The Embassy will be CLOSED the following dates in January:
January 1, 2016
January 4, 2016
January 18, 2016
December through February is the best time to visit Shan State, when rainfall is low and temperatures milder, although overnight stops may be crowded with other travelers. The walk we took is of moderate difficulty, with steep climbs and limited shade. The distance can vary depending on your route, but for a three-day trip, count on walking at least five or six hours each day. Check out the NY Times article here.
Click on this IRS link to learn more.