Hmong & Khmu Hill Tribe Trek & Homestay | 2 Days | from LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

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  • This two-day ‘Fair Trek’ adventure offers amazing landscapes and 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 passes along Khmu and Hmong villages.
  • Meet the local people and stay overnight in one of the small family homestays. You will get an introduction to Lao Loum, Lao Theung, and Lao Sung people and culture.
  • The tour also includes a visit to the Tad Sae waterfalls (seasonal).
  • Give Back: As you walk through this area you help the local communities through your contributions.


Conversions below are estimates.

  • Save your place with a small deposit today. Pay the rest later.
  • Deposit 100% refundable until 48h before your start date.
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  • Start + Finish: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Difficulty level: Medium to difficult
  • Pick up: Your hotel or guesthouse.

Day 1: Trekking the Long-Hut Trail & Khmu Homestay

(Lunch and dinner included)

The Long-hut trail is an invigorating and at times technical hike, that’s without doubt, one of the most spectacular trails in the region. The trail passes through the foothills of the steep jungle-covered mountains, through canyons to reach remote villages and lakes. Along the way, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River!

  • The tour begins with a 30-minute drive to our camp on the banks of the Nam Khan River. You will cross the river by boat and we will begin our ascent into the mountains!
  • Today, we will trek 13 kilometres, which usually takes around six hours, including breaks. (In rainy conditions, the hiking can take around seven-eight hours.)
  • We will arrive at the Khmu village late in the evening just in time for a well-earned meal prepared by your guide.
  • You will get the chance to explore the village with your guide, get to know the locals and have a drink with them if you like.
  • You will never forget this incredible night spent deep in the mountains, living for a night as the mountain tribes have done for generations!

Day 2: Trekking the Thinpa Trail and Visit Tad Sae Waterfall

(Breakfast and lunch included)

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast before starting your one to two-hour trek through the rice fields and forest.
  • We will then make our way up the hillside to a Hmong village of “Ban Tinpha”. This is a beautiful place to take a rest and enjoy an incredible panoramic view 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 ride on the Nam Khan to the Tad Sae waterfalls. (This is a seasonal excursion. Tad Sae Waterfall can be low or even dry from February to July and may be omitted from the itinerary.)
  • Lunch can be served at the village before the boat ride or at the waterfall whichever you prefer.
  • Why not cool off after all that trekking and take a refreshing swim in the pools at the base of the falls!
  • 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.

Please Note: The price above is the price for a ‘group trip’, which means that there needs to be at least 2 travellers for this trek to run.  The price listed is based on 2 or more travellers joining a larger group. If you are booking for 2 people and no group is available to join, there will be an additional payment due of $42 ($21 per person).

If you are a solo traveller, we will try to team you with another group that is already running, in order to reduce costs. This may mean that we suggest an alternative date to you. If there is nobody else to join the trek or you prefer a solo trek you will need to cover the cost of two people on the trek.

In both cases above, we will let you know the situation at the time of booking and can offer a full refund of the deposit to solo/pair travellers who we are not able to team with a existing group if they prefer not to pay the extra fee.

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 48 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 48 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 48 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.


What's Included

– Transportation to trek start point 8:30 a.m.
– Knowledgeable, 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
– ‘Fair Trek’ village fund contributions
– Entrance fees, local permission, taxes

What to Bring?

– Trekking shoes
– Light clothes
– A warm jacket/sweater (October – March)
– A rain poncho (May – October)
– Personal articles & medicine
– Insect repellent
– Sunscreen
– Camera
– A shade-providing hat
– Flashlight
– Extra spending money

Operator Information


At Tiger Trail Travel, we are dedicated to offering our customers the highest level of travel support, services, and expertise in Laos. We take all necessary steps in order to help accommodate each individual traveller looking to discover Laos. We offer fully customisable tours that will suit your specific needs and budget.

Our Tiger Trail Travel family consists of over 60 full-time employees from Laos and abroad. We provide our local tour guides with insurance, regular training sessions, and annual employment. Our Fair Trek program is the first community-based tourism initiative in Luang Prabang. We collaborate with NGOs, international partners, and residents to ensure that local people have equal access to the social, environmental, and economic benefits of tourism. Tiger Trail Travel employs local staff and villagers to help maintain our trails. This not only benefits the local community but other tour companies that choose to use the trails we service. We offer a variety of local dishes for our day tours that are wrapped in environmentally friendly banana leaves, made MSG-Free, and prepared by the local community. Meals may vary depending on tour and availability. Please note special dietary requests upon booking your tour. With a fleet of our own vehicles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, kayaks, and rafts, we are able to bring a consistent and reliable level of quality to every tour in Laos.

Tiger Trail Travel firmly stands behind its decision to only partner with the most ethical and sustainable organisations. When our customers speak, we listen, and we act. Your safety is our highest priority. All tour guides carry an emergency kit and are properly trained in first aid care to provide the safest tour possible. We collaborate with local NGOs, international partners, and residents in our tourism activities to ensure that local people have equal access to the social, environmental, and economic benefits of tourism.


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