Our home stay program invites you to embrace the ancient refreshingly natural and nurturing way of life of the Lisu culture. The Hill tribe people are a tribe of semi nomadic indigenous people originally from the far North of China and Tibet. The Lisu are mountain people, usually living in rugged mountain terrain above 1000 meters. Over the last 300 years they migrated southward through China, Burma and Laos and settled in the rugged mountains of Northern Thailand, Mae Hong Son Province along the border of Burma.  Experience the “back to nature” healing methods and wild edible cuisine of the Hill Tribe people of Northern Thailand. The home stay program is also a Crafts School where classes in traditional handicrafts, natural healing, dancing and more are taught by Hill Tribe .

The information we offer on this site is extensive. Just pick a topic of interest to you and click on it to learn much about these fascinating people and the programs they offer in their Nong Tong village, near Pai, north Thailand.

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Your Lisu Host

Susanan is a native Lisu lady, born in Nong Tong village near Soppong, Northern Thailand.  She is an expert in plant identification, both edible and medicinal plants, a massage therapist, an accomplished seamstress, a mother, grandmother, gardener, great cook, with a wealth of knowledge about living simply in a natural way. Her heart is bigger than her smile. She speaks Lisu, Thai and English. Her husband is an expat from America.

Come live with a Lisu family in a traditional bamboo or teak house or stay in a very comfortable nearby guesthouse (Soppong River Inn) while experiencing life in the village. Engage yourself in village life style by working and playing side by side with the Lisu people. Enjoy warm hospitality and the simple, earthy, modest, honest, loving and supportive Lisu community. Engage yourself in village life by working and playing side by side with the Lisu people. Experience cultural immersion, hill tribe style.

Our Mission...

Today the Lisu Hill Tribes are rapidly assimilating into modern Thai lifestyle. The ancient healing ways are falling away...

Our mission is to preserve and encourage the traditional lifestyle of the tribe by bringing people from around the world to experience the Lisu Hill Tribe lifestyle and help preserve it. At the Lisu Indigenous Health Retreat we support the old ways of healing and offer them to you.

 Along with the Lisu healing and crafts classes we also offer a contemporary menu of alternative healing modalities, internal cleansing and detoxification, emotional clearing, Vipassana meditation, and lifestyle re-education are our specialties.

Costs: Our fees vary from 300 baht/day for a simple home stay and no class, to 1000 baht/day for a class (some classes have added costs). All fees include room and delicious home cooked meals using mostly organic food from our garden. Click on a topic of your choice for more info OR:

Contact us: email homestay@lisuhilltribe.com or call 089-998-4886 in Thailand