Phou Long Tai Trek Tour 2days

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Phou Long Tai Trek Tour

Trek to Hmong Village – Phu Luang Tai – Cave – Ban Som Another wonderful Trekking opportunity around Luang Prabang with moderate to difficult parts. This Trek is supported and surveyed with the help of the Mekong River Development Project. On this tek you can experience the culture of Khamu and Hmong people. It also includes a night in a local home…

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      Discovery, Trekking
    • Activity Level Difficult to Challenge
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Phou Long Tai Trek Tour 2days.

    Phou Long Tai Trek Tour 2days

    Trek to Hmong Village – Phu Luang Tai – Cave – Ban Som Another wonderful Trekking opportunity around Luang Prabang with moderate to difficult parts. This Trek is supported and surveyed with the help of the Mekong River Development Project. On this tek you can experience the culture of Khamu and Hmong people. It also includes a night in a local home…

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    – All transfers in private AC car to/from trekking area
    – English speaking guides with licence
    – Helping guide(s)
    – Fresh food and drink (water, tea, coffee)
    – Entrance fees and permissions
    – Fair Trek Project village fund payments
    – Forest fund payments
    – Village Trekking
    – Boat Transfers
    – Car Transfers
    – village fees and contributions

    1. Day1 Trek to Hmong Village – Phu Luang Tai.

      Depart from Luang Prabang in the early morning, taking a 30 – minute boat ride up the Mekong to Ban Moungkham in Chomphet District. From there, walk 2 hours on a forested trail to Ban Houaypong, a Khamu Rok village. Take a short break in Ban Houaypong, before continuing 15 minutes to Houaypong stream, to eat a picnic lunch.
      After lunch, the trek begins an uphill climb to Ban Phuluang Tai. The trail is a steep climb for 2 hours, before reaching a ridge that is followed for 2 more hours, with sweeping views across the mountain ranges and valleys.
      Arrive in Ban Phuluang Tai, a Hmong village, by the late afternoon. You can walk around the village, bathe at the local spring, or relax at the guesthouse, while the villagers prepare the evening meal. Phuluang Tai also has beautiful night views of the lights of Luang Prabang in the distance. You have the option of requesting additional services, such as drum and kaen musical performances, or buying traditional embroidery. Tourists spend the night in the village guest house, which is constructed in traditional Hmong-style and managed by the community

    2. Day2 Cave – Ban Som

      Eat breakfast in Ban Phuluang Tai, then depart early. The trek down to Ban Som takes a little over 1.5 hours, following a steep downhill trail, passing Ban Mok Prai – another Hmong village. In Ban Som, an idyllic Lao Loum village surrounded by rice paddies, a creek, and mountains, tourists can rest and refresh themselves, before leaving their bags to hike to Tam Nang Anh (a cave 30 minutes uphill), then swim by a small waterfall at the base of the mountain. A village guide will accompany the guiests on the trek and provide information on the cave. Returning to Ban Som, the villagers will serve lunch, before making the final hike 3 hours back to Ban Moungkham on an easy road and trail.
      Return to Luang Prabang by boat , arriving in the early evening.
      Accommodation & Food
      •Village lodge with one common room
      •Common bathroom facilities available Public bathing (women need a sarong)
      •Hmong & Lao cuisine.
      Typical meal includes chicken, soup, sticky rice, vegetables and chili.
      •Vegetarian food is available upon request
      Level of Difficulty & Safety
      Moderate-Difficult: Steep climbs make this trail challenging. Trekkers must be in good physical shape and be able to walk 5 hours per day.

    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations



    Our homestays



    Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels

    There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…

    There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.

    There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.

    Tour Guide
    Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
    Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

    During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack

    Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.

    During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.

    Drinking water
    There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.

    Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
    What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.

    1 medium-sized backpack.
    Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
    1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
    1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
    1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
    1 medium-sized towel.
    1 medium-sized dry bag.
    Hiking poles/walking sticks

    Responsible Tourism
    We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

    We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.

    Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
    Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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