Luang Prabang Trek

Routing: Luang Prabang - Ban Houay Kok - Ban Pak Chaek - Ban Huay Oun - Ban Hat Huay - Luang Prabang

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Awesome scenery
  • Combination of jungle trails and village roads
  • Home-stay in tribal villages
  • Cruise on the mighty Mekong River
This tour takes you into forest and several villages of the most prominent ethnic groups in Northern Laos: the Khmu and Hmong. The Khmu are also called "Laos Theung" and settle at a medium altitude, the latter, sometimes called "Laos Soung", live in high regions along the mountain ridges.

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Ban Mok Chung Village
8:00 am pick up at your hotel and transfer to the Khmu village of Ban Huay Lo where we start our trek today. The trail passes through two Khmu & H’mong villages, whilst continuously gaining height. We will trek to H’mong village of Ban Mok Chung where we will visit local family and learn about the culture of the Hmong. We continue to Ban Mok Chung, another H’mong village, for dinner and stay overnight.

Transfer: 1 hr
Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2: Ban Mok Chung Village - Ban Houay Kok Village
Trekking further into the rugged and densely forested mountains west of the Nam Ou valley. We trek through remote and beautiful bamboo forest & limestone scenery. Lunch is served in the Khmu-village of Ban Na Savang. Dinner and Home-stay is in the village of Ban Houay Kok.

Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Ban Houay Kok Village - Ban Pak Chaek Village
Our trek today take us pass the Khmu Village of Huay Kha to Tad Ngai and Tad Noi waterfalls, where we have lunch break and relax in the cool water of the waterfalls. The trek ends on the banks of the Nam Ou River in the late afternoon. We will have dinner and stay overnight in the Lao Leu village of Ban Pak Chaek.

Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 4: Ban Pak Chaek Village - Ban Huay Oun Village
We cross the Nam Ou River by fishing boat then walk pass the Pak Chaek village of the Lao Leu. The trek is along the valley and through scenic villages and rice fields. We reach Yha Nang Village at noon where we take a break for a picnic lunch. After lunch we head to Huay Oun Village where we have dinner and stay overnight.

Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 5: Ban Huay Oun Village - Ban Hat Huay Village
After breakfast, we trek toward Pha Pon Golden Mountain. From the top of the mountain we got great view of the valley below. Picnic lunch stop on the mountain. We continue the trek from Pha Pon Area to Ban Hat Huay, a Khmu village where we have dinner and stay overnight.

Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 6: Ban Hat Huay Village - Ban Houa Sking Village - Luang Prabang
The day starts with a 1-hr road trip by songthaew. We travel along a dirt road into a spectacular limestone landscape. After reaching the starting point, the village of Ban Na Po, on the Nam Xeuang River, we get basic paddle instruction and practice. The first river stretch takes us through rapids of grade 1-2, suitable for beginners.
A Lao style picnic lunch is prepared at a scenic spot on the riverside. There is time for swimming and relaxing, the more adventurous can jump off cliffs into the cool and deep Nam Xeuang River.
The trip would finish around 4:30pm at the pick up-point to transfer back to Luang Prabang.

Transfer: 1 hr
Kayaking: 5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

• Private transfers by van
• Home-stay permission
• Kayak
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• English speaking guide
• 01 bottle of water per day
• Sightseeing fees
• First-aid kit

Tour Exclusions:

• Visa
• Hotel in Luang Prabang
• Air-tickets
• Travel insurance
• Tips
• Personal expenses

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Group size: 08 persons
Depart from: your hotel in Luang Prabang
End at: your hotel in Luang Prabang
When: Year round
Activities: Trekking & river kayaking
Trekking grade: Moderate
Kayaking grade: Introduction 
Transportation: Private van
Accommodation: 5 night home-stay
Tour guide: English speaking guide 
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2-5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch

All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In big towns we will enjoy Laotian cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.

Home-stay in villages is basic in term of bedding condition and toilet. We will stay overnight in the traditional house of the locals. We will be provided with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet could be some steps away from the house.

 ATL tour guide
The tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding adventure tours. They have been carefully trained in their specialized field. They are also fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they have been trained in first-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with them.

 The trekking day
A typical trekking day starts at about 8.00 am or 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5.00 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.

 What to bring 
Hat, sun-screen, torch, swim suit and sarong for bathing, clothes/shoes to get wet, mosquito repellent, warm change of clothes for the evening

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

6 days 5 nights


SightSeeing, Kayaking, Trekking,

Group size:

Min: 1


Max: 8


Physical Grading:


  • Day by Day Program:

    Day 1: Transfer and trek to H'mong village of  Ban Mok Chung
    Day 2: Trek to Ban Houay Kok Village
    Day 3: Trek to Ban Pak Chaek Village
    Day 4: Trek to Ban Huay Oun Village
    Day 5: Trek to Ban Hat Huay Village
    Day 6: Kayak on Nam Xeuang River. Back to Luang Prabang

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