• Trek along Luang Namtha

    Trek along the Nam O River and up an old Akha trail to the mountain top Akha Phouli village of Ban Nam Lo for an overnight stay, before heading through a bamboo forest to a limestone cave on this 2-day adventure.
  • Explore Khammouane

    Explore Khammouane province's Phou Hin Poun Protected Area
  • Bokeo The Gibbon

    mmerse yourself in the Gibbon Experience, two innovative programs centering on a network of canopy huts that provide a rare opportunity to see black-cheeked crested gibbons, once thought to be extinct. Overnight accommodation is in a canopy tree house with excellent views of the surrounding Bokeo Forest Reserve.
  • Discover Oudomxay

    Trekking in Oudomxay: Discover Oudomxay province with a choice of four 1-day tours and a 3-day trek with a home stay in a Khamu village.
  • Journey to Kong Lor Cave

    Journey to Kong Lor Cave, an amazing 7.5 km-long limestone tunnel formed by the Hinboun River
  • Kwang Si Luang Prabang

    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.
  • Home of Elephant

    Explore northern Sayaboury Province – the home of Laos’ annual Elephant Festival
  • Savannakhet Paradise

    Discover rural Lao life on a 3-day trek around Savannakhet

Trekking in Laos

The treks featured by Ecotourism Laos are mostly operated by provincial guide services and the villagers along the trail, all of who have received training. A significant portion of the trekking fees goes to local guides and villagers for home stays and other hospitality services as well as to support ongoing training, trail and facility maintenance and community development funds.

Resident guides have intimate knowledge of plants, wildlife and local culture, and hiring one through a tour operator or guide service will make your trek much more fulfilling. Booking a trek is the best way to visit a Lao National Protected Area. 

Embark on a journey of a lifetime...take an ecotourism trek through the nature and culture of Laos.

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

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

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

Day-trip to Muang La

Immerse yourself in idyllic Muang La, just 28 km from Oudomxay town and a favorite destination of Lonely Planetauthor, 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

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.

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.


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.

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