From Luang Namtha to Phogsali
19th July, 2008
I would like to know which is the faster way to get Phongsali from Luang Namtha.
I would like to avoid to pass by Oudom Xai:
Luang Namtha --- Oudom Xai ( 4-5h Bus)
Oudom Xai---- Phongsali ( 8-12h Bus)
#1 Posted: 19/7/2008 - 18:29
21st October, 2006
Total reviews: 4
At least 67
only ways i know that bypass Udomxai:
(1) once, some guys rode a trail that branches off eastwards from the Luang Namtha-Udomxai road & ended up at Ban Boun Tai. took 2-3 days, they did it by bike, very very rough trip, not easy to find food, & they had to spend a night or two in villages they found along the way.
(2) take the Luang Namtha-Mengla bus into China, then at Mengla i think there is a Phongsaly bus. but, only for China & Lao citizens. & i was told that China citizens from certain provinces may not be allowed by their own government to cross at all.
i don't mind Udomxai, nice views from top of two hills, nearby Muang La is pretty, good place to stock up on kip before heading into Phongsaly, & can guarantee a seat for the long journey on the Phongsaly bus if get to the bus station early enough.
alternative to Udomxai-Phongsaly bus: take a bus to Muang Khua, then a boat to Hat Sa, then another bus (~2h) up to Phongsaly town.
#2 Posted: 21/7/2008 - 10:59
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|Travel info Luang Prabang -Luang Namtha-Mouang Khoua ...||5||4656||16 Dec 2010|
|getting to Luang Namtha /Muang Sing/maybe Huay Xai from Luang Prabang ...||3||6015||3 Nov 2008|
|Itinerary Advice: Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha & Phongsali ...||2||1374||3 Nov 2013|
|suggestions for travel from Luang Namtha to Luang Prabang ...||1||3669||9 Feb 2009|
|Transport Luang Prabang to Luang Nam Tha (Namtha) - Bus VIP Minivan ...||6||8985||9 Aug 2008|
|Bus from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha ...||1||4511||16 Dec 2009|
|bus from Huay Xai to Luang Namtha ...||1||4205||17 Aug 2010|
|Getting from Luang Namtha to Chiang Mai on 1 day? ...||3||3002||8 Jan 2012|
|Fly to Luang Prabang or Namtha from VTE ...||1||1799||18 Oct 2010|
|Luang Namtha Photographs ...||15||2446||16 Aug 2010|