> Spend your night at a local Homestay or lodging alongside the tranquil riverbank > Get to know the locals and their way of life > Trek through the jungle in the Nam Ha National Protected Area
Namha Villages Experience is a 2-day hike through the forest to the villages inside the National Park of Northern Laos. We will start walking through a beautiful bamboo forest and learn how the locals use the goods from the forest to feed themselves. You will experience either a homestay with the local families or lodging alongside the tranquil riverbank, where you can have a swim in a clear river. You will walk along the mountain valley to visit different hill tribes and villages and to witness local people’s lifestyle.
Luangnamtha – Ban Nalan Neua (Kmu tribe)
Namha Villages Experience will start with a half an hour drive by minivan to the beginning point of the hike. The first part of the hike is up the hill for an hour among the secondary forest. Soon we descend down to the stream and entering the primary forest, where you will see a lot of big old trees, some of them are a few hundred years old. You will continue trekking up some down trails before stopping for a fantastic local lunch. After lunch, we will hike for about an hour or two until we reach the village by mid-afternoon. For the rest of the day, you can play with the local children, walk around the village or collect some wild vegetables with the local people for dinner. This is an opportunity to interact with the local people in the village, to go fishing with them or to enjoy a cool swim in the clear water of the Namha river. You will enjoy a locally prepared delicious dinner and then relax by the campfire at night before going to bed.
Ban Nalan Neua – Ban Nalan Tai – Ban Nam Koi – Luang Namtha
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.
Homestay in villages
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.
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.
Traveling to and from
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.
Accommodation before and after the 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.