PRIVATE: 1 DAY | IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE LOCALS: TREK THE THIN PHA TRAIL
This is a “Fair Trek” hiking tour that takes you through the foothills of beautiful limestone mountain covered with jungle to visit local Hmong and Khmu hill tribe villages. The tour includes a scenic ride on the Nam Khan River and, during the wet season, a visit to the refreshing Tad Sae waterfall where you can swim and explore. Funds from this Fair Trek help support the local community.
Must book 3 days before your start date or contact us to confirm any earlier booking.
- 3 days before the tour start date - 50% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 2 days before the tour start date - 75% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 1 day before the tour start date or NO SHOW - 100% fee
Refund amount to your credit card account would take 2-5 business days
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Fully charged Camera
- Sunblock and Insect Repellent
- Trekking Shoes and/or Athletic Shoes
- Flip Flops
- Rain Gear (in season)
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Medicine
- Small backpack to carry water and other belongings
- Small amount of cash for beers/soft drinks/tips/souvenirs/etc.
August to January (high water season)
Start with a morning transfer 25 minutes out of town to our Tiger Trail Adventure Camp. Cross the Nam Khan River by boat to the trail-head and begin our day hike through rice paddies and middle canopy. Our first stop will be a Khmu village named Ban Huay Fai where children are likely to greet you with curiosity and smiles and your guide will introduce you to the local life and customs. Continue along ridges, limestone grottos and rocky slopes for lunch at a Hmong village known as Ban Thinpha from which this trail gets its name. Mountains and valleys offer many opportunities to experience a variety of flora and fauna. Stop, look, listen and ask your guide about the life teeming around you. Weave your way through paddies and countryside. Chat with villagers and ask questions about life in Laos end in the riverside village, Ban Huay Yen.
Our boat will be waiting to take you down a beautiful stretch of the Nam Khan with a stop at the Tad Sae Waterfall. Relax and soak in Tad Sae Falls after a day of trekking before returning by boat and vehicle to Luang Prabang.
Total trekking is about 12 km (7.5 mi) taking 4-5 hours through 300-900 m of deciduous forest and farmland.
February to July (low water season)
During the low water season, the itinerary is the same with the exception that the Tad Sae Waterfall can be very low or dry and may be omitted.