Northern Ethnic Minorities Trek
Trek through the jungle to discover the remote ethnic minorities
See the different faces of Laos as we trek past rice paddies and farms and immerse yourselves deep into the ancient jungle.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of Lao’s ethnic minorities as we learn about the Hmong and Khmu people who have inhabited these mountains for generations
Discover genuine Lao hospitality as you stay with a host family in their home and experience life in an authentic Lao village
Two days of trekking through the jungle, visiting remote villages, stopping at hidden waterfalls and staying in a rural homestay. This two days of trekking is for active people who love getting into nature and want to explore the hidden side of Laos.
What Will You Do
Day 1: The uncharted Luang Prabang
We start our trek north of Luang Prabang, in the Khmu-village of Ban Huay Lo. The trail passes through rice paddies, before entering the forest and passing waterfalls. On the way, we visit the Hmong village of Pha Phuang where we have a local lunch. After lunch, we continue trekking through the mountains until we reach the top where we will stay, in a village shared by Khmu and Hmong minorities. You will learn more about these two cultures from the local villagers who will be our hosts for the homestay tonight.
Approximately: 1 hour transfer & 5-6 hours trekking
Day 2: Discovering the tradition northern flaver
Today, we trek further into the rugged and densely forested mountains west of the Nam Ou valley. A trail leads us through remote and beautiful bamboo forest and limestone scenery. Lunch is served in a Khmu village. After lunch, we continue trekking by following a local trail. On the way we will stop at a scenic stream, a perfect place to relax. We continue trekking until we reach a small village where the vehicle is waiting to take us back to Luang Prabang.
Approximately: 5 hours trekking & 1 hour transfer
What to expect:
Expect rustic accommodation in the village. The washing facilities are very basic and not very private.
|Departure||Roughly at 8:30 am from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 5 pm to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|What to bring||Comfortable clothes for Trekking,Comfortable trekking shoes, Some warm clothes for night time in the village, A rain jacket/coat ,Refillable water bottle, Personal toiletries, Insect repellent, Swimming clothes (please note that rural villages are very conservative and women will need to swim and bathe in a sarong) Towel|
|What is included||Meals, accommodation, English speaking guide, drinking water, travel permits|
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.