The Hidden Valley Home-stay Experience

GDL-Khammouane-trek-17Two days to explores the major attractions of the Phou Hin Boun Protected Area, the Limestone Forest, several caves and an overnight stay in a remote village. Trained local eco-guides will teach us about local plants and animals. 

Approximately: 5 hours trekking per day


This is where we will discover the clearest water with big fish. Explore the major attractions of the Phou Hin Boun Protected Area, including the Limestone Forest, Tham Pa Chan and Tham Kainao Caves, Muang Pone Stupa, Khoun Kong Leng Lake and Khon Keo rapids.

An overnight stay in a remote village will offers us an opportunity to learn about traditional livelihoods, local food, a Baci ceremony as well as cultural performance.

Day 1: Thakhek > Ban Na > Ban Phontong

The trip beings at our office in Thakhek. From here we drive eastwards towards the Phou Hin Boun Protected Area. Continuing onwards, we pass through some beautiful scenery before arriving at Ban Na village. At the village we shall join our local village guides who will lead us along the Nam Don River to start our trek. On our trek, we will learn about local plants and animals, stop at nice swimming spots until mid afternoon where enjoy a picnic lunch. After our lunch and taking some time to relax, we arrive at Ban Phontong which is where we will stay overnight with a local family in their house, there will be time to explore the village and observe the community's daily life before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner prepared by the villagers. After dinner we will take part in a traditional Baci Ceremony and watch some cultural performances from the villagers.

Approximately: 1 hour transfer, 5 hours trekking

Day 2: Ban Phontong > Ban Nakue > Khoun Kong Leng Lagoon > Thakhek

After a leisurely breakfast, we continue on trekking through the mountains and bamboo forests until arriving at Na Kue village where we shall stop for lunch. After enjoying our food we continue on trekking to the untouched Khoun Kong Leng Lake where we shall take some time to relax and swim in the crystal clear water. After enjoying our time at the lake, we shall then transfer back to Thakhek via Songtheaw taxi.

Approximately: 5 hours trekking, 1.5 hours transfer

The trip is only available during the dry season.

See also: 1 Day Khoun Khong Lang Lagoon

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos office, Thakhek
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos office, Thakhek
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
3 - moderate to difficult
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Trekking, Swimming
Accommodation :
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Warm clothes, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking
What is included :
Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Bridges' and cave fees, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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