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Ban Nam Ha Homestay “Khmu Village” (ID: LT-HS-05)
 
Start-Finish: Luang Namtha town
Duration: 1 night half day
Departure: 3:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy, suitable for families
 
Trip Overview
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, half day trek through the jungle forest & mountain to learn about nature, wild life, technique for hunting animals & experience local food.
 
Nam Ha Homestay Homestay in Ban Nam Ha Hunting Animal
Husking rice   Bamboo glasses   Technique for hunting animals
Khmu Homestay   Luang Namtha Homestay   Homestay in Luang Namtha
Khmu people   Working in field   Husking rice
Laos Homestay   Homestay in Laos   Laos CBT
Homestay night time   Jungle camp the second night   Short trek through rain forest
Nam Ha Homestay   Homestay in Nam Ha   Eco-tourism in Laos
Bamboo rafting on Nam Ha River   Bamboo basket making   Help local people making house
Community Based Tourism in Laos   Laos Community-based Tourism   Laos ecotourism
Lunch on short trekking trail   Blacksmith   Buffalo & local people
Nam Tha Homestay   Home Stay in Laos   Laos Home Stay
Join daily work with local people   Dinner on night time in Homestay   Khmu festival
Kumu Homestay   Luang Namtha Homestay   Homestay in Luang Namtha
Husking rice   Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony   Sword dance
Tour detail:
Start at 3:30 PM from our office by Tuk Tuk to the village of Ban Nam Ha along the road A3 for 29 km. We stay overnight at a private home provided by the village. Today you will join & practice some activities provided by small group of community based tourism such as: husking rice by feet or hand, Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, Khmu sword dance, meet the local people, talk with owner people about village history & go to bed.
 
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 participate in activities of the family depending on the season watch or take part such as:
  • January-March: planting vegetables, sowing corn etc.
  • April-May: go and learn how to grow rice on mountain-slopes etc.
  • June-August: go and learn how to prepare the fields for wet rice & to plant the seedlings.
  • September: plant & care vegetable-gardens etc.
  • October-November: go, watch or help to harvest the mountain- and the mountain-rice or corn etc.
  • December-January: take part in house building & festivals or in collecting food.
Other option after join community based tourism activities. Half day Trek through the jungle forest and mountain to learn about nature, wild life, technique for hunting animals & experience local food.
 
Khmu Ethnic Group & Ban Nam Ha
The Khmu or their ancestors probably settled the area of present-day Laos several thousand years ago and are one of the most populous ethnic groups in Laos. Part of the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic linguistic family, the Khmu are divided into many sub-groups including the Khmu Lue, Kwaen, Rok and Ou, with the majority of Khmu in Luang Namtha being Kwaen or Rok. Like many of the ethnic groups in northern Laos, the Khmu are not Buddhist, but practice their own form of animism.
 
The Khmu in Luang Namtha generally practice mixed economies, growing rice, hunting, gathering forest products and producing handicrafts to generate some cash income.   Because the Khmu are highly knowledgeable about medicinal plants and are highly-skilled producers of woven rattan and bamboo basketry, many Khmu villages are regularly visited by tourists that purchase handicrafts and hire local guides to lead them on forest treks.
 
Tourism has become a new and important source of income for a number of Khmu villages in Luang Namtha, especially in the villages located on the Ban Nam Ha.
 
Ban Nam Ha located around 29 km along the road A3 from Luang Namtha-Vieng Phoukha & also located at in the centre of Nam Ha National Protected Area they that we call the name of the village “Nam Ha” & still keeps their traditional culture and way of life.
 
Nowadays Ban Nam Ha organize Homestay & community based tourism activities, you can stay 1 night or 2 nights get 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, half day trek through the jungle forest & mountain to learn about nature, wild life, technique for hunting animals & experience local food.
         
   
 
 
 
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