If there is a remote area to indulge in trekking, it's here!
We have designed itineraries for different levels of hikers, supported by our local guides, that focus on the discovery of the unspoilt countryside around our Lodge. Different opportunities to experience agriculture, handicrafts and other natural treasures.
02Half-day duration: 3h | depart 9h00 or 14h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 2 The easiest of our treks, which is more of a pleasant walk in the immediate vicinity of our Lodge, to discover the rural life of the Khamu farmers in their rice fields.
3AHalf-day duration: 4h | depart 9h00 or 14h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 3This excursion begins in a 4x4, before setting off on foot (2 hours walk). You explore the lush vegetation of the valley with some splendid views, and passing through rice fields and over bamboo bridges. You reach the village of Long Ya of the Yang people before you arrive at the temple of Wat Hoytinphabath. The temple is home to a reclining statue of Buddha, over 35m long and a place of total serenity.
04Full day duration: 6h | depart 9h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 3 is a popular excursion. A short transfer by 4x4, then a trek to Ban Phavie, a magnificent Khamu village sitting on a hilltop, wehere you take your picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you stop near a waterfall with clear waters, perfect for a dip.
4AFull day duration: 6h | depart 9h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 4 is a more robust alternative to our excursion 04. Towards Phongsavanh, it combines the discovery of several Khamu villages with a visit to the temple of Wat Hoytinphabath - home to an immense reclining Buddha. You will experience the peaceful life of the villagers, as they go about their daily chores such as preparing their meals with local produce.
05Full day duration: 6h | depart 9h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 5 Transfer by 4x4 to the peaks. Experienced hikers will choose this excursion of around 6 hours to meet the Khamu people. A trek of 2½ hours, along a forest trail to an isolated village where the houses are built on stilts. The remote villagers traditions and beliefs include respect for the wisdom of the elders, the innocence of youth and the solidarity of the community. The trek continues to some immense caves.
20Full day duration: 6h | depart 9h00 | with guide | level of difficulty: 1 A fun and traditional excursion - "Of Rice and Men" lets you try growing rice with the Khamu farmers. A picnic lunch in a "sala" amidst the unspoilt countryside, prepared by our cook. At the end of the day, your return to our Lodge crossing the Nam Pak River on a bamboo raft, via the village of Vieng Kham. The village is well known for the production of sarongs and other silk products.