3 Days Trek to Explore Hill Tribes “Yao & Akha” in Muang Sing

Trip Overview

Trek through the Jungle forest of Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site (Nam Ha NPA), hidden waterfall, excellent view, trek through old growth forest, primary bamboo & wild banana forest, birds sightseeing, overnight at Yao & Akha eco-lodges, Yao & Akha tradition and culture performance, discovery different ethnic minorities groups as: Tai Lue, Hmong & Lolo villages. 

Tour ID: MS-TK-07
Start & Finish: Muang Sing, the tour can start from Luang Namtha
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills
Duration: 3 days, Day 1 & Day 2 hike approx. 4-5 hours & Day 3 approx. 3-4 hours.
Trekking Area: Day 1 in Nam Ha National Protected Area, Day 2 & 3: Rice field


Day 1: Nam Ha NPA-Ban Sai Leck (Yao Village). Approx. 4-5 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk direct to the south of Nam Ha NPA on the R.17 Muang Sing-Luang Namtha around 17 km, where higher mountain cover by jungle forest, many different species of birds and elephant habitat. Walk up to the mountain Nam Ha NPA to see different type of forest as bamboo, wild banana to visit beautiful waterfall. A lunch will be eaten at the waterfall, after lunch leave from the waterfall pass through the old forest, agricultural fields, visit Ban Sai Leck (Yao village), where we get an overnight stay. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the people, learn about their lifestyle, traditional, culture, architecture…then enjoy your dinner host by local people. After dinner you will receive Yao performance their tradition and culture. The late you will get free massage which is given traditionally to the guests staying overnight in the village.

Day 2: Ban Sai Leck-Ban Pha Yha Luang (Akha Village). Approx. 4-5 hours
Enjoy daily life of Yao in the early morning, after breakfast at the homestay, continue walk though agriculture field and conservation forest of villages to see different colorful of ethnic groups around Muang Sing Valley, lunch will provide on the trail. You will arrive Ban Pha Yha Luang around 04:00 PM, where we stay overnight for the second day. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the people, learn about Akha traditional, Akha architecture. After dinner you will receive Akha performance their culture & a massage which is traditionally given to the guests staying overnight in the village.

Day 3: Ban Pha Yha Luang-Muang Sing Town. Approx. 3-4 hours
In the early morning you will see Akha lifestyle such as: cooking, feeding, looking garden, get water… after breakfast at the eco-lodge, walk to visit other minority groups in different villages as Akha, Tai Lue and Lolo, all local people in the villages they are very friendly, the tour will finish when get the Tuk Tuk back to Muang Sing around 4:00 PM.


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$.

Price Include:

  • An experienced government certified , English speaking Tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver (only start from Muang Sing town)
  • First day overnight in Yao village eco-lodge and the second day overnight in Akha village eco-lodge, they are traditional minority house with outside toilet & shower facilities
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied
  • Meals-Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2, Breakfast x2
  • Trekking permit and Tourism fund
  • Provincial Tax on Net Income

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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