International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Myanmar Trek


Myanmar Trek with International Mountain Guides

Myanmar Trek Frequently Asked Questions

This information should answer many of your initial questions and also guide you through the next stages of preparing for the expedition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need javascript enabled to view it

How do I get there?

International Mountain Guides has worked for many years with the staff at CTT Destinations to provide professional travel service for participants in our programs. For help with your plans, we urge you to contact Pirjo at CTT Destinations: 800-909-6647 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need javascript enabled to view it

What kind of insurance do I need?

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our employees and Sherpas while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We require that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, Trip Cancellation Insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the program before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation in remote locations can be expensive. For more information, please see our page on Trip Cancellation and Travel Insurance.

What immunizations will I need?

No immunizations are currently required. It is recommended that you consider the following:

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria - You should already have. Do you need a booster?
  • Polio -You should already have. Do you need a booster?
  • MMR -You should already have. Do you need a booster?
  • Meningitis - Recommended. Consult your physician.
  • Hepatitis A - Recommended. Consult your physician.
  • Hepatitis B - Not a bad idea. Ask your physician.
  • Cholera - Ask your physician. Not usually recommended any more.
  • Typhoid - Not a bad idea to be safe. The tablet form, Vivotif Berna, is good for five years.
  • Rabies - The new vaccine is easy. Myanmar has rabid animals.
  • Malaria Malaria chemoprophylaxis is highly recommended. We recommend Malarone.

We recommend that you visit the travel clinic at a major University Hospital or your local Public Health Department for the most up to date info on travel requirements, or check the Center for Disease Control Website at

What's included in the trip cost?

Cost Includes:
  • Transfers between hotel and airport in Yangon
  • Hotels with breakfast for Yangon
  • Hotels with all meals for rest of the trip
  • Domestic flights and domestic airport taxes
  • Ground transfers and transportation per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours and entry fees
  • Trekking permits and fees
  • Local guides
Cost Does Not Include:
  • International round-trip air fare and airport taxes
  • Personal sundries and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Myanmar visa (more information will be provided)
  • Costs incurred as a result of delays or events beyond the control of IMG
  • Required insurance policies (medical, evacuation, trip cancellation, etc.) NOTE: We require that you have medical, evacuation, and cancellation insurance. For more info please see our page on travel insurance.
  • Customary but optional tips for IMG staff
IMG was above and beyond my expectations. This has truly become the trip of a lifetime and a life-altering one as well... Thank you for all of your hard planning and making sure IMG's services surpassed our hopes.
~Ryan S.
I am on my way home from another amazing trip. I want to let you know how much I appreciate the knowledge, safety, and professionalism displayed once again by [the IMG guides]. Their interpersonal skills were equally evident. This makes my 3rd trip with IMG, and I just want to give credit where it's due and to say thank-you...
~Walt E.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that your organization is first-rate in every respect. Thanks for everything... I hope to make use of your services again...
~Tom G.
As I've come to appreciate from past IMG expeditions, the logistics, staff, and team members on this IMG trip were as good as ever before, and you guys delivered another once-in-a-lifetime experience...
~Mary H.
I can't say enough good things about both the logistics and the staff. I had plenty of ideas about how the trip should go and what was possible. Your expedition service surpassed all my expectations...
~Dan G.
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