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6 Days Golden Triangle Trek through Authentic Ethnic Diversity (ID: XK-TK-06)
 
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town or Luang Namtha town
Season Departure: October to next year month June
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Departure: 7:00 AM from Luang Namtha town or 8:30 AM from Muang Sing town
Difficulty:
Moderate-difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
 
Trip Overview
Explore the colourful of authentic ethnic minority groups, enjoy stunning view, mountain landscape in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE “Laos-Myanmar-China” northern of Laos. All ethnic villages "mainly Akha and Tai Lue" they are still keep their culture & traditional. Enjoy an hour on a slow boat on the Mekong River and visit the old capital kingdom of Muang Sing.
6 Days Golden Triangle Trek through Authentic Ethnic Diversity   6 Days Golden Triangle Trek through Authentic Ethnic Diversity
  6 Days Golden Triangle Trek through Authentic Ethnic Diversity
6 Days Golden Triangle Trek through Authentic Ethnic Diversity   Trekking in the Mekong River   Akha Village
Akha Women in Xieng Khaeng Akha Women in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE “Laos-Myanmar-China” Akha in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE “Laos-Myanmar-China”
ITINERARY.
Day 1: Muang Sing-Bam Mom-Ban Xay. Approx. 5-6 hours
7:00 AM start from our office in Luang Namtha or Muang Sing 8:00 AM by 4 Wheel Drive. short stop visit ethnic minority villages along the Off-Road, visit Tai Lue village (Bam Mom), trekking for 3-4 hours visit Tai Lue village  (Ban Xay) located on the bank of Mekong River opposite Myanmar, experience Tai Lue homestay.
[Meals: Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 2: Ban Xay-Xieng Khaeng-Ja Kham Lue. Approx. 5-6 hours
Visit the secret of Hin Fu Stupa, enjoy an hour slow boat down on the Mekong River and stop at Tai Lue village (Xieng Khaeng the old capital kingdom of Muang Sing), they are still very traditional; walking 4-5 hours visit Ja Phou Tone (Akha Village), Ja Kham Lue (Akha village) the village provided homestay. After dinner you will get Akha traditional massage.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 3: Ja Kham Lue-Pha Ngoua-Nam Kong-Ban Don Chai.
Approx. 5-6 hours
Moderate walking 5-6 hours visit Pha Ngoua (Akha Village), Pha Ya Lunag Kham Ping (Akha Village) and Nam Kong (Akha Village), an hour by slow boat down the Mekong River to Don Chai where Tai Doy and Akha stay together, stay overnight in the village homestay.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 4: Ban Don Chai-Chavath-Pha Kham. Approx. 6-7 hours
Steep and adventure trek for 6-7 hours up the mountain where you will enjoy mountain and Mekong landscape until arrival Javath (Akha Village). After eaten traditional lunch continue walk to preserve area and agriculture field visit Pha Kham (Akha Village) the village you sleeping for this night. 
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 5: Pha Kham-Stunning Landscape-Som Phan Mai. Approx. 5-6 hours
The day moderate walking on the mountain landscape until arrival Som Phan Mai (Akha village) the centre of this area. The local people from around there coming for by food, clinic service, school, and police station… tonight you will sleeping with Akha family. The villages around the centre they are still keep their living lifestyle.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]
 
Day 6: Som Phan Mai-Mae Kong. Approx. 5-6 hours
This area the weather quite cool in the morning you will see Akha people sitting around the fire make the body warm and they will cooking also. The day moderate 3 hours walk on the mountain through excellent landscape and stunning view. You will arrival where the Four Wheel Drives waiting 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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