Discover one of the most unique tribes of Northern Laos, the “Akha” tribe. This tribe, deriving from the south of China, migrated to this region a hundred years ago. On this trek you will spend time in the forest of the Namha NPA and experience an authentic home-stay in the Hill-top Akha village, Phouvan. You will be immersed into the “Akha” lifestyle. This tour is an authentic and unique experience, inviting you to learn more about this minority’s way of life.
Mission Biking
Activity hours 5-6hrs (approximately)
Meals Local meals
Accommodation Homestay
Transport Van or Tuk-tuk
Starts – finishes time Day 1: 08:30 – Day 2: 17:00
What to bring Hiking boots, Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito spray, 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, Transport as mentioned above, Accommodation, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits.

Additional information

Duration2 days 1 night
PhysicalityModerate – Difficult

Day 1

Luangnamtha – Chaleunsouk-Starting point-Phouvan (Akha tribe)

This trip begins from town transferring to the village of Ban Chaleunsouk, here you will pick up a local guide from the village who will lead us through the forest trails. Trek begins with an ascending hike up through the first part of the forest. Enjoy the natural surroundings and keep your ears and eyes open for birds, deer, boar, monitor lizard, monkeys… Your guide will share their knowledge of the surrounding nature and of the wild plants and what they are used for. Soon we will stop for a fabulous local picnic lunch. You will have to walk a few more hours after lunch to reach the falls where we will stop for a break and a refreshing bath/swim. We continue hiking, until reaching the farms of the locals. Take some time to observe ‘Akha’ tribe working in the farms or take a walk through the village, interacting with the locals and the children. Your guide will prepare an authentic cultural meal for your dinner. After dinner you will sleep at a Homestay.

Day 2

Ban Phouvan – Ban Jaleunsouk – Luangnamtha

Wake up with a refreshing start to the morning; take a walk around the village to see villagers preparing to go to work in the fields. After we have eaten breakfast, we will then start with a slow walk through the upland fields, enjoying the stunning views of the fog covered mountain peaks. On this day, we will visit a local village school where you can observe village children learning. Feel free to donate school books, pens, pencils etc… to the school. Then we head onward and further into the primary forest where the villagers go to collect natural products for exchanging/trading. We spend most of this day inside the jungle enjoying the wilderness and hoping for a chance to witness some wildlife. We will pick a scenic spot for lunch and take a break. After lunch, we continue hiking out from the forest, until we reach the rice fields near the road where our transit car will be waiting. You will be then transferred back to the town in about half an hour.
Maximum 9pax Price per Person
1 $ 154
2 $ 92
3 $ 85
4 $ 78
5 $ 69
6 $ 62
7 $ 58
8 $ 54
Private group $ 49
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