Tour ID: VPK-TK-06
Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Departure: 9:00 AM daily from Vieng Phoukha; 8:00 from Luang Namtha town
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills
Day 2: the Jungle Forest Camp-Ban Houy Hok. Approx. 5-6 hours
Rising early, you may be able to see or hear the sounds of the black-cheeked gibbon, monkey, forest chicken, after already preparing you thing and breakfast you will start trekking through inside the Maamaint cave about 30 minutes and continue to Tah Leng (Akha village). Lunch will be prepared in the traditional way in the forest along the path. The guides know how to boil water and make soup within vessels made of bamboo. They will encourage you to take part in the preparation of the meal, showing you how to construct simple spoons and chopsticks from leaves and cups from bamboo. They will also brew a medicinal tea from wild plants collected along the way. Stay one more night in Ban Houy Hok (Akha Village) after dinner; you will receive an Akha ethnic massage from the women of the tribe. The giving of massage to visitors of the village is an Akha tradition. [Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 3: Ban Houy Hok-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 4-5 hours
Before breakfast, if the weather is good and you are a bit of a morning person, feel free to take a walk around the village to see Akha preparing to work in the fields. In the morning there is sometimes a sea of fog hanging over the landscape, amongst which the villagers will be feeding their animals. Around 9 am, you will have a good 3 hours hike down on the dirt road before lunch, and then you will continue the trek until you arrive at the Vieng Phoukha valley. Here the trek concludes and a driver will be waiting to transport you back to town. There should be enough time in the day to travel onwards to the Thai border at Huay Xai if you choose. [Meals: Breakfast, Lunch] – End of tour -.
Remark: the price above non-include transportation if you start the trek from Luang Namtha. If you start the tour from Luang Namtha you will pay more 100 US$.
You may like to carry some local money (Lao Kip) because there may be an opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers.
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