Luang Namtha’s Nam Ha river

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The most common river people kayak down in Luang Namtha is the Nam Tha river. This river has many small rapids and villages to visit and is an easy (grade 1) river to kayak. If you kayak with a company that really goes into the Nam Ha NPA (i.e. not behind Luang Namtha township where there […]

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Night Market Sessions – Auntie La’s Whiskey

Even at first glance it’s clear that the night market in Luang Namtha has a lot to offer. Once drawn in by the noise and smells erupting from the many stalls, you quickly become a part of the vibrant communal atmosphere which sees everyone seated in the centre of the market tucking into whichever of […]

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15 Reasons Why Luang Namtha Province Is The Best Of Laos

Luang Namtha trekking

After traveling all around Southeast Asia, Laos is definitely a highlight for many, but for us coming back to Luang Namtha really hits home that this northern province is the best of Laos! Here’s why: 1. We have the BEST roads in Laos making transit far easier than the rest of the country and self […]

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Tribute to the Yellow Moth

  Exploration of local biodiversity starts even before you set off to one of the many tours available in the surroundings of Luang Namtha. Today we would like to introduce to one of the small creatures that you’ll spot anywhere if you only stop for a second and look around. Arthropods, insects and spiders in […]

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Go for the real local culinary experience

Hang out at Luang Namtha’s night market and enjoy local food and drinks You cannot leave Luang Namtha without spending at least one evening at Luang Namtha’s night market. If you want to experience an authentic local night out, this is the place to be. The night market of Luang Namtha opens every single day […]

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A Luang Namtha River Experience

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You really should consider a kayaking trip on your South East Asia holiday to northern Laos. Here in Luang Namtha for most of the year the days are warm and sunny and its nice to take to the water for an outdoor adventure passing through impressive dense and uninhabited jungle, stopping at different ethnic minority […]

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Luang Namtha: Jungle Food Central

It’s a fact; Luang Namtha as well as being the most ethnically diverse province in Laos also has the most diverse range of dishes and ingredients; many of them coming directly from its vast jungled mountains. Any Lao person can walk into Luang Namtha’s jungle and come out 10 minutes later with an armful of […]

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Luang Namtha’s Valley Of Rice Is Very Nice

Most cities in the world have public parks with grass, a few ponds, maybe some ducks; all very landscaped and not really very natural looking…boring! Here in Luang Namtha, our “public park” (not to be confused with our huge jungle clad national protected area) is a dead flat 30 square km series of rice paddies  […]

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An Authentic Village Experience Like No Other

Many people who come to South East Asia seek to find that unique cultural experience of an idyllic little village tucked away in the misty jungle clad mountains where people still live the way they have for thousands of years…living in bamboo and grass huts, hunting and gathering in the forest and growing seasonal crops… […]

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Rice Planting Season

Luang Namtha rice planting season

May and June represent rice planting season here in Luang Namtha, and also marks the beginning of the most beautiful time of year here. The planting of the rice itself is incredibly hard work – the fields need to be turned, re-shaped, water needs to be channelled in, the small plants are planted, and then […]

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