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  • fishtails04

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    i am trying to plan my itinerary for n. laos and have to be more organised than usual to get to luang prabang by a given date to meet a friend.
    i would appreciate any help with the rough journey times for the following route:

    into muang khua from dien bien phu in vietnam, i should arrive aroundlunch time i think?

    up to phongsali via udomxai - iwould like to take a boat from muang khua up to phongsali, skipping udomxai, but am i right in thinking the river might be too low at this time of year?

    phongsali back to udomxai (8 hrs by bus, i think, thanks to advice already posted here)

    udomxai to luang nam tha (half a day by bus?)

    luang nam tha to the gibbon experience (and where exactly is it?!! i have emailed them for details but no reply)

    giibons back to luang nam tha and then down to luang prabang ( someone has just posted about this bit so i will check the boat landing as recommended)any idea how long this boat would take?

    thanks a million for any help you can give me,
    cheers
    fishtails

    #1 Posted: 8/2/2008 - 17:55

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  • Lam_merison

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    1. from Muang Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua u 've to catch a day bus that run 4 bus/week(Muang Khua to Dien Bien Phu)
    2. yeab u can catch the boat from Muang Khua to Phongsali but sometime u 've to hire a boat (boat may leav when full)
    3.yeab phongsali to UDX spend 8 hr.
    4.UDX to LNT there is day and night bus, for day bus it may start at UDX but night bus it run pass UDX and u have to waiting( time schedule may change normally
    5.& 6. No information but I used to go to LPB from LNT spent around 8 hr.

    Luang Nam Tha bus timetable

    #2 Posted: 10/2/2008 - 11:03

  • Lam_merison

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    #3 Posted: 10/2/2008 - 11:05

  • wanderingcat

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    hi Lam_merison:

    could you please drop me an email at y_i_n_g at mailcity dot com? thank you!

    fishtails: have answered you on another forum...

    regards,

    wanderingcat

    #4 Posted: 12/2/2008 - 08:19

  • Lam_merison

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    wandercat if u can
    drop me at Lam_merison at ya hoo dot com

    #5 Posted: 13/2/2008 - 22:51

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