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Nam Ha National Protected Area (Laos)


Lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and mysterious caves await in Nam Ha National Protected Area, Laos. Trek alongside ethnic minorities, kayak the turquoise Nam Ha River, and discover a world of diverse wildlife, from soaring birds to elusive tigers.

Nam Ha National Protected Area

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Nam Ha National Park, a 2224 km2 wilderness haven. This verdant sanctuary, one of the most easily accessible in Laos, is home to an exceptionally rich flora and fauna, including the cloud leopard, an elusive feline.
Beyond its breathtaking scenery, Nam Ha invites you to an authentic encounter with local ethnic communities, including the Lao Huay, Akha and Khamu. Since 1999, a rigorous ecotourism plan has been in place to ensure that your exploration takes place with respect for tradition and the environment.
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What to see and do in Nam Ha National Park

Hiking: Let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking views that are offered to you: green forests as far as the eye can see, crystal-clear rivers winding between the mountains and majestic peaks that blanket the sky.
Kayak: Glide on the waters of the Nam Ha, enjoy the silence of nature and admire the wild beauty that surrounds you, while letting yourself be lulled by the tranquility of this unspoiled haven of peace.
Wildlife Observation: Meet the exceptional wildlife that populates the park. From gibbons to melodious songs to Asian black bears and a multitude of exotic birds, a fascinating spectacle awaits you.
Encounter with the communities: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Laos by visiting the ethnic villages nestled in the heart of the park. Meet the friendly locals, chat with them and discover their ancestral traditions and authentic way of life.
Good to know
  • Best time to visit: The dry season, from November to April, offers ideal conditions to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Opening hours: The park is open all year round, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Entrance fee: Admission to the park is 30,000 Laotian kip (about 4 USD) for foreigners.
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