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5 Days Adventure Trek Nam Ha NPA (Tour ID: TK-NT-46)
 
Difficulty:  Moderate-difficult level; daily walk 5-6 hours
Departure: yearly; difficulty on the rain season from June-September
Duration: 5 days/4 nights; the first night Akha homestay, the second night Khmu homestay, the third night jungle camp and the late Khmu Eco-lodge.
 
HIGHLIGHT
  • 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 some of nature products such as: bamboo cooking, banana leave camp, boil water with medicine plants, technique for hunting animals etc.
  • Participate Community Based Tourism Activates such as: husking rice by feet or hand, Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, blacksmith, making bamboo basket “bamboo toys such as: birds, frogs, cup…”
  • Experience countryside of Akha, Khmu, Lanten to see and learning about their culture, traditional, and daily lifestyle.
  • Trek through the Jungle forest, beautiful nature, hunting trail, mountain landscape, wild lifestyle learning and hidden waterfall.
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Itinerary
Day 1: Ban Chaluernsouk-Ban Phou Varn “Akha Village”. Approx. 5-6 hours
Start from our office at 9:00 AM by Tuk Tuk, stop a few minutes at the fresh market to purchases some foods and things necessary, continue to Khmu village of Ban Chaluernsouk where we start trekking. Hike deep into the Nam Ha National Protected Area. On the trail the local guides will share experience about edible plants, poisonous plants and medicinal plants include wild mushrooms, cardamoms, rattans, bamboo shoots, wild bananas stalks and etc. After lunch, continue visit waterfall and hike up to the top of mountain where you walk along through the agricultural area of the Akha people. On the mountain you will enjoy with excellent view of the jungle covered mountains and the Akha village. You arrive at Ban Phou Varn (Akha village) around 4 PM. While your host’s and guides prepare dinner you can either relax, help cook (learning traditional cooking methods), walk around the village watching traditional life, or have a beer at the local ‘shop’. After dinner you receive a massage from the Akha women, this is traditionally given to guests when they stay in the village.
 
Day 2: Ban Phou Varn-Ban Nam Ha “Khmu Homestay”. Approx. 5-6 hours
After breakfast continue walk on the mall path through the jungle forest, primary and secondary forest. Approx. 3 hours you will make lunch in the forest together with your guides, after lunch 3 hours walk along the Nam Ha Mountain and down-hill to Ban Nam Ha village. The village we stay overnight and join tourism activities. 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… After dinner listen village story from the homestay owner and the final stay overnight in the Khmu traditional house.
 
Day 3: Ban Nam Ha -the Nam Ha Jungle Camp. Appro 5-6 hours
In the morning after coffee you will see or participant of activities as: blacksmith, making bamboo basket “bamboo toys such as: birds, frogs, cup…” Have breakfast with the family. Next local guide from the village will join your trip for leading you hike through rice paddies and up into the mountains of Nam Ha NPA. Along the trail you will see many types of NTPs (Non Timber Forest Products), many species of birds, monkeys are occasionally seen, your guide will teach you how to make a bird call, dear barking, squirrel sounds and the guides will share their experience about traditional medicines. Lunch is eaten in the forest shade near the stream, you will arrive in the jungle camp around 4 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 people.
 
Day 4: Nam Ha Jungle Camp-Khmu Village. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the early morning you will hear a lot kind of animals scream from the higher mountain and nearly the jungle camp. The guides will encourage you to take part in the preparation of the breakfast, showing you how to construct simple coffee cups, bamboo toys, spoons and chopsticks from bamboo and leaves. They will also brew a medicinal tea from wild plants collected along the way. After breakfast walk through the jungle forest, mountain and rivers. Lunch will be prepared in the traditional way along the forest path. We will arrive Ban Nalan around 4:00 PM where we spend one more night in the Khmu Eco-Lodge. Our hosts are ready to prepare a dinner in "local style" whilst you take time to swim and bathe in the river. Walk around the village, talk with friendly people.
 
Day 5: Ban Nalan-Ban Namkoy-Ban Namlue. Approx. 5-6 hours
The second day follows the Nam Ha River through stands of large hardwood trees and bamboo patches to Ban Nalan Tai (Khmu Village) and Ban Nam koy (Lanten Village). The trail turns challenging as it climbs under an ancient-tree canopy rich in birdlife to a ridge and view of Luang Namtha town, visit Lanten of Ban Nam Lue before the final descent and a ride back to town with memories to last a lifetime.
 
 
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