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Combination Tours
Trek Network in Nam Ha
3 Days Combine Tour in Nam Ha NPA: 1 Day Tuk Tuk Tour + Homestay + 1 Day Trekking in the Nam Ha NPA + Khmu Eco-lodge + 1 Day Kayaking Nam Ha River (Tour ID: NT-MT-16)
Start-Finish: Luang Namtha town
Departure: 9:00 AM Daily of June to January
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Difficulty level: Moderate Adventure
  • Visit diversity of ethnic minorities in Luang Namtha valey such as: Lanten, Tai Dam, Tai Deang, Khmu to see and leaning about their culture, bamboo paper making, nature drying, waving, Lao whisky making;
  • Experience the Khmu culture & tradition, taste local meals, learn & practice how to husking rice, black smith, making bamboo basket “bamboo toys such as: birds, frogs, cup…” Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, sword dance;
  • Trekking through Nam Ha NPA, jungle forest, green mountain, excellent view;
  • Experience local technic for hunting wild animals, bamboo cooking, medicine plants water, overnight in the jungle forest camp on the Nam Ha riverside;
  • Adventure, paddle exiting but manageable grade 2-3 rapids along the Nam ha River, one of the most pristine waterway in Laos, Travel over swift rapids.
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Day 1: Luang Namtha Valley-Nam Ha Homestay-CBT Activities. Approx. 4-5 hours
Departure at 9:00 AM. Visit Luang Namtha Museum, Luang Namtha & Phou Puk Stupa, visit Tai Dam “Ban Nam Ngaen” the village who process of making the famous Lao rice whiskey, visit Tai Deang “Ban Pieng Ngam” the villages are famous for their many different handicrafts, picnic lunch on the trail. After lunch visit Lanten village “Ban Nam Lue”, next direct to Khmu village “Ban Nam Ha” the village of homestay, join CBT activities such as: looking or participate husking rice “by hand or foot”, Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, sword dance, bamboo-slapping dance & flute performance, dinner with local food & stay overnight with family.
Day 2: Nam Ha Homestay-Nam Ha NPA-Khmu Eco-lodge. Approx. 4-5 hours
In the morning next day. While waiting for the breakfast visit groups of knife making, participate bamboo basket making “bamboo toys such as: birds, frogs, cup…” after breakfast start moderate trek through the Nam Ha NPA where the local guide’s knowledge of edible and medicinal plants will be demonstrated... You will be hiking uphill to see several massive old trees, many types of bamboo and divers forest plants. If you travel quietly you may see some wild animals such as: monkeys, wild goats and wild pigs. The traditional lunch will eaten in the jungle forest nearly the stream. After lunch continue walk through the rice field cross Nam Ha River to Ban Nalan where we will overnight for the second day. Dinner is often enjoyed with a prominent village elder, from who you can learn about Khmu culture, and offer insight into your lifestyle. Remember, curiosity runs both ways, especially when sipping Lao Hai (rice wine) from a jar through bamboo straws.
Day 3: Ban Nalan-Ban Nam Goy-Ban Sop Sim. Approx. 5 hours kayaking
After a leisurely breakfast continue down river. Visit other khmu & Lanten village to see making bamboo paper, nature dyeing. The section of the river will reveal the best forest views and the most exciting rapids of the trip. Arriving at the confluence of the Nam Tha and Nam Ha rivers paddle down the Nam Tha for a way before arriving at the Khmu village of Ban Sop Sim where your transport back to Luang Namtha will be waiting you. The optional return by river is in a traditional motorboat operated by local villagers. On your way up the river you will see water birds along the banks of the river and make your last pass along the border of the Nam Ha Protected Area.
Note: Nam Ha is best for rafting from July to October, for kayaking from July to November. Low water levels from January-June may make kayaking rocky.
What to bring:
Hat, Sun-cream, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Towel, Robust footwear, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included ?
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, all entrance fees, Travel permits
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