Ecotourism in Laos
ecotourism in Laos
about ecotourismlaos
What's new in Laos
Ecotourism Activities
National Protected Areas
Provincial Hightlights
World Heritage Sites in Laos
photo gallery
travel information
maps in laos
do's and don't
tour operators
Sustainable Tourism Network
Ecotourism Investment
GMS Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Subscribe to
What's New @
Ecotoursm Laos.
Your Email:
Kwang Si Waterfall Walk (Long Lao Trek)
< < Back

Take this great 4- to 5-hour alternative walking route to Kwang Si Waterfall, and trek to Hmong and Khamu villages, green forests and mountain tops before arriving at the falls. Village guides are available to enhance the experience by explaing the natural and cultural sites along the way.

Supported by the LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project

Local guides at the Kwangsi Waterfall


Depart Luang Prabang in mid-morning for a 30-minute drive to Ban Nong Heo, a Khamu village where the village guide joins the group to lead the trek.

Hike through community forests and farming fields for 1.5 hours to Ban Long Lao, a Hmong village, to rest and enjoy a family-style Lao lunch prepared by the villagers.

After learning about traditional Hmong textile production, trekkers climb through thick forests to the top of a mountain offering excellent views of the surrounding area.

Descend from the hills to a natural spring for a brief rest and afternoon swim. The trail then arrives at the famous Kwang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang's most popular natural site. Return to Luang Prabang by car in the late afternoon.

Luang Prabang's famouns Kwangsi Waterfall


  • Contact any tour company

  • For additional information contact the Luang Prabang Provincial Tourism Office at (+856-71) 212-487 and ask for Vongdavone.


  • Family style Lao meal. Typical meal includes chicken, soup, sticky rice, vegetables and chili.

  • Vegetarian food is available upon request.

Level of Difficulty & Safety

Easy - Moderate: Moderate climbing involved. Trekkers must be in good physical shape. Total of about four hours of walking.

What to Bring

Good shoes for hiking, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen/hat, camera, money to purchase handicrafts. It is advised to wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves to protect against shrubs, insects and sun.

Copyright © 2009-2014 GMS Sustainable Tourism Development Project in Lao PDR