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Kayah Programs

 

Welcome to Hta Nee La Leh, Kayah Community

These tour programs offer fascinating, fun insights into local life and culture in Hta Nee La Leh, Kayah community. Activities were developed based on special elements of local life, culture and nature, which community members feel proud and comfortable to share with guests.

Programs begin with a quick welcome at the Hta Nee La Leh community center. Guests meet the members of the Hta Nee La Leh community tourism club. They will give a friendly introduction to the community, and important cultural.

All programs include a visit to Hta Nee La Leh hall and shrines, where animist traditions are practiced. Guests learn why the site is important for local community members, and about festivals and events, which are held here at different times of year. Guests also learn about the ancient tradition of ritual hunting. They visit the local hunting shrine, and can try their hand using a catapult!

In addition to these activities, other, optional activities can be selected, which make the tour into a half day program. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at a local restaurant (pay according to menu prices); or book a special Kayah Barbecue, which includes fun, cultural exchange activities.

Half-day tours (apr.3.5 hours)

A: Welcome guests at the Community Centre. Visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life. In addition, guests visit the Lotus Pond. This is a sacred and scenic site. Here, visitors listen to the local legend of Tsudanu, a prince and princess who finally ascend to heaven as mythical Kinaree birds.

B:Welcome guests at the Community Centre. Visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life. In addition, enjoy a fun Ox Cart ride, via the Lotus Pond to the scenic 7 Lakes. Relax by the lake and enjoy the forested, mountain scenery.

C:Welcome guests at the Community Centre. Visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life. In addition, enjoy an Ox Cart ride, via the Lotus Pond to the scenic 7 Lakes. Here, guests enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue with cultural exchange. (Note if 1 to 3 guests, will eat in a local home).

D:Visit a local musician house, listen to traditional Instruments and try your hand playing them. Visit a traditional, Kayah house and meet the house owner. Learn about traditional Kayah dress, and try it on.

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Welcome to Pan Pet, Kayan Community

Program for Pan Pet

These tour programs offer fascinating, fun insights into local life and culture in Pan Pet, Kayan community. Activities were developed based on special elements of local life, culture and nature, which community members feel proud and comfortable to share with guests.

A: Half day trip. The day begins with a visit to Rang Ku hamlet, where guests can meet the famous Kayan people (popularly known as Long Neck Karen), who are a symbol of Kayah state. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. There are opportunities to buy local handicrafts.

Next, guests arrive at Pemsong village, to enjoy a Short Trek, of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, lead by local community tour guides. Your local guides will present special places along the route which are important to local people and their way of life.A highlight of the trek is a breathtaking, 360 degree view of the surrounding, mountains.

Difficulty grade: easy trek, with moderate steep sections.

B: Full day trekking trip: Trail of the Ancestors
Guests travel to Pemsong hamlet, to enjoy a moderately challenging trek, through lush, shady, forest. After a short climb (30-40 minutes), guests enjoy over 3 hours of continual, great views. En route, local guides will show guests various edible plants and herbal medicines which are used by community members in their jungle larder.
A highlight of the trip is arriving at the original settlement of Pan Pet, perched on a mountain top, where evidence of past habitation is visible. This is considered one of the first Kayan settlements of Kayah state. Guests also enjoy a pack lunch or jungle picnic.The trek ends in Rang Ku hamlet, where guests can meet the famous Kayan people (popularly known as Long Neck Karen), who are a symbol of Kayah state. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. There are opportunities to buy local handicrafts.
Difficulty grade: Moderately challenging trek (apr. 4-4.5 hours), with extended steep sections (30-40 minutes).

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Kayah Programs (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Main Itinerary Day 1

Main Itinerary Day 2

Main Itinerary Day 3

Main Itinerary Day 4

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