Kuang Xi Waterfall Adventure (2)

GDL-Luang-Prabang-23This trek passing true Khmu villages offers a great opportunity to gain a true insight into the rural life of the local villagers. Trek across rice paddies, farm land and forest and experience the true natural beauty of Luang Prabang Province. Enjoy home-stay to experience real insight into the culture of ethnic minorities and the spectacular Kuang Xi waterfall on the day two.

Day 1: Luang Prabang > Ban Nong Touk> Ban Long Lao

Kuang-Xi-Waterfall-Adventure-3We leave Luang Prabang at 8:30 and drive through a beautiful countryside to Ban Nong Touk Here we spend some time to learn about life in the rural lowland Lao and Khmu communities before setting off trekking! The trek leads us firstly through rice paddies and pineapple plantations before entering the dense jungle which is home to a remarkable diversity of tree species!

After two hours of hiking we reach the first peak of the mountain range where we stop for a while to enjoy the great views of the surrounding landscape and enjoy a local style picnic lunch. As we continue onwards we soon reach another peak before the trail begins to head downwards in to the forest. As we arrive in the forest the chances to see wild animals and their tracks are good, the forest is home to a vast selection of different species! Along the way we pass a tiny settlement of 5 Hmong families before continuing onwards.

The last leg of the day is a short half hour walk to Ban Long Lao which is where we stay overnight. Here you have the opportunity to get a real insight into the culture of the two ethnic minorities (Hmong and Khmu) who live here together in harmony.

Approximately: 40 minutes driving, 6.5 hours trekking

Day 2: Ban Long Lao > Kuang Xi Waterfall > Luang Prabang

Kuang-Xi-Waterfall-Adventure-2After breakfast we follow a trail into some very steep sections of  the forest. Along the way we explore a cave which was used as an improvised bomb shelter by the locals during the second indochina war.
Continuing onwards from the cave one more hour of trekking brings us to one of the springs that feeds Kuang Xi, here a beautiful pool full of sacred fish can be found. After descending from the top of the waterfall we enjoy a Lao style picnic lunch next to the waterfall.

After lunch the afternoon is spent bathing and relaxing by the turquoise pools below the waterfall. It is worth a visit to the nearby bear rescue center which is home to bears which are cared for after being rescued from bile farms and wildlife traffickers. Before returning back to Luang Prabang we take a short walk to the nearby Ban Thapene which is a Khmu village that lies nestled around some of the most beautiful pools of Tad Kuang Xi.

Approximately: 1 hour driving & 4 hours trekking


Wish to do only 1 day experience? Please see the Kuang Xi Waterfall Adventure 1 day option.

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Public Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Trekking, Cultural Experience, Swimming
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Mosquito repellent, Warm clothes, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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