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2 Days Golden Triangle Trek to Akha Lifestyle & Stunning View (ID: XK-TK-02)
 
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
Difficulty:
Moderate-difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
 
Trip Overview
Start in the morning by 4 Wheel Drive to a stunning region where higher more than 1,800 meter from the sea level, visit Akha villages that still keep their tradition, culture and way of life. Stay with Akha family nearby the Mekong River. Day 2 ride a slow boat up the Mekong River to Sob Roy border “local Lao-Myanmar border" and the final walk on a small path along the bank of Mekong River to visit another Akha villages.
2 Days Golden Triangle Trek   Laos Adventure Trek
  Trek to Mekong River
Akha in Laos-Myanmar border Akha in northern Muang Sing Akha in the north of the Mekong River
ITINERARY.
Day 1: Muang Sing-Mue Toh Kao-Som Phan Keo-Done Chai.
Approx. 5-6 hours
Departure from our office by 4 Wheel Drive from Luang Namtha 7:00 AM or Muang Sing 8:00 AM, short stop visit ethnic minority villages on the Off-Road such as: Mue Toh Kao, Ja Phou Thone, Ja Kham Lue, Som Phan Kao, Pha Kham they are Akha and still keep their culture and traditional. We will arrival the higher mountain (1,800 meters from the sea level) where we start trekking up and down with the excellent mountain landscape view, the Mekong River and down to Done Chai (Akha and Tai Doy village) located on the bank of the Mekong River where we stay overnight for the trip. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the friendly people, learn about their traditional and architecture. After dinner you will receive a massage which is traditional given to the guests staying overnight in the village.
[Meals: Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 2: Done Chai-Mekong River-Muang Sing. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the early morning you will enjoy the Tai Lue and Akha daily lifestyle. After breakfast start by slow boat up to the Mekong River. On the boat you will enjoy the exciting views of limestone rocks, the boat will stop in Nam Kong (Akha village) where Sob Roy border “local Laos-Myanmar border” an hour walk on a small path along the bank of Mekong River to visit Pha Yha Luang Kham Ping (Akha village), continue trek to where we provide lunch or the place pick up you back to Muang Sing or Luang Namtha.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]
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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.
 
Note:
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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