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2 Days Hike-Old Falang* Trail, Jungle Forest, Adventure & Waterfall (ID: MS-TK-10)
 
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 9:00 AM (October-June)
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills
 
Trip Overview
The trip will give you more experience about real natures such as: how to stay, how to overnight, how to get food, how to cook in the jungle forest, to see the great of view Muang Sing and  Nam Ha National Protected Area valley, learning about history of the Old Falangs* Trail and overnight at Pha Yueng waterfall
2 Days Trek Jungle Camp in Muang Sing   Camping in Muang Sing
  Jungle Camp in Muang Sing
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ITINERARY.
Day 1: Muang Sing-Old Falang* Trail-Waterfall Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
Departure from Muang Sing town, fifteen minutes for visit important of Xieng Tueng Stupa. Next, following the old Falang* trail. The trail ascends and descends the mountain of Nam Ha NPA through the old forest, along the tip you will see the best of view. After lunch walk down from the mountain to the stream where real jungle forest, you will see many kind of big tree, around 2 hours walking you will arrive Pha Yueng Waterfall where we prepare tents for tonight. From there it’s easy to get Laos beer and drink on the bank of Yha River. The guides will serve you by local food.
 
“*” “Falang” is Laos language mean French, “Falangs trail” is mean French trail; when Muang Sing came under French control, French was built the trail from Muang Sing-Luang Namtha-Huay Xai (Laos-Thailand border), On December 2, 1975, the king of Laos was forced to abdicate his throne and the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established, the “Falangs Trail” came under Laos government control and close the trail until now 50 years ago. Now the Laos government was allow for open trekking trail, more info about the trail please read “History of Old Falangs Trail”.
 
Day 2: Waterfall Camp-Muang Sing town. Approx. 5-6 hours
In the early morning you will hear the different of wild animal calling from the higher mountain. Your guide will prepare your breakfast at the camp, after that, walk up through the old forest following the Elephant trail visit beautiful waterfall, walk down from the mountain through a lot of different ethnic villages issued from Akha, Yao and Tai Lue people. You will be learning about the cultural differences between them during the walk. Lunch will be served on the trail and the final get the Tuk Tuk back Muang Sing.
 
Pricing: Rate: 1US$/8,000 LAK
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What you are paying for:
  • An experienced government certified, English speaking tour guide
  • Covered transport  with an experienced certified driver (only start from Muang Sing town)
  • Overnight’s tents accommodation: Basic tents without toilet & shower in stream.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1, Breakfast x1
  • Water during the trip
  • Trekking permit and Tourism fund
  • Provincial Tax on Net Income
  • Tour service “Phou Iu Travel”
You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers.
 
Important Additional Trekking Information
Satisfaction and Safety are Luang NamTha Trekking’s key service objectives:
  • Which are foremost in our team’s planning and services delivery
  • Your contribution includes your fitness level, suitable clothing and quality footwear
To meet our objectives, we recommend:
  • Fitness level-Moderate
  To reach and experience a variety of visually rewarding landscapes and ecosystems, the trek hike can be strenuous at times. So it is best suited to trekkers in sound physical condition. Expect to walk 4 - 5 hours on day 1 and  a further 5-6 hours on day 2 including ascents and descents  Good fitness levels will minimize body stress and enhance your positive trekking experience.
 
  • Foot protection and safe walking
      A good quality pair of well fitting shoes with effective traction is essential. Either a pair of ‘runners’ or lightweight trekking boots are highly recommended for safety (foot and ankle protection), sureness of travel and overall enjoyment.
 
  • Sun Protection
      A broad brimmed hat is best, with water resistant ‘block out’ (sun screen cream), cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, sunglasses.
 
  • Insect protection. For comfort and safety  regarding possible insect bites and stings  we suggest
     
  1. Insect Repellent,
  2. Cool long shirt sleeves, cool trousers, cool socks
  3. (Overnight Mosquito nets are provided for you)
 
  • Rain Wear
      Tropical showers are an integral element of the landscape, so a waterproof layer is essential
 
  • Evening Wear
      After trekking your body temperature will cool quickly you rest and the night descends, so an additional layer of warm clothing is essential
 
  • Cold weather
      Night Temperatures in the mountains can drop fairly low during the Lao winter (December to January).  Again, additional thermal clothing is essential.
Optional Personal Comfort Choice in conjunction with the above recommendations
  • 2 x cotton T-shirts 
  • One pair of shorts or long pants (please see above)
  • 2 pair of socks.
  • Light weight foot protection for evening wear
  • Towel or sarong, swimmers, toiletry and personal effects.
  • Your personal requirements
  • Prepare a layer for cool evening wear
  • Small flashlight, camera
You should be aware that:
With regard to forest camp accommodation:
  • There are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
  • Sleeping is on mats on a bamboo floor, dormitory style.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.

The Trekking itinerary is subject to change.
All areas are frequented by tourists because all trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means

       


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