There are some good treks in Chomphet district located close to
Luang Prabang Town. Kwangsi Waterfall, typically visited by car, now has an alternative
walking route that follows a foot path through forests, fields and ethnic villages. Ngoi Kao Village is a new, relaxing destination reached by a trek operated by the villagers themselves. They offer bungalow accommodation on a peaceful, remote stretch of the Nam Ou River.
From Ngoi Kao you can also take overnight excursions through mountainous terrain to
nearby ethnic communities. For those looking for a scenic alternative to bus travel,
boats can be taken downriver from Muang Ngoi to Luang Prabang.
There are many other areas of Luang Prabang Province that have yet to be traveled by
tourists, including the Nam Et/Phou Louei National Protected Area and the province’s
northeastern region near the border with Vietnam, a remote rural area with many
traditional Hmong communities.
Trekking in Luang Prabang
River tours in Luang Prabang
Maps of Luang Prabang
Ecotourism accommodation in Luang Prabang