7-Day Northern Laos Expedition: Trekking, Kayaking & Authentic Discoveries

7-day adventure through northern Laos, experiencing thrilling trekking, kayaking, and cultural immersion

Embark on a 7-day adventure through northern Laos, experiencing thrilling trekking, kayaking, and cultural immersion. Explore Luang Namtha and Nam Ha National Park, kayak along the Nam Ha River, discover hidden waterfalls and experience a thrilling zipline in Oudomxay, and hike to breathtaking viewpoints in Nong Khiaw. Immerse yourself in local villages, visit remarkable caves, and witness traditional activities. Conclude your journey with a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves and a visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Discover the best of northern Laos in this action-packed 7-day tour.

Namkat Yorlapa sky bridge, Oudomxay, Laos

Tour Details





7 Days



Trip Highlights

  • Nam Ha National Park Trekking & Thrilling Kayaking Adventure
  • Experience ATV Ride, Sky Bridges, and Zipline in Nam Kat, Oudomxay
  • Hiking and Cultural Discovery in Nong Khiaw
Laos speed Train
Day 1

Luang Prabang – Train ride to Luang Namtha

Depart from your Luang Prabang hotel and hop on a scenic speed train to Luang Namtha. Experience the local train ride, promoting sustainability and enjoying picturesque views. Upon arrival, transfer to Luang Namtha town for an overnight stay. Explore the peaceful town, visit a small museum showcasing ancient artifacts, and take in the panoramic view from the golden Luang Namtha Stupa.
Trekking to Ban Nalan Neun, Nam Ha National Park
Day 2

Luang Namtha – Trekking in Nam Ha National Park

Embark on a thrilling trek through Nam Ha National Park, known for its diverse flora and fauna. Start at Ban Chalem Souk, a Khmu village near Luang Namtha. Traverse forests, bamboo groves, and a cardamom plantation. Enjoy a picnic lunch with wildlife sounds atop a mountain. Continue to Ban Nalan, a riverside Khmu village, to experience their culture and stay overnight. *Note: The location for trekking and kayaking may change in the dry season (Mar-May) due to lower water levels
Basic homestay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kayaking Nam Ha River
Day 3

Kayaking in Nam Ha River – Luang Namtha

After enjoying a hearty Lao breakfast, get ready for a kayaking adventure on the Nam Ha River. Navigate through rapids and immerse yourself in the jungle scenery. Take breaks at the Khmu jungle village of Ban Nalan Tai and the Lanten village of Ban Nam Koy. Enjoy a riverside lunch featuring local and jungle food. Continue kayaking through the heart of the Nam Ha National Park until you reach the confluence of the Nam Ha and Nam Tha rivers. Return to Luang Namtha.
Phou Iu Bungalows III Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Namkat waterfall adventure
Day 4

Luang Namtha to Oudomxay – Namkat waterfall adventure

Depart from Luang Namtha in the morning and travel approximately 4 hours to Muang Xay in Oudomxay. In the afternoon, enjoy a short ATV ride to Namkat Waterfall (approximately 5 km). Upon arrival at the waterfall entrance, trek through the jungle and cross 13 sky bridges. Return to the entrance via an 11-zipline adventure. Ride the ATV back to the starting point. Stay overnight in Oudomxay.
Namkat Yorla Pa Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nong Khiaw Hiking to Mountain Viewpoint
Day 5

Oudomxay to Nongkhiaw – Half-Day Hiking to Mountain Viewpoint

After breakfast, transfer to Muang Ngoi and hike through dense jungle and rocky cliffs. The 4-hour round-trip hike offers stunning views of Nong Khiaw town and its surroundings. Enjoy the lush greenery, sounds of the jungle, and refreshments provided. Return to your hotel in Nong Khiaw.
Mandala Ou Resort Breakfast, Lunch
Nong Khiaw mountain-top view
Day 6

Explore Around Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi

Take a scenic 1-hour boat ride upstream on the Nam Ou River to Muang Ngoi, a charming village nestled between mountains. Discover the village on foot, visiting a local school and an impressive cave once used as a bomb shelter. Witness traditional activities like rice paddies, whisky distillation, and fishing (seasonal). Enjoy a delicious lunch and continue upstream to Ban Sopjam, a village known for weaving. Return to Nong Khiaw.
Mandala Ou Resort Breakfast, Lunch
Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang
Day 7

Nongkhiaw – Boat trip to Pak Ou Cave – Transfer to Luang Prabang

Leave Nong Khiaw by boat and enjoy a scenic two-hour journey down the Nam Ou River. Explore the Pak Ou Caves, home to thousands of miniature Buddha images. Have lunch in the fishing village of Ban Pak Ou. Continue transfer to Luang, making a stop at a minority village to learn about sticky rice production and customs. Visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang to observe valuable artifacts and traditional textiles from the ethnic groups in the area. Trip ends in Luang Prabang.
N/A Breakfast, Lunch

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7-Day Northern Laos Expedition: Trekking, Kayaking & Authentic Discoveries


7 Days


  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Refill drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast; 01 night in basic homestay
  • Train ticket Luang Prabang – Luang Nam Tha, 1st class


  • International flight to/from Luang Prabang.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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