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Adventure Trek to Historical Town of Xieng Khaeng 2 Days / 1 Night (ID: XK-TK-01)
Start-Finish: Luang Namtha Phou Iu Travel and Ecotourism Office
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 7:00 am Daily
Difficulty: Moderate and some difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
Trip Overview

Moderate and some difficulty level trek leads into the highest mountains of Xieng Khaeng close to the China and Myanmar border, where you enjoy the stunning views on the surrounding mountains. You visit Akha villages before descending to a Tai Lue settlement at the Mekong River. On a slow boat ride down the Mekong you stop at traditional villages. Very friendly people welcome you.

Adventure Trek in Laos
Adventure Trek in Xieng Khaeng Region, Laos
Day 1: Muang Sing Town-Ban Mom-Ban Xay. Approx. 6-7 houses

Departure from Luang Namtha around 7:00 AM or Muang Sing around 8:00 AM by truck, sort stop some in the villages and direct to Ban Mom (Tai Lue village). From the top of the mountain you will enjoy view to China. After a short stop at border checkpoint (local border Laos-China), you will continue to buffalo farm where we start trekking down (4 hours) from the hill to Ban Xay (Tai Lue) located on the bank of the Mekong River.

Ban Xay, where we stay overnight in the first day, is a very picturesque Tai Lue village right at the bank of Mekong River. The nature and the view across the Mekong towards Myanmar are stunning. Before dinner you have the chance to visit to village with the Ban Xay hosts. Observe how the villages feed their animals and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the day’s end. Go for a swim in the nearby stream or Mekong River. Talk to the villages and listen to stories and legends while watching the preparation of the evening meal. After dinner you will receive a relaxing traditional massage.
[Meals: Lunch and Dinner]

Stupa in Xieng Khaeng Region
That Xieng Khaeng and That Hin Fuo in Xeing Khaeng Region
Ban Xay and Xieng Kheang, Muang Sing
Ban Xay and Ban Xieng Khaeng
Boat trip in Mekong Region
People in Ban Xay and Boat Trip from Ban Xay-Xieng Khaeng
Day 2: Ban Xay-Ban Xieng Khaeng-Muang Sing Town. Approx. 5-6 houses

After breakfast start by slow boat down the Mekong River to Xieng Khaeng, You pass limestone rocks and on the right side is Myanmar, an hour later you will arrive Xieng Khaeng (Tai Lue village). They are still traditional. After one hour you walk to Ban Ja Phou Thon (Akha village). And after lunch go back to Muang Sing or Luang Namtha where you start the trek by the truck on the way some sort stop to enjoy stunning views from the top of the mountains.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]
- End of tour-

Stunning View in Muang Sing
Stunning View in Xieng Khaeng
Pricing: Rate: 1US$/8,000 LAK
Rates per person in Laos Kip (LAK)
Tour ID: XK-TK-01 Rate / person Departure
Group  Tour, Minimum 2 participants 2 Persons 2,600,000 LAK October to next year month June.
3 Persons 2,300,000 LAK
4 Persons 1,900,000 LAK
5 Persons 1,700,000 LAK
6 Persons 1,600,000 LAK
7 Persons 1,500,000 LAK
8 Persons 1,400,000 LAK
 
What you are paying for:
  • All transfer by covered pickup truck (4WD and boat only).
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • All visits/excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in village family hut with toilet shower outside.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Trekking permit, entrance fees and government tax
  • Akha massage all nights
Where does your money go to?
  • 20% Food & Water Costs
  • 5% Accommodation Fees Paid To Villagers.
  • 16% Transportation Fees  Paid Directly To The Driver Or Boatman
  • 26% Tour Guide Fees ( Lead Guide, Assistant Guides, Village Guides)
  • 1% Traditional Handicraft Gifts to Trekkers
  • 1% Village Support Services
  • 5% Tourism Promotion and Marketing Fund
  • 5% Village Development Fund
  • 4% Nam Ha NPA Trekking Permit (for Funding Conservation Activities)
  • 5% Provisional Income Tax 
  • 12%  Tour Agency Salaries And Office Expenses

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-Moderate and some difficulty
    To reach and experience a variety of visually rewarding landscapes and ecosystems, the trek hike can be strenuous at times. So it is best suited to trekkers in sound physical condition. Expect to walk 6 - 7 hours on day 1 and  a further  5-6 hours on day 2 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 village accommodation:
 
  • There are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
  • Sleeping is on mats on a bamboo floor, dormitory style.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
The Trekking itinerary is subject to change.
All areas are frequented by tourists because all trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means
     
 
   
 
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