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2 Days Golden Triangle Trek to the Historical Town, Countryside & Authentic Ethnic Diversity (ID: XK-TK-01)
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town or Luang Namtha town
Season Departure: October to next year June
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 7:00 AM from Luang Namtha or 8:00 AM from Muang Sing town
Moderate-difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
Trip Overview
Moderate level trek leads into the highest mountains of Xieng Khaeng Region “the old town of Muang Sing kingdom” close to the Myanmar border, where you enjoy the stunning views on the surrounding mountains. You will visit Akha villages before descending to a Tai Lue settlement at the Mekong River. On a slow boat ride down the Mekong you stop at traditional villages of Xieng Khaeng. The villages you visited they are still keep their cultures, traditional & friendly welcome you.
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  2 Days Golden Triangle Trek
2 Days Golden Triangle Trek Trekking in Xieng Khaeng 2 Days Golden Triangle Trek
Day 1: Muang Sing-Ban Mom-Ban Xay “Tai Lue Village”. Approx. 5-6 hours
Departure from Luang Namtha at 7:00 AM or Muang Sing at 8:00 AM by truck (only 4 Wheel Drive), short stop visit ethnic minority villages along the Off-Road, next direct to Ban Mom (Tai Lue village). From the top of the mountain you will enjoy view to China. After a short stop at the border checkpoint (local border Lao-China), you will continue to buffalo farm where we start trekking down (4-5 hours) from the hill to Ban Xay (Tai Lue Village) located on the bank of the Mekong River.
Ban Xay, where we stay overnight is a very picturesque Tai Lue village right at the bank of Mekong River. The nature and the view across the Mekong towards Myanmar are stunning. Before dinner you have the chance to visit to village with the Ban Xay hosts. Observe how the villages feed their animals and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the day’s end. Go for a swim in the nearby stream or Mekong River, talk to the villages, listen to stories and legends while watching the preparation of the evening meal. After dinner you will receive a relaxing traditional massage.
[Meals: Lunch and Dinner]
Day 2: Ban Xay-Xieng Khaeng- Mue Toh Kao-Muang Sing. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the morning you have time to see daily lifestyle of Tai Lue. After breakfast start by slow boat down on the Mekong River to Xieng Khaeng “the old town of Muang Sing kingdom” You pass limestone rocks and on the right side is Myanmar, an hour later you will arrive Xieng Khaeng (Tai Lue village). They are still traditional and learn about the history of this area. After one hour you walk to Ban Ja Phou Thon (Akha village). And after lunch go back to Muang Sing or Luang Namtha. On the way some sort stop to enjoy stunning views from the top of the mountains.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]
- End of tour-
The Xieng Khaeng or the Old Kingdom Of Muang Sing.
Due to the fact that little is known of the history of Muang Sing prior to the late 18th century we start this short excursion into the history of Muang Sing at the end of the 19th century. In 1887 Muang Sing was established and more than 1000 subjects had to move to the new capital of the principality of Chiang Khaeng and the surrounding plain. The relocation of the capital from Muang Yu became necessary to be better protected against a Burmese punitive expedition.

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Pricing: Rate: 1US$/8,000 LAK
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Price Including:
  • All transfer by covered pickup truck (4WD and boat only).
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • All visits/excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in village family hut with toilet shower outside (Some villages they don’t have toilet and shower outside).
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals and drinking as mentioned
  • Trekking permit, entrance fees and government tax
  • Akha massage all nights
  • Tour service “Phou Iu Travel”
Price Does Not Include
  • Extra activities you might choose to do in the village
  • Additional food, e.g. special kind of meat you might request
  • Insurance should you get sick. Please make sour you have a valid cover
Why is the adventure trek more expensive?
Compared to the tour around in Laos especially Luang Namtha, the adventure trek in Xieng Khaeng are more expensive. The major reason is that transport (only truck) is more expensive, the second reason is that we pay a little bit more to the villages, for example for accommodation 30,000 kip/person/night goes to the homestay family, as opposed to 20,000 kip at another tour office. Also, our guides earn a bit more (double paid), as the treks in mountainous Xieng Khaeng can be quite challenging and steep.
Additional trip information
When packing for a trek, keep it simple. The fewer luggages you have to carry around, the more you will enjoy yourself. Wear a good pair of running shoes or lightweight trekking shoes.
Bring a small backpack which should contain following items:
  • Shoes; a good pair of running shoes are perfect, or even better are the lightweight trekking boots.
  • Absolutely essential are sun protection (sun lotion as well as a sun hat.) and mosquito repellent. Mosquito nets are provided in the lodges.
  • Rain coat during rainy season (May to September)
  • Warm sweater or pullover during the cold season (October/November to February)
  • Flash light
  • For women a sarong if you wish to shower at the waterfall.
  • Sweets or snacks for your own consumption if you wish.
  • Special medication, if needed. The guides are equipped with a basic first aid kit.
What You Don’t Need:
  • Blankets are provided, so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Mosquito nets are provided.
The adventure treks only open from October to next year month June. During the cold season from December and January, we recommend a fleece and long pants as temperatures can drop down a lot at night. In the hills and mountain of Northern Laos especially Xieng Khaeng Region, Luang Namtha temperature can drop down as low as 5o Celsius (40 o Fahrenheit) at night or early morning hours, so be prepared!
The hike can be strenuous, therefore suitable for people in good physical condition. Expect to walk 5-6 hours during the second day of the program, and 6 to 7 hours on first day.
Village accommodation:
Participants must be aware that there are no western-style toilets and washing facilities. Sleeping is on a bamboo floor, dormitory style. Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
Trekking itinerary is a basic guideline only and subject to change.
All trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means all areas are frequented by tourists.

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