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1 Day Trek Phuo Mot & Ancient Ruins

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Start-Finish: Vieng Phoukha town or Luang Namtha town
Duration: 1 day
Departure: 9:00 AM daily from Vieng Phoukha; 8:00 from Luang Namtha town
Difficulty: Easy walk through fields, forest on small foot paths

Trip Overview
Easy trek takes you through district forest conservation area, Khmu village, in the morning you will see many kinds of births and afternoon visit the conservation area ‘Ku Vieng’ ‘Mahapot Stupa’ and Vat Mahapot “the Ancient city and temple”.

Itinerary
Morning-Nature Trail. Approx. 2 hours
The best viewing of birds departure is at early around 8:30 am, for those who prefer a relaxed pace departure is after breakfast, arrive at Ban Num Mang, a traditional at Khmu village, where our village based guide joins us, from Num Mang, we ascent through rice fields and district forest conservation area. A top the mountain ridge, referred to as ‘MockMooch’ (a mountain) in Khmu language, we sit and take time to absorb the sights and sounds of the forest, this is area attracts many bird species with its fruit-bearing fig trees, which provide an abundant food source. Local guide will help you to recognize sights and sounds of bird, as well as tracks of wild animals. Moving through the forest, you will learn about common plants used by the Khmu people, the guide collects edible plants to add to the picnic lunch in the forest.

Afternoon-Explore the Ruins. Approx. 2 hours
In the afternoon, the descent from the conservation area to the plain takes us to the site of the Ancient city and temple, ‘Ku Vieng’ ‘Mahapot Stupa’ and Vat Mahapot, follow the map of  the ancient temple area and price together its history, imagining the civilization that dominated this area more than four-hundred years ago. There should be enough time in the day to travel onwards to the Thai border at Huay Xai if you choose.
Booking:
Nam Ha Hill Tribe Eco-Trek

Mobile: +856-20-99 44 00 84 (English Speaking), 55 08 68 87
E-mail: trekvpk@hotmail.com
Website: www.trekviengphoukha.com
Update: 15 Dec 2013