Trip OverviewExploration Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site, trekking to the enchanting natural world hidden deep within the rainforests, Cross sparkling streams by fallen trees or stepping wood bridge under the canopies of mighty old-growth trees, visit the remote countryside of Khmu which the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018 to learn about their lifestyle, culture, traditional and enjoy large of tourism activities offered by community and stay overnight in the Khmu homestay.
Tour ID: NT-TK-02.
Trekking Area: Nam Ha National Protected Area- an ASEAN Heritage Site.
Day 1: hike approx. 4-5 hours; Day 2: approx. 5-6 hours.
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills.
ItineraryDay 1: Doiluckkam-Nalan Village. Approx. 4-5 hours
The trail begins at Doiluckkhamapproximately 20 km from Laung Namtha town. From here the trail ascends through 10-20-year-old secondary forest until emerging into the upland jungle forest of Nam Ha NPA. The path offers great views as it levels out along a ridge before re-entering the forest. The trees here are much older having long being a major part of the natural history of the area you are trekking through. A tasty Lao-style picnic lunch is enjoyed in the cool upland forest or in the shade of a thatched farmer’s hut. Early afternoon will find the trekkers in the Nalan community forest. You will arrival Nalan which the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018. After check in your homestay you have time to walking around the village and learn about their lifestyle, culture and traditional. After dinner on local food you will enjoy tourism activities offered by community.
Day 2: Nalan Village- Chalernsouk or Nalue Village. Approx. 3-6 hours
In the morning you still have time to visit the village and test Lao Coffee by bamboo cups. After breakfast, on this day we have two option as: the first trail 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 Ban Chalernsouk, where your driver will be waiting for you and shuttle you back to Luang Namtha.
The second option follow the Nam Ha River through the village of Nalan Tai Village and on through the open cultivated areas of the Lanten people, who are local village residents. We leave the Nam Ha River as the trail steadily climbs for a couple of hours. This is the most challenging section of the trail, but also the most beautiful, as it passes through stands of ancient trees, some five hundred years old, that create a high dense canopy rich in birdlife. We need only pause quietly to hear the forest come alive with a mixed chorus of birds and insects. From the top of the ridge, spectacular northern views lay before you, with Luang Namtha visible away in the distance. The final descent takes the group past upland rice fields and cultivated areas tended by the people of Namlue village. The trail steepens here and can be slippery after rainfall. But a careful pace with sound footwear will get you down safely to the village of Namlue village where Lantan and Khmu people live together. And that is where you end your trek, returning to Luang Namtha by Tuk Tuklate afternoon to round off a journey we trust you will fondly remember.
- An English speaking tour leader and a native guide, who knows the rain forest, indigenous traditions, and culture like the back of his hand.
- Local guide from Khmu village: two natives from different villages.
- Transportation: pick-up to and fro your hotel.
- Overnight in Khmu’s Riverside Eco-lodge with blanket, sleeping-mat, and mosquito nets are supplied. Supported by: NEW ZEALAND Aid Program.
- Meals-lunch x 2, dinner x 1, breakfast x1, provided by local people”.
- Drinking water during the trip.
- Trekking permit, Village fund and Laos National Tourism fund.
- Provincial tax on net income.
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