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Adventure Trek to Historical Town of Xieng Khaeng 2 Days / 1 Night
Start-Finish: Phou Iu Travel and Ecotours Office in Muang Sing or Luang Namtha
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.

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]
- End of tour-
 
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 per day during of the program.

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.
 
Adventure Trek in Xieng Khaeng Region, Muang Sing District, Luang Namtha Province, Laos
Tel: + 856-86-260-015; Fax: + 856-86-260 015
Mobile: + 856-20-99 44 00 84, 55 68 69 09
E-mail 1: info@adventure-trek-laos.com; E-mail 2: phouiul@gmail.com
Website: www.adventure-trek-laos.com
   


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