Laos is a perfect destination for all explorers looking for adventure. This beautiful country in Southeast Asia offers breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the Karst Mountains to dense jungles and spectacular waterfalls. On your Laos tour, trekking remains the best option. Whatever your level, many excursions offered by Paradise Travel with tailor-made packages will be a selection of essential activities while trekking in Laos.

1. Discover unique spots in Luang Prabang, Laos

Trekking to admire majestic scenery of Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

Trekking to admire majestic scenery of Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

Trekking in Luang Prabang will delight all adventurers who wish to discover the jungle while enjoying the comfort of the city. This easily accessible trek will delight both expert trekkers and beginners. With its charming nature, its ethnic villages and its culture, as well as its fauna, Luang Prabang is ideal for an ethnic immersion in Laos. In particular, if you are visiting the Khmu and Hmong ethnic villages, you will have a chance to experience daily rural life!

Also, the Kuang Si waterfall is the flagship site of Luang Prabang. It is a fairly easy trek that lasts only 2-3 hours. The trekking to the Kuang Si waterfall will allow you to reach the magnificent turquoise waters, the friendly inhabitants and the mystical stories of Luang Prabang.

2. Meet elephants in Xieng Lom, Laos

6 Best Activities and Destinations for Trekking in Laos

You will have a chance to meet lovely elephants while trekking in Laos

Only 15km from Luang Prabang is the Elephant Village. This center provides support for 9 elephants, kept away from abusive work. It is an incredible place in the jungle for trekking in Laos, located by the river. Moreover, it is the first place in Laos offering interaction with elephants and a selection of enriching activities including elephant treks, safaris, etc. One thing for sure is that the Elephant Village promises a unique experience to get to know these magnificent creatures.

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3. Marvel at the 100 waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, Laos

6 Best Activities and Destinations for Trekking in Laos

Poetic scenery in Nong Khiaw village

With nearly 100 waterfalls, Nong Khiaw is the perfect place for trekking. The joy of discovering nature in this high place of trekking in Laos is abundant and limitless. Between the meeting of ethnic groups, homestay accommodation, and the discovery of the diversity of Lao cultures, the scenery is guaranteed! Nong Khiaw offers a real challenge to all those who venture there. You will often be immersed in water while climbing rocks. It is a thrilling trail that offers beautiful natural surprises to the most experienced hikers. Besides, Nong Khiaw is the starting point to go to Muang Noi. Trekking paths offer several levels of difficulty accessible to novices and large trekkers. It is also an ideal place to discover the Nam Ou river aboard a traditional wooden boat or to enjoy kayaking.

4. Immerse yourself in Laotian culture in Luang Namtha

Chase the sunset while trekking in Luang Namtha

Chase the sunset while trekking in Luang Namtha

Nestled in the mountainous north of Laos, a stone’s throw from the Chinese border, Luang Namtha is an excellent base for trekking in Laos. Luang Namtha remains pristine and spectacular, sheltering ethnic minorities of black Tay, Khmu, Ahka Tay Lue, etc. With more than 20 mountain tribes, this destination offers a diverse community. Trekking in Luang Namtha offers fantastic trails that alternate waterfalls, mountains, and rivers. Through this trekking, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the heart of centuries-old forests, some of which date back over 400 years. The fauna, the natural landscapes, and the ethnic culture make it one of the essential destinations of Laos.

5. Play the Indiana Jones at the ancient ruins of the Khmer temple

6 Best Activities and Destinations for Trekking in Laos

Trekking to the horizon line in Vat Phou Champasak

For all lovers of trekking but also of old stones, Vat Phou, the old ruin of the Khmer temple of the province of Champasak, should please you. This place is suitable for family tours to Laos. You should not miss an opportunity to play explorers by discovering the ruins of temples and palaces. Vat Phou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is delightfully free from crowds. Base yourself in the village of Champasak, where you can enjoy a spa, good excavations or even a shadow theater or a traditional music show.

6. Meet Gibbons at Bokeo Nature Reserve

Another interesting activity for you when trekking in Bokeo forest - try the tree house zipline!

Another interesting activity for you when trekking in Bokeo forest – try the tree house zipline!

Trekking in Laos is one of the best ways to cherish the pristine nature of this lovely country, especially in the famous Bokeo nature reserve. Located near the town of Huay Xai, this area brings together authentic hiking trails amidst dense green forests. The trekking in the natural reserve of Bokeo is not easy, you will be able to meet difficulties, due to the significant unevenness and the paths overgrown with vegetation, but this magnificent spectacle is worth the candle. If you are lucky, you can meet the endangered black-crested gibbons. This kind of discovery trek in Laos promises you an exciting and exciting journey.

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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