipps for beautiful places on the way and in that areas are very welcome :)
thank you all in advance!
Lisa

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 657 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

This may help ; https://consult-myanmar.com/restricted-areas-for-foreigners-and-tourists-in-myanmar/

And ; http://tourism.gov.mm/information/permitted-area/

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Feb-2019, at 17:16 by Andrew Mack ]

3. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 119 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

For Lasio you don't need a permit, trekking there I don't know. Between Yangon and Mrauk U would be Pyay, Ngapali beach and Sitwe. Direct to Ngapali is more easy then via Pyay, to Sittwe the by boat from Taungup (Wednesday and Saturday 6:30am?).

4. Posted by Lumaia (Budding Member 5 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

This may help ; https://consult-myanmar.com/restricted-areas-for-foreigners-and-tourists-in-myanmar/

And ; http://tourism.gov.mm/information/permitted-area/

Dear Andrew, I also saw these websites. But it is not clear to me if it is possible to travel and trek independent between both cities - hsipaw and lashio - when both stand on the list “permitted in town, special permission needed if you want to leave the town”

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5. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 119 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

You can travel between Hsipo and Lasio but not from Lasio to the Chinese border, trekking??

6. Posted by Lumaia (Budding Member 5 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

okay thanks :) do you know if it is possible to make daytrips in lashio ? to waterfalls etc. ?

7. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 119 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I went only as far as Hsipo, day trip etc. where possible there.