Trekking Tours

Wildlife Conservation Trekking Tours


Since 2016, Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area offer new ecotourism attractions: the wildlife conservation trekking tours!

The trekking project offers an unique opportunity to enter one of the most important wildlife habitats of the Total Protection Zone of Nam Et-Phou Louey and track wild species such as wild cats, bears and the wild dog (dhole) using camera traps which are set up along the trail and maintained by tourists. The data from these camera traps is then incorporated into the protected area’s wildlife-monitoring program.

These wildlife conservation trekking tours are located in different part of the Protected Area than the Nam Nern Night Safari, and provide alternate livelihoods in 3 villages as well as offer additional financial benefits for wildlife conservation efforts for 12 surrounding villages. The benefits depend on the number and type of the seen wildlife by visitors on tours and photos of wildlife taken by camera traps along the trail.

 


Trekking Tour Itineraries:

Seasonality: Trekking tours are available during the dry season only, from October to May/June
Difficulty: Please select and sign up for the tours that suite your level of experience in trekking and physical fitness

The Nests (2 Days / 1 Night)
Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
Accommodation: 1 night in The Nests
In Brief: Trek to the heart of the protected area and overnight in spherical baskets hanging from the trees – ‘The Nests’. Verify wildlife camera traps and try your luck to spot wildlife from the observation tower overlooking a salt lick that attracts animals such as the rare Sambar deer from far and wide. Read More.

Waterfall & The Nests (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
Accommodation: 1 night in Jungle Hut & 1 night The Nests
In Brief: Trek to the heart of the protected area and enjoy natural pools and waterfall nearby the jungle camp.  Verify wildlife camera traps and try your luck to spot wildlife nearby ‘The Nests’ camp on the day 2, from the observation tower overlooking a salt lick that attracts animals such as the rare Sambar deer from far and wide. Read More.

Cloud Forest Climb (5 Days/ 4 Nights)
Difficulty: Challenging
Accommodation: 1 night home-stay, 2 nights Jungle Hut, 1 night The Nests
In Brief: Challenging trekking up to the summit of Phou Louey the “Forever Mountain” (Elev. 2257m) – the third highest peak in Laos and one of the few cloud forests in the region. This trek through the evergreen forest includes a homestay in a Khmu village at the start of the tour, followed by a camping in jungle huts inside the protected area, and The Nests and wildlife observation tower. Read More.

 


Upcoming Trekking Tours

To check availability on any other dates or join the existing booking, please contact us on info@namet.org

December 5, 2017
  • Waterfall & Nest trek 3 days ( 2 booked ) 8 available

December 27, 2017
  • 5 Days Wildilfe Trek Challenge (2 Booked / 8 Available)

January 5, 2018
  • 5 Days Wildlife Trek Challenge (1 booked / 9 Available)


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