TOURCODE 61588 (NKTNL-2) Description
Nong Khiaw is famous for its remote, stunning jungle and mountain landscape along the Nam Ou River. This tour will take you to a beautiful village for an overnight cultural immersion homestay and hiking on some of the best trails in the area. On the second day after a great trek and visit to the refreshing Tadmok waterfall, return to Nong Khiaw on a boat ride down the Nam Ou River.
Day 01 Naaluang Trek - Nong Khiaw Jungle Trek (L/D)
After a short ride, we start walking small paths past rice paddies and through preserved forest with huge trees and great views and sneaking between high-rising mountains. Colorful rice fields (seasonal) and gardens guide our way through this amazing scenery. We enjoy lunch in the jungle setting and make stops along the way.
Trekking is 5-6 hours medium to difficult depending on conditions. The first day of this tour will lead us to a perfectly preserved Lao-style village, still living traditionally. You will see traditional houses, farmland, and jungle covered hills. Your guide will give you an introduction to the local traditions, the Lao lowland style of weaving and other activities. A walk around the village can tell you many stories and shows you the difference between the ethnic groups. Explore the village with your guide and you might have a chance to see kids in session at the Tiger Trail built Clay School operational since 2011.
We then prepare ourselves for an overnight stay in this remote village and enjoy the local “cuisine”. Take your time to explore the place by yourself in the evening or just play with the children.
Day 02 Jungle Trek, Waterfall, and Nam Ou Cruise (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast before departing the village by local trail to the Nam Ou River on one of the most spectacular routes in the area taking you through a canyon pass with mountains rising on both sides. Enjoy the picturesque and refreshing Tadmok waterfall and visit a Khmu village nestled on the banks of the Nam Ou River and see its gardens. Along the way we serve another Lao style lunch before we return to Nong Khiaw by boat. Enjoy the sceneries!!
Day 1 is 8.5 km, medium-level trekking normally taking about 6 hours.
Day 2 is 7 km, medium-level hiking normally taking about 5.5 hours
Trail conditions become more challenging and times longer when wet.
Included Travel Services
- All land and water transfers
- Village fees
- Food as indicated in the itinerary
- English speaking local Lao guide
Not Included Travel Services
- Specialty Drinks
Bring your adventure gear including trekking shoes, sandals, towel and sun protection. You will follow covered trails, little streams, and open land. We provide water, food (4 Lao style meals)