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3 Days Trek to Discovery Akha in Muang Sing (ID: MS-TK-11)
 
Start-Finish: Muang Sing town
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Departure: 9:00 AM Daily
Difficulty: Moderate, short hill climbs and descents walks up and down of hills
 
Trip Overview
Trek through the Jungle forest of Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site (Nam Ha NPA), hidden of waterfall, excellent Landscape of mountains, explore different of Akha ethnic villages along the trail, overnight in the Eco-lodge at Akha villages, experience Akha lifestyle, Akha massage, Akha culture and traditional performance, visit other hill tribes they are Tai Lue and Lolo villages.
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Nam Ha NPA-Nam Deat Mai. Approx. 4-5 hours
Start from our office by Tuk Tuk direct to the south of Nam Ha NPA on the road No. 17B Muang Sing-Luang Namtha around 17 km, where higher mountain cover by jungle forest, many different species of birds and elephant habitat. Walk up to the mountain Nam Ha NPA to see different type of forest as bamboo, wild banana to visit beautiful waterfall. A lunch will be eaten at the waterfall, after lunch leave from the waterfall pass through the old forest, agricultural fields, visit Ban Nam Deat Mai, where we get an overnight stay. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the Akha People.
 
Day 2: Nam Deat Mai-Ban Pha Yha Luang (Akha Village). Approx. 4-5 hours
Enjoy daily life of Akha in the early morning, after breakfast at the Eco-lodge, continue walk though agriculture field and conservation forest of villages to see different colorful of ethnic groups such as: Yao and Tai Lue, lunch will provide on the trail. You will arrive Ban Pha Yha Luang around 04:00 PM, where we stay overnight for the second day. While waiting for dinner visit the villages walk around and meet the people, learn about Akha traditional, Akha architecture. After dinner you will receive Akha performance their culture & a massage which is traditionally given to the guests staying overnight in the village.
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Day 3: Ban Pha Yha Luang-Muang Sing Town. Approx. 3-4 hours
After breakfast at the Eco-lodge, again walk to visit other minority groups in different villages as Akha, Tai Lue and Lolo, all local people in the villages they are very friendly, the tour will finish when get the Tuk Tuk back to Muang Sing around 4:00 PM.
 
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)
  • Both of nights stay at Akha Eco-lodges, they are traditional minority house with outside toilet & shower facilities
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied
  • Meals-Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2, Breakfast x2
  • Akha traditional massage
  • 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 the tour is best suited to trekkers in sound physical condition. Expect to walk 5 - 6 hours on day 1 and day 2, 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:
For the 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.
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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