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

mrlefrog

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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.
Link removed

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)
Link removed

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)
 

DavidFL

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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
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mrlefrog

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Nov 17, 2005
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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
 

scot harper

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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 @##$.