North of Attepeu
A rewarding hike
What we say:
This makes for a rewarding hike heading north towards Pak Song and Sekong. Follow the main road out of Attapeu for about seven clicks until you reach the sharp bend across from the bus station.
You could do this bit by tuk tuk and get off at the sharp right turn. A sandy track carries straight on towards the plateau. Keep going straight on for about four to five kilometres and at the intersection half way along, don't turn left – keep straight and follow the sign to Ban Khong Huang.
The road turns to the right, crosses a bridge and you arrive at a large village. Turn left into the village and follow the path through the village until you arrive at the foot of the plateau – a motorbike can take you most of the way.
The path leading up through woods is reasonably easy to follow will take you a good couple of hours to reach the top so take plenty of water -- the village at the foot sells neither food nor water.
The forest gets lush at the top and there is a great view over the Sekong valley to mountains in the south.
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