Nam Ming & Nam Khan Discovery (1)

GDL-Luang-Prabang-Kayak-Nam-Ou-19.1During this trip you will paddle down two incredibly scenic rivers within southern Luang Prabang Province. Starting off in the narrow Nam Ming River which flows into the much wider and winding Nam Khan river. Both rivers offer some exciting rapids and great scenery! Yet remain truly unspoilt.

We will prefer this excursion during the rainy season.

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Luang Prabang > Nam Ming > Ban Nam Bo > Luang Prabang

We start off at our office in Luang Prabang, from here we transfer to the kayaking starting point in the village of Ban Nam Ming which is around a two hour drive south. Here the Nam Ming River flows through a steep sided valley, the riverbanks are covered with a canopy of beautiful forests which make it the ideal habitat for a wide variety of birds and an amazing place to kayak! On our way down the river there are some fun rapids before the Nam Ming River feeds into the Nam Khan River.

We continue onwards down the river before making a stop in the afternoon at a beautiful spot which is home to some cold springs and is perfect for bathing and relaxing. After our stop we continue onwards paddling through several fascinating villages which are set in a landscape of rugged limestone mountains. We continue onwards until arriving in Ban Nam Bo village where a pick-up awaits for the transfer back to Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 2 hours transfer & 6 hours kayaking

River level: The river level can become very low towards the end of the dry season. The best time for kayaking and rafting is from June to December. These are also the best months for visiting Tad Sae waterfall.

See also: 2 Days Nam Ming & Nam Khan Discovery (2)

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Kayaking, Swimming
Best In :
Wet season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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