Vang Vieng Challenge - XTREAME

VV-Ch-head image-1Go for a ‘real’ trek, descend steep mountain slopes using steel cables to safely hold you, rise to the challenge of a dare-devil ‘abseiling’ in a 50 m waterfall, more than 120 m long zip-lining and cross the mind-blowing ‘via ferrata’! This adventurous climb will ultimately reward you with incredible views from the top of the limestone mountain. 


Vang Vieng Challenge Zipline WaterfallOur tour takes off at the GDL office with a short drive via Pakpo village boat pier where we cross the Nam Song River, either by boat or a sling bridge. We then embark on a trek that leads us through rice fields.

Depending on the season and corresponding water levels, we may have to cross some small streams with the help of ropes to navigate the rapids. As we reach the first mountain range we make some steep ascends. We hike further into the valley until the terrain gets steeper and steeper again. We may have to cross some streams, but secured by a belay if rainfalls were heavy the days before.

Now is the moment to start ou zip-lining adventures! However, the real challenge of today starts at the bottom of the waterfall on a so-called 'via ferrata' and a crossing a gorge via a U-shaped cable bridge.

Once on top the views of the wonderful limestone scenery reconcile our senses and let us forget any hardship.

Vang Vieng Challenge Zipline Waterfall

A welcome rest will refill our energy we need for the next leg of our tour. Our next destination is a 50 m waterfall thundering down high up on the mountain face. 

After we take a great picnic lunch Lao style we begin the day with zip lining! Secured by top-class belay devices you will head from platform to platform, some of them up to 50 m above the ground anchored in the crown of a mighty tree. These cables run through the jungle passing through the towering trees and waterfalls.


Vang Vieng Challenge Zipline Waterfall

Then take the challenge to master a V-shaped cable bridge crossing another g

orge. It looks easy but is it? For sure it's a lot of fun! Continue zip-linin

g adventures almost all way down the mountain. Finally walk back through the rice fields on the same way we arrived

 when we start our trip until the waiting transportation brings us back to Vang Vieng.

The one-day challenge that most of us will never forget comes to an end, exhausted and tired – an achievement extraordinaire.

Note: We called this tour the challenge because it is a challenge. It is a very physically demanding tour and requires a high level of fitness.

Because of the harnesses we use you must be under a certain weight (140kg or 308 pounds) and you must be able to fit in to the harness with a waist size between 65 and 120cm (26 to 47 inches).

This is for the safety of yourself, other guests and our staff.


This excursion follows quite a tough gradient. You need to be in good physical condition!

A bit more challenging in the rainy season (june to october), but also more fun as the waterfall delivers spectacular amount of water!

All the way up and down, you will have to carry your sleeping bag, helmet, climbing harness and drinking water.

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Depart From :
Vang Vieng Green Discovery office
Returns to :
Vang Vieng Green Discovery office
Province visited :
Vang Vieng
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
4 - Difficult to Challenging
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Trekking, Zip-lining, Via Ferrata, Abseiling, Multi Sport
Best In :
Wet season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Mosquito repellent, Swim clothes, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Personal belongings
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees

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