The Tiger Trail staff in Luang Prabang recently spent time clearing the tracks to prepare for the upcoming high season, and topping the list is the one-day, 17-km “Trekking the Longhut Trail”.
This tour (FT-1BM) is for fit travelers looking for a challenging trek, featuring great scenery and visits to remote Hmong and Khmu hill tribe villages.
The day begins with a drive to Ban Xieng Lom on the Nam Khan River, and a boat ride across the waters to a mountainous jungle trail to Lao Theung Village and a Khmu village visit.
The trek continues into a landscape of soaring limestone rock faces, with the trail turning steep, narrow, and rocky before reaching the isolated Hmong village of Lao Sung with loads of roaming livestock.
Here, trekkers enjoy lunch in a local, humble home, while listening to stories about the various cultures, playing with the children, or asking questions about their way of life.
The descent passes through other small villages and follows a stream, while meeting villagers heading home from markets or the fields until the trek ends at the Nam Khan River.
This trek is rated medium to difficult, and usually takes 6-8 hours, depending on conditions. For an easier trek in the same incredible area see the FT-1AM tour
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