Meals: Local Meal
Depart Luang Namtha by tuk-tuk with provincial, English-speaking guide(s) for the multi-ethnic village of Ban Kok Mee (Sila, Pu Noi, Hmong, Khamu and others), where trekkers meet the village-based guide.
Hike through rubber tree plantations, mountain fields and community forests to the top of Sam Yot Mountain, taking in fantastic views along the way. Overnight in Old Sam Yot Village (Hmong) and enjoy its secluded tranquility.
Meals: Local meal
Delve deep into the thick jungle and dense forests of Sam Yot Mountain, and enjoy a picnic in the woods hosted by the Hmong village guides.
Descend into the fertile valley and rice fields of Nam Talan Village (Khamu and Lanten). Trekkers stay overnight in traditional Khamu accommodation and savor the flavors of Khamu cooking and earthen jar rice wine.
Meals: local meal
Follow the mountain trail under the cool, shaded forest canopy before a picnic with Khamu and Lanten villagers. Arrive at Nam Khon village (Lanten) in the early afternoon, where the journey makes its final overnight stay. Visitors learn about one of Luang Namtha's most unique and least known ethnic groups, the Lanten.
Meals: Local meal
Start the day by partaking in village chores: collecting forest products, feeding livestock and pounding rice. After sharing a meal with the village, we return to Luang Namtha at the southern base of Sam Yawt Mountain.
Accommodation & Food
Level of Difficulty & Safety
Moderate-Difficult: Hiking in the Nam NPA is moderately difficult, with some uphill climbs involved. Trekkers must be in good shape.
What to Bring
Two changes of clothes, sandals for the village, good shoes for hiking, sarong for bathing (required for women), mosquito repellent, flashlight, sunscreen/hat, camera, and money to purchase handicrafts. Please wear long pants and shirt with sleeves during the trek.
Group size is a minimum of four and a maximum of eight persons. For groups smaller than four, please contact the Guide Service Unit to inquire about arrangments.
Mr. Eric Yang
Ban Nong Teng, Vientiane Capital, Laos P.d.r, Vientiane, Laos - 0693A
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