Akha 3 days 2 Nights Trek in Muang Sing, Luang Namtha, Laos
Picnic lunch is prepared by local guide at the beautiful 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 of Ban Nam Deat Mai to the old village site and walk through old forest before descending to their village. On the trail the guides have a forest activity such as bird watching, collecting bamboo shoots and medicinal plants, depending on season and villagers suggestions.
Stay overnight at the lodge in Ban Nam Deat Mai.
While waiting for dinner, visit the village with the Ban Nam Deat Mai hosts. Walk around the village, observe how the villagers feed their husbandry and prepare for the day ending.
Listen to traditional musical instruments, stories and legends while watching the preparation of the evening meal. You could also ask about traditional Akha architecture.
After dinner you will receive a massage which traditionally is given to guests staying overnight in the village. You can go off listening to the courting songs of the youth at the courting grounds.
Day 2: Ban Nam Deat Mai-Ban Pha kha-Ban Pha Ya Luang
After breakfast start walking to Ban Sai Leck (Yao villages), the villages of beautiful handicraft and interesting traditional.
Walk visit Ban Pa Kha (Akha villages), the trail passes through field. During the trek, the village guides can tell you about their culture and tradition.
Arrive in Ban Pa Kha where you will be the guest of a family for lunch.
After lunch continue to Ban Don Chai to see the Tai Lue traditional style and Vat Tai Lue (temple).
Continue to Pa Ya Luang (Akha village). Along the way you can learn about upland rice cultivation and during planting season try it yourself. You will also learn about the new cash crop being planted in the area: sugar grows, corn grows, rice grows, rubber and etc...
Continue on to Ban Pa Ya Luang where you will stay overnight.
After dinner enjoy the traditional massage before listening to the villagers playing traditional instruments. They will invite you to sing along or try out the instruments. This is also a good time to try Lao Lao, the Lao rice liquor, in case you have not done this before.
Day 3: Ban Pa Ya Luang-Ban Pa bath Yai-Ban Pong Seiw-Ban Pa Bath Noy-Muang Sing (Approx. 3 hours trekking)
Depart for Ban Pa Bath Yai (Akha village). Along the way share some of the agricultural activities with locals. Learn and experience paddy rice farming and realize just how much work has to be done before you can eat your rice!
Stop for a break in Ban Pong Seiw (Akha village), where there is time for another village activity.
Lunch is served in Ban Pa Bath Noy (Akha village), where you eat with one of the families.
Visit the village of noodle Ban Nong Kham (Tai Lue village). Take the truck back to Muang Sing around 3 o’clock.
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