Trip 03 Dec to 11 Dec 2005 - VTN to H Xai

Discussion in 'Laos Road Trip Reports' started by mrlefrog, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. mrlefrog

    mrlefrog New Member

    Hello the list,

    Find below my planing to be done on 1150 GS

    1/ I read most of the tips that are really great,
    but I do not see much (or I did not find[8D]) about the
    exit on Huay Xai,
    what doc to give where and what is the opening times
    of Lao and Thai customs[?]

    2/ To you who have experience in Lao
    would you find this schedule too heavy ?
    Shall I cut the trip to Phongsawan and stay longeur
    in L.P. ?

    Thank you in advance of your tips

    Bertrand

    Bkk 27 Nov 2005

    From 03 Dec to 11 Dec 2005

    3/12 Bkk – Udon – Nong Khay (560+60 = 620 Km)
    Meeting 08h00 Dept 08h30 from Total Viphavadi Rd
    Hotel in Nong Khay

    4/12 Dept 8h00 to Custom
    Pass Thai + Bridge + Lao
    Gourmet Lunch in Vientiane
    (French restaurant Nadao will be closed so Silapa or Cave de Chateau ?)
    13h00 Get out by Rd 13 or 10 Dir Paxan – Thakhek – Savanakhet
    Turn left in Rd 10 at Don Noun
    - Tha Ngon
    - Phongmang
    - Napheng
    - Left to Keune Kang
    - Kagnoung (Pak)
    - Thalat
    - Phonemy
    - Phonhong
    - Turn right in Rd 13
    - Hin Hoeup
    - Vang Khi
    - ThaHeua
    - Vang Vieng – (4 hours)
    Hotel Vang Vieng - Xayoh Riverside Bungalows
    Tel +856-23-511 088 Mob K Vong +856-20-0579-28-74

    5/12 Around Vang Vieng – Hotel Friend of Xayoh

    6/12 dept 09h00 to Phonsavan (6-7-8-9 hours – via Xaisomboune – off road ??)
    Check if Rd is open at Lao National Tourism Authority in advance
    Tel +856-21-21-22-48 or 212-251 Fax 212-769
    Also Xaysomboum S.2 Mobile +856-20-990-15-89
    - Rd 13 Dir Vientiane
    - At Tha Heua - Left into Rd ???
    - Dir Pha Volo – Xaysomboum (80 km)
    - Nam Pheung
    - Keomouanga (1915 Metres)
    - Tha Viang (60 Km)
    - Xiang Khong
    - Mouang Khoune (50 Km)
    - Rd 10 Lat Houang
    - Phonsavan (33 Km – Total 223)

    Or by the road 13 + 7 via Phou Khoun (6 hours) 240 Km +/-

    Hotel – Phu Chan Resort (@ USD 30)
    Tel/Fax +856-61-312-264

    7/12 Dept 09h00 to Louangphabang (6 Hours)
    Take Rd 7 Dir Phou Khoun – 1.500 metres (112 Km)
    Turn Right in Rd 13 dir Louangphabang (121 Km)
    Hotel – Villa Maydou Tel +856-71-254-601 Fax 254-605 (85 USD) need map to go to.
    www.villaeuangpa.com

    Alternative Hotel - Hotel 3 Naga

    8/12 dept 09h00 to Udom Xai (3 Hours) 196 Km
    Lunch at Udom Xai
    Dept to Luang Nam Tha (4 hours)

    Hotel – Boat Landing Guest House Tel +856-86-312-398 Fax 312-239 (!!! Not Booked)
    www.theboatlanding.laopdr.com

    9/12 Dept 08h00 Luang Nam Tha to Houayxay Lao Border – Thai Chiang Khong
    (8 hours) 196 Km

    10/12 08h30 dept to border pass Lao + Boat + Thai
    Night in Chiang Rai or May

    11/12 Chiang May – Bkk 700 Km

    Map Michelin Thailand 751
    Map Lao to buy in Vientiane (Red color) by GT-Riders (New edition)
    Octane booster
    Dust Masque
    Warm cloth + rain gears
    (times are taken from Bus information – shall be shorter)
    Lonely Planet “Laos” January 2005 – 5th edition.

    Thanks to
    Jean Paul Duverge www.asiasafari-laos.com/us/
    Sh vv
    John Somers & Secretary (visa Thai-Lao)
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Bertrand
    In reply to your 2 questions:

    QUESTION 1
    I read most of the tips that are really great, but I do not see much (or I did not find ) about the exit on Huay Xai, what doc to give where and what is the opening times of Lao and Thai customs.

    ANSWER 1
    You hand your bike import docs back into the customs office as you leave.
    At Huay Sai / Chiang Khong the customs hours of business are regular office hours Monday – Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm; but don’t expect any service after 4.30 pm! Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays.

    QUESTION 2
    To you who have experience in Lao would you find this schedule too heavy ?
    Shall I cut the trip to Phongsawan and stay longeur in L.P. ?

    ANSWER 2
    If you’ve never ridden in Laos the schedule might be a bit heavy.
    However if you have good experience riding long hours on demanding twisting winding narrow steep mountain roads – dirt & asphalt – then it “might” be ok.

    Please don’t forget to make a road & trip report after your ride.
    (I know there's more than 1 of you guys, so no excuses! Please put something back in, thank you.)

    Davidfl
    Keep The Power On
     
  4. mrlefrog

    mrlefrog New Member

    David Tks for the answer,

    So I cut off the Phornsawan loop as I must be in Friday at custom.

    Yes I will give feed back.

    Bertrand
     
  5. scot harper

    scot harper Ol'Timer

    berty, remember to stop an smell some roses, allow 15 min a day, 16 if you slow down.
    have a great trip an post some pikkies, you , the bike , lao kids loa beer lao wiskey.
    Bye for now .....Scott..envious as @##$.
     

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