The 5-day hiker’s choice adventure is for those trekkers who are fit enough to stay camping several nights in the dense jungle. This is a real challenging expedition exploring the wild jungle, facing wilderness survival activities conducted by our jungle experienced guides. This hiker’s choice tour will allow you as well taste wild jungle food, sleep in the wild under the stars, spot wildlife and experience a one night homestay.
Day 1 : Luangnamtha – Ban Prang – Stream Bank Campsite ( L , D )
Are you ready for this exciting hiker’s choice trip? You begin packing all the essential items for this trip with your knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will then head off to the local market to get all the necessary ingredients needed for cooking. We then meet with our Khmu guides at their village who will assist us in the forest. Starting from the village we begin hiking up through the rice fields until we get into the primary forest. After 6 hrs walking in the dense jungle, including rest stops and a lunch break, we stop for the day and choose the right location to camp for the night. You will enjoy cooking a jungle dinner and sleep under the stars nearby the campfire.
Day 2 : Campsite 1 – Mountain Ridge Campsite ( B , L , D )
Wake up to a cup of coffee or tea brewed by your guide. Enjoy your jungle cooked breakfast. Soon we continue hiking further into the dense forest where you will see big old trees and learn more about plants and their medical use. Pick some herbs and jungle vegetables along the way for dinner. Enjoy another evening of jungle food for dinner and a night sleeping simply in the natural campsite.
Day 3 : Campsite 2 – Hundreds Year Old Trees Campsite ( B , L , D )
You will walk through many salt lick points where wildlife come to lick the salt. Today the hike is a smooth and shorter walk. So take it slow and easy to enjoy the surrounding wilderness and your guide’s commentary about his wildlife hunting experiences in his previous profession as a hunter. Hopefully, you will have a chance to see some wildlife today. We will stop at a suitable location for camping for the evening.
Day 4 : Campsite 3 – Wild Animal Salt Lick Area Campsite ( B , L , D )
Wake up to a cool morning and enjoy the sunrise and phenomenal views. After breakfast, you will hike most of the time on the mountain ridge, a moderate distance on this day. You will be crossing the Namha river in the middle of the jungle before arriving in the village of the Khmu minority. Enjoy swimming in the peaceful clear water near the village and take a rest or a small walk around the village. Tonight we do an overnight homestay with a local family.
Day 5 : Campsite 4 – Namha River Remote Villages – Back to Luangnamtha ( B , L )
After breakfast, we head to nearby Namkoy village of the Lantan ethnic group, where the people derive from the south of China a few hundred years ago. You will see the locals wearing typical clothes, then you will head into the forest again and trek for a few hours until we reach the hilltop where you will witness wide views. We stop to have lunch on the hilltop before walking to the last village at the bottom of the mountain, another Lantan village where our transit car is waiting on the main road. We take a rest before we walk 10minutes to the car and transfer back to the town around 16:30 PM.
Tour price : Contact us
Group size : 2 to 25 Pax
Departure date based on your inquiry
|Activity hours||6 hrs each days|
|Accommodation||3 nights camping and 1-night homestay|
|Transport||Van or Tuk-tuk|
|Start – finish time||Day 1: 08:30 – Day 5: 17:30|
|What to bring||Rucksack, Hiking boots, Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito spray, Torch, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Warm clothes, Change of clothes, Pocket money, Raincoat(Wet season), Toilet paper or tissues.|
|What is included||Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide, Transport as mentioned above, Accommodation as mentioned, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits.|