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  • Laos is not just a pristine beauty; secluded from the hectic township offering leisure holidays. It is an ideal destination for adventure sports too. And trekking in Laos is one of the prominent options providing excellent holidaying for visitors. Beautiful spread greenery, rice fields and exotic mountains add to the beauty.

    Trekking in Luang Namtha province on Ban Nalan Trek, tourists can enjoy trekking with a guide that explains it all. The cost of trekking depends on the length to be measured. The rustic beauty of the surroundings adds to exotic trekking experience.

    An exotic day trekking option to be enjoyed within ethnic towns and lush green environs, it is a wonderful trekking trail that allows visitors to revel in scintillating atmosphere. One can trek through Luang Namtha and forested foothills. In fact, the trekking stretch extends to Ban Don Kone, Ban Nam Hoi, Ban Piang Nam and Ban Nam Ngean.  

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  • 01Ban Nalan Trek

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    The Ban Nalan trail is a two day trekking background. In consistence with commonplace laws, trekking in Luang Namtha Province may just be embraced with a guaranteed guide. The trekking can be masterminded at the Luang Nam Tha Tourist office, at N21 00.180 E101 24.592. Costs rely on upon the measure of individuals on the trek. On your trek you will be driven by ensured guides. Prepared as a component of the Nam Ha Ecotourism Project, these men and ladies are local people, with information of and admiration for the common and social elements of the Luang Namtha region and the Nam Ha National Protected Area.

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    Highlights – Ban Nalan is embedded in community-based tourism (CBT) lore. Early in the millennium, a New Zealand-funded UNESCO team guided a handful of trekkers along a trail to the village

    Location – Asian Highway 3, Laos
  • 02Piang Ngam Trek

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    Head off on a simple day-trek that stops at intersting ethnic towns, and watch their lifestyle and fluctuated customary practices. Overnight stays in Piang Ngam are accessible Trek through rice fields of Luang Namtha and into the forested foothills past amid a sensibly tender day's walk. The trail goes through the towns of Ban Don Kone, Ban Nam Hoi, Ban Piang Ngam and Ban Nam Ngean.

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     Find out about the ways of life of these distinctive groups, and watch conventional agrarian practices, group woodland use, sericulture and silk weaving and in addition the refining of Lao (rice bourbon). Appreciate an ordinary nearby lunch with villagers in Ban Piang Ngam. The trek closes with a visit to Ban Nam Ngean and the remaining parts of That Poum Pouk stupa before trekkers are met by a tuk-tuk and come back to Luang Namtha.

    Location – laos
  • 03Piang Ngam Trek

    Piang Ngam TrekSend Enquiry
    Image Credit :  Prince Roy
    Head off on a simple day-trek that stops at intersting ethnic towns, and watch their lifestyle and fluctuated customary practices. Overnight stays in Piang Ngam are accessible Trek through rice fields of Luang Namtha and into the forested foothills past amid a sensibly tender day's walk. The trail goes through the towns of Ban Don Kone, Ban Nam Hoi, Ban Piang Ngam and Ban Nam Ngean.

    Image Credits : Mais où est Davy



     Find out about the ways of life of these distinctive groups, and watch conventional agrarian practices, group woodland use, sericulture and silk weaving and in addition the refining of Lao (rice bourbon). Appreciate an ordinary nearby lunch with villagers in Ban Piang Ngam. The trek closes with a visit to Ban Nam Ngean and the remaining parts of That Poum Pouk stupa before trekkers are met by a tuk-tuk and come back to Luang Namtha.

    Location – laos
  • 04Kwang Si Waterfall Walk (Long Lao Trek)

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    Take this awesome 4-to 5-hour elective strolling course to Kwang Si Waterfall, and trek to Hmong and Khamu towns, green woodlands and peaks before landing at the falls. Town aides are accessible to improve the experience by explaing the characteristic and social destinations along the way. Withdraw Luang Prabang in mid-morning for a 30-minute drive to Ban Nong Heo, a Khamu town where the town guide joins the gathering to lead the trek. Climb through group timberlands and cultivating fields for 1.5 hours to Ban Long Lao, a Hmong town, to rest and appreciate a family-style Lao lunch arranged by the villagers. Drop from the slopes to a characteristic spring for a brief rest and evening swim.

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    Highlights – Family style Lao meal. Typical meal includes chicken, soup, sticky rice, vegetables and chili. Vegetarian food is available upon request.

    Location – Luang Prabang
  • 05Khamu & Lahu Trek (Nam Pa Man)

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    Meander the trails around Vieng Phoukha with a nearby guide and find out about the plants and natural life in the backwoods on this 2-day trek with an overnight stay in a Lahu lodge. Leave the Eco-Guide Service Office at 8:30 by get or tuk for Ban Pa Daeng, a customary town of the Khmu Yuan and Khmu Kwaen, where the principal town based aide joins the gathering. While crossing a holy timberland, the aides clarify the restorative plants and other conventional employments of the backwoods and point out wild creature tracks. Touch base at a goliath strangler fig tree for a break before proceeding with the trip to a limestone bluff for a Lao-style excursion lunch.


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    Highlights – Local meals prepared by villagers, water, local guide from town, village guide, accommodation, forest conservation permit, transport, and local taxes

    Location – Khmu Yuan

Trekking in Laos

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About the Activity:Join this one day trip for enjoying kayaking as well as trekking in Nam Au river. Find adventure through out the trip with the accompaniment of a soothing river.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, then go up to the north where the Kayak starting point is located and listen to the instruction from the guide's mouth before you set out for paddling.Start paddling through the river, pass the Eagle limestone at the mount of Ou river to Mekong river and it is facing the famous Buddha cave.Enjoy your lunch aftermath on the banks of Mekong river and then explore the lower
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About the Activity:Have fun unlimited with this 2 day trekking to see the Golden mountain range in Pha Pon and it is a moderate trek.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM for travelling to the starting point of your trek at Ban Pak Chaek.Cross the Ou river by a fishing boat and walk past Pak Chaek to the Lao Leu village. Also you will pass through some rice fields, beautiful landscape to arrive at Huay Thuom and Yha Nang villages which are inhabited by the Khmu ethnic minority.Explore the villages aftermath, explore to know more about their cultural differences and tradition. Sleep in a
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About the Activity:If you are looking for a real time adventure in rivers, head out to partake in a kayaking trip on Nam Khan river in Laos.This one day trip consists of trekking and kayaking. Start your trip from Luang Prabang at 09:00 AM and get driven to the starting point at Ban Mout village.After getting a detailed instruction from the guide start paddling through the river, enjoy the beautiful scenery and see some villages of minorities on the banks of Nam Khan river and finally after a ine and a half hour long kayaking you will reach Tad Sae waterfall.Enjoy your lunch before you get to e
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Attractions

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Waterfalls Of The Bolaven Plateus

Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos is popular for its incredible landscape, ethnic towns and unexplored corners. It's presumably best known for being home to some of Southeast Asia's most awesome waterfalls including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao (otherwise known as Taat Fang). The level's rise goes around from 1,000 to 1,350 meters above ocean level and here the climate all in all is milder than whatever is left of the nation, getting cool, particularly during the evening. Its ripe fields permit ranchers to deliver a portion of the best tea and espresso in the nation (espresso remains Laos' greatest horticultural fare.) Tourism has ended up another critical wellspring of wage for local people as the territory has practically boundless trekking and daytrip opportunities.



Highlights – Southern Laos by scooter, Ban Saphai, Tad Fane, Tad Yuang Gneuang, Uttayan Bajiang.

Location - Southern Laos
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Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai (likewise Vieng Xay, Vieng Sai) is a region and town in Hua Phan Province. The town is situated on Route 6, 30 Km from Sam Neua (Province capital) and 55 km from the Vietnam/Laos outskirt in Na Meo. The greatest fascination of the town are the caverns. The previous Pathet Lao central command of Vieng Xai sit in a striking valley of prolific slopes and limestone bluffs loaded with caverns, a few of which were utilized to shield the Pathet Lao officers amid the second indo-china war. Amid the 1960s, political improvements in Laos were compelling later on of this entire locale. The United States trusted that Laos was urgent in the counteractive action of comrade extension, so this little nation got to be made up for lost time in the contention between the US and the north Vietnamese.



Highlights – Vieng Xai Caves visitor centre

Location - Laos
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Black Stupa (That Dam)

That Dam, or black stupa, is located on a quiet roundabout not far from Talat Sao (the morning market) and the American Embassy. That in Laotian refers to an inverted bell shape (or unopened lotus flower) structure that usually contains relics of the Buddha. Legend has it that a seven-headed water serpent – a ‘Naga’ lived here to protect the stupa that was once covered in pure gold.

During the Siamese-Laotian war in the 1820s, the gold was pillaged and taken to Siam, now Thailand, leaving the legacy that is the black stupa today. Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.



Highlights
: Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.

Location
: Chantha Khoumane Road, Vientiane
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Patuxai Victory Monument

With its crenellated upper level topped with five ornate towers in the traditional Laos style, the Patuxai Victory Monument cuts a distinctive figure on the Vientiane skyline. It forms the centre piece of Patuxai Park, and is dedicated to the Laos who were killed in the fight to gain independence from France, as well as from the nation’s earlier occupiers, Siam and Japan.

 

Highlights
: Patuxai was built between 1957 and 1968 using funds from the U.S. government.

Opening Hours
: From 08:00 to 16:30 on Mondays to Fridays, and 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Location
: Patuxai is situated at the far end of Thanon Lane Xang in the government and diplomatic district. The monument sits on the large ‘island’ formed where the avenue splits into two, opposite the Ministry of Justice to the south and the Prime Minister’s office to the north.
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Mekong River boat trip

At 4,350 km, River Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia. The Lower Mekong forms a part of the border of Burma (Myanmar) and Laos, and of Laos and Thailand. Two typical journeys along the Mekong areA Three-day cruisethat begins at theSiem Reap, covering Chnok Trou (the floating village), the Kampong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralech, the Koh Chen and finishes at the Phnom Penh. Low water at Tonle Sap Lake can alter this itinerary.



A Seven-day cruisefromthe Siem Reap, a cruise covering the Chnok Tru, the Kompong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralach, the Phnom Penh, the Koh Dek Chau, Chau Doc, the Vinh Long, the Cai Be, the My Theo and finishes at the Ho Chi Minh City. Most river ships on the Mekong have been built recently, and artful replicas of the “colonial” river steamers have been done, accommodating less than a hundred passengers. The cabins, in general, are quite comfortable and practical though recent additions include luxurious options.
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Morning Market

Vientiane Talaat Sao, the morning market is widely known for offering a wonderful selection of the local offerings, mostly of fabric-based stuff. The stalls and shops stay open from early till about 17:00. The indoor market, older and newer malls have been fused together to make Talaat Sao the favored shopping centre for both the locals and the visitors. Mostly the indoor mall keeps featuring household appliances, the knock-off electronics and watches. A few vendors sell delicious Lao ice cream sundaes with yummy coconut ice-cream, nuts, jelly sweets and sticky rice. For buying a sinh, traditional Lao skirt, and endless choices of fabrics are available. Silk scarves, wooden boxes, carvings and bowls are scattered over shops.



 There are shops selling snakes in trinkets and Lao whiskey. Lao herbal remedies are sold. The older mall, opposite of the bus station is of three storeys selling Western as well as Lao clothing alongside electronic goods. Those desperate for parts for a phone, laptops or cameras, find this the ideal place to visit. If one has been looking for traditional styles, the Lao Cotton keeps quality stuff, so does few other shops. The newer mall attempts to raise the standards, and thus features high-end cosmetics, accessories, gold traders and better electronics.
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Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng (additionally Vang Viang) is a riverside town in Central Laos. The town hosts been known as a get-together destination for quite a long time, and whilst regardless this remaining parts more open air situated exercises are currently accessible, for example, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, giving in, swimming and shake climbing. Vang Vieng is on Highway #13 in the middle of Vientiane and Luang Prabang - by transport (street and transport conditions allowing) around 6-8 hrs from Luang Prabang, around 3-4 hr from Vientiane. Thruway #13 is a two-path street in genuinely great condition with the exception of a couple knocks nearer to the urban communities, nothing to stress over. The street between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang is rocky and brags astounding view and also beneficial looks of Lao town life.



Highlights – Tubing, Lao-style steam sauna, Kayaking the river, High swings

Location - Central Laos

Best time to visit: All around the year

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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang is highly popular for these limestone caves located near river Mekong. The Pak Oh Caves have been known as a place of worship over a thousand years. Near the Pak Ou (mouth of River Ou) the Tham Ting or the lower cave and the Tham Theung, or the upper cave overlook River Mekong, 25 km to north of Luang Prabang, Laos. This group of two caves on the west of Mekong, about two hours upstream from centre of Luang Prabang have become pretty well known to tourists.



These caves are mainly noted for the miniature Buddha sculptures. Innumerous small and damaged wooden Buddhist figures have been laid out on the wall shelves taking positions, including that of peace, rain, meditation, teaching, and reclining (or nirvana). One can reach the Pak Ou caves by boat. The trip takes about 2 hours upstream from the Luang Prabang with a magnificent scenery along River Mekong and the limestone mountains. The way back downstream consumes over an hour. One may alternatively go by a tuk tuk, cab or minivan to the Ban Pak Ou village that’s opposite of caves on the other side of the river.
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Wat Phu

Wat Pa Phu Kon is a ranger service protection in Na Yung woodland and Num Chom backwoods Bankong(sub-locale) ,Na Yung (area), Udonthani(province). This sanctuary was worked by Puttaborrisatsee (the buddhist) so as to helps advantage to remember nature and woods which was obliterated in 1984. It moderates backwoods, creature and upstream for quite a while. Wat Pa Phu Kon is a tranquil spot and suitable for routine of Meditation Buddhist. The Buddha statue in the sanctuary made of marble, the outside outline is like configuration in Rattanagshi period. Inside the sanctuary has an anecdote about Buddha, spoke to by divider painting. This divider painting indicates story of ten resurrections of Buddha, and each of incarnation speak to activity of Buddha; for instance, industriousness and benevolence which prompt the following incarnation as an understood Buddha.



Highlights – Middle Level, Upper Level, Lower Level, Prasat

Location - In Pakse, the main city of Champasack Province in southwestern Laos.

Opening Hours: All year round

Best time to visit: November to March
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Tham Kong Lo

Tham Kong Lo is one of focal Laos', if not the country's, most striking highlights. An adventure into this mysterious underworld resemble a voyage into haziness itself; with 7km of winding waterway, scaling little rapids as it goes through the house of God high limestone hole. A segment of Kong Lo has now been climatically lit, permitting you a more noteworthy look at this epic scene; your longtail docks in a rough delta to permit you to investigate a stalactite wood of frequenting columns and growing stalagmites. Your creative energy will be in overdrive as the vessel takes you facilitate into the bat-dark obscurity – you may compare it to Middle Earth (the lights of different water crafts like Gollum's eyes gulped in the misery) or the Greek Underworld of Hades. Whichever way you won't ever overlook it.



Highlights – Konglor Cave, The Loop, The Town, Tha Falang.

Location - Laos

Best time to visit: November to April
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Whiskey Village (Ban Xang Hai)

Ban Xang Hai or Whisky Village is a tiny village located near the Mekong River. It draws visitors with its special strong whisky produced from rice which is sometimes fermented and sold in bottles. Lao-Lao comprises an integral part of the Lao culture. It is used during ceremonies for blessing and tourists are often offered a shot of firewater (or large glass) when on a village visit. Home to only a few people, this ancient settlement, offers the locals and the travellers’ handcrafted hooch.



Pulling up in a boat, along a shore and sipping from bamboo straws and learning about the whole fermentation procedure is a good idea. Visitors get the opportunity of buying this alcoholic creation, but those preferring water instead of whisky can watch locals weave Lao silk or go on a spree to buy locally made paper and fabrics. The only negative aspect about Ban Xang Hai is that jars of Lao-Lao may contain wildlife. A visit to the Whisky Village is often followed by a trip to the Pak Ou Caves since these two popular spots are located beside one another on Mekong River.
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Wat Ho Phra Kaew

Vientiane boasts several beautiful temples or wats, but one of the most impressive and interesting of them is Wat Ho Phra Keo. It was originally constructed in 1565 as the Lao royal family’s personal chapel, and as a home for the Emerald Buddha after it was snatched from northern Siam (Thailand). This sacred jade statue was reclaimed by the Siamese in 1778 and now sits in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.



 Highlights
– The interior of the temple is now a museum that houses many Lao treasures such as a gilded throne, Khmer Buddhist stone tablets, wooden carvings, bronze frog drums and palm-leaf manuscripts.

Opening Hours
: The temple is open from 08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 every day.

Location
: Wat Ho Phra Keo is situated on the corner of Thanon Setthathilath and Thanon Mahosot. It is next to the Presidential Palace and across the road from Wat Si Saket. Mahosot Hospital is on the opposite side of Thanon Mahosot.
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Lao Textile Museum

Underneath the raised house there are old looms and antique spinners that you would not find in use anywhere today. Upstairs, textiles are hung on the walls or are simply stacked in cupboards. The collection has some stunning pieces, with several made by different ethnic minority groups. Unfortunately, the textiles don’t have proper storage or display conditions and many of them are deteriorating.

There is also a studio where they produce silk pieces for their shop and a glossy cultural education centre with professional displays on natural dyes and indigo pots (clearly there has been NGO funding and involvement). The educational centre is largely used as a showroom for large tour groups and it isn’t an active, working, living craft centre you can just drop in on.



Highlights
– The museum also offers Lao cooking classes, although these didn't yet appear to be up and running during our visit, and on Saturdays, lessons on traditional Lao mus

Location
– Vientiane , Laos

Prices
: Admission 30,000K

Opening Hours
: 10am to 4pm
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Kuang Sii Waterfalls

The Kuang Si Falls spelled also as Kuang Xi or called Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is basically a three tier waterfall 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The falls start in shallow pools from a steep hillside leading to the main fall with 60 meters cascade. The water gets collected in many a turquoise blue pool as it flows downstream. The Cascades resulting are quite typical of the travertine waterfalls.



One can make way to the waterfalls on a hired motorcycle with some scenic village en-route or book a tour. Many opt for an unusual alternative and hire a boat and ride down River Mekong before catching yet another boat for the short hop across to these falls.
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Bamboo Bridge

For the construction of any kind, the most important requirement is the use of the bamboo. These products are available are made with the help of the most dependable and versatile building material. Bamboo is considered to be a very fast growing plant that survives itself in different climates and situation. It can be available in a climate that is stretched across the globe from that of North Australia to that of the eastern side of Asia.



 This may include regions such as India and parts of the USA and other European countries. The structure becomes so strong that it becomes hard, and it looks beautiful and has a fine finish. In parts of the world especially in the climates of the tropical region, there are forests to grow huge bamboos that are used for construction. The method of construction with the help of bamboo is used for making industry and is becoming dependent on other alternative methods by using renewable items.
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UXO Laos Visitor Center

Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) operates in the nine most impacted provinces all over the nation. UXO Lao makes way for land for agricultural and community related purposes (e.g. hospitals, schools, temples and water supply) along with developmental activities. UXO Laos Visitor Center is basically a permanent but small exhibition in Luang Prabang, which depicts the problems of UXO affecting Laos and efforts to clean affected areas.UXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor center is situated within a government building on Bounkhong Road. UXO Laos visitors’ center usually stays Open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and in the evenings from 13:00 to 16:00 .



There is no entrance fee or to the exhibition. ThisUXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor centre is exhibits with just 2rooms the different kinds of unexploited munitions (UXO), along with series of illustrations with appropriate data related to various wars that previously affected the country, the impact on civilian population and tasks of decontamination and cleaning are also exposed.

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