Travel guide to Northwest Laos



Travel preparation


Best time to visit

The best time to go to the Northwestern part of Laos is from November to February. This is when it rains the least and when it is not too hot. In the mountains, May and July can be pleasant as well. The monsoon is from July to October, and most of the roads are washed away at that time.

Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in Denmark (summer time), it is 17.00 in this area. When it is 12.00 in Denmark (wintertime), it is 18.00 in this area.

Culture and entertainment

The biggest festival in the Northwestern part of Laos is Lao New Year in April, when the whole country is celebrating.

Accommodation / Hotel

There are lots of guesthouses and hostels in the area. Most are in the medium class but it is also possible to find something very cheap. Book your hotel in Northwest Laos here

Local transport



There are three wheeled motorbikes as taxies in most cities in the area.

Other transport

In many places of the Northwestern part of Laos, you can get around by boat on the rivers. The best thing is to ask in each city whether boats are sailing and where there sail to.
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