Let us take you on a truly immersive, exciting 3 days trekking and kayaking in the Laos jungle. Hike off the beaten track along forgotten trails surrounded by ancient trees and the sounds of jungle animals. Build yourself a bamboo hut with banana leafs to spend the night in. Discover traditional village living, interact with the locals while staying in a small Khmu village with a local family. Combined with an exciting day kayaking down the magnificent Namtha river route, this adventure allows you to discover all the awe-inspiring aspects of jungle life.
Mission Trekking & Kayaking
Activity hours D1 & D2: Trekking 5hrs & 7hrs, D3: Kayaking 6hrs (approximately)
Meals included D1: Lunch & Dinner D2: All meals D3: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation Camping & Homestay
Transport Minivan or Tuk-tuk
Duration Starts: Day1: 08:30 – Finishes: Day3: 17:00
What to bring Rucksack, Hiking boots, Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito spray, Torch, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Change of clothes, Warm clothes, Pocket money, Raincoat (Wet season), Tissues or toilet paper.
What is included Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Accommodation as mentioned, Community-based ecotourism fund, Government taxes, National Park conservation fund, Tourism development fund, Villages fund, All entrance fees, Travel permits.

Additional information

Duration3 days 2 nights
PhysicalityModerate – Difficult

Day 1

Luang Namtha – Thasae Village – Nam Ha River Bank Campsite

You will start your 3 days trekking and kayaking adventure with a half an hour transfer south, to the NamHa village where we start our trek. You will begin the trek with a leisurely walk, before heading deep into the primary forest. Your guide will point out plants used for medicine and you will do some wildlife spotting. Afterwards you can help your guide prepare the jungle picnic lunch before hiking further to the campsite, where you will set up simple beds in a bamboo hut or tent (in the wet season) for the overnight stay. For the rest of the day, you can either relax swimming in the tranquil Nam Ha river or you can assist your guide to prepare dinner and learn how to cook local style. Enjoy eating your dinner beside the campfire, and exchanging stories with the local guides. Have a peaceful night’s sleep, listening to the jungle sounds around you.

Day 2

Campsite – Valley – Ban Nalan Neua Village (Khmu Tribe) – Chaleunsouk

During the second day, you will discover the real remote territory lifestyle and you will hike along the streamside down to the main river of Nam Ha. The trail along the way is flat with some small slopes. We will pass the bamboo forest with more diverse plants along the way while spotting many hornbills and screaming squirrels. We stop at a beautiful clearing to swim and relax before walking to the Ban Nalan village, where we will have lunch with a local family. You can spend some time discovering the village accompanied by your guide and the local chief, get to know their interesting way of living before heading back to the primary forest for the last mountain trek. We will hike for a few hours, up and down the trail shaded by the jungle canopy, to the village where we will spend the night with a local family. There you will observe a very simple and basic way of living of a small village, you will learn how they live without money and you will get to know the local villagers and their traditional lifestyle during sunset.

Day 3

Chaleunsouk – Ban Sop Tude (Lantan Tribe) – Hardyong – Luang Namtha

In the early morning, our driver will pick us up with kayaking gear. Following a 30 minute transfer to the main river, we will start our exciting kayak trip down the Nam Tha river. After receiving basic instructions for river kayaking you will start paddling from Ban Sop Tude village. You will witness the scenic beauty of the jungle in the Nam Ha National Park on your right whilst enjoying along the way an extensive Kang Ngoua rapids. We will stop to rest where you can spot some colourful kingfisher along the riverbank. Lunch will be prepared besides a peaceful swimming water pool. After lunch, we will visit more villages, where you can play with local kids or swim. Afterwards, we will paddle for a further 20 km, which takes about six hours. Then we will get off the river at Hadyong village around 4 PM, from where we will drive back to the town for about an hour.
Maximum 9pax Price per Person
1 $ 266
2 $ 157
3 $ 139
4 $ 128
5 $ 115
6 $ 98
7 $ 95
8 $ 87
Private Tour Surcharge $ 85
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