Trek Ban Nam Lai Village, Luang Namtha

Routing: Luang Namtha - Nam Lai Village - Luang Namtha

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Jungle trails
  • Akha forest camp
  • Guided by the Akha people
This 2 days trek through the Nam Ha Protected Area takes you into a mountainous forest camp and the world of the Akha people where you will spend time learning about the lives and culture of these famous woodsmen. Learn about the rich fauna and flora of the protected forest. Walk along a stream to a refreshing little waterfall. Spend the night with your Akha hosts and taste their special forest spices.

Day 1: Luang Namtha - Nam Lai Village
In the morning, we meet at your hotel and take a short drive southward to the start-point of the trek. We then hike through rice paddies and along a forested stream into the mountains of the Nam Ha National Protected Area. On the way we reach Nam Yen Waterfall where we would have a lunch break. From the waterfall, we head up the mountain to the Akha forest camp of Nam Lai. Meet our hosts and settle into the camp’s lodge before wandering around the village experiencing the Akha forest life. We enjoy a home cooked Akha meal before retiring for the evening.

Transfer: 15 mins
Trekking: 6 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Akha forest camp

Day 2: Nam Lai Village - Luang Namtha
We get up early before breakfast to go to the hunting site where our Akha guide would show us how he calls wild birds in. If we really want to see the birds, we have to act like a hunter. We return to the camp to enjoy an Akha late breakfast prepared by our Akha guide. After breakfast, we start trekking through jungle until lunch time at a view point where we have a panoramic view of Luang Nam Tha town. Picnic lunch in the jungle.
After lunch, we climb the last big hill before leaving the forests of the NPA and heading back down to the fields and villages of the lowlanders. Trip finish when we reach your hotel in Luang Namtha.

Transfer: 15 mins
Trekking: 7-8 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

• Private transfers by van
• Forest camp
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• English speaking guide
• Village guide
• 01 bottle of water per day
• Sightseeing fees
• First-aid kit

Tour Exclusions:

• Visa
• Hotel in Luang Namtha
• Air-tickets
• Transfer to/from Luang Prabang and/or any other cities
• Travel insurance
• Tips 
• Personal expenses

Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Group size: 08 persons
Depart from: your hotel in Luang Namtha
End at: your hotel in Luang Namtha
When: Year round
Activities: Trekking 
Trekking grade: Moderate
Transportation: Private van
Accommodation: Forest Lodge 
Tour guide: English speaking guide & Village guide
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel to/from Luang Namtha
You can travel to/from Luang Namtha by either air or road or boat. Both public and private transportation are available. Please contact our travel consultant for suggestion and quotation. 
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.

 Forest Camp
The forest camps are built with bamboo and wood by the local. Travelers stay in common room with one room for men and another room for women. No private bathroom available and bathing is in nearby stream.

 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 
1-2 changes of clothes, sandals for village, good shoes for hiking, sarong for bathing (required for women), mosquito repellent, flashlight, sunscreen/hat, camera, money to purchase handicrafts and extra drinks. Please wear long pants and shirt with sleeves during the trek.

 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:

2 days 1 nights


SightSeeing, Trekking, Bird Watching,

Group size:

Min: 1


Max: 8


Physical Grading:


Day by Day Program:

Day 1: Transfer and trek through jungle Akha camp
Day 2: Trek and transfer back to Luang Prabang

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