Luang Prabang Hill Tribe Trek Tour
This two days adventure offers you great landscapes and a good interaction with local rural village life. The trek follows the slopes and hills of a huge mountain range along trails used by the locals and leads you through Khmu and Hmong villages. Get to meet the local people, share their life and get to know the real Lao countryside. As you walk through this area, you help the communities with your contributions. The tour also includes a visit to the Tad Sae waterfalls (seasonal).
Tour Duration: 2 days/ 1 night
Tour Route: Luang Prabang – Hmong & Khmu Hill Tribes - Tad Sae waterfalls – Luang Prabang
Starts: Luang Prabang
Ends: Luang Prabang
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Travel time: The best time to travel from August to January.
Note: Tad Sae Waterfall can be low or even dry approximately February to July and may be omitted.
Day 01: Trekking the longhut trail and khmu homestay (L/D)
Day 02: Trekking the thinpa trail and tad sae waterfall (B/L)
The Longhut trail is one of the most spectacular trails in the area, situated on the foothills of the steep jungle-covered mountain on one side and a spectacular view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River at the other side.
This tour starts with a 30-minutes drive to our camp on the banks of the Nam Khan River, where you cross by boat and begin your ascent into the mountains. The trail is an invigorating and sometimes technical difficult hike, taking you through canyons, remote villages and small lakes. The full day hike spans 13 Km, normally taking 6 hrs, breaks included. Under wet conditions, the hiking can be 7-8 hours and is rated as medium to difficult. Always well worth the challenging hike.
You’ll arrive at the Khmu village late in the evening at an authentic cultural homestay and a well-earned meal will be prepared by your guide. Enjoy exploring the village with your guide, have a drink with the locals if you like, or enjoy this incredible night deep in the mountains, living for a night as the mountain tribes have for ages before.
Enjoy breakfast and set out for 1.5- to 2-hour trek through the rice fields and forests. Then you make your way up the hillside to a Hmong village "Ban Tinpha", a wonderful place where you will enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Afterwards, we continue the trek downhill to a village along the river "Ban Houay Yen", where we board a local boat for a relaxing trip on the Nam Khan to the Tad Sae waterfalls (seasonal).
Lunch will either be served at the village before the boat ride or at the waterfall, whatever you prefer. If you want to cool off after all this trekking, you can swim in the pools at the base of the falls or relax in the shade. Before heading back to the town of Luang Prabang, you will take the local boat to our camp and then drive back to the town.
Price Includes, Price Excludes
What is included?
- Transportation to trek start point 8:30 a.m.
- Very well experienced local English speaking guide
- Local village guide
- Lao Loum, Lao Theung, and Sung village encounter
- Local river boat services
- Food in local village, fruit, drinking water
- Village fund contributions
- Entrance fees, local permission, taxes