Tour Code: LAT-TLQP/DOK02
Luang Prabang - Phu Luang Tai - Ban Som    Journey Map
This two day trek across the river from Luang Prabang in the hills of Chomphet district is an ideal for people interested in exploring rural Luang Prabang. The trek offers a good variety of activities with its challenging climbs, green forests, views of Luang Prabang, agricultural fields, a cave, swimming and three ethnic groups: Hmong, Khamu and lowland Lao.

  •  Chance to explore the rural Luang Prabang
  •  Jungle trails across the mountain ranges, valley, waterfalls and minority villages
  •  Activities include boating, climbing, trekking and swimming
Day 1: Trek to Hmong Village - Phu Luang Tai(L, D)
Depart from Luang Prabang in the early morning, taking a 30-minute boat ride up the Mekong to Ban Moungkham in Chomphet District. From there, walk 2 hours on a forested trail to Ban Houaypong, a Khamu Rok village. Take a short break in Ban Houaypong, before continuing 15 minutes to Houaypong stream, to eat a picnic lunch.
After lunch, the trek begins an uphill climb to Ban Phuluang Tai. The trail is a steep climb for 2 hours, before reaching a ridge that is followed for 2 more hours, with sweeping views across the mountain ranges and valleys.

Arrive in Ban Phuluang Tai, a Hmong village, by the late afternoon. You can walk around the village, bathe at the local spring, or relax at the guesthouse, while the villagers prepare the evening meal. Phuluang Tai also has beautiful night views of the lights of Luang Prabang in the distance. You have the option of requesting additional services, such as drum and kaen musical performances, or buying traditional embroidery. Tourists spend the night in the village guest house, which is constructed in traditional Hmong-style and managed by the community

Day 2: Cave - Ban Som (B, L)
Breakfast in Ban Phuluang Tai, then depart early. The trek down to Ban Som takes a little over 1.5 hours, following a steep downhill trail, passing Ban Mok Prai – another Hmong village. In Ban Som, an idyllic Lao Loum village surrounded by rice paddies, a creek, and mountains, tourists can rest and refresh themselves, before leaving their bags to hike to Tam Nang Anh (a cave 30 minutes uphill), then swim by a small waterfall at the base of the mountain. A village guide will accompany the tourists on the trek and provide information on the cave. Returning to Ban Som, the villagers will serve lunch, before making the final hike 3 hours back to Ban Moungkham on an easy road and trail. Return to Luang Prabang by boat, arriving in the early evening.
  •  Transport to/from Luang Prabang
  •  Meals as stated in itinerary
  •  Entrance fees & permit where applicable
  •  English-speaking guide & Local guide
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Tips and gratuities
Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
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*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.
  •  Grade: Moderate to challenging with some steep climbs. Trekkers must be in good physical shape and be able to walk 5 hours per day.
  •  This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date