Tour ID: TK-ML-07
Start & finish: Long town “Muang Long”
Duration: 5 Days. 1st day 6 hours, 2nd day 7 hours, 3rd day 7 hours, 4th 5 hours, 5th 7-8 hours.
Difficulty: Moderate to little difficult, hiking boots recommended
Accommodation: Home-stay “stay with local family”
Activities: Trekking, Real Cultural Experience
Day 2: Start at 8:30 a.m. Walk through the bamboo forest, cross the brooks and there are some walking up and walking down (about 40% in 7 hours, but not steep).Before arriving the village about 1 hour is the place for taking a bath (cool brook). Reach the village about 4 p.m. Called Nam Hee village (Akha people).
Day 3: will leave Nam Hee village at about 8:00 a.m. Start walking down to Nam Fa river and cross by bamboo raft. Then follow the trail through the kinds of forest, villager use this trail more than 40 years. At about 4 – 5 p.m. you will arrive the village, called HOUY POUNG village, there are only 21 houses and original living.
Day 4: start at 9:00 a.m. Walk a little bit down pass the up land rice and goes through the deep forest ( old and big tree ) after walk along the Nam Fa river in the middle, young and some of old forest until the village, there are 5 hours walking included breaking and lunch time. You will say Sa Bai Dee with the villagers at 2 or 3 p.m. Called Mong La village, people are very pleased and very kind.
Day 5: Start at 8:00 a.m. First 2 hours the trail is following the Nam Fa River (walk under the forest). Then, cross the Nam Fa river (sometimes will cross by the bamboo raft). After the river the trail is moderate, walk in the forest, but 20 minutes difficult (walk up, steep). Somewhere of the trail are nice views (by standing on the ridge). After the ridge is easy, because it’s flat trail. Before the main road you will break in one AKHA village, called SOM PAN YAO village. Then walk down about 1 hour a half and finally the Tuk-Tuk will pick up you at the main road. Arrive in the office at about 5 a.m.
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 120 US$.
What is included?
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, all entrance fees, Travel permits
What to bring: Hat, Sun-cream, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Towel, Robust footwear, Personal belongings, Pocket money.
You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers.
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