Kayaking and Trekking in Namha National Park | 2 Days, 1 Night | from LUANG NAMTHA, LAOS

  • Embark on a two-day adventure trip in Namha National park! 
  • Paddle down the Namtha River in your kayak and trek through the forest.
  • Learn abut traditional Laotian cooking techniques and spend the night in the forest.
  • Take a look at real village life in Laos.
  • Hike up the peak of the highest mountain and gaze on the views in awe!

$105.00


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Itinerary

Day 1

Luang Namtha – Khmu Village – Local Rice Paddies Lodge

The day will begin around 8.30am where you will drive to your river destination. During the journey, you will be given some basic instruction regarding double kayaking and paddling safety before you set off in your kayak. The views from the kayak are amazing and showcase the incredible wilderness of the Namha National Park. There will be some rapids so make sure you are holding on tight! 

Along the river, you will see birds fly ahead and the fishermen going about their daily work. After a lunch picnic on the riverbank where you can enjoy some of the local cuisine, you will be able to go for a swim in the water. 

After the swimming break, you will continue in the kayaks, sometimes taking breaks to visit the villages which sit along the river. After you arrive at Hardyong village, the kayak trip will finish and you will be able to meet the people that live there. There will then be an hour walk to the place where you will be spending the night. 

In the evening, you will be taught how to cook in traditional Lao fashion before enjoying a peaceful night listening to the sounds of the forest from your shelter. 

Day 2

Campsite – Highest Peak Views – Luang Namtha

In the morning you can laze around the campfire enjoying a hot drink until your breakfast is ready. The day will begin with an upward climb for around three hours to reach Namha National Park’s highest mountain peak. The hike weaves through some of the huge trees that this area is known for and offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the plant diversity, as well as the use of these plants for herbal medicine. 

Once you reach the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of both the town and the fog which clings to the forest below. Lunch will be provided on your way back down. 

Your guides are very knowledgeable about the surrounding nature so please feel free to ask them any questions you may have. After the six-hour hike is completed, you will need to cross the river to the other side to pick up the transport. This journey takes around an hour and a half. 

Please note: The price listed above is when there are at least 2 people on the trek. We will try to group you together with more people so that the price will be lower for you. This may mean that we suggest an alternative date to you. If your dates are not flexible, please be aware that the price may be higher if you are a solo traveller.

What's Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Local guide/s
  • Water
  • Meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • Return transport
  • Accommodation
  • Community-cased ecotourism fund
  • National park conservation fund
  • All entrance fees

FAQ

Please note: The price listed above is when there are at least 2 people on the trek. We will try to group you together with more people so that the price will be lower for you. This may mean that we suggest an alternative date to you. If your dates are not flexible, please be aware that the price may be higher if you are a solo traveller.

How much will I pay if I am not in a group of two?

Maximum 9pax Price per Person
1 $ 169
2 $ 105
3 $ 92
4 $ 78
5 $ 73
6 $ 68
7 $ 64
8 $ 61
Private Tour Surcharge $ 55

When does the trip start and end?

On day 1 the trip starts around 08.30 and ends at 17.00 the following day.

What should I bring?

  • Hiking boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Torch
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat – just in case!
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm clothes
  • Cash

How physical is this trip?

This trip has been rated as moderate-difficult.

What will the transport to/from Luang Namtha be like?

The transport will be via either tuk-tuk or minivan.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

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