The Last Akha Trails
The Last Akha Trails


The Last Akha Trails



2 Days

Start Price






Physical Level

Moderate - Difficult

Pick Up


Start Point

The Hiker Laos Office

Pick Up/Start Time

Day 1 starts at 08:30 AM

Drop Off


End Point

The Hiker Laos Office

Drop Off/End Time

Day 2 ends at 17:00 PM


Luang Namtha

Things To Do


Day Tour Type Type


Booking Date


Booking Code (join)



Lao Resident


Total Price

Day 1


Luang Namtha – Chaleunsouk – the Starting point – Phouvan (Akha tribe)

This 2-day Last Akha Trails starts with a short drive from town to the Ban Chaleunsouk village, where a local guide from the village will join us, and who will lead us through the forest trails. Trek begins with an ascending hike up through the first part of the forest. Enjoy the natural surroundings and keep your ears and eyes open for birds, deer, boar, monitor lizard and monkeys. Your guide will share their knowledge of the surrounding nature and of the wild plants and what they are used for. Soon we will stop for a local picnic lunch. You will have to walk a few more hours after lunch to reach the waterfalls where we will stop for a break and a refreshing bath or swim. We will continue hiking, until reaching the farms of the locals. You will have some time to observe ‘Akha’ tribe working in the farms or to take a walk through the village, interacting with the locals and the children. Your guide will prepare an authentic meal for your dinner. After dinner, you will sleep at a homestay, which means with a local family at their hut.

Day 2


Ban Phouvan – Ban Jaleunsouk – Luang Namtha

Wake up refreshed in the morning; take a walk around the village to see how villagers preparing themselves for work in the fields. After breakfast, we will start with a slow walk through the upland fields, enjoying the stunning views of the fog covered mountain peaks. On this day, we will visit a local village school where you can observe the village children learning. Feel free to donate school books, pens, pencils etc. to school. Then we head onward and further into the primary forest where the villagers go to collect natural products for exchanging/trading. We spend most of this day inside the jungle enjoying the wilderness and hoping for a chance to witness some wildlife. We will pick a scenic spot for lunch and take a break. After lunch, we continue hiking out from the forest, until we will reach the rice fields near the road where our transit car will be waiting. You will be then transferred back to the town in about half an hour.