Jungle trek in Luang Namtha

We chose Luang Namtha as our last stop in Laos with the intention of taking on a jungle tour. On our night of arrival we found a place which managed to organise us an ideal trip for the next morning which would take the 5 of us out with 2 tour guides for 2 days and 1 night homestay in a village within the jungle.

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Pom (our guide) cooking up a mean broth in a hollowed out stick of bamboo:

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Leaf spoons and bamboo chopsticks were provided for our cutlery:

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View from the greatest height we trekked to:

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Approaching the village for our homestay:

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Photos from around the village:

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Ghetto pool table:

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The village school:

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After our guide ran into this spiders’ web in the jungle, he joked he would save it for later. We set off thinking nothing of it, but later that evening he pulled it from his pocket and kept his word by cooking and eating it:

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The trek turned out to be a sound choice, it was as authentic as we could have hoped for.