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Timings : 8 AM to 5 PM

Time Required : 4 to 5 hours

Entry Fee : 10,000 LAK or 1.5 USD per person. 50,000 LAK for a guide(which is recommended). Group tours cost around 30 USD or more depending on the size of the group.

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Nam Kat Waterfalls, Udomxai Overview

Nam Kat is a natural Waterfall located in Phou Hiphi national conservation forest near Ban Faen village in Oudomxay Town in Northern Laos. It is a small waterfall compared to others in the region, but is a popular destination among the locals and tourists who come here for hiking on the bamboo bridges and fantastic views of the landscape from the top of wooden skywalks.

The hike to the bottom of the waterfall is adventurous and beautiful, where you will do a series of climbs and descents amidst hills. Later, you will walk over more than ten bamboo bridges or skywalks in the last leg of the hike, witnessing lovely views of the waterfalls and the surrounding forests.

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Tips

  • It is best to avoid hiking to the base of the waterfalls if you are visiting during the rainy season. 
  • There are a few options for food and drinks in restaurants and cafes near the falls, which are expensive. It is better to carry your food and picnic.
  • There are no public toilets and ATMs near the waterfalls. It is recommended to carry some cash.
  • Carry umbrellas, spare clothes to change into if you plan to swim and good hiking shoes if you plan to trek to the bottom of the waterfalls. 
  • The path is slippery and dangerous, so be cautious of your steps. It is better to start early to make your way back before sunset.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Nam Kat Waterfalls is during the rainy season between August and November when water levels are at their best. If you want to hike to the bottom of the falls, visit from October onwards when the rains subside.

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