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crossing overland from China to Burma, is it possible?

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crossing overland from China to Burma, is it possible?

Hello everyone,
I am currently in Vietnam...Does anyone have any recent news (or any news at all) about crossing by land from China into Burma?
Thanks for any advice,
ROcio
www.wabisabicycling.wordpress.com

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Yes we crossed recently

Hi yes we crossed recently and it was all fine but it is an expensive option as you need a permit and we needed to hire a guide, meet him in Lashio and get a taxi to Muse.

We really wanted to get to China though so had no choice. Luckily we teamed up via a forum on warm showers with another cycling couple and we shared the costs.

There is still a certain amount of questions around whether you can cycle all the way to Muse... We think it is possible but didn't have time to try it. The only problem you might have would be 12km from Muse town there is a check point. Maybe you could cross after dark and get through. Or you could arrange to meet the guide at the checkpoint...

Here is our blog with the full story:

https://2londoners1bike.com/2016/04/12/crossing-the-border-with-china-muse-ruili/

Good luck and let us know how you get on!! The guide is the biggest cost so if you can get round that it would be useful for others to know.

The permit takes 20 days to apply so you need to start arranging before you arrive into Myanmar...

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Yes we crossed recently

Hi yes we crossed recently and it was all fine but it is an expensive option as you need a permit and we needed to hire a guide, meet him in Lashio and get a taxi to Muse.

We really wanted to get to China though so had no choice. Luckily we teamed up via a forum on warm showers with another cycling couple and we shared the costs.

There is still a certain amount of questions around whether you can cycle all the way to Muse... We think it is possible but didn't have time to try it. The only problem you might have would be 12km from Muse town there is a check point. Maybe you could cross after dark and get through. Or you could arrange to meet the guide at the checkpoint...

Here is our blog with the full story:

https://2londoners1bike.com/2016/04/12/crossing-the-border-with-china-muse-ruili/

Good luck and let us know how you get on!! The guide is the biggest cost so if you can get round that it would be useful for others to know.

The permit takes 20 days to apply so you need to start arranging before you arrive into Myanmar...

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