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4 Days Combination Tours:
1 Day Adventure Kayaking-3 Days Trek Jungle Forest
(ID: NT-MT-03)
Start-Finish: Luang Namtha Town.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure: 9:00 AM Daily
Difficulty: Moderate of Kayaking and for difficulty trekking, short hill climbs and descent
Trip Overview
The Nam Tha River is the artery of North-West Laos especially Luang Namtha Province, the river cuts through parts of the Nam Ha NPA, revealing some rare stands of old growth forest and passing by villages of diverse ethnic groups. Kayaking trip-closely observing the flora and fauna of this region offers a unique experience in the naturally diverse landscapes of Northern Laos and visit different ethnic groups as Black Tai, Mien-Lanten, Mon-Khmer, Tai Lue and stay overnight with Tai Lue family. Day 2 start trek to explore the Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Natural Heritage Site, you will spend two nights at the bamboo jungle forest camp host by the guides & you, on the jungle trail you will see and hear many different of birds, if you lucky you will see as: monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs and jungle fowl and enjoy Nam Ha landscape and the warm hospitality of the Khmu guides.
Kayaking or Rafting on Nam Tha River
Kayaking or rafting on Nam Tha River
Adventure raft on Nam Tha River, Luang Namtha, Laos
Adventure rafting on Nam Tha River
Day 1: Luang Namtha-Boat Landing-Ban Sinh Oudom. Approx. 6-7 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk, when arrival the river first of all we learn with the guides about some basic paddle instruction before taking to the river in the single, kayaks or raft. After that we paddling to visit Lantan minority people of Ban Sop Tude, after visit we enjoy with exciting rapids but safe paddling lead up to a lunch break on the banks of the river. After Lao picnic lunch, the next paddling to the Khmu village of Ban Sop Sim Noi and the final direct to Ban Sinh Oudom (Lue Sam Tao village) where we stay overnight with the family.
[Meals: Lunch, Dinner].
Nam Ha Jungle Camp
Nam Ha jungle camp made banana leaf
Nam Ha Jungle Camp
Guide and local guide prepare your forest camp
Nam Ha Jungle Camp
Trekking on Nam Ha jungle camp
Day 2: Ban Sinh Oudom-Banana Leaf Camp. Approx. 6-7 hours
After enjoy traditional breakfast at the Tai Lue homestay, the guides leading you hike through rice paddies and up into the mountains of Nam Ha NPA. Along the trail you will see many species of birds, monkeys and deer are occasionally seen, your guide will teach you how to make a bird call, dear barking and squirrel sounds, see many types of NTPs (Non Timber Forest Products) and your guides will share their experience about traditional medicines. Lunch is eaten in the forest shade near the stream, we will arriving in the jungle forest camp around 4 pm, over there easy walking in the jungle near the forest camp following the trail, searching animal footprints and other elements that prove the presence in the forest of many wild lives further monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs and jungle fowl. The guide will point out interesting useful plants and herbal medical care such as cardamoms, galangals...after dinner overnight in the jungle forest camp hosted by Khmu people.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner].
The Jungle Trek in Luang Namtha
Prepare your coffee in Nam Ha jungle camp
Bamboo Cooking in Nam Ha Jungle Camp
Use bamboo steam rice and looking bamboo for cooking food
Day 3: Banana Leaf Jungle Forest Camp-Bamboo Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the early morning you will hear a lot kind of animals scream from the higher mountain and nearly the camp. After breakfast you continue trek deep into inside of the Nam Ha NPA, lunch will be served you in the traditional way in the forest along the trail. The guides know how to boil water and make soup within vessels made of bamboo. They will encourage you to take part in the preparation of the meal, showing you how to construct simple spoons and chopsticks from leaves and cups from bamboo. They will also brew a medicinal tea from wild plants collected along the way. You will arrive at the camp around 4 pm.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner].
Jungle trail in Nam Ha NPA
The jungle trail in Nam Ha NPA
Bamboo Cooking in the Nam Ha Jungle forest
Bamboo cooking in the Nam Ha jungle forest
Day 4: Bamboo Camp-Luang Namtha. Approx. 5-6 hours
Again, you will be woken early by the sound of jungle birds and insects, after breakfast you continues walk up and down on the mountain through rainforest and bamboo forest. The traditional lunch will provide along the way. After lunch 2 hours walk through jungle forest and the Tuk Tuk is waiting to take us back to Luang Namtha.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch].
-End of tour-.
Pricing: Rate: 1US$/8,000 LAK
Rates per person in US$ & Laos Kip (LAK)
Tour ID: NT-MT-03 Rate / person (US$) Rate / person (Kip) Departure
Group  Tour, Minimum 2 participants 2 Persons 180 1,440,000 Daily
3 Persons 160 1,280,000
4 Persons 150 1,200,000
5 Persons 136 1,090,000
6 Persons 129 1,030,000
7 Persons 119 950,000
8 Persons 111 890,000
Price Include:
  • An experienced Government certified, English speaking Tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver
  • Kayaks or rafts
  • Accommodation: First night stay overnight with the family of Tai Lue Sam Tao (Ban Sinh Oudom), the second night at the banana leaf jungle forest camp and the last night at the bamboo camp, all accommodation: base camp without toilet & shower in stream
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied
  • Meals-Lunch x 4, Dinner x 3, Breakfast x3
  • Water During the trip
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income

You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 

Important Additional Trekking Information
Satisfaction and Safety are Luang NamTha Trekking’s key service objectives:
  • Which are foremost in our team’s planning and services delivery
  • Your contribution includes your fitness level, suitable clothing and quality footwear
To meet our objectives, we recommend:
  • Fitness level-Difficulty
    To reach and experience a variety of visually rewarding landscapes and ecosystems, the trek hike can be strenuous at times. So the tour is best suited to trekkers in sound physical condition. Expect to paddling  around 6-7 hours on day 1, walk 6-7 hours on day 2 and  a further  5-6 hours on day 2 and day 3 including ascents and descents  Good fitness levels will minimize body stress and enhance your positive trekking experience.
  • Foot protection and safe walking
    A good quality pair of well fitting shoes with effective traction is essential. Either a pair of ‘runners’ or lightweight trekking boots are highly recommended for safety (foot and ankle protection), sureness of travel and overall enjoyment
  • Sun Protection
    A broad brimmed hat is best, with water resistant ‘block out’ (sun screen cream), cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, sunglasses
  • Insect protection. For comfort and safety  regarding possible insect bites and stings  we suggest
  1. Insect Repellent,
  2. Cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, cool socks
  3. (Overnight Mosquito nets are provided for you)
  • Rain Wear
    Tropical showers are an integral element of the landscape, so a waterproof layer is essential
  • Evening Wear
    After trekking your body temperature will cool quickly you rest and the night descends, so an additional layer of warm clothing is essential
  • Cold weather
    Night Temperatures in the mountains can drop fairly low during the Lao winter (December to January).  Again, an additional thermal clothing is essential.
Optional Personal Comfort Choice in conjunction with the above recommendations
  • 2 x cotton T-shirts 
  • One pair of shorts or long pants (please see above)
  • 2 pair of socks.
  • Light weight foot protection for evening wear
  • Towel or sarong, swimmers, toiletry and personal effects.
  • Your personal requirements
  • Prepare a layer for cool evening wear
  • Small flashlight, camera...
You should be aware that:
With regard to banana leaf forest camp accommodation:
  • There are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
  • Sleeping is on a banana leaf floor, dormitory style.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.

The tour itinerary is subject to change.
All areas are frequented by tourists because all trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means other trekkers may be in the area.

Phou Iu III Bungalows
We are proud to say that Phou Iu Travel and Eco-tourism's branch office in Luang Namtha is owner of Phou Iu III Bungalows, an award winning Eco lodge.
Hotel in Luang Namtha, Laos
Together we are working hard to make our programs in Luang Namtha a model for community-based ecotourism. We work closely with local villagers to ensure that they have ownership in tourism, benefit financially from it, and thus feel encouraged to cooperate with us in protecting the environment and natural beauty of their own lands. The villagers are our full partners and we can assure you that they want you to visit them. The money from your tour not only benefits the villagers, it also goes to strengthen the management of the Nam Ha National Protected Area.

Luang Namtha, the birthplace of ecotourism in Laos, has greener tourism than anywhere else in Laos. Phou Iu Travel and ecotourism has been a member of The Luang Namtha Sustainable Tourism Network is supported by the Community-Based Tourism for Sustainable Economic Development Project (CBT-SED), involving the: Luang Nam Tha Department of Tourism, Laos National Tourism Administration, and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Our guides will take you into the villages and forests of Luang Namtha in a sensitive and responsible way. We strive to make tourism a positive experience for all.
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