Adventure Trek in Laos
In the Golden Triangle or Xieng Khaeng Region, Muang Sing, Luang Namtha Province, Laos
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Luang Namtha Trek
Adventure Trek to Historical Town of Xieng Khaeng 2 Days / 1 Night (ID: XK-TK-01)
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 7:00 am from Luang Namtha town or 8:30 am from Muang Sing town
Difficulty: Moderate and some difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
Trip Overview
Adventure trek in LaosModerate 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.

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]

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]
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To find out what to bring, what's included and more, please read this important information
Pricing: Rate: 1US$/8,000 LAK
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Price Including:
  • 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 (Some villages they don’t have toilet and 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
Price Does Not Include
  • Extra activities you might choose to do in the villages
  • Additional food, e.g. special kind of meat you might request
  • Insurance should you get sick. Please make sour you have a valid cover
Additional trip information
When packing for a trek, keep it simple. The fewer luggages you have to carry around, the more you will enjoy yourself. Wear a good pair of running shoes or lightweight trekking shoes.
Bring a small backpack which should contain following items:
  • Shoes; a good pair of running shoes are perfect, or even better are the lightweight trekking boots.
  • Absolutely essential are sun protection (sun lotion as well as a sun hat.) and mosquito repellent. Mosquito nets are provided in the lodges.
  • Warm sweater or pullover during the cold season (October/November to February)
  • Flash light
  • For women a sarong if you wish to shower at the waterfall.
  • Sweets or snacks for your own consumption if you wish.
  • Special medication, if needed. The guides are equipped with a basic first aid kit.
What You Don’t Need:
  • Blankets are provided, so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Mosquito nets are provided.
The adventure treks only open from October to next year month June. During the cold season from December and January, we recommend a fleece and long pants as temperatures can drop down a lot at night. In the hills and mountain of Northern Laos especially Xieng Khaeng Region, Luang Namtha temperature can drop down as low as 5o Celsius (40 o Fahrenheit) at night or early morning hours, so be prepared!
The hike can be strenuous, therefore suitable for people in good physical condition. Expect to walk 5-6 hours during the second day of the program, and 6 to 7 hours on first day.
Village accommodation: participants must be aware that there are no western-style toilets and washing facilities. Sleeping is on a bamboo floor, dormitory style. Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
Note:
Trekking itinerary is a basic guideline only and subject to change.
All trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means all areas are frequented by tourists.
The Phou Iu II Guest House in Musng Sing town, Luang Namtha Province, Laos
When exploring ethnic minorities and historical in Muang Sing stay at eco-lodge of Phou Iu II that is just as green.
We are proud to say that Phou Iu Travel and Eco-tourism's branch office in Muang Sing town is owner of Phou Iu II Guest House, an award winning Eco lodge.
The Phou Iu II Guest House in Musng Sing town, Luang Namtha Province, Laos
Together we are working hard to make our programs in Muang Sing town 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 and also Muang Sing town, 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 Muang Sing town in a sensitive and responsible way. We strive to make tourism a positive experience for all.
Booking Phou Iu II Bungalows in Muang Sing, Laos
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