Phou Khong Mountain Experience

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-3This trip takes you up to Phou Khong mountain which overlooks both the Lao and Thai countryside.  Enjoy the landscape of an unusual mixture of jagged rocky outcrops, forest and wild orchids. Trek through the area, visit temples and fascinating ethnic villages where you will spend the night with a local family in their home, plus much more!

Day 1: Pakse  > Ban Mai Singsamphan

We depart from our office in Pakse and travel via local transport towards the north for around 2 hours until arriving at Ban Mai Singsamphan. At the village we take a short trek up to the top of Phou Khong mountain, along the route we visit some different ethnic minorities, one of whom lives in a cave! Continuing onwards for a short while we arrive at the peak of the mountain just in time to watch the sunset, after which we ascend back down to the village where we enjoy a dinner of Mekong with villagers and spend the night here with a family in their home, a truly amazing experience all of it’s own!

Approximately: 3 hours trekking, 2 hours transfer  

Day 2: Ban Mai Singsamphan > Don Ko Island

On the second day we begin with an early start and enjoy breakfast with our host family. After our breakfast we begin trekking uphill, after around one hour we arrive at Sula village where we take some time to swim. After our time at the village we continue on trekking  until arriving at the boat landing, here we board a boat which takes us to Don Kho Island, a journey of around three hours.

Arriving at the island we enjoy a picnic lunch together before heading off to explore the rich flora and fauna of the area which includes some beautiful wild orchids, different types of mushroom and fungi and some fascinating archeological remains of a former civilisation. As evening draws in we will watch the sunset over an amazing panoramic backdrop which gives us amazing views of both Thailand and Laos!
We return to Pakse by late afternoon.

Approximately: 2 hours transfer, 3 hours boat trip, 5 hours trekking

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Long-tail boat
Activities :
Trekking, Sight seeing, Slow Boat Trip
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Warm clothes, Robust footwear
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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