TOURCODE 64620 (NKT-3AM / BM) Description
Nong Khiaw is about 3 hours outside Luang Prabang and is famous for its stunning mountainous landscape. This is one of the best remote trekking and homestay tours in the area. Hike up a long and cascading waterfall, through rich jungle, across rice fields, and to mountain peaks with stunning vast views over mountaintops. You’ll spend two nights in unforgettable homestays experiencing the way of life of the Hmong people.
Join-in tours starting from $ 300.00
Day 01 Waterfall and Mountain trek to Hmong Village Homestay (L,D)
Meet your guide in Nong Khiaw before driving 40 minutes to a small village. We’ll begin with a walk along a simple countryside road to the trailhead of the waterfall.
Enter the jungle at the base of the waterfall and hike up and through a lush green paradise of huge trees, moss covered rocks, and ferns. At the top of the waterfall the trail levels out and crosses rice paddies until we reach the remote Hmong village. Total trekking is medium difficulty 7 km taking about 3-4 hours.
The village is large with lots to explore and see. We’ll enjoy a local style dinner. Take your time to explore the place by yourself and with your guide. You’ll find your hosts warm and welcoming during this village homestay.
Day 02 Jungle Trek to a Mountainside Homestay (B,L,D)
Wake to breakfast prepared by your guide and begin the second day of trekking. Traverse 11 km of valley and mountains today and end in a remote village on a mountainside. We’ll overnight with a warm and welcoming family in the lower part of the village. At your leisure, hike up to the upper part of the village on the mountain for spectacular views over countless mountain peaks.
Day 03 Descent from the Mountains and Return to Nong Khiaw Town (B,L)
There are two trails you can choose from on the last day. The first is a shorter trail and is coded NKT-3AM:
Today we hike from the mountain tops down to a village in the valley where we are picked up for return to Nong Khiaw. In the morning hours, the view is particularly stunning and we’ll pass through particularly beautiful jungle followed by a valley of rice paddies until we reach the village near the Nam Ou River. Total hiking time is about 2.5-3 hours covering 7 km.
Transfer by vehicle to about 15 minutes to Nong Khiaw town. You'll be back early afternoon in time to relax and explore Nong Khiaw.
The second and longer trail option is coded NKT-3BM:
This trail takes you from mountain tops to the Nam Ou River to transfer finally by boat 25 minutes to Nong Khiaw. The trail is medium to difficult (if wet) covering 11 kilometers and normally taking about 6 hours.
Note: Be sure to bring good hiking shoes as the trails can be slippery with rain. Trail conditions and hiking times can increase if there is rain.
This tour starts and ends in Nong Khiaw which is about 3 hours outside of Luang Prabang. Transfer to and from Nong Khiaw can be included in this tour at additional cost. Ask your sales staff for details.
Included Travel Services
- Knowledgeable, local English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Local Taxes
- Village fees
Not Included Travel Services
- Any specialty drinks
- Travel insurance
- Hat & sunglasses
- Fully charged batteries and camera
- Sun block & mosquito repellant
- Trekking sandals and/or athletic shoes
- Rain gear (in season, check weather!)
- Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, personal items
- Small backpack to carry water and other belongings
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
- Change of clothes
- Small amount of money for beer/soft drinks/tips/souvenirs/etc.
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Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.