Luang Namtha to Muang Sing by Bike (3 days)
This tour offers an interesting alternative way to travel to Muang Sing. Travelling by bicycle, on the way we will see mountains, streams, forest, and ethnic minority villages such as Hmong, Lanten, Khmu, Akha, Tailue, and Taidam. The tour includes English-speaking guide, two nights’ accommodation in Muang Sing, a picnic lunch with local food, and a support vehicle.
Day 1: Our visiting include about 6 -7.
At 9:00 a.m., starting at the office, this tour follows the main road from Luang Namtha to Muang Sing, with gradual elevation gain. On the way, we will see mountains, streams, forest, and ethnic minority villages such as Hmong, Lanten, Khmu, Akha, Tailue, and Taidam. For the lunch break, we will stop at the Pha Nguang waterfall, accessible via a small walking trail, about 900 meters from the main road. From the Kiewlom mountain pass, it is a quick descent to the Muang Sing valley, with broad views of mountain ranges and extensive rice paddies. Just before we enter Muang Sing, we will climb up to the That Xieng Tueng stupa, the most important Buddhist stupa in the Muang Sing district. If time allows, we can take a short coffee break (on own account) at the Stupa Mountain Lodge, from which we have a fantastic view over the Muang Sing valley.
Overnight in a guesthouse in Muang Sing.
Day 2: Our visiting include about 6 -7.
Early morning, we will visit the fresh morning market, where we can see different ethnic minorities selling their vegetables and NTFPs (non-timber forest products), which were collected from their upland farms and the forest. During the city sightseeing tour, we can see the former
French fortress and visit the Ethnic Groups Museum (open Monday-Friday only). After a short break, we continue to visit Akha, Tailue, and Yao (Mien) villages. Overnight in a guesthouse in Muang Sing.
Day 3: On the third and last day of this tour, you have three options to choose from:
1. Moderate off-road riding to visit several Akha villages around the Muang Sing valley.
2. Or take the main road back to Luang Namtha.
Included in above prices:
• Bicycles and support vehicle
• Local English-speaking guide
• Two nights in a guest house
• Meals: as stated (two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners)
• Government tax and service charges
• Drinking water
Not included in above prices:
• Tip and other personal expenses
What to bring?
Hat, sunscreen, extra set of clothes and shoes, mosquito repellent, warm clothes for the evening (Nov-Mar), rain jacket (if rainy season), money to buy handicrafts and extra drinks.
Book for more than 10 people, contact us directly
Meet at the Suti Tour Office in central Luang Namtha for a 9am departure.