Northern-most part of Laos, sharing borders with China and Vietnam.
Phou Den Din National Protected Area and Nam Lan
Khmu, Tai Dam, Tai Daeng, Yao, Leu, Hor, Hmong, Akha, Yang,
Bid, and Lolo.
Phou Doychy, 1,842 m
Phongsaly is a very remote province that has only just begun
to be explored by tourists. It has tremendous potential for trekking, with its dramatic
mountainous terrain, cool weather and a very diverse population of ethnic hill tribes. Large areas of the province’s forests in Phou Den Din National Protected Area are
uninhabited and are reported to have lots of wildlife.
Treks in Boun Tai District head into
the Nam Lan Conservation Area through thick jungle abundant with bird species. The journey
stops at Ban Natan to enjoy some of the best hot springs in the country, and includes
overnight stays in Akha, Tai Yang, and Lue villages. Treks are two and three days long
and require the services of a trained local guide from the District Tourism Office.
One to four-day treks to visit Akha and
Pu Noi villages are available from Phongsaly District. These are booked through the Provincial Tourism Office, which has a
core of local trained guides. For those interested in adventurous boat travel, take the
Nam Ou River from Phongsaly down to Luang Prabang Province.
Trekking in Phongsaly