OVER THE HILLS & THROUGH THE VILLAGES TOUR
Luang Prabang / Laos
1 DAY OVER THE HILLS & THROUGH THE VILLAGES
August to January (high water season)
Start with a morning transfer 25 minutes out of town to start your adventure. Cross the Nam Khan River by motorboat to the trail-head and begin our day hike through rice paddies and middle canopy. Our first stop will be a Khmu village named Ban Houay Fai where children are likely to greet you with curiosity and smiles and your guide will introduce you to the local life and customs. Continue along the ridges, limestone grottos and rocky slopes stopping for lunch at a Hmong village known as Ban Tinpha from which this trail gets its name. Mountains and valleys offer an opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna. Take in the panoramic view of the jungle and life coexisting in the lush jungle. Weave your way through paddies and countryside. Visit with villagers and learn their way of life in Laos ending in the riverside village, Ban Houay Yen.
Your boat will be waiting to take you down a beautiful a stretch of the Nam Khan with a stop at the Tad Sae Waterfall. Relax and soak in Tad Sae Falls after a day of trekking before returning by boat and vehicle to Luang Prabang.
Total trekking is about 12 km (7.5 mi) taking 4-5 hours through 300-900 m of deciduous forest and farmland.
February to July (low water season)
During the low water season, the itinerary is the same with the exception that the Tad Sae Waterfall can be very low or dry and may be omitted.