Trekking in Laos ( Easy ) Tour code: TREK10

The highlights of this trip include a boat trip on Nam Ou River and camping on the riverbank.
The trek will lead through minority ethnic villages of H’mong & Khmu people.

Detail Tours

The mountain chain of Dien Bien Phu and Laos to the west creates a challenge for experienced trekkers. Dien Bien Phu is the access door to the mysterious Laos, where authentic hill tribal communities live isolated in the forest. Here, river navigation prevails as few roads penetrate the Laotian jungle.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Khua
Day 2: Muong Khua – Boat trip to Hatsa
Day 3: Trekking Hatsa to Ban Huoi Lor
Day 4: Ban Huoi Lor - Muong Ngoi (4-5 h trek)

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INCLUDED:

- Land transfers in private vehicles as described in the program.
- Full board meals throughout the trip.
- Accommodation in guesthouse based on double/twin room, or homestay (shared dormitory).
- Tour guide (English/German/French)
- The local support team (drivers, boat crew, porters, cook)
- First aid kit

EXCLUDED:
- Cancellation fee
- Any kind of insurance
- Anything that is not listed in the "Included" part

Physical preparation:

To fully enjoy your trip, do not forget to keep fit once a week by walking (about 15 km) if possible on a course with vertical drop (250 m / h) or practicing a sport (1 hr 1 h 30).

Your equipment:
All travel luggage should be divided between a backpack worn by the travelers and a second sealed bag with padlock, transported by the logistics team on site (porters and/or vehicles).

Basic equipment:
- Breathable underwear (fast drying).
- A kind Polartec fleece jacket (if possible windbreaker) or Wind Pro (excellent weight / insulation).
- A waterproof and breathable jacket (Gore-Tex) in the bottom of the bag (only for the months of November to March).
- The pants trek.
- A cap or hat.
- Sun glasses (minimum index 3 and 4 for high mountain).
- A rain cape.
- A water bottle (or water bottle pocket, pipette).

Sleeping:
• From December to late March: good sleeping bag 0 ° C / - 5 ° C.
• In March, April and November: sleeping bag comfort temperature +10 ° C.
• From May to October: silk sleeping bag (a cloth down in fleece is sufficient).
- We provide mattresses and blankets on hand to light the night with the locals.

What to pack:

- A backpack with wide straps and an adjustable anatomical frame, with a capacity of 20-30 liters for your business day.
Example Millet: The Hiker 38.
- A travel bag 80 to 100 liters, flexible. Depending on weather, luggage is transported by the day or by bike carriers. It is recommended, if you have the choice to carry a travel bag with shoulder strap for easy work if we use carriers rather than motorcycles, but do not make the acquisition purpose for this trip .

Others:
- Change of clothes.
- A pair of spare laces.
- A swimsuit to Halong Bay.
- A pair of sneakers or sandals to walk in the water.
- A toilet bag and a towel.
- Toilet paper.
- A pocket knife (checked!).
- Some plastic bags to protect your business.
- A needle and thread.
- A lock pouch to always carry with your insurance certificates identity papers, money


Examples of full packages

These examples of full package show how we combine adventure travel, off the beaten track travel with classic sightseeing and relaxation to make a balanced, fulfilling and enjoyable holiday.

Grade: Challenging
Luggage: Porter & vehicles
Accommodation: Hotel & homestay
When to do: March to November

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 Classic visit : This journey also combines not-to-miss sites in Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon, which makes the trek even more worthwhile. Varying landscape and diverse culture, this is a comprehensive image of Vietnam.

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Grade: Challenging
Luggage: Porter & vehicles
Accommodation: Hotel, train, cruise & homestay
When to do: March to November

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