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A hill tribe experience - a 2-day hike around luang prabang

Luang prabang, Laos



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike through rice paddy fields, lush green jungle and steep slopes to a Khmu village
  • Have a typical Khmu lunch and chat with the local village people
  • Stay overnight in a local family's home
  • Duration: 2 days
  • This is a private tour

DESCRIPTION

On this 2-day hiking tour, you will get an introduction to Lao Loum, Lao Theung, and Lao Sung ethnicities and culture. As you walk through this area, you will help the communities through your contributions and the jobs tourism provides for them. You will also visit the Elephant Village and the Tad Sae waterfalls.

The first day you will trek two hours through rice paddies, middle canopy and steep slopes to a Khmu Village where children greet you. Ascend another hour along ridges, limestone caves and rocky slopes for lunch at a Hmong Village. Mountains and valleys offer many opportunities to experience a variety of flora and fauna. Stop, look, listen and ask your guide about the life teeming around you. You will stay overnight at a family home. Dine with villagers and join a cultural activity. Rest peacefully at a village style bamboo hut or family home after trying the local Lao Whiskey. (Note: the houses are in Lao style simplicity and come with outside shared facilities). 6-7 hours trekking, depending on season and trail conditions).

The second day you will enjoy breakfast and set out for a two hour trek along the river bed. Then head onto small trails into a Khmu village community. Enjoy a boat ride on the Nam Khan river to the Elephant Village or another local village for a visit. (4-5 hours trekking, depending on season and trail conditions.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation to starting point from Luang Prabang 8:30 a.m.
  • English speaking guide
  • Local village guide where needed
  • Lao Loum, Lao Theung, and Sung village encounter
  • Local river boat services on Nam Khan
  • Food in local village, fruit, drinking water
  • Entrance fees, local permission, taxes

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks
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Sabaidee! My name is Markus and I live in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. In 2007 I started my own company initiative because I saw an opportunity for the tourism sector to support remote villages around Luang Prabang. Laos is still a hidden paradise and I believe it is essential to take care of this fragile heritage. We aim to do this by generating alternative income from tourism for local residents, engaging in cultural exchange between tourists and locals, promoting education, and developing infrastructure together with local residents.


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