D1 5:00 AM - Depart Thalang by boat
Take a traditional long-tail boat to Ban Nahao up across the Nam Theun 2 Reservoir and up the Nam Xot River. Have coffee and snacks on the boat.
D1 7:30 AM - Nahao - Navang villages
Check in at the visitor center in Nahao Village. Depart for Navang Village by motorbike or tractor (8km).
D1 8:30 AM - Arrive in Navang Village.
Meet your local guide. Take a break before starting your trek.
D1 9:00 AM - Trek to Nam Chae Camp
Trek from Ban Navang to Nam Chae Camp, passing through Fan Daeng and Thongsaat villages. The trail goes through fields, jungle and pine forests. The total distance is 14.2km. (For those who are not fast walkers or are behind schedule, take a motorbike or tractor transfer from Ban Navang to the start of the forest trail for 5.7km.)
D1 12:00 PM - Picnic Lunch in the Forest
Have a picnic lunch in the forest on the trail to Nam Chae camp.
D1 5:00 PM - Arrive at Nam Chae Camp
Set up tents or hammocks at the Nam Chae camp. Enjoy a barbecue dinner made by local guides. Sit around the campfire and enjoy the stars above.
D2 5:30 AM - Listen for gibbon calls
Listen for the beautiful calls of the endangered white-cheeked gibbon from the surrounding jungles.
D2 6:00 AM - Breakfast
Have an early breakfast to save time.
D2 6:30 AM - Look for Red-shanked Doucs
Trek along the Nam Chae River looking for Red-shanked Doucs in the canopy. The trail leads to Ban Hang-Nam Chae Substation, 9.8km.
D2 10:30 AM - Lunch at Ban Hang - Nam Chae Substation
Have a lunch at the Ban Hang-Nam Chae Substation (patrol unit base).
D2 11:30AM - Mountain Hike to Navang
Hike the last leg of the trail, with a steep mountain climb before passing through fields to Ban Navang.
D2 3:30PM Transfer from Navang to Nahao
Transfer by motorbike or tractor from Navang to Nahao village.
D2 4:30PM Return to Thalang
Return to Thalang by boat, arriving around 6:30pm.