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3 Days Combine Tour: 1 Day City Tour + Homestay + 1 Day Trekking in the Nam Ha NPA + Khmu Eco-lodge + 1 Day Kayaking Nam Ha River (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
 
Trip Overview
Visit ethnic diversity in Luang Namtha valley to see and leaning about their culture, bamboo paper making, nature drying, waving, Lao whisky making; Experience the Khmu culture & traditional, 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, Khmu homestay; Trekking through Nam Ha NPA, jungle forest, excellent landscape; 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.
Jungle trek in Laos Laos Jungle Trek Nam Ha Camp
Jungle Cooking   Bamboo Cooking   Nam Ha Forest
Nam Ha Kayaking   1 Kayaking on Nam Tha River   1 Kayaking on Nam Tha River
Itinerary
Day 1: Luang Namtha Valley-Nam Ha Homestay-Tourism Activities.
Approx. 4-5 hours
Start at Ban Nam Ha far from Luang Namtha 39 km. The local guide from the village will join the tour for leading you hike through rice paddies and up into the mountains of Nam Ha NPA. Along the trail you will see many species of birds, monkeys and deer are occasionally seen, your guide will teach you how to make a bird call, dear barking and squirrel sounds, see many types of NTPs (Non Timber Forest Products) and your guides will share their experience about traditional medicines plants. Lunch is eaten in the forest shade near the stream. We will arriving in the jungle forest camp around 4:00 PM, over there easy walking in the jungle near the forest camp following the trail, searching animal footprints and other elements that prove the presence in the forest of many wild lives further monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs and jungle fowl. The guide will point out interesting things and useful plants and herbal medical care such as: cardamoms, galangals...after dinner overnight in the jungle forest camp hosted by Khmu.
 
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.
 
   
 
 
 
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