Luang Namtha’s Nam Ha river

Luang Namtha south east asia travel

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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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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A Luang Namtha River Experience

Laos kayaking, Luang Namtha kayaking, South East Asia kayaking

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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An Authentic Village Experience Like No Other

A way of life that can no longer be found in the west

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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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Luang Namtha Trekking Experience.


Luang Namtha now has a reputation as being one of South East Asia’s premier trekking destinations. Choosing from one of the many tour operators (12 at last count!) in Luang Namtha town and the many different tour options on offer can be a minefield…this article is intended to help you to make a good choice: […]

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Dry Season in Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha Attractions

The dry season, usually between November and April, is the busiest time of year in Luang Namtha. People mostly come for the main attraction of the area; trekking and kayaking in the Nam Ha NPA. When the jungle is drier and the temperature is cool makes dry season ideal for these activities. Dry season here […]

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10 Reasons To Choose Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha's ethnic diversity

Laos is a very spread out country so, if you come to Laos for a holiday there are many options of places to visit. This is why you should seriously consider choosing to come to  Luang Namtha in the countries far north: 1. The food! The food of forested northern Laos is some of the […]

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Nam De Waterfall

Nam De Waterfall in Luang Namtha, Northern Laos

About 5 minutes out of Luang Namtha town is a pretty waterfall named Nam De, meaning Good Water.  It’s a popular place to visit because it’s so close to town yet so far away – once there you feel like you are a million miles from any kind of modern conveniences and you’re surrounded by […]

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Welcome to Luang Namtha Guide


Hello!!  Our names are Andrej and Karen Brummer.  We have been in Luang Namtha now on and off for about 7 months.  We are totally, utterly in love with this place, and want to stay here as long as we can.  Before our first time here, we spent time on the internet searching for information […]

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