> Try local dishes with ingredients from the jungle
> Spend one night at a local homestay
> Trek through the dense jungle and get to discover the local flora and fauna
A remarkable jungle hike with an experienced guide will take you deep into the primary forest following old hunter trails. We will trek amongst huge old trees where we will be camping in the middle of the jungle, eat wild organic food, fresh from nature, campfire at night, wildlife spotting, witness amazing hilltop views! The tranquil village homestay is a must-do in the region. Join us!
The hunter trails will start with trek from Ban Prang village, 35km away from the town to the south. The first part of the hike we walk up steep hills, along rice fields and witness villagers working in the field. We will head deeper into the forest and walk mainly along the ridge-line, enjoying stunning viewpoints. We will eat a locally prepared lunch under the huge trees.
Soon we will climb up the next mountain and through the dense jungle. Your guide will explain about the use of the wild plants and herbs and point out any wildlife that might be around. Next, we walk down to the stream to find the best location to set up our camp nearby the peaceful stream. You may relax or help your guide cook dinner, learning about the use of bamboo and local food. After dinner enjoy the stars and the tranquil sounds before going to sleep.
Get up early, have a fresh wash followed by a warm cup of coffee or wild tea while your guide is preparing breakfast. After breakfast we will continue hiking through the area of abundant forest. Hopefully you will get a chance to see some wildlife.
We will continue to trek uphill and along the ridgeline enjoying the views. Then we will hike down to the village of Ban Nalan located on the Namha river bank, where the villagers will prepare a bed for us. At the village you can relax, take a swim, hang out with the local people or help to cook the food for dinner. End the night sitting around the campfire, exchanging stories with the local people.
Villagers always wake up early, so be prepared for an early start! Take a walk around the village to see how the village people prepare for their day. Watch them do farm work, or doing their bamboo weaving work. After eating breakfast, it’s time for us to depart from the village (around 9 AM local time) and hike to visit the next village of Ban Nam Koi (Lantan tribe). It’s a tiny village located on the riverbank, and it is very famous for making bamboo paper and indigo dying.
We will spend some time there before heading over the mountain. We will walk until we arrive to the Lantan village of Ban Nam Lue located nearby the main road. This is where we end the trekking trip. Our transport will be waiting to bring us back to town in the late afternoon.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.
In the villages you will experience you will experience a typical homestay, where you will get to meet the locals and learn from their way of life.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.
Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.