Phou Khao Khouay Challenge

cycling-PKKA longer version of the Phou Khao Khouay Challenge, maybe not as demanding as the one day. This 2 day tour is nevertheless for the sportive kind who will challenge the trails of the national park by trekking, kayaking, and cycling. The friendly village of Ban Hatkhai where you will staying over night is a good place to learn more about the genuine lifestyle of the lowland Lao.

Day 1: Vientiane  > Ban Hatkhai

Nam-Leuk-Nature-Adventure-2We will be transferred from Vientiane to Ban Hatkhai, where we start cycling to Tad Xay Waterfall. The ride offers some great views over the Nam Mang River. We will enjoy picnic lunch at the magnificent waterfall, Tad Xay and have some time for swimming. Then, we will start our trek under an  evergreen canopy. The trek continues until our kayaking starting point where we kayak to Ban Hatkhai where the night is spent in a home-stay.

Approximately: 2.5  hour transfer, 2 hours cycling, 2 hours trekking & 2 hours kayaking

Day 2: Ban Hatkhai > Tad Leuk > Vientiane

After an early breakfast, we will be transferred to the Tad Leuk Waterfall. The Tad Leuk is a local tourist attraction amidst the mixed deciduous forest. A permanent exhibit at the Visitors' Center gives some good information on the flora and fauna of the national park. The Tad Leuk Nature Trail points out some interesting botanic details. We will have lunch at Tad Leuk.

In the afternoon, the trek follows a path along the Nam Leuk to the Tad Sang (Elephant Waterfall) waterfall, another idyllic place for bathing and relaxation. Along the way, a large number of orchids can be seen, especially in wet season. From here, we return to Vientiane by songthaew.

Approximately: 3 hours transfer &  3 hours trekking

In the wet season, the trek continues to the Houay Xai stream.

In the dry season, we have to trek further to Nam Mang for our kayaking starting point.


Depart From :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Returns to :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
4 - Difficult to Challenging
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Kayaking, Trekking, Cycling, Swimming
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Towel, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Mountain bikes, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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