Trekking in Dong Hua Sao protected area, Pakse

Routing: Pakse - Tad Fane Waterfall - Campsites - Pakse

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Beautiful landscape 
  • Tad Fane Waterfall
  • Jungle trails
  • Camping
These 3 days trekking will give you an opportunity to see Tat Fane, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Laos, with parallel streams of the Huay Banglieng River plunging out of dense forest and down more than 120 meters. Tat Fane is at the edge of the 1100-sq-km Dong Hua Sao NPA where the trekking trails are the best and perhaps the only way to get into the park. Dong Hau Sao is home to a healthy population of tigers, though you are more likely to see monkey, gigantic butterflies and in the wet season, dozens of great hornbills who like to hang out at the bottom of the falls.

Day 1: Pakse - Tad Fane Water Fall - Campsite 
8:00 am we meet at your hotel and transfer shortly out of Pakse to the point we start our trek. We head downhill through bamboo forest to Bang Lieng River below the Tad Fane Waterfalls. We can take a swim in the river if weather permits. After that we reach a beautiful spot to view the great waterfall in jungle. Lunch is served on the way. In the jungle is a bit cool since we are at 1030 meters above the sea level. In the afternoon we continue trekking in the jungle and camping near the waterfall. Dinner is cooked by our guide.

Transfer: 40 mins 
Trekking: 4 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 2: Trek to second campsite in jungle
After breakfast at 9 am we begin our adventure today with an easy walk through coffee plantations and along river. Gradually the trail leads us uphill to mountain top. Today our trek is mainly in thick jungle and we would have chance to encounter animals like monkeys, birds, squirrels,… Picnic lunch on the way. After lunch we continue our trek to a cave and from a cliff we have a great view of Champasak Area. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Trekking: 4 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 3: Back to Pakse
After breakfast, we trek for over 3 hrs toward Bang Lieng River. As we reach the river we stop for lunch and swim here. After lunch, we trek to the pick-up point where we started the trek on day 1. Transfer back to Pakse. Trip finishes.

Transfer: 40 mins 
Trekking: 5 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

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

Tour Exclusions:

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

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Group size: 08 persons
Depart from: your hotel in Pakse
End at: your hotel in Pakse
When: Year round
Activities: Trekking and camping 
Trekking grade: Moderate
Transportation: Private van
Accommodation: Camping
Tour guide: English speaking guide
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch

All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since 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.

Our campsite would be in jungle at clear grounds. You will be provided with double tent, mattress, sleeping bag or blanket.

 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), warm clothes for the evening, mosquito repellent, flashlight, sunscreen/hat, camera. 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:

3 days 2 nights


SightSeeing, Trekking,

Group size:

Min: 1


Max: 8


Physical Grading:


Day by Day Program:

Day 1: Transfer and trek to Tad Fane Waterfall. Overnight at campsite in jungle
Day 2: Trek to second campsite jungle
Day 3: Back to Pakse

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