- English speaking tour guide/Local guide/s from the village.
- Transportation “take you from hotel/Our office & back to the hotel/Our office”.
- Accommodation: “Homestay or Eco-lodge or Forest Camp that mention in the itinerary of the tour.
- Village fund &Trekking permit (Nam Ha National Protected Area Fund).
- Blanket, sleeping-mat & mosquito nets are supplied.
- Meals and drinking water during the trip.
- Provincial tax on net income.
- Elements not mentioned in “Tour includes”.
- All kind of soft drinks or alcohol during your tour.
- Eco-lodge: is the local house made up by the villagers include provided blanket, sleeping-mat & mosquito nets and toilet. Participants must be aware that there are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
- Homestay: Participant must stay overnight with the family’s house. Include provided blanket, sleeping-mat & mosquito nets and toilet. You must be aware that there are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
- Forest Camp: Sleeping on the bamboo floor, dormitory style. Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied. You must be aware that there are no toilets and washing facilities.
To reach and experience a variety of visually rewarding landscapes and ecosystems, the trek hike can be strenuous at times. So, it is best suited to trekkers in sound physical condition. Expect to walk 3-4 hours on easy level, 5-6 for moderate level & 6-7 hours on difficult level including ascents and descents Good fitness levels will minimize body stress and enhance your positive trekking experience.
- Easy level: Easy walk through fields, forest, etc. on small foot paths.
- Moderate level: As above-but short walks up and down of hillocks.
- Difficult level: As above: short but steep sections-good shoes needed.
- Foot protection and safe walking: A good quality pair of well-fitting shoes with effective traction are essential. Either a pair of ‘runners’ or lightweight trekking boots are highly recommended for safety (foot and ankle protection), sureness of travel and overall enjoyment.
- Sun protection: A broad brimmed hat is best, with water resistant ‘block out’ (sun screen cream), cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, sunglasses.
- Insect Protection. For comfort and safety regarding possible insect bites and stings we suggest: (1). Insect Repellent; (2). Cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, cool socks (3). Overnight Mosquito nets are provided for you.
- Rain Wear: Tropical showers are an integral element of the landscape, so a waterproof layer is essential.
- Evening Wear: After trekking your body temperature will cool quickly you rest and the night descends, so an additional layer of warm clothing is essential.
- Cold weather: Night Temperatures in the mountains can drop fairly low during the Lao winter (December to January). Again, an additional thermal clothing is essential.
What to Bring? Bring a small backpack which should contain following items:
- 2 T-shirts (cotton), one short or long pants.
- 2 pair of socks. Sandals, flip-flop (for the evening in village).
- Towel (or sarong), swimming suits, toilet and personal effects.
- Personal prescription drugs, contact lenses, glasses.
- Sun-cream (waterproof), hat, sunglasses. Mosquito repellent.
- 1 long sleeves sweater and pants, or jogging suits.
- Small flashlight, camera and films.
During the cold season (December and January) add a fleece and long pants to your pack as temperatures can drop fairly low at night in the mountain.
Where your money go?
- 35% for villagers (accommodation, food, handicraft, services, and trail maintenance).
- 25% Tour management, local guide and driver.
- 15% goes to the tour agency to pay salaries, office expense.
- 15% government fees and taxes.
- 10% Village fund &Trekking permit (Nam Ha National Park Fund).
Important do’s & don’ts:
Do not give individual gifts, sweets or money to children, ask before taking photos of people or spiritual items, help keep the trails clean by not littering, please purchase handicrafts but do not purchase antiques, do not remove any archaeological remains from the site of the ancient sites, stay with the guides all the time, do not use drugs.