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.


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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.


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

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.ย 
  • 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!ย 

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.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

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What to Bring?

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

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