|Mission||Kayaking & Trekking|
|Activity hours||Day1: Kayaking 6hrs, Day2: Trekking 6hrs (approximately)|
|Meals included||Day1: Lunch & Dinner, Day2: Breakfast & Lunch|
|Accommodation||Eco-Lodging / Camping|
|Transport||Minivan or Tuk-tuk|
|Starts – Finishes Time||Day1: 08:30 – Day2: 17:00|
|What to bring||Hiking boots, Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito spray, Torch, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Change of clothes, Warm clothes, Pocket money, Raincoat (Wet season).|
|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.|
|Duration||2 days 1 night|
Luang Namtha – Khmu Tribe Village – Local Rice Paddies LodgeBegin with driving along the dirt road for half an hour, get a brief basic instruction of double kayaking and paddling safety, then start paddling down the river, facing some rapids and seeing the amazing wilderness of the Namha National Park along the right hand side. Witness some birds around while the fisherman are on their duty, have lunch picnicking on a tranquil riverbank, having organic local food, and take a swim in the calm water. Then we will keep going, sometimes stopping to visit some villages along the river until we will arrive at Hardyong village where we end our kayaking trip and where we will meet local people. From there we will walk for an hour to their valley rice paddies for the night lodging. You will learn how to cook the Lao way for your dinner and you can enjoy a peaceful night, sleeping in a shelter surrounded by the forest.
Campsite – Dense Forest – Highest Peak Views – Riverboat – Luang NamthaFresh your morning up by a cup of coffee or tea, sitting lazy around the campfire until your breakfast is ready. After breakfast you will have to prepare your shoes and ensure you have enough water to climb up for three hours in the Namha National Park’s highest mount’s peak of the region. The hike is under the shade of big old trees with a big diversity of plants, herb medicine and some wildlife. On the top of mountain you will have a breathtaking view facing the different areas, like the town on the bottom or the large National Park forest’s fog sea. Lunch will be served along the way on your way down. Enjoy this trip with your guides by sharing their experience in the jungle or asking them about any query. They know a lot about the nature and how to use the forest sources. After 6h hike you will have to cross the river to the other side for a one and half hour transport back to the town.
|Maximum 9pax||Price per Person|
|Private Tour Surcharge||$ 55|
Great fun tour! Exactly what I was looking for. Kayak day was fun, villages were fascinating and guide was friendly. Hike day was hard (very steep!) but well worth it for the view from the top. Thanks The Hiker crew – hope to see you again sometime!
This tour was a truely memorable experience and unique way to see village life. There was just something about approaching villages by river rather than by bus. We were fortunate enough to witness everyday activities of village life and children doing what they do do best…being cheeky and running a muck. The overnight accommodation was like nothing i have experienced and will forever remember it was in the most secnic little valley surrounded by rice paddies. Definetly pack warm clothes though as we went in January and it was very cold at night.The hike was hard but once you reached the top you felt like you acomplished something. Noi our guide was very accomodating, patient and knowledgeable with an easy going personality making the trip all the more enjoyable.
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