Naga Traditional New Year Festival of Naga Warriors,
The people who dwell by the
India boarder on the mountain ranges of Pakkoi, Naga and
Lushay, especially in the region of Mt. Saramayti are
the Naga people, famous as the warriors. As the proud
people, Nagas are well known that they are honest and
brave. An adult Naga man must be a warrior. Therefore
they are re-known hunters and fierce warriors. Their
existing histories inclusive of the practice of
head-taking, especially among enemies, still exist in
the regions. The Leshi is a part of the Naga Land which
has long hosted the annual harvest and New Year
festivals. Annually, in January, many different Naga
tribes come together to celebrate Kaing Bi (Naga New
Year). During the New Year festival you could observe
the Naga warriors wearing hats made from bear fur, wild
boar tusks, hornbill feathers, and tiger claws and tiger
fangs hanging from their necklaces. These expeditions
involve a crossing wild pristine forests and tribal
villages where civilization has almost never touched.
Formerly the festival was a private celebration; it is
now open to the public. Naga region is surely one of the
country's hidden treasures.
Yangon - Mandalay - Homalin - Leshi - Homalin- Mandalay - Yangon
(4 Nights / 5 Days)
Day-01: Yangon/Mandalay – Homalin – Hthanmathi – Leshi
(by flight / car / boat / truck)
The special chartered flight would fly from Yangon
Airport to Homalin via Mandalay. The flight will receive
some passengers in Mandalay. Upon arrival, the welcoming
committee would welcome you and proceed you to the jetty
of Chindwin River (a major tributary of the legend
Ayeyarwaddy River). Tour proceeds to the up river to
Htanmathi village then continue to Leshi by open truck
car. Overnight stay at the newly built traditional hut.
Day-02: Leshi (Trekking)
After breakfast, tour proceeds to the villages nearby
Leshi to observe the traditional ways of living of the
local inhabiting Naga peoples.
Day-03: Leshi (pre opening ceremony)
After breakfast at the hotel, the traditional
Ceremonial Pole would be carrying by the various tribes
of Naga and erected at the festival ground. The Naga are
wearing their festival costumes to participate in the
festival. Trek around the Leshi and vicinity villages to
explore their culture and traditions.
Day-04: Leshi (festival day)
early morning, the official opening ceremony of Naga New
Year (Kaing Bi) would be started on the festival ground.
You will have an opportunity to partake traditional
foods and rice wine with the Naga community elders.
After the official ceremony, there would be the contests
of traditional dancing, sports and events. A large
bonfire would be conducted and everyone can take part in
welcoming Naga New Year by dancing around the bonfire.
Day-05: Leshi – Yangon / Mandalay
Proceed back to either Yangon or Mandalay along the
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US$ 1200 per person
- Transportation (Charter flight, Four Wheel Drive
& Shuttle Boat)
- Accommodation (Naga Traditional House)
- Meals (American Breakfast, Buffet Lunch &
- Reservation must be made before the end of
- Service exclude throughout guide and upon
request, it will cost 560 US$ for the guide.
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