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As we passed through villages, we met lots of villagers and their kids. Although the people are very poor, they’re nice, welcoming, and friendly.

Trekking Into The Laotian Mountains To Live With The Hmong Hilltribes

While in Laos, I also did a bit of trekking in the mountains. Luang Prabang is a beautiful town, and is situated on the edge of the northern Laotian mountains, making it an excellent starting point for incredible trekking. I joined up with two friends, and together the three of us, as well as our local Hmong guide from White Elephant Adventures trekked up into the mountains.


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Overal, the trip was way too short, but a great intro to the hill tribe life, given the time I had. White Elephant Tours did a great jobs, and I’d certainly recommend them for future travelers. Additionally, it’s worth noting that I took a few hours upon my return to sit with the White Elephant guide staff and give them a quick field medicine overview. I was happy to be teaching some of my W-EMT skills in Laos!

Next… Hanoi

One comment

  1. Beckie Kang says:

    I also went to Laos. I got some shocking about the life pf Hmong tribes who atr living in the mountain. They are suffering from the food and clothing. I provided Korean Noodles (We can say Rameon) for children. I felt real sad to see their miserable life. Anyway, it looks so nice to review my trip by seeing your posting. Thanks a lot. From South Korea Beckie Kang

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