During this fantastic trip we see some beautiful natural scenery and enjoy the hospitality and food of the villagers as we visit three Lanten and two Khmu villages. We follow a trail which climbs a ridge near the Nam Ha River before heading in to the forest and onwards to where we spend the night in either Ban Nam Goy or Ban Nalan Tai. On day two the trail crosses the Nam Ha River before cutting through a section of ancient forest which is abundant with wildlife! After we emerge from the forest we pass through rice paddies before crossing the Nam Tha River to Ban Hat Yawng from where we return back to Luang Namtha.
Luang Namtha- Ban Jaluensouk - Ban Nalan Tai - Ban Nam Goy
The trek starts at Ban Jaluensouk a Khmu village. From here we follow a trail which leads us up to the ridge. We continue along the trail which passes through forest and upland rice fields. The guide will tell you how we are working together with the villagers to conserve and regenerate the forest. As we continue along the trail we will meet local villagers coming and going to market before descending down to Ban Nalan Tai village which is located on the banks of the Nam Ha river. In order to distribute the benefit between villagers each trip alternates the overnight stay between Ban Nam Goy and Ban Nalan Tai and Ban Nam Goy. If we stay at Ban Nam Goy we shall continue walking along the river bank for a further 40 minutes.
Ban Nam Goy - Ban Hat Yawng Luang Namtha
After enjoying breakfast we head off through the forest to the banks of the Nam Ha river. Deer and monkeys live in this area so if we walk quietly and luck is on our side we may catch a glimpse of them! We continue onwards until lunchtime where we meet with the villagers in the forest and enjoy a picnic together. After lunch we cross the Nam Ha River to enter the Nam Ha National Protected Area. Here the trail follows a stream through dense jungle, you will see the signs of the abundant wildlife in the area and lucky, we may even see some. As we continue walking them forest opens up and heads through rice paddies before reaching the banks of the Nam Tha river. Here we cross via a wooden canoe to Ban Hat Yawng. From the village we return to Luang Namtha by minivan.