Highlights :
- Vientiane and Luang Prabang listed as World Heritage
- Some easy walks, notably in the Orchid Valley
- Festival of the summer retreat of the monks of Luang Prabang
- Karst mountains and ascent of the Nam Ou river by canoe
- Days dedicated to painting and sketching in nature
- Travel accompanied by Jérôme Edou



  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: 05 Oct - 21 Oct 2023
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Number of walking days: 0
  • Highest Altitude: 0 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel
Leave No Trace

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Free afternoon of rest and quiet discovery of Vientiane.
- Night at Hotel Khamvongsa in B/B
- (Very) precarious night at the lodge in the village of Ban Hat Kaï with half board.
- Dinner prepared by the people of the village.
Lunch on site, prepared by the local guide's family. At the end of the afternoon, drive to Vientiane (2 hours).
- Night at Hotel Khamvongsa in B/B
Afternoon boat trip on Lake Nam Ngum.
- Night at Sanctuary Lodge in lakeside in B/B
In the morning, train to Luang Prabang (1 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.) then drive to Nong Khiaw (3 a.m.) on the Nam Ou river. En route, visit the artisan village of Ban Li. Ascent of the Nam Ou by canoe (2 hours) to the village of Sopcham, known for its artisan weavers.
- Night at Sopcham Guest House, precarious but comfortable in B/B
Descent to the Nam Ou by canoe to Nong Khiaw (1:30 h).
Road to Ban Pak Ou, famous Buddhist caves on the Mekong.
Visit the caves then a boat trip to Luang Prabang
- Night at the Sala Hotel in B/B on the banks of the Mekong
visit and festival at the end of the monks’ summer retreat.
- Same hotel in B/B
Excursion to Kuang Si Falls with an easy walking tour (3/4 hrs). Teks, mango trees, spruces, cardamom, etc.
Swimming and sketching, On return visit the Uxo center (mining clearance).
- Same hotel in B/B
free day of painting and walking.
- Same hotel in B/B
Return by train to Vientiane for an international flight at 8:30 p.m. to Bangkok for connection to Paris at 0.05 a.m.


- The trip will be confirmed from 6 pax registered
- Single room supplement on request: $490
- International flights: - Base Camp Trek – Shiva Ram - can arrange international flights for you on Thai Airways. reservation@basecamptrek.com
Flight prices vary so book as early as possible.
If you take your flights directly, pay attention to the sites. It is always better to book with the airline itself (flexibility, delay, cancellation, etc.)
Visas can be reserved online and are issued upon arrival in Vientiane. No visa for Thailand if you want to spend a few days there before or after the trip.
- This unique trip was recognized and prepared by Jérôme Edou in collaboration with the excellent Laotian agency Laos Mood, directed by Laurent Granier, a great connoisseur of the country where he has lived for years.

>>> This is a succinct but contractual description of the trip and the prices (except air) confirmed and final (except for major unforeseen circumstances).
A more detailed technical sheet of the trip will be posted online in a few weeks.

Information and registration:

What's included

- All transport mentioned by private vehicle, train, canoe, etc.
- All accommodation in double rooms with breakfast.
- Entries to the sites mentioned
- Local French-speaking guides for visiting days
- Support by Jérôme Edou

What's not included

- International flight (indicative to date) +/- €1300
- Visa fees (€40 on arrival)
- Meals and drinks at midday and evening (except in the Vallée des Ochidées)
Question? Make an inquiry or call (977-1) 451 55 73