Trek Ban Nam Lai Village, Luang Namtha
  • Routing: Luang Namtha - Nam Lai Village - Luang Namtha
  • Grading tour:

    • Jungle trails
    • Akha forest camp
    • Guided by the Akha people
    Day 1: Luang Namtha - Nam Lai Village
    In the morning, we meet at your hotel and take a short drive southward to the start-point of the trek. We then hike through rice paddies and along a forested stream into the mountains of the Nam Ha National Protected Area. On the way we reach Nam Yen Waterfall where we would have a lunch break. From the waterfall, we head up the mountain to the Akha forest camp of Nam Lai. Meet our hosts and settle into the camp’s lodge before wandering around the village experiencing the Akha forest life. We enjoy a home cooked Akha meal before retiring for the evening.

    Transfer: 15 mins
    Trekking: 6 hrs
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Akha forest camp

    Day 2: Nam Lai Village - Luang Namtha
    We get up early before breakfast to go to the hunting site where our Akha guide would show us how he calls wild birds in. If we really want to see the birds, we have to act like a hunter. We return to the camp to enjoy an Akha late breakfast prepared by our Akha guide. After breakfast, we start trekking through jungle until lunch time at a view point where we have a panoramic view of Luang Nam Tha town. Picnic lunch in the jungle.
    After lunch, we climb the last big hill before leaving the forests of the NPA and heading back down to the fields and villages of the lowlanders. Trip finish when we reach your hotel in Luang Namtha.

    Transfer: 15 mins
    Trekking: 7-8 hrs
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Min - Max List Prices ($/person)



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    Departure: Luang Namtha

    Finish: Luang Namtha

    trip notes

    Duration: 2 days, 1 night
    Group size: 08 persons
    Depart from: your hotel in Luang Namtha
    End at: your hotel in Luang Namtha
    When: Year round
    Activities: Trekking 
    Trekking grade: Moderate
    Transportation: Private van
    Accommodation: Forest Lodge 
    Tour guide: English speaking guide & Village guide
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch
    Travel to/from Luang Namtha
    You can travel to/from Luang Namtha by either air or road or boat. Both public and private transportation are available. Please contact our travel consultant for suggestion and quotation. 
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In big towns we will enjoy Laotian cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
    Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.

     Forest Camp
    The forest camps are built with bamboo and wood by the local. Travelers stay in common room with one room for men and another room for women. No private bathroom available and bathing is in nearby stream.

     ATL tour guide
    The tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding adventure tours. They have been carefully trained in their specialized field. They are also fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they have been trained in first-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with them.

     The trekking day
    A typical trekking day starts at about 8.00 am or 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5.00 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.

     What to bring 
    1-2 changes of clothes, sandals for village, good shoes for hiking, sarong for bathing (required for women), mosquito repellent, flashlight, sunscreen/hat, camera, money to purchase handicrafts and extra drinks. Please wear long pants and shirt with sleeves during the trek.

     Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

    Total day

    2-Days 1-Nights


    SightSeeing Trekking Bird Watching

    Group size

    Min: 1 persons

    Max: 8 persons




    • Private transfers by van
    • Forest camp
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • English speaking guide
    • Village guide
    • 01 bottle of water per day
    • Sightseeing fees
    • First-aid kit


    • Visa
    • Hotel in Luang Namtha
    • Air-tickets
    • Transfer to/from Luang Prabang and/or any other cities
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips 
    • Personal expenses