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Nam Ha Jungle Camp 3 Days / 2 Nights-Trekking in Luang Namtha
Start-Finish: Phou Iu Travel and Eco-tourism Office or Manichan Restaurant
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Departure: 08:30 am
Difficulty: Difficulty, short hill climbs and descents
Trip Overview
Starting from Luang Namtha to explore the Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Natural Heritage Site, you will spend two nights at the bamboo jungle forest camp, you will see and hear many different birds, monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs and jungle fowl and enjoy Nam Ha landscape and the warm hospitality of the Khmu people.
The jungle Trek in Laos-Jungle trek in Luang Namtha, Laos
Itinerary
Day 1: Luang Namtha-Bamboo Jungle Camp. Approx. 5-6 hours
You take a Tuk Tuk to Ban Nam Ha (Khmu village) around 30 km, local guide from the village will join with you for leading you hike through rice paddies and up into the mountains of Nam Ha NPA.

Along the trail you will see many species of birds, monkeys and deer are occasionally seen, your guide will teach you how to make a bird call, dear barking and squirrel sounds, see many types of NTPs (Non Timber Forest Products) and your guides will share their experience about traditional medicines.

Lunch is eaten in the forest shade near the stream, we will arriving in the jungle forest camp around 4 pm, over there easy walking in the jungle near the forest camp following the trail, searching animal footprints and other elements that prove the presence in the forest of many wild lives further monkey, barking dear, gibbon, wild pigs and jungle fowl.

The guide will point out interesting things and useful plants and herbal medical care such as cardamoms, galangals...after dinner overnight in the jungle forest camp hosted by Khmu people.
[Meals: Lunch, Dinner]
Bamboo Jungle Camp-Nam Ha Jungle Camp
Day 2: Bamboo Jungle Camp-Nam Ha Jungle Camp. Approx. 6-7 hours
In the early morning you will hear a lot kind of animals scream from the higher mountain and nearly the camp. After breakfast you continue trek deep into inside of the Nam Ha NPA, lunch will be served you in the traditional way in the forest along the trail.

The guides know how to boil water and make soup within vessels made of bamboo. They will encourage you to take part in the preparation of the meal, showing you how to construct simple spoons and chopsticks from leaves and cups from bamboo. They will also brew a medicinal tea from wild plants collected along the way. You will arrive at the camp two around 4 pm.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Nam Ha Jungle Camp-Luang Namtha
Day 3: Nam Ha Jungle Camp-Luang Namtha. Approx. 6-7 hours
Again, you will be woken early by the sound of jungle birds and insects, after breakfast you continues walk up and down on the mountain through rainforest and bamboo forest. The traditional lunch will provide along the way before arriving at Ban Sinh Oudom (Sam Tao village). At the end of the trek the villagers will take us across the Namtha River by boat where the Tuk Tuk is waiting to take us back to Luang Namtha, an hour trip alongside the wild Namtha River.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]
What you are paying for:
  • An experienced Government certified, English speaking Tour guide
  • Covered transport with an experienced certified driver
  • Overnight’s banana leaf forest camp accommodation: base camp without toilet & shower in stream.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals-Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2, Breakfast x2
  • Water
  • Trekking permit and Provincial Tax on Net Income
You may like to carry some local currency (Lao Kip) because you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft from the villagers. 
Where does your money go to?
Trekking in Luang Namtha, Laos
The Trekking itinerary is subject to change.
All areas are frequented by tourists because all trekking areas are supervised by Laos Tourism Administration, which means
Booking
This trek charges for a minimum of 4 persons. Groups with fewer than 4 people must pay for 4 persons. More people cheaper than a few people
Contact
Head Office, Phou Iu Travel and Eco-Tourism, Laos
Tel: + 856-86-26 00 15, Fax: + 856-86-26 00 15
Mobile: +856-20-99 44 00 84, 22 39 01 95
E-mail 1: phouiu_travel@hotmail.com
E-mail 2: phouiu@gmail.com
Website: www.phouiu-ecotourism-laos.com
WHEN EXPLORING THE FORESTS OF LUANG NAMTHA, STAY AT A GUEST HOUSE THAT IS JUST AS GREEN
Phou Iu III Guest House
We are proud to say that Phou Iu Travel and Eco-tourism's branch office in Luang Namtha is owner of Phou Iu III Guest House, an award winning Eco lodge.
Together we are working hard to make our programs in Luang Namtha a model for community-based ecotourism. We work closely with local villagers to ensure that they have ownership in tourism, benefit financially from it, and thus feel encouraged to cooperate with us in protecting the environment and natural beauty of their own lands. The villagers are our full partners and we can assure you that they want you to visit them. The money from your tour not only benefits the villagers, it also goes to strengthen the management of the Nam Ha National Protected Area.

Luang Namtha, the birthplace of ecotourism in Laos, has greener tourism than anywhere else in Laos. Phou Iu Travel and ecotourism has been a member of The Luang Namtha Sustainable Tourism Network is supported by the Community-Based Tourism for Sustainable Economic Development Project (CBT-SED), involving the: Luang Nam Tha Department of Tourism, Laos National Tourism Administration, and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Our guides will take you into the villages and forests of Luang Namtha in a sensitive and responsible way. We strive to make tourism a positive experience for all.
Phou Iu III or Phou Iu Travel and Eco-Tourism, Laos
Tel: + 856-86-26 00 15, Fax: + 856-86-26 00 15
Mobile: +856-20-99 44 00 84, 22 39 01 95
E-mail 1: phouiu_lnt@hotmail.com
E-mail 2: phouiu@gmail.com
Website: www.phouiu-ecotourism-laos.com
   
 
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