Dangers & Annoyances
Northern Shan State is a hotbed of insurgent activity beyond the tourist centres of Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw. While the fighting almost never affects tourists, there are landmines in remote areas of the countryside. Do not trek in remote areas without a guide and do not trek in off-limits areas. Two tourists were injured by shrapnel from a landmine blast in Kyaukme District in April 2016.