How to Travel to BurmaTraveling to Burma
In our Trip Information Centre you will find more information if you are a traveller with special medical needs, such as maternity travellers, immunocompromised travellers or travellers working for a particular cause such as providing humane assistance. In the event of a delay in your journey, please keep in mind to wrap extra items with important medical items. Ensure that the recipes contain generic name.
Please take prescription drugs, glasses/contacts and other health materials with you.
Excursions in Burma
There are two ways our system classifies each trip: a number from 1 to 7 depending on the level of physical exercise and general hardness of the itinerary. It is perhaps more important to give a full description of each journey - numbered below the beam - as it indicates your level, your hike and your itinerary. Full-time walks (4-6 hours), hilly areas, considerable altitude gain and loss (ascent and descent up to 3,000 feet) on many walks.
Heights no higher than about 10,000 ft. Full-length walks (4-8 hours), hilly, precipitous area ( "up and down" up to 3,500 feet) on many walks. Excursions with walks at medium heights of 10,000 to 12,000 ft belong to this group. Full-time walks (5-8 hours), hilly, precipitous area ( "up and down" up to 3,500 feet) on many different dates.
The majority of the walks take place at heights above 10,000 ft, with some walking up to 18,000 ft. Full-length walks in the mountains, tents and walks at extremely high altitude.
Travelling in Burma
This much has happened in Myanmar in recent years. It is a land with an eventful and repressed past, and we believe in providing as much information as possible about the realities of the lands in which we work - past, present and will. It has come a long way and is back on the world stage after 50 years of insulation.
Until relatively recently there was a big doubt as to whether it was right to go to Myanmar at all, and until mid-2010 our no. Though Myanmar has long been one of the most enticing tourist attractions in the world, it is also one of the most political corruption and injustice in recent years.
Since 2010, a progressive liberalization progression has taken place, and in 2011 reform was initiated by the federal administration, lifting stringent restrictions on the use of grain and allowing private documents to be published for the first a year. In 2012, the first (partially) free and free and free election took place in Myanmar.
As a result, in Myanmar, international penalties were removed, resulting in an enormous flow of tourists, and since then the structure and number of establishments have changed significantly. Until 2010, a portable phone key was more than $2000 and there were no cash machines; both are now common throughout the state.
Since then, we have supported trips to Myanmar and concentrated on negotiating with non-stateowned hotels, carriers and businesses, although we recognise that this is not always possible, nor are we able to stop the Myanmar authorities from generating income from agribusiness.
Myanmar still has a long way to go - Myanmar still has some problems with respect to respect for humanitarian law to go, and there are some areas of conflict internally that are taboo for tourists. Although it is important for travelers to understand the reason why they should not go to Myanmar, it is good to finally be able to help those who want to go there!
After Burma worked with the Brits during the Second World War to flee the occupying Japan, it fought to evade Britain's rule. In 1947, after a string of battles for supremacy, paramilitary murders led important civil politicians. Known as "the generals," the army has been dominating Myanmar's administration and governor.
The 2011 Army Assembly was disbanded following a wobbly 2010 elections and the ensuing investiture of Myanmar's civil administration. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy came to rule during the historical parliamentary elections in November 2015, and the state welcomes the upheaval. In 2013, EU sanctioning against Myanmar and the US was lifted - surprisingly for some.
Aung San, the former Myanma guide and popular heroine, was murdered in 1947 and is known as the Burmese independent from Britain. Myanmar's NLD is the country's largest opponent and won 81% of the 1990 general elections, which had over 70% of the electorate, but the generals declined to recognise the outcome and remained in power.
Put under housebreaking just before the 1990 elections. Advocated an unprecedented global embargo on Burma throughout the entire Burmese army government. These include a ban on travelling and tourist activities in Myanmar. At the end of 2010, the NLD at last abolished its resistance to small-scale tourists. On 6 April 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi became Myanmar's first State Councillor after the NLD won a landslide in the 2015 parliamentary elections - the first frankly challenged parliamentary elections since 1990.
While the NLD won the overwhelming vote, a last-minute constitutional amendment stopped Suu Kyi from becoming prime minister, creating a new part for her similar to the Prime Minister.