TOURCODE 61358 (NKTNL-1) Description
Nong Khiaw is renowned for its remote and stunning mountainous landscape. This is a one-day trekking tour through some of the most stunning mountains in the area. Start your tour with a majestic boat ride up the Nam Ou River We’ll visit a traditional mixed Khmu, Lao Leum and Hmong village known for its handicrafts and you’ll have a chance to see an active clay school built by Tiger Trail and volunteers. End your day with a Tuk Tuk ride back to the small town of Nong Khiaw.
Day 01 Jungle Trek, Cultural Village, and Boat on the Nam Ou River in Nong Khiaw (L)
Meet your guide early morning and drive to the trailhead just outside of Nong Khiaw. The first leg of this tour is a 40 minute boat ride up the Nam Ou river through a valley surrounded by mountains to a village well known for their traditional handicrafts. 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.
Depart the village on a trail heading straight into a mountain pass. This is one of the most beautiful trails in the area taking you through old-growth bamboo forests and stunning jungle. The trail is medium difficulty and you’ll want to be sure to bring a good pair of hiking boots. This leg of the trail is about 4 hours trekking under normal conditions and well worth the hike.
At the end of the trail we’ll arrive at a riverside village where we can explore and see some unusual and interesting farms before taking a Tuk Tuk back to Nong Khiaw.
Note: Lunch will be enjoyed either in the village or jungle depending on timing and customer preference.
About the Clay School:
The clay school was built by 54 international volunteers who traveled to Laos in 2011, and local community members of Na Luang. The structure is made of clay (only the floor and columns are made of cement for structural purposes) from the ground on which the school was built, and the exterior was painted white to abide by local law. The clay school replaced the original bamboo and wooden school that was in disrepair, and now provides a better learning environment for the local school children of Na Luang village. Books, pencils, desks and other school materials were graciously donated by travelers and volunteers.
Tiger Trail can arrange a visit to the school during your tour, but please note that the visit depends on the availability of the village leader and the school teachers. We do not want to disrupt classes (if your visit is during the school year).
Included Travel Services
- English speaking guide
- Local trail fees
Not Included Travel Services
- Specialty Drinks
Good hiking shoes are recommended for this tour as the trail is somewhat technical.
Bring weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, camera, poncho if raining.