Nam Oun Wilderness Trail

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Learn to cook like the locals, using the ingredients provided by the jungle
> Spend the night camping surrounded by nature
> Take a bath in one of the several waterfalls next to the camp, under the big old trees

A nature lovers’ trip! This unforgettable two-day trek in the evergreen forest of the National Park area presents its wilderness with different types of mighty big trees, wild animals, jungle fruits and various medicinal herbs. Spend the rest of your afternoon in a tranquil primary forest waterfall, learning how to cook your organic jungle food, camping responsibly in an environmentally friendly shelter, and having a quality wildlife spotting opportunity.



Luang Namtha – Khmu Tribe Village – Waterfalls Camp

After a half an hour transfer to the south direction, we will stop at Chaluensouk village, where our trek starts. There you will meet our village guide who will assist us during the whole journey, helping us to carry some food for later. During the first part of the trek, we will walk up to the top of the mountain. Then along the ridgeline of a mountain range, until we head down through a wonderful dense green forest. Along the way one of our guides will serve you lunch. You will keep on walking until the bottom where you will put your bag down in our sanctuary camp in a great location surrounded by a magnificent old-growth forest. After taking a small break we will encourage you to walk along a stream, take a bath in several cascades waterfall under the big old trees. Later you will learn from your guide how to cook as locals do using bamboo and how to make a campfire. The rest of the evening you can spend exchanging conversations by the bonfire or go to spot some wildlife during the night.

Waterfalls Camp

Waterfalls Camp

Waterfalls Camp – Mountain Ridge – Mountain Rice Field Views – Ban Namlue (Lantan Tribe)

We will start the day with a nice cup of tea or coffee, while admiring the wild beauty and incredible sounds of nature around the campsite. Then you will have breakfast, pack up your stuff, and we will make sure that you have enough water for another full day walk. This day we will start up by hiking up the second mountain for one and a half hours, and then have a gentler walk than the day before, again on a mountain ridge. You will have an opportunity to see different landscapes including bamboo and chestnut forests, some mountain upland view fields, as well as a banana forest, before we descent down to the last minority village of the Lantan tribe. There you will see local people making bamboo paper and dying indigo cotton for their family. You will have some time to walk around the village for a while before we walk to the main road to get a transport to head back to town. We will arrive in Luang Namtha between 4 pm – 5 pm.


  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    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.

  • Travel Insurance

    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.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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