The Classic is the best option to spot gibbons (3 days, 2 nights)
The Classic Tour is the best option to see or hear gibbons. It is also our easiest trek, with one to two hours of reasonably hilly access walk. It is therefore recommended for trekkers from 8 to 65 years old and in good physical condition.
You will choose how you want to spend your time, there is no strict schedule and guides will accompany you to your treehouse and around for trekking and ziplining. This option usually enables gibbon encounters when they are in the area.
Your group of up to eight people depart Houaysai office soon after 8 am for three days and two nights in treehouses scattered within the Nam Kan National Park. The return time on the last day is between 3 and 4 pm.
In the rainy season (mostly from July to September) visitors should be in better physical condition as trekking is more challenging on muddy trails. Parts of some treehouses may also get occasionally wet. Finally, the time actually spent in the canopy will be shorter than in the dry season as a result of longer walks.
The access walk to the treehouse can exceptionally take up to five hours. During or after very heavy rain, the 4x4 might not make it to the end of the track. This additional walk actually happened only a few times over the years.
However, the rainy season is the best season to explore and observe biodiversity with all its colors and sounds and to discover amazing flora and fauna species mostly active during that time. Those who choose this period are always rewarded.
What to bring : head torch, walking shoes, mosquito repellent, binoculars, raincoat (rainy season)
Note: The Classic is closed between Aug 15th and Sep 15th.