Luang Prabang and Hill Tribes Trek

Day 1, Luang Prabang Arrival

Transfer to your hotel after customs by your guide. A short city tour is followed by a visit to the handicraft center where display of textiles, tools and artifacts provides insight into the diverse hill tribes of Laos. This evening a special welcoming treat waits as you are greeted in Luang Prabang with a traditional Baci ceremony. Receive blessings of good luck as the locals wrap bracelets around your wrists and recite traditional chants. Dinner at a local Sindat restaurant. This is a Lao style barbeque which is very popular with the locals. (Dinner). Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2, Luang Prabang - Ban Huay Lo - Ban Mok Chung (5 hours trek)

After breakfast, depart for Khmu village of Ban Huay Lo along Highway 13. Along the way visit the Hmong and Khmu hill tribe villages. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner). Overnight in Ban Mok Chung

Day 3, Ban Mok Chung - Ban Nasavang - Ban Houay Kok (6 hours trek)

akha-childrenToday, the hike continues through a mountainous forest on the western slope of the valley of Nam Ou. This trail will take you through a beautiful bamboo forest in the middle of beautiful karst mountain landscapes. Lunch will be provided by the villagers of Ban Nasavang. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner). Overnight home stay in Ban Houay Kok.

Day 4, Ban Houay Kok - Huaykha - Ban Pak Chaek (5 hours trek)

After breakfast with your hosts, continue trekking to the Khmu village of Huay Kha. Your steps will lead you to the waterfalls Tad Tad & Noi Ngai. These falls a great place to relax and unwind in nature. Enjoy lunch by falls. The trek ends in the late afternoon on the banks of the Nam Ou in the village of Ban Pak Chaek where you will spend the night. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner). Overnight in Ban Pak Chaek

Day 5, Ban Pak Chaek - Huay Thoum - Yha Nang (5 hours trek)

north-nong-khiaw-surroundingsThis morning cross the Nam Ou River with a fishing boat before continuing our journey towards the village Lao Leu. You will follow beautiful landscape that runs through rice fields to the villages of Huay Thuorm & Yha Nang which are inhabited by ethnic Khmu. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner). Overnight in Yha Nang

Day 6, Ban Yha Nang - Pha Pon - Hat Huay - Luang Prabang (6 hours trek)

Today, your steps will lead you in an area that is home to many people from the Hmong ethnic group. You may also have the opportunity to see people looking for gold at the foot of Pha Phon, the "GoldMountain". You will climb the "GoldMountain" and feast on picnic lunch before a stunning panoramic view.

Continue walking towards the village of Hat Huay before returning to Luang Prabang.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner). Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Kuang Si

kuang-si-waterfalls-laosIn the morning travel by boat upstream for about 2 hours to the famous Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the caves are filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues donated by local pilgrims. Return to Luang Prabang by boat, visiting Ban Xang Hay, a village which specializes in making traditional rice-wine. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Kuang Si Waterfall, south west of Luang Prabang (32km).

For the adventurous, it is possible to walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views await you at the top.Transfer back to your hotel in Luang Prabang. (Breakfast / Lunch). Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8, Luang Prabang - Temple Tour

After breakfast, explore some of Luang Prabang's most important temples. Start with Wat Visoun, continue your visit to Wat That, where the ashes of the last King of Laos, King Sisavang Vong, are interred inside the large central stupa. This afternoon, visit the former RoyalPalace, now the NationalMuseum, where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. Finish this afternoon's tour by climbing the 328 steps to the top of MountPhousi. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside before descending to the evening hill tribe market. (Breakfast). Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 9, Luang Prabang - Free Day

Today is free at your leisure to relax in the beautiful historical town of Luang Prabang. (Breakfast). Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 10, Luang Prabang Departure

Departure after breakfast.