Trekking in Xepian 1 day

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-1The Xe Pian National Protected area is famous for its extensive wetlands which are home to rare wildlife as elephants, gaur, sun, Asiatic black bears and the yellow cheeked gibbon. This exciting expedition takes you through this fascinating area on a long but easy trek giving you plenty of opportunities to see the wildlife and visit ethnic villages as well as the amazing experience of overnight camping in the middle of the jungle!

The Xe Pian National Protected Area (NPA), covering over 240,000 hectares in the southern provinces of Champassak and Attapeu, and touching the national border to Cambodia, is one of the most important nature reserves in Laos. It is home to abundant and rare wildlife such as elephant, gaur, Sun bear, Asiatic black bear, and the yellow-cheeked gibbon, and famous for its extensive wetlands (a RAMSAR convention site).

Day 1: Pakse > Kiet Ngong> Xe Pian National Protected Area

We depart from the Green Discovery Pakse office at 8:00 am and go by local transportation to Ban Kiet Ngong village at the edge of the Xe Pian NPA where we meet our local guide. He will give us interesting information about the wildlife in the area and local forest plants and their uses as food supplement and traditional medicine.

Our trek starts at this village and we walk through forest deep in to the nature reserve. We may have the chance to see elephants in the jungle not too far from the village. Somewhere along the way we will have our picnic lunch. After some time of relaxing we continue our trip while observing and listening to the many different birds inhabiting the canopy and lower sections of the forest. If we are lucky, we will see monkeys passing by.

Our guide will continue to take us to see the "Big hole", which was used in the past by local people to catch wild elephants. On the loop back to the village, we will stop at the Phou Asa temple on the plateau close to ban Kiet Ngong. We estimate to arrive in the village at about 5:00 pm for which we will return to Pakse.

Approximately: 1 hours transfer, 4.5 hours trekking

Depart From :
Green Discovery Lao, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Lao, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Public Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, 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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