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Akha Experience - A Window to Centuries-old Tradition

This program takes you on a journey to a remote Akha community. Lose yourself in nature and appreciate the value of tradition on this culture immersion tour.

A meaningful holiday in Laos, from USD 428.00

Travel No. 32465

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The Akha Experience,
A Fair Trek initiative


Village-based Home Stay in Northern Laos

 

voluntourism Laos, volunteer, Akha experienceOne of the first Fair Trek initiatives, the Akha Experience program is a cooperation between Fair Trek, the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), the Phongsali Alternative Development Fund and the Lao government. The initiative was established in 2009 to generate alternative income to former opium-growing communities.

 

Location of the project

Honglerk village is based in Muang Khua in Phongsali Province, one of the most remote and poor regions in Laos. You will stay with an Akha host family in this peaceful hillside location, far from main roads and main city centers. 

 

Sample itinerary:

Day 1 Transfer from Luang Prabang by local public bus (or private minivan) to Oudomxai. Overnight in guesthouse in Oudomxai.

Day 2 Transfer to trekking point, then 3-4 hour trek to Honglerk village. Introduction to the village and your hosts.

Day 3 Participate in daily life in the village (field work, cooking, handicraft ) depending on availability.

Day 4 Hike to the road (3-4 hours), transfer to Muang Khua. Overnight in Muang Khua.

Day 5 Transfer from Muang Khua to Luang Prabang by public (or private minivan).


voluntourism in laos, Akha project

This sample itinerary includes all meals, transfers, guides, local fees, taxes and donations, local village guides and activity charges.

 

Program info : need to know!

Conditions in the village are very basic. Electricity is available during limited hours in the evening only - while bringing electronic devices is not prohibited, make sure that they are fully charged before trekking to the village from the main road! 

Changes from the sample itinerary might be possible at any time in order to enhance the experience for the traveler and to maximize the positive impact on the village. Your Tiger Trail guide will help translate and will help arrange activities to get involved in with local villagers, depending on the availability.

 

Accommodation and Food

Your meals will be prepared by your hosts and you'll eat with them in their homes. Your bedding will be basic but comfortable - you'll have mattresses, a blanket and a mosquito net. There is a toilet and a basin where you may bathe.

 

Learn more about Fair Trek here

 


Join the Akha Experience program and dare to experience Laos differently!

 

 

North Laos, Voluntourism, Ecotourism project

Dates & Prices

Join-in Tour- 4 days

Join-in tour, per person price

01.07.2012Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Saturday, 1. July 2017
Continuous Date

356 USD

 

Join-in Tour- 5 days

Join-in tour, per person price

01.07.2012Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Saturday, 1. July 2017
Continuous Date

422 USD

 

Join-in Tour- 6 days

Join-in tour, per person price

01.07.2012Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Saturday, 1. July 2017
Continuous Date

469 USD

 

Private Tour: Prices available upon request, indicate group size

Private Tour

01.07.2012Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Saturday, 1. July 2017
Continuous Date