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Nam Kat Waterfall

Nam Kat Waterfall, a tourist attraction 23 kilometres away from Oudomxay, is a stunning place surrounded by an untouched, exquisitely pristine forest.

Compared to the other waterfalls in Laos, Nam Kat Waterfall is considered small — the single-tier falls may be disappointing, but by the moment you get there, you have been so enthralled by the forests that you have no time to compare. On the way to the falls, via a trekking tour, guests will have the chance to enjoy a ride on 4-wheeled motorbikes and pass through 13 wire-suspended bridges. Since the place isn’t swarmed by tourists, Nam Kat Waterfall is a great place to relax, take a break, and also to meditate.



Nam Kat is located in Oudomxay,  Laos, 23 kilometres from the town centre.


Opening Days and Hours

You can access the waterfall anytime.


Entry Fee and Bookings

A trip to Nam Kat Waterfall is included in several tours with prices ranging from USD 20 to USD 120 per person.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Oudomxay via Lao Airlines or Lao Airway.
  • If you’re part of a tour, a van will take you to Nam Kat Waterfall.


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers/Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups


Time to Spend

With the trek included, it’s best to allow a half day for your tour to Nam Kat Falls.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

For a better experience, schedule your trip to Nam Kat Waterfall during the summer months, usually November to March.



  • Trekking
  • Zipline



Tourists can find food choices in Nam Kat Yorla Pa, a nearby resort. However, bringing of packed food and water is also encouraged.


Nearby Attractions

  • Nam Kat Yorla Pa



Oudamxay has a number of decent hotels and guest houses that can accommodate you. Options include Amphon Hotel, Dan Savahn Hotel, DP Guesthouse, Indara Guest House, BKC Villa, and Charming Lao Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 250.

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