This newly designed trip to the remote villages of Nagaland, the old headhunters of Burma, brings you to undiscovered places in Nagaland, where people still dress in tradional outfits, hunt with bow and arrows, and smoke opium pipes. We explore the smaller towns near Lahe with a 4 wheel drive jeep, with a team of Photographic experts who know the area very well. We stay in a basic guesthouse with sahred bathrooms and single occupancy. Meals are done by our team or in a local restaurant.
Cities and highlights covered:
Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and pro photographers.
Travel by private a/c car or minibus
Moderate elevation changes and some walking.
(*non-photographers also welcome)
Day 1 – Bangkok to Mandalay Flight to Mandalay. Afternoon visit to the highlights of Mandalay (optional) if you wish to visit some photographic locations of the city. Evening dinner at the Hotel and overnight in Mandalay.
Day 2 – Mandalay to Khamti – Lahe (B-L-D) Flight from Mandalay to Khamti. Transfer from airport to the Khamti Mingalar Market to make some last shopping. In Lahe we have limited resources so we have to buy some inventory for the expedition. Lunch in a local restaurant in Khamti and drive in the afternoon to Lahe which will be our base for the next 5 nights in this village. Lunch in a local restaurant or home cooking by our team. Overnight at Lahe.
Day 3 Santon and Makyan Village (B-L-D) At 5 AM we drive to Santon Village and ask the village chief for permission to photograph the local life of the Naga tribe, the house of the chief is an amazing example of a traditional Naga house. We shoot the family and friends in the front and the inside of his house and look for other locations in and around the houses to photograph the daily life of the Naga Tribes. After a local lunch prepared by our crew we stay in Santon Village to shoor more scenes, on the way back to Lahe we stop in Makyan Village to photograph the golden hour with all activities of the locals. Arrive in Lahe and lunch in a local restaurant or home cooking by our team. Overnight at Lahe.
Day 4 Young Kon Village (B-L-D) We proceed to wake up early and visit the village of Young Kon. We visit the local houses and ask for photo shoots inside their home. In the afternoon some local older warriors will dress up in their traditional dress to photograph them in portrait mode. In the late afternoon we shoot with the models in the river to see their hunting habits and shoot pictures around the river bedding.
Day 5 Longkhin Village and Nyin Shaung Village (B-L-D) We visit the village of Lonkhin. We visit some house and try to catch the local women prepare the rice and then watch the children play soccer. We proceed to the village of Nyin Shaung and are welcomed again by the village chief. We proceed to visit a few houses with the chief and his family. After lunch we visit the village Yon Time village to document the outdoor scenes, kids playing, wood carrying etc
Day 6 Lahe Photoshoot (B-L-D) We start a bit later to shoot traditional dress in Lahe with models. We visit the local temple in the morning, some scenes near the river and take a rest in the afternoon, at 4 PM we proceed to shoot near the river in traditional Naga dress.
Day 7 Sanpya and Saw Lau Nau Inn Villages (B-L-D) We start from Lahe on our way back to visit the villages SanPya (two sisters), Saw Lau Nau Inn (mushrooms) and (Kids playing on naga instrument) PinLon Village. Late afternoon we arrive in Lahe and check in our guesthouse. Dinner in a local restaurant in Lahe and overnight.
Day 8 Thar Yar Koung village (B-L-D) Today we head out to Thar Yar Koung Village and photograph the local life, some interiors of houses and the way of life of the Naga Tribe. We have a shooting near the river with the village chief and his friends, photographing their traditional outfits of the Naga Warriors
Day 9 Lahe to Khamti (B-L-D) We head back to Khamti and stay overnight. Free afternoon to visit the town of Khamti and explore the local market and the pier near the river. Overnight in a Khamti Guesthouse.
Day 10 Khamti Mandalay Bangkok We fly to Mandalay, then connecting flight to Bangkok. End of service.
INCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION
- All teaching done by professional photographers and guides that know the locations very well
- Accommodations based on shared double room
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Photography guidance
- Transport (A/C car, minibus or tuk tuk)
- All entrance fees
- Model fees, guides setup, assistants and special entree fees for specific locations
EXCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION
- International tickets to Bangkok
- Insurance for the trip
- Visa fee for Myanmar
- Dinner and visit in Mandalay (optional)
- Personal expenses
- Private porters if needed
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Extra tips for guides and models
- Extra nights in Mandalay and Bangkok
PRICING: Our trips are designed for photographers in small groups, contact us for the rates by email (mention which tour you would like to book and how many people in your party) and we send you a detailed price list for your desired firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation is included for all nights in the price of this tour and based on shared double room. Extra charges apply for single occupancy.
sometimes we eat local food and go to restaurants on the way. Some areas are remote so will eat local (clean) food.
HOW TO BOOK
Our trips are designed for photographers in small groups, contact us for the rates by email (mention which tour you would like to book and how many people in your party) and we send you a detailed price list for your desired period. If you are a single photographer and would like to join one of these trips then send us an email and we will send you all planned trips for the year: email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL BANK TRANSFER
PAYABLE TO: Asia 4 You Co Ltd, based in Onnut 53 Yeek 1-7, Ket Praweth Bangkok 10250.
Bangkok Bank: Account Number: 232-481172-4
Branch: Seacon Square SWIFT code is BKKBTHBK
Email payment slip to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet in the capital city of Bangkok or Luang Prabang to start our photo adventure. FOR LAOS: You need an international passport which is valid for 6 months after date of departure, you will also need to buy a Laos visa on entry at the airport which is an easy and quick procedure, please bring two photographs and 25-30-40USD (check online for any changes in these requirements and which fee you need to pay depending on which country you come from).
Why not extend your stay in on of the most beautiful beaches of the world. We take care of your extensions to relax and enjoy your holiday even more.
CITY EXTENSIONS BANGKOK
We have an amazing extension in Bangkok, where we visit the photographic highlights of the Big Mango, and a visit to South Bangkok and the old capital city of Ayuthaya, contact us for more information, it can be a pre-or post trip for the Cambodia Program as you will likely arrive and depart in Bangkok from your international flights.