• 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.

Experience on this 3-day trek to 8 Akha villages, and spend a couple of nights, learn Akha customs and participate in village activities.
Operated by 8 Akha villages in Muang Sing in partnership with Vientiane Travel / Exotissimo.
Supported by: GTZ

Spend three nights on Sam Yot Mountain (Three Peak Mountain) and stay with three different ethnic groups on this journey into the culture of Luang Namtha.

Operated by: Luang Namtha Guide Service Luang Namtha District, Luang Namtha Province

Supported by the LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project

Embark on a choice of 1-, 2- and 3-day treks around Muang Sing with a local English speaking guide leading the way and stay overnight in ethnic villages.

Operated by: Muang Sing Guide Service, Muang Sing District, Luang Namtha Province

Head off on an easy day-trek that stops at intersting ethnic villages, and observe their way of life and varied traditional practices. Overnight stays in Piang Ngam are available.

Operated by: Luang Namtha Guide Service, Luang Namtha District, Luang Namtha Province

Trail Description

Head out on a 1-day adventure around Vieng Phoukha to enjoy nature and spot birds before trekking to the lost city of Ku Vieng.

Operated by: Vieng Phoukha Ecoguide Service, Vieng Phoukha District, Luang Namtha Province

Trek in the Nam Ha NPA with Akha and Khamu guides, and spend the night in a bamboo and wood camp built by the villagers.

Operated by: Luang Namtha Guide Service with Khamu & Akha Guides

This journey into the Nam Ha NPA in Luang Namtha Provincecan be done as a 3-day/2-night trek or a 2-day/1-night trek. Spend the first night in a remote location, 3-4 hours away from the road by foot.

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.

Operated by: Vieng Phoukha Ecoguide Service, Vieng Phoukha District, Luang Namtha Province

Supported by the LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project

~ Discover the Nam Kat Waterfall

Embark on a 2-day/1-night trek along the Nam Ha River, up mountains with spectacular views of Luang Namtha, and through pristine forests to Ban Nalan for an overnight stay in the village lodge.

Operated by: Luang Namtha Guide Service

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.

Operated by: Vieng Phoukha Ecoguide Service, Vieng Phoukha District, Luang Namtha Province

Supported by the LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project