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2 Days Trek- The Akha Experience (ID: MS-TK-04)
 
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: 9:00 AM Daily
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills
 
Trip Overview
Jungle forest explore, trek through the Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site (Nam Ha NPA), hidden of waterfall, excellent landscape, trek through old growth, primary bamboo & wild banana forests, birds sightseeing, overnight at Akha Eco-lodge, Akha tradition and culture performance, discovery different ethnic minority groups as: Yao and Tai Lue villages.
2 Days Trek- The Akha Experience   2 Days Akha Experience
  Akha Trek
Akha trek in Muang Sing Akha in Muang Sing Trek to Akha villages
ITINERARY
Day 1: Nam Ha NPA-Nam Deat Mai “Akha Village”. Approx. 4-5 hours
9:00 AM departure from our office by Tuk Tuk to the central of Nam Ha NPA around half hour where many different kinds of NTP’s (Non Timber Forest Products), old growth, primary bamboo and wild banana forests, walk up to the mountain visit excellent of waterfall. While you are trekking along the trail you will have a lot of bird seeing and birds calling, your guide will teach you how to call the bird, dear barking and squirrel sounds. Lunch will provide on the trail, after that continue trekking pass old forest visit Akha village (Ban Nam Deat Mai) where we stay overnight for tonight. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the people, learn about Akha traditional, architecture, and culture. After dinner you will receive a massage which is traditionally given to the guests staying overnight in the village.
 
Day 2: Ban Nam Deat Mai-Muang Sing Town. Approx. 3-4 hours
In the early morning you will see Akha daily lifestyle such as: feeding the pigs, get water, cooking…After breakfast at the Eco-lodge, walk to visit Yao villages the home of beautiful handicraft, continue visit different of Akha and Tai Lue, the tour will finish when the Tuk Tuk get our back to Muang Sing town.
 
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)
  • Accommodation “Akha Eco-lodge”: Traditional minority house  with outside toilet & shower facilities “hot water for shower”
  • 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
  • Akha traditional massage
  • 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 5 - 6 hours on day 1 and  a further 4-5 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 village 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.
Muang Sing Homestay
Akha lodge-Tourist Homestay in Ban Nam Deat Mai, Muang Sing, Luang Namtha, Laos
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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