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Stunning Mountain of Xieng Khaeng 5 Days / 4 Nights
Start-Finish: Phou Iu Travel and Ecotours Office in Muang Sing or Luang Namtha
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departure: 7:00 am Daily
Difficulty: Moderate and some difficulty, short hill climbs and descents

Trip Overview:

5 days trek in the northern of Laos are available in the Xieng Khaeng Region. This area just opened for tourists and almost all ethnic villages (mainly Akha) are still very traditional. Enjoy one hour on a slow boat up or down the Mekong River and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Mekong River.

Day 1: Muang Sing Town-Ban Pha Kham. Approx. 5-6 houses
8:00 AM start from our office in Muang Sing Town or 7:00 AM from Luang Namtha by 4WD sort stop some villages, next up to the higher mountain in Muang Sing passing Ban Mueto Kao, Ban Ja Phou Thone, Ban Ja Kham Lue and Ban Som Phan Mai they are Akha, next start trekking to Bna Pha kham the village we stay overnight for today. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the people, learn about traditional Akha. After dinner you will receive a massage which is traditionally given to the guests staying overnight in the village.
[Meals: Lunch and Dinner]

Day 2: Ban Pha Kham-Ban Done Chai. Approx. 5-6 houses
After breakfast, around 8:30 start trekking to Ban Ja Vath (Akha), after lunch trekking up and down with the great view of the mountain, the Mekong River and down to Ban Don Chai (Akha and Tai Doy) located on the bank the Mekong River where we stay overnight for the first day. After dinner you will enjoy traditional music and receive a massage which is traditionally given to the guests staying overnight in the village.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 3: Ban Done Chai-Ban Pha Ngoue. Aprox. 5-6 houses

After breakfast, around 8:30 start by slow boat up to the Mekong River an hour, you will see the exciting views of limestone rocks, and the boat will stop in Ban Nam Kong (Akha), an hour trekking on the bank of the Mekong River to visit Ban Pha Yha Luang Kham Ping (Akha). After lunch trekking to Ban Pha Ngoue (Akha) where the tour overnight for today.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 4: Ban Pha Ngoue-Ban Mai Kong. Approx. 5-6 houses

After breakfast, around 8:30 start trekking on the dirt road visit Ban Ja Kham Lue (Akha) picnic lunch will provide on the trail, next visit Ban Sam Sob (Akha), visit Ban Mai Kong (Akha Village) the village we overnight for today.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 5: Ban Mai Kong-Muang Sing Town. Approx. 5-6 houses

After breakfast, around 8:30 start trekking visit Ban Ja Kuen (Akha), picnic lunch on the trail. After lunch get the car back to Muang Sing or Luang Namtha where you stated trekking and sort stop visit some Akha villages. The villages and the area above just open for tourists, almost ethnic groups are Akha and still very traditional.
[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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