Phou Khao Khouay Experience

PKK-experienceThis is the 2 day version of the Phou Khao Khouay experience. This excursion offers hicking from waterfall to waterfall where you can swim and relax. The friendly village of Ban Hatkhai is a good place to learn more about the genuine lifestyle of the Lao Loum people. The villagers will provide us diner and accommodation with their families for the night.


Day 1: Vientiane  > Ban Hatkhai

We will be transferred from Vientiane to Ban Hatkhai, where a long-tail boat takes us up stream on the Nam Mang, before continuing along one of its tributaries, Houay Xai. A 2 hours trek passes through an evergreen canopy as we gain height. A picnic lunch is served on the way.

The magnificent pair of waterfalls Tad Xay and Pha Xay, particularly beautiful during and after the rainy season are reached in the afternoon. You have some free time at Tad Xay which has a pool recommended for bathing.
From here, a truck takes the group to Ban Hatkhai, where the night is spent in a home-stay.

Approximately: 2.5  hour transfer, 1 hour boating & 2 hours trekking

Phou-Khao-Khouay-Experience-1Day 2: Ban Hatkhai > Tad Leuk > Vientiane

After an early breakfast, we will be transferred to the Tad Leuk Waterfall. The Tad Leuk is a local tourist attraction amidst the mixed deciduous forest. A permanent exhibit at the Visitors' Center gives some good information on the flora and fauna of the national park. The Tad Leuk Nature Trail points out some interesting botanic details. We will have lunch at Tad Leuk.
In the afternoon, the trek follows a path along the Nam Leuk to the Tad Sang (Elephant Waterfall) waterfall, another idyllic place for bathing and relaxation. Along the way, a large number of orchids can be seen, especially in wet season. From here, we return to Vientiane by songthaew.

Approximately: 3 hours transfer &  3 hours trekking

Note Boating:  In the dry season, we are not able to take long tail boat on Houay Xai stream, so we continue the boat ride further up steam on Nam Mang to meet another trekking starting point on the river bank (2 hours trek)

See also: 1 Day Phou Khao Khouay Experience

Depart From :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Returns to :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Province visited :
Vientiane
Starts at :
08:00
finishes at :
17:30
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
VT-T-02.1
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Long-tail boat
Activities :
Trekking
Accommodation :
Home-stay
Best In :
Wet season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Swim clothes, Towel, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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