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Oudomxay: The Heart of Northern Laos
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Discover Oudomxay province with a choice of 1- to 3-day treks with home stays in a Khamu village organized by the Oudomxay Provincial Tourism Department. All tours start from the provincial capital of Oudomxay town (also called Muang Xay).

Community-based Ecotourism Programs

Package No. 1

View of Oudomxai

3-Day Khamu Trekking in La District

Discover the real life in Oudomxay province and visit some natural attractions on this community-based trekking tour.

Spend two nights in two different Khamu ethnic villages and learn about their traditions, lifestyle and handicrafts.

This challenging trek touches on several natural attractions including Singkhma Buddha Cave, Luang Cave, a pristine limestone forest and the Houai Khai Waterfall.

Along the way, local guides explain traditional hunting skills, share their knowledge of the secrets of medicinal plants, and provide details on local farming.

Package No. 2

View of Oudomxai

One-day walk around Oudomxay town

Explore the nature around Oudomxay town and enjoy the wonderful panorama over the Nam Ko basin from the mountains.

This one-day trip visits a Hmong village, the market in Phuu Khiew, Phou Toa Cave and the ethnic school of Oudomxay province in Ban Viengsa.



Package No. 3

View of Oudomxai

Day-trip to Muang La

Immerse yourself in idyllic Muang La, just 28 km from Oudomxay town and a favorite destination of Lonely Planet author, Joe Cummins.

Muang La sits in the splendid Nam Phaak Valley, and offers cultural and natural attractions such as the famous Thai Lu Temple, Vat Prachao Singkham, the Muang La hot mineral water springs, traditional salt production, and typical Thai Lu architecture.

Muang La can also serve as the starting point for excursions to remote ethnic villages nestled among rice fields, forests and mountains.

Visitors heading to Muang La can take time out for a 2-hour walk to the Singkham Buddha Cave and the Khamu village of Samakhisay.


Package No. 4

Nam Kat Waterfall

Two- to three-day Chom Ong Cave Exploration

Explore Chom Ong Cave, a recently rediscovered natural attraction some 45 km from Oudomxay town near the Khamu Lu village, Chom Ongthai, which is known for its traditional handicraft production.

From the village, a one-hour walk leads up a creek, through rice fields and into a forest to Chom Ong Cave, the source of the Nam Kaang River.

Entering the cave system, trekkers can walk through large halls with heights reaching 35 meters and widths of 20 meters. The exploration of Chom Ong Cave takes about four hours and is a real adventure as the cave is still in its natural state. The entire cave system stretches along a 4 km long mountain ridge and has a parallel and interconnecting fossil and river passage. Chom Ong Cave was first explored in January 2009 to a distance of 11.3 km, and there are several wide open side passages remaining.



Nam Kat Waterfall

Package No. 5

Day-trip to Nam Kat Waterfall

Take a-day-trip from Oudomxay town (Muang Xay) through a rugged valleyand pristine forests to the beautiful Nam Kat Waterfall in the Houay Nam Kat Reserve, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the falls' beautiful.

Note: Access may be difficult during the rainy season due to bad road conditions, . Please contact Oudomxay Tourist Information for details.


Picnic Lunch Big Tree Nam Ket River


All tours are guided by trained Lao nationals with proficient language skills.

For those interested in participating in one of these package tours or in finding more information about the programs and Oudomxay province, please visit Oudomxay Tourist Information.

Telephone: +856 (0)81 212483
Mobile: +856 (0)20 7870287
Fax: +856 (0)81 212 842

Map of Oudomxay Town

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