3 Days Trekking and Kayaking/Rafting
3 Days Trekking and Kayaking/Rafting


3 Days Trekking and Kayaking/Rafting



3 Days

Start Price






Physical Level

Easy to moderate

Pick Up


Start Point

Discovering Laos office in Luang Namtha Province

Pick Up/Start Time

9 AM

Drop Off


End Point

Discovering Laos office in Luang Namtha Province

Drop Off/End Time

3-4 PM (Day 3)


Luang Namtha

Things To Do

Nam Ha National Protected Area


Day Tour Type Type


Booking Date


Booking Code (join)



Lao Resident


Total Price

Day 1


At 9:00 am meet your tour guide at the Discovering Laos office and take a tuk-tuk ride to the start of the hiking trail. After a brief visit to the local Lao market for supplies we arrive at the beginning of the trail at 10:00 am and start a 4-5 hour hike. The trail winds its way up through dense rainforest before crossing streams at the base of a shaded valley and then on through a mosaic of cultivated lands and primary forests. 

We stop for a picnic lunch in the heart of the jungle, taking time to appreciate the tranquil beauty of the natural landscape. After lunch we continue the hike for a further 2-3 hours, as the trail courses beneath the canopies of impressive old-growth forest, eventually giving way to an oasis of cultivated land comprising rice paddies, banana trees and fields of tall slender grasses. Later in the afternoon we reach the remote Nalan village, a timeless refuge at the heart of the jungle preserving the unique culture of the Khmu people.  

After meeting the locals and exploring the village you can take a dip in the river and relax. A  delicious Lao dinner will be served, after which spend time socializing with the locals or head straight to bed at the comfortable eco-lodge or, as a guest of a Nalan family at their homestay. 

Day 2


Wake up to the sound of village life with a tasty Lao breakfast and hot drink. At 10:00 am, after some basic instructions on paddling techniques and safety, we begin our paddling downriver, easing ourselves into the day with a couple of short visits to Khmu riverside villages. Soon after we find ourselves paddling through a dramatic cascade of roaring rapids.   

We find a calm stretch of water and stop at a scenic spot for another delicious Lao picnic.  After lunch we continue paddling downriver; the stunning beauty of the Nam Ha landscape opens before us, as stretches of calm water offer the chance to spot tropical birds and aquatic wildlife. Before long the current grows in strength. We speed through a series of rapids and fast-flowing channels before emerging on the mighty Namtha River. By 4:00pm we reach Houay Leuat village, our place to stay for the night.

Meet the locals, explore the surrounding area and take a refreshing dip in the river. At 7:00 pm our guides will have prepared an authentic Lao dinner. Later that night, depending on your chosen experience, drift to sleep in our eco-lodge, or at a village homestay, to the sounds of the jungle.  

Day 3


Wake up to the sounds of village life with a hearty Lao breakfast and drinks, freshly prepared by our ever-attentive guides. At 10:00 am we begin our hike, as the trail leads uphill through serene bamboo groves and continues deep into the wild jungle. 

Lunch time – jungle style! Learn from our guides how to find and prepare your own food using the resources of jungle. Watch and learn, or get involved, as your lunch is cooked using authentic jungle techniques. We continue hiking on the trail through dense jungle, which soon becomes a rich mosaic of cultivated lands. Continuing on the trail, we eventually reach Hat Yong village. There our tuk-tuk driver waits to transport us back to Luang Namtha, reaching the Discovering Laos office around 3:00 pm.