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TRAVEL PROGRAMME

FOR

NAGA TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2009

January 12
The charter flight leaves Yangon early in the morning for a short stop at Mandalay international airport, and farther to Khanti airport. After the arrival there, guests are transported by local mortor vehicles [trucks/ lorries] to the ferry on the Chindwin River. On the other side of the river lies Sinthei village. Then move farther by 4 x 4 off road pickups to Lahe, while on the way falling into a trance charmed by the Panorama of Naga Mountain Ranges. Box lunch is served at the rest station on pleasant Namasalain stream, where guests have a chance to enjoy rare local amenities. After dinner in Lahe, a night's rest and further stay is arranged in the Naga indigenous huts.
Jaunuary 13
After breakfast, a roam or an observation in the surrounding neighbourhood and villages can be taken by riding in a car, or on foot through one's own arrangement. Lunch Boxes can be ordered in advance at the reception for that purpose. An informative video feature on Naga is entertained after dinner.
Jaunuary 14
Guests may take part in the Naga traditional ' Ceremony of Erection of Pole' from 9;00 am to 11;00 am and may go for a walk around the vicinity of the festival.
Jaunuary 15
After breakfast, Guests take their places on the Festival grounds to attend the traditional ' Opening Ceremony of Naga New Year', commencing at 8;30 am. In the evening, from 6;30 to 10;00 pm, Guests take pleasure in the bonfire and Naga traditional dances while enjoying traditional food and rice wine self-help basis.
Jaunuary 16
To leave Lahe at 5;00 am and head back home after having breakfast at 4;00 am. Box Lunch is served at Khanti Ferry. And services come to an end at Khanti Airport.

 

CLARIFICATION

1.
On the Yangon-Mandalay-Lahae Trip, Baggage is required to be given up to baggage handlers at Yangon/ Mandalay Airpor and to be only delivered at Lahe Camp to avoid tangling of baggage with the passengers all along the way. So guests are requested to carry with you only the essentials such as warm clothes, gadgets, torches, maskes to protect dust, and medicines etc along the way.
2.
Since the route is just a track, the obese, the elderly, and the disabled are to book for cab seats one week ahead for their convenience.

Type of vehicles to be used ;

 

 

 

4 x 4 off Road Pick up
Cab seat - 1
Rear Seat -6
Optional ; Comfortable 4 x 4 off road wagons can be hired at the fare of US 750 per head for the round trip of Senthei-Lahe.

3. On account of low temperatures and no heating system there. Guests are required to bring sleeping bags, or to hire ones available at the camp.
4. Local vehicles can be hired to explore the surrounding villages of Lahae.

5. Accomodation

Sleeping Hall
Halls comprised of 6/8/9 single bedrooms with traditional structure.
 

Roofing
walling
Bed
Bedding
Cortton wool Matress
Bed sheet
Cotton wool Matress
Pillow
Mosquito net
No bathroom and toiletattached

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-bamboo
-bamboo

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Bathroom

A series of single bathrooms is made of wood and bamboo under a shelter near the halls. To help yourself to have a local bath, it is provided with a water tank and a dipping bowl in the bathroom. Warm water is available round the clock and there are buckets to help yourself for fetching warm water.

Toilets
Sitting type porcelain toilets for Gents and Ladies are installed with local wood and bamboo.
Toiletries
Toiletries are provided in each of bedrooms.

 

NAGA TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2009

ITINERARY

 

No
Date
Trip
Time
Transport
Remarks
From To
Depart;/ start
Arrival/ End
1. 12.1.2009 YGN MDY 06:30 07:45 By Flight
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  12.1.2009 MDY Khanti 08:00 09:15 By Flight
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  12.1.2009 Khanti Khanti Ferry 09:45 10:00 By Car Vehicles of regional utility (Trucks/ Lorries)
  12.1.2009 Khanti Ferry Sinthei Ferry 10:15 10:35 By Boat 2-boats 40 pax cach boat (Including Baggages)
  12.1.2009 Sinthei Village Lahae 11:00 15:30 By Car 7 pax each car (Including extra car for Baggages) 4 x4 Off Road Pickups
2. 13.1.2009
Lahae
09:30 17:00 By one's own arrangement Exploration of Surrounding
3. 14.1.2009
Lahae
09:00 11:00   New Year Ceremony
13:00 15:00 By one's own arrangement Bonfire
4. 15.1.2009
Lahae
08:30 11:00   4 x4 Pickups
18:30 22:00   2-boats 40 pax cach boat (Including Baggages)
5. 16.1.2009 Lahae Sinthei Ferry

5:00

9:30 By Car Vehicles of regional utility (Trucks/ Lorries)
  16.1.2009 Sinthei Ferry Khanti Ferry 10:00 10:30 By Boat End of services at Khanti Airport
  16.1.2009 Khanti Ferry Khanti Airport 13:00 13:30 By Car
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  16.1.2009 Khanti Airport MDY 14:00 15:15 By Flight  
  16.1.2009 MDY YGN 15:30 16:45 By Flight  

 

 
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