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Trekking the Cloud Forests of Laos

9 Nights: from US$3178 per person (twin share) Trip Code: TCFL0001

Take on a challenging five-day trek through the rare cloud forests of northern Laos, to the summit of Phou Louey; ‘Forever Mountain'. This trek rewards you with a real sense of adventure, breath-taking views of endless green forests and possible sightings of rare species such as white-cheeked gibbons, leopards and bears from wildlife camera traps. Read more >

The mountainous north of Laos is the adventurous traveller's paradise with dense jungles, endangered wildlife, ethnic hill tribes and stunning mountain scenery. You will begin your journey in the spiritual capital of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage designated town with its ancient streets, beautiful pagodas and orange robed monks. However from here you will leave all creature comforts behind and embark on a true adventure through the isolated wilderness of the Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA).

Take a five-day trek through one of the densest jungles in Asia, traversing this astonishing area and summiting Phou Louy. Standing at 2257m it is Laos' third highest peak but the only one that is remotely accessible. Here you will stay at some incredible and unique accommodation along the way, from local homestays in a traditional rural village to rustic jungle huts. However the main highlight will be a night sleeping in a "nest", hanging effortlessly above the ground deep with the NPA. All the while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the area's elusive and endangered wildlife. There are also a number of hidden camera traps that you will inspect with your wildlife guide to further seek out the life of this jungle paradise.

After your successful trek you will leave the NPA behind and head to the spectacular karst mountains of Nong Khiew before returning back to the ancient town of Luang Prabang. Take a walking tour of its iconic pagodas, browse carvings and fabrics at the night market or simply take time for a relaxing massage. The perfect end to your northern Laos adventure.

Please be aware that this has been found to be a very challenging trek.  It involves full days of climbing up steep hills and other difficulties associated with dense jungle. Please sign up for this tour only if you have experience with difficult trekking and if you are in good level of physical fitness.

There are more moderate and shorter trekking opportunities within the NEPL NPA avaialble. Please enquire for more details.

At a glance

What's Included

Trip Highlights

  • Take a challenging 5 day hike through the Nam Et Phou Louey NPA, promising to challenge both the mind and body
  • Summit Phou Louey (Forever Mountain)
  • Explore the karst mountain scenery of Nong Khiaw and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang
  • Have the opportunity to glimpse endangered wildlife including white-cheeked gibbon, leopards and bears
  • Stay in homestays, jungle huts and ‘nests' deep within the jungle

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What, where, when and how...

Trekking the Cloud Forests of Laos - 10 Days

Map for Trekking the Cloud Forests of Laos

Trekking the Cloud Forests of Laos - 10 Days - Accommodation

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