North Laos - 5 Day Rally Ride

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  1. cypress

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    Hi guys,

    if youre looking for a rally style track in north laos have a look at my GPX-files.
    To give you a rough idea about the terrain i add some pictures.

    I did that ride in April with a CRF250L.

    Make sure to have enough gasoline and water on Day 2 (Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw).
    There is some pretty awesome track inbetween which is a bit technical and you wont find any villages for a while.
    Single trail and rocky terrain, but no problem if youre a experienced rider (also with a GS).

    I could handle all the water crossings in April, there are a lot. So always be ready to return.

    The other days you will find rally style offroad tracks trough a great environment.
    Daily trips can be done easy if you start early. Usually i started about 8am.

    Big cities: Luang Prabang and Vientiane
    Hostels: Enough

    Was my first time in Laos and I loved it.

    If you have any questions let me know.

    Crossing from Thailand into Laos at Houayxay
    1 Day Houayxay to Luang Namtha
    2 Day Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw
    3 Day Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang
    4 Day Luang Prabangto to Phonsavan
    5 Day Phonsavan to Vientiane

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    1 Day Houayxay to Luang Namtha

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    2 Day Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw

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    Nice report Cypress, looks like you enjoyed your first ride in Laos.

    I like this photo. Looks great through here.
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    Great photo of my favourite town in Laos. Nothing better than sunset beers in Nong Khiew.
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    Really good five day route, well done.

    Thanks for the write up.

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