Day 1: Start from our office or your hotel at 8:30 AM by Tuk Tuk to where local guide from Nam Ha village waiting you for lead walking into the Nam Ha National Biodiversity Conservation Area “Nam Ha NBCA”. On this path you will walk through a nice forest area, in which you may encounter or hear wild animals, birds and learn how to spot their tracks. Your guide will share some of his ancestral knowledge about the traditional use of medicinal plants, edible leaves, and show you some native skills for the hunting of wildlife.
After two hours we have a traditional picnic lunch along the walking path, in the forest prepared by your guides. Thereafter, you will continue the flat and downhill path through primary forest, within the Nam Ha NBCA, and you will arrival Nam Ha Village the place offer your homestay.
The day you will join and practice some activities provided by small group of community based tourism such as: husking rice by feet or hand, Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, Khmu sword dancing, meet the local people, talk with your native host about village history, finally go to sleep.
Day 2: In the morning, while waiting for your breakfast, visit groups of knife making, participate in bamboo basket weaving and bamboo toys making such as: birds, frogs, a cup, etc. After breakfast participate in family activities if you want to, of course depending on the season you can watch or partake in, such as:
After lunch with the family get Tuk Tuk back to Luang Namtha that we have time to visit Lanten Ethnic Group of Nam Lue Village to see their culture and traditional. Then continue to visit Handicraft Center of Phieng Ngam Village “Handmade Products” and final back to you hotel in Luang Namtha.
Bring a small backpack, which should contain following items:
During the cold season (December and January) add a fleece jumper and long trousers to your pack, as in the mountains, night temperatures might drop to a chilly low.
Homestay: participants should be aware that there are no western-style toilets or washing facilities. Sleeping is on a bamboo or wooden floor, dormitory style. However, sleeping bags, foam mats, and mosquito nets are supplied.
Note: Homestay itinerary is a basic guideline only and subject to change. All homestay are supervised by Luang Namtha Provincial of Information, Culture & Tourism Department (PICTD), Laos Community Based Tourism (Laos-CBT) & Phou Iu Travel & Eco-tours which means all areas are frequented by tourists.