3 Days Biking Luang Namtha-Vieng Phoukha-Nalae

Trip Overview

The tour mainly visit the real home of Khmu tribe located along the Road R 3 A and dirt road from Vieng Phoukha to Nalae to Luang Namtha and other ethnic groups as: Tai Dam and Tai Lue, riding through the part of Nam Ha National Protected Area, stay overnight with different of home stay they are Khmu and Tai Lue.

  • Tour ID: NT-BK-07.
  • Start-Finish: Luang Namtha town (Around trip).
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
  • Departure: 9:00 AM daily.
  • Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult level, but short biking up and down of hillocks or off road-good for stronger people.

Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Namtha-Vieng Phoukha (60 Km).
Departure at 9:00 AM, visit small villages on the Road R 3 A they are Tai Dam, Khmu, Tai Lue villages and cycle through the parts of Nam Ha National Protected Area, visit the Kao Rao cave (the longest and biggest cave in northern Laos). Lunch will be provided on the way. Stay overnight in Khmu family house in Vieng Phoukha town. While waiting for dinner you can bike around the town, learn about a way of life and their traditions, architecture, etc…

Day 2: Vieng Phoukha-Nalae Town (78 Km).
After breakfast in the homestay, the biking will start on a dirt road. You will visit the mainly Khmu villages such as: Ban Nam Keng, Ban Nam Seua, Ban Phou Let, Ban Kone Tou, Ban Tha Luang, Ban Luang Moon, and Ban Phou Tin before reaching Nalae town, the home of the Khmu tribe. Continue to your home stay in Ban Ome, a Tai Lue village’s located on the Namtha River’s bank.

Day 3: Nalae Town-Luang Namtha (76 Km).
After breakfast at the homestay you will cycle back to Luang Namtha on a dirt road along the Nam Tha River, visit small rural villages at the banks of the river (Khmu, Tai Lue village) and pass through Nam Ha NPA. Lunch will be provided on the way. You will arrive in Luang Namtha around 4:30 PM.

Tour Info

  • Season: All year around.
  • Distance approx.: 6-7 hours per day.
  • Road condition: Paved roads 30% and dirt road.
  • Activities: Biking visit ethnic group around the road.
  • Bicycles: Mountain bike “Trek 4300 or 4400”.
  • Transport: Four-wheel drive (4WD) support vehicle.
  • Accommodation: Day 1: Khmu family house; day 2: Tai Lue family house.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Maximum: To be determined.

What to bring: Shoes for biking, mosquito repellent, sunscreen change of clothes, flashlight, raincoat (in the rainy season), your own medicine and money to buy handicrafts.

Others: Please let us know in advance if you are vegetarian; please be at our office at 8:30 am, you are welcome to contact us beforehand if you have any questions!

Pricing

Tourists Price/Person
2 302 USD
3 236 USD
4 210 USD
5 197 USD
6 184 USD
7 171 USD
8 158 USD

Price includes:

  • An experienced government certified, English speaking tour guide.
  • Four-wheel drive (4WD) support vehicle.
  • Mountain bike “Trek 4300 or 4400”.
  • Accommodation: Day 1: Khmu family house; day 2: Tai Lue family house.
  • Meals-Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2, Breakfast x 2.
  • Drinking water during the trip.
  • Tour permit and Provincial tax on net income.

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