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Trekking in Luang Namtha, Laos - Finding a group

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1. Posted by DulSaSeans (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I'm hoping to do a 3 day trek in northern Laos on my travels. Meeting, eating with and staying with the villagers while enjoying the scenery sounds really appealing.

The prices for a single traveller are quite high (USD$280), so ideally it looks like you would need to find a group of at least five others to get the best rate (USD$89 per person).

Does anyone have any advice on how easy it is to join/organise a group in the local area or is this something that should be organised quite a bit in advance.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences,
Barry.

2. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

When you get to Luang Namtha there is a trekking office ( sorry I don't recall the exact name of the place), where you can sign up for treks. I was with 1 other person when we went- and we joined onto a group with about 6 or 7 others.
If I recall correctly there are several different trek groups, almost every day, and it is quite easy to just sign up to add on to a forming group. Usually no need to plan very much in advance if you are a bit flexible on the exact day you start the trek.
We went on a 3 day trek and had a great time!
One of the many highlights of my trip in Laos....

3. Posted by DulSaSeans (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Brilliant, thanks a million CanadaGuy. Just the answer I was looking for! :)

4. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

No problem!
(and it is a lot cheaper than the price you quoted, when you just book and plan it when you get there...)

Have a great time! I'm sure you will.