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Trekking in Muang Sing, 4 days

CODE: LAO-04-T3 DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights
TRAVEL TYPE: TREKKING TOUR  
TRIP ROUTE: Luang Nam Tha - Muang Sing
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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1:  LUANG PRABANG - LUANG NAMTHA

Transfer By vehicle from Luang Prabang to Luang Nam Tha. Visit the minority village of Ban Song Cha. Travel through the scenic Laos countryside, stopping at minority villages and Ban Song Cha enroute.

Overnight in Luang Nam Tha.

DAY 2:  MAUNG SING (B)

Sightseeing in Luang Nam Tha

The provincial capital of Luang Nam Tha Province, this town is expanding rapidly in its role as a centre for commerce between China, Thailand and Laos. Visit the LOCAL MARKET and PHOUM POUK PAGODA, first built in 1624, now in ruins after the Indochina War. Continue to the LUANG NAM THA MUSEUM for an overview of the different ethnic minorities that inhabit the area. In the afternoon, explore the many minority villages in the area, including a BLACK TAI VILLAGE. The Black Tai are known for their silk production and weaving. Sometimes water wheels can be seen milling rice. Continue to a 200 year old LENTEN village, whose inhabitants are known for paper making and indigo dyes; and a KHMU VILLAGE known for basketry and water gourds.
By vehicle from Luang Nam Tha to Muang Sing

Overnight in Muang Sing.

DAY 3:  MUANG SING (B)

Trekking excursion to Pawai

Start from the Tourism Office in Muang Sing at 8.00 AM by Tuk Tuk, stop in NAXAI village ( Hmong ) and learn about them. From NAXAI to HOUAYKHAEM village walk 30 minutes to see the AKHA DEE JOR and AKHA PFIAN minorities. Walk up the mountain to see argicultural fields and old forest. From the top of the mountain can see an excellent view of the Muang Sing valley. Then go to PAWAI Kao and have lunch at the village, after lunch walk down to Laosee village and finally return by TUK TUK to the Tourism Office.

Overnight in Muang Sing.

DAY 4:  MUANG SING - HUAY XAI (B)

Visit the local market by vehicle from Muang Sing to Huay Xai.


Prices per person

Category Period 2 3-6 Sup. Single
Local Village May 2012 - Sep 2012 640 469 60
Local Village Oct 2012 - Apr 2013 648 475 67
Local Village May 2013 - Sep 2013 640 469 60

Note:

  • Rates are quoted in U.S. DOLLARS

Include:

  • All transfers & Sightseeing as stated
  • Private A/C transportation with English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation in double sharing with Daily Breakfast
  • All Entry Fees

Accommodation

  • 1 night at Hung Ching Hotel in Luang Namtha
  • 2 nights at Phou IL Hotel in Muang Sing
 
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Fast Fact at Laos

  • The People's Democratic Republic of Lao is located in the centre of Indochina, sharing borders with China to the north, Myanmar to the north-west, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the south, and Vietnam to the east.
  • Laos enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons - the rainy season from the beginning of May to the end of September and dry season from October through to April.
  • Lao language is the national language. Other languages used are French, English, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese.
  • The Kip is the official currency of Laos.
  • The majority of Lao people are Buddhists.
  • When entering a Wat (Temple) or a private home it is customary to remove one's shoes.
  • In traditional homes one sits on low seats or cushions on the floor. Upon entering guests may be served fruit or tea. These gestures of hospitality should not be refused.
  • The head is considered the most sacred part of the body and the soles of the feet the least, one should not touch a person's head nor use one's foot to point at a person or any object.
  • Men and women rarely show affection in public.
  • Women are forbidden to touch a Buddhist monk.

 

 
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