Luang Namtha Trek

1 Day Trek Phuo Mot & Ancient Ruins

Trip Overview

Easy trek takes you through district forest conservation area, Khmu village, in the morning you will see many kinds of births and afternoon visit the conservation area ‘Ku Vieng’ ‘Mahapot Stupa’ and Vat Mahapot “the Ancient city and temple”.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-01
Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 1 day
Departure: 9:00 AM daily from Vieng Phoukha; 8:00 from Luang Namtha town
Difficulty: Easy walk through fields, forest on small foot paths

Itinerary

Morning-Nature Trail. Approx. 2 hours
The best viewing of birds departure is at early around 8:30 am, for those who prefer a relaxed pace departure is after breakfast, arrive at Ban Num Mang, a traditional at Khmu village, where our village based guide joins us, from Num Mang, we ascent through rice fields and district forest conservation area. A top the mountain ridge, referred to as ‘MockMooch’ (a mountain) in Khmu language, we sit and take time to absorb the sights and sounds of the forest, this is area attracts many bird species with its fruit-bearing fig trees, which provide an abundant food source. Local guide will help you to recognize sights and sounds of bird, as well as tracks of wild animals. Moving through the forest, you will learn about common plants used by the Khmu people, the guide collects edible plants to add to the picnic lunch in the forest. [Meals: Lunch].

Afternoon-Explore the Ruins. Approx. 2 hours
In the afternoon, the descent from the conservation area to the plain takes us to the site of the Ancient city and temple, ‘Ku Vieng’ ‘Mahapot Stupa’ and Vat Mahapot, follow the map of  the ancient temple area and price together its history, imagining the civilization that dominated this area more than four-hundred years ago. There should be enough time in the day to travel onwards to the Thai border at Huay Xai if you choose. – End of tour –

Pricing

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 60 US$.

Price Include:

  • An experienced government certified, English speaking tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver (only start from Vieng Phoukha town)
  • Meals-Lunch x 1
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income

You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers.

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 50 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

2 Days Trek Hill Tribes in Vieng Phoukha

Trip Overview

The tour will bring you to the countryside of Vieng Phoukha town where Akha village located, they still keep their culture & traditional, stay overnight in Akha Eco-lodge, learn about lifestyle of them. On the second day visit other ethnic minorities on the trail such as: Hmong and Lahu, visit hidden waterfall and picnic lunch host by Lahu traditional on the trail.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-02
Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-Ban Tah Soom. Approx. 5-6 hours
Start from our office by minivan or Tuk Tuk stop at the Ban Nam Kap Nuea (Lahu Village) 15 minutes for visit them and continue the same Tuk Tuk about 15 minutes to Ban Tha Luang (Hmong Village) local guide from the village will join your group and start walking.

The trek leads up to the mountain and deep into the forest, you will be able to see many different kinds of NTP’s (Non Timber Forest Products) in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, your guide share his experience about traditional medicine with you after about 3 hours, stop for lunch with traditional food.

After lunch, 3 hours walking pass some excellent view landscape of the Nam Ha Protected Area and arrive in the Ban Tah Soom (Akha Village) finished for the first day.

While your local hosts preparing your dinner, you can walk around the village to see and learn the village daily life, after dinner you will receive Akha women massage, which is traditionally given to guests. [Meals: Lunch, Dinner].

Day 2: Ban Tah Soom-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 4-5 hours
After enjoy traditional Akha breakfast around 8:30 am, start walk up and down to the waterfall 30 minutes break here for take bath if you want, continue to the small buffalo farm (Lahu people’s farm), walk through the upland agriculture field and then break for lunch with Lahu traditional on the trail. After lunch walk one and half hours to Ban Nam Kab Nuea. 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-.

Pricing

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 75 US$.

Price Include:

  • An experienced government certified , English speaking tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver (only start from Vieng Phoukha town)
  • Overnight’s village accommodation: Traditional minority house with outside toilet & shower facilities
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1, Breakfast x1
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income

You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 50 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

2 Days Jungle Forest Camp in Vieng Phoukha

Trip Overview

Overnight in a forest camp in the Nam Ha National Protected Area hosted by local people (Khmu ethnic groups). Test local food such as bamboo, leafs of different bushes etc. Trek through the “monkey forest”, visit caves and meet ethnic groups such as Akha, Hmong, Lahu and Khmu.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-03
Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-Forest Camp in Maamaint Cave. Approx. 5-6 hours
9:00 am start by a Tuk Tuk around 20 minutes stop where you start trekking. On the way you will see your first ethnic village (Khmu), start walking through a little fields and an exciting with walking between through the steep rock and ascent and descent in the old growth forest in the Nam Ha National Protected Area after 3 hours of walking you will stop for picnic lunch on the trail before arrive Tah Long village (Khmu Kwean). [Meals: Lunch, Dinner].

Day 2: Forest Camp in Maamaint Cave-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 5 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 minute and continue ascent and descent to Ban Ban Seng Pang (Khmu Village) visit them about 20 minutes and continue walking on the rough road.

A pleasant and easy walk passing through scenery of Limestone Mountains, bamboo forest and upland rice fields and picnic lunch on the trail. The pick-up awaits the group on the other side of the road and takes you to the Prasat cave. The limestone cave and continue by pick-up to visit  Ban Tha Luang (Hmong village) and continue to Ban Nam Kap Nuea (Lahu village) is the final stop on this tour before returning to Vieng Phuukha in the afternoon. 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-.

Pricing

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 75 US$. 

Price Include:

  • An experienced government certified, English speaking tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver (only start from Vieng Phoukha town)
  • Overnight’s bamboo forest camp accommodation: Basic camp without toilet & shower in stream.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1, Breakfast x1
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income

You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 50 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

2 Days Trek Gibbon Trail in Vieng Phoukha

Trip Overview

Challenging trek from Vieng Phoukha to explore an important area in the Nam Ha NPA for one of the world’s last remaining populations of black-cheeked crested gibbons. With Khmu and Akha guides, visit caves inhabited by bats and perhaps hear the gibbons’ magical morning calls.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-07
Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-Ban Tah Long – Ban Tah Leng. Approx. 5-6 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk 15 minutes to drop-off point just outside of the town of Vieng Phoukha, near the forest’s edge, where the trek will begin. The first day’s pace is easy, and much of the guides’ knowledge of edible and medicinal plants will be demonstrated in the forest. You will be hiking uphill towards the Khmu village of Ban Tah Long. After lunch continue walk pass old forest to Ban Tah Leng where you should arrive around 4 or 5 pm. After arriving at Tah Leng, you will rest for a while and then you may choose to take part in an activity. The Akha people have been crafting their own blades, those same ones the guides use for cooking and clearing brush, for many years. You will be invited to participate in the forging process, using fantastically simple technology. This night you will spend at the Home stay in Tah Leng. [Meals: Lunch, Dinner].

Day 2: Ban Tah Leng-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 5-6 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.  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.  Around 9 am, you will have a good two hours hike down the mountain 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-.

Pricing

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 75 US$.

Price Include:

  • An experienced  government certified , English speaking tour guide
  • Covered transport  with an experienced certified driver (only start from Vieng Phoukha town)
  • Overnight’s village accommodation: Homestay
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1, Breakfast x1
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income

You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 50 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

3 Days Trek Gibbon Trail in Vieng Phoukha

Trip Overview

Challenging trek from Vieng Phoukha to explore an important area in the Nam Ha NPA for one of the world’s last remaining populations of black-cheeked crested gibbons. With Khmu and Akha guides, visit caves inhabited by bats and perhaps hear the gibbons’ magical morning calls.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-04
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-Ban Tah Long. Approx. 4-5 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk 15 minutes to drop-off point just outside of the town of Vieng Phoukha, near the forest’s edge, where the trek will begin.

The first day’s pace is easy, and much of the guides’ knowledge of edible and medicinal plants will be demonstrated in the forest. You will be hiking uphill towards the Khmu village of Ban Tah Long, where you should arrive around 3 pm.

After arriving at Tah Long, you will rest for a while and then you may choose to take part in an activity. The Khmu people have been crafting their own blades, those same ones the guides use for cooking and clearing brush, for many years. You will be invited to participate in the forging process, using fantastically simple technology. This night you will spend at the Home stay in Tah Long. [Meals: Lunch, Dinner].

Day 2: Ban Tah Long-Ban Tah Leng. Approx. 5-6 hours
After waking and enjoying the traditional Khmu breakfast around 8 am, you will begin walking. You will soon reach a Khmu village along the uphill. Later, you will encounter the Maamaint cave (Khmu ethnic name), several massive old trees, many types of bamboo and good thick forest. If you are stealthy you may see some wild animals such as monkeys, wild goats, wild pigs, etc. Later, you will have a traditional lunch with the guides and then continue on to Tah Leng village Akha where you will overnight.

Upon arrival, you may well want to have a cold shower from the traditional bamboo tap, which channels water running off the mountain, followed by the evening meal. A few of the locals may have dinner with you, as it is customary to share, especially with the younger kids who will want to help in the meal’s preparation sand.

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 Tah Leng-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 5-6 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.

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.

Around 9 am, you will have a good two hours hike down the mountain 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-.

Pricing

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 Vieng Phoukha town)
  • The first day overnight in Khmu village lodge and the second day overnight in Akha village lodge, they are traditional minority house with outside toilet
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2, Breakfast x2
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and 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. 

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 100 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

3 Days Trek Akha Trail in Vieng Phoukha

Trip Overview

The first day easy trek pass forest to visit Khmu village, participate in the forging process, stay overnight in Khmu village, the second day trek to inside Nam Ha NPA, you will be able to see many different kinds of NTP’s (Non Timber Forest Products), also the forest of many wild lives further elephant also bear, tiger, gaur, monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs, jungle fowl etc…, visit cave, Akha home stay and lunches will be prepared in the traditional way in the forest along the path.

Tour ID: VPK-TK-05
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Nong Kham-Ban Tah Leng. Approx. 5-6 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk you will be driven towards the drop-off point. On the way you will see your first ethnic village, a Khmu Kheon tribe village called Nong Kham. Here you will stop and pick up a trusty guide.

The first day’s trek leads you across the flat rice field of the Nong Kham people and then up to the mountain through young forest. Here you will be able to see a great view of Vieng Phoukha, where you started. Then you will walk down and through the primary forest and see many types of NTPs (Non Timber Forest Products). Your guides will share their experience about traditional medicines. This leg should take about three hours. You will stop for a traditional lunch along the bank of a stream.

After lunch, you will head for a nearby mountain. The way will take about three hours; along the way you will be shown many animal trails through the forest. At the top of the mountain is the Akha tribal village called Ban Tah Leng, where you will overnight.

While your local hosts prepare dinner, you can stroll around and check out the daily lives of the villagers, or you can opt for a refreshingly cool swim in the Nam Mai River down the hill. Or you might choose to go gather fishes with the local people.  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: Lunch, Dinner].

Day 2: Ban Tah Leng-Ban Tah Long. Approx. 4-5 hours
After waking and enjoying the traditional Akha breakfast around 9 am, we start walking to the Khmu Village pass old forest; you will encounter the Maamaint cave (Khmu ethnic name), several massive old trees, many types of bamboo and good thick forest. If you are stealthy you may see some wild animals such as monkeys, wild goats, wild pigs, etc. Later, you will have a traditional lunch with the guides and then continue on to Tah Long village (Khmu Youane tribe) where you will overnight.

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. [Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner].

Day 3: Ban Tah Long-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 the Khmu people 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 two hour hike down the mountain 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 -.

Pricing

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 Vieng Phoukha town)
  • First day overnight in Akha village (Homestay) and the second day overnight in Khmu village (Homestay), 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
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and 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. 

Photos

Book Now

Send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-2239 0195, +856-20-9944 0084.

All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 100 USD for deposit.

Deposit by PayPal please click the button below:

After finish, your process please send email to us phouiutravel@hotmail.com or Call: +856-20-9944 0084 or if we got the money from you, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

More Info: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL) http://www.bcel.com.la 

3 Days Trek-the Jungle Forest, Countryside, Hill Tribes, Hidden Caves

Trip Overview

Overnight camping (leave-hut or tent) in the Nam Ha National Protected Area hosted by local people (Khmu ethnic group). Test local food such as bamboo, leafs of different bushes etc. The second night you spend in an Akha home stay. Visit the “monkey forest”, caves and meet ethnic groups such as Akha, Hmong, Lahu and Khmu.

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-the Jungle Forest Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
9:00 am start by a minivan or Tuk Tuk around 20 minutes stop where you start trekking. Walking through a little fields and an exciting with walking between through the steep rock and ascent and descent in the old growth forest in the Nam Ha National Protected Area after 3 hours of walking you will stop for Picnic lunch on the trail before arrive Tah Long village (Khmu Kwean). You will to visit them about 20 minutes and continue through many kind of forest such as: forestry, bamboo grove, and jungle forest. On the way you will an exciting with many kinds of bird sound (Non timber forest product). Around 3 pm you will finish for first day trekking at the Maamaint cave (Khmu ethnic name) area that around by old growth forest stay overnight camp near the cave, wait for guide prepare local food with bamboo, you will an exciting with to watch secretly the wildlife come to earn a living at night with the guide. [Meals: Lunch, Dinner]

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 -. 

Pricing

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 Vieng Phoukha town)
  • The first day overnight in banana leaf forest camp without toilet & shower in stream and the second day overnight in village lodge the 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
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and 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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All our services, we require DEPOSIT to secure reservation. Final payment you have to pay at our office in Laos. We accept PayPal & Bank Transfer.

This tour we request 100 USD for deposit.

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Deposit by Bank Transfer: alternatively, we can receive bank transfers direct to our bank account in Laos. Payment details as:

  • SWIFT Code: COEBLALA.
  • Bank Name: BANQUE POUR LE COMMERCE EXTERIEUR LAO PUBLIC (BCEL).
  • Account Name: Philavanh Unlavanh.
  • Account Number: 070-120-100-256-502-001 (USD)

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