Nam Ha discovery
A one day trek exploring the national park and remote villages
Explore one of Lao’s first national protected areas and learn about the rich biodiversity that makes this area unique
Discover authentic villages of local ethnic minorities and learn about their lives, their culture and their unique products
This tour is perfect for people with limited time but still want to explore the national park and visit some unique villages. A great day of trekking through the changing landscape of Nam Ha national park will take us to a few different villages making unique products and handicrafts.
What Will You Do
We depart from Luang Namtha with a short drive to a small Khmu village where we meet our village guide. We will go uphill to enter the heart of the national park where the terrain flattens out. As we continue through the forest we will walk along a creek and cross a few small streams. We will be shaded by the dense forest canopy, keeping the temperature comfortable cool and the hike enjoyable.
As we hike our experienced local guide will point out interesting plants along the way and explain how these plants are used by local people.
We will enjoy a rustic picnic lunch with traditional Lao food, accompanied by the sounds of bird song and chirping cicadas. After lunch we continue through to open rice paddy fields with some great views. On the way back we can stop in some ethnic villages known for their handicrafts including cotton, silk, basket making, and paper made of bamboo pulp.
Approximately : 30 min transfer & 3-4 hours trekking
What to expect:
This is a somewhat challenging trek as it is mostly uphill and can get muddy and slippery, especially during the rainy season. Specially in dry season, the weather may be hot.
|Departure||Roughly at 9 am from Green Discovery office/ your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 5 pm to Green Discovery office/ your hotel|
|Locations||Luang Nam Tha|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, back pack, insect spray, comfortable clothes, refillable water bottle|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.