I am looking to hire a car (with a driver) for about 12 days, to do a road trip from Muse (north-east, on the border with China) to Pangsau (north-west, on the border with India).
1. How difficult would it be?
2. What would be the best entry point? Mandalay, then drive up through Lashio, Muse etc etc? Or arrive at Mytkina and begin the journey there?
3. There's a lot written about insurgency, fighting etc etc on the eastern front. Is it really threatening and unsafe? Will it be fine if one did not venture out late at night? After all, there's fighting everywhere in the world.
4. Would one need a separate permit to visit these areas, after obtaining a visa to visit Myanmar?