Trekking is an absolute must in Luang Prabang with a variety of treks to suit all levels. On your way you’ll see spectacular waterfalls, indigenous wildlife and gain a fascinating insight into some of the rural folk living in the hill tribe villages. Descendants of the Mongolians, the Hmong tribe make their home in the chillier higher hills whilst the Khmu tribe is found in lower regions with treks to their homes taking you through lush tropical jungle.
There are a few companies offering trekking tours which you can book upon arrival. One of the more popular agents is Green Discovery who offer treks from one day to several days including Luang Prabang to Ban Nong Touk which takes you through paddy fields, pineapple gardens then up to visit some Hmong families on the first day. The second day you’ll pass through some spectacular scenery including a visit to a cave which once served as a bomb shelter, a waterfall and a visit to the Sun Bear Rescue Centre. This trek is available all year round. Luang Prabang Fair Trek offer similar trips and also a hiking adventure to the Elephant Park Project which includes a visit to the beautiful Tad Sae waterfalls.