Trip OverviewA three days trek over a narrow jungle path into the wild green heart of Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site, adventurous, challenging, mysterious nature, wild lifestyle learning, cooking in bamboo vessels, cruise and enjoy the Nam Ha scenery, find footprints of wild animals, follow a hunting trail, retire the jungle and riverside camps, learn about native herbal medicine and the last journey visit countryside of Khmu the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018 to learn about their lifestyle, culture and traditional.
Tour ID: TK-NT-03.
Trekking Area: Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site.
Hike daily approx. 5-6 hours.
Departure: (October-December; January-June Only).
Difficulty: Beginners-advanced, short uphill and downhill walks up.
ItineraryDay 1: Nam Ha Village-Nam Ha NPA- The Jungle Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
Departure is at 9:00 AM. From the office to Nam Ha village, a Khmu, which is roughly 30 km from Luang Namtha town. The local Khmu guides with expertise and knowledge of the rainforestwill join you on your trip and lead you through rice paddies and deep into the mountains of Nam Ha NPA. Along the trail if you are lucky and treading carefully enough, you may spot some rare birds and other wild animals occasionally seen. Your guide will teach you how to make birdcalls, do some deer barking and mimic squirrel sounds. As you go, you will see many types of NTPs (Non-Timber Forest Products) and your guides will share some of their native experience about traditional medicines. Lunch is served in the forest shade near a waterway; we will arrive in the jungle camp late in the afternoon. Next the guides will show you how to set up a jungle camp, teach you how to cook rice in vessels made of bamboo, and how to make tea from cardamoms. You may choose to participate or just sit back and learn from them. After dinner it is bedtime in the jungle camp.
Day 2: The Jungle Camp-Riverside Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the early morning you will many an animal scream from the higher mountain and nearly the camp. The guides will encourage you to take part in the preparation of breakfast, show you how to craft simple coffee cups, bamboo toys, spoons and chopsticks from bamboo and leaves. They will also brew a medicinal tea from wild plants, collected along the way.After breakfast we trek deep into the heart of the Nam Ha NPA to explore untouched nature. Picnic lunch will be prepared en route with the natural food collected along the way such as: mushrooms, cardamoms, rattans, bamboo shoots, wild bananas stalks, etc., After lunch we continue walk toward the riverside camp. On the trail the local guides will demonstrate some of their ancestral skills they use when hunting wildlife. While waiting for the guide ‘s setting up the camp, you may go for a refreshing dip into the river, try fishing, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest.(Please, no nudity or skimpy clothes). For the dinner you will enjoy with bamboo soup and medicinal tea made from wild plants.
Day 3: Riverside Camp-Nalan Village-Luang Namtha. Approx. 5-6 hours
After breakfast, prepared by our guide, you’ll cross the Nam Ha River and walk through fields, next you’ll get to visit Nalan the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018, where your will learn about Khmu lifestyle, culture, and traditions. Then there is a hike uphill through forest. Traditional lunch will be prepared en route on the forest path. Thereafter, you will have an easy two-hour hike down the mountain slope until you arrive at the Chalernsouk village, where your driver will be waiting for you and shuttle you back to Luang Namtha.
- An English-speaking tour leader and a native guide, who knows the rainforest, indigenous traditions, and culture like the back of his hand.
- Local guide: from Khmu village.
- Transportation send you to where we star trekking and pick up you back to the town.
- Accommodation: 2 night in the jungle camp with sleeping bags, foam mats, and mosquito nets are supplied.
- Meals-lunch x 2, dinner x 1, breakfast x1, provided by local people”.
- Drinking water along the trip.
- Trekking permit and Village fund.
- Provincial tax on net income.
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