Muang Sing Laos Tour The Akha Experience 3days
Close to the chinese border in northern Laos the Akha minority is living. On this tour which supports the local communities with an international project you may experience the unique culture as well as every day life in the remote villages. The Akha and the trail… both a wonderful activity experience near Muang Sing, Laos.
THE AKHA EXPERIENCE
3 day Trekking & Culture experience
around Muang Sing in North Laos
What is the Akha experience about:
The Akha Experience encourages the Akha to preserve their traditional culture and environment as well as help them gain new skills and sources of income. The Akha Experience is run soley by the villagers themselves as a small scale business. In a special partnership they sell this tour to an exclusive tour operator. The tour is designed for individuals who are interested in learning about Akha culture and the environment, and who are wishing to participate in a program that protects the environment and empowers and gives benefit to Akha villagers.
Level of Difficulty & Safety: Moderate
5 to 6 hours of trekking per day.
Some uphill climbs involved.
Trekkers must be in good shape.
Day 1: Muang Sing – Nam Keo Noi Waterfall – Ban Lao Khao
(about 6 hours trekking)
Departure from That Xieng Tueng following the old French road to Nam Keo Noi Water Fall. After 3 hours trekking through primary and secondary forest, lunch is prepared by the villagers of Lao Khao at the beautiful Nam Keo Noi Waterfall. Food is cooked in the traditional Akha way using local products, forest vegetables and ancient techniques.
After lunch carry on together with the villagers to the old village site and walk through pine forest and old growth forest before descending to Ban Lao Khao. On the trail, take part in forest activity such as birth watching, collecting bamboo shoots or medicinal plants.
While waiting for dinner, visit the village with the Ban Lao Khao village hosts. Walk around the village, listen to traditional musical instruments, stories, legends while watching the preparation of the evening meal. Learn about traditional Akha architecture and houses. After dinner, enjoy a massage provided by the young women of the village before going off to listen to the courting songs of the youth at the courting grounds. Overnight in the Ban Lao Khao Lodge.
Day 2: Ban Lao Khao – Ban Phou Yae – Ban Houeinagang
Ban Eu La – Ban Tamee (5 hours trekking)
After breakfast, start walking to Ban Phou Yae. The trail passes through old secondary forest. During the trekking, participate in forest activity such as birth watching, collecting bamboo shoots and medicinal plants with the village guides. Arrive in Ban Phou Yae and be the guest of a family for lunch. After lunch continue to Ban Houeinagang. Stop for an afternoon snack in Ban Houeinagang and participate in a village activity such as cotton spinning, making and playing with children’s toys or pounding rice. Continue to Ban Eu La. Along the way enjoy agricultural activity like planting rice, riding a buffalo or gathering vegetables. Stop for another snack break and visit Eu La village (it is an Akha custom for visitors to stop in the village and chat before passing on through). Continue to Ban Tamee. While waiting for dinner, visit the village with the Ban Lao Khao village hosts. Listen to traditional musical instruments, stories, legends while watching the preparation of the evening meal. Learn about home life and marriage customs. After dinner, enjoy a massage provided by the young women of the village before going off to listen to the courting songs of the youth at the courting grounds. Overnight in Ban Tamee Lodge.
Day 3: Ban Tamee – Ban Nam Hoo – Ban Phiyer – Muang Sing
After breakfast take part in village activity such as cotton spinning, pounding rice orfeeding the pigs. Villagers will appreciate your attention and willingness to learn about Akha daily life. Spend some time with the children, teach them new games or learn theirs. Departure for Ban Nam Hou. Along the way enjoy agricultural activity with the villagers. Take a break in Ban Nam Hoo. Walk through the forest to see a magnificent view of Muang Sing. Participate in forest activity with the villagers. Lunch is served in the family of one of the 2 villages of Ban Mona and Ban Piyer. After lunch, visit the village handicraft shop in Ban Piyer and, if you wish, make a contribution to the villages by purchasing some of the locally-made handicraft. By doing so, you will support the local economy and have a beautiful souvenir or present from the Akha Experience.
Then take a truck back to Muang Sing.
This is a full inclusive package starting and ending from Muang Sing. Please ask for transportation and accommodation around Muang Sing or Luang Namtha.
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