Trekking holidays in Northern Laos | Adventure Laos

Trekking holidays in Northern Laos

Muang La
When thinking of trekking, Northern Laos might not be the first place that springs to your mind, but the little-discovered area, remotely sited on the fringes of the border with China, is where you can go trekking through some small villages truly untouched by modern life. You can see: Day trip cruise
For those who wish to gain an insight into and appreciation of the lives of the local people, trekking holidays in Northern Laos are well worth your time.

Luang Nam Tha, Laos

Luang Nam Tha, Laos

Luang Nam Tha, Laos- source: internet

The mountainous area of Luang Nam Tha is well known for being home to many minority groups, rich river plains and beautiful forests. Usually overlooked for the areas surrounding Muang Sing, travelers can see that Luang Nam Tha offers a great base to explore the surrounding communities, the Nam Tha River and the Nam Ha National Park. In this province, there are no less than 25 different ethnicities including colorful Akha and Hmong tribes that make it the most ethnically diverse province in this country. This formally remote area is now more accessible than ever thanks to improved road conditions.

Luang Nam Tha offers plenty of excursion and trek opportunities, all of which can be catered to fit your needs and requirements. Options available include boat trips, kayaking, mountain biking and trekking, all of which vary in length and if lasting longer than one day, consists of overnight stays at local villages.

Luang Nam Tha offers plenty of excursion and trek opportunities

Luang Nam Tha offers plenty of excursion and trek opportunities- source: internet

There is a local company called Green Discovery, a leading eco-tourism specialist in Laos working in partnership with the Nam Ha National Protected Area to make sure that tourism makes a good impression on all travelers.

Moreover, they have also tried to develop a project in conjunction with the local villages to ensure that they directly get benefit from regional tourism to encourage them to support the conservation of their own cultural and natural resources.

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Hiking to the rock climbing area near Vang Vieng, Laos

Hiking to the rock climbing area near Vang Vieng, Laos- source: internet

With new great accommodation options and a government initiative to improve its reputation, Vang Vieng, which is undergoing a renaissance, has long been a popular spot for backpackers who are seeking for outdoor adventures. Nestled in a valley on the banks of the Nam Song River, the town of Vang Vieng is a convenient stopping-off point for all travelers who are making the journey overland between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Whilst the drive takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery in Laos, steep roads and hairpin bends rendering the journey are unsuitable if you are suffering from travel sickness.

Vang Vieng offers a full range of outdoor pursuits

Vang Vieng offers a full range of outdoor pursuits- source: internet

Surrounded by dramatic limestone karsts, Vang Vieng offers a full range of outdoor pursuits including rock climbing, kayaking, tubing as well as cycling and trekking to nearby villages and caves. If you want to experience a taste of the locally-produced Mulberry Tea, or try out one of the cookery courses on offer, the organic farm is also well worth a visit. Within easy walking distance of the riverside hotels, which are recommended for your stay, you can find a range of restaurants and bars. There is a number of places to rent bicycles, a great way to get around as well as a choice of ATMs, a post office and a small hospital.

Muang La, Laos

Muang La

Muang La- source: internet

Travel twenty-five kilometers from Oudomxai, then, you will come across the small yet lovely Tai Lu village Muang La. In spite of being small, this friendly local village, which has a small local temple as well as a couple local restaurants to explore, is attractive. To base yourself for a few days to explore the scenic surrounding area, it is also an ideal place.

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