Trekking in Phou Khao Khuay National Park

PKK Phou Khao Khouay LaosThis 1 day excursion offers hiking from waterfall to waterfall where you can swim and relax! The National Protected Area of Phou Khao Khouay is the nearest National Park to Vientiane. Besides some great scenery and beautiful waterfalls, the NPA offers trails through dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forests.

Approximately: 4 hour transfer,  2-2,5 hours trekking

Day 1: Vientiane  > Ban Hatkhai

We will be transferred from Vientiane to Ban Hatkhai, where we have short time strolling around the village before we get further short transfer for a 2 hours trek passes through an evergreen canopy as we gain height. A picnic lunch is served on the way.

The magnificent pair of waterfalls Tad Xay and Pha Xay, particularly beautiful during and after the rainy season are reached in the afternoon. You have some free time at Tad Xay which has a pool recommended for bathing.

Approximately: 2 hour transfer, 2-2,5 hours trekking

End of 1 day tour: We return to Vientiane from Ban Hatkhai

Approximately: 2 hours transfer

Boating: In the dry season, we are not able to take long tail boat on Houay Xai stream, so we continue the boat ride further up steam on Nam Mang to meet another trekking starting point on the river bank (2 hours trek)

See also: 2 Day Phou Khao Khouay Experience

Depart From :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Returns to :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Long-tail boat
Activities :
Trekking, Swimming
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Swim clothes, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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