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Tour Code: FP#III
Coverage: Yangon - Mandalay - Myitkyina - Tanai - Namyun - Tanai - Myitsone - Mandalay - Yangon
Duration: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Naga New Year Festival is annually celebrated for harvest time of Naga people. It is held by rotatively among three Naga towns of Leshi, Lahe and Namyun. Festivals were held in Leshi and Lahe within last 7 years because Namyun is the most difficult place to access among them. However, varieties of Naga clans participate in their graceful new year festival wherever it is celebrated. Most of clans come to festival grounds by walking several days carrying their own rations for round trip.

Day 1 January 11 (B\L)
Assemble at Yangon and Mandalay International airports. Your pleasant flight leaves Yangon for Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State, via Mandalay. Upon arrival, our tour operators welcome you and take you for visit to Manau Ground ( Auspicious Kachin New Year Celebration Ground), for a wonderful chance of photo taking and participation personally at the celebration and dance. Enjoy Kachin traditional lunch and Kachin rice wine at hotel. After lunch, your adventure trip will start by 4x4 off road local vehicles and proceed to Tanai along the Ledo Road (formerly known as Stilwell Road which the Western Allies started building in 1942 to supply the Chinese armies of Chiang Kai-shek). Arrival at Tanai in the late evening, for dinner and night stop at guest houses.

Day 2 January 12 (B\L\D)
After early breakfast, proceeds our journey to Shinbweyan along the Ledo Road. On the way, have a chance to experience of crossing the two flowing rivulets, Tawan and Tayon, by local Z crafts. Lunch packets will be provided at Shinbweyan. Continue your journey to Namyun. Buffet dinner and night stop at Naga Traditional Style Guest House in Namyun.

Day 3 January 13 (B\L\D)
A special adventure trip is being arranged after early breakfast, by 4x4 vehicles to visit Pangsaung. You will observe WWII. remnants along the Ledo Road. Upon arrival at Pansaung, the first habitation in Myanmar on the Ledo Road, you will take a short walk to the Lake of No Return (Nawng Yang in Myanmar, the historical natural lake lying south of Pansaung) and enjoy the lunch packet which will be provided. It is being called Lake of No Return because of three legendary stories where a group of Japanese Soldiers returning from battle, some US army road builders and a British troop got trapped by the undergrowth and perished trying to find the way back from this natural lake and did not return. Have a leisure time around the lake and return to Namyun as scheduled. Dinner and rest for the night at Namyun.

Day 4 January 14 (B\L\D)
Soon after breakfast, the traditional Naga Ceremonial Pole will be erected at the festival grounds and various Naga clans in all their traditional costumes will be there to participate in the only festival of the year. After lunch break, you have a choice to explore on your own the surrounding villages or the town of Namyun or enjoy traditional sports events or enjoy your leisure as you like. Dinner and rest for the night at Namyun.

Day 5 January 15 (B\L\D)
The Official Opening Ceremony of Naga New Year begins on the festival grounds early morning. Partake the traditional food and rice wine with Naga community elders. In the afternoon, enjoy the rare chance of watching the First Annular Solar Eclipse of 2010, the central line of which is almost passing through the Naga Hills. Finally in the evening, by a large bonfire, everyone can participate and enjoy in welcoming the Naga New Year by dancing around the bonfire.

Day 6 January 16 (B\L\D)
Early breakfast will be served in preparation to leave the Naga Festival grounds. Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking morning scenes of Naga hills and mountain range. Take a rest at Shinbweyan and lunch packets will be provided. And also to study the old runway used by the Allied Forces aeroplanes during the WWII. Proceed to Tanai. Dinner and rest for the night at Tanai.

Day 7 January 17 (B\L)
After breakfast, depart for Myitkyina. Arrival at Myitsone, the famous picturesque spot where Maykha and Malikha meet to form mighty Ayeyarwaddy River and lunch packets will be provided there. Journey to Myitkyina Airport and heads back home, either Mandalay or Yangon. We hope you had an enjoyable adventure trip with Diamond Palace Travel & Tours and looking forward to being with us at next Naga new year festival.

Terms & Conditions
You are prohibited to visit other than as scheduled. No extra passenger will be allowed to travel during the whole trip.

(a) Airport transfer at Yangon & Mandalay
(b) Personal Guide
(c) Beverages
(d) Any Insurance

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