ABOUT LISU LODGE
Lisu Lodge offers tour packages that include cultural and adventure experiences around a hill tribe village. Located in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand, the lodge is only a 50 minute drive from Chiang Mai city. Named after the Lisu hill tribe village that is found near the lodge, our lodge is amidst rice fields and orchards. It is a community-based project that aims to conserve the natural heritage of the hill tribes in Chiang Mai.
The lodge is operated by Lisu villagers who will take care of you during your stay. Tours and activities at the lodge are run by the villagers or local activity operators while food is locally sourced and fetched from our organic rice fields and vegetable garden.
Built in traditional Lisu style with modern comforts, the lodge has 4 hill tribe inspired guest houses with a total of 20 guest rooms.
The guest houses overlook the lush fields and hills surrounding the valley. Each spacious guest room has an en-suite bathroom. Guests have a choice of single rooms, double rooms, twin-bedded rooms, triple bedrooms and inter-connected rooms with connecting door.
Suggested Packages at Lisu Lodge
Activities at Lisu Lodge
Hill tribe people at Lisu Lodge
In Thailand, hill tribe is usually known for all various ethnic groups who mostly inhabit the mountainous northern and western regions. Migrating from various parts of China and Southeast Asia, hill tribe people in Thailand have different systems of customs, laws and beliefs. There are at least ten hill tribes living in the country – many of them can be divided into distinct subgroups. Each tribe has distinctly crafted costumes, though many men and children now adopt Western clothes for everyday wear.
Hill Tribe people at Lisu Lodge
The hill tribe villagers at Lisu Lodge are of Lisu tribe. It is believed they settled down in this area more than 30 years ago. The Lisu hill tribe lives in extended families. Traditionally, the women wear a blue or green knee-length tunic, with a wide black belt and blue or green trousers. Men wear green or yellow baggy trousers and a blue jacket. However, many of them now adopt modern clothes for everyday wear and reserve elaborate dresses for special occasions such as wedding and New Year celebration.
The Lisu villagers here mostly work in farms and handicraft. They are fully acquainted with the operations of the lodge, and we have received their kind co-operation over the years. To minimise any negative impact on their way of life and on the natural surroundings, the local communities have been involved in the development of all the tours offered by the lodge. The Lisu villagers are trained and employed to take care of guests during their stay.
Places to visit near Lisu Lodge
How to Get There
73 Moo 3 Tambon Ban Chang, Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiangmai 50150, Thailand
Lisu Lodge is about 50 kms or 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai city.