Nam Ha NPA Trek and Jungle Camp

GDL Luang Namtha 27Enjoy 2 days trekking trough the Nam Ha jungle, rice paddies, Lanten villages and stay overnight in the forest camp in the heart of the Nam Ha National Protected Area! During this tour, our guides will explain use of different plants, wild vegetables and mushrooms and you will learn how to use bamboo to create different handicrafts. This tour is best during the dry season (from October to June) as you can enjoy bird watching and night safari to see the NPA local habitants like dears and monkeys.

2 days treking and jungle camp (Best in the dry season)

Day 1: Luang Namtha – Lanten village - Ban Namgoy Lanten village– Forest Camp Site in Nam Ha National Protected Area

GDL Luang Namtha 7The tour departs from Luang Namtha at 9:00 AM. After short 25minutes transfer by private minivan we will arrive to Ban Namlue village. Together with your guide, visit this Lanten village to see and learn how the local people are making bamboo paper and indigo (blue color) textile dyeing. After spending some time in the village, we will begin trekking. The first part is quite steep as it leads us high into the mountain passes through the upland rice field plantations. Your guide will explain you how the partnerships work between the Protected Area, Government, Green discovery and the local villages.

After one hour trekking, we will reach the top of the mountain offering an amazing view point to the surrounding area. As we go further, we will officially enter the Nam Ha National Protected Area’s territory. On the way your guide will show and explain you use of different plants, wild vegetables and mushrooms. On the way we will stop for the lunch break - on the menu, Lao style picnic lunch served on the banana leaves.

After lunch, we will keep on trekking through agriculture plantations for an hour and then thought a primary forest with some beautiful trees for approximately 2.5 h until we arrive to the Ban Namgoy – a Lanten village. The life here is simple as villagers are living without electricity and there is no access by road.

After short village visit, we will continue trekking for one more hour along the valley until we reach the camp site where we will stay overnight.

Enjoy dinner by the camp fire. On the menu – Local Lao food cooked in the bamboo. Tonight you will sleep in basic but comfortable bamboo shelters in the heart of the National Park.

GDL namha jungle trek camp 2 w smOnly Dry Season: After the dinner, let’s go in to the jungle for a night safari trekking. During the night time there is higher chance we can see the wild animals like monkeys, wild cats or if we are very lucky bigger mammals like example a dear. However, please understand that even though we are in the heart of the National Park, still we have to be very silent and lucky to meet the wild animals.

Approximately: 25 minutes transfer and 4 to 4.5 hours trekking


Day 2: Camp Site in Nam Ha National Protected Area - Luang Namtha

In dry season we will wake up early (around 6 a.m.) to try our chances in bird watching.In the rainy season, you can sleep for an hour more and enjoy the jungle rain.

During and after breakfasts, you will learn many new skills like for example: how to use bamboo for cooking, how to make the chopsticks, how to make bamboo shooters? Today, we will start the trekking through deep jungle. If we walk quietly and luck is on our side we may catch a glimpse of the wild animals living in this area. After 1.5 h trek we will stop for a lunch break.

GDL Luang Namtha 10During the 2h of our trek we will pass by rice paddies until we reach the Namtha River banks. From here, we cross the river by a wooden canoe boat until the local village where a minivan is waiting for us to transfer us back to Luang Nmatha. Transfer will take around 1.5 hours. Arrival at Green Discovery office in Luang Namtha between 3:30 - 4:00 PM.

Approximately: 3 to 4 hour trekking and 1.5 hours minivan transfer

Please note that this trip is best during the dry season (October - June).

Depart From :
Luang Namtha Green Discovery Office
Returns to :
Luang Namtha Green Discovery Office
Province visited :
Luang Namtha
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Boat
Activities :
Accommodation :
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito repellent, Torch, Warm clothes, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Hiking boots, Sport Sandels
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, Travel permits

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