Birma

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Burma

Burma, or Myanmar as it is called officially, is a large and mostly tropical country in Southeast Asia. In the north Burma borders on China (Tibet) and India, and right on the spot where the three countries meet, in Kachin State, is Burma's highest peak: the snow-capped Hkakabo Razi (5881 m). It is one of the southernmost peaks of the Himalaya range. From the mountainous north three river systems (Ayeyarwady, Salween and Sittaung) emerge to help form a landscape of fertile plains between mountain ranges running in north-south direction across Burma, such as the Arakan (or Rakhine) range in the west, the relatively low Bago range in the center, and the Shan Plateau in the east. In the west and south, bordering on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, are endless coastal plains, vast river delta's and remote islands like the Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago.

Best place to set out on a truly adventurous and exploratory hike in the remote Myanmar Himalaya's is the town and valley of Putao in the extreme north of Burma, in Kachin State. Putao can be reached by air only. From Putao there is a wide choice of hiking trails, ranging from relatively easy 3- or 4-day valley hikes to full-scale expeditions to major peaks in the area, such as Hkakabo Razi, Phongun Razi, Phangran Razi and Nam Lant. This area being so isolated and little visited, it is essential to hire a local guide and porters. To give an example: to hike from Putao to Hkakabo Razi basecamp will take up to 4 weeks...needless to say this requires hiking experience and considerable stamina.

The Shan Plateau offers some more easily accessible multi-day hiking opportunities, walking from village to village among many different ethnic groups around Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake. Or you can fly out to the most eastern town of Kengtung (Kyaing Tong) for day-hikes in the surrounding area. Finally you can do a 2-day hike from Mindat up Mount Victoria (3109 m) in the western Chin State, although nowadays there is a jeep track almost to the top.

Best time for hiking Myanmar is November till February, while the highest reaches of the Myanmar Himalaya's are only accessible in October. Lodging is mostly in local homes, and camping in the remoter areas.

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Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Trotter Myanmar | Lannoo
  • De onmisbare gids voor echte trotters - Het echte verhaal achter de klassieke trekpleisters - Tips om de verborgen parels buiten de platgetreden paden te verkennen - Verrassende anekdotes en topervaringen van Trotter - Honderden budgetvriendelijke en uitgeteste horeca-adressen - 31 kaarten en plattegronden waarop je al onze adressen terugvindt.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Culture Shock! Myanmar | Marshall Cavendish
  • The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Myanmar (Burma) | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Myanmar, Birma, Burma | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Toonaangevende reisgids van Duitse makelij. Zeer degelijk, boordevol praktische informatie en achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Een aanrader voor zowel de zelfstandige als de georganiseerde reiziger. Myanmar mit dem umfassenden Reiseführer von Reise Know-How entdecken: Neben Landeskunde, Geschichte und kulturellen Hintergründen bietet das Buch vor... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel Myanmar (Burma) | Dorling Kindersley
  • Engelstalige versie van de Capitool gids. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Te gast in Myanmar | Informatie Verre Reizen
  • Samengesteld door en voor reizigers: verhalen van auteurs die er wonen, werken of gereisd hebben. Met veel insiders informatie over land en bevolking. In Myanmar tintelt en gist de tropische lucht van geloof in verandering. Sinds er hervormingen hebben plaatsgevonden en toeristen het land ontdekken, transformeert het land razendsnel.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Myanmar (Burma) | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. For so long off the tourist map, Myanmar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Culture Smart! Myanmar - Burma - Birma - | Kuperard
  • De Cultuur Bewust!-gids geeft toeristen en zakenlieden belangrijke informatie met betrekking tot de cultuur van alledag in het land van bestemming. Anders dan in de gebruikelijke reisgidsen wordt de lezer in deze reeks bijgespijkerd op het gebied van omgangsvormen, normen en waarden, hoe zich te gedragen en wat verwacht mag worden op zakelijk... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma
  • A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in Southeast AsiaOver the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma
  • A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in Southeast AsiaOver the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Vacation Boy
  • This collection of fun true stories takes the reader to 34 countries around the world, following the winding "career path" of the sometimes hapless, often joyful and always evolving Vacation Boy. The book is about taking life by the horns and riding that unpredictable bronco around the world, leaving no regrets on the table, even if the ride... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Vacation Boy
  • This collection of fun true stories takes the reader to 34 countries around the world, following the winding "career path" of the sometimes hapless, often joyful and always evolving Vacation Boy. The book is about taking life by the horns and riding that unpredictable bronco around the world, leaving no regrets on the table, even if the ride... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Rough Guide - Myanmar (Burma)
  • Features maps and coverage of all the best Burmese attractions. This book helps you discover Myanmar's highlights with photography and information on everything from exploring the iconic temples of Bagan, boating across beautiful Inle Lake or trekking through remote Shan highland villages. Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Rough Guide - Myanmar (Burma)
  • Features maps and coverage of all the best Burmese attractions. This book helps you discover Myanmar's highlights with photography and information on everything from exploring the iconic temples of Bagan, boating across beautiful Inle Lake or trekking through remote Shan highland villages. Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Myanmar
  • ____Myanmar is a fascinating and intriguing country, full of contrasts. Its people are warm, friendly and welcoming; it's rich in archaeological sites and has areas of stunning natural beauty. Yangon, the gateway for most travellers, houses the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya, a gleaming gold zedi, and offers good examples of colonial-era... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Enchanting Myanmar
  • ____Myanmar is a fascinating and intriguing country, full of contrasts. Its people are warm, friendly and welcoming; it's rich in archaeological sites and has areas of stunning natural beauty. Yangon, the gateway for most travellers, houses the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya, a gleaming gold zedi, and offers good examples of colonial-era... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sheila's Guide to Fast & Easy Chiang Mai
  • Have you ever visited Chiang Mai in the far north of Thailand? Located in “The Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet? Chiang Mai is world’s apart from big sister, Bangkok. This area in the Himalayan foothills is known for its mountainous beauty, jungle trekking (try elephant riding), ruins, hill tribes, and “Wats,” (the Thai... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Sheila's Guide to Fast & Easy Chiang Mai
  • Have you ever visited Chiang Mai in the far north of Thailand? Located in “The Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet? Chiang Mai is world’s apart from big sister, Bangkok. This area in the Himalayan foothills is known for its mountainous beauty, jungle trekking (try elephant riding), ruins, hill tribes, and “Wats,” (the Thai... Read more
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Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Thailand, Vietnam 1:2 500 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land des Lächelns . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Highlightsternen gekennzeichnet und... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Myanmar - Birma | ITMB
  • Indexed map of Burma at 1:1,350,000 from ITMB with large, clear street plans of central Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay, plus an enlargement of the Bagan area. The map is double-sided, dividing the county north-south with an overlap between the sides; each side is provided with a separate index of localities.Altitude colouring presents the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Myanmar / Burma ITMB
  • Indexed map of Burma at 1:1,350,000 from ITMB with large, clear street plans of central Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay, plus an enlargement of the Bagan area. The map is double-sided, dividing the county north-south with an overlap between the sides; each side is provided with a separate index of localities.Altitude colouring presents the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Myanmar / Burma Periplus Travel Map
  • Myanmar (Burma) on a double-sided map from Periplus, including a country map at 1:2,000,000, plus street plans of Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, the Bagan area, and Naypyidaw.On one side is a road map showing Burma at 1:2,000,000, with good coverage of the adjoining regions of the neighbouring countries; coverage of Thailand extends to Bangkok and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Inle Lake Odyssey Map
  • Inle Lake in central Burma / Myanmar on a double-sided map from Odyssey Books presenting the lake area at 1:40,000 and a wider region around it at 1:150,000, with highlighting for sights and tourist accommodation, plus descriptions and photos.On one side Inle Lake and its immediate surroundings, including the town of Nyaung Shwe, is presented... Read more
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