Trek to Akha hill-tribe village – Laos

A couple days hiking between villages on the Laotian-Chinese hill-tribe border region, staying in the village of the Akha people. I went with a local guide and a Swiss backpacker to stay overnight, eat, and drink lots of Lao-lao – strong clear spirit – as the locals gathered around us in a dimly-lit hut to drink – get drunk, and sing traditional songs.


This particular village had just opened to tourism and the people were very fresh to us foreigners (in 2008).




Travels in Laos – 2008