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4 Days Trek Nam Ha NPA + Homestay + the Jungle Forest Camp (Tour ID: TK-NT-32)
Difficulty level:Moderate-difficult level; day 1, Day 2, day 4 walk 5-6 hours and day 3 walk 6-7 hours.
Departure time: 8:30 AM on the October-May; close June -September
4 days/3 nights; First night jungle forest camp, the second night Tai Dam homestay and the last night Akha homestay.
  • Trekking in the Nam Ha National Protected Area “Nam Ha NPA”-an ASEAN Heritage Site.
  • Learning how to stay overnight and eating in the jungle forest by using nature products such as: bamboo cooking, banana leave camp, looking food etc.;
  • Explore real countryside of Akha and Tai Dam villages learning about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Trek pass through Jungle forest, beautiful nature, mountain landscape, hunting trail, wild lifestyle learning and hidden waterfall of Nam Kon.
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Day 1: Luang Namtha-Lak Kham Kao-Akha Jungle Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours.
At 8:30 AM, depart from the office by Tuk Tuk heading north towards Muang Sing stopping at Ban Lak Kham Kao “the Akha Village” where the village based guide will join your trip. We will spend 30 minute to visit the village. Next hike through rice paddies and community forest used, then up into the mountains of the Nam Ha NPA, where monkey, deer, birds, etc…, have been reported. If you walk quietly and luck is on your side, you might hear and see them. There will be delicious traditional meals with some vegetables and spices (Laos jungle style food) we collect with the help of the local Akha guide. Stay at the comfortable jungle camp that built by local Akha villagers from Ban Lak Kham Kao and Khmu villager from Ban Nam Lueang where you will see the excellent view of Nam Ha NPA.
Day 2: Akha Jungle Camp-Nam Ha NPA-Ban Nam Kon “Tai Dam Village”.Approx. 5-6 hours
Early in the morning, you can do a short walk with a Khmu bird-caller. After breakfast, continue to walk deeper into the Nam Ha National Protected Area, where you will see more Laos antique of jungle. After a picnic lunch along the ridge of mountain where you will refreshing air on the mountain.  From here it is not far to the second night with the Ban Nam Kon traditional Homestay. After arriving in the BLACK TAI village (Nam Kon) your local hosts will prepare your dinner , While they are cooking you can learn and cook’s Black Tai style foods or in this time you can walk around the scenic ethnic village to see the villager’s daily life and learn from the villagers about their culture and history. After dinner you will stay the night in the village.
Day 3: Ban Nam Kon-Ban Nam Leuang “Akha Village”. Approx. 6-7hours
After enjoy the traditional black Tai breakfast. You start by first walking up to the mountain where you will see excellent view of the Nam Ha National Protected Area and walk through the jungle forest visit Nam Kon waterfall. At the waterfall you can take a cooling dip in the pool while lunch is prepared and served with our BLACK TAI guide.  After lunch you will continue walk up through a variety of primary forests and along the ridge of Phou Chang Pa (Wild Elephant Mountain). Then you will continue on a flat and downward path to the Nam Leuang village (AKHA ethnic group), where trekkers can purchase local handicrafts at the local village market to see how many forest products are instantly prepared from the jungle supermarket. Here you can walk around the village to see and learn about the villager’s daily life and make comparisons between the Akha and Black Tai communities. Before dinner join Tai Dam Baci-ceremony. After dinner stay overnight in the family traditional house.
Day 4: Ban Nam Leuang-Luang Namtha. Approx. 5-6 hours
Early morning on the day fourth after enjoying the traditional AKHA breakfast you start with walking along the forested stream into the mountain where the old forest with a dense canopy varies from stands of large hardwood. There are also many kinds of birds to see and hear while walking through the nice natural landscape. The trail ends at the Hmong village. The Song Thaew will pick you up from here and take you back to Luang Namtha.

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