KWANG SI WATERFALL WALK (LONG LAO TREK) Take this great 4- to 5-hour alternative walking route to Kwang Si Waterfall, and trek to Hmong and Khmu villages, green forests and mountain tops before arriving at the falls. Village guides are available to enhance the experience by explaing the natural and cultural sites along the way.
Depart Luang Prabang in mid-morning for a 30-minute drive to Ban Nong Heo, a Khmu village where the village guide joins the group to lead the trek.
Hike through community forests and farming fields for 1.5 hours to Ban Long Lao, a Hmong village, to rest and enjoy a family-style Lao lunch prepared by the villagers.
After learning about traditional Hmong textile production, trekkers climb through thick forests to the top of a mountain offering excellent views of the surrounding area.
Descend from the hills to a natural spring for a brief rest and afternoon swim. The trail then arrives at the famous Kwang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang's most popular natural site. Return to Luang Prabang by car in the late afternoon.