Myanmar Packing List

Myanmar Essential Packing List

Myanmar Packing List
Myanmar Packing List

George and I have started to work on our Myanmar Packing List, since we will be headed to Myanmar in July! In order to be sure that we remember all the essentials, while still packing light, we prepared a packing list weeks in advance. To come up with our Myanmar Packing List, I started with our India Packing List and adapted it to the new destination.

We will be taking our same 3 bags as on our last trip: REI Venus 75 Backpack, Kata 3N1-33 camera and laptop bag, and PacSafe VentureSafe 25L. Only this time we hope our bags will be even lighter! We have already done a test-run packing our belongings into our big Venus backpack, and it looks like it will weight about 30 pounds. All of our stuff fits, with a little room to spare!

This is what we are planning to bring for our three week trip throughout Myanmar:


  • Before leaving: register trip with the U.S. Dept. of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Passports
  • Visas
  • 4 photo copies of each passport and visa
  • Extra passport style photos
  • 2 money belts
  • Coin purse for H
  • Credit and Debit cards
  • Enough USD cash for our entire time in Myanmar. Bring brand new USD $100 bills to exchange. Also bring smaller bills.
  • Travel health insurance papers, regular health insurance card
  • Flight and hotel confirmations
  • Important passwords/ Logins
  • H’s camera, case, charger, memory card, Joby Gorillapod
  • G’s camera and gear
  • H’s laptop and charger
  • G’s laptop and charger
  • G’s cable lock
  • Travel guide PDFs on our laptops
  • Unlocked cell phones


George's Clothing

  • Tennis shoes and sandals
  • 2 pairs convertible pants
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 pairs board shorts
  • 1 long sleeve travel shirt
  • 1 long sleeve pima cotton shirt
  • 1 dress shirt
  • 2 tank tops for the beach
  • 3 short sleeve pima cotton t-shirts
  • 1 light weight sweatshirt with hood
  • 1 light weight jacket
  • 2 Exoficio travel boxers
  • 2 regular boxers
  • 4 pairs socks
  • 1 sun hat
  • Glasses with case

Heidi's Clothing/ Accessories

  • Watch
  • Tennis shoes and flip flops
  • 1 pair convertible pants
  • 1 pair yoga pants
  • 1 pair pajamas
  • 2 pairs board shorts
  • 1 pima cotton dress
  • 1 long sleeve travel shirt
  • 1 long sleeve cotton shirt
  • 3 short sleeve pima cotton t-shirts
  • 3 tank tops
  • 1 surf shirt
  • 1 hooded sweat shirt
  • 2 travel underwear
  • 3 regular underwear
  • 3 swim suits
  • 4 pairs socks
  • 3 sports bras
  • 1 regular bra
  • 1 sun hat
  • Glasses with case
  • Sunglasses with case

Medicine Bag


  • Toiletries Bag
  • Contacts lenses
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Tooth brushes with caps
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Deoterants
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Razor blades
  • Lotion
  • Brush and comb
  • Hair ties and head bands
  • Hair gel
  • Make up: chap stick, mascara, one eye shadow
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Handi wipes
  • Small tissue packs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine products


  • 1 microfiber towel
  • 1 Beach towel
  • Granola Bars
  • List of addresses for postcards
  • 2 lightweight plastic rain ponchos
  • Playing cards
  • Power adapter
  • Mosquito head nets for the jungle
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 headlamp
  • Small calculator
  • Croakies for glasses/ sunglasses
  • Pen and small notebook
  • Pillow case to use as a dirty laundry bag
  • Ear plugs
  • Zip lock freezer bags for packing
  • 2 spoons

Am I missing something? Let us know if you think of something we should add to our Myanmar Packing List.

2 thoughts on “Myanmar Essential Packing List”

    1. Hi Ken,

      So far Myanmar has been amazing! Everyone is so friendly and curious! Photos and tons of great information for travelers will be coming soon … It is all dependent on the speed of the internet which is similar to using a 28.8 kb modem. Remember those days?


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