A NOTE from Albert, former co-director and co-creator with Susananl, of the Lisu Hill Tribe HomeStay program: The Lisu HomeStay program has gone through transitions in the last 10 years. Those of you who read this from the early days of our program will remember how amazing and successful it is.

Yet after six wonderful years of working together it was time for me to move on and continue my travel adventures throughout Asia. Susanan still runs the program with her two grown sons and their wives and kids offering the deep cultural experience of living in a Lisu Tribal Village. Because I am no longer there she does not offer the programs that I taught; yoga, meditation, silversmithing, and detoxification.

I have now settled in Pokhara, Nepal and my Nepali wife and I own and manage a Natural Health Retreat and Guest House.

See: www.pokhararetreat.com 

We offer the same professional quality residential Detoxification program with yoga, meditation, colonic therapy, and personalized self-healing education that I offered at the Lisu homestay. Plus Radha introduces our guests to the Nepali culture.

So please as you travel please come visit Nepal and be our guest in the amazing Pokhara Valley, Fewa Lake and of course, the awesome Himalayas and Anapurna mountains.

Namaste, Radha and Albert.

Email: albert@pokhararetreat.com

See us on Facebook: Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat

Pictures from our Nepal retreat:

View from our rooftop terraceNepal Retreat EntranceGuestroomYour hosts Albert and Radha


NOW enjoy the recently updated Lisu Homestay website:

Welcome to The Lisu Hill Tribe HomeStay and Cultural Immersion Experience.

If you are a traveler who desires to go beyond the standard tourist attractions and engage yourself in local culture and lifestyle the Lisu people invite you to live in their village homes and enjoy warm hospitality. They are eager to share their crafts skills and peaceful way of life with you.

The Lisu people are a semi nomadic indigenous tribe who originally lived in Tibet. Over the past three hundred years they have migrated down through China, Burma, and Laos. About 80 years ago they began to settle in the mountains of North Thailand along the border of Burma (Myanmar). Our purpose is to show you how the Lisu Hill Tribe people live, work and play by being a part of the village life doing as the Lisu do on a daily basis.

(Your Lisu Mama, Susanan, big smile, big heart!)

The Lisu Culture is rarely accurately documented but it is a culture formed centuries ago and is in major transition today. Come with us to understand the ways and culture of this colorful and fascinating ancient people before they assimilate into the dominant Thai culture.


You are invited to live with a Lisu family in the village of  Nong Tong a small an easy accessable Lisu settlement to experience hill tribe life at first hand.  The town of  'Pangmapha' Formerly known as Soppong is Situated just 45 kilometers from the popular town of  'Pai' in Northern Thailand.

Experience the Lisu lifestyle, observe and partake in traditional activities, rituals and customs.


Hill Tribe Immersion programme

You may elect to learn Lisu crafts, music and dance, ancient healing practices, Lisu cooking, go trekking through the stunningly beautiful mountain surrounds, have a Lisu massage or herbal steam bath and more.  An English or Thai speaking interpreter will be available to insure your ease of communication with the tribal people.

How to contact us...

For more information click on any topic above or:

Email us at homestay@lisuhilltribe.com or call us at 0857211575 or o812741262 in Thailand.

Thank you for taking time to visit our web site and even if you do not join one of our programs we hope you now have a greater understanding of the Lisu people and other hill tribes of Northern Thailand.

In an effort to keep our programs accessible to all we operate on  a very small margin above our costs. If you are moved to support the Lisu people and our Homestay program you may donate funds via check, credit card to Paypal or bank transfer. Just send us an email for details on how to donate and a current list of our needs. Any amount is greatly appreciated.