Naga Traditional New Year Festival 2016


Tour Code         : MTS-NAGA-051
Tour Duration      : 05 days / 04 nights
Route            : Yangon –Mandalay – Hkamti – Lahe – Mandalay -Yangon
Vacation Type      : New Year Festival of Naga Tribes

Numerous Naga tribes spread throughout the Northwestern hills of Myanmar. Most of the Naga are from the Chin State. The Naga festival is social, but it is also to exchange previous year experiences. to make plans for the coming year and to discuss how to overcome difficulties.

They pray for abundant crops and domestic animals and to have good weather. Another aspects of this festival is reunion of relatives. who are away from home. They worship to their deities by scarifying the animals. The festival is usually in January.

Day 01
Your flight leaves Yangon Airport to Fly to Hkamti Via Mandalay.More visitors come on board at Mandalay and the plane Leaves for Hkamti, the nearest air terminal to Lahe. At Hkamti a welcoming committee waits for you and conducts you to jetty. Cross the Chindwin river, one of the major tributaries of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy to Sinthe Village. Enjoy Lunch and refreshments at Sinthe Village before continuing to Lahe by (4 x 4 wheels). Arrive at Lahe and check-in to your accommodations at Local Houses. Dinner and rest for the night. -X
Day 02
Optional trekking and visits to nearly villages and see the Naga people in their daily Lives. Lunch boxes shall be provided at the reception and information counter. Take rest and have a nice sleep at Local Traditional House. -Breakfast
Day 03
The traditional Naga Ceremonial Pole will be erected at the festival ground and various Naga clans in their traditional costumes will be there to participate. Explore on your own the villages in the vicinity or Lahe. -Breakfast
Day 04
The Opening Ceremony of the Naga New Year begins on the festival grounds early in the morning .Enjoy the traditional New Year Food and rice wine with the Naga community elders. At the end of the ceremony, dance competitions by the troupes from various Naga village and sport events will start. Finally in the evening a large bonfire shall be lift and everybody takes part in welcoming the Naga New Year dance around the bonfire. -Breakfast
Day 05
You leave the Naga New Year Festival and head back home, either to Mandalay or Yangon. Service hereby comes to an end. -Breakfast

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