Exotic Laos Travel
 

Trekking in Northern Laos Tour 10 days

  • Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Trekking in Northern Laos is beautiful program designed for trekking experts while traveling to Laos. You have chance to experience real adventures in the middle of nature, catch up with Hill tribe people (Akha, Thai Lu, Yao...), sleep at local families in different remote villages....Then, you finish your trip in Laos at Dien Bien Phu where you cross the border to Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local driver and Laotian guide who will take you to the hotel for check-in.

Luang Prabang is a must - see destination on your trip to Laos. It is a site surrounded by magnificent mountains with a healthy atmosphere and which has been classified by UNESCO on the list of world cultural heritages for thirty temples and buildings with a maximum of 2 floors. The first impression of tourists of Luang Prabang is the beauty of the landscapes and architecture, combined with the rigors of daily life.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Picture of Luang Prabang - Arrival

After breakfast, begin your off the beaten track tour in Laos by trekking (3-4h) from Ban Long Laos village to Kuang Si waterfall:

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and then drive to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Long Lao. You will be able to observe the lifestyles of two culturally very different minority groups and see how despite their differences they manage to work together on a day to day basis and even sharing the same school.

As we continue onwards the trail leads through rice paddy and vegetable fields before reaching the mountainous forest. Afterward, your trekking brings you to one of the many springs which feed Kuang Si waterfalls, a beautiful pool full of sacred fish can be seen here. After descending from the top of the waterfall you will be served a Lao style lunch amongst some beautiful settings!

You also can visit the bear conservation center which is located nearby and home to many bears which have been rescued from illegal farms. Return to Luang Prabang and stop at a nearby Khmu village of Ban Thapene. Tour ends at your hotel in late afternoon.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Luang Prabang - Ban Long Laos village - trek to Kuang Si waterfalls

Today, continue your tour in Laos with sightseeing in Pak Ou cave before long journey to mountainous area:

After breakfast, we will depart to Oudomxay. On the stop at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers and ferry to visit Pak Ou caves. Being one of the most respected holy sites in Lao; Pak Ou Caves have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. There are two caves to visit, the lower cave called Tham Ting and the upper cave Tham Theung, both boasting miniature Buddhist figures that are mostly made from wood.

Then ferry back and continue to heading to Oudomxay, an area inhabited by hill tribe villages who eke a meagre existence from the land. Along the way you will pass villages of Phu Thai, Thai Lu, Hmong, Thai Dam, Lao and Khamu. The people are very friendly and not yet tired of seeing tourists. We stop at weaving villages along the way, where you still see families sitting in the shade weaving on old looms. A long brings you then to Oudomxay, the capital of the Oudomxay Province. Check in your hotel for resting.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave - Oudomxay

After breakfast, heading to Muang Sinh through the splendid landscape. Arrival and check in hotel. Walking around to explore Muang Sinh, the biggest town of Luang Nam Tha province and visiting Akha and Tai Lue village where people still keep their tradition and culture.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Oudomxay - Luang Nam Tha - Muang Sinh

Today is starting for treking tour in jungle forest in Laos:

Taking a tuk tuk direct to the south of Nam Ha NPA on the road No. 17B 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 of 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, cultures, architecture…then enjoy your dinner host by local people. After dinner you will receive Yao performance their traditional and culture. The late you will get free massage which is given traditionally to the guests staying overnight in the village.

Remarks: The confort at homestay is very simple with toilet outside. The hot water is not available.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Picture of Muang Sinh - Nam Ha NPA - Ban Sai Leck (Yao Village) / 4-5h trekking

Enjoy daily life of Yao in the early morning, after breakfast, continue treking tour in Laos though agriculture field and conservation forest of villages to see different colorful of ethnic groups around Muang Sing Valley, lunch will eaten on the trail. You will arrive Ban Pha Yha Luang around 4h00pm where we stay overnight for the second night. 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.

Remarks: The confort at homestay is very simple with toilet outside. The hot water is not available.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Picture of Ban Sai Leck-Ban Pha Yha Luang (Akha village)/4-5 Treking

In the early morning you will see Akha lifestyle such as: cooking, feeding, looking garden, get water…after breakfast, 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 treking tour will finish when get the Tuk Tuk back to Muang Sing around 4:00 PM.

Check in hotel and time for resting.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Ban Pha Yha Luang - Muang Sing Town/ 3-4h of trek

After breakfast, visit Muang Sinh morning market before driving to Oudomxay through splendid landscape. Stop on the way for photo and local villages visiting. Arrival and check in guesthouse in Muang La.

Meals on your own. Overnight in guesthouse (simple comfort).

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Muang Sinh - Luang Nam Tha - Oudomxay - Muang La

After breakfast, drive up along the Nam Phak River and admiring green rice fields, mountains, local people working on their farms, cultivating their lands...

Arrive the drop off point wehre you start your treking tour to remoted village along the small green trail. Lunch at Ban Phavie village. After village tour, contunue treking to visit the isolated waterfall Houay Kha and to the pristine forest. Then walk back to village where the vehicle is waiting and transfer you back to guesthouse in Muang La.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in guesthouse (simple comfort).

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Muang La - Trekking to Ban Phavie village  - Muang La

After breakfast, your last day tour in Laos starts by tranfer from Muang La to Dien Bien where you cross the border to Vietnam. On the way, stop to visit local market and walking in Pak Nam Noy village to see Akha people's life.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Muang La - Pak Nam Noy - Dien Bien
Khounsua Rd., Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Vanghai Village, Xay District Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR
  • This tour is not sharing tour. Our current tour price is based on private group size of 2 persons.
  • It is possible to customize this program and its price following your group size and your other requests.

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