Trekking Luang Namtha part II.
It was raining hard during the night and we were happy that the thin roof made of leaves held together and we woke up dry. Trekking the next day was not easy because the ground was slippery from the rain and there were a lot of leeches! I get leech paranoia when I see one 🙂 I was happy when we came to the village of Chinese origin – Khmong tribe. People were friendly and we even treated ourselves with a beer.
We were greeted with several kids who wanted to play but wanted candy even more 🙂
Our guide wasn’t really of much help so we walked around the village and observed the people doing their chores and kids playing. They don’t speak English so they were just smiling. Niongzhou. Hello.
While this village seemed more organized then the last one the houses are still quite basic. The construction is better but the kitchen is still black from the open fire and the white cats are all ashy. The toilet is, again, everywhere! Do you know how hard it is to find a toilet in the village where they have tons of kids running around or pigs who want a snack? It’s hard 😀
Later in the day it started to pour (little bit of hail, too!) so we retreated inside and read. After a good night’s sleep finished our trekking after 3 more hours walking on the dirt road. We were lucky to have a very unique experience without tourists.
You can read about our first part of out Luang Namtha trekking here.