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Trek Vieng Phoukha, Laos
Adventure Trek in Laos
Hotel in Muang Sing, Luang Namtha Province, Laos
Forest Camp in Maamaint Cave 2 Days / 1 Night

Start-Finish: Nam Ha Hill Tribe Eco-Trek in Vieng Phoukha
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 9:00 am Daily
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills

Trip Overview
Overnight in a forest camp in the Nam Ha National Protected Area hosted by local people (Khmu ethnic groups). Test local food such as bamboo, leafs of different bushes etc. Trek through the “monkey forest”, visit caves and meet ethnic groups such as Akha, Hmong, Lahu and Khmu.

Itinerary
Day 1: Vieng Phoukha-Forest Camp in Maamaint Cave. Approx. 5-6 hours
9:00 am start by a Tuk Tuk around 20 minutes stop where you start trekking. On the way you will see your first ethnic village (Khmu), start walking through a little fields and an exciting with walking between through the steep rock and ascent and descent in the old growth forest in the Nam Ha National Protected Area after 3 hours of walking you will stop for picnic lunch on the trail before arrive Tah Long village (Khmu Kwean).

You will to visit them about 20 minute and continue through many kind of forest such as: forestry, bamboo grove, and jungle forest. On the way you will an exciting with many kinds of bird sound (Non timber forest product). Around 3 am you will finish for first day trekking at the Maamaint cave (Khmu ethnic name) area that around by old growth forest stay overnight camp near the cave, wait for guide prepare local food with bamboo, you will an exciting with to watch secretly the wildlife come to earn a living at night with the guide.
[Meals: Lunch, Dinner]

Day 2: Forest Camp in Maamaint Cave-Vieng Phoukha. Approx. 5 hours
Rising early, you may be able to see or hear the sounds of the black-cheeked gibbon, monkey, forest chicken, after already preparing you thing and breakfast you will start trekking through inside the Maamaint cave about 30 minute and continue ascent and descent to Ban Ban Seng Pang (Khmu Village) visit them about 20 minutes and continue walking on the rough road.

A pleasant and easy walk passing through scenery of Limestone Mountains, bamboo forest and upland rice fields and picnic lunch on the trail. The pick-up awaits the group on the other side of the road and takes you to the Prasat cave. The limestone cave and continue by pick-up to visit  Ban Tha Luang (Hmong village) and continue to Ban Nam Kap Nuea (Lahu village) is the final stop on this tour before returning to Vieng Phuukha in the afternoon. There should be enough time in the day to travel onwards to the Thai border at Huay Xai if you choose.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]
- End of tour-

What you are paying for:
  • An experienced Government certified, English speaking Tour guide
  • Covered transport  with an experienced certified driver
  • Overnight’s bamboo forest camp accommodation: Basic camp without toilet & shower in stream.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1, Breakfast x1
  • Water
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income
You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 
Where does your money go to?
Trekking in Luang Namtha, Laos
The Trekking itinerary is subject to change.

All areas are frequented by tourists because all trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means

Booking
This trek charges for a minimum of 4 persons. Groups with fewer than 4 people must pay for 4 persons. More people cheaper than a few people
Contact

Eco-Tourism in Vieng Phoukha, Nam Ha Hill Tribe Eco-Trek, Laos
Tel: + 856-86-26 00 15, Fax: + 856-86-26 00 15
Mobile: +856-20-55 08 68 87, 99 44 00 84
E-mail: trekvpk@hotmail.com
Website: www.trekviengphoukha.com

   
 
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Laos Travel Guide-Laos Tourists Information-Laos Ecotourism Info, Guide to Laos, some info from:
| Eco-Tourism | Laos National Tourism | Phongsaly | Luang Namtha | Bokeo | Khammouane | Xieng Khouang | Saravanh | Savannakhet |
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The website offer info, design & edit by: Somsavath NAMINTHA, Luang Namtha Tourism Department
Tel/Fax: +856-86-312 047; Mobile: +856-20-22 39 01 97, E-mail: coo_vath@hotmail.com
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